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Chris Ballew beat up by Pasadena police (tags)
Police brutality, racial profiling and a potential police shooting - right on Fair Oaks just north of the border of Pasadena and Altadena... 21 year old African American pulled over for having overly-tinted windows, then gets beat up by Pasadena PD, still hobbling to this day in a cast with a broken leg. Could have been worse - he could have lost his life.
“Oh Say Can You See” How the LAPD Singing the National Anthem Cost the Dodgers WS Game 7? (tags)
Divine Retribution? Poetic Justice? Giving the Flawed and Oppressive LAPD the Honor of Singing the National Anthem Before BOTH Concluding World Series Games Marred the Pre-Game 7 Excitement, Seemed to Put the Dodgers' Multi-Ethnic Team Off Their Game, and May Have Offended the Racially Diverse Astros.
Links Re Many Instances Of Police Killings And Beatings (tags)
Video cams and cellphones have been equalizers and democratizers in exposing blue violence.
Emails Needed by Thursday, July 17 to Save the South Central Farm (Again) (tags)
The L.A. Planning Commission is again planning to put a sweatshop and warehouses on the South Central Farm site, and this time they're doing an end run around public comment.
LA Families March For Trayvon Martin (tags)
Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters come together to pressure the Feds on Stand Your Ground Laws and a Federal Indictment of George Zimmerman / Photo Set 2 0f 2
LA Families March For Trayvon Martin (tags)
Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters come together to Pressure the Feds on Stand Your Ground Laws and a Federal Indictment of George Zimmerman. Photo-Set 1 of 2
Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)
While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.
Uncensored Manifesto from Retired LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner (tags)
Uncensored Manifesto of Christopher Dorner
LAPD High Crimes (tags)
Letters to the Editor (tags)
Some Letters to the Editor
The Michael Slate Show, 8-8-2012 (tags)
Smith on his new work inspired by the late Rodney King. The vicious beating of King by four LAPD cops was seen around the world. When the cops were acquitted in April, 1992, LA erupted in the largest urban rebellion in US history. Smith tells King's story from the beating to his death in 2012. “Getting Down to BAsics with the People” continues with an in-depth conversation with Nicky, a woman who suffered abuse and brutality her entire life and then discovered the movement for revolution.
The Way She Sees It: Jamala Rogers in San Diego (tags)
Jamala Rogers, columnist for the African-American weekly St. Louis American since 1994 and co-chair of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote her book, "The Best of 'The Way I See It,'" a compilation of her columns. Among them are a ringing defense of Queer rights and a series denouncing the government response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath as anti-Black genocide.
Editorial: Jan Perry's Latest Offensive Against the South Central Farm Land (41st & Alameda) (tags)
Tomorrow morning, October 15, City Council is scheduled to vote on Jan Perry's proposal that would release developer Ralph Horowitz of the 2.6-acre green space requirement and make it easier for him to sell the property. And so the future of the 14-acre plot of land, at 41st and Alameda is once again under dispute. Previously the site of the famous South Central Farm, once known as the largest urban farm in the country, if the not world, the land has become the most disputed plot of real-estate in the city. (At the time of its demolition circa 2006, there was a massive community mobilization to save it, and the goal of the farmers to reclaim the land has not died.)
Occupying LaLa Land (tags)
--where the illusion meets the road
Occupying LaLa Land (tags)
--where the illusion meets the road
Jerry Brown's first time as governor (tags)
Jerry Brown's first time as governor and the taxpayer revolt
Sex Offender Terrorism and the San Diego Union-Tribune (tags)
Clearly the San Diego Union-Tribune has a new formula to increase its flagging circulation numbers while it glosses over or ignores more mundane but highly important social issues—focus on sexual offenders as a new modern day witch hunt. Every male is a John Gardner now and must be profiled.
Mehserle Must Go To Jail for Murder (tags)
Fascism: What it is and How to fight it (tags)
In light of the resurgeance of the ultra-right, the Freedom Socialist Party sponsors a six week study group on countering neo-fascism.
Justice for Oscar Grant: Killer cop has hearing! (tags)
Thousands of people have seen videos of the cold-blooded police murder of Oscar Grant in Oakland, CA. On New Year’s morning BART police officer Johannes Mehserle fired his gun at point blank range into Oscar Grant’s back, killing him as he lay on the train platform, hands behind him. A preliminary hearing is now underway to determine whether Mehserle will be charged with murder or whether the charges against him will be lowered.
Oscar Grant! No Isolated Incident! A PhotoJourney of Unarmed Folks Killed by Cop Worldwide (tags)
Oscar Grant's murder: This is not an isolated incident! Remember Julian Alexander! Hammick in 2002, Kendra James in 2003, James Perez, James Philip Chasse, Jr. all unarmed and killed by Police. Diallo, Sean Bell, Ousmane Zongo, Jonny Gammage, Patrick Moses Dorismond, Alexandros Grigoropoulos and Now Oscar Grant, all unarmed and killed by Police. Within hours of Oscar Grant's shooting, Robbie Tolan!. Let the world know about! We will not allow a police state!
22 Year Old Executed By Police (tags)
We all know of what has been occurring in Greece for the last month, but Now a cop in OUR country has murdered someone once again. What are we waiting for? Our time is now; In Solidarity with the Greeks, and all victims of the state.
Ester Soriano. Community Activist Laid to Rest (tags)
Filipina-American activist Ester Soriano was laid to rest last Saturday. April 19, 2008 at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California Ester, who passed away last April 3, 2008, three day short of her 62nd birthday. was one of the founders of the National Committee for the Restoration of Civil Liberties in the Philippines (NCRCLP) in San Francisco in 1972. On the very weekend that martial law was declared by dictator Marcos in Philippines. A SERVICE OF CELEBRATION was held at the First AME Church of Los Angeles at 2270 South Harvard Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90018 at 10:00 AM last Saturday, April 19, 2008. Thousands of people from all walks of life, professions and races attended the service.
Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas (tags)
Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas, available in both English and Spanish editions from Rayo, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing. 2002 Latino Book Award winner as "Best Arts Book"
Somebody's Watching You - Turning the camera back on the cops (tags)
yahoo news story on the case of Sherman Austin from raisethefist.com and CopWatch LA
why 'review board is a sellout (tags)
it means 'no power'!
Somebody's Watching You - Turning camera back on the cops (tags)
Somebody's Watching You A convicted felon turns cameras on the cops, putting a balance of power, he says, back in the hands of the people.
Somebody's Watching You - CopWatch LA and the case of Sherman Austin (tags)
LINK TO FULL STORY AND VIDEO: http://potw.news.yahoo.com/s/potw/40/somebodys-watching-you
End LAPD Brutality: Remove LA Prosecutor Steve Cooley & Fire Bratton (tags)
With substantial support from George W. Bush and the local forces of the extreme right, the LAPD and its financed-DA (Steve Cooley - Republican) have succeeded in transforming Los Angeles County to a well-engineered police state.
2001 - 2007: LAPD's Reign of Terror Unchecked (tags)
The brutal rampage by LAPD in McArthur Park on May 1, 2007 was culmination of a 6-year old secrete but intricate policy by the Bush administration and local forces of the extreme right in reversing attempts to reform LAPD after Rodney King and Rampart Scandal.
FILIPINO YOUTH IN THE US TO HOLD NATIONALLY-COORDINATED MUSIC AND POETRY FESTIVALS (tags)
New York & California – In the final two-week push before the May elections in the Philippines, Filipino youth, musicians, spoken word artists, organizers and allies are coming together in New York and Los Angeles to show support for the KABATAAN Partylist, the largest youth party representing the youth sector in the upcoming Philippine elections, and to call for clean and fair elections. Youth of KABATAAN-Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Linking the Children of the Motherland), based in New York and New Jersey, and KABATAAN-Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB, Pro-People Youth), based in California, will speak out for the rights of Filipino youth, both in the Philippines and here, in the US.
The Winter Harvest of the South Central Farmers (tags)
The Farmers open a new center and a new farm, ready to bring their organic produce to South Central. The rest of us might get a taste, too.
Permanent Goodbye to US (tags)
"Sometimes you get your best light from a burning bridge" - Don Henley, "My Thanksgiving" CARACAS - It was about a week before I left the United States forever that I watched Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. tell Charlie Rose something all of us already know in our hearts. "Today," he said, "the United States is hated around the world far worse than it was at the height of the Vietnam War." I remember the Vietnam War. I will never forget it.
Plowed Under (tags)
The Developer vs. the Nation's Largest Urban Farm (tags)
The Battle for South Central Farm By RALPH NADER
Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine does a drive-by in South Central (tags)
An update on the situation due to the late night harassment of the South Central Farm by the Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine.
Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine does a drive-by in South Central (tags)
This is a rebuttal to Mr. Zine's Press Release.
Two Farm Stories (tags)
A couple links to important stories.
Solidarity Action in Boston for the South Central Farmers (tags)
Coast to Coast Solidarity with the South Central Farmers.
From South Central to Palestine: Land Confiscation knows no borders (tags)
Making connections between South Central and Palestine
A.N.S.W.E.R. CONDEMNS THE LAPD KILLING OF SUZIE MARIE PEÑA (tags)
A.N.S.W.E.R. CONDEMNS THE LAPD KILLING OF SUZIE MARIE PEÑA Stop Racist Police Violence! Take Action Today!
A.N.S.W.E.R.-LA STATEMENT ON THE LAPD KILLING OF DEVIN BROWN (tags)
Stand against racism here and abroad! Stop police brutality! The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism), Los Angeles, condemns unconditionally the Los Angeles Police Department for the brutal murder of Devin Brown, and all acts of latent and racist brutality against the people of Los Angeles.
"MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS" LA Art Exhibit (tags)
"... LA artist Mark Vallen establishes himself as one of the most profound political artists of our time." - LA.com review
Hiroshima Day, Art Slide Lecture by Artist Mark Vallen (tags)
Artworks clockwise: German Expressionist Felix Nussbaum's 1940 "Self-Portrait with Jewish Pass"; Mark Vallen's 1982 anti-Nuke "There Goes My Career"; Gert Wollheim's 1919 "The Wounded Man"; Atom Bomb survivor Takakura Nobuko's vision of a civilian melting in atomic fire; Vallen's 2001 "I Am Not The Enemy"; Vallen's 2003 "Not Our Children, Not Their Children" (published in the book Peace Signs).
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS (tags)
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A Shenere Velt Gallery Now - August 26, 2004 A major retrospective art exhibition encompassing thirty years of work.
homeland security gestapo (tags)
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS ART EXHIBIT (tags)
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A retrospective exhibition encompassing thirty years of socially conscious artworks.
Police Beating Caught on Tape in LA (tags)
(Los Angeles-KABC, June 23, 2004) — Police in Los Angeles chased a man suspected of driving a stolen car. The arrest, caught on tape, shows an officer hitting the man repeatedly with a flashlight after he appeared to surrender.
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.
Let's Build Liberation: A Conversation with Chris Crass (tags)
An interview with Chris Crass about anti-racism, anarchism, feminism and movement building
Empire strikes out (tags)
First publicated on the trotskyist review Marxism Alive 6
guardian Uk report on mitchell crooks (tags)
Report on Inglewood amatuer videographer mitchell crooks from the guardian Uk papers.
Ritt Goldstein: A Police State Rising? (tags)
Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein's chronicle on the rise and ramifications of police power...from both journalistic and deeply personal perspectives.
National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality Oct.22 (tags)
National Day of Protest to stop police brutality event on Oct.22 2003 on Cal State San Bernardino At 6:00p.m.
The Truth about FEMA and the Future of America (tags)
This information can be backed up by the American Justice Federation
DECLARATION OF WAR TO ALL PIGS (tags)
We are tired of white cops being aquitted for beating up blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, and other people who may have committed a crime but wasn't doing anything to hurt the officer.
POLICE STATE ON THE MARCH! (tags)
This article and cartoon were originally posted in July 2002 soon after the Donovan Jackson incident. The work has precient relevency in light of the recent mistrial. cartoon © 2002 by charles amsellem. activists may reproduce for non profit use only. all other rights reserved.
Hung Jury In LA Cop Child Beating, Partner WHo Falsified Police Report Walks Free (tags)
LOS ANGELES - A judge declared a hung jury Tuesday in the police brutality case against a white former officer who punched and slammed a handcuffed black teenager onto a squad car during a videotaped arrest. We'll report on the outrage after the riots.
Verdict Is Reached in Taped Beating Trial (tags)
LOS ANGELES - A jury reached a verdict Tuesday in the trial of a white former officer charged with police brutality for punching and slamming a handcuffed black teenager onto the trunk of a squad car during a videotaped arrest.
Rodney King part Duex (tags)
View the video here.......
Rodney King 2 (tags)
Inglewood beating in Comparison to rodney king is Worse.
Letter from Inside the Black Bloc (tags)
Communique from the Black Bloc. July 4, 2003 Happy Independence Day America. When will we be free?
Police State: SWAT Teams and Toy Soldiers (tags)
"...I just have a low tolerance for cowards who brutalize and terrorize people and pretend that it makes them some sort of hero."
Long Beach CA: Police State USA (tags)
This is an excellent summary of the past two years of police repression in Long Beach CA.
Martinez Family to Hold Protest Against Downey Police Shooting of Their Unarmed Son (tags)
Seven months ago a videotape captured Gonzalo Martinez's encounter with the Downey police. The tape ended as police fired with handguns and a machine gun, killing Martinez, 26, and spraying shots through a residential neighborhood. Martinez had his hands in the air and was unarmed. For the last seven months, the Martinez family has led protests outside Downey City Hall. The FBI and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office are investigating but no charges against any police officers have been filed.
ABOUT RITT GOLDSTEIN (tags)
Ritt Goldstein broke the stories on TIPS and the Administration's internment camps. Here's some background regarding him and an easy way to find more.
POLICE STATE by charles amsellem (tags)
Recent events in Los Angeles demonstrate that there are fewer crimes worse than the lack of accountability at the police dept
Man Who Taped Police Beating Arrested in L.A. (tags)
Mitchell Crooks arrested before he could testify to Grand Jury! Crooks' arrest was videotaped and broadcast on local KCAL-TV, showing undercover officers hustling him into a sports utility vehicle with tinted windows outside the studios of CNN as the 27-year-old man repeatedly screamed for help.
Flashpoints Radio July 11: Inglewood videographer arrested; Jenin hit again; mo (tags)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio July 11, 2002: -Inglewood cop videographer arrested/ live screaming audio, Robert Knight report (4 min) -Vieques protests continue under charges Vieques crew helped Venezualan coup attempt (16 min) -ISM Cleva Butterly from Jenin where crazed Israelis open fire on marketplace once again, hitting a ten year old and two journalists (18 min) -Network Against Disinformation (NAD) action tomorrow Friday, noon, at the SF Chronicle building at 901 Mission Street cross street Fifth... PLEASE SHOW UP! -end of show (12 min
While Inglewood Reacts: LONG BEACH CA: POLICE STATE USA (tags)
Here's the report which is in the current issue of Turning the Tide. Repression has continued. A June 14 Flag Day (flag burning) show at the info shop was shut done by the cops after repeated harassment. Young people living or shopping in the area of the info shop -- with no connection to anarchism, copwatch or the info shop-- have been stopped and hassled on the street by LB cops. The city attorney made a report to the LB city council last week about 'prosecution of anarchists' --
Donovan Jackson-Chavis Justice Committee on Sat 7/13 (tags)
The Donovan Jackson-Chavis Justice Committee will hold a meeting and rally Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 5:00 pm at Faith United Methodist Church | 1713 W. 108th Street near Western in Los Angeles This meeting will dispel rumors, educate the public to the truth of the matter, and build support for Donovan Jackson-Chavis, a victim of police brutality.
TTT report on persecution of Long Beach anarchists, activists (tags)
Here's the report which is in the current issue of Turning the Tide. Repression has continued.
Artwork about April 29th, 1992 uprising. (tags)
I did this Oil Painting based upon what I witnessed in the immediate aftermath of the "not guilty" verdicts for the LAPD Officers who nearly beat Rodney King to death. The April 29th, 1992 acquittal lead to the bloodiest riots in United States history.
LA, 10 years on: 'Nothing's changed' (tags)
BBC. 30 April 2002. Los Angeles marks 1992 riots.
Artwork commemorating L.A.'s April 29th Rebellion (tags)
I created this Artwork based on a street scene I witnessed ten years ago just as the L.A. Riots were beginning.
Homophobic/Sexist Portland Chief Headed For LA? (tags)
Portland Police Bureau Chief Mark Kroeker has announced that he plans to apply for the vacant LAPD Chief position created by the resignation of Bernard Parks. Kroeker, whose 3 year tenure in Portland has been dogged by controversy, believes that he is the right person to lead LAPD out of its malaise.
Genoa Police Unit Trained by LAPD (tags)
ROME (Reuters) - An elite Italian police unit which carried out a bloody raid against protesters at a Group of Eight summit in Genoa was trained by U.S. police chiefs, an Italian newspaper reported Tuesday
School of the Italian Americas? (tags)
The police who raided the schools with batons smashing heads were trained by LA cops.
c'Love obituary (tags)
Local Artist, C'Love, Has Passed Away There will be a service for her at the Women's Center on the UCSD campus from 2 until 5 on July 22.
Camcorder Owners: Take to the L.A. Streets! (tags)
Media Alliance, a San Francisco Bay Area media activist organization, sent out a "call to action" today for grassroots video coverage of police civil rights violations against non-violent protesters at the Democratic Convention. "In the age of Rodney King and the Ramparts scandal, police misconduct can and will be documented and televised," said Andrea Buffa, Media Alliance’s executive director.
Judge Issues restraining order against LAPD raids on activist HQ (tags)
Court order issued today barring LAPD from raids on convergence spaces and puppets