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

Los Angeles: Tenants, Activists Halt Illegal Eviction of Mariachi

By Felipe Vera This Monday, Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) led an action with the support of members from the Los Angeles Tenants Union to defend a mariachi, Naty, from an attempted eviction at the motel where he and his family live in the working class community of South Gate. The previous week, Naty was served a three-day notice to pay or vacate by his slumlord … Continue reading Los Angeles: Tenants, Activists Halt Illegal Eviction of Mariachi

Los Angeles: Tenants Union and Activists Stop Illegal Evictions

Photo: Community support shows up for a second time on June 4 to defend elderly tenants under threat of eviction near Silver Lake. By Felipe Vera In the past two weeks, Los Angeles communities have resisted numerous attempts at illegal evictions by local landlords, many led by the Los Angeles Tenants Union (LATU) as part of their anti-eviction campaign. The current economic and health crises … Continue reading Los Angeles: Tenants Union and Activists Stop Illegal Evictions

Los Angeles: Activists Protest Rampart Division Police Station

By Felipe Vera On Saturday, Serve the People-Los Angeles led a protest against LAPD’s Rampart Division, notorious for corruption scandals and use of lethal force, in solidarity with the uprisings ignited by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Activists began the march at MacArthur park, agitating on the street corner and inviting the community to join them. They carried signs with the names and … Continue reading Los Angeles: Activists Protest Rampart Division Police Station

Los Angeles: Community Protests Police Murder at District Attorney’s Home

By Felipe Vera The family of Alex Flores and revolutionary organization Serve the People-Los Angeles held a demonstration in front of the home of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey on May 23.  Alex Flores was murdered by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on November 19, 2019 in South Central after police claimed he was moving towards them with a knife. At this time, … Continue reading Los Angeles: Community Protests Police Murder at District Attorney’s Home

Los Angeles: Boyle Heights Mariachis Hold Relief Concert

By Felipe Vera On Friday May 8, out-of-work mariachis held a concert to raise relief funds as they have been especially impacted by the economic crisis, unable to work due to COVID-19 restrictions and ineligible to receive unemployment or similar benefits. The event was hosted by anti-gentrification organization Defend Boyle Heights, and as it began Mariachi Plaza was covered in posters made by the mariachis, … Continue reading Los Angeles: Boyle Heights Mariachis Hold Relief Concert