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July 6 2020 Episode 128

On a Wing and a Mayor

Increasingly dire numbers for LA’s COVID-19 outbreak, and another walkback for LA Al Fresco. The LA County Sheriff comes even more unglued. Upheaval at the LA Times. And some progress made in defunding the police.

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FROM THE BLOG
by Hayes Davenport
June 14, 2020

On Friday, in an interview with The Appeal, Mayor Garcetti was asked if he would push to ban the use of tear gas by LAPD. He replied:

“Yeah, we don’t use tear gas so we don’t need to, and it’s not part of our policy, and we don’t have that. We haven’t done that in over 50 years.”

Here’s video of what he said.

He seems kind of PO’d that he’s even being asked about this. Who can blame him? Tear gas is banned by the Geneva Convention for use in war. If I were falsely accused of using tear gas I would probably be upset. And Garcetti knocks down the entire premise with three very direct statements.

It’s not part of our policy.We don’t have that.We don’t use tear gas/We haven’t done that in over 50 years.

But these statements… are they true?

IS TEAR GAS PART OF THEIR POLICY?

A week ago, the LAPD released a statement clarifying their Use of Force Policy in response […]

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