Los Angeles, CA—William Bratton announced his resignation just one year into a three-year term as LAPD’s top cop. The move is said to enable Bratton to take a post in private security.
Bratton seems to have avoided scandal, labor problems or out-of-control crime during his reign. The ride of peace and prosperity is rapidly coming to a close in the land of free money for slackers. Leaving now makes perfect sense for the 61 year-old in light of a bleak future for Los Angeles.
As California releases many tens of thousands of criminals from its prisons crime can be expected to rise off the charts. The convicts will be released into a bankrupt state that has chased far too many employers away through extortionate taxation. That’s a recipe for a total catastrophe. Bratton knows this and that he’s be better off anywhere away from the once Golden State.
This move has caught Los Angeles public officials by surprise. He also recently put his home up for sale. They will now have to scramble to find a replacement.
With California’s gun laws that protect criminals, law abiding citizens better rethink their following the unconstitutional gun prohibitions. Police will never be able to contain crime or provide reasonable protection for the public. Angelinos will have little choice but judicious use of self-help. It may be time to take one of the training programs offered by the NRA.
Bratton is expected to hold a press conference at noon today (PST). I don’t expect much light to be shed on his stunning departure.