LACAN, Occupy the Hood LA, and Occupy LA have announced a 7-day occupation and protest against the Central City Association (CCA) for their plan to criminalize and oppress the homeless and poor.
Bilal Ali wrote:
Tonights the night! LACAN, OCCUPY THE HOOD LA, OCCUPY LA and
supporters will be occupying the Central City Association's
(CCA)Headquarters. Tonight is the start of a week long occupation /
free autonmous zone at various CCA/CCEA H.Q.'s. Tomorrow the CCA will
holding its Economic Development board meeting...we'll be camping
The CCA's "2020" Downtown Plan see link below includes removing the
poor and homeless residents, through more law enforcement occupying
skid row. http://ccala.org/downloads/DT2020legislativeprioritiesJan2012.pdf
Highlights from the report:
Advocate for lifting the Jones settlement
-- [This is the decision that allows homeless to sleep on one half or the sidewalk. It's a freedom of speech issue.]
Expand on efforts to end the pathological tolerance of the service-resistant
and/or drug-addicted chronically homeless who choose to self-destruct on our public streets.
Lobby for increased resources for the Safer Cities Initiative, reinforcing the
Broken Windows approach to policing.
Partner with BIDs, LAPD, and City Attorney to identify problem areas and issues, then implement strategic, consistent law enforcement (e.g., aggressive panhandling, proliferation of shopping carts, intelligence-based graffiti removal).