The LA County officials etc had a big meeting about their new plans. What caught my eye was that every single person representing the city, county, and law enforcement was white, while every single person on their "suspect board" was black, mostly in on possession of marijuana or firearms.
Now, I'm not making a big racism claim... but the entire setup seems entirely counter-intuitive. It creates a situation where there is a line between citizen and cop, which only cultivates violent gang activity and attacks on police officers.
I would say that there should be effort to put cops on the street that can actually fit in and be trusted. That isn't to say, hire gangsters. But rather, promote the occupation of policing, or move in some black cops from other areas.
The entire thing reminded me of sectarian Iraq. In LA, everyone has their part of the city controlled by gangs, and police struggling. Make the struggle easier. Go back to putting officers on the beat, not just in patrol cars. Be visual, be able to be friendly with the neighborhood, and you'll see a lot of bad guys get called in by residents.