Crime in Los Angeles is so bad that the head of the police officers' union is just straight-up telling tourists not to visit
· Dec 12, 2021 ·

If you were thinking of visiting Los Angeles to see family or maybe just take a week there to see the sights, well, the police union there has simple simple advice for you: Don't do that.

"My message to anyone thinking about coming to Los Angeles, especially during the holiday season, is don't," Jamie McBride, the head of the LA Police Protective League, the union representing LAPD officers, said in a television interview.

The message from McBride comes as what many residents and business owners view as a wave of crime slamming the city and surrounding areas.

"We can't guarantee your safety. It is really, really out of control. I said it to people before, it's like that movie ‘Purge,' you know, instead of 24 hours to commit your crime, these people have 365 days days to commit whatever they want," McBride said.

Yeah, "The Purge" was a markedly bad movie, not at all worth the $12 I recall spending on the ticket.

But somehow I imagine the Los Angeles version will be even worse.

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