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Drone-Free LAPD/No Drones, LA! Campaign meeting: Join us Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
from 6:30p-8:00pm for our monthly Campaign meeting. This month, we’ll be busy planning for our upcoming Community Town Hall!
Community Town Hall: Join us Saturday, November 8th from 3-5pm as we hold a Community Town Hall on LAPD’s drone program. CARECEN: 2845 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005.
Coordination/Working-Group Meeting: Join us, Monday, November 10th, 2014, from 6-8pm for our monthly Coordination/Working Group meeting. From 6-7pm, we’ll be covering general coalition organizing needs and from 7-8pm, break out into our History/Research, Outreach, Cultural, and Communications working groups.
Drone- Free LAPD/ No Drones LA! COMMUNITY TOWN HALL
Join us for a Community Town Hall on Saturday November 8th, 2014 to Keep LAPD Drone-Free. The Town Hall will take place at the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. CARECEN is located at 2845 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles CA 90005- Nearest Cross Streets Hoover Ave and 7th St.
Event Page Link: https://www.facebook.com/
In late May 2014, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) received two Draganflyer X6 drones from the Seattle Police Department (SPD). SPD had originally bought these drones through a grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The drones, however, never got off the ground in Seattle. The drone program was stopped by the people of Seattle, who met the proposed drone program by drowning out the city’s mayor during a public hearing- “No Drones!”
If they can do it in Seattle, we can do it in LA! Time, however, is of essence. OnSeptember 15th LAPD released a press statement announcing the Drones are now in the hands of the LAPD Inspector General Alex Bustamante. The LA Police Commission also instructed LAPD to start community outreach. It is obvious thatLAPD is too biased of an entity to seek public opinion and therefore a community driven town hall is essential. Join us for a Community Town Hall to Keep LAPD Drone-Free!
Follow-up Letter to Mayor Garcetti
This week the Coalition sent a follow up letter to the mayor. We expressed our deep concern regarding the Mayor’s failure to meet with the community despite his claim that he would seek community input on the use of drones by LAPD. “We ask the Mayor, who are you serving-The public or the massive State-surveillance industrial complex?”
Check out our open letter here.
Sign the Petition/ Fill out Community Survey
Drone Free- LAPD/ No Drones, LA!
The Drone-Free LAPD/No Drones, LA Campaign is currently working to collect thousands of signatures on paper and online. Please sign the petition online and also send it to your friends! We’re seeking the community’s input over LAPD’s newly developed drone arsenal. Please take a short moment to fill out this survey, which will inform our organizing moving forward. Visit this link to answer a few short questions.