Los Angeles Metro Will Be Safer
Los Angeles Police Department officers will soon provide security services on buses and trains serving passengers within city limits, under the terms of a contract approved today by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board. Beginning July 1, the LAPD will assume law enforcement responsibilities on Metro trains and buses within the City of L.A.; Long Beach Police Department officers will patrol transit services in Long Beach; and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be responsible for law enforcement on public transportation in other areas of L.A. County.
“The safety of our Metro passengers and employees must always be our first priority,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti, who serves as First Vice Chair on the Metro Board of Directors. “Making local officers responsible for policing the areas they know best means better coverage, quicker emergency response times, and stronger accountability. The Sheriff’s Department provides excellent service to Metro, and they will continue to do so under a contract that will give them expanded access to resources from neighboring agencies.” Read more
Roger Waters EXTRA Concert In L.A.
Due to overwhelming demand, Roger Waters has announced a third and final Los Angeles show on Tuesday, June 27 at STAPLES Center. This follows the previously announced shows on June 20 and 21. The 54-show Us + Them tour will feature songs from Pink Floyd’s greatest albums (The Dark Side of The Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) plus some new songs and solo work. The tour kicks off in May and runs through October of 2017 and is promoted by AEG Live’s Concerts West.
Tickets for the newly added date will go on sale Monday, March 13 at 10am local time. For ticket and tour information, visit www.RogerWaters.com.
Roger Waters – Us + Them will showcase highlights from Waters’ groundbreaking body of work. The title is derived from the 1974 track “Us And Them,” from the multi-million selling Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon. Roger Waters’ legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of-the-art audio visual production and breathtaking quad sound. This new tour promises to be no exception, following months of meticulous planning and visionary craft, it will inspire crowds with its powerful delivery to take the audience on a musical journey. Read more
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New Immigration Enforcement And L.A.
Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti made the following statement on DHS Plans for Implementing the President’s Executive Orders on Immigration:
“Stoking fears of mass deportation, turning our backs on refugees and children, denying asylum-seekers the right to see a judge, and showing indifference to suffering are not policies to make us safer — they’re a cruel abandonment of everything we believe as Americans and stand for as Angelenos. Whether they live in Van Nuys or Virginia, East L.A. or East Lansing — Americans everywhere expect their leaders in Washington to act with the justice, grace, and tolerance that give us our identity. The Administration’s release today of details on how it will implement the President’s executive orders on immigration enforcement reveal plans that run counter to fundamental American principles: Protecting our homeland means focusing on criminals who pose a threat to our safety and security — not turning local police into a deportation force or creating widespread fear by targeting hardworking immigrants who contribute so much to our economy, culture, and spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood... Read more
Police Officer Killed In Whittier
LASD Homicide Assisting Whittier PD with Officer Involved Shooting, Mar Vista St and Colima Rd, Whittier Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing to assist Whittier Police Department personnel investigate the circumstances surrounding an Officer-Involved Shooting that occurred at Mar Vista Street and Colima Road, Whittier on Monday February 20, 2017 at approximately 8:30 a.m.
Detectives have learned that the suspect rear-ended another car on Colima Road and Mar Vista Street, Whittier. The suspect exited his car and asked the people from the vehicle he hit to help push his car out of the intersection. The suspect pushed his car around the corner onto Mar Vista Street. Two Officers contacted the suspect. As they were getting him out of his car the suspect produced a handgun and started shooting at the officers. The officers returned fire and during the exchange both officers and the suspect were shot. Police officer Keith Boyer died shortly after the shooting. Officer Keith Boyer, 53, served on the Whittier Police Force for 27 years. He was a mentor to younger officers. Recently, he thought of retiring. Officer Boyer loved his family, friends and dogs. He played drums for a community band. Read more