Archive for April, 2015

Push for Real Community Oversight of the Sheriffs: Tonight – 4/27, Tuesday 4/28, Thursday 4/30 – Final Public Forums

Monday, April 27th, 2015
Please come out:  tonight, Monday, 4/27/15; tomorrow, Tuesday, 4/28/15 or Thursday, 4/30/15  Final Public Forums of LA County Board of Supervisors’ Working Group Established to Recommend Structure for Sheriffs’ Civilian Oversight Commission
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the following locations:

4/27/15 Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive, LA, CA 90037
Park in Main Coliseum Parking Structure Off of Figueroa and 39th Street
4/28/15 East Los Angeles Public Library, 4837 East 3rd Street, LA, CA 900224/30/15  West Hollywood Library, 625 North San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046
The BOS Working Group has agreed to send the plan to the BOS.
Now we need to push to make sure the Community Composition Plan is the one adopted.  You can read the plan directly below:
Proposed Composition and Selection ProcessLASD Civilian Oversight Commission CompositionEndorsed by:In Los Angeles:A New Way of Life

All of Us or None

Anti-Racist Action LA

AWARE – LA (Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere)

California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)


Coalition to End Sheriffs Violence in LA County Jails

Dignity and Power Now

Dignity in Schools Coalition (Los Angeles)



CA Statewide Advocacy Day For Justice!

Sunday, April 26th, 2015



Join the statewide advocacy day to build state laws that bring justice, fairness and opportunities to our families and communities.

Riverside: 2pm 4/26 from 3657 Lemon Street, Riverside 92501
Los Angeles:  Leave 2pm on Sunday, 4/26 from Chuco’s
1137 E. Redondo Blvd, on the border between South Central and Inglewood, CA 90302
Oakland: 7am 4/27 from Fruitvale BART Station: 3401 East 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601
Stockton: 7am 4/27 from Fathers & Families Offices and Youth & Family Empowerment Center: 338 E. Market St, Stockton, CA 95202

If you drive separately, in the morning, limited parking is available (arrive early) at the Incubator at 2251 Florin Road. In the afternoon, paid parking is available in garages on L Street between 7th Street and 9th Street.

Prepare for the meeting by practicing with your group or at least assigning people specific roles like facilitator, timekeeper, story-teller, fact-teller, note-taker, and a person to put forward a clear action we want them to take – e.g. please support the Q4D priority bills.
Meetings will be with staffers, not with elected officials, but they have a TON of influence – ask to talk to staffer …

Pass AB 619 and AB 953-End Racial/Identity Profiling and Use of Force Resulting in Homicide and Serious Injury

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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On Tuesday, April 21st, Assembly Bills 619 and 953 passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee of the California State Legislature.  Please help to get these bills through the rest of the Assembly and then the Senate, and finally signed into law by the Governor:
1. Join the statewide call tomorrow (and every Friday morning) to get involved, 11am415-795-9875 / Enter Code: 152513#.
2. Fill out the survey to share what your experiences are with law enforcement contact and use of force.  Go to the link at:
3. Join the S.T.O.P. Coalition meetings to push for law enforcement transparency, community oversight and accountability in LA County every Tuesday night at 5:30pm.  Contact us for the meeting schedule and agenda –…