All posts tagged: Los Angeles

Brazen daylight robbery in LA reveals the root of California’s problem

A brazen daylight robbery in Los Angeles reveals the root of the problem of what is going on in California. The Daily Mail writes that six women entered Ulta Beauty Salon during a smash and grab and looted bags full of perfume and cosmetics while the alarm blared and customers watched. Thieves have targeted the store multiple times. The telling moment is that two of the thieves didn’t even bother to wear masks. This is because they have absolutely no fear of being arrested. If caught, they will be out on the street within hours. This is because LA County has a left-wing District Attorney, George Gascon, whose progressive soft on crime policy combined with a law that treats any thefts below $950 as a misdemeanor has led to a crime wave in California. Commenting on the theft, one LA county detective said, the maximum penalty they would receive would be the equivalent of a traffic fine. In other words, it’s just part of the cost of running a criminal enterprise in California. READ: Brazen …

Why did Los Angeles increase police funding?

Despite the fact, the Los Angeles Democrat Mayor Eric Garcetti vowed not to increase police funding, promising to divert any increases to other worthy causes, he dutifully raised his hand in support as the city council unanimously voted to increase the police budget. The city’s law enforcement departments had originally asked for $11 million, but for some reason the city coughed up $36 million. I wonder why Garcetti changed his mind? The Blaze explains: In the first two months of 2021, Los Angeles Police Department officers have fielded 88% more reports of shots fired than the same time period in 2020. Gunshot victims in L.A. are up 141% versus last year, and homicides are up 39%, according to Crosstown, a nonprofit news organization based out of the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. There were 15 hate crimes reported in Los Angeles in 2020, up from seven reported in 2019, according to the Los Angeles Police Commission. To combat the wave of violent crime, the California city has voted on Thursday to increase police …

Did hypocritical L.A. City councilor call police 8 times?

On July 1, 2020, Democrat Los Angeles city councilman, Mike Bonin, voted with 11 other members of city council to reduce the spending of the L.A. police department by $150 million. But what Bonin didn’t want everyone to know is that since April he or someone from his office had called the police for help eight times. The Daily Wire explains: A member of the Los Angeles City Council voted to cut $150 million out of the Los Angeles Police Department’s $1.8 billion operating budget. But, according to a new report, the LAPD has been called to his home eight times by the councilman or a member of his staff since April 4. Fox News reporter Bill Melugin was the person who exposed Bonin’s undercover police activity: As soon as the information was released, Bonin immediately denied making the calls. The police responded: READ: L.A. City Councilman Voted To Slash Police Budget. LAPD Called To His Home Eight Times Since April.

Violence, chaos, fires, death as city mayors fiddle

Ancient writers claimed that Nero played his fiddle as Rome burned to the ground in 64 AD. Despite these stories, many modern historians state it never happened. But if you want evidence that it did, you only have to watch America’s city mayors in action. Not only are some mayors standing back and allowing the rioting to take place by hamstringing their police, others have actually voiced their support and one mayor even participated in a riot.

No irony here?

One more from the “do as I say, not as I do elitist crowd.” Apparently, Democrat Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez has been pushing to defund the Los Angeles police force. In fact, Martinez was the person who introduced the motion to reduce police spending in LA by $150 million. Meanwhile: The Daily Wire writes: “The private security detail infuriated some members of the force when Martinez became one of the council members to spearhead a motion to cut $150 million in funding to the LAPD’s budget,” Brunell reported Monday. “Multiple LAPD sources confirmed the units were directed to provide 24/7 security beginning April 4 at Martinez’s home, almost always staffed by two officers. As of May 6, we’re told the detail decreased to 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. with roving patrol checks overnight.” One police officer noted: “It’s kind of ironic. Here she is demanding $150 million be reallocated from the police budget, but yet she has security at her house by the Los Angeles Police Department.” READ: Top L.A. Democrat Pushed …