Uphold the law. Break the law. Whatever. LAPD officer accused of having sex with teen cadet is charged with weapons crimes – LA Times
Investigators seized more than 100 firearms, including assault rifles and inert grenades, sources with knowledge of the investigation have said. Sources said many of the weapons had been illegally modified and are not legal to own under California law.
The original arrest was part of an investigation into “teen cadets” that apparently stole police cars, radios, tasers and other such things. (I wonder what the stated goals are of that program for teens – probably not achieving those goals.)
A search of the house turned up the weapons. And while I’m sure that the California laws are crazy, the police are supposed to uphold the law, not consider themselves above the law.
That is an understatement… Reseda Homeowner Scares Off Intruder With Gunshot « CBS Los Angeles
A Reseda homeowner on the 6600 block of Silvia Avenue awoke around midnight to hear the intruder enter through the backdoor of his home. He quickly reached for his handgun.
One shot missed, but the would-be bad guy ran like a rabbit. Guess he wasn’t expecting armed-self-defense in the People’s Republic of California.
If you break into houses, you will eventually find an armed resident. This should surprise no one. Self-defense is a human-right.
Not often juries convict cops. Los Angeles sheriff's deputies found guilty in jail beating – Elkhart Truth.
The three were found guilty of “deprivation of civil rights and falsification of records.” Two were also convicted of conspiracy to violate constitutional rights.
“An individual who carries a badge and a gun and who uses their authority and power to violate people’s constitutional rights — as was the case here — is one of the worst kinds of criminals and should be brought to justice,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Lizabeth Rhodes, one of the three prosecutors on the case.
The guy they beat up wasn’t a convict or even being held pending trial. He was there to visit someone.
There was a culture where deputies were to arrest anyone who “looked” suspicious, didn’t show the officers enough “respect,” etc. This resulted in unreasonable searches, unlawful arrests, falsified reports and unjustified force. And all of that is why the Feds are investigating the LA Sheriff’s Department.
So what happens when you make it more financially attractive to be off-work on workers-compensation leave? A culture of workers' comp abuse at the LAPD and LAFD – LA Times.
It doesn’t help that state law has created a perverse incentive to stay off the job — sworn personnel get 100% of their salary and pay no state or federal taxes while on leave, meaning they can earn more money at home than at work.
Only in California.
When you ask them anonymously, in surveys, they say that most of the leaves are not justified.