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Body-Cameras: Who are they for?

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Coordination and Working Group Meetings: Join us, Monday, January 12th, at 6:00pm for our monthly Coordination and Working Group meetings at LA CAN 838 E. 6th Street, LA 90021.  Coordination meets from 6-7, and  the working groups (Outreach, Research, Communications, and Culture) will be meeting from 7-8 to go over our plans for the year and upcoming projects.

General Coalition Meeting: Join us, Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30pm for our Monthly coalition Meeting at the D’Town UCLA Labor Center, 675 S. Parkview St., Los Angeles – adjacent to Macarthur Park

Body-Cameras: Who are they for?

The LAPD has recently committed to purchasing body cameras from the TASER company.  Chief Beck is determined to keep this footage out of public view.  We at the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition don’t believe that more technology and more resources towards US police will stop their reckless killings of black and brown youth.  Such resources should be sent into programs which build-up poor communities rather than criminalize them and turn them into occupied zones.

The Police Commission will be holding public comment in two different communities next week.

  1. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 14th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Green Meadows Recreation Center – 431 E. 89th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90003

  2. The second meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 15th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at A.G.B.U. Manoogian Demirdjian School, 6844 Oakdale Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91306

Join us, as we question the logic of police body cameras which will most likely be used more against the public than to hold police accountable.

Facebook Event Here.

Standing up and Speaking out because #BlackLivesMatter

On Tuesday, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition joined the Youth Justice Coalition, LA CAN, and Black Lives Matter-LA to denounce the LAPD and Chief Charlie Beck for the harassment, intimidation of community members encamped outside LAPD Headquarter, and the wrongful arrest of two Black Lives Matter organizers who were only trying to deliver a letter to Chief Beck.

Dozens of people crammed into a packed Police Commission meeting to call out the LAPD’s obstruction of the investigation of Ezell Ford’s death.  Participants registered for public comment under the names of those extra-judiciously killed by the LAPD in the last few years.  Commissioners raised a fuss when the speaker who registered as Ezell rose to spoke, claiming that we couldn’t register as names that were not our own–of course, not a single member of the police commission recognized any of those murdered by the department they oversee.

After the commission meeting, community members continued with their protest at the LAPD HQ courtyard.  At one point LAPD officers threatened people with arrest.  The action ended with a press conference

The Human Relations Commission Flinches

Institutional incompetence and staff indifference are slowing down our progress towards public hearings by the Human Relations Commission (HRC) on the subject of Suspicious Activity Reporting.  Despite having already approved a motion in October 2013 calling for such events, new commissioners are flummoxed by the paragraph-long motion, and think it vague and overbroad.  Despite assurances by the HRC’s executive director that these events would be held in April, it seems that the HRC is dragging its heels on holding hearings.  They will finalize the motion on February 12th, and we’ll strategize from there forward to see how we hold the HRC to their word.

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