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Former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates just died. You know, they guy who was founded DARE, was a consultant for the TV show SWAT and was at a swank fndraiser in the wealthy suburb of Brentwood during the Rodney King riots–all in all very LA career….

Black Flag drummer Greg Cameron recalls

Gates would get Black Flag tour dates and phone ahead to the local law enforcement agencies in those towns to “warn” them that Flag was coming.

And then there was the March 17, 1979 Elks Lodge “Riot” in downtown LA where riot geared cops cracked the skulls of punk rockers at a multiband show near McArthur Park in downtown Los Angeles.

Gates’ other career “highlights” here including his homophobic attitude towards the LGBT  community .