In 2018 LAPD Hollywood Division Senior Lead Officer Paul Jordan Threatened A Homeless Man — Intimidated Him Into Moving To Another Neighborhood — To Please A Mob Of Angry Delusional Homeowners — Who Along With The LAPD Characteristically Think That A Bunch Of Crap They Just Made Up Is More Important Than People’s Actual Lives — And Dan Halden — Mitch O’Farrell’s Hollywood Field Flunky — And David Ryu Flunkies Catherine Landers And Rachel Fox — And Deputy City Attorney Steve Houchin — And Hollywood Division Chief Boss Cory Palka — All Of Them Read Jordan’s Account Of This Threat — And Were Silent

I just received a reasonably large set of emails from the LAPD involving Hollywood zillionaire, racist police-caller, and Hollywood Media District BIDdie Ferris Wehbe1 and LAPD Hollywood Division Senior Lead Officer Paul Jordan. I was looking for material involving the Hollywood Forever Cemetery fiasco but ended up with a bunch more evidence about what the LAPD motto means with respect to our homeless brothers and sisters when the cops think no one is watching but the hateful homedwellers to the whims of whom they’re paid to pander.

You’ll find a lot of interesting stuff in there, but the text for today’s sermon is this conversation from February and March 2018. The participants are the usual rageball gang of housedwellers, possessed with the usual heaping dose of what passes for righteous wrath among the propertied classes, Hollywood cop Jordan, and various City staffers, including Mitch O’Farrell flunky Dan Halden, a couple of jokers from CD4, deputy city attorney and, at that time, Hollywood neighborhood prosecutor Steve Houchin, and Hollywood Division Commander Cory Palka.

There’s really nothing atypical about the story. It begins, as so many of these episodes do, with an imaginary claim that things are getting worse, that the median melanin level in a previously placid caucasian paradise is rising, crime is exploding, turpitude is raining down like the mighty waters, and so on. The florid semiliteracy of this initial cri de coeur, though, is kind of unique and so is presented here with the weirdo capitalization, made-up words, and idiosyncratic spelling all intact, is not standard:

Seems Like there’s this sergeancy of Brazen Homeless youth and some older that are wondering around the De Longpre Park neighborhood looking for Crimes of Opportunity!

The fear and anger and hate escalate through familiar delusional stages albeit with uniquely weird particular details. Homeless people are shitting in the bushes! They’re naked in the driveway and showering with the hose! They’re having sex on the lawn! At eleven in the morning! The church attracts them by handing out free food! The 7-11 attracts them by selling hot food!

They’re drinking beer! They’re making people nervous! They’re setting up tents in permit parking neighborhoods, which everyone knows is not allowed!2 They don’t pay property taxes! And bills! Like normal people! We need to form armed vigilante gangs! Like we had in the good old days! Let’s have a neighborhood meeting!3

And eventually they focus their rage on one particular tent, although it’s certainly not clear that the person living there has had anything to do with the enumerated atrocities.4 And in one of the most explicitly articulate statements of official City policy towards the homeless we’re likely to see, Hollywood Division Senior Lead Officer Paul Jordan explains what happened next:

On Feb 21, 2018, at 3:46 PM, Paul P Jordan <32285@lapd.online> wrote:

Hi Judy,

I had a nice conversation with the young man inside the tent today. Needless to say, his tent is gone and he will not be returning to that location. I also went to the LGBT Center and spoke with Andrew, who is now aware of this individual, and will be spoken to by the LGBT staff. Please keep me posted if he decides to return.

PJ

And then? Well, Officer Jordan gets the immediate gush of goopy approval that such thuggie boys live for5 and the very next day David Ryu flunky Catherine Landers is back to discussing the terms of the upcoming neighborhood meeting. There’s no outrage from these City staffers, no note to Paul Jordan telling him that it’s against the law for police to go around threatening homeless people to get them to move, no nothing.

And no surprise from me, either, because I’ve just read too many emails exactly like these ones to be surprised anymore. But I’m still mad that this is the level our City government is at, that not only do they break the law and oppress the poor to placate the rich but they don’t even try to hide it. Turn the page for a transcription of the conversation.



On Feb 16, 2018, at 2:04 PM, CRAIG D ■■■■■■■■■■■■ wrote:

Paul/Cory

Seems Like there’s this sergeancy of Brazen Homeless youth and some older that are wondering around the De Longpre Park neighborhood looking for Crimes of Opportunity!

As it would be, at 10:30 am this morning, there were two 20 Something year old’s in my Driveway FUCKING! Literally !!!! I Could not believe this ! Never in the 15 years has this happened, especially since ■■■■■■■■■■■■ is a cut through Street for traffic during the morning and afternoon hours.

The Male had a Cap on, a tattoo on his face, low baggy Shorts. The girl had Brown Shoulder length hair also in shorts and a nap sack.

At first Amanda thought she was dedicating, [sic] to then realize she was sitting on top of this guy. The Stood up as she startled them, and he said “Sorry, My Bad”, then they scurried out of the driveway walking sideways by my car that was parked there! I still can’t believe this. If this happens again, I can’t promise what will happen to the trespassers.

At the Time, I was in my back office and my New Neighbor Amanda who lives next door to the west of me and is remodeling, came over to drop something off and called me as she discovered them!

SHOCKING, BALLSY, etc,. to say the least! It was near to 11:00 AM WTF!!

OK Gang, we have some things to tackle EVERYONE, keep an alert out. I know there is a coupe [sic] that I noticed on Leland Way last night as I drove down the street around 10:30 pm, the man and woman seemed close to 40, also with backpacks, fully clothed in pants and long sleeve shirts, etc. I text Paul and Judith, and you guys thought they were the couple that were camping out on Leland, on the North side of the street. They looked like they were scouting out a crime

Paul/Cory, What do you suggest we as residents do aside from the obvious, and is there a way to get some Officers to circle around and drive throughs?. Also, Why when we are so close to the Wilcox Station are they this Brazen? Do you think its because they expect you guys aren’t thinking anyone would do this so close to the Police Station , so they get ballsy?

Thoughts everyone?

Craig


On Feb 16, 2018, at 3:51 PM, Billbelsha ■■■■■■■■■■■■ wrote:

Why are those kids camping on the end of Leland Way?! I saw them standing outside their tent the other day around 5:00 pm and cops on horses just rode past them like it was no problem for them to be there.


On Feb 16, 2018, at 6:07 PM, CRAIG DESILVA ■■■■■■■■■■■■ wrote:

Not sure why those trot by‘s [sic] occur, but I do know that no tents are allowed in permit parking residential neighborhoods.

I also know we need more man power, this cory is apparently underfunded, well that said let’s hope some of the new proposition tax funds, ( well over a Billion), are smartly allocated.

Geez


On Feb 16, 2018, at 7:42 PM, ■■■■■■■■■■■■ wrote:

I genuinely do not know what to do about the tent, it’s been up for four days now, no one from Sound Factory cares, and there are no other properties directly affected. Perhaps the tenants in the apartments that use the west entrance but as they are building there currently there is no agitation to have them move on. I called the non emergency number but they clearly have more pressing issues.

I hate to say it but it’s time the Church moved or halted their food program, perhaps they could move their charitable efforts to established shelters. The 7-11 is also a huge blight. Perhaps we can lobby the owners to actively search out development opportunities, I have no idea why they aren’t…the people that hang out there have pretty much made it a no go area.

Post office wall is tagged again.

Also, I meant to send this last week but was processing and waiting for a description, but a good friend was brutally beaten on the corner of Sunset and Highland last week at 8.30am, Hispanic male late 20’s with pastel or light colored hoodie on. Literally walked up to her said nothing and beat her unconscious, her injuries were appalling, broken bones and facial surgery required.

Police told her this was the 5th attack of this nature. Officer Jordan if you have a better description of this attacker please inform us.

I think based on the endless issues going on right now that we need to be overly diligent, Officer Jordan if there is any other advice you can give us or help us set up neighborhood watch or leads on installing camera’s or other community actions that you know make a difference please let us know.

My understanding is that violent crime in LA has increased for the 4th year in a row.

We are a very active group of residents but we do need direction on the best way to support the local police, and in return we need more support with the vagrancy issue.

Judith


On Feb 16, 2018, at 9:01 PM, CRAIG DESILVA ■■■■■■■■■■■■ wrote:

Judith,

This is so disturbing to hear! All of it, but most of all, your firms [sic] who was beaten so horrifically!

We all need to have a neighborhood meeting, Paul included. We need to establish a neighborhood watch program with signs, we need to pressure 7-11 by documenting every little thing including times we have met at Hollywood City Hall and send all the info to corporate!

One of the things we can press is to ha r [sic] then stop serving hot food, and to stop serving individual beers, etc. other neighborhoods have done it! Let’s nail them in their wallet, and NO WARNING TO THEM!! They have had plenty of warning. Let’s go straight to corporate within the next 2-3 weeks !!

Cameras are a must!!!! This neighborhood has come a long long way, its only going to continue to get better, but only if we as we all have done for years, take the bull by the horns along with our Police Officers and get rid of this bullshit once and for all !

How about the rest of you on here , where’s your voice ? What do you want to say or inform us if. All the incidents add up Ai [sic] speak up! This is arsenal [sic] for should we new [sic] to address this on a public platform.

C


On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:46 PM CRAIG D ■■■■■■■■■■■■ wrote:

Apologies for all the typos in my previous email blast to all.

As you can see it was 9 PM, I am burning the candle at both ends as most of us are, especially those with children. Up at 6am everyday and often not to bed until 1 am due to my work load and then the UNPAID second job of trying to incessantly keep our neighborhood safe and clean, along with a few others also included in this email chain

We ALL need to stand up and fight back 150%!!!! We will make a difference. Enough is enough with this irresponsible 7-11, The Transient invasions, break ins, assaults, etc. Urban or Suburban, no one deserves to deal with this crap on a daily basis, ( unless you want to pay our bills, including property tax, etc. etc. etc.)

How about we plan on the 3rd week in March ? This gives everyone PLENTY of time to put aside 1.5 to 2 hours in your schedule and start the process of STOPPING the Madness.

How about a 6:30-8:00 PM meeting? Everyone should be able to make that work correct? Those of you who have yet to respond, please respectfully do so, all have benefitted [sic] from excessive actions of some more than others.

I’ve lived in this neighborhood and been proactive for 15 years, many of you have also been and done so, and been here even longer, so we can all relate.

If everyone can reply with at least 2 dates the 3rd week in March that work for them to meet, we can coordinate this easily. Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday can work for me.

Craig


From: ■■■■■■■■■■■■ ■■■■■■■■■■■■
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:01 AM
To: CRAIG D
Cc: Bill Belsha; Daniel Halden; ■■■■■■■■■■■■; Johnson Toby; Maya, Neighbor Douglas; Paul P Jordan; debbie Wehbe; judith Parker; Cory S Palka; ■■■■■■■■■■■■
Subject: Re: ! What The H!!!!

Monday, March 19
Tuesday, March 20
Or Wednesday, March 21
Starting at 6:30 pm

as of now any of these 3 dates will work for me

Debbie and I can also host and sponsor pizza and wine

Cheers,

Ferris


On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 6:15 AM, Paul P Jordan <32285@lapd.online> wrote:

I am available on Mon 3/19 or Wed 3/21.

Please be advised: I AM OFF AND NOT AVAILABLE ON TUE 3/20,

Thank you,

PJ


From: Judith Parker ■■■■■■■■■■■■
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 8:09:02 AM
To: Paul P Jordan
Cc: ■■■■■■■■■■■■; CRAIG D; Bill Belsha; Daniel Halden; Johnson Toby; Maya, Neighbor Douglas; debbie Wehbe; Cory S Palka; ■■■■■■■■■■■■
Subject: Re: ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■! What The H!!!!
;
Paul and I can be available either the Monday or Wednesday, it’s important we meet with Officer Jordan, thank you Debbie and Ferris for hosting!

All the best, Judith


On Feb 21, 2018, at 3:46 PM, Paul P Jordan <32285@lapd.online> wrote:

Hi Judy,

I had a nice conversation with the young man inside the tent today.

Needless to say, his tent is gone and he will not be returning to that location. I also went to the LGBT Center and spoke with Andrew, who is now aware of this individual, and will be spoken to by the LGBT staff.

Please keep me posted if he decides to return.

PJ


On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 4:35 PM, toby johnson ■■■■■■■■■■■■

Thank you Officer Jordon, We totally appreciate it .

Best,

Stacy Johnson


On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 9:56 AM, ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ wrote:

Hi To all,

Debbie and I are looking forward to hosting our Neighborhood Meeting on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm at our home located on: ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ We will have pizza and drinks.

The meeting is to discuss how to best deal with the challenges caused by the Homeless Population in our neighborhood and to get to know our neighbors better.
I added:

• Neighborhood Prosecutor, Steve Houchin
• David Ryu’s Office, Catherine Landers
Please RSVP to ■■■■■■■■■■■■ so we can plan accordingly

And if you can think of anyone else to attend please let us send them an invite

Cheers,

Ferris


On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 5:08 PM, Catherine Landers <catherine.landers@lacity.org> wrote:

Hi Ferris,

Thank you for looping me in. I’ve added my colleague Rachel Fox who has recently joined CD4 and will be taking over as field deputy for the area. Are there any other potential dates being considered for this meeting? Unfortunately, neither Rachel nor I are available on the evening of 3/21 due to conflicting meetings. If not, we are happy to discuss further before or after the meeting on how the council office can be of assistance on this issue.

Thank you,

Catherine





Image of senior lead officer LAPD thug Paul Jordan is ©2019 MichaelKohlhaas.Org and you can check its origin story over here.

  1. That’s pronounced “wee bee” if you’re interested.
  2. One of these neighbors actually says this more than once. It’s some kind of variant of the familiar “why do they get to live in this nice neighborhood without paying for it like we do” trope.
  3. And they did plan a neighborhood meeting. Ferris Wehbe and his wife Debbie hosted it at their house. Tangentially, I’ve written here about how important it is to always check the links in public records you receive, and this batch was no exception. Not in this particular conversation, but in another one there was a link to the Google Calendar invite for this meeting: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?action=VIEW&eid=MTQ5Njk0Nzg2MTE0MiAzMjI4NUBsYXBkLmxhY2l0eS5vcmc&tok=MjUjZXRoYW5oaWd1ZXJhLmVoQGdtYWlsLmNvbWQ1OWY4MTc2ZTM2ZmI3M2Q4MTJlODI0NmY4NjBiZmUwOWIzYWM5ZjU&ctz=America/Los_Angeles&hl=en&update_response=1. I clicked on it, and it was live! Amazing! Here’s a screenshot in case that link dies. But seriously, ALWAYS check the links!
  4. Of course I’m sarcastically speaking in the voice of the angry home-dwellers here. But the word’s appropriate not least since delusionary atrocities in the imaginations of the powerful lead pretty regularly to actual atrocities in the real world carried out by the minions of the powerful.
  5. “OOOOOooohhh!! Thank you, you big strong beautiful man, for saving little old us from the scary dangerous homeless tent person!!” as it actually did not say but the tone is the same.
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