Archive for October, 2014

Justice For Johnny Martinez! Killed by South L.A. Sheriffs

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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Press Advisory

For Immediate Release: Family and Friends of Johnny Martinez March to Push for Full and Independent Investigation in Sheriffs Deputies’ Fatal Shooting

Press Contacts:
Kim McGill (323) 327-1259
Cindy Delgado (323) 635-3018 (Spanish)

What: Friends and family of Johnny Martinez and the Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) will be gathering at Jordan Downs Public Housing for a Press Conference, then marching to the Century Station of the LA County Sheriffs’ Department to demand that the deputies involved in the fatal shooting of Martinez be immediately removed from duty pending an investigation, and that District Attorney Jackie Lacey and State Attorney General Kamala Harris thoroughly investigate the use of force in this case, prosecute deputy misconduct, and appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate law enforcement use of force..

When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 1:30 PM

Where: START AT JORDAN DOWNS RECREATION CENTER
9900 Grape St., Los Angeles, CA 90002 JUST NORTH
OF 103RD STREET IN WATTS THEN MARCH TO L.A. COUNTY
SHERIFFS’ CENTURY STATION, 11703 ALAMEDA
JUST SOUTH OF IMPERIAL HWY. IN LYNWOOD.

Why: Johnny was killed by LA County Sheriff Deputies on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. The Sheriffs were called to the scene …

New Release of Data from YJC on Law Enforcement Use of Force Resulting in a Homicide

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

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This report documents the deaths of 589 people who lived in Los Angeles County and were killed by law enforcement between January 1, 2000 and August 31, 2014.1 In addition, the report documents all cases – with name, age, race, location and where possible incident details – from January 1, 2007 – August 31, 2014 in order to remember each individual; to investigate who is impacted by race, age, gender and community (location of the shooting); and to learn from their experiences in an attempt to save lives in the future.2 Based on these specific case histories, the report looks for trends or commonalities among incidents and raises concerns regarding suspicious and troubling patterns. Finally, the report makes some comparisons between LA and other jurisdictions, and begins to evaluate media’s coverage of officer-involved homicides.

Don’t Shoot to Kill Summary September 2014

LA County Law Enforcement Use of Force 2007-2014 Final

Don’t Shoot to Kill Infographic, 2014

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AB2276 SCHOOL ACCESS FOR YOUTH COMING HOME FROM LOCK-UPS: FAX A LETTER IN TO GOVERNOR BROWN

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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PUSH GOVERNOR BROWN TO SIGN AB2276.  Please read Eddie Flores’ letter to the Governor in support of AB2276 which will reduce discrimination against system-involved youth accessing school when they return home from lock-ups.  AND THEN WRITE YOUR OWN LETTER TO GOVERNOR BROWN AND FAX IT TO (916) 558-3177.   Thank you if your letter is already in!

Dear Governor Brown:

My name is Edilberto “Eddie” Flores, and I just graduated from high school at the Youth Justice Coalition.  Please sign AB 2276 to make sure that youth coming home from juvenile halls, camps and ranches are enrolled in the best school possible as soon as they are released.  I was one of those youth that was thrown out on the streets without any education plan.  That’s why I am working so hard to pass AB 2276 into law.

I was first detained at Eastlake Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles at the age of 16.  The unit I was in was on lock-down most of the time.  The only time we had outside our cell was for two hours recreation.  We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner in our cell.  We had some packets thrown at us for school, but most of the …