The Cops vs. Simon Rodia

freedom       2000-09-01 
Everything turned out okay for the Democrats in the end. Al Gore got his postconvention bounce in the polls. Hollywood unbelted millions for the Democratic National Committee. Bill Clinton fired the opening salvoes of his 2004 campaign and raised a few bucks for his library. But mostly it was an opportunity for the LAPD to show what life will be like in the police state just round the corner.