LAPD Officer Michael Ling Labels Annual BET Experience In Late June “One Of The Most Troublesome Times” Of The Year In Hollywood — Due To Black People “Spilling From Downtown Into Hollywood” — Circulates List Of Nightspots That Cater To Those People — Advises Officers To “Be Vigilant” — Makes The Obligatory Unsupported Reference To Street Gangs — Because Black People, Amirite?

Here’s the briefest possible background. At least since 2015 Kerry Morrison of the Hollywood Property Owners’ Alliance has been carrying on a vendetta against minority-serving nightclubs in Hollywood, in which she was eagerly joined by weaselly little whiteboy Mitch O’Freaking Farrell and his loyal crew of bald-headed freaks at the LAPD. This led to hearings in City Hall followed by a series of despicable and illegal license revocations followed by a bunch of distastefully gleeful public cackling by Kerry Morrison.

Subsequently in 2016 I filed a public records act request with the LAPD hoping to shed some light on these ongoings. The cops dragged their feet for two freaking years, but last month finally did release a ton of really important material about the LAPD’s BID-inspired racist vendetta against bars in Hollywood that dare to serve liquor to negroes. There’s so much that I’m laying it on you in increments. The whole set is available here on Archive.Org, and the first article in this series is here and today we turn to an email about how LAPD perceives the annual BET Experience event at LA Live. Foreshadowing: They don’t like it, not hard to guess why.

So as I’m sure you’re aware, the BET Experience is a four day annual event culminating in the BET Awards. It’s like the Oscars, the Emmys, the Grammys, and so on, with one major difference. The honorees, the performers, the staff, the audience, they’re mostly Black people. And as you might guess, that makes all the difference in the world to the LAPD.

And therefore thus spake LAPD Hollywood officer Michael Ling:“As you know, this weekend is one of the most troublesome times in the HED due to the increase [sic] patronage to the area in light of the BET Experience spilling from the downtown area into Hollywood.” Isn’t the language colorful? According to this LAPD genius, it’s not just yet another huge industry event Downtown with participants coming to Hollywood to drink and dance and have a good time. Instead we have people “spilling from the downtown area into Hollywood.” You know, like slop buckets or whatever.

And in case the recipients don’t get the point, “Like many years before, alcohol and violent [sic] seems to go hand in hand.” He closes with a list of “venues that are cater [sic] to the festivities” and “Advised our officers to be viligant, increase awareness and BE SAFE.” Because BET Experience. Like the Oscars. Like the Emmys. Like the Grammys. But Black people. Therefore a list of bars for cops to give extra attention to. Because (with those people anyway) “alcohol and violent seems to go hand in hand.”Turn the page for a complete transcription.


From: 25410@lapd.lacity.org
To: BRIAN SMITH, JOSHUA CROSS, BRIAN WHITE, BENJAMIN THOMPSON, SUSAN TORRES, CHARLES WRIGHT
Subject: Fwd: Situation awareness for the BET weekend
Date: 24-Jun-2016 18:54

>>> MICHAEL LING 6/23/2016 7:32 PM <<<

HED WEEKEND ACTIVITY AWARENESS

As you know, this weekend is one of the most troublesome times in the HED due to the increase patronage to the area in light of the BET Experience spilling from the downtown area into Hollywood. On top of that, several protest and marches along with a parade will be inside the HED area in the day time. Like many years before, alcohol and violent seems to go hand in hand. The below is what we have learned throughout the week and venues that are cater to the festivities. Advised our officers to be viligant, increase awareness and BE SAFE.

June 24, 2016 (Friday)

Crazy Girls – BET Stripper Party (Roomer says the location is link to Rollin’ 60’s)

Playhouse – Location has increased security, including three additional uniform arm guards on motorcycles (Southwest patrol)

Argyle

Cosmo

Bicycle ride through Hollywood and Highland, moment of silent in front of the LGBT center at 2015 to 2030, before riding off eastbound, out of the HED. (Contact Brian Laim 818-277-2506)

June 25, 2016 (Saturday)

LA Culture Festival/ Parade – 1000/1700 hours, hard closure on Hollywood Bl from Highland to Vermont. HED W6 will monitor.

Animal Right protest at H and H -1300 hrs, Pro animal right group (approx. 150 attending)

Playhouse – Location has increased security, including three additional uniform arm guards on motorcycles (Southwest patrol)

Argyle

Cosmo

June 26,2016 (Sunday)

Lure nightclub – Featuring “Future” for a day time party.

Blvd 3 – “40 oz and Waffles” 1300 -1900 hours

March for Bernie -1000 to 1800, CNN building assembly then walk from location N/B to Hollywood Bl and then back down to Sunset with hard street closure. City permit acquired.

Playhouse – Location has increased security, including three additional uniform arm guards on motorcycles (Southwest patrol)

Lieutenant Michael Ling


My version of the BET Experience logo is … well, maybe it can’t be copyrighted cause it’s too darn simple. Anyway, here’s the original version.

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