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BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 8/21/20
On August 22, 2015 Alfredo Santibañez almost lost his life. Around 11:30 p.m., Santibañez was walking along Soto Street near the 24-hour McDonalds, when he noticed two white, bald men in a Ford Crown Victoria approaching him. Santibañez says he immediately thought they were white gang members.
BY Centro CSO | Los Angeles, CA | 8/13/20
The morning of August 12, 2020 the private residence of Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles co-founder Dr. Melina Abdullah was swarmed by an LAPD SWAT team. With their semi-automatic rifles pointed at her home, the team stood surrounding her home in tactical gear.
BY Centro CSO | Los Angeles, CA | 8/13/20
The morning of August 12, 2020 the private residence of Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles co-founder Dr. Melina Abdullah was swarmed by an LAPD SWAT team. With their semi-automatic rifles pointed at her home, the team stood surrounding her home in tactical gear.
BY Carlos Montes | Los Angeles, CA | 6/26/20
After the murder of George Floyd, the Los Angeles Times published an article that looks at the connection between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Force Science Institute, a police training academy from Minnesota that creates fear among police toward civilians.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 6/10/20
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced the filing of charges on Los Angeles Police Department cop Frank Hernandez, June 9, for the brutal beating of local Chicano resident Richard Castillo. DA Lacey’s decision comes after video of the incident caused uproar in the community of Boyle Heights where the attack took place, leading to protests and a widely-circulated petition demanding the firing of Hernandez.
BY Centro CSO | Los Angeles, CA | 6/06/20
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement by Centro CSO in Los Angeles, California.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 6/01/20
On Saturday, May 30, as part of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression’s National Day of Protest, a huge crowd filled Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to demand justice for George Floyd and others killed by police and racist vigilantes.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 5/17/20
On May 15, over 75 people came together outside of LAPD Hollenbeck Police Station in Boyle Heights to demand the firing of Officer Frank Hernandez and justice for Richard Castillo.
BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 5/07/20
The violent attack happened on April 27. The video released was not caught on LAPD Hollenbeck patrol vehicles, nor on body cameras. Instead the video was recorded by a neighbor witness in Boyle Heights.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 5/04/20
On Friday, May 1, a car protest of over 40 vehicles driven by workers, teachers and activists took to the streets for the sixth consecutive year to celebrate International Workers Day, May Day, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood.
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