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Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they rode the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12.
African American, also referred to as Black American or Afro-American, is an ethnic group of Americans (citizens or residents of the United States) with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Alice Stebbins (June 13, 1873 – August 17, 1957) was the first American-born female police officer in the United States, hired in 1910 in Los Angeles.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." It works through litigation, lobbying, and community empowerment.
The AR-15 is a lightweight, intermediate cartridge magazine-fed, air-cooled Armalite Rifle with a rotating lock bolt, actuated by a piston within the bolt carrier or by conventional long/short stroke piston operation.
Arson is the crime of intentionally and maliciously setting fire to buildings, wildland areas, dumpsters, vehicles or other property with the intent to cause damage.
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.
In common law, assault is the act of creating apprehension of an imminent harmful or offensive contact with a person.
The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Atwater Village is a highly diverse neighborhood in the 13th district of Los Angeles, California, much of which lies in the fertile Los Angeles River flood plain.
Baldwin Hills is a highly diverse community and affluent neighborhood in South Los Angeles.
The M82, standardized by the US Military as the M107, is a recoil-operated, semi-automatic anti-materiel rifle developed by the American Barrett Firearms Manufacturing company.
The Benelli M4 Super 90 is an Italian semi-automatic shotgun manufactured by Benelli Armi SpA.
Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta (literally, "Pietro Beretta Arms Factory") is a privately-held Italian firearms manufacturing company operating in several countries.
The Beretta 8000 (Cougar) series pistols are manufactured by Beretta of Italy.
The Beretta 92 (also Beretta 96 and Beretta 98) is a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy.
The Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) is the police department of the City of Beverly Hills, California.
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood.
The Black Panther Party or BPP (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was a revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization active in the United States from 1966 until 1982, with its only international chapter operating in Algeria from 1969 until 1972.
Bloody Christmas was the name given to the severe beating of seven civilians by members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on December 25, 1951.
Blue Streak is a 1999 American buddy cop comedy film directed by Les Mayfield and starring Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Dave Chappelle, Peter Greene, Nicole Ari Parker and William Forsythe.
Blue Thunder is a 1983 action thriller film that features a high-tech helicopter of the same name.
Body worn video (BWV), also known as body cameras, is a video recording system that is typically utilized by law enforcement to record their interactions with the public or gather video evidence at crime scenes, and has been known to increase both officer and citizen accountability.
Boomtown is a U.S. television action/drama series produced by NBC.
The Boston Police Department (BPD), dating back to 1838, holds the primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth members and nearly one million adult volunteers.
Boyle Heights is a working-class, predominantly Mexican American, youthful neighborhood of almost 100,000 residents east of Downtown Los Angeles in the City of Los Angeles.
Brentwood is an affluent neighborhood in the Westside of Los Angeles, California.
The United States Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is a federal government agency belonging to the U.S. Department of Justice and a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System.
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.
State Route 42 (SR 42) was a state highway in southern region of the U.S. state of California, running along Manchester Avenue, Manchester Boulevard and Firestone Boulevard in Los Angeles and the cities south of it.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel is a first-person shooter video game developed by Techland and published by Ubisoft.
Canoga Park is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, United States.
Carthay is a half-square-mile, high-income, ethnically diverse, well-educated, older-aged neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California.
CBS News is the news division of American television and radio network CBS.
Century City is a 176-acre (71.2 ha) neighborhood in Los Angeles' Westside.
Changeling is a 2008 American drama film, written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, that explores child endangerment, female disempowerment, political corruption, mistreatment of mental health patients, and the repercussions of violence.
Charles Lloyd "Charlie" Beck (born June 27, 1953) is the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
Cheviot Hills is an affluent neighborhood of single-family homes on the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California.
The Chicago Police Department (CPD), is the principal law enforcement agency of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States, under the jurisdiction of the Mayor of Chicago.
A Chief of Police, also known as Police Chief or sometimes shortened to just Chief, is the title typically given to the top official in the chain of command of a police department, particularly in North America.
The Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is the head of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Christmas or Christmas Day (Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department, informally known as the Christopher Commission, was formed in April 1991, in the wake of the Rodney King beating, by then-mayor of Los Angeles Tom Bradley.
On February 3, 2013, a series of shootings began in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties in California, United States, in which the victims were law enforcement officers, their families, and civilians misidentified as the suspect.
Clemence Brooks Horrall (September 24, 1895 – October 4, 1960) was Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Police from June 16, 1941, when he succeeded Arthur C. Hohmann to serve as the 41st Chief of the L.A.P.D., to June 28, 1949, when he resigned under pressure during a grand jury investigation of police corruption.
A cold case is a crime or an accident that has not yet been fully solved and is not the subject of a recent criminal investigation, but for which new information could emerge from new witness testimony, re-examined archives, retained material evidence, as well as fresh activities of the suspect.
Colors is a 1988 American police procedural action crime film starring Sean Penn and Robert Duvall, and directed by Dennis Hopper.
The Colt 9mm SMG is a 9×19mm Parabellum submachine gun manufactured by Colt, based on the M16 rifle platform.http://www.colt.com/mil/SMG.asp.
Colt's Manufacturing Company (CMC, formerly Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company) is an American firearms manufacturer, founded in 1855 by Samuel Colt.
Columbo is an American television series starring Peter Falk as a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.
A commissioner is, in principle, the title given to a member of a commission or to an individual who has been given a commission (official charge or authority to do something, the noun's second meaning).
Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) was an elite but controversial special operations unit of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), tasked with combating gang-related crime.
CompStat—or COMPSTAT—(short for COMPuter STATistics) is a combination of management philosophy and organizational management tools for police departments named after the New York City Police Department's accountability process, and has since been implemented in many other departments.
Compton is a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States, situated south of downtown Los Angeles.
Crash is a 2004 ensemble drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis.
Crenshaw, also known as The Crenshaw District, is a neighborhood and district in the southwestern area of the city of Los Angeles, California.
The Crescenta Valley is a small inland valley in Los Angeles County, California lying between the San Gabriel Mountains on the northeast and the Verdugo Mountains and San Rafael Hills on the southwest.
Crime in Los Angeles has varied throughout time, reaching a peak between the 1970s and 1990s.
Crime Wave (also known as The City is Dark) is a 1954 film noir, directed by André De Toth.
Culver City is a city in western Los Angeles County, California.
Danièle Watts is an American actress, best known for her appearances in the TV show Weeds, and as a main cast member on the FX television series Partners.
Dark Blue is a 2002 film directed by Ron Shelton and starring Kurt Russell.
Daryl Gates (born Darrel Francis Gates; August 30, 1926 – April 16, 2010) was the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from 1978 to 1992.
Deliberation is a process of thoughtfully weighing options, usually prior to voting.
Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart.
Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, as well as a diverse residential neighborhood of some 50,000 people.
Draganflyer X6 is a commercial UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).
Dragnet is an American radio, television and motion picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners.
Duke Nukem 3D is a first-person shooter video game developed by 3D Realms and published by GT Interactive Software.
Eagle Rock is a neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles in the San Rafael Hills, Los Angeles County, California.
The Eastside of Los Angeles County, California, is a geographic region that includes the neighborhoods of Boyle Heights, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights within the city of Los Angeles and also East Los Angeles, California, an unincorporated area.
Echo Park is a densely populated neighborhood of 43,000+ residents in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America, based in New York City.
El Sereno (Spanish "the tranquil/serene one") is the oldest community in Los Angeles, California. El Sereno's history dates back 10 years before the City of Los Angeles is established.http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2009/09-1538_reso_6-23-09.pdf El Sereno is also Los Angeles' easternmost neighborhood.http://www.laneighbors.org/PDF/LA-Neighborhood-Services-Directory.pdf.
Barbara "Elizabeth" Linington (March 11, 1921 – April 5, 1988) was a prolific American novelist.
Elysian Park is the name of a municipal park and the adjacent neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theatre), and the Grammy Award (for music).
Encino is an affluent neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California.
End of Watch is a 2012 American crime drama film written and directed by David Ayer.
Eric Michael Garcetti (born February 4, 1971) is the current mayor of Los Angeles and a former member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 13th District.
Exposition Park is situated in South Los Angeles, California, in a rectangle bounded by Exposition Boulevard to the north, South Figueroa Street to the east, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the south and Menlo Avenue to the west.
The Fairfax District is a 1.23-square-mile neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, which simultaneously serves as the nation's prime Federal law enforcement organization.
Filipino Americans (Tagalog: Pilipino Amerikano) are Americans of Filipino descent and comprise about 3.4 million people, or 1.1% of the U.S. population.
The Financial District (Financial Core) is a neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles south of the Bunker Hill district.
The Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) is a gas-operated (short-stroke gas piston) self loading rifle with a rotating bolt |rate.
Forbes is an American business magazine owned by Forbes, Inc.
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods.
Gang Related is an American action drama television series that aired on Fox from May 22 to August 14, 2014.
Gangster Squad is a 2013 American crime film directed by Ruben Fleischer, from a screenplay written by Will Beall and starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn.
The Gangster Squad (later known as the Organized Crime Intelligence Division (OCID)) was a special unit created by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1946 to keep the East Coast Mafia and organized crime elements out of Los Angeles.
Gary Allen Feess (born 1948) is a former United States district judge.
George Mason University (also Mason), located in Fairfax, Virginia, United States, is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Glassell Park is a moderately diverse neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles, California, known for the high percentage of Asians and Latinos living there.
The Glock pistol, sometimes referred to by the manufacturer as a Glock "Safe Action" Pistol, is a series of polymer-framed, short recoil operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Glock Ges.m.b.H., located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.
The Glock 22 is a pistol manufactured by Glock.
Gothamist LLC is the operator, or in some cases franchisor, of eight city-centric blogs worldwide that focus on news, events, food, culture, and other local coverage.
The Government of Los Angeles operates as a charter city (as opposed to a general law city) under the Charter of the City of Los Angeles.
Grand Theft Auto is an action-adventure video game series created by David Jones and Mike Dailly; the later titles of which were created by brothers Dan and Sam Houser, Leslie Benzies and Aaron Garbut.
Grand Theft Auto V is an open-world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.
Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture.
The Harbor Gateway is a 5.14-square-mile, shoelace-shaped north-south residential and industrial neighborhood in the Los Angeles, California, Harbor Region, in the southern part of the city.
Heat is a 1995 American crime film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer.
The Heckler & Koch HK416 (HK M4, German M4 Carbine) is an assault rifle/carbine designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch.
The Heckler & Koch MP5 (from Maschinenpistole 5, "machine pistol model 5") is a 9mm submachine gun of German design, developed in the 1960s by a team of engineers from the German small arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH (H&K) of Oberndorf am Neckar.
Highland Park is a historic neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles.
Hispanic (hispano, hispánico hispánico, hispaniar., hispà) is an ethnonym to people of country heritage that speak the Spanish language, in some definitions, to ancient Roman Hispania, which roughly comprised the Iberian Peninsula including the contemporary states of Spain, Portugal, Andorra and the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.
Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (hispanos, latinos) are Americans descending from the countries of Latin America and Iberia.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Hollywood Boulevard is a street in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, splitting off Sunset Boulevard in the east and running northwest to Vermont Avenue, where it straightens out and runs due west to Laurel Canyon Boulevard.
The Hollywood Hills are a part of the Santa Monica Mountains and also a hillside neighborhood of the same name in the central region of the city of Los Angeles, California.
Hollywood Homicide is a 2003 American action comedy film starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett.
Hunter is an American police drama television created by Frank Lupo, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991.
The Inglewood Police Department is the police department serving Inglewood, California.
Inglewood is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, southwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Inherent Vice is a 2014 American stoner crime comedy-drama film.
Internal Affairs is a 1990 American crime thriller film set in Los Angeles about the police department's Internal Affairs Division.
Route 110, consisting of State Route 110 (SR 110) and Interstate 110 (I-110), locally referred to as the one ten, is a state highway in the Los Angeles area of the U.S. state of California, built to freeway standards.
The Ithaca 37 is a pump-action shotgun made in large numbers for the civilian, military, and police markets.
John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States, appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924.
John Randolph "Jack" Webb (April 2, 1920 – December 23, 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the radio and television series, Dragnet. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited.
Jackie Brown is a 1997 crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Lee Earle "James" Ellroy (born March 4, 1948) is an American crime fiction writer and essayist.
Jesse Rosenquist (26 August 1899, Martin, Tennessee, United States – June 1966, Los Angeles, California, United States) was one of the world's first police radio dispatchers.
Detective Sergeant Joseph "Joe" Friday is a fictional detective in the Los Angeles Police Department.
Joe Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, and Oakland Athletics from 1963 to 1984.
John M. Glass (1843–1925) was a mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Chief of Police of Los Angeles, California.
John G. Nelson was an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department who is considered to be the founding father of the SWAT concept.
Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr. (born January 22, 1937) is a bestselling American writer known for his fictional and non-fictional accounts of police work in the United States.
KABC-TV, channel 7, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
KCBS-TV, channel 2, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Kimber Custom is a model 1911 semi-automatic pistol.
KNBC, channel 4, is an NBC owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Koreatown is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California, centered near Eighth Street and Western Avenue.
KPCC (89.3 MHz FM) is a public radio station based in Pasadena, California.
KTLA, channel 5, is a CW-affiliated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
L.A. Confidential (1990) is neo-noir novel by James Ellroy, and the third of his L.A. Quartet series.
L.A. Confidential is a 1997 American neo-noir crime film directed, produced.
L.A. Noire (pronounced) is a neo-noir detective video game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games.
L.A. Rush is the 4th installment in the Rush series of video games.
LA Weekly is a free weekly tabloid-sized alternative weekly in Los Angeles, California.
Lakeview Terrace is a 2008 American thriller film directed by Neil LaBute, written by David Loughery and Howard Korder, and co-produced by Will Smith, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington.
The Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Division (ASD) is the airborne law enforcement program of the LAPD.
The Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division, also known as Metro, is an elite division within the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
The Rampart Division of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) serves communities to the west of Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) including Silverlake, Echo Park, Pico-Union and Westlake, all together designated as the Rampart patrol area.
Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced.
A law enforcement agency (LEA), in North American English, is a government agency responsible for the enforcement of the laws.
Law Enforcement Exploring also known as Police Explorers is a career-oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with local law enforcement agencies.
Law enforcement in Los Angeles County is conducted by a variety of law enforcement agencies.
Lennox is a census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as a mismatched pair of L.A.P.D. detectives and stars Mitchell Ryan and Gary Busey as their primary adversaries.
Life is an American crime drama television program created by Rand Ravich that aired for two seasons on NBC.
Lincoln Heights is considered to be the oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, outside of Downtown.
This is a list of law enforcement agencies in California, including local (city), county, and statewide agencies.
Looting, also referred to as sacking, ransacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging, is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe, such as war, natural disaster, or rioting.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.
The Los Angeles Airport Police Division (sometimes referred to as "LAWAPD" or LAXPD") is the largest police agency in the United States dedicated exclusively to 24-hour airport activities.
The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners also commonly known as the Los Angeles Police Commission is a five-member body of civilian-only, appointed officials which oversees the LAPD.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), sometimes referred to as the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office (LASO), is an American law enforcement agency that serves Los Angeles County, California.
The Los Angeles Daily News is the second-largest-circulating daily newspaper of Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles Fashion District is a design, warehouse, and distribution nexus of the clothing, accessories and fabric industry in Downtown Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles General Services Police was a law enforcement agency that provided police and security officer services to Historic Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles Convention Center and city parks, recreation centers, senior centers, Venice and other beaches, and recreational facilities having similar duties of the now also defunct Los Angeles County Office of Public Safety, which was absorbed into the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Los Angeles International Airport is the primary airport serving the Greater Los Angeles Area, the second-most populated metropolitan area in the United States.
The Los Angeles Police Department Memorial to Fallen Officers is a monument at located on an elevated plaza at the LAPD headquarters on 100 West 1st Street in downtown Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Police Department Mental Evaluation Unit (MEU), including the Systemwide Mental Assessment Response Team (SMART), is a component of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) that works with people suspected of having mental illness.
In civilian law enforcement, a Threat Management Unit (TMU) is a police department team that handles cases of harassment or stalking.
The Los Angeles Police Department Medal of Valor is the highest law enforcement medal given by the Los Angeles Police Department.
The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) is the labor union for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers up to the rank of lieutenant.
The Los Angeles Port Police (LAPP) is a specialized law enforcement agency at the Port of Los Angeles, under the control of the Los Angeles Harbor Department (WorldPort LA).
The Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) is a law enforcement agency in Los Angeles, California, whose duties are to provide police services to the Los Angeles Unified School District (thus, sometimes called L.A. Unified Police), also enforcing state and city laws.
The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.
Los Feliz is an affluent hillside neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California, abutting Hollywood and encompassing part of the Santa Monica Mountains.
M14 rifle, officially the United States Rifle, 7.62 mm, M14, is an American selective fire automatic rifle that fires 7.62×51mm NATO (.308 Winchester) ammunition.
The M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the.45 ACP cartridge.
The M4 carbine is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle.
MacArthur Park (formerly Westlake Park) is a park in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, named after General Douglas MacArthur and designated City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100.
Major Crimes is an American television police procedural series starring Mary McDonnell.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization that is the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
MalcolmX (May19, 1925February21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (الحاجّ مالك الشباز), was an American Muslim minister and a human rights activist.
May Day on May 1 is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures.
The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles is the official head and chief executive officer of Los Angeles, California.
Mexican Americans (mexico-americanos or estadounidenses de origen mexicano) are Americans of full or partial Mexican descent.
Mid-City is a highly diverse, very dense urban neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California, with renters occupying most of the housing space but also with notable districts composed of historic single-family homes.
Mid-Wilshire is a densely populated residential neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Midnight Club II is a racing video game developed and published by Rockstar San Diego (formerly Angel Studios).
Midnight Club: Los Angeles is a video game in the Midnight Club series of racing video games.
The Miracle Mile in Los Angeles, California, is an area in the Mid-Wilshire district and partially in the Mid-City West subregion consisting of a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) stretch of Wilshire Boulevard between Fairfax and Highland Avenues.
Mission Hills is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Barbara County, California, a short distance north of Lompoc on Highway 1.
Mob City is an American neo-noir crime drama television series created by Frank Darabont for TNT.
Mulholland Falls is a 1996 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and written by Pete Dexter.
Murder is the killing of another person without justification or valid excuse, and it is especially the unlawful killing of another person with malice aforethought.
Sherri Rasmussen (February 7, 1957 – February 24, 1986) was an American woman found dead in the apartment she shared with her new husband John Ruetten in Van Nuys, California, United States.
Murphy's Law is a 1986 thriller film directed by J. Lee Thompson from a screenplay by Gail Morgan Hickman.
The Nation of Islam (أمة الإسلام, abbreviated as NOI) is an Islamic religious movement founded in Detroit, United States, by Wallace D. Fard Muhammad on July 4, 1930.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the research, development and evaluation agency of the United States Department of Justice.
National Review (N.R.) is a semimonthly magazine founded by author William F. Buckley, Jr., in 1955 and based in New York City.
NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009.
New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
The New York City Police Commissioner is the head of the New York City Police Department.
The New York City Police Department (NYPD or NYCPD), officially the City of New York Police Department, was established in 1845 and is the largest municipal police force in the United States, having primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City.
Gino Floyd "Nino" Durden (born May 5, 1963), was a police officer in the elite Los Angeles Police Department Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) unit implicated in the LAPD Rampart scandal.
Non-lethal weapons, also called less-lethal weapons, less-than-lethal weapons, non-deadly weapons, compliance weapons, or pain-inducing weapons are weapons intended to be less likely to kill a living target than conventional weapons.
The North Hollywood shootout, sometimes also called the Battle of North Hollywood, was an armed confrontation between two heavily armed and armored bank robbers and officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in the North Hollywood district of Los Angeles on February 28, 1997.
North Hollywood is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles.
Northridge is a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California in the San Fernando Valley.
Numbers (stylized NUMB3RS) is an American crime drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23, 2005, to March 12, 2010.
The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. (ODMP) is a non-profit organization that maintains a website listing American, Canadian, central European, Australian, and New Zealander law enforcement officers, prison officers, and police dogs who have died in the line of duty.
A Los Angeles Police Department C.R.A.S.H. initiative that began in April 1987, Operation Hammer was a large scale attempt to crack down on gang violence in Los Angeles, California.
Pacific Palisades is an affluent neighborhood and district in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California, located among Brentwood to the east, Malibu and Topanga to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north.
Panorama City is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California, within the San Fernando Valley.
Parker Center was the headquarters for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1954 until October 2009 and is located in downtown LA.
Parkerizing, bonderizing, phosphating, or phosphatizing is a method of protecting a steel surface from corrosion and increasing its resistance to wear through the application of a chemical phosphate conversion coating.
The Pasadena Star-News is the paid local daily newspaper for Pasadena, California.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
The Phraselator is a weatherproof handheld language translation device developed by VoxTec, a former division of the military contractor Marine Acoustics, located in Annapolis, MD.
Pico-Union is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles.
Playa del Rey (Spanish for "Beach of the King" or "King's beach") is a beachside community in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California.
'Police brutality' is the wanton use of excessive force, usually physical, but also common in forms of verbal attacks and psychological intimidation, by a police officer.
Police corruption is a form of police misconduct in which law enforcement officers break their social contract and abuse their power for personal or department gain.
Police misconduct refers to inappropriate or illegal actions taken by police officers in connection with their official duties.
Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978.
Police Woman is an American television police drama starring Angie Dickinson that ran on NBC for four seasons, from September 13, 1974, to March 29, 1978.
Pope John Paul II (Ioannes Paulus II; Giovanni Paolo II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005), served as Pope from 1978 to 2005.
A pump-action rifle or shotgun is one in which the handgrip can be pumped back and forth in order to eject a spent round of ammunition and to chamber a fresh one.
Racial profiling is the act of suspecting or targeting a person of a certain race based on a stereotype about their race.
Racial quotas in employment and education are numerical requirements for hiring, promoting, admitting and/or graduating members of a particular racial group.
Racism consists of ideologies and practices that seek to justify, or cause, the unequal distribution of privileges, rights, or goods amongst, or otherwise exhibit hatred or prejudice towards, different racial groups.
Rafael Antonio Pérez (born 1967) is a former Los Angeles Police Department C.R.A.S.H. officer and the central figure in the LAPD Rampart Scandal, shot and framed Javier Ovando, and stole and resold at least $800,000 of cocaine from LAPD evidence lockers.
The LAPD Rampart scandal refers to widespread corruption in the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) anti-gang unit of the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division in the late 1990s.
A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country or state licensing body in order to obtain a nursing license.
Regnery Publishing in Washington, D.C., specializes in conservative books characterized on their website as "contrary to those of 'mainstream' publishers in New York." Regnery is currently led by president Marji Ross, who until 2003 served as vice-president under Al Regnery, son of the company's founder Henry Regnery.
The Model 700 series of firearms are bolt-action rifles manufactured by Remington Arms since 1962.
The Remington Model 870 is a pump-action shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms Company, LLC. It is widely used by the public for sport shooting, hunting, and self-defense.
Reseda is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California.
Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American neo-noir black comedy crime thriller that depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist.
Richard Joseph "Dick" Riordan (born May 1, 1930) is an American investment banker, businessman, investor, and politician who served as the 39th Mayor of Los Angeles, California serving from 1993 to 2001.
Rodney Glen King III (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American taxi driver who became nationally known after being beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991.
The Rush Hour film series is a series of Hong Kong-American martial arts/action-comedy films starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, directed by Brett Ratner, and distributed by New Line Cinema.
S.W.A.T. is a 2003 American action-crime-thriller film directed by Clark Johnson, and is based on the 1975 television series of the same name.
The San Fernando Valley (known locally and in surrounding areas as "The Valley") is an urbanized valley located in Los Angeles County, southern California, defined by the mountains of the Transverse Ranges circling it.
San Pedro is a community within the city of Los Angeles, California.
The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is a police department of the City of Santa Monica, California.
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States.
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is the principal law enforcement agency of the city of Seattle, in the U.S. state of Washington, except for the campus of the University of Washington, for which responsibility falls to the University of Washington Police Department.
A semi-automatic shotgun is a shotgun that is able to fire a shell after every trigger squeeze, without needing to manually chamber another round.
A service stripe, commonly called a hash mark, is a decoration of the United States military which is authorized for wear by enlisted members of the U.S. military to denote length of service.
Organisms of many species are specialized into male and female varieties, each known as a sex.
Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old African-American man, died from multiple gunshot wounds after being shot by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers in Florence, Los Angeles, California on August 11, 2014.
A shoulder mark, also called a shoulder board, rank slide, slip-on or epaulette, is a flat cloth sleeve worn on the shoulder strap of a uniform.
Silver Lake is a residential and commercial neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California, built around a city reservoir which gives the district its name.
The city of Simi Valley (from the Chumash word, Shimiyi), located in the eponymous valley, is situated in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, United States.
Skid Row is an area of Downtown Los Angeles.
Smith & Wesson (S&W) is a manufacturer of firearms in the United States.
The Smith & Wesson M&P15 is Smith & Wesson's version of the AR-15 rifle with which Smith & Wesson reentered the rifle market in January 2006.
The Smith & Wesson Model 10, previously known as the Smith & Wesson.38 Hand Ejector Model of 1899, the Smith & Wesson Military & Police or the Smith & Wesson Victory Model, is a revolver of worldwide popularity.
The Smith & Wesson Model K-38 Target Masterpiece Revolver Model 14 is a six-shot, double-action revolver with adjustable open sights built on the medium-size "K" frame.
The Smith & Wesson K-38 Combat Masterpiece, Revolver Model 15 is a six-shot double-action revolver, with adjustable open sights, built on the medium-size "K" frame.
The Smith & Wesson Model 36 is a revolver chambered for.38 Special.
The Smith & Wesson Model 4506 is a third-generation semi-automatic pistol from Smith & Wesson's 4500 series of handguns.
The Smith & Wesson 5906 is a pistol manufactured starting in 1989 by Smith & Wesson.
The Smith & Wesson 6904 is a 9mm DA/SA (traditional double action) semi-automatic pistol.
In military and law enforcement terminology, a special application sniper rifle is a crew service, man-portable, high precision, shoulder-fired rifle used to ensure more accurate placement of bullets at longer ranges than other small arms.
South Los Angeles, formerly and still popularly South Central Los Angeles, is a 51.08-square-mile region of Los Angeles County, California, comprising 25 neighborhoods within the city of Los Angeles and three unincorporated districts.
Southland (stylized as SOUTHLAND) is an American television crime drama series created by writer Ann Biderman and produced by Warner Bros. Television.
Speed is a 1994 American disaster action film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial debut.
Street Kings is a 2008 American action thriller film directed by David Ayer, and starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Common and The Game.
Studio City is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California, in the San Fernando Valley.
Sun Valley is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California.
Sunland-Tujunga is an isolated neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles located by the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the Crescenta Valley.
The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile-and-a-half (2.4 km) stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California.
Special Weapons and Tactics teams are police units in the United States that use specialized or military equipment and tactics.
TASER International, Inc. is an American developer, manufacturer, and distributor of conducted electrical weapons, body worn cameras, and digital evidence management solutions based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Terminator series is an American science fiction franchise created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd.
The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968.
The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the American state of Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.
The Black Dahlia is a 2006 American neo noir crime thriller film directed by Brian De Palma.
The Black Dahlia (1987) is a neo-noir crime novel by American author James Ellroy, taking inspiration from the true story of the murder of Elizabeth Short.
The Blue Knight is an American CBS crime TV series, running in 1975 and 1976, starring George Kennedy as Officer Bumper Morgan.
The Choirboys is a 1977 American comedy-drama film directed by Robert Aldrich, written by Christopher Knopf and Joseph Wambaugh based on Wambaugh's novel of the same title.
The Closer is an American television police procedural, starring Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson, a Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief.
The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. The foundation took a leading role in the conservative movement during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, whose policies drew significantly from Heritage's policy study Mandate for Leadership.
The Huffington Post (sometimes abbreviated Huff Post or HuffPo) is a liberal-oriented American online news aggregator and blog, that has both localised and international editions founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, Andrew Breitbart, and Jonah Peretti, featuring columnists.
The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.
The Rookie is a 1990 buddy cop film directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Howard G. Kazanjian, Steven Siebert and David Valdes.
The Rookies is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1972 until 1976.
The Shield is an American drama television series starring Michael Chiklis that premiered on March 12, 2002, on FX in the United States, and concluded on November 25, 2008, after seven seasons.
The Stone Killer is a 1973 film starring Charles Bronson and directed by Michael Winner.
The Wall Street Journal is a business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.
ThinkProgress is an American political news blog that "provide a forum that advances progressive ideas and policies".
Thomas Reddin (June 25, 1916 – December 4, 2004) was a Los Angeles Police Department chief from 1967 to 1969.
Time (styled within the magazine as TIME) is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City.
TMZ is a celebrity news website that debuted on November 8, 2005.
Thomas J. "Tom" Bradley (December 29, 1917September 29, 1998) was the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, serving from 1973 to 1993.
Thomas Edwin "Tom" Mix (born Thomas Hezikiah Mix; January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940) was an American film actor and the star of many early Western movies between 1909 and 1935.
The Torrance Police Department is the police department serving Torrance, California.
A trade union (British EnglishAustralian EnglishNew Zealand EnglishSouth African English / Caribbean English; also trades union), labour union (Canadian English) or labor union (American English) is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve common goals such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, achieving higher pay and benefits such as health care and retirement, increasing the number of employees an employer assigns to complete the work, and better working conditions.
Training Day is a 2001 American hood-themed neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, written by David Ayer, and starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.
True Crime: Streets of LA is a open world action-adventure video game developed by Luxoflux for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube, by LTI Gray Matter for Windows, by MFORMA for mobile and by Aspyr for OS X. It was published for all systems by Activision, except the OS X version, which was published by Aspyr.
United States Attorneys (also known as federal prosecutors and, historically, as United States District Attorneys) represent the United States federal government in United States district court and United States court of appeals.
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The Department is headed by the Attorney General of the United States, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Loretta Lynch.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States.
The University of Southern California (USC or SC) is a private not-for-profit and nonsectarian research university founded in 1880 with its main campus in the city area of Los Angeles, California.
Valley Village is a neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles, located within the San Fernando Valley.
Van Nuys is a district and neighborhood in the central San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles, California.
Venice is a residential, commercial and recreational beachfront neighborhood on the Westside of the city of Los Angeles.
Ventura County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California.
Vice is a practice, behavior, or habit generally considered immoral, sinful, depraved, or degrading in the associated society.
A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and also known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
The Watts riots (or, collectively, Watts rebellion) took place in the Watts, Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 17, 1965.
Watts is a 2.12-square-mile neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, within the South Los Angeles area.
West Los Angeles (often referred to as West L.A.) is a district in the Westside region of the City of Los Angeles, California.
Westlake is a residential and commercial neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles Westside is an urban region in western Los Angeles County, California.
Westwood is a commercial and residential neighborhood in the northern central portion of the Westside region of Los Angeles, California.
White Americans are people of the United States who are considered or reported as White.
White people is a racial classification specifier, depending on context used for people of Caucasian ancestry.
William Arthur Worton (January 4, 1897 – July 25, 1973) was a Marine Corps Major General, who served in the Pacific Theater during the World War II.
William Joseph "Bill" Bratton CBE (born October 6, 1947) is an American law enforcement officer and businessman, and the current New York City Police Commissioner, the second time he has held that position.
William C. Warren (1836 - 1870) was the first regularly employed law enforcement officer in the city of Los Angeles.
William Henry Parker III (June 21, 1905 – July 16, 1966) was the police chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and has been called "Los Angeles' greatest and most controversial chief of police".
Wilmington is a neighborhood in the South Los Angeles area of Los Angeles, California, covering 9.14 square miles.
The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders—also known as the Wineville Chicken Murders—was a series of abductions and murders of young boys that occurred in Los Angeles and Riverside County, California, between 1926 and 1928.
Winnetka is a neighborhood in the west-central San Fernando Valley in the city of Los Angeles.
Woodland Hills is a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica Mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of racial attacks in 1943 during World War II that broke out in Los Angeles, California, during a period when many migrants arrived for the defense effort and newly assigned servicemen flooded the city.
The.223 Remington is a cartridge with almost the same external dimensions as the 5.56×45mm NATO military cartridge.
The.40 S&W (10×22mm Smith & Wesson) is a rimless pistol cartridge developed jointly by major American firearms manufacturers Smith & Wesson and Winchester.
The.45 ACP (11.43×23mm) (Automatic Colt Pistol), also known as the.45 Auto by C.I.P. or 45 Auto by SAAMI, is a cartridge designed by John Browning in 1904, for use in his prototype Colt semi-automatic.45 pistol and eventually the M1911 pistol adopted by the United States Army in 1911.
10 to Midnight is an action-crime-thriller film directed by J. Lee Thompson from a screenplay originally written by William Roberts.
The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1984.
The 1992 Los Angeles riots, also known as the Rodney King riots, the South Central riots, the 1992 Los Angeles civil disturbance, 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest, and the Los Angeles uprising, were a series of riots, lootings, arsons, and civil disturbance that occurred in Los Angeles County, California, in 1992, following the acquittal of police officers on trial regarding a videotaped and widely covered police brutality incident.
The 1994 Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, at 4:30:55 a.m. PST and was centered in Reseda, a neighborhood in the north-central San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (formerly known as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation with hyphen used from its inception until 1985), also known as 20th Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Pictures, 20CFFC, TCF, Fox 2000 Pictures or simply Fox is an American film studio, distributor and one of the six major American film studios.
The 5.56×45mm NATO (official NATO nomenclature 5.56 NATO) is an intermediate cartridge developed in the United States and originally chambered in the M16 rifle.
The 9×19mm Parabellum (abbreviated 9mm, 9mmP, 9×19mm or 9×19) cartridge was designed by Georg Luger and introduced in 1902 by the German weapons manufacturer Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) for their Luger semi-automatic pistol.
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