Los Angeles: Police Arrest 40 Protesters, Press, Legal Observers, Bystanders

By Felipe Vera As the election concluded on the night of November 3, in response to night protests that went from Downtown to South Central, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) indiscriminately arrested over 40 people, including nearly a dozen legal observers from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), journalists, and other bystanders standing on the sidewalk, waiting for the metro. Some of the protesters came … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Arrest 40 Protesters, Press, Legal Observers, Bystanders

Los Angeles: Police Detain Rapper Offset During Trump March

By Jakob Stein On Saturday in Beverly Hills in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Offset, famous rapper from the Atlanta-based group Migos, was detained by armed police during a rally of approximately 2,500 Trump supporters. The incident was viewed by over 25,000 people live as Offset streamed the encounter with police from his phone. Police outside the vehicle can be seen with their weapons drawn, … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Detain Rapper Offset During Trump March

Los Angeles: ‘People’s Art Show’ Raises Funds For Protesters Facing Repression

by Serran Soledad On Saturday, Serve The People (STP) Los Angeles hosted an art show in Lincoln Heights, to raise funds for protesters facing charges due to their participation in the fight for Black Lives. The event managed to raise $1400 for Black Unity LA and Jail Support LA, as well as Austin’s Targeted Three. Slated as a ‘People’s Art Show,’ the event drew over … Continue reading Los Angeles: ‘People’s Art Show’ Raises Funds For Protesters Facing Repression

Los Angeles: Two Sheriffs Shot in Ambush, Massive Manhunt Follows

Photo: Still from Surveillance footage of man shooting Sheriff’s Deputies in a parked police vehicle By Felipe Vera On Saturday September 12, two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies were shot in an ambush by an armed individual in Compton. Over the past few days, agencies such as the FBI have become involved in the case, resulting in a massive manhunt for the gunman. That evening, … Continue reading Los Angeles: Two Sheriffs Shot in Ambush, Massive Manhunt Follows

Commemorate the Chicano Moratorium with Rebellion

By Felipe Vera 50 years ago on August 29, over 30,000 Chicanos took over the streets of East Los Angeles to protest the draft and the imperialist war against Vietnam. As the police flowed in by the dozens to repress them, some protesters began forming a front line to combat them. By the end of the day, three people were murdered in an event that … Continue reading Commemorate the Chicano Moratorium with Rebellion

Los Angeles: DA’s Husband Charged with Misdemeanors After Pointing Gun at BLM Protesters

By Felipe Vera This past Tuesday, the California Attorney General’s office charged David Lacey, husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, with three misdemeanor counts of assault, after he pointed a gun at several Black Lives Matter protesters in March. District Attorney Lacey has long been a target of anti-police activists and community members due to her refusal to prosecute or indict any police … Continue reading Los Angeles: DA’s Husband Charged with Misdemeanors After Pointing Gun at BLM Protesters

California: Vigils, Marches in Los Angeles and Oxnard Commemorate Garrett Foster

By David Martinez From the streets of Austin, Garrett Foster’s sacrifice has reverberated across the country, with tributes, vigils, and actions carried out to immortalize his name. In California, on the Sunday immediately following his death, activists and community members in Los Angeles and Oxnard both held moving, defiant vigils and marches to honor Garrett and his commitment to fighting for a better world. At … Continue reading California: Vigils, Marches in Los Angeles and Oxnard Commemorate Garrett Foster

Los Angeles: UNDM Mobilizes Tenants Against Two Eviction Attempts

By Felipe Vera This past week the United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) in Los Angeles organized two actions defending tenants against eviction attempts and landlord harassment. On Tuesday, UNDM supported the Morales family in South Central after they reached out for support against their arrogant and racist property manager Sam Simany. The Morales family has been living in their home since April, but only days … Continue reading Los Angeles: UNDM Mobilizes Tenants Against Two Eviction Attempts

Los Angeles: Sheriff Involved in Police Murder Accused of Membership in Police Gang

By Felipe Vera Los Angeles sheriff deputy Christopher Hernandez, who was present during the shooting of 18-year-old Andres Guardado in Gardena, California, has recently been accused by civil rights attorneys of being a member of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) gang the “3000 Boys.” Attorney Humberto Guizar, representing other civil rights attorneys, claims that the murder of Guardado was a deputy gang killing. On … Continue reading Los Angeles: Sheriff Involved in Police Murder Accused of Membership in Police Gang

Los Angeles: Community Protests After Sheriffs Gun Down Youth in Gardena, Destroy Evidence

By Felipe Vera On Thursday, June 18, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) murdered 18-year-old Andres Guardado outside of his job, shooting him over six times. On Father’s Day, protesters took to the streets of Gardena, marching all the way to the Compton Sheriff’s Station, where they were met with tear gas and flash bangs as the protest was ending.  Andres Guardado was a … Continue reading Los Angeles: Community Protests After Sheriffs Gun Down Youth in Gardena, Destroy Evidence