RIP Maywood Police Dept. - 10-7
- I used to like Maywood !! That was a long time ago.
This transmission is the last 4 minutes of the Maywood Police Department.
Maywood is a suburb of Los Angeles and was at one time a "Leave it to
Beaver" community. Over the years, the original citizens moved away and it
became a 98% Mexican (predominately illegal) community of renters. The taxes
of the properties were still being assessed at the rates of the owners from
the 1940s. The population exploded from one family per household to as
many as 5 families per household. 5 times the population put a huge strain
on the infrastructures of police, fire, paramedics and schools without taxes
to support it. All but one of the city officials were Mexican, just one
generation from the border, and sympathetic to the "poor immigrants." They
refused to pass laws overseeing the percentage of homes rented or number of
person allowed in one home. The city went bankrupt and fired all of its
employees. Now, the County of Los Angeles is compelled by law to provide
those services. The citizens of other communities in Los Angeles County are
now footing the bill for police, fire, and schools, sewage, water, parks,
street repair. The county is already stretched to its limits because Maywood
is one of at least a dozen other suburbs whose infrastructure is crumbling
because of the same issues. The Maywood employees lost their jobs,
benefits, and retirements.
You'll here the radio code "10-7" That is the code when a patrol unit
goes out of service. You'll hear the calls signs of "Lincoln" and "Charlie."
Those are codes for Lieutenants and Captains. The dispatcher is a Los
Angeles County Sheriff dispatcher who read the history of the Maywood police
In essence the back was broken. American citizens lost good jobs that
every American citizen dreams of. Supporters of immigration say that
immigrants only take away jobs that Americans don't want to do. Really? Listen to
the voices of the officers signing off for the last time. These employees
were not tomato pickers.
Do you think it could happen to your community? You bet your butt!
Be sure to vote this November.
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