Beck and Baca - Law and Order in the Southland
One of the largest cities in the nation sits within one of the most populous counties – welcome to sunny Los Angeles. With an area of 4,060 square miles, a population of 10,441,100 people who speak 224 different languages and 400 different known gangs, Los Angeles is a lot to handle for a resident, let alone the people running the organizations that keep the peace. Imagine you’re LAPD Chief Beck or L.A. County Sheriff Baca and you’re in charge of law and order in this multi-cultural stew, with dwindling budgets and increasing demands on your force. How do you balance the day to day demands of catching criminals and tracking transgressors, crime prevention, anti-gang activities, working with other agencies to secure homeland security as well as community outreach? Patt Morrison, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and LA County Sheriff Lee Baca presented an inside view of law and order in the southland, Wednesday evening, December 8th, at 7:00pm in the Crawford Family Forum, or send them to us! Audience members were invited to come early and meet the four-legged members of the LAPD’s K-9 unit and find out about special programs like Lock It, Hide It, Keep It; iWATCH, Team Sheriff Racing and the Sheriff's bicycle safety program called BEAR. Special appearance by The Bricks - L.A.’s new multi-cultural group of young musicians who get out their message for at-risk youth through rock, hip-hop and soul. The Bricks youth musical group was developed through the L.A. County Human Relations Commission’s youth music and mentoring program, Project One. The eight-member band, ages 17-19, is supported by the HRC and Grammy Award-winning producers KC Porter (Santana, Ricky Martin, Ozomatli, Selena) and JB Eckl (Santana, Ozomatli, En Vogue, War), and BMI Music’s Malik Levy, among others. To listen to this event, please visit the PATT MORRISON website.