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LOS ANGELES: VOTE NO ON CHARTER AMENDMENT C TOMORROW, TUESDAY MAY 16!

Monday, May 15th, 2017
LOS ANGELES: VOTE NO ON CHARTER AMENDMENT C TOMORROW, TUESDAY MAY 16!!
 
Charter Amendment C – if passed – will change the Los Angeles City Charter to allow LAPD officers who the Chief has found to have engaged in misconduct – including corruption, excessive use of force, sexual harassment or assault, etc. – the opportunity to have their case reviewed by a three-member civilian review panel instead of the current Police Board of Rights that includes two LAPD commanders and one civilian.
 
This might sound good, but history show us something very different:
 
1. The so-called “civilians” are appointed by the LA Police Commission and are required to have at least seven years experience in arbitration, mediation or administrrative hearings. Most are judges or attorneys, and few – if any – come from the communities most impacted by harsh policing and police violence, let alone have themselves been treated badly by law enforcement.
 
2. Years of hearings with the current structure of two commanders and one “civilian” have shown that the civiilians hand down lighter discipline than LAPD commanders. That’s why the police union is pushing that officers be able to choose panels that are 100% “civilian” to review their

Support 10 Youth Justice California Bills this Spring!

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

The Youth Justice Coalition recommends supporting these TEN Youth Justice Bills that California legislators have the ability to pass into law this year!

Friday May 12th: Speak Up When You’re Down Family Festival

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Speak Up When You’re Down Family Festival! This Friday, May 12 from 2:00pm-5:00pm at Chuco’s Justice Center.

Celebrating a Community of Support for New and Expecting Mothers of Color and Their Families!

Featuring Arts & Crafts, Manicures, Dinner, Family Photos, Massages, Face Painting and more.

Sponsored by Maternal Mental Health Now, Great Beginnings for Black Babies, Inc. and Youth Justice Coalition.…