In Silver Lake, Some Believe the LAPD Lacks Transparency, but is that True?
Once again, rumblings in the Silver Lake community have painted the LAPD in bad light. Following a series of incidents, some involving gunshots, over the last month, one community member, who wished to remain anonymous, tells LAist that he believes the LAPD is suppressing another robbery trend.
Last year, the Silver Lake community erupted in anger after a handful of street robberies went unreported to the community until hand-written flyers were plastered on the streets and e-mails were sent out by neighborhood activists. That created a storm of buzz among the community, eventually leading to various press events and public meetings. At the same time, five high school students were robbed on the street in Sherman Oaks, but no anger surfaced within the community, perhaps because the local station informed the community once the trend was identified.
Over on the neighborhood council website for the neighboring Atwater Village, which is patrolled by the same division that oversees a part of Silver Lake, one anonymous forum post regarding last night's shooting injury during an attempted purse snatching reads: