LA Sheriff’s Department Needs To ‘Curb Influence Of Problematic Subgroups’

By Celeste Fremon, Witness LA. -

The long anticipated report on the deputy gangs inside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was released on Friday, Sept. 10.  And it has a lot to say. The 230-page report by the [...]

A Global Anti-Olympics Movement Rises

By Sam Carliner, Waging Nonviolence. -

Just three months into 2021, police officers wearing riot gear descended on an encampment of houseless people in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, forcing residents out in a sweep that [...]

Unions Call For L.A. County Shutdown In January

By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times. -

In a move that reflects the desperation of teachers, nurses, healthcare, grocery and hotel employees, their influential unions are calling for a strict month-long Los Angeles County shutdown in [...]

Protesters Descend On Garcetti’s House For 6th Consecutive Day

By CBS LA Staff. -

Los Angeles, CA - A sixth day of demonstrations outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s official residence unfolded Sunday in an attempt to persuade President-elect Joe Biden not to appoint Garcetti to his [...]

Blacks In LA Nearly Four Times As Likely To Be Cited By Police

By Sam Levin, Black Agenda Report. -

The Los Angeles police department (LAPD) gave 63% of its citations for “loitering while standing” to Black residents in recent years, despite African Americans making up just 7% of the city’s [...]

Report Finds ‘Gang Like’ Police Clique That Exerts ‘Undue Influence’

By Alene Tchekmedyian, LA Times. -

Los Angeles County’s top watchdog said Monday that substantial evidence exists that a secretive group of tattooed deputies at the East L.A. sheriff’s station are “gang-like and their influence [...]

Police Fatally Shoot Man 20 Times After Suspected Bike Violation

By Lucy Nicholson and Steve Gorman, Reuters. -

Los Angeles - A Black man who was stopped on his bicycle for an alleged “vehicle code” violation was shot to death by two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies, who fired 15 to 20 rounds after the man [...]

Antifascists Are Facing Off Against The Far-Right, Backed By Local Cops

By It's Going Down. -

Every Friday in Sunland-Tujunga, a small neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, just 15 minutes from Downtown LA, a group of violent far-Right Trump supporters [...]

LA County OKs Coronavirus ‘Health Councils’ To Watch Worker Safety

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 21, approved a proposal to facilitate worker-led “health councils” to monitor business compliance with public health [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Cartoonist The Cops Didn’t Let Get Away

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Ted Rall, the Pulitzer Prize finalist, columnist and cartoonist joins Robert Scheer on in this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence” to talk about his firing by the Los Angeles Times and and [...]

The Struggle For No Police In Los Angeles Schools: Victory In Sight

By Eric Mann, Counterpunch. -

On Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles, the decade’s long struggle for No Police in the Schools had a major breakthrough. Los Angeles School Board member Monica Garcia introduced the most structural [...]

LA City Council President Introduces Motion To Cut LAPD Funding

By John Bowden, The Hill. -

The president of Los Angeles's city council introduced a motion Wednesday that would direct officials to identify millions of dollars' worth of funding cuts to the Los Angeles Police Department [...]

Another Group Of Homeless Moms And Families Are Taking Over A House — This Time In L.A.

By Liam Dillon and Laura J. Nelson, Latimes.com -

Weeks after a group of homeless mothers took over a vacant house in Oakland and managed to keep it, another group of moms is trying to do the same in Los Angeles. On Saturday morning, the [...]

Group That Sued LAPD Over Controversial Data Policing Programs Claims Victory

By Emmanuel Morgan, Latimes.com -

The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, a grassroots advocacy organization, claimed a major victory against the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday after the agency released key details of data [...]

Los Angeles And San Francisco Announce They Are Moving Forward With Plans To Start Public Banks

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Close on the heels of the Public Banking Act being signed into law last week, LA City Council President Herb Wesson announced he will be introducing a motion within the week to hire a banking [...]