Archive for January, 2017

Thursday Night (1/12/17) – LA Hearing of CA State’s Racial and Identity Profiling Board

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12TH, 6:00PM-8:00PM:
 
SPEAK OUT ON THE NEED FOR STRONG REGULATIONS TO END RACIAL & IDENTITY PROFILING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT IN CALIFORNIA-HEARING OF THE STATE RACIAL AND IDENTITY PROFILING ADVISORY BOARD CREATED BY AB 953.
 
Location: CAL STATE LOS ANGELES Student Union Building
5154 State University Drive, Room 308 (Los Angeles Room)
Los Angeles, CA 90032.
 
THANKS TO THE POWERFUL GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT THAT MANY OF YOU WERE A PART OF – INCLUDING ALL YOUR CALLS, VISITS WITH LEGISLATORS AND THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE, MEDIA INTERVIEWS AND STORYTELLING, RALLIES AMD MARCHES, SIGNATURE GATHERING AND A HISTORIC SHUT DOWN OF THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE, THE COURAGE OF YOUTH WHO HAVE BEEN CRIMINALIZED AND FAMILIES WHO HAVE BURIED LOVED ONES KILLED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, FOR THE MORAL STRENGTH SHOWN BY CLERGY LEADERS THROUGHOUT THE STATE, FOR THE ORGANIZATIONS AND UNIONS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA AND THE NATION WHO STOOD WITH US, FOR THE BRILLIANCE AND HARD WORK OF THE SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS AND THE DAILY LOVE AND COMMITMENT FROM ASSEMBLY MEMBER WEBER, MARCUS MC KINNEY AND THE ENTIRE STAFF WHO DARED TO FIGHT AND ALSO DARED TO LET US FIGHT FIERCELY…
 
WE PASSED AB 953 TO CHALLENGE RACIAL AND IDENTITY PROFILING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT IN CALI.
BUT

Wednesday 1/11/17 Next Coalition Meeting to Help End The War On Youth!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

BECAUSE OF ALL YOUR HARD WORK…
IN 2017, ASSEMBLY BILL 2298 WAS SIGNED INTO LAW!!!

UNDER THE NEW LAW, AB2298 WILL: (1) Ensure people of all ages right to notification, right to challenge designation with the law enforcement agency, and right to appeal to Superior Court if they are added to a shared gang database (including but not limited to CalGang); and (2) Require the State of California to release data every year covering the numbers and demographics of people added or removed from shated gang databases.

BUT WE HAVE TO FIGHT FURTHER TO MAKE SURE THE LAW IS FOLLOWED.  BASED ON BOTH OUR OWN EXPERIENCES AND THE STATE AUDIT THAT WE FOUGHT FOR – WE KNOW THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS NOT COMPLIED WITH A SIMILAR LAW – SB458 FOR THE RIGHTS OF YOUTH – THAT WAS PASSED IN 2013.

PLEASE JOIN US WEDNESDAY, 1/11/17
TO CONTINUE TO MAKE AB2298 & SB458 REAL AND TO PUSH FOR ADDITIONAL LEGISLATIVE VICTORIES THIS YEAR!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017, 4-6PM
LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
919 Albany St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Just a few blocks north of Pico Blvd. and a few blocks west of the 110 Freeway in the Pico Union community …