Skip to comments.After Dodger Stadium attack, Los Angeles police to increase presence at games
Posted on 04/08/2011 12:22:13 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
After the unprovoked attack last week at Dodger Stadium that left a San Francisco Giants fan with brain damage, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday announced a plan to significantly increase the number of police officers on patrol during games.
"You are going to see a sea of blue. And it's not going to be Dodger blue. It's going to be LAPD blue," Beck said of the beefed-up police presence planned for the team's next home game Thursday.
Beck made the announcement at a news conference with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, where both were at pains to restore the public's sense of safety at the stadium and in its sprawling parking lots.
The chief said that "at the absolute minimum" he would double the 30 to 40 uniformed officers who typically are deployed at games. Beck declined to provide specific numbers, saying his staff was still working to determine how many officers were needed to provide more comprehensive coverage inside and outside the stadium. Along with the higher number of uniformed officers, Beck emphasized that undercover officers would be deployed as well.
LAPD officers working at Dodger Stadium are typically off duty from their normal patrol assignments. So, it is unlikely that the increase in security will drain officers from nearby police stations. The stadium is one of a handful of high-profile sporting and entertainment locations in the city where off-duty officers are permitted to wear their uniforms while providing security.
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The Rancid Media hides the truth, of course, but outside the gated, privately guarded rich neighborhoods, and beyond the gleaming, privately guarded skyscrapers, LA has become a warm version of Detroit. Unbelievable crime and violence. Untenable small business climate. Not even a gesture at border control. If the country collapses because of Obama and Reid, LA will be one of the first places to burn.
It’s going to get to the point where we literally beg Mexico to take LA off of our hands.
It’s too late for all these CYA maneuvers by Dodgers ownership. Notice how local news fails to mention the VP of Security position was vacant since last season.
The Dodgers organization ENCOURAGED the hispanic thugs and their ilk to attend and take over the stadium. Now, they can live with it.
True fans have have already been boycotting the games and more will join them.
Last year, a St. Louis Cardinals fan got beaten up by some unidentified thugs (cough-Philles fans-cough).
But I don’t think the poor guy suffered brain damage. And I thought Phillie/Eagles fans enjoy the worst reputation (no brotherly love in Philadelphia).
Will the LAPD be sending in the gang unit? Because that’s probably what they’re going to need.
This is what we get for having an open border.
While it is nice the LAPD is beefing up its security at Dodgers games it is a little late for this poor man. I hope the LAPD is equally as diligent in finding the perpetrators and local prosecutors are wiling to push for these thugs to get the maximum sentence possible including the death penalty if this victim dies. What makes this particularly sad is the victim was a paramedic and made a career of saving lives including I’m sure worthless scum like those who assaulted him.
Let’s see. In 2009 a guy was KILLED in a fight inside Angel’s Stadium on opening day. Later on that year an off duty cop shot two guys who assaulted him also at Angel’s Stadium. So these incidents are by no means limited to the Dodgers or Dodgers fans.
Arturo Moreno, who owns the Angels, goes out of his way to make a better fan experience for all.
— Uh unless your the guy getting killed.
— Or having to shoot your way out of the parking lot.
“Its going to get to the point where we literally beg Mexico to take LA off of our hands.”
If California were given back to Mexico all of the Mexicans in California would jump the new border into Oregon.
Didn’t I read a story about that?
The Dodgers have become less and less about baseball, unless you watch on TV. This is the tragedy, that L.A. fans cannot safely enjoy major league baseball, a game we love so much. The Dodgers attendance will continue to decline until McCourt takes his FAILING ways elsewhere.
I won’t disagree with most of what you said. Except to point out that tailgating IS prohibited at Chavez Ravine, however unenforceable.
Nevertheless, the last time some was murdered at a ball park it was at Angel’s stadium, and it wasn’t even in the parking lot it was INSIDE the stadium.
Just get some black guys throwing bricks and bottles and dragging white honkeys out of trucks, and LA’s finest and bravest will hop in their squads and drive home.
Hire Korean storeowners with rifles and shotguns to sit on rooftops. They’re more effective than LA cops and protect private property better.
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