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Dillinger 04-16-2010 07:04 PM

RIP Chief Gates
Former LA police chief Daryl Gates dies at 83 | Reuters

Controversial, hard nosed, some would say the wrong man for the job, but he did a lot of good in his time as chief in a City that didn't have a lot going for it.

His War on Gangs was VERY successful and I think it was just too NON-PC for Kalifornia, even at the time.

In any event, RIP to a man that served many!


canebrake 04-16-2010 07:22 PM

Godspeed Chief Gates

skullcrusher 04-16-2010 07:39 PM

He was the chief during the riots and he handled himself with professionalism and class. Any city would have lucky to have him as Chief.

I listened to an interview of him side-by-side with Easy E on the Howard Stern show. Howard pointed out that E had on a $40k Rolex and asked Chief Gates what brand of watch he had. Timex. Howard also brought up the song "F*ck the Police" and asked Gates what he tought about it. He said it was no big deal as they had a right to rap or sing about whatever they wanted. He handled himself better than most when on the Stern Show and he was respectful of everyone. They don't make men like that much anymore. I remember having more respect for him after that show. It seemed he did not play the politics that most Chiefs of Police have to play since they are appointed by the Mayor.

*respect Chief Gates*

dunerunner 04-16-2010 07:43 PM

RIP Cheif!!

lonyaeger 04-16-2010 08:20 PM

He was a good man. I lived in SoCal during his tenure, and his son worked for me at one time. You could tell he was raised by a good man.

RIP Chief Gates.

yesicarry 04-16-2010 08:23 PM

R.I.P. Chief Gates..

As a resident of Los Angeles for 41 years, some might say he was a little brash in his ways. More liked his actions as he was very active against gangs.
Personally, L.A. needs another hard-nosed police chief to take charge and handle the out of control crime rates that plague my hometown..

Condolences to the Gates family. We have lost one good Cop !!

CA357 04-16-2010 10:28 PM

Rest in peace Chief.

M14sRock 04-17-2010 03:12 AM

RIP Chief.

shadecorp 04-19-2010 03:16 PM

Another Good Man gone. :(
I live next door to l.a.
and know how badly we need more like him.
R.I.P. Chief Gates.

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