Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

When the first Mayor of Lost Angels, Jackie Murphy, was elected, Lost Angels Police Department was formed and money set aside to build new police precincts throughout the five boroughs. These early police were not well-trained, but they were full-time recruits, paid a decent salary, and keen to help clean up a lawless city. In time, their professionalism improved, but the force is still young, and on occasion, prone to violence worse than that which they are supposed to prevent. Furthermore, corruption has become more of a problem as organized crime has gained a bigger foothold in Lost Angels.

The LAPD has jurisdiction in the five boroughs. Within the Holy City, the Guardian Angels are the law. They are organized into flights of six, led by a far more able “officer class,” the Avenging Angels. The Guardian Angels patrol the walled city and the various church interests beyond. They are also tasked with investigating any crimes within the Holy City, and can technically (upon the order of Sister Judith) claim jurisdiction over any other part of the five boroughs, though this has never actually been attempted.

Guns in Lost Angels
Firearms are legally available in Lost Angels, as long as the bearer has a permit. Permits can be obtained from City Hall, provided the applicant can prove how it might be useful. This applies to revolvers and semi-automatics. Individuals desiring bigger guns are required to apply for an enhanced license, in which they need a reasonable reason for a bigger weapon.

Of course, the criminal element has none of these restrictions. The end of WWII saw a large number of army surplus and captured Axis weaponry coming back into the country as souvenirs, and many of these weapons ended up in circulation on the black market.

Crime and Punishment

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