As someone who delivers speeches and writes speeches for others, I have to tell you that we all make mistakes.
However— with that said, this blooper featuring LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck in his monthly message to the department takes the cake. And for the record, I am giving him the benefit of the doubt that this was in fact a blooper and that he does not in fact really feel this way. I mean with all that’s going in with the department both inside and out, it’s hard to believe the COP would tell his people this. But hey, stranger things have happened.
I’m told that the Chief was trying to explain to the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department that the public’s trust must be restored in the department. That was before he went on to seemingly say, and I quote, “not everybody deserves to be treated right.”
I thought he might stop speaking and correct himself, but no he did not. He kept right on going.
Now of course I was not there to see it myself and the fact that I even have the video is just another testament to how much Beck is revered inside of his own department.
Yes, I heard those giggles too when he messed up.
For my folks on Vine, below is the abbreviated version with the audio a tad bit louder.