Last updated on: 3/20/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“[G]iving up on the death penalty would mean giving up on justice for crime victims and their families. The prisoners currently on California’s death row have murdered more than 1,000 people. Of those, 229 were children, 43 were peace officers, and 294 of the victims were sexually assaulted and tortured. Having a functional death penalty law will help us protect the public from society’s worst criminals and bring some measure of closure to the families whose loved ones were cruelly taken from them.”

“Reform, Don’t Repeal, the Death Penalty,” laapoa.com (accessed Mar. 10, 2017)

Description:

“The Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA) represents the sworn police officers and firefighters of the Los Angeles Airport Police Department assigned to protect and serve Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY).”

“Mission of the Los Angeles Airport Police,” laapoa.com (accessed Mar. 20, 2017)

Mission:

“The Mission of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA) is to maintain a leadership role in organizing, empowering and representing the interests of all current and retired members.

To facilitate a member driven organization that promotes public awareness that encourages and upholds a professional image to the aviation community and public at large.

To preserve an environment in which members interact and work towards achieving common goals and objectives; define and enhance standards for professionalism.

To advocate for ensuring the latest training and equipment is identified, provided, and implemented for all of its law enforcement and public safety professionals.

To represent and protect the rights and benefits of all our members”

“Mission of the Los Angeles Airport Police,” laapoa.com (accessed Mar. 20, 2017)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?