Greetings dear friends, here’s what we’ve been up to:
On Sunday (10/29):
The Coalition continued our regular outreach in the Nickerson Gardens housing projects. We discussed LAPD’s Community Safety Partnership program, the goals the program purports to accomplish, and the resources the LAPD gets in the name of community policing.
On Tuesday (10/31):
The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition was back at the Board of Police Commissioners to condemn the Office of the Inspector General’s failure to conduct an audit of the Suspicious Activity Reporting program. We also uplifted how the language of hate is used to criminalize Black, brown, and Muslim community members, especially in the wave of current backlash against community support for Palestinian Resistance.
On Thursday (11/2):
During this week’s episode of Radio Insurrection, we were in conversation with our very own Akhil Gopal regarding how domestic terrorism and countering hate federal frameworks are weaponized against those dissenting against the government. You can listen to the episode at KPFK.org/archives.
That afternoon our very own Hamid Khan served as a guest lecturer at an abolitionist Urban Planning class at UCLA.
On Friday (11/3):
The Coalition supported LA CAN’s town hall on the dissolution of Skid Row Housing Trust and the problems with the conservatorship organized by the city.
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].