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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:36 PM

 

DOJ: LA Sheriff's Dept. Unlawfully Targeted Blacks

Source: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies in two desert cities northeast of Los Angeles unlawfully targeted blacks living in public housing, subjecting them to unnecessary stops and seizures and using unnecessary force even when people were handcuffed, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday after a two-year investigation.

Federal authorities released the findings of a two-year investigation into the Sheriff's Department's Lancaster and Palmdale stations in Mojave Desert, about 70 miles north of Los Angeles. The report was in response to complaints made by some minority residents who moved to the area and said they were met with discrimination by law enforcement and government officials.

The report found the nation's largest sheriff's department engaged in a "pattern of unreasonable force" and investigated only one misconduct complaint out of 180 made by residents over a one-year period. Despite the findings, federal officials were encouraged by the response from Sheriff Lee Baca.

"While our investigation showed significant problems in LASD's Antelope Valley stations, we are confident that we will be able to reach an agreement that will provide meaningful and sustainable reform," said Roy Austin Jr., deputy assistant attorney general.

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Purveyor Jun 2013 OP
askeptic Jun 2013 #1
JI7 Jun 2013 #2
Purveyor Jun 2013 #3
JI7 Jun 2013 #4
frylock Jun 2013 #5
Judi Lynn Jun 2013 #6

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:14 PM

1. So who's going to jail?

Because you can bet plenty of those unjustified stops led to jail for some. This is the problem, only the plebes go to jail...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:17 PM

2. does this belong in breaking news ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:51 PM

3. Why shouldn't it? eom

 

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:59 PM

4. it was meant in a sarcastic way

because it's something that anyone who isn't lying to themselves already knows to be true.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:44 PM

5. fuck tha police

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:08 PM

6. It's great to know they've been reminded there can be oversight, after all.

It would work out better if this investigation brought on some deeply serious remedies.

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