LAPD Under Fire After Arranging Mexican Mafia Leader To Wealthy Dinner For The Entertainment Of Business Executives

LAPDS$$There is a bizarre story out of Los Angeles where the Los Angeles Police Department spent $22,000 (and had 38 LAPD employees work 320 hours) to bring Rene “Boxer” Enriquez, the infamous ex-Mexican Mafia leader, to an exclusive dinner for private executives. He was featured as a secret, surprise speaker for the well-heeled group called the Young Presidents’ Organization, which describes itself as “the world’s premier peer network of chief executives and business leaders.” Making things worse was the use of an invalid prior order to justify the excursion of “Boxer” Enriquez to entertain the wealthy patrons.

While Enriquez has cooperated with prosecutors, Gov. Jerry Brown recently denied him parole (over the recommendation of prosecutors) due to his history of violence and Brown’s view that he still presented “an unreasonable danger to society if released.”

300px-THOMAS_COUTURE_-_Los_Romanos_de_la_Decadencia_(Museo_de_Orsay,_1847._Óleo_sobre_lienzo,_472_x_772_cm)There is an inescapable fear of the Roman games era in this dinner. Gladiators were often brought to dinners to thrill the wealthy Roman citizens. The invitation for the dinner promised a once in a lifetime opportunity for the audience to hear a surprise guest and that attendees would be “amazed, shocked, blown away and maybe even a little scared.”

Strangely, a commanding officer at LAPD characterized the event as a law enforcement training session when he asked for approval of the event. The visit required a massive amount of administrative personnel and time, including a police helicopter to scout his route to the building and SWAT officers who secured the area.

Four LAPD officers attended the event with the 175 wealthy diners as well as 10 other “high-ranking law enforcement executives” from other agencies. The audience was thrilled when Enriquez was first shown in silhouette behind a curtain as a voice built up excitement. The curtain was then raised to show Enriquez in a black business suit, with his hands cuffed to waist chains and his legs in shackles.”

They all then had a lovely dinner and Enriquez signed copies of a 2009 book about his life.

Source: LA Times

41 thoughts on “LAPD Under Fire After Arranging Mexican Mafia Leader To Wealthy Dinner For The Entertainment Of Business Executives”

  1. Los Angeles is a little Mexico. Politics are tough to keep up with. Whatever happens in LA should stay there, but it doesn’t. English is probably a second language.

  2. “Perhaps the American Empire’s Gibbon will write about the psychological affinity of members of America’s upper-class and members of the American and Mexican Mafias.”

    Makes me think of The Pirates of Penzance.

  3. Well, as David Hume famously observed, or it may been Twiggy, “De gustibus non est disputandum.”

    I only hope you don’t regret your bridge-burning as the US becomes increasingly feudal, and that you’re not one of the serfs outside looking in.

  4. @ Squeeky Clean

    Re flapdoodle, here it is in a sentence: “Almost more than anything else in life, he loved Vermontianite maple syrup on his banana chip flapdoodles.”

    Hope that’s helpful.

  5. @ SierraRose

    “@Ken Rogers Bonk is a verb meaning to strike or cause to come in contact with. As in bonking someone over the head with baseball bat. While bonking someone in the head may cause them to become crazy that is not the meaning of the verb bonk.”

    OK, Ms. Oxford Unabridged, then what does it mean to “bonker” someone? As in “She bonkered him with gusto”?

  6. Paul C. Schulte

    “Ken – you need to read more.

    bonk verb (HAVE SEX)

    “› [I or T] UK humorous slang to have sex with someone:
    “I bonked the prince, says sexy Sarah” declared the newspaper headline.”

    Your familiarity with Vulgar British, rather than American, slang only confirms my earlier assertion that you’ll never get invited to upper-class American dinners, Paul. Lingua franca and all that.

    1. Ken – I am very comfortable not being invited to any 1% parties. I watch a lot of British and foreign TV and films because the quality is better than the US. The UK version of Shameless is far better than the American one. A whole lot of bonking goes on in it.

    1. @ Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

      “All the flapadoodle over a spelling error (well-healed) makes me think of puns and Irish Poems!”

      I think the word is “flapdoodle,” Sqeaks.

      I *do* like your pomes, though. Imaginative and ketchy. (Those are for SierraRose) 🙂

  7. @Ken Rogers Bonk is a verb meaning to strike or cause to come in contact with. As in bonking someone over the head with baseball bat. While bonking someone in the head may cause them to become crazy that is not the meaning of the verb bonk.

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