Sayonara To La La Land

The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the city's police union, recently came up with a bargaining tactic in labor negotiations that's likely to go unused. To prod negotiations along, L.A.'s finest threatened to distribute videotapes overseas, warning crime-sensitive tourists to stay away. In Japan, the message would be redundant. On Mar. 25, two Japanese students were gunned down in a brutal carjacking in nearby San Pedro. Now, Japanese tourists threaten to avoid L.A. in droves.

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