We’re not against the police. We’re not against the police department, but we are against police who commit misconduct (and those who help cover it up).

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One of these things is exactly like the other.  

Above are a few of Los Angeles Chief Charlie Beck’s recent promotions in the Department’s version of the Game of Thrones.

As I told you before, it is widely believed that when Beck retires he wants to make sure that the people he knows and trusts are in a position to carry on the rich tradition of the Los Angeles Police Department—which some equate to being white and male.  With the recent promotion of Ed Prokop to Commander one can only hope and assume Beck’s retirement is coming very soon. It also widely believed that these recent promotions are another a bitch slap from Beck to Assistant Chief Jorge Villegas as their little tug of war in the Game of Thrones continues.  And to be clear, no–we are not hating on white males in the LAPD–some of y’all are downright cool.  We are simply pointing out that it’s awfully suspect that the majority of Beck’s promotions lately do not reflect the diversity the City of Los Angeles loves to tout.  Everybody has choices–even Beck.  Yup.

Ladies and gentlemen the future of your Los Angeles Police Department in black and white.  Remember that the commanders of today are the deputy chiefs, assistant chiefs and chief of police of tomorrow.  Noticed and noted.

From left to right:

First Row
Commander Kris E. Pitcher
Deputy Chief Jon F. Peters
Commander Vito Palazzolo

Second Row
Commander Edward Prokop
Commander Todd Chamberlain
Commander Jeffrey Bert

Third Row
Deputy Chief  Matt Blake
Commander Phillip Tingirides
Commander  Sean Malinowski