LASD spent the night before thanksgiving forcibly removing a family from a state-owned home. Police arrived with military gear to remove a family who had been squatting in the vacant home. Protesters at the eviction were unable to stop the police, but they have been begun protesting outside Mayor Garcetti’s home.
A reminder that in nearly every US city, the “housing crisis” is artificially produced through collaboration among real estate developers, landlords, and Democrat & Republican politicians, carried out by overfunded police. There is no scarcity, so capitalists create an illusion of it.
“Los Angeles, America’s second largest city, has a horrible secret. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – the fourth largest police department in the country – harbors dozens of criminal gangs within its ranks. These LASD gangs have been involved in assaults, the creation of false evidence, and even murder.
Now, with the help of the brave journalist Cerise Castle, the story can be told. A Gravel Institute documentary. To raise money for more investigative reporting on gangs within the LASD, we're selling a shirt. You can buy it at googlelasdgangs.com – all proceeds go directly to Cerise Castle, who is working on the ground to expose the racist, thuggish gangs harbored within the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.
Google "LASD Gangs"! And go to LASDGangs.com to read Cerise Castle's reporting yourself.“
A march for justice for Marco Vasquez Jr. will be taking place on March 6th, 2021. The peaceful rally will meet at Rexall Ave Whittier CA 90606 at 10:30AM and the event will last till 1:30PM.
On October 6th, 2019 Marco Vasquez Jr. was murdered by Pico Rivera Sheriffs Department in his driveway during a mental health crisis. Stand in solidarity on a peace walk with Marco’s family and voice our demands for the sheriff’s deputies responsibility for Marco’s wrongful murder + cover up, and the Los Angels County Department of Mental Health who neglected to evaluate Marco for psychiatric care
Make sure to check out @justiceformarcovasquezjr on Instagram for the original post and more information.
i know we’re all focused on the presidential election rn, but i want to take the time to celebrate two INCREDIBLE election results here in LA county: the election of george gascon as da, and the passage of measure j.
for some background, please keep in mind that the lapd and lasd (sheriffs) are two of the most corrupt and deadly law enforcement agencies in the entire united states. we also have one of the biggest prison systems in the entire world. despite our reputation as a liberal haven, LA has a long history of police brutality and violence against Black and brown people -- as do many other “liberal havens”! our district attorney for the past seven years is jackie lacey, and during her time in office, 630+ people died in police custody. she has not prosecuted one single officer in connection with these deaths. ZERO.
and she was just voted out!! that’s 100% a result of the hard work that blm-la has done -- they have been holding a weekly protest in front of the hall of justice (where the da office is) every wednesday for THREE YEARS, which they continued during the pandemic and have only ended now that she was voted out. they have been working tirelessly alongside the families of those who were killed by LA law enforcement -- the families of dijon kizzee, john horton, grechario mack, wakiesha wilson, daniel hernandez, jesse romero, anthony vargas, anthony mcclain, and countless others. the jury’s still out (har har) on george gascon, but the fact that lacey is out despite all of the money that police unions threw at her is HUGE.
and on top of that, there’s measure j!! measure j, if you don’t know, stipulates that TEN PERCENT of the la county general budget has to be allocated towards “alternatives to incarceration” -- things like housing, mental health care, youth diversion programs, and so on. it stipulates that none of that money can go to law enforcement agencies so they can’t do anything like a “community policing” program with it. plus, because it comes from the general budget, there’s a very good chance that a portion of those funds will have to come out of law enforcement budget -- so it would be defunding the police in order to support local communities!! and this is all thanks to justice la, which is grassroots prison abolition org. (this is also the same group that led the push to close men’s central jail, among other things!)
los angeles county is going to go through some massive positive changes as a result of this election cycle, and it’s all because of the blood, sweat, and tears of local Black and brown organizers. THAT is something worth celebrating!
video showing LA sherrifs grabbing a lawyer and aiming a weapon at a journalist after a BLM press conference. This is how the police act around lawyers and journalists when they know they’re being recorded. This is how they act at non-protest events. They know they’re accountable to no one. Their behavior is far more violent at night, when they think they’re unrecorded, and when they’re acting against normal people.
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The Supreme Court of California has placed a line with text reading “NO PROTESTING BEYOND THIS LINE” in addition to signs claiming that “Demonstrating, Picketing, and Parading” are prohibited in front of an LA courthouse. A few days ago, the police claimed that shields are illegal at protests. Both are clear violations of the public’s right to speak and demonstrate against the state.
This is the Democrat-controlled sate and city. Don’t reduce American fascism to trump when the whole establishment relies on fascism. Local police and courts will continue this under a Biden presidency.
The sign and spray paint in front of the courthouse come days after LASD murdered a Black man, Dijon Kizzee, after stopping him for riding his bike in the wrong direction. Police claim he dropped a gun on the ground after they confronted him, and after seeing the gun on the ground, they shot him 20 times in the back. No claim that he attempted to pick up the gun after he dropped it.
BLM-LA showed up at the Hall of (In)Justice with banners, signs, and demands that killer cops be jailed.
LASD showed up armed with shields, firearms, chemical weapons, and riot gear. Their gear represents misallocations of resources from building a just and peaceful society to actors and tools of authoritarianism, colonialism, and racial terrorism.
If any attempt to protest the government is met with extreme police force or the potential for mass destruction at the hands of the state, you don't have the right to protest and in fact live under police rule.
BLM LA continues demands for accountability from LA mayor Eric Garcetti to defund the police, end evictions and gentrification, and refuse a Biden cabinet position. Police react to a small crowd of non-violent protests with military gear and arrests.
Twitter Account Garcettiville against his Biden cabinet position