I guess the police departments get a lot of volunteer overtime to arrest protesters armed with palm fronds.An unidentified (click title to entry -thank you) Occupy LA protestor sweeps the steps of Los Angeles City Hall with a palm frond as another speaks using a bull horn in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stated Friday that it is time for the campsite to be dismantled, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday. (AP Photo/Phil McCarten)...
Los Angeles has two major gang districts with a fairly good circumference so those in the middle of the action of little to nothing to fear from the police. They are mostly 'no go' zones and the violence spills out into the city from the drugs, prostitution and otherwise. Not to diminish the danger to the LAPD there is a memorial to the officers that have died while in the line of duty.
Jejuan Rumph, 39 (click here for the LA Homicide report)Died Nov. 9, 2011
Jejuan Rumph, a 39-year-old black man, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 10 days after he was shot near Figueroa Street and Redondo Beach Boulevard in West Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Rumph was shot several times in the upper torso on Oct. 30, sheriff’s officials said....
Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters, (click here) 1st Street. The wall consists of brass plates and weights approximately 11,000 pounds. The Memorial wall was built with private funding from the Los Angeles Police Foundation. Architecture firm Gensler donated their services to design the sculpture. As of late 2009, there were 202 names of LAPD officers killed in the line of duty inscribed on the tablets.
In addition to police officers that die are citizens that fall victim to the violence from these areas of the city.
The point is, there has never, not once, been a show of force anywhere near the size of the operation against #Occupy in the sincerely dangerous districts of Los Angeles. I find it completely hideous that the Los Angeles Police Department is called in for 'a sanitation problem' and/or a 'political embarrassment' issue.