Greetings dear friends, here’s what we’ve been up to:
On Saturday 1/20:
The Coalition tabled at the Fresh Pressed zine fest at Be Nice Have Fun in Eagle Rock. The zine fest was organized by our dear comrades at Tiny Tech Zines.
The Coalition attended an exceptional Board of Police Commissioners meeting held on Tuesday evening at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee. Our members showed up to make public comments denouncing LAPD’s history of racist violence and their counterinsurgency community policing practices within the housing projects in Watts.
That evening we also held a Data Driven Policing meeting in LA CAN. Attendees discussed the upcoming LAPD budget and Los Angeles’ ongoing campaign to expand their arsenal of Automated License Plate Readers. Attendees discussed research question to inform our upcoming data driven policing public records requests. We also discussed how our research on social media surveillance can intersect with other working groups.
On Wednesday 1/24:
The Coalition continued our work with youth at Imperial Courts. This week we continued our timeline lesson and discussed policing’s roots in slave catching.
On Thursday 1/25:
Radio Insurrection featured a conversation with Ronald Claude Director of Policy & Advocacy at the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) about the state of immigration in the United States. You can listen to our episode at kpfk.org/archives.
On Friday 1/26:
This Friday we held our monthly movie night outside LAPD headquarters. This month we showed Exploring Modes of Resistance, a compilation of archival footage depicting different kinds of resistance put into action throughout the history of Palestinian resistance.
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].