Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan said the tapes made him "sick." District Attorney Gil Garcetti said they "embarrassed" him, and Police Chief Willie Williams said he was going to comb the LAPD for Fuhrman-like cops and -- somehow -- get rid of them. "The politicians are saying what they have to say, but blacks here don't believe a word of it," reports TIME's Sylvestor Monroe from Los Angeles. "No one in the black community is shocked or horrified at the tapes. They know nothing has changed in Los Angeles since Rodney King. Fuhrman just confirms it."