Cops Gun Down un-Armed
LA Times fires Ted Rall â€“ evidence blows up
in newspaperâ€™s face
By Greg PalastÂ |Â Reader Supported News
Ted Rall is a lying, fantasist scumbag.
Or maybe, just maybe, the LA Times,Â complicit with the Los Angeles police, have slandered and slimed Americaâ€™s toughest critic of police violence.The story:Â On July 27, the LA Times fired their long-time columnist and cartoonist Ted Rall for fabricating a story of police misconduct.Â The LA Timesâ€™ evidence?Â A tape recording provided by the LAPD.Â Problem was, the tape was muffledâ€”possibly tampered with.
When audio experts cleaned the garbage interference on the tapeâ€”uh, oh!- the LAPD and LA Times accusations fell to pieces.
The details:Â 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:Â the gang is the LAPD.Â This was Rallâ€™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.Â 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