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Police to Patrol Westside Less, Residents Not Happy

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The Westside, especially areas like Padific Palisades, is not that dangerous. Let's just call it property crime/non-violent land. The LAPD now has a plan that will move 26 officers from the West Los Angeles Division to other areas of higher crime in a reorganization of patrol areas because two new stations are opening--one in Koreatown and another in the West Valley.

It's safe to say people are not thrilled with the idea. "I'm upset about it. We are the ones who put in the most tax dollars, yet we're getting fewer patrols," said Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, who represents much of the Westside, to the LA Times. "They say they are not singling us out. But to me it is unacceptable. We pay good money for good protection. We are not happy."