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Distrust of police may ground LAPD drones

July 23, 2014
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Distrust in law enforcement drives new campaign to ban LAPD drones in Los Angeles. Organizers are confident they can win fight.
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The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part II)

July 19, 2014
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This is part two of a four-part story about gentrification in downtown Los Angeles, about the treatment of its homeless residents and the tale of one community organizer who continues to fight against all odds.
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The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part I)

July 12, 2014
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This is part one of a four-part story about gentrification in downtown Los Angeles, about the treatment of its homeless residents and the tale of one community organizer who continues to fight against all odds.
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Homeless woman arrested 87 times for resting on sidewalk

February 20, 2014
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Homeless woman arrested 87 times for resting on sidewalk

A special task force of LAPD officers has been targeting Annie Moody, a homeless woman in Skid Row for little more than sleeping, sitting or lying down on a sidewalk, according to police emails obtained by a public records request. Called “Operation Bad Moody,” the campaign has led to Moody being arrested scores of...
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Evictions paving the road toward gentrification at Jordan Downs

February 19, 2014
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As if the health threats that come with living in spitting distance of a lead- and arsenic-contaminated industrial site aren’t enough of a worry, the impoverished residents of the Jordan Downs housing development have an even more pressing...
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Police behavior focus of demonstration supporting justice for Kelly Thomas

February 10, 2014
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Homeless and anti-police brutality advocates demonstrated in Hollywood on Feb. 8, demanding justice for the police killing of Kelly Thomas, a mentally-ill homeless man. Demonstrators, whose protest was held in front of the Hollywood and Vine Metro station across from the Pantages Theater, are also seeking greater police accountability. “My biggest fight, where I’m...
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Kelly Thomas and the frail rights of the homeless

January 26, 2014
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While poverty remains at Great Recession levels, Philadelphia has banned food lines; North Carolina’s state government has asked religious groups to stop feeding the hungry; Tampa banned panhandling and sleeping in parks or on sidewalks; Arizona banned begging for money or food, which was later overturned by a federal judge; and a state representative...
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Statewide actions planned for Homeless Bill of Rights

January 14, 2014
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Homeless advocates are planning actions across California to promote a bill of rights for the un-housed this coming Friday and weekend. Activists from at least 10 cities will be participating through community forums, speak-outs and marches. In Los Angeles, advocates are planning a “sleep-out” in Venice, where participants will pitch tents and sleep overnight...
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Business interests at the heart of petition to ban food lines

December 16, 2013
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The fallout from Saturday’s protest in Hollywood against a possible ban of food distribution in public is a mixed bag. On the one hand, an official statement by City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell proposes to address the issue of feeding the hungry with a “common sense solution that will make it easier for pop-up food...
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Hundreds in Hollywood protest to protect right to publicly feed the homeless

December 15, 2013
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Yesterday afternoon and well into the evening hundreds of protesters gathered near the bustling intersection of Hollywood and Vine to support their right to feed the homeless in public. The protest was organized by Monday Night Mission founder Mel Tillekeratne, whose group of volunteers help feed thousands of people each week living on the...
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