The 1st Amendment , the Brown Act and why LAPD's "Impact" can't hold closed meetings
"The secret police are secret no more," writes J. Craig Williams, who credits First Amendment activist Richard McKee with a ruling by the 2nd Appellate District, Division Two of the California Court of Appeal that the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force cannot hold closed meetings.
"Apparently L.A. Impact (as the Task Force is more commonly known) according to the court opinion, has arrested 3,600 people, seized 123,000 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $5 billion, confiscated $80 million in cash and one Lear Jet," writes Williams. "That's an awful lot of work for one agency that is not accountable to the general public."
Make that was. More here.
Posted by Laurel Newby on December 9, 2005 at 02:26 PM | Permalink
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