Archive for November, 2015

Tuesday, 11/3/15: Dia de Los Muertos at Police Commission to Remember People Killed by Law Enforcement

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

LOBOS Altar YJC dia de los muertos 2015

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD:
9:00AM MARCH TO LAPD HQ; 9:30AM POLICE COMMISSION MEETING

9AM – Leave from YJC / S.T.O.P. altar at Grand Park in front of Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration’s entrance to the park. March to LAPD HEADQUARTERS – 100 W. 1ST STREET, DOWNTOWN LA 90012. 9:30AMSpeak out at LA Police Commission meeting.

For the past 10 days, an altar remembering the (at least) 646 people killed by law enforcement in LA County since 2000 has sat in front of the giant doors leading from the County’s Hall of Administration out onto Grand Park as part of Self Help Graphics’ Dia de Los Muertos exhibition.  Every day since then, hundreds – maybe even thousands of people, including LA’s most powerful elected and law enforcement officials, have passed the altar and been forced to face the reality of police use of force resulting in homicide in LA County – #1 BY FAR in the nation. (The altar was built by the Youth Justice Coalition and S.T.O.P. Police Violence including YJC members shown here left to right – Juan Pena, Mario Rodriguez, Kim McGill, Robert Cristo and Nancy Flores.)

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3rd, please join us

City Council Meeting to Block New Gang Injunctions in City of Placentia: 7PM, Tuesday, November 3rd!

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

placentia gang injunctions

There has been a dramatic increase in the use of gang injunctions in Orange County. Recently, 2 additional “injunction zones” were created targetting three neighborhoods in the city of Placentia – La Jolla and Placentia. Atwood is also seeing incresaed police sippression and residents fear that an injunction might be planned for that neighborhood as well.

At last Thursday’s community meeting, over 60 people came out – including over 50 LIFE-LONG COMMUNITY RESIDENTS OF THE COMMUNITIES OF PLACENTIA AND LA JOLLA, ALONG WITH MEMBERS OF CALIFORNIA FAMILIES TO ABOLISH SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, CHICANOS UNIDOS, ORANGE COUNTY ACLU, UC IRVINE LAW SCHOOL AND THE YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION – to discuss the injuctions and what they mean for both the people served, their families, and the larger community.

UPCOMING ACTIONS:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD – 7PM PLACENTIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Come out and share the impact of injunctions on trapping people in the system; promoting gentrification; and displacing families from communities they have lived in for generations.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH – PACK THE COURT TO CHALLENGE THE INJUNCTIONS
ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT IN SANTA ANA
There is a motion going in to the court tomorrow to request that the hearing be postponed. Please