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A new scandal in L.A.. IKR? Do they really need another one? See below:

Source was Shannon Bream news on Fox late last night. No link available yet.

The Sheriff's Department in L.A. now has an internal gang of police officers called The Banditos. They have their own special tattoo. They are stating that they are not a gang, they are a club, but their behavior is that of a gang.

If their brother officers do not join their gang, they are targeted for violence. One gang member who holds a job as a police officer severely beat a fellow officer for attempting to report them.

Gang police members have even gone so far as secretly removing the shells from the guns of non-gang member officers in hopes that they will be killed in the line of duty. If a non-gang police officer calls for back-up, the gang police officers refuse to show up as back up.

The lawyer for the non-gang police officer who was beaten states that L.A. can not handle this or deal with it in any way, and suggests that the FBI will have to be called in to control the situation.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F Best Comment
I knew a couple of guys that worked in my area one summer. Their father was a police officer here and he decided to move the family to Victorville, CA...more money and a lot of scenic things to do and see in California. That lasted about 2 years...they said that the police force was so corrupt that if an officer didn’t eventually go along with the bribes and stealing that they’d set them up to get caught for something they didn’t do. So he moved back here.

hlpflwthat · M
You're not finding anything because you or Shannon Bream have the story wrong. The 'Banditos' are members of the [b]Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department[/b] - not the LAPD. But cliques are nothing new in large law enforcement groups.

I'd guess this article from yesterday's LA Times was the source for FOX's story.
4meAndyou · F
@hlpflwthat I apologize. Usually if I post I double check my story against an article to be sure it is accurate, but I really do thank you for the correction and the link.
hlpflwthat · M
@4meAndyou I think if you read this you'll see that this is not at all a 'new scandal' as much as FOX might wish it so. The current incident started back in September.
4meAndyou · F
@hlpflwthat Wow! First I have heard of it! I have a friend here who is a former police supervisor, and I think of other police or sheriff's office officers as being similar sorts of people...good intentioned, sensitive, intelligent and kind.

It almost hurts me physically thinking about people working in such a field where you have to trust your lives to one another, and they are going to turn around and stab you in the back or try to get you killed.

It would be like being a soldier, and knowing your fellow soldiers were trying to shoot you.
UckfayOuyayOotay · 46-50, M
So now there's a some truth to that old joke that the name of the oldest, toughest and best equipped gang in SoCal is called LAPD? Oi vey 🤦‍♂️
4meAndyou · F
@UckfayOuyayOotay The gang is fairly new.
Quetzalcoatlus · 46-50, M
LAPD has has that going on for decades. Nothing new
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4meAndyou · F
@sludgefeastII People who must fling insults because they aren't really intelligent enough to make a point verbally are usually blocked by me.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
@sludgefeastII Hey, since you control the climate, move that hurricane away from Louisiana, folks will appreciate your thoughtfulness
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4meAndyou · F
@remindjeff I looked for a link, but it's not on google.

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