4 comments on “LAPD Doesn’t Want To Offend Anyone – So They Get Hurt Instead

  1. I would be interested to know what police official made that decision and what they based it on. Did they come up with the idea all by themselves that riot helmets would escalate the situation but the batons and other riot gear would not or did someone else give them that advice? Did they hear that idea at some seminar or school?

    The next issue is are they going to be held accountable for making that decision? The council member asking for an investigation will help, but sometimes these situations are defused and forgotten over time until the next officer gets hurt.

    Supervisors will make mistakes but a situation where their decisions run counter to policy and established practice should not be ignored.

  2. I agree completely. I was wondering who gets in “trouble” for a bad decision like that. My experience is that the higher you are in the chain of command the less accountable you are. Seems upside-down, but true.

  3. I agree completely. I was wondering who gets in “trouble” for a bad decision like that. My experience is that the higher you are in the chain of command the less accountable you are. Seems upside-down, but true.

  4. The linked article said: “Top LAPD commanders said their main priority was the safety of officers. But they maintain that the tactics officers use for crowd control should be based on the specific situation. Many situations require tactical gear, they said, while others might not.”

    What utter BS!

    The typical Left Coast bull that Political Correctness trumps all is what got this cop’s head hit, and the head of whoever made this decision should roll, as he/she is directly responsible for this otherwise preventable injury!

    What a load of crap!

    Crowd control requires tactical gear. Period. End of discussion. If the crowd can’t emotionally handle tactical gear, then need not to form a crowd.

    406 OUT

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