Better hurry up and get in line. Michael Jackson’s memorial service is Tuesday, and they’re giving away 11,000 free tickets.
The service is to be held in the 20,000 seat Staples Center set smack-dab in the center of downtown Los Angeles. Upwards of 100,000 people are expected to show up.
The LAPD is too broke to afford the overtime necessary for crowd control. This is an interesting juxtaposition that speaks volumes about the sorry of our media. The coverage of Jackson’s untimely death has been layered on thick and fast, conveniently shoving the latest news of our economic meltdown to the inside pages, assuming it makes the cut in the first place.
Now they converge briefly over Jackson’s memorial service. The city can’t afford to provide security.
Will anybody notice?