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Marines train by embedding with LAPD

• Julie Watson via
LOS ANGELES - A tough-talking, muscular Los Angeles police sergeant steadily rattled off tips to a young Marine riding shotgun as they raced in a patrol car to a drug bust: Be aware of your surroundings. Watch body language. Build rapport.

Marine Lt. Andrew Abbott, 23, took it all in as he peered at the graffiti-covered buildings, knowing the lessons he learned recently in one of the city's toughest neighborhoods could help him soon in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. ; var ifr = document.getElementById("afz_ifr_1440951622"); ifr.src = "";


"People are the center of gravity, and if you do everything you can to protect them, then they'll protect you," he said. "That's something true here and pretty much everywhere."

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Comment by Concerned Patriot
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This part really got to me

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So true so true  ;_;

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Or are LAPD being trained by the Marines?  Quid Quo Pro?

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