imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Protest this Saturday

by unhoused Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007 at 5:57 AM

Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Meanwhile, this Saturday will see continuing demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division Headquartes:

Skid Row Activist on...
busch.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

Jury deliberations are expected to begin Tuesday January 20, at 10 a.m. in the Los Angeles criminal trial of Skid Row homeless community activist, David Busch, on criminal charges for attempting to use the pay phone in the public lobby of downtown Los Angeles’ Standard Hotel.

Busch has been homeless for over 14 years, and has started several ongoing L.A. foodlines for hundreds of homeless people --with nothing but shopping carts --and while sleeping on doorsteps –and is currently leading weekly Saturday demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row: http://www.orgsites.com/ca/wd!/SkidRow.htm

Says Busch, “This case on Tuesday represents just the sort of extremity that downtown business and the LAPD are going to in downtown LA now to deny homeless people here our human and civil rights. This case should have never come trial –that Standard lobby is open to everybody --but now they want to say “everybody but the homeless”

Busch has been taken into police custody or arrested scores of times, and been represented both by the ACLU, and lawyers with the National Lawyers Guild; who’ve defended him against several trumped up anti-homeless charges --but the activist has never been convicted of breaking any law, except on the first night he was homeless, in 1992, when he says he was forced to break a bank window at 9 at night in Orange County, in order to get shelter in the only County facility available that night to homeless people, the jail, where he would not have been coerced to attend a religious service.

States Busch about this newest trial; “Right now, downtown , Mayor Villaraigosa and Councilwoman Jan Perry are demanding criminalization now --for almost all the homeless people here. And, while claiming to be ‘liberals,’ they are leading in this massive push to criminalize all of us here on any charge they can get: jay-walking; sleeping past 6 a.m.; petty parole violations; littering; and even attempting to throw all homeless people downtown, and entitled to drug treatment, into the State Prisons. All this is in order to send a message loud and clear –if you are homeless, and in downtown Los Angeles, you are going to be hounded; you are going to be harassed; you are going to be beaten, or framed, or brutalized, by LAPD.”



“And you will be denied entrance even into the public areas of downtown businesses, if you dare even come down here anymore,” asserts Busch about the current situation.



Adds Busch, “I refused to back down from my right to be treated equally at the hotel, and we are simply not going to stop our weekly protests either --until these unfair sweeps stop. ”

Information about the weekly Saturday Vigils can be found here:

www.orgsites.com/ca/wd!/SkidRow.htm



Jury deliberations in the trial will begin at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Judge Lawrence Cho’s courtroom at the 1945 S. Hill Street. . Busch is being represented by Public Defender Terri Yen.

“This whole trial is really just the sort of harassment of a homeless person that never should be happening. But forcing me to go to trial on this trumped up arrest, is the sort of extremes that public officials in Los Angeles will now go to under the so-called “progressive” politics of Democrat Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

In Santa Monica, in 1998, when I faced similar charges there, the city, under then City Manager Susan McCarthy and Police Chief James Butts, retrained all police officers there to advise proprietors of public accommodations that attempting to exclude people simply because they were homeless was not supported by law. In 2000, similarly, LAPD West Division accepted my citizen’s arrest of the head of the Getty Museum’s Security Department, Michael Moore, for attempting to exclude me because I was homeless. My attorney at that time was Robert Myers, the then former City Attorney of Santa Monica --who was fired from his job prior to representing me –for going so far as to refuse to write any anti-homeless laws in Santa Monica whatsoever. After my arrest of Moore at the Getty was supported by LAPD, the museum formally agreed to retrain their entire Security Staff in homeless sensitivity training,” states Busch.



“But that citizen’s arrest by me also took place when James Hahn was City Attorney of Los Angeles: his office refused to prosecute me; and helped convince the Getty of my rights. Hahn, also, afterwards when he became Mayor, and other city officials even before him, had a long policy being significantly more respectful of the rights of homeless people --because they recognized that we are living in crisis situations here; where our basic right to housing is being denied; and we are primary targets for community frustrations and hate. Meanwhile, under Villaraigosa, according to the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessnes, now --despite Villaraigosa’s claims to be leading in anti-homelessness –for instance, we have almost a complete standstill in any city progress towards the City’s official Bring LA Home 10-year commitment to eradicate the need of people to sleep on the street. Moreover, Villaraigosa, in league with Perry, is actually leading a homeless hate campaign here --to drive us from downtown into surrounding communities without adequate support –even while he poses for incredible visual stunts: like washing the feet of the homeless on Thanksgiving; and making sure that the TV cameras get notice of it,” adds Busch

Concludes Busch, “This Mayor is really deceiving many on homelessness;; I am not looking for publicity –what I am looking for is for the law and the media to step in, however, and pull the mask of hypocrisy off this Mayor, and Police Chief William Bratton, and Councilwoman Jan Perry, and also City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo’s distracting “dumping” lawsuits, and declare that this city cannot waste more and more police and court time on these sorts of false arrests and misdirected lawsuits simply to roll over for rich downtown developer interests at the expense of outlying communities --not yet capable of handling all of the downtown’s homeless now being driven there.



STOP THE SWEEPS RALLY THIS SATURDAY; 1 p.m.., Feb. 17, 2007

WHEN: This Saturday, Feb. 17th

Starting at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Gathering will be in front of LAPD's

Skid Row (Central City East) LAPD Division Headquarters



Address: 252 E. 6th St. (6th Street two blocks east of Los Angeles

St.)



Latest Rally update:

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/01/191954.php

Report this post as:

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A13 12:39AM

lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Creative Destruction Hack Mod Generator S15 3:49AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Propagande de virus, virus de propagande S10 7:34AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

Sweatshop Lodge Ceremony Continues in US Fed Prisons Led by Inmates S08 6:17PM

Paraphysique de l'origami S08 7:11AM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Du réussissement putréfié S06 10:55AM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Log S06 4:25AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

Ex-voto de réification S03 10:24AM

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh A31 10:45PM

Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation A31 10:24PM

Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council A31 2:10PM

Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming? A31 10:07AM

The Shortwave Report 08/31/18 Listen Globally! A30 11:44PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy