Remembering working the LA Riots
Those were interesting times, I only had 2 years on the PD, had just wheeled to my “off probation” division – Northeast (NOE), and was a PII dog. PII dog, is police vernacular for being a full fledged police officer and not a “boot”, which is police vernacular for an offer that is “brand new”.
I’ll never forget, we worked four deep to a car and we always responded to events in the South End of Los Angeles in groups of 4 cars. That was a couple of years before I made motors.
I wonder what that “Denny” fella is up to today? If you remember, he was that truck driver that was ripped out of his truck and beaten within an inch of his life. I think I recall, Reginald at some point, apologizing to those criminals that beat him, which angered me (if memory serves)…
Now for some Real Estate news 🙂
I have a feeling that we are going to spend some time absorbing the local Santa Clarita Culture. Maybe go to the Valencia Town-Center mall, have a walk around and go to Wokcano and have Sushi.
On second thought, I may try to take my family to the “Kings” in Calabasas.
Either way, with the exception of the my “daily” internet routine and updates, I am going to do my best to take the entire day off… We’ll see…
The following are the latest headlines from the SCV Signal Newspaper, there are some doosies:
Today in the SCV: Sunday, April 29, 2012
Cleaning up after cuts
The ’92 riot: Revisiting a dark day in LA history <— This writer, Connor MacIvor(me), was working North East Division LAPD, I had a couple of years on the job when the riots started. In fact, I was on a day off and called in by our Watch Commander. We went to 12 hour A/B shifts and worked 4 to a police car. I’ll never forget it 🙂
Chaperones among new Secret Service conduct rules
Discretion program a mixed bag for immigrants
TMC notebook: Season winds down for two
Prep soccer: Weiner verbals to Fresno St.
Hart’s Riley Stauffer: Beyond the glory
Prep baseball: Cents find their ways
Prep baseball: Not so easy for ’Cats