That also says nothing about racism, and also points out that complaints of violence are not correlated with police coercion.
Police coercion is defined as actual or threatened use of force. I don't understand why do you keep grasping at straws here.
Pants-of-dog wrote:Please quote the exact text where the DOJ report discusses racism as part of the Rampart scandal.
Why would it address racism as a problem within the LAPD in the wake of the scandal if race had nothing to do with it? Also, do you believe that the shooting of African American policeman Kevin Gaines was racially motivated? So far all instances of police violence against African Americans are, so I see no reason for you to make an exception here.
Pants-of-dog wrote:And it does not matter what I believe or not. What matters is what the voters believed when they did not re-elect the DA. You have the burden of showing that the DA lost their job because of their apparent refusal to deal with police racism. The Rampart scandal does not support your claim.
Since the Rampart Scandal did include issues of race, you are wrong here.
Pants-of-dog wrote:The AG only became involved after widespread protests. If there had been no protests, it would have ended there.
Are you arguing that black people need to engage in widespread protests as part of the system, and that this is how it is normally expected to operate?
If not, you are simply ignoring the protests and why they occur: because it is obvious that the system is set up to let cops kill black people with impunity.
Since DAs are elected officials, protests are in fact related to their job too. But it is also false that protests were necessary to prosecute these incidents of police brutality against African Americans, as the Rampart Scandal shows.