Archiv: Los Angeles


15.06.2020 - 07:54 [ LA Times ]

Thousands march in Hollywood for LGBTQ rights and racial justice

The march was organized by the Black Advisory Board, made up of Black LGBTQ+ leaders and organizations. On the event’s website, the board posted a statement announcing a protest “in direct response to racial injustice, systemic racism, and all forms of oppression.”

Some activists gathered around President Trump’s star on the Walk of Fame and demanded his removal from office because of his divisive rhetoric and insensitivity to racial justice issues.

06.06.2020 - 12:07 [ Gabriel Padua Rodriguez / Twitter ]

Fuck garcetti. For any community activist or progressive that wants to challenge him in the next primary I will phonebank, canvas and help your campaign 7 days/per week #garcettiresign

06.06.2020 - 09:38 [ David Zahniser, L.A. Times reporter / Twitter ]

„Eric, do you really believe that Los Angeles police officers are killers?“ LAPPL board member Jamie McBride said. „The same officers that provide you 24-hour security at your residence 365 days a year?“

06.06.2020 - 09:30 [ Emily Alpert Reyes, L.A.Times reporter / Twitter ]

During a contentious meeting between LAPD officers and @MRodCD7 , one officer says that if the city is going to cut, it should start by cutting protection details at council members‘ homes (see minute 15:30 or so)

06.06.2020 - 09:13 [ Kiera Feldman, Investigative reporter @latimes / Twitter ]

Homeless man in a wheelchair shot by cops during a demonstration in LA “He pleaded with police not to use force on him before being shot in the face,” the suit reads A Times review of LAPD records found that only 5% of arrests were for “looting”

06.06.2020 - 09:06 [ Aaron / Twitter ]

LAPD shot a homeless man in a wheelchair in the face with a „less than lethal“ bullet as he happened to be on a street they were walking down. Man wasnt even protesting. Just sat there.

(05.06.2020)

OH YEAH
Incase ya’ll thought this pic could be taken outta context, here’s the reverse angle.

06.06.2020 - 08:46 [ LA Times ]

Advocates sue LAPD over protest tactics, alleging disabled homeless man was shot in face with rubber bullets

Protests over the death of Floyd, who was killed while in Minneapolis police custody on May 25, have led to unrest that Los Angeles has not seen since the 1992 riots sparked by the acquittal of four LAPD officers in the beating Rodney King. While businesses were looted and buildings were damaged and burned in downtown, Van Nuys and the Fairfax District, activists said protests have been largely peaceful and police have focused most of their attention on arresting demonstrators instead of looters.

05.06.2020 - 05:17 [ Curbed.com ]

What L.A. could do with its $1.8 billion police budget

The LAPD will receive a $120 million increase in funding under Garcetti’s budget, which was adopted by default Monday after the City Council declined to review it by the June 1 deadline. More city money will be dedicated to policing than any other service this budget year. If you added up the budgets for housing, streets, and transportation, then tripled the sum, it still would not match the city’s LAPD budget.

05.06.2020 - 04:09 [ @LowkeySinistra / Twitter ]

Cops shot me in the head at the #LosAngelesProtest with rubber bullets while I had my hands up in the air. My brain is now bleeding and getting worse. Keep fighting.

(31.05.2020)

05.06.2020 - 04:06 [ Newsweek ]

Marine Veteran Says He Was Seriously Injured After LAPD Fire Rubber Bullets at Him During George Floyd Protest

(03.06.2020)

„I am clearly documented ON A KNEE, filming the police. Police are trying to MURDER innocent peaceful protesters the same way they MURDER innocent black people.“

Montano told the local news station that because he’s on blood thinners, he started „leaking blood pretty bad“ but a man he didn’t know carried him to safety a block away after he was injured.

05.06.2020 - 03:55 [ Patrick Michael / Twitter ]

My friend lives on Hollywood & Argyle. He just sent me a video of a pile of police taser-ing a woman. The police are now shooting rubber bullets at anyone who comes out over the overlook to stop filming of the incident. Police brutality needs to end. #BlackLivesMatter

(02.06.2020)

05.06.2020 - 03:51 [ LA Times ]

Troubling videos capture L.A. police violence, aggression amid demonstrations

It will take time for a full assessment of how police in Southern California performed and how widespread cases of misconduct have been. Protesters and some civil liberties activists have slammed the police tactics as unacceptable. And even city leaders admit there have been problematic incidents and have called for investigations and reforms based on what has emerged.

Mayor Eric Garcetti said the LAPD would reduce the use of foam rounds after many complaints from protesters who were hit by the projectiles.

05.06.2020 - 02:39 [ LA Times ]

Curfews lifted throughout L.A. and Southern California as peaceful demonstrations continue

Before the announcement of the order’s cancellation, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villaneuva said his agency would not enforce a curfew.

04.06.2020 - 22:24 [ LA ist ]

ACLU, Black Lives Matter LA File Lawsuit Over Curfew Orders

The American Civil Liberties Union and Black Lives Matter L.A. have filed a lawsuit against local political and law enforcement leaders, calling for an end to the „draconian curfews“ imposed as largely peaceful protests continue throughout Southern California.

04.06.2020 - 22:18 [ LA ist ]

LA County And City Lifted Curfew Orders Today. Here’s What We Know So Far

Earlier this morning, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva released a statement saying his department will stop enforcing a curfew. He cited „current situational awareness and the recent pattern of peaceful actions by protesters“ as reasons why.

04.06.2020 - 11:59 [ The Hill ]

LA city council president introduces motion to cut LAPD funding

„Today we intrdcd a motion to cut funding to the LAPD, as we reset our priorities in the wake of the murder of #GeorgeFloyd & the #BlackLivesMatter call that we all support to end racism. This is just one small step. We cannot talk about change, we have to be about change,“ Martinez tweeted.

03.06.2020 - 19:58 [ Vice.com ]

NYPD Union Chief Is Very Sorry for Sharing a Racist Video That Calls Black People ‚Monsters‘

(14.08.2019)

Ed Mullins, president of New York City’s second-largest cop union the Sergeants Benevolent Association, shared a 15-minute video made by right-wing author Colin Flaherty that refers to black people as “welfare queens,” “scam artists,” and “monsters.”

“Pay close attention to every word,” Mullins wrote in the email according to the New York Post. “You will hear what goes through the mind of real policemen every single day on the job. This is the best video I’ve ever seen telling the public the absolute truth.”

03.06.2020 - 08:24 [ leticia / Twitter ]

thanks @lilireinhart for opening your instagram to @KenidraRWoods_ an influencer from the black community to say a few words and share her thoughts. it is a time when everyone should take a stand and not be silent. im glad you’re doing your part in it. #BlackLivesMatter

03.06.2020 - 07:32 [ LA Times ]

Huge, peaceful protests spread across L.A. and end in more arrests

Marchers streamed through Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles and outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home.

A citywide curfew that began at 6 p.m. Tuesday is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday. By 7:30 p.m., police were beginning to arrest downtown protesters who refused to leave.

02.06.2020 - 07:06 [ LA Times ]

LAPD focused on peaceful protesters while ignoring looting, business owners say

Aaron Landy watched for hours on Saturday night as people on foot and then in cars moved up and down Melrose Avenue looting stores and setting them on fire, doing wheelies in the street and tagging walls with graffiti.

All the while, not a single police cruiser rolled by, Landy said, even though officers were staged in huge numbers not far away, squaring off with protesters.

Landy’s longtime Fairfax neighborhood, it seemed to him, had been completely abandoned to lawlessness.

24.05.2020 - 11:17 [ The Intercept ]

New York City and Los Angeles Slash Budgets — but Not for Police

Public-interest advocates have long battled to save funds for public services during yearly budget negotiations, but the current health and economic crisis is making the debate over how cities should spend their reduced funds uniquely urgent and fraught. And with crime at historic lows, a growing number of people — including for the first time, some city council members — are now explicitly demanding that cities save money for much needed services by cutting police budgets.

08.05.2020 - 16:31 [ LA Times ]

LAPD officer in violent beating video has been involved in three prior shootings

The man sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention. He was released and not booked on suspicion of any crime, the LAPD said. The person who shot the video said the man was homeless, known around the neighborhood and had not caused trouble in the past.

08.05.2020 - 16:15 [ FightBackNews.org ]

LAPD cop caught on video brutalizing Chicano

Hernandez’s partner simply watches as Hernandez punches and verbally accosts the victim. Hernandez’s partner then calls for backup. Moments later, another LAPD patrol vehicle shows up and more officers begin to assist in the arrest of the victim who was never resisting. Meanwhile Hernandez is heard and seen in the video yelling at the witnesses, “Get inside! He’s the most friendly guy. He ***ing attacked me! Hey! Get inside NOW! You’re not police! Get inside!” Hernandez is then seen dismissing the witnesses with his hand.

08.05.2020 - 16:10 [ NBC Los Angeles ]

LAPD Officer Under Investigation After Fight With Trespassing Man Caught on Video

Two Hollenbeck Division officers responded to the 2400 block of Houston Street, near Soto Street, on April 27, where they located a man trespassing on private property and directed him to leave, according to an LAPD statement issued late Monday.

During the investigation, a fight broke out between the man and one of the officers. The officer suffered a minor hand injury and the man had cuts to his head and face, but refused medical attention, according to the statement.

08.05.2020 - 16:03 [ Jasmyne Cannick, recently elected to the L.A. County Central Committee / Twitter ]

This (Pile of poo) right here has really pissed me off because I know when it’s no longer a viral video or being reported on in the news—both of these cops are probably going to squeak by with a slap on the wrist. This is effing ridiculous. There’s NO EXCUSE for this. None. #LAPD

“The use of force is justified because the officer believed he was under attack from the suspect even though you might think the suspect wasn’t fighting back at that time, he wasn’t complying either. He didn’t go to the ground. He didn’t say ‘I give up.’” — officer’s attorney

23.03.2020 - 18:51 [ The Hill ]

Navy hospital ship deploying Monday to Los Angeles

“#USNSMercy will be getting underway #TODAY in support of the nation’s #COVID19 response efforts. As announced by @realDonaldTrump, the ship will head to Los Angeles,” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday tweeted Monday.

16.03.2020 - 14:34 [ LA Times ]

L.A. limits restaurants to takeout and delivery, closes gyms, entertainment sites over coronavirus

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday night announced an emergency action to close bars, nightclubs, restaurants — with the exception of takeout and delivery — entertainment venues and gyms in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Garcetti also announced a moratorium on evictions for renters, telling Angelenos that they won’t lose their housing during the crisis “because you can’t make the rent,” and has asked the city attorney to look into whether the city can stop commercial evictions.

08.03.2020 - 15:29 [ @angel_felixv / Twitter ]

There are a shocking 800,000 ballots that have yet to be unprocessed in LA County Alone from Super Tuesday! #DemocraticPrimary #SuperTuesday

06.03.2020 - 06:55 [ Taniel / Twitter ]

update: LA County says about 800,000 ballots remain in Los Angeles alone—of which about 250,000 were mail ballots dropped in on Election Day—and keep in mind more could still arrive via mail until tomorrow (if postmarked by yesterday). So… a while to go.

06.03.2020 - 06:48 [ LA Times ]

California officials demand changes to L.A. voting after election day chaos

California’s chief elections officer lashed out Thursday at the series of election day mishaps in Los Angeles County, demanding that local officials mail ballots to each of the county’s 5.5 million voters for the November election.

“I’m beyond frustrated and disappointed in what I saw on Tuesday, and I’m committed to making sure it doesn’t happen again,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “Clearly, voters deserve better.”

04.03.2020 - 12:22 [ New York Times ]

Long Waits Frustrate Los Angeles Voters

There were also reports of voting machines malfunctioning.

Late Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign filed an emergency motion asking a Los Angeles county judge to keep polling places open for an additional two hours on Tuesday night because of widespread reports of long lines and problems with voting machines, a spokeswoman for the campaign said.

The filing came after a steady stream of complaints throughout the county of faulty machines and two-hour waits in neighborhoods including Westwood, the San Fernando Valley, Los Feliz and the east side of Los Angeles.

04.03.2020 - 05:32 [ Kevin Shea Adams / Twitter ]

“Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign filed an emergency motion asking a Los Angeles county judge to keep polling places open for an additional two hours on Tuesday night because of widespread reports of long lines and problems with voting machines”

04.03.2020 - 03:49 [ LA Times ]

Long lines and lots of questions as L.A. County voters cast ballots on brand-new system

While some Angelenos had a different experience — giving the new voting machines high marks and applauding the extended hours of operation — a number of the in-person locations were unprepared to handle the throngs of voters who wanted to participate in the most talked-about California presidential primary in at least a generation.

13.02.2020 - 18:46 [ American Federation of Musicians Local 47 ]

American Federation of Musicians Local 47 Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

The American Federation of Musicians Local 47 is proud to endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in the 2020 Primary Election.

Members of the Los Angeles musicians union’s political action committee voted unanimously to recommend that the AFM Local 47 executive board – the elected leadership body of the 7,000-member union – endorse Sen. Sanders as the candidate who best represents the interests of musicians. On Tuesday, the board in turn voted unanimously to endorse Sanders in an unprecedented move for a union historically removed from taking official stances in presidential elections.

21.12.2019 - 21:46 [ Common Dreams ]

Watch Live: Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rally in Los Angeles

Bernie Sanders‘ 2020 Democratic campaign annnounced just before holding a rally with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezt in Los Angeles Saturday that the Vermont senator’s candidacy has the endorsement of over 300 prominent Californians.

17.12.2019 - 16:35 [ Los Angeles Times ]

Column: Another year, another thousand deaths. L.A. homeless crisis hits a crossroads

And now homeless encampments are as abundant in L.A. as $10-million homes.

The only good thing I can see about skid rows popping up in every part of town, as they have in recent years, is that maybe the graphic, everyday evidence of our epic disaster will help drive a greater sense of urgency. After all, the public clamor for solutions is at a pitch, with a recent poll putting homelessness as a top concern for 95% of registered voters.

14.12.2019 - 09:26 [ LA Times ]

2020 candidates threaten to boycott next week’s Democratic debate in L.A. over labor dispute

All seven of the Democratic presidential candidates who have qualified for next week’s scheduled debate in Los Angeles threatened Friday to skip the event to express support for union workers involved in a contract dispute at Loyola Marymount University.

22.11.2019 - 17:49 [ Washington Post ]

Who has qualified for the December Democratic debate

Under the new rules, candidates need to register at least 4 percent in four polls approved by the party between Oct. 16 and Dec. 12., or at least 6 percent in two early state polls (Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada).

Candidates must also earn donations from at least 200,000 unique donors overall, and a minimum of 800 unique donors in at least 20 states.

31.05.2019 - 04:33 [ Greenpeace Magazin ]

US-Klage gegen Bayer-Tochter Monsanto wegen Umweltschäden

Dem Bayer-Konzern steht neuer rechtlicher Ärger wegen der US-Tochter Monsanto ins Haus. Der Landkreis Los Angeles reichte am Donnerstag (Ortszeit) beim zuständigen kalifornischen Bundesbezirksgericht Klage wegen angeblich vor Jahrzehnten schon verursachter Umweltschäden ein.

17.12.2018 - 17:03 [ WSWS ]

Mass demonstration by Los Angeles teachers

Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers and their supporters converged in a rally and march in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to demand better pay, smaller class sizes and increased funding for the 640,000 students in the second-largest school district in the United States. The demonstration, which involved up to 50,000 protesters, was the latest indication of the resumption of resistance by educators who, earlier this year, were involved in the largest strike wave by teachers in decades.