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WEEKLY UPDATE – Jan 12, 2024

Greetings dear friends, here’s what we’ve been up to:

On Tuesday 1/9:

The Coalition attended the first Board of Police Commissioners meeting of 2024. Among the items discussed was a series of lies by Chief Moore about the success of LAPD’s CSP program. Consent items on the agenda that went undiscussed included the donation of another Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) in Hollywood, and a donation to LAPD’s Air Support Division.

That evening we held our first community meeting of the year with our monthly War on Youth Webinar. This month we discussed the LASAR app, recent acts to bolster Zionism within City Council, and some upcoming points of interest for collective research.

On Wednesday 1/10:

The Coalition began our semester teaching youth in the Imperial Courts Public Housing Development in Watts. This year we’re working with students between 1st and 4th grade, discussing abolition and organizing.

That evening the Coalition held our monthly Coordinating Team meeting.

On Thursday 1/11:

This week’s episode of Radio Insurrection featured a conversation on Care Courts and SB 43 featuring John Raphling, Keris Myrick, and Bita Amani. You can listen to the episode at kpfk.org/archives.

On Friday 1/12:

The Coalition joined LA CAN in speaking out against the Mayor’s report on the Inside Safe program at Los Angeles City Council.

Later that evening, the Coalition supported a Palestinian Youth Movement action in support of Yemen, which has been enduring bombing by the US and the UK. The Coalition highlighted how the bombings are in retaliation to Yemeni resistance to the continued Zionist occupation of Palestine. We also uplifted how the state is retaliating to support of Palestine here at home, both through the implementation of criminalizing legislation on a city level and the deployment of surveillance technologies like the Los Angeles Schools Anonymous Reporting app in LAUSD schools.

To plug in with any of the work groups listed above, or for more information about the Stop
LAPD Spying Coalition, email us at [email protected].