Ξ September 25th, 2009 | → Comments Off | ∇ 90042, Highland Park |
In the wake of the LAPD’s Northeast Gang sweep, Highland Park has become saturated with traffic stops. One friend of the site has been pulled over three times in a 24 hour period for a broken tail light. (Twice on the same trip within the neighborhood.) Word is that the enforcement will continue through the weekend, so it might be especially wise to call a taxi or use a designated driver.
While I’m pleased to see an increased police presence in the neighborhood, witnessing three traffic stops over a six block stretch of Figueroa seems extreme. Too much of a good thing aside, enjoy the attention while you can because with the city council’s budget cuts, the LAPD has stopped hiring new officers and isn’t replacing retirees.