PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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1:00 – 1:30
1:30 – 2:00
Keeping your pets safe during the hustle and bustle of the holidays
The holidays can bring out some peculiar behavior in people, and pets aren’t immune to the chaos that can comes with this busy season. Many pets even find themselves in a new home after being adopted as a holiday gift. Unfortunately, pets are not always properly cared for this time of year, as people get caught up with all of the holiday festivities and food. Dogs and cats, for example, are sometimes accidentally allowed access to chocolate, poinsettias, or mistletoe, all of which can be fatal to our four legged friends. Before you give your loved one a new puppy or new kitty this holiday season, make sure you take all of the necessary safety precautions into consideration, life keeping plants, flowers, alcoholic drinks and electric wiring out of reach. How do your pets spend the holidays? If you’ve ever given or received a pet as a holiday gift, tell us your story.
Michael Chill, dog trainer and behavior specialist
2:00 – 2:40
Ask the Chief: law and order with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
Fourteen hundred police officers with batons and riot gear marched into the park in front of Los Angeles City Hall in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, November 30th to evict Occupy protesters who had been camping there for weeks; this was just one of numerous incidents that have kept the LAPD and Chief Charlie Beck busier than usual lately. To clear the Occupy camp, the LAPD abandoned classic strategies and designed a crowd control plan that was unique to the downtown site. Beck said police knew they did not want to merely push the protestors out because, as he explained, “the last thing we wanted was to be chasing them through the streets.” Accordingly, the police executed a strategy that would ideally divide and isolate protesters and minimize conflict. The department also used undercover officers in the weeks leading up to the raid in order to obtain inside information from protesters regarding any potential complications such as planned violent resistance. In an apparent retaliation for the LAPD raid, CabinCr3w, a hacker group associated with Anonymous, posted the names, addresses, emails, and other personal information (including family members) of between 40 and 50 LAPD officers on the internet. On another note, the towing and impound practices of cars belonging to unlicensed drivers is under scrutiny and texting while driving increased 50 percent over the last year, adding to the already maddening traffic in L.A. Taking time out of his busy schedule, Chief Beck joins us for our regular Q&A on these issues and more.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
2:40 – 3:00