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COUNCIL TACKLES PROBLEM OF POLICE STOPPING MOTORISTS FOR ‘DRIVING WHILE BLACK’
July 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Police Department could be removed from enforcing traffic rules under a new proposal that addresses one of the most problematic and racially charged elements of police interaction with people of color — traffic stops. ... read more »
L.A. Community Leaders and Grass Roots Organizations Come Together to Discuss ‘The People’s Budget’, Redefining the City’s Financial Pipeline
July 2, 2020
Elected officials along with activist members unveiled the fear behind the word “defunding” in reference to the irrigation adjustment of city budget. ... read more »
City Council Cuts $150 Million From LAPD Budget to Fund Community Programs
July 1, 2020
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to cut $150 million from the police department's budget next fiscal year, following weeks of demands from activists to reduce funding for law enforcement. ... read more »
Chief Bernard Parks: DA Candidate George Gascon is Not Who He Says He is
June 25, 2020
In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd, we witnessed an outpouring of grief and support.  We have also begun a long-overdue conversation about police & community interaction, most notably concerning the use of violence by police officers towards people of color.  As an African American man and a former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, I welcome this conversation and believe that much good can arise from this discussion.  ... read more »
Wesson, Martinez Call for Reforms to Replace Police Officers with Non-Law Enforcement Agencies For Non-Violent Calls
June 18, 2020
Councilmember Herb Wesson and Council President Nury Martinez, supported by Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, and Curren Price have called for the development of an unarmed model of crisis response that would divert non-violent calls for service away from LAPD, replacing them with the appropriate non-law enforcement agencies. ... read more »
105-Year-Old Compton Woman Celebrates her Birthday in Style
June 18, 2020
Happy Birthday Matilda Roberts! ... read more »
 7 LAPD Employees Removed from Field Amid Protest Misconduct Investigations
June 11, 2020
 Nearly five dozen allegations of misconduct by Los Angeles Police Department officers during recent protests against police brutality are being investigated, and seven employees have been removed from field duty, the department announced today.  ... read more »
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Files Assault Charge Against LAPD Officer, Will Not File Charges for Curfew Violations, Failure to Disperse
June 11, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced this week that a Los Angeles police officer has been charged with an on-duty assault of a 28-year-old man in April. ... read more »
Thousands Show Up for George Floyd and Justice in Los Angeles
June 11, 2020
Thousands took to the streets of Los Angeles this past weekend, and into the early part of this week, marking the 14th consecutive day of protests sparked by the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Looks to Find 250-Million Dollars of Cuts in the City Budget, for Police Reform and New Opportunities in Underserved Communities.
June 4, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti announced he has responded to Obama’s call for action and signed the Mayor’s Pledge. The mayor updated the community with the current status of safety measures that will take affect immediately. The mayor was joined by Eileen Decker, President of the Los Angeles Police Commission. She spoke of the review and revision in the police department. ... read more »
A Timeline of the George Floyd Protests in L.A.
June 4, 2020
The death of 46-year-old Minneapolis-resident George Floyd has sent ripples of protests calling for action against police brutality in not only Minnesota, but all over the country. ... read more »
Wesson Attends Black Lives Matter Protest to Help De-Escalate LAPD Response
June 4, 2020
Wesson decided to come to the scene after seeing video of hundreds of police officers surrounding the protestors. ... read more »
Los Angeles Mayor Takes Knee Amid Peaceful Protests
June 3, 2020
There were several sizable demonstrations in Los Angeles and Mayor Eric Garcetti took a knee at one while in a crowd outside police headquarters. However, later in the day, hundreds gathered outside Garcetti's house and protested. ... read more »
Davion Pilgrim says There is Still Time for Unity; 16-year Old Talks About the Power of Peace in Protest
June 2, 2020
Davion Pilgrim, a 16-year old student from Morning Side High school shared his story of recently being racially profiled and accused of gang affiliation by the police. He is an athlete and president of the youth department at Greater Zion Church in Compton. Pilgrim promoted Conversations of understanding are needed. ... read more »
Los Angeles Director of Public Health Links Murder of George Floyd to Injustice Seen Within the Black Community Facing COVID-19
June 1, 2020
Numbers surrounding coronavirus shared on Monday, June 1, reflected 22 additional deaths. The racial background collected from a number of fatal cases shown 12% were African American. Ferrer expressed the lifetime of stress associated with being black in America, contribute to the health conditions found in the collective culture and it starts at birth. ... read more »
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