1. working or done out of public sight; secret: an undercover investigation.
2. engaged in spying or securing confidential information: an undercover agent.
Presumably, the LAPD has read a dictionary.
In the last two months, There have been three news reports about gangbangers taking potshots at plainclothes police. End of February, beginning of March (okay, fine, just an unmarked car, but still), and now yesterday.
"It's hard to say whether the gunman knew his targets were police," LAPD spokesman Lt. Paul Vernon said. "What it demonstrates is the propensity for gang members to attack perceived ‘outsiders' who venture into claimed territory. Such is the nature of the gang mentality."Yeah, I'd buy that. As Chief Bratton said in an interview in January, "Most of them are sociopaths. Most of them are semi-literate. And almost none of them have graduated from high school."
Doesn't exactly paint the picture of intellectual rigor, does it?
So, stupid is as stupid does. But still, are you guys sure you're cover hasn't been blown?