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L.A.P.D. : peace protection or paramilitary force? / interviews by Bill Thomas ; produced by Fernando Velazquez.

Program Title:
L.A.P.D. : peace protection or paramilitary force? / interviews by Bill Thomas ; produced by Fernando Velazquez.
PRA Archive #: 
KZ1629
Description: 

Discussion of the Los Angeles Police Department, its development and potential future changes, in light of the videotaped beating of a Black man on Foothill Blvd. by over 15 police, with no apparent provocation. The panel consists of: a former CIA case officer who trained LAPD in paramilitary techniques; an ACLU attorney who discusses the abuse of Los Angeles citizens; a Los Angeles City Coucilman Michael Woo; and a Civil Attorney. They trace the development of the LAPD's military philosophy, the controversy surrounding police Chief Daryl Gates, and the potential to transform the Department back into a peace-keeping force.|L.A.P.D. : PEACE PROTECTION OR PARAMILITARY FORCE, AN EDITED VERSION / interviews by Bill Thomas| produced by Fernando Velazquez. Discussion of the Los Angeles Police Department, its development and potential future changes in light of the videotaped beating of a Black man on Foothill Blvd. by over 15 police with no apparent provocation. The panel consists of: a former CIA case officer who trained LAPD in paramilitary techniques| an ACLU attorney who discusses the abuse of L.A. citizens| and a Civil Attorney. They trace the development of the LAPD'S military philosophy, the controversy surrounding police Chief Daryl Gates, and the potential to transform the Department back into a peace-keeping force. For an unedited version with a statement by councilman Michael Woo, see KZ1628. BROADCAST: KPFK, 6 Apr. 1991.

Station: 
Date Recorded on: 
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFK, 6 Apr. 1991.
Item duration: 
1 reel (58 min.) : 7 1/2 ips., mono.|56:30
Distributor: 
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1991.
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