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This article is cross-posted from with permission of the author Matt Fleischer. Read his other reports on LA’s violent and abusive criminal justice system here and here.


LASD insiders say that, for years, Undersheriff Paul Tanaka—not Lee Baca—has ruled the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department though a system built of favoritism, pay-to-play campaign donations, and loyalty rewarded over competence—and the jails scandal is one of the results.


December 13th, 2011 | Comments (15)

Max Blumenthal: How Israeli Occupation Forces, Bahraini Monarchy Guards Trained U.S. Police For Coordinated Crackdown On "Occupy" Protests

When a riot squad from the New York Police Department destroyed and evicted the “Occupy Wall Street” protest encampment at Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan, department leadership drew on the anti-terror tactics they had refined since the 9/11 attacks. The NYPD deployed “counterterrorism measures” to mobilize large numbers of cops for the lightning raid on Zuccotti…

December 2nd, 2011 | Comments (63)