Archive for October, 2015

6:30PM Tuesday October 13th: LAPD Takeover at Northeast Division

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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S.T.O.P. Presents LAPD Takeover at Northeast Division LAPD
Featuring films on the Echo Park Area Gang Injunction with Veronica Arellano
Tuesday, October 13th – 6:30PM
3353 San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90065

There have also been dramatic increases in stops and frisks of youth on the street, raids of people’s homes, and the increased use of helicopters above the community since Echo Park got a gang injunction, despite the fact that violent crime is at its lowest level in more than 50 years.  We think the arrest and all the police activity is suspicious given the amazing moves by community residents to challenge the injunction, to push against gentrification, and to take leadership of the Echo Park Neighborhood Council.

Come out to tomorrow night to TAKE OVER LAPD and hear directly from community members about the impact of gang injunctions on youth and communities.…

Court Support Needed – Tuesday, October 13th – 8:30AM

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Court Support Needed – Tuesday, October 13th – 8:30AM

BURBANK COURT: 2ND FLOOR, DEPARTMENT G
8:30AM – 300 East Olive, Burbank, CA 91502
Sentencing for Carlos Rojas and Joseph Mancillas

LAST SPRING WITH YOUR HELP, SEVEN OF THE 9 DEFENDENTS IN THE ECHO PARK HOMICIDE CASE WERE ACQUITTED BY THE JUDGE DUE TO LACK OF EVIDENCE AND THE OTHER TWO DEFENDANTS – CARLOS ROJAS AND JOSEPH MANCILLA RECEIVED A MISTRIAL.

But this summer, the LA Coutny DA brought Jpseph and Carlos back to court, and the jury found them guilty on nearly all the counts. The second judge disallowed most of the arguments made by the Defense, creating what many felt was a particularly discriminatory process. (In the first trial, Judge Perry stated, “In my entire career more than 3 decades in court, I have never seen a more incompetent prosecution of a case. This indictment was overly broad, and you – the Assistant DA – have wasted the court’s and the jury’s time, as well as caused unnecessary hardship for defendants and their families.” He also called the testimony from LAPD Officer Nariz “ludicrous,” and said that the Prosecutor’s main witness was the “least credible witness he has ever

Press Conference Tomorrow to Notify All Law Enforcement: AB953 Signed!!!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

AB 953 Signed DlyerPRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW TO NOTIFY ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT-‪#‎AB953‬ SIGNED!

October 6, 2015 Press Advisory

CONTACT:
Jay Jordan, LA Voice,jerronlavoice@gmail.com, (209) 225-5005
Kim McGill, Youth Justice Coalition,kim@youth4justice.org, (323) 327-1259
Sandra Hernandez, ACLU – SC,shernandez@aclusocal.org, (914) 299-0714

Community Gives Notice to LA County Law Enforcement Agencies
that Governor Brown Signed AB 953
Asian Americans Advancing Justice, ACLU of Southern California, L.A. Voice and the Youth Justice Coalition to Gather at LAPD’s 77thDivision to Notify Law Enforcement of their New Obligations under AB953

What: Press conference will notify local law enforcement agencies about upcoming changes in state law with Governor Brown’s signing Saturday of AB953 (Weber: The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015), the first-ever data collection bill to analyze all police stops. The new law will require that: 1. Law enforcement collect and release data on all stops; 2. Law enforcement follow a stronger definition of racial and identity profiling that more forcefully outlaws racial and identity profiling based on race, gender, age, religion, LGBTQ identity, physical or mental condition, housing status, and national origin and immigration status; and that 3. A State Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board will be appointed to monitor implementation of the law …