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Police Union Claims Rewarding Peaceful Officers Will Kill Cops

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John Liu (CC BY 2.0)

(ANTIMEDIA) Los Angeles, CA — This week, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced the initiation of a new award intended to encourage police officers to find more peaceful resolutions to conflicts. The honorary medal was widely praised, but one group took severe, predictable offense to the gesture. A local police union, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, issued a scathing criticism of the new award — offering hollow talking points implying police officers should continue to be allowed to use violence whenever they choose.

At a meeting with the Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday, Beck announced the new “Preservation of Life” award. The honor will be one of the highest given to officers, alongside the medal of valor, and is intended to reduce the number of police-involved shootings and deaths. As Beckexplained, the award was inspired by an officer who wrestled a suspect rather than shooting him.… Read the rest

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Are LA Gangbangers Fighting in Syria?

Via CNN:

Two men claiming to be Los Angeles-area gang members have posted a video showing them firing rifles in Syria’s civil war, apparently fighting on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

In the profanity-laced video, the two men fire rifles from behind a cinder-block wall at “enemigos” — enemies — though the camera never shows an enemy in the distance. The two men often refer to “gang-banging” and their “homies,” and one of them displays gang hand gestures and tattoos.

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