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Monday, April 02, 2007

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Source: LAT

It seems the LA Times has finally cottoned onto what readers of this blog have known for some time now, that Maywood, California is no longer an American city.

We have been following Maywood's descent into third world status quite closely. It's deevolution quite something to see...
Maywood hires police with past troubles

THE Maywood Police Department — a 37-man force that patrols a gritty square-mile city south of downtown Los Angeles — has become a haven for misfit cops who have been pushed out of other law enforcement agencies for crimes or serious misconduct.

Among those on the job: A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy terminated for abusing jail inmates; a onetime Los Angeles Police Department officer fired for intimidating a witness; and an ex-Huntington Park officer charged with negligently shooting a handgun and driving drunk.

Other officers were hired by Maywood after flunking out of training programs elsewhere, a Times investigation has found.

In all, at least a third of the officers on the force have either left other police jobs under a cloud or have had brushes with the law while working for Maywood. Several officers in recent years have left Maywood after being convicted of crimes.

Even the newly appointed police chief has a checkered past: He was convicted of beating his girlfriend and resigned from the El Monte Police Department before he could be fired. His conviction was later overturned on appeal because the defense was not allowed to exclude a juror who had previously worked with domestic violence victims. He was ultimately convicted of a lesser charge of making a verbal threat.

Known among law enforcement circles as a department of “second chances,” Maywood’s police department is one of nearly 50 independent police agencies in Los Angeles County. The department, whose officers are mainly white and Latino, serves a densely populated city of roughly 30,000 that is 96% Latino. There are no women or African Americans on the force, which also patrols the nearby town of Cudahy.

“Are there things that are bad in our department? I would venture to say that there are,” said Maywood City Councilman Samuel Peña. “But I think you would find bad things in other departments if you looked closely at them…. There are bad apples in every department.”

Although Maywood’s police department has rarely been in the news, in part because it is dwarfed by the nearby LAPD and county sheriff’s department, allegations of corruption and brutality have thrust it and city officials into the spotlight in recent months.

The brewing scandal has included accusations that police and city leaders were on the take from the owner of a local tow company; that a longtime officer was extorting sex from relatives of a criminal fugitive; that a police officer tried to run over the president of the Maywood Police Commission in the parking lot of City Hall; that an officer impregnated a teenage police explorer; and that officers had covered up the truth……
When a town is overrun with illegal Mexicans why would it even come as a surprise that that town would come to resemble Mexico, it simply makes sense. We are not importing anything other than Mexico here folks, if that's what you want, fine. You are more than welcome to head south of the border and do so. For those of us not amused by this encroaching Mexicanization, it's time to put a stop to this.

More coverage:

Immigration watchdog: No mention anywhere of Maywood’s Sanctuary policy….of course. They need cops that speak Spanish and look the other way when it comes to illegal aliens.

Digger's realm: Funny that corruption should happen in a town just south of LA that has had a massive influx of Latin American illegal aliens.

Lonewacko: Maywood - a small city in southeast Los Angeles County - is a self-declared sanctuary for illegal aliens and a sign of what's to come for many other cities across the nation.

Previous coverage:

Welcome to Maywood, Where Roads Open Up for Immigrants

Maywood: The Wacky Continues...

Maywood: Kickin' it old school reconquista style



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