Tuesday, April 05, 2011

LAPD Not to Be Taken Too Lightly, or Too Seriously

LAPD, as a Demigod of Los Angeles, is a Jealous Demigod. He doesn't like to be trifled with. He doesn't like to have His authority questioned and most of all, He doesn't want His minions attacked.

The only thing necessary to disrupt the lives of thousands and to destroy a neighborhood in Los Angeles is for someone to shoot a cop. Once again, a cop was shot (this time not by himself) and the whole of the LAPD surrounded a neighborhood and proceeded to destroy a house. LAPD has a new toy. It's called BatCat, it cost over a million dollars and weighs 39,000 pounds.

Cops responded to a domestic violence call and one of them was shot at the door. Bad news. Certainly the kind of thing that deserves a heavy response from the police.

SWAT, a bunch of cops wearing nazi helmets and body armor, took over the scene, not having any illicit poker games to raid at the moment. Then comes the heavy stuff: Not being content to just warn folks of the danger in the neighborhood and telling them to stay indoors and keep their guns handy just in case, they kick people in the surrounding area out of their homes and send them......where? Away!

Despite SWAT having many excellent snipers, and despite several reported appearances of the madman iat the windows of his house--with his rifle and sometimes firing at police--no sniper even too a shot at him.

Comes the BatCat. As if waiting to try out this new toy, the police do nothing until it arrives. They set it to tearing the house apart one wall after another. The mind boggles. Apparently, in spite of the wanton destruction, they didn't find the guy right away. They finally sent in a robot camera in and they found him dead on an apparently intact bit of floor

They still haven't said whether he was shot by police or whether he shot himself. I'm guessing the latter.

I'm also wondering: if they hadn't found him in his now ruined house, would they have taken the awesome BatCat to tear up the house next door? Knowing LAPD's penchant for overkill, as seen in several events over past decades, anything is possible.

Sometimes I think I stay here to observe all the Los Angeles excesses.

There ain't no government like no government regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Goose Stepping Through Woodland Hills

Yesterday a cop was shot. He wasn't hurt severely; he had a bulletproof vest under his uniform (Btw, if any of us "little people" wear a bulletproof vest, we're automatically suspected to be criminals. It may not even be legal.) Within minutes, some 350 LAPD storm troopers cordoned off a 7-square-mile area of the West San Fernando Valley, sealing thousands off from their homes and their children's day-prisons. Sealing more thousands into the area, unable to go to their homes elsewhere. 9000 students were locked down in their prisons (as if that's not the case during every weekday).

All because one cop was shot--not severely injured.

There was a time, not so long ago, that when a crime was committed, and a criminal was sought, police were able to investigate, search, find and arrest the suspect without bothering normal, uninvolved people. I know police aren't encouraged to use their minds much anymore, but I thought this was America! Or was.

I have a theory. The theory scares me, but starts to make more and more sense, the more I think about it.

What if some agency--probably federal--wants to try out sudden martial law? What if the officer was a volunteer and the shooter was really a police marksman to set up the scenario? What if the purpose is to see how urban sheeple will react to a federal takeover?

The bought-and-paid-for local media were out in force, in the aftermath of the atrocity, gauging the attitudes of the victims, both adult and student. Needless to say, most of the kids were mugging into the lenses of the tv cameras, "Were you scared?" Big smile, "A little." Most of the adults were miffed at not being given any news about their kids, or not being able to get home but, "If somebody's shooting people, the police have to do what's necessary to catch him."

Well, Woodland Hills fails the test miserably. When the lizards come to Earth for food, they can park their ship over Woodland Hills, because the sheeple there will line up, single file, to march into the ship's freezers for the trip back to the lizard planet. Without a fight; without a whimper. No need to bring the temperature down gradually, so no one will suspect until it's too late. They won't.

And if it's the federal government, that's ok, too!

People should not be afraid of their government; government should be afraid of the people!

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Theft, Theft and More Theft

Stalag California, in its ongoing program to separate every productive resident from every dollar he earns, has increased the cost of traffic citations by $4. The claim is that this $4 is earmarked to help pay for emergency services, seems quite modest compared to some increases.

It's still a tax increase.Tax increases are supposed to (by law) be approved by referendum, but that law is followed only if they can't justify calling it a fee. One might wonder how many of those heavily covered police chases are caused by the ultra-high traffic fines. A year or so in jail, which rapidly becomes two weeks in light of jail overcrowding, might seem far preferable to some than four- or five-figure traffic fines.

Drive carefully, as if your livelihood depends on it!

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California