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Chief Deputy Emada Tingirides Serves as the Bridge to a Better Relationship Between the Community and Law Enforcement
October 8, 2020
The law enforcement culture is going through a deep conditioning within Los Angeles, recent incidents triggered a global awareness of the imbalance in community protection. It unveiled a disconnection between the purpose of the police and the spirit of trust among the community. Los Angeles has looked to bridge that gap by designing the Community Safety Partnership Program in 2011. Captain Emada Tingirides has been the Coordinator Sergeant for CSP, she has embodied the mission and now leads the programs as Deputy Chief. ... read more »
Two Sheriff’s Deputies Shot in Compton; Los Angeles County sets $100,000 Reward for Any Information
September 15, 2020
Los Angeles is experiencing turbulence amid residents and those sworn to protect them. Chairwoman Barger disclosed that two LAPD deputies were ambushed over the weekend. Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas and Barger are offering a $100,000 reward for any information leading to a capture of those who committed the violence. ... read more »
Amid the Epidemic of Police Shootings and Racialized Violence Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Hosts Leadership Dialogue
September 10, 2020
In response to an increase in shootings of unarmed Black men and women, including the recent shooting of Dijon Kizzee in South Los Angeles, and subsequent protests against the racialized violence endured at the hands of law enforcement towards communities of color, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, in collaboration with the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles (INLV), led a leadership level virtual dialogue on Racism, Policing, the Pandemic + Beyond. ... read more »
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Community-Based Alternatives to Police Response Advances to Governor’s Desk
September 3, 2020
A bill to establish a pilot program to have community-based organizations serve as first responders instead of the police awaits only Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature. ... read more »
George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Heads to the Floor for a Full Vote; The House Judiciary Committee voted 24 to 14.
June 17, 2020
Within the conversation between legislators supporting the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, the general tone was this day was long overdue. The House Judiciary Committee passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, by a vote of 24 to 14. Capitol Hill has responded to the demands for police reform, the goals are set to ensure equality, community safety, and to hold those accountable who abuse power and act out excessive use of force. ... read more »
The Commitment of Eight Minutes and Forty-Six Seconds; Honoring George Floyd at His Home Coming
June 4, 2020
Political leaders and spiritual guidance affirmed Big Floyd’s homecoming; close friends and families gathered to find comfort in one another as George Floyd lay to rest. In the streets, diverse groups stood in reflection of the murders that happened similar to the injustice on May 25. The world stood for eight minutes and forty-six seconds in honor of George Floyd. ... read more »
Black and Missing Foundation Shines Spotlight on Missing Persons and Their Families
March 19, 2020
Derrica Wilson and her sister Natalie noticed what had become the norm for mainstream media when it comes to the plight of missing women and girls of color: there was little to no media coverage. As a result, in 2008, Derrica and Natalie founded the nonprofit Black and Missing Foundation with a mission to bring awareness to missing persons of color and to provide vital resources and tools to missing person's families and friends. ... read more »
Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke (Ret) Why I Support District Attorney Jackie Lacey
February 5, 2020
I became acquainted with Jackie Lacey while I was on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She had worked her way up in the DA’s office and accompanied the Supervisors in their forays to Washington to identify funds for innovative programs to improve our Justice system. ... read more »
Why can’t South L.A. be 100% employed?
October 24, 2019
A trusted advisor once told me, “Never reach over a dollar to pick up a dime.” It’s a metaphor I’ve lived by as a social entrepreneur and president and CEO of talent development accelerator LeadersUp for the last five years. It reminds me not to play small if I want to make transformative impact, which leads me to ask: Why can’t South L.A. be 100 percent employed? ... read more »
NNPA Newswire Special Report: Police Shootings of African Americans
October 24, 2019
White ex-officer is working to change the culture ... read more »
Kierra Coles: Young, Pregnant, Black and Still Missing
October 18, 2019
"She was already excited about becoming a mother," Karen Phillips, Kierra's mother, told ABC News shortly after Kierra disappeared. "That's all my child ever wanted, to be a mom and accomplish all the things she set to accomplish – to have a nice paying job which she had, to get a new car which she bought, to move into her own apartment which she did, and to become a mother which she was about to." ... read more »
Black Teens Receive 11 Life Sentences in Crime Where No One Was Hurt
May 9, 2019
A 2012 Human Rights Watch report noted that the state of California had de facto sentenced 301 people to die in its prisons for crimes they committed when they were under the age of 18. ... read more »
Epidemic of Missing Black Girls Continues to Stump Authorities, Frustrate Parents
February 28, 2019
“One thing I think for sure about the missing teens is that human trafficking is a hotbed in my city [and around the country],” said Psychologist and Navy veteran Sheri Davis, who lives in Madison, Alabama. “I think it’s very easy for the courts and police to turn their heads the other way and not deal with the problem at hand.” ... read more »
DC Police Defies Union and Makes Room to Personally Escort Racist to DC Rally
August 13, 2018
White Nationalist Jason Kessler and his Klan escorted by DC police. – Getty Image Over the weekend Donald Trump’s racist supporters held a rally in DC on the anniversary of Charlottesville where a woman was killed by a white nationalist last year. ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas appointed to national leadership position
March 8, 2018
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has been appointed chairman of the Nominating Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo), which unites officials from the United States' 3,069 county governments to advocate with a collective voice on national policy. ... read more »
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