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Monthly Coalition Meeting: Join Us! Tuesday, March 17th at 6:30pm for our Monthly Coalition Meeting- UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 Parkview St. Los Angeles, 90057 (across from Macarthur Park)
The Official Skid Row Memorial Honoring Brother Africa
Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) and Issue and Solution Presents the Official Skid Row Memorial Honoring Brother Africa March 19th at 10 AM. BE THERE! Click here for Details.
The LAPD Police Commission: Enablers of Abuse
This week, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, along with the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) and Black Lives Matter denounced the Police Commission’s silent complicity with LAPD abuse in the wake of the death of brother Africa at a press conference. Later at the Police commission about twenty community members spoke out at the LAPC’s inability to hold the department accountable and end policies and practices which criminalize the poor.
In front of reporters and news teams, The Coalition and its partners presented a series of demands to the Police Commission. Join us as we build pressure and escalate to end police violence and spying!
Following are some of the recent examples of matters of grave concern raised by the community. The Los Police Commission’s has failed to listen and act upon Los Angeles communities’ concerns:
Denial of Racial Profiling evidenced by the recent Inspector General audit of LAPD Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Program.
Sham “Community Meetings” on Body Cameras.
Increased militarization with acquisition of Drones. Repeatedly Chief Beck and the Commission were publicly exposed Misrepresenting and Lying.
Sabotaging “corrective actions” taken by the department in response to the Federal Consent Decree.
Angelenos are frustrated, angry, and disillusioned by the façade of civilian oversight and bodies such as the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners. This Body Needs to Be Exposed And Confronted.
HRC Commits to Community Hearings in Early May
After nearly two years of bureaucratic wrangling and hand-wringing, the city’s Human Relations Commission has finally confirmed that they will start the process of community meetings/hearings with the first event to be held in South LA in the first week of May. The purpose is to gather input on Suspicious Activity Reporting, Gang Injunctions, and other public safety issues. Proving time and again that HRC also has close relationship with LAPD, we need to keep up the pressure and make sure that the community has a real voice in these events, and to make sure that the State’s spokespeople don’t monopolize the conversation. Stay tuned for details.
Need Your help – Action Through Social Media
The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is asking for your help with expanding our social media coverage. Here are some quick and easy ways you can help in the effort to effectively use social media as a weapon in the fight against LAPD brutality and oppression:
1. Like our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/
2. Once you have “liked” the page, you will find an option to invite your friends on the page. Please take a few moments to invite your friends list to “like” the page. You will see a small “invite” button next to each one of your friends. Hit that button for each of your friends (they should appear on a drop-down list.)
3. Share Stop LAPD Spying Coalition facebook posts.
4. Follow us on twitter @stoplapdspying
5. When you see a Stop LAPD Spying Coalition tweet, please re-tweet using the hashtag #LAPCFAILS
6. Follow us on Tumblr at http://stoplapdspying.tumblr.
In the Media:
LAPD Helicopters flying overhead don’t deter crime. They antagonize minorities…Read More…
LASD Can’t Harass Photographers anymore…Read More…
Will We Sleep Or Will We Fight!??!