It's true. I'm skeptical too, and fine, point fingers at corruption. But what I won't accept is people getting on here, saying - "Oh, it's the LAPD / US Government / my old neighbor, so we don't have to believe it." Then if you say something that doesn't agree with their own viewpoint, you are a pig, and it all comes down to being the fault of the damn LAPD once again. No need for us to do anything to clean up our own act.Cold Bear wrote:Willie I personally appreciate what you're saying but we have the right to be skeptical about how crime is defined and combatted in major cities. You can fight fire all you want, but put it like this...the ones pointing the finger at corruption (the people in this thread) are not the ones you got to be worried about. They are not instigating anything but simply pointing out major faults in an organized unit. Their disbelief at a reported crime is miniscule compared to crimes committed against innocent people by both sides.
Point out the major faults with the LAPD all you want. We can believe that they hire bloods, kill people, traffick drugs - and it's all true. But it's also true that it doesn't reflect on all of the officers who are out there trying to do a descent job. But then we can't believe that individuals in a gang would rape someone's sister and use that to pressure them - not in any circumstance?
The last laugh on all of us is while we're typing away, this LAPD document is giving middle-class Californians another reason to crucify 'gang members' and lower-class minorities and lock people away for years. So Grape Street has a problem that they need to address in their own community. I'd love to see it happen. Prove them wrong and get politically active! Make the community a better place to be and ENFORCE A TRUCE FOR GOOD.