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Homeless woman arrested 87 times for resting on sidewalk

February 20, 2014
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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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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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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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Photographers beware! Big Brother is watching you

November 27, 2013
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The next time you want to take a photograph in public, take pause, for that snapshot may land your personal information in federal counter-terrorism databases for the next 30 years. Photographers, both amateur and professional, as well as tourists, artists, college students, contractors, engineers, journalists, activists and others, have been secretly reported to the...
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Community meeting focuses on combating domestic surveillance

November 18, 2013
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Few talking points have proven defter at placating the current political gridlock than the recent revelations surrounding the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance tactics. This point was again in evidence at the “LA vs. NSA – How to Push Back Against Warrantless Spying,” community meeting at the Huntington Center at St. Sophia Cathedral last...
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Prison officials connecting inmate literature to terrorism

October 30, 2013
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California prison authorities are reporting on inmates to the FBI for possessing political, religious and other literature they deem radical, according to a document obtained by the ACLU of Northern California. As a result of such reporting, the inmates’ personal information are often placed in national counter-terrorism databases. The reports, which are coming from...
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LAPD’s secret reporting on non-criminal behavior to get public airing

October 14, 2013
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Los Angeles’ Human Relations Commission voted Thursday, Oct. 10, to hold public hearings or forums that would address the police department’s secret reporting on non-criminal behavior. The commission’s support marks a change in luck for the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, which has had difficulty gaining serious attention from the LAPD and the police commission....
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Campaign for homeless bill of rights kicks off in California

October 7, 2013
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Homeless advocates in Los Angeles helped launch a statewide campaign on Saturday, Oct. 5, to get California to adopt a bill of rights for the homeless. Citing a growing effort by local governments to use laws and business improvement districts to target the homeless and mold poorer neighborhoods in the interests of businesses and...
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Anti-war marchers rally in Hollywood, two arrested

September 9, 2013
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Yesterday was the scene of another cat-and-mouse game between anti-war marchers and police. Demonstrating against a possible U.S. attack on Syria, protesters attempted several times to occupy streets and intersections. Each time their efforts were thwarted either by police. The majority of protesters, about 300, began assembling at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and...
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LAPD traps anti-war marchers, two arrested

September 1, 2013
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In perhaps the most spirited anti-war demonstration Los Angeles has seen in a while, two protesters were arrested, and many others were cited for jaywalking, after being trapped and detained by police in a downtown parking lot yesterday. After rallying in Pershing Square, demonstrators marched several miles through downtown LA for roughly two hours...
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