Sunday evening, LAPD Headquarters (@LAPDHQ) Re-Tweeted a message about their Martin Luther King celebration: "The Mayor has arrived. MLK 50th Anniversary event will start soon. Covered by @KTLA @ABC7 @KCBSKCALDesk ." But in reality, all their PR stunts can not hide their true reputation from the community.
You have really got to see this video. It shows 'Black Lives Matter' & 'OccupyLAPD' activist Sha Dixon getting arrested while she tries to deliver a petition to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck earlier this month, January 5th. Dixon's Twitter account is @ShaDixon. The LAPD had put up barricades and refused entry to Dixon and other civil rights activists, while other members of the general public were allowed to go to and fro as usual.
After not being allowed in the building, at 6:43 into the video an indignant Dixon begins "when you are allowing, you are allowing everyone else to walk past these barriers to walk in that door, but you get some black mothers here, that are demanding it's got to stop, killing our children, and we can't come in?? And we can't come in??? f*ck you, man!" She then starts to daintily climb over the metal barricade in an act of civil disobedience, and a man (who may be her husband?) helps her over as she swings her legs over the barricade and places her feet onto the ground. There are dozens of cops standing around, all wearing bullet proof vests. The six cops in Dixon'simmediate area watch calmly as the man helps Dixon over the barricade. None of them interfere in her attempt to climb over the barrier in her long skirt, which shows they realize that the petite woman is not a threat.
Once she is over the barrier and standing, the police then surround her and start grabbing at her to take her away. A black boy behind the barricade starts to get upset and says "Don't touch my mom! Don't touch my mom!" At that point, a freaked-out LAPD cop actually reaches for his gun in response to the youngster.
The same man who helped Dixon reacts in shocked outrage after the incident. At 7:17 the man shouts "Are you serious? are you serious right now?!
At 7:29 he says "You put your hands on your damn gun in front of the kid?? Are you f*cking kidding us right now? Are you joking us right now??" He explains that the women were simply trying to deliver a letter to the police chief and asks "for what reason are you arresting these two women, officers???"
The camera then pans to the other side of the courtyard as a young black woman calmly talks to a female officer, saying "you have arrested my aunt and my mother..." But another female protester interrupts her, urging "don't talk to those f*cking pigs!" and leads her away.
A man talking very calmly to another group of officers says she was "trying to deliver a letter to an allegedly public building..."
Another black male then angrily says "you pigs got badges and guns on your waist- you think you can kidnap, motherfuckers??"
No charges were filed against Dixon. The LAPD did detain her for eight hours and transferred her to three different police stations before releasing her.
If you don't want to watch the whole thing, start the video at 6:40.