Showing posts with label lapd. Show all posts
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Dodgertown Links: Dodger Dogs, Kemp, LAPD, Magic, Kershaw

Different types of Dodger Dogs.... {Dodgers/Twitter}

News around the web!
  • In case you missed it, last night I posted my recap of Opening Day in Petco Park. {linked here
  • Listen to last nights Dodger Talk with Kevin Kennedy David Vassegh. {AM570 Fox Sports}
  • Matt Kemp to be a guest on the Conan show tonight. {Team Coco}
    • The LAPD is ready for tomorrow's Opening Day at Dodger Stadium. {LAist}
    • Did the Dodgers fix a Kenley Jansen mechanical flaw? {Chad Moriyama}
    • You can tell Clayton Kershaw is sick during his bullpen warm-up last Thursday. {YouTube}

    Monday, May 23, 2011

    Giovanni Ramirez Arrested - Press Conference @ Dodger Stadium

    At 4 p.m. yesterday, LAPD held a press conference at Dodger Stadium. 

    Charlie Beck along with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announce the arrest of one suspect in the beating of Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day. Giovanni Ramirez was arrested on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

    Video from "Street Gangs"

    Thursday, May 19, 2011

    Giants fans @ Dodger Stadium

    Great video from L.A. Times interviewing Giants fans that came to Dodger Stadium last night.

    One thing that I have noticed since Opening Day is the lack of fans rooting the opposing teams. One example would be the Dodgers/Cubs series of two weeks ago. You would see hundreds or maybe thousands of Cubs fans sitting all over Dodger Stadium. I didn't them this time. And attendance was low for that series.

    I'm imagining fans are scared to come to park wearing gear from the opponent. My wife knows a University Professor from her College years that's a casual Cubs fan and has come to Dodger Stadium in the last couple of years when the Cubs visit. She didn't go this year. Her reason? "Too scary". I told my wife to tell her that she didn't need to be scared because LAPD has taken over Dodger Stadium. She informed her my message and she said "There is no Chicago police presence in Wrigley Field".

    Video by Melissa Rohlin -

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    300 Billboards In L.A. to unveil tomorrow with a sketch of the suspects

    Starting tomorrow, you will see 300 billboards all over Los Angeles with the faces of these two criminals.

    Lamar Advertising of Los Angeles are behind this because they want to help Bryan Stow's family and LAPD in capturing these men.

    Lamar Advertising is paying for this.

    $100,000 Reward. Call LAPD with any tips at 877-LAPD-24-7

    Video from KCAL 9 Los Angeles

    Saturday, April 16, 2011

    Recap: April 15 Dodgers vs Cardinals (Pictures)

    What a terrible game. I don't want to discuss it. But hey, I did see Albert Pujols smash two homers. That's like saying "Hey I saw Hank Aaron hit two homers back in the day". Right?

    I still had a good time. And it's always cool seeing all the players wear #42 uniforms. By the way, read the post I wrote yesterday of the Dodgers visiting Crenshaw High School to honor Jackie Robinson. {linked here}

    LAPD were everywhere when entering Dodger Stadium.


    Video - LAPD

    More pictures....

    Matt Kemp decided to enter with the fans.


    Family of Jackie Robinson


    Albert Pujols -Batting Practice-




    Don Newcombe


    Trey Hillman and Sweet Lou Johnson




    Newcombe #42


    Tony Gwynn Jr.


    Newcombe warming up


    Matt Kemp to catch Don Newcombe


    Video -

    It wasn't a big crowd




    Friday, April 8, 2011

    LAPD to take over Dodger Stadium

    LAPD is taking over. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced that a increase of police officers will be on patrol during games.

    From the L.A. Times - {linked here}

    LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday announced a plan to significantly increase the number of police officers on patrol during games.

    "You are going to see a sea of blue. And it's not going to be Dodger blue. It's going to be LAPD blue," Beck said of the beefed-up police presence planned for the team's next home game Thursday.

    The chief said that "at the absolute minimum" he would double the 30 to 40 uniformed officers who typically are deployed at games. Beck declined to provide specific numbers, saying his staff was still working to determine how many officers were needed to provide more comprehensive coverage inside and outside the stadium. Along with the higher number of uniformed officers, Beck emphasized that undercover officers would be deployed as well.

    Hopefully they stay after the games too and not just during the game.

    Also, what's going on with the metal detectors? They had metal detectors for a exhibition game against the Seattle Mariners but it wasn't used that much for Opening Day. Why?

    I arrived at 1 p.m. on Opening Day and I didn't go through any metal detectors and my wife arrived about twenty minutes before game time and she said that they did have metal detectors but they were doing it randomly.

    And last Sunday, I didn't see any metal detectors. If the Dodgers only knew the reason. Right before the gates opened, a security officer said he was waiting for his supervisor to give the go ahead in letting fans in since the metal detectors hadn't arrived on time. This was at the Field entrance.

    It seems to me the Dodgers have a very unorganized security problem.

    ESPN Video - Shelley Smith reports that the assaulted Giants fan is stable and the LAPD vows action.

    Read this comment by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck - {ESPN}

    "Well, up until this incident, we try to let venues take care of their own security, you know, if they're unable to do that then I do it," Beck said. "And so, I will make decision about how many Los Angeles police officers are deployed in and around, and I emphasize around, Dodger Stadium, based on public safety needs."

    What's he basically saying is that the Dodgers can't take care of their fans so he's going to be in charge. But who's going to pay for all this extra security? Dodgers spokesman Josh Rawitch said the club will cover the overtime costs.

    More lights in the parking lot? I hope so. {L.A. Times}

    William J. Bratton, began to assemble a team of security experts to assess the situation at the stadium in Elysian Park. After coming under heated criticism for his muted response to the attack, McCourt on Wednesday hired Kroll Associates, the security consulting firm run by Bratton, to make recommendations on improving safety at the stadium.

    Bratton, in an interview, said the team would be looking at a wide range of issues, including lighting in the parking lots, staffing levels of security personnel and the organization's policy on alcohol sales. A recommendation to curb beer and liquor sales at games would cause a serious conundrum for McCourt, since they typically account for a large portion of profits at sporting venues.

    I do hope there is a better lighting system.

    If you recognize these two suspects, call LAPD right away.

    Radio personality Tom Leykis adds $50,000 to reward for information on Dodger Stadium beating suspects. A bit embarrassing since the Dodgers are only rewarding $25,000.

    Leykis is not happy with McCourt {L.A. Times}

    In a telephone interview, Leykis called the incident "heartbreaking" and said he was "shocked" that the Dodgers offered $25,000, given that court papers filed in the divorce of Frank and Jamie McCourt showed the couple took $108 million in personal distributions from Dodgers revenues from 2004 to 2009.

    "I want to offer double what the Dodgers are offering," Leykis said.

    There is a paypal account to donate money to help pay Bryan Stow's medical bills. {linked here}

    Saturday, April 2, 2011

    Have you seen these two (idiots) Dodger fans?

    I have many things to post but this has been a busy weekend for me. I'll just post the most important news.

    Have you seen these two cowards? If so, contact LAPD right away.

    From ABC - {linked here}

    The search continues for two men who brutally beat a Giants fan after Thursday night's opener at Dodger Stadium.

    Police said there were thousands of fans in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium after the game. They hope that one witness could recognize the men in the composite sketches.

    The sketches are of the men believed to be responsible for the brutal attack on a Giants fan. Police said the men were wearing Dodgers clothing when they attacked 41-year-old Brian Stowe of Santa Cruz. Stowe is a paramedic and father of two children, and remains in an induced coma.

    Both attackers kicked the victim in the upper torso and the head, and then fled in a four-door sedan driven by a woman with a male child passenger.

    Sad. Very sad. If you recognize these men in the sketches, call Los Angeles Police at 877-LAPD-24-7. I understand the rivalry between the Dodgers and Giants is intense. But to beat up someone just because they don't root for your team is idiotic.

    I also understand that this can happen at any baseball stadium. It's just very unfortunate that it happened at Dodger Stadium. How would you feel if you or a loved one went to San Francisco to watch the Dodgers and you get beat up just because you are wearing Dodger gear? It's stupid.

    I've seen the Dodgers on the road at several cities and I can say this honestly, I never felt I was in danger of getting attacked. I went to Boston last year and it was great. I thought the fans were awesome. I went to a Yankees/Phillies game in N.Y. and took my Dodger hat and nobody bothered me. I have been to San Francisco and I thought the fans were too friendly. Maybe I'm just lucky. The point is that it doesn't matter what team you root for, you should respect each other.