Echo Park Community issues an "Injunction" against City of LA (tags)
[This is a report by Vik from a demonstration against the gang injunction in the Echo Park area. It was originally posted to facebook. Some background information is appended at the bottom if you need to learn about what a gang injunction is, and the gentrification in the area.]
Author explores controversial culture of Sur 13 gangs in new book (tags)
Urban Politics: The Political Culture of Sur 13 Gangs describes the political culture of Mexican American street gangs in the Los Angeles County. It dives into the various aspects of gang culture that are parallel to political organizations such as: the social contract, political parties, budgeting principles, and the progressive movement. The author, Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre, is of Mexican American descent, has a blog about art, politics, history, and culture and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. His previous book focused on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), illegal immigration, and journalism.
New anti-solitary confinement petition to CA Gov. Brown (tags)
Please sign the petition to California Governor Jerry Brown: Stop the abuse of solitary confinement in CA prisons!
A Coalition of Mothers, Family and Community Members Fed Up With The Injustices By Anaheim (tags)
Family and community members demonstrated near Manuel Diaz’s memorial last Sunday as they continue to build momentum in their fight for justice for Manuel and all victims of the recent Anaheim shootings
Federal indictment says Latino gang Azusa 13 targeted African-Americans (tags)
A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses a Latino street gang in Azusa of trying to push black people out of the city. Authorities say it marks only the second time they?ve used federal civil rights laws against a criminal street gang.
More about Alex Sanchez and the Fed's WAR ON GANGS (tags)
RE-Published fromThe Nation (http://www.thenation.com) Feds Have Been Hiding Evidence From Wiretap Courts In Their War on Gangs
ALEX SÁNCHEZ CASE; WITNESS MISSING (tags)
Federal prosecutors soon will be forced to admit that their star witness in the gang conspiracy case against Alex Sánchez is a fugitive still on a crime spree somewhere in Central America.
Judge Suppresses Testimony by Fr. Boyle, Denies Bail to Alex Sanchez (tags)
US Judge Manuel Real denied Father Gregory Boyle, nationally-known for his gang prevention work, the opportunity to testify as an expert defense witness for Alex Sanchez on Monday, then promptly denied Sanchez bail while reading from prepared notes.
Alex Sanchez Denied Bail (tags)
Alex Sanchez, Peacemaker and Homies Unidos co-founder, denied bail on Mon 10/19/09
EPCC letter of Solidarity with Alex Sanchez and Homies Unidos (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition expresses its militant indignation upon learning of the arrest of Alex Sanchez, executive director of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles, by the FBI on June 24. The EPCC based in central Los Angeles among the Latino, Filipino and API community, have known and worked with Alex , a longtime fighter for justice in the immigrant community and has worked tirelessly to support the rights of youth in the US and El Salvador for the past nine years.
CISPES letter of solidarity with Alex Sanchez and Homies Unidos (tags)
In response to the FBI arrest of Los Angeles activist Alex Sanchez, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador has issued this statement:
"I'm not a racist, but..." (tags)
A workshop theatrical production at The Actors' Gang. Pay-What-You- Can performances Thursday - Saturday 8:00PM and Sunday 3:00PM
FIRST THE AMERICAN BLACKS, AND NOW ALSO OUR LATINO AMERICANS !!! (tags)
THE MOST DEVIOUS AND DECEPTIVE MEANS TO KEEP CERTAIN GROUPS OF AMERICANS IN US PRISONS, IS TO NOT OFFER THEM LEGITIMATE HC RIGHTS TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS !
MP3 AUDIO – Interview with Attorney for The BlackRiders (tags)
Arron Janson the lawyer for one of the three BlackRiders stated that he believes that this is case of entrapment and that the three stand a good chance of acquittal.
Report back from the BlackRiders press conference (tags)
LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2008 - Members of the BlackRiders Liberation Party and their supporters held a press conference today in Leimert Park. Only three media outlets attended: KPFK, LA Indymedia and a reporter for the Final Call. No other media was present.
Stop anti-youth gang bill in congress! (tags)
[From Youth Justice Coalition]: ACT NOW TO BLOCK EXTREMELY DAMAGING GANG BILL MOVING THROUGH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THIS WEEK!
Federalize gang crimes, L.A. mayor urges (tags)
whateva happened 2 da war on poverty? now dey got a war on drugz so da police can botha me. tupac amaru shakur
Press Release: Police Brutality Caught on Video (tags)
On August 11th, 2006, William Cardenas, 24 from Hollywood, California was arrested and brutally beaten by the Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. The cops would have gotten away with the beating if it wasn’t for a neighbor who video-taped the beating on her camera.
Police Brutality Caught on Video. (tags)
November 3, 2006 For Immediate Release: Police Brutality Caught on Video. SEE THE VIDEO AT www.copwatchla.org
South Central Farm: A community Outreach (tags)
An essay regarding the South Central Farm and how it is helping to ease gang and inter-ethnic tensions. Also addresses the farm's ability to allow the community to interact with Chicano and Mexican culure, despite the fact that the farm is not anywhere near Mexico.
Remembering Self Help Graphics & Art! (tags)
June 7th is the Day of the Dead of Self Help Graphics & Art.
Ted Hayes Quits Minutemen, Recruits Gang Members (tags)
In the wake of his assault on a pro-amnesty protestor Sunday, Black Republican Ted Hayes quits the Minutemen. In the meantime a Hayes associate issues a call for active gang members to join Hayes new anti-migrant group, the "New Buffalo Soldiers."
Heavy crowd, celebrities expected at Tookie Williams funeral service (tags)
In the kind of funeral normally reserved for a dignitary, religious leaders and celebrities traveled to violence-wracked South Los Angeles to pay respects to the man who helped found a deadly street gang, then spent the years before his execution denouncing the gangster life.
Governor's Claims of Remorse Not Genuine (tags)
The Governor has contributed more to gang violence through his cuts to education and social services than Tookie Williams ever did by co-founding the Crips. It is a travesty that such a flawed person was allowed to sit in judgement of this valued member of our community.
Read Governor Schwarzenegger's Statement (tags)
The dedication of Williams’ book “Life in Prison” casts significant doubt on his personal redemption. This book was published in 1998, several years after Williams’ claimed redemptive experience. Specifically, the book is dedicated to “Nelson Mandela, Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt, Ramona Africa, John Africa, Leonard Peltier, Dhoruba Al-Mujahid, George Jackson, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the countless other men, women, and youths who have to endure the hellish oppression of living behind bars.” The mix of individuals on this list is curious. Most have violent pasts and some have been convicted of committing heinous murders, including the killing of law enforcement.
Rally to Save Tookie Williams (Article and Photos) (tags)
Hundreds of supporters of condemned youth activist and Nobel nominee Stan Tookie Williams rallied Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 in South Los Angeles' Leimert Park.
Save Our State Heros in the News (tags)
The good people at "Save Our State" is covered in some detail by the not-at-all-right-wing-extremist San Gabriel Valley Tribune newspaper.
Black High School Student slain in Corona (tags)
Racial Tensions STILL on the Rise; School Districts STILL Covering Up; Parents Furious at school's Lack of Response.
LAPD SHOT 13-year-old (tags)
LOS ANGELES - Residents in South Los Angeles reacted to the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old suspected car thief with shock and anger Monday - and questioned whether it was justified....... http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/10841189.htm?1c
Secret police brotherhood targets activists (tags)
When police cannot cause protesters enough pain in jail, they hire thugs to follow up on activists..
LOS ANGELES: AMERICA'S FALLUJA (tags)
The LA murder rate is going up and the police chief has requested more officers. But California is broke and cannot afford to recruit. Civil rights lawyer Connie Rice warns that with too few officers to "police humanely", parts of the city may as well be in Falluja.
Watts: How the so-called war-on-gangs is stripping the rights of a whole community (tags)
Robocops patrol deserted, quiet streets. Young people walking to school are tense--they never know if they might be arrested for whistling, shouting, or talking to each other. Houses and apartments may be raided at any time, and unauthorized people arrested for being there. No one is hanging out. This is not U.S.-occupied Iraq. This is LAPD-occupied Watts. This is the reality Chief Bratton, Mayor Hahn, and the city authorities are bringing down on Nickerson Gardens.