Chief William H. Parker greatly reformed and streamlined the LAPD, Parker's reforms had the effect of making LAPD a paramilitary body. Daryl Gates was picked to be the chauffeur for Parker. Today Gates is considered the father of SWATAnaheim mayor demands federal investigation after cops kill two men in two days
The mayor of Anaheim, California is asking for federal assistance in an investigation of the local police department after law enforcement officers shot and killed two men in separate incidents over the weekend.Anaheim police kill another man, cops filmed firing on women & children at protest
(PHOTOS, VIDEO)85 shots: US cops use more ammo per man than Germans per year
Eighty-five shots: That’s the total number of bullets German police used in all of 2011, Der Spiegel reports. But what does it say when US cops use as much ammo to bring down one man as German cops need to keep the peace nationwide?Police brutality story heats up: Anaheim PD faces evidence-buying claims
Witnesses to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Anaheim, California say officers offered to buy up cell phone footage of the brutality that followed. The circumstances of the shooting are currently under investigation.POLICING FOR PROFIT
The majority of prohibitionists profit on the drug war,
... and that is their only motive. DdCMoney Grubbing Dung WorriersForfeiture $quadsDAREyl SWAT Gates LAPDog Perversions
"Casual drug users should be taken out and shot."
-- Daryl DARE Gates - Former LAPD Chief
In the war against narcotics, Chief Gates contributed a concept and program of historic significance to law enforcement through his creation of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program.
Gates is considered the father of SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics), which established specialized units dealing with hostage rescue and extreme situations involving armed and dangerous suspects.
"A violently active, intrepid,
brutal youth that is what I am after...
I will have no intellectual training.
Knowledge is ruin for my young men."
-- Adolf Hitler,
quoted by John Gunther "The NationSWAT tries to take down Internet meanie; raids grandma instead
An Evansville, Indiana SWAT team recently attempted to execute a search warrant that was issued to make an example out of an anonymous Internet user who made malicious remarks on the Web. Instead, they destroyed the home of an innocent grandmother.Cops use rubber bullets and release dog on protesters
In the wake of Diaz's death, roughly 200 people gathered to protest police brutality and pelted cops with bottles.
Police attempted to break up the crowds firing beanbag rounds and tear gas. A shocking video of the riot shows women and children amongst the panicking demonstrator, fleeing for cover.
Footage shows a police dog slipping from an officer’s hand and taking down one of the protesters and biting his arm before being brought under control.
“They just released the dog, and I had my baby and my stroller,” resident Susan Lopez told local television channel KCAL.
Demonstrations have raged in Anaheim since Saturday afternoon when Diaz died of his wounds after being shot by cops.
On Sunday enraged protesters stormed the local police station amid chants of “no justice, no peace” and "cops, pigs, murderers."
Two officers spotted three men, one of whom was Diaz, acting suspiciously in an alleyway, the police's account of the story says. The men tried to run from police, but one of the officers gave chase and fatally shot Diaz next to an apartment complex.
A video showing the moments right after the shooting has emerged on YouTube. The video also shows that Diaz’s head was covered in blood, raising doubts about whether the police’s actions were justified. There have also been complaints online that police did not do enough to help the wounded Diaz, who apparently was still twitching at the beginning of the video.
The video’s description says that the witness who took the video has chosen to remain anonymous over fear of reprisals.
A policeman levels his gun at protesters.
Police fire rubber bullets at protesters.
Demonstrators carry off a boy injured in the ensuing panic.California Cops Are Trained 'Marijuana Is Not A Medicine'
A recent court case in San Diego has revealed some California police officers are basing their sworn court testimony in medical marijuana cases on badly outdated, legally inaccurate information.Anger Spills Over at Killing of Kathryn Johnston
Johnston got off one shot, the bullet missing her target and hitting a porch roof. The three narcotics officers answered with 39 bullets.Another drug war victim - Tarika Wilson
On Friday, 26-year-old Tarika Wilson, single mother of six, who was shot twice by SWAT officers in her home and killed. Her one-year-old son was also shot as she held him and will survive. Two dogs were shot and one died.More Drug War Victims.R.I.P. Rachel Morningstar Hoffman, Victim of the Drug WarSNITCHThe Murder of Peter McWilliamsRainbow Farm Massacre
Ashley Villareal, 14, shot to death in her car outside her home by DEA agents. Xavier Bennett, 8, shot to death in his home. Veronica Bowers, 35, and Charity Bowers, 7 months, shot down and killed in their missionary plane over Peru by drug enforcement operations. Patrick Dorismond, 26, shot to death by undercover drug police on the streets of New York. Tony Marinez, 19, shot to death while sleeping on the couch. Lynette Gayle Jackson, 26, shot to death in her bed by a SWAT team. Alberto Sepulveda, 11, shot to death by SWAT while lying face down on the floor in his home. Esequiel Hernandez, 18, shot to death by drug war Marines on U.S. soil while herding his family's goats.The Joseph McNamara Collection
Joseph McNamara is a former police chief in Kansas City, Mo. and San Jose, Ca.. He holds a doctorate in public administration and is presently a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
* Stop the War - A Former Police Chiefs Plea to the New Drug Czar
* America's Plague of Bad Cops
* Anguish in Blue Needn't Become Deadly
* Bombs and the Bill of Rights
* Cops on the Dole
* Cop's View of the Drug War
* End the War by Anthony Lewis
* Has the Drug War Created an Officer Liar's Club?
* Reinventing the LAPD
* The National Guard is Not a Police Force
* Code of Silence Must Come to an End
* Holding the Line Between Pursuit and Punishment
* Drug Peace
* Shootings by Police - Broken Trust
* NY Times Letter to the Editor - April 18, 1999
* cops against the drug war
* police chiefs question merit of drug policyGil Pruder R.I.P.Law Enforcement Against ProhibitionMaking Sure Drugs Kill
WE ARE speaking of a plague that consumes an estimated $75 billion per year of public money, exacts an estimated $70 billion a year from consumers, is responsible for nearly 50 per cent of the million Americans who are today in jail, occupies an estimated 50 per cent of the trial time of our judiciary, and takes the time of 400,000 policemen -- yet a plague for which no cure is at hand, nor in prospect.
~ Wm. F. Buckley Jr.