With the recent announcement that LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck is “retiring”, a coalition of organizers from across LA, including Pete White from the Los Angeles Community Action Network, turned out to the Police Commission meeting Tuesday morning to let him know what they thought of his so called legacy.
Here’s what Pete said when he delivered his public comment (published here with his promission):
“Remember: This day has not come easy with dozens of arrests, surveillance, and oppressive tactics used against families and organizers simply trying to stop the murder of our people. Also, this represents the second time we’ve successfully ridded our city of a police chief paraded as a hero for gentrification, banishment, and cleansing. First your predecessor, Bill “Bull Conner” Bratton! Now, Charlie “Bye Bye” Beck.