Southland Episode
Season 4, Episode 3
Air date January 31, 2012
Written by Jason Horwitch
Directed by Felix Alcala
Episode Guide

"Community" is the third episode of the fourth season of Southland. It originally aired on January 31 2012. It was written by consulting producer Jason Horwitch and directed by Felix Alcala.

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Police Officer III Sammy Bryant and Police Officer II Ben Sherman are assigned to watch the neighbourhood of “2 Tray” gang leader and police informant 'Day Day' Crawford. Bryant chafes with the assignment, seeing protecting Crawford as a waste of time. He has parking enforcement officers issue tickets to all of the gang members vehicles in the neighbourhood. Sherman’s infamy for punching a teenager (in “Underwater”) helps him to make new sexual conquests and earns him the DCA (dumbest cop alive) award from his colleagues. They are sent to protect Crawford from his rivals in the "64 Hustlers" gang when he hosts a celebration at a roller rink on "Hood Day". Bryant leaves the area to aid a stranded motorist, managing to score a date with the driver in the process. He then goes for Tacos, ignoring Sherman's protests. 'Day Day' kills several members of the rival gang. When they go to arrest him he and an associate attempt to flee. Bryant catches 'Day Day' while Sherman pursues the other suspect into an ally. Bryant leaves 'Day Day' handcuffed to a telegraph pole to allow him to pursue and assist Sherman. They lose the other suspect and when they return 'Day Day' has been beaten and stabbed to death.

Police Officer III+1 John Cooper and Police Officer III Jessica Tang are still bruised from an encounter with a violent suspect. They solve a series of robberies committed on Saturdays in a Jewish neighbourhood but clash with residents about investigating on the Sabbath. They are involved in a neighbourhood dispute about a paedophile resident. The paedophile is assaulted and Cooper lets the perpetrator off with a warning. Cooper tells Tang that he believes paedophiles should be castrated upon sentencing. Later they are called back to the area to find that the residents have set fire to the paedophile’s house and are all jointly taking responsibility for the crime.

Detective Lydia Adams and Detective Ruben Robinson investigate the murder of Maria LaGuerro, a duplicitous financial advisor. They find that she has ruined several members of her own latino community through her immoral business practices and eventually tie the murder to a man forced into homelessness by her actions. Robinson spends the day preparing a speech for the quinceanera of his daughter Gabriella.

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