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The need for greater mutual aid radio communications


The Station Fire has caused the need to once again re-evaluate the need for a communications system. Radio communications for the most part must be reevaluated so that all public safety participates can communicate freely with one another during any major disaster event. In the Station Fire, there were two firefighters that died. However, to say that better mutual aid radio communications could have saved their lives would be wrong, but the need for a better system may help to prevent future incidents, especially when life is the key.

Going after the real killers

LA Times

A bill regulating sales of ammunition for handguns would save lives.

Lawmakers push for arson registry


The deadly Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest is renewing a push from California lawmakers for a national registry of convicted arsonists. Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein filed legislation that would establish the registry. It complements a similar bill backed by Reps. Mary Bono Mack, a Republican, and Adam Schiff, a Democrat, which has been in a House Judiciary subcommittee since March.

Governor's prison plan seeks more time to reduce inmate population

Los Angeles Times

Schwarzenegger's proposal is submitted to federal judges Friday evening, only hours before the deadline.

Grand jury indicts couple who bragged about shoplifting

Los Angeles Times

San Marcos parents of 3 toddlers admitted on the 'Dr. Phil' show that they had roamed several states and stole mostly toys, selling them on the Internet and making as much as $1 million.

Police divers in San Pedro search for gun pointed at officers by robbery suspect

LA Times

A Los Angeles Police Department dive team was searching Saturday for a handgun that was likely tossed into the ocean just off Point Fermin Park in San Pedro by a robbery suspect who tumbled down a cliff with a police dog during a chase, authorities said.

LA council panel splits over new police hirings during budget talks

Daily News

A Los Angeles city panel split Monday over whether to recommend going ahead with plans to hire a new class of police recruits as the city grapples with a $405 million shortfall and tough union talks.

L.A. Considers Police and Fire Layoffs

KFI AM 640

Police in L.A. could face layoffs and furlough days because of the city's budget problems.

LAPPL response to L.A. Times editoral


In response to a Los Angeles Times Editorial on September 15, 2009 regarding the furlough of police officers (read below), LAPPL President Paul M. Weber has submitted the following response to the LA Times:

L.A. council OKs plan for layoffs, furloughs

LA Times

The Los Angeles City Council moved forward Wednesday with a plan for layoffs and furloughs but declined to end discussion over a proposal to give employees early retirement, leaving that question to its labor negotiators.

LAPD officers are fired on by 2 men during foot chase

Los Angeles police are investigating an incident in South Los Angeles in which two fleeing suspects fired at officers, officials said. The officers were not injured and two men were arrested in connection with the shooting, which occurred about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday near 67th Street at 11th Avenue. Police were pursuing a car when the driver stopped and jumped out with another man and both fled on foot. After a short distance, both suspects began shooting at the pursuing officers. The officers did not return fire, and the suspects eventually were taken into custody. Investigators also recovered an unspecified weapon.

Behind The Badge: LAPD Holds Academy For Community


The LAPD's Community Academy holds educational courses for citizens, demonstrating what an average day is like for the men and women behind the badges.

L.A. officers rescue baby held at knifepoint

LA Times

In one arm, she held a 4-month-old infant. The other hand wielded a knife. As traffic sped by on 7th Street just west of Hope Street early Tuesday, several Los Angeles police officers surrounded Malika Johnson, 33, but the volatile nature of the situation demanded calm.

City Council Vote

City News Service
Still unable to reach a deal with employee unions, the City Council voted unanimously today to move ahead with a plan to reduce the city's $405 million deficit by eliminating 926 positions and requiring thousands of employees to take furlough days beginning Sept. 28.

L.A.'s top financial advisors oppose early retirement plan

LA Times
The city's administrative officer and chief legislative analyst say the proposal would be devastating to the city unless labor unions offer more concessions. They suggest more layoffs and furloughs.

Police asking full council to get involved

Daily News
The Los Angeles Police Protective League, seeking to avoid the problems plaguing firefighter union talks, turned to the full City Council on Friday with a private appeal to get involved with contract negotiations. In a letter, hand-delivered to each council office, the police union asked all members to begin raising questions about the status of contract talks and override the Executive Employee Relations Commission and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to reach a settlement.

L.A. labor pact could be in jeopardy

LA Times

Some city leaders say Los Angeles cannot afford to allow 2,400 employees to retire up to five years early with full benefits with the city facing a $400-million shortfall. A final vote is scheduled Tuesday.

Every 9/11 anniversary a reminder of grief, healing

LA Times

The attack on the Pentagon eight years ago transformed many lives. "It changed me as a person. I have a far greater appreciation for the spirit of people in a time of need," says an Army chaplain who was there that day.

About face! Former pet shop owner makes the grade with LAPD

Daily News

Since embarking on his new career path in March, Curt Logan has been called "the old man" or even "grandpa."

Many say LAPD's new chief should come from within

Daily News

As the city considers hiring a successor to departing Police Chief William Bratton, the consensus at a public meeting Thursday night was the ideal candidate would follow Bratton's examples and would come from within the department.

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