Cops Gun Down un-Armed
LA Times fires Ted Rall ”“ evidence blows up
in newspaper’s face
By Greg Palast | Reader Supported News
Ted Rall is a lying, fantasist scumbag.
Or maybe, just maybe, the LA Times, complicit with the Los Angeles police, have slandered and slimed America’s toughest critic of police violence.The story: On July 27, the LA Times fired their long-time columnist and cartoonist Ted Rall for fabricating a story of police misconduct. The LA Times’ evidence? A tape recording provided by the LAPD. Problem was, the tape was muffled””possibly tampered with.
When audio experts cleaned the garbage interference on the tape””uh, oh!- the LAPD and LA Times accusations fell to pieces.
The details: On May 11, Ted Rall wrote his umpteenth column in the LA Times, LAPD’s Crosswalk Crackdown: Don’t Police Have Something Better to do? about gang violence: the gang is the LAPD. This was Rall’s lightest jab of all, a satirical remembrance of when, 14 years earlier, a cop put him in handcuffs for a simple jaywalking ticket.
Unbeknownst to Rall, the jaywalker-stalker cop had recorded this big bust. The LAPD dropped the tape on the Times.
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(Rall is a Fellow of The Palast Investigative Fund)
The police source said the recording and other info proved Rall was lying. That the tape proved that Rall had never …more