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Old 08-24-2009, 06:52 AM
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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Originally Posted by Full-Blooded American View Post
Essentially, the LAPD is a quasi-military force for the upper class, which is why the LAPD will respond to burglaries, carjackings, or anything else that can threaten the quality of life for the rich, but not to illegal immigration which hurts the middle and working classes.
i think you're wrong about the LAPD being responsible for illegal immigration...

HOWEVER i get your point about illegal immigration not being addressed properly because... the goal is to hurt the working classes... especially minority people who were born here (ahem not from illegal parents).

i don't know about middle class. i think that disappeared about... 5 years ago. the middle class is what... households earning more than $100k/yr?

if middle class is households are under $70k i'll be more in agreement. just not sure if that's enough money for so. cal. middle class lifestyle anymore.

i can't say i've had rough experiences with police. i've gotten speeding tix & warnings. they can be... accusatory when they don't need to be. having a tendency to insult may just be from stress... perhaps they enjoy putting a civilian on the defensse for strange kicks...

they have a rough job. i wouldn't want it. i'm grateful for their presence. i don't take a little jack-assiness too personally.

the time i got a warning for speeding, the officer looked over his shoulder at me & said something from his speaker horn with a snarky tone as he got back into his car: your license tags are out of date.

my heart skipped a beat but he didn't come back & write me up. all's well that ends well.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:48 PM
Location: West Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by RobE View Post
A lot of my life I have had hair down to the middle of my back, typical surfer hippie SoCal guy. Never, ever had a problem with the LAPD. Never had any contact at all with them all the times I have been in L.A. Never even had one look crosseyed at me.
Well you're rather lucky. My friends and me used to get harassed by the LAPD simply for having long hair and looking like rock/metal musicians.
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