Don Carlo wrote:
anonymous* on whyweprotest said the LA Police Department handles picketers, not the LA Sheriff Department. However, Sheriff Baca's support of CoS may give LAPD encouragement to favor CoS in pickets and complaints.
LOL. Not a chance. The LAPD doesn't need encouragement from Sheriff Baca. Elliot Abelson & Mike Rinder told me over a decade ago that the cult had the LAPD in it's "back pocket". Their schmoozing with the cult is evidence of that.
There has long been friction between the LAPD & the LASD. The City of West Hollywood was once patrolled by the LAPD until the city council grew weary of LAPD abuses of the gay community. The LASD now has jurisdiction and there has been a continuing political war engaged between the two on where the borders of West Hollywood lie.
Two years ago, the LAPD engaged in a gay entrapment sting which resulted in numerous arrests. The LASD went to court and asserted that the LAPD violated its boundaries; the court agreed, and the LASD dismissed the sting entirely & charges were dropped against those arrested. Several of those people have pending lawsuits against the LAPD and LASD deputies have been willing witnesses in their cases.
I spoke to Tiziano Lugli, the ex-Scilon who was visited by Mike & Marty last year, and were chased & almost run off the road by one of the cult's P.I.'s, who was subsequently arrested. Tiziano said the LASD deputies "absolutely despise" the cult & Sheriff Baca's support of the cult, some quietly referring to Baca as a "celebrity whore."
The problem is that the LASD, like the LAPD, has a military command structure, and deputies know that openly dissing a higher-up in the department could doom their careers, so they keep their disgust for Sheriff Baca amongst themselves.