Posts Tagged ‘ War on Drugs ’

Library honors activists with mural

December 11, 2010
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The Southern California Library unveiled its new mural yesterday to honor community organizers and their fight against police terror. The mural is dedicated to the organizations Mothers Reclaiming Our Children and the Coalition Against Police Abuse and its co-founder Michael Zinzun. Speaking to a crowd gathered for the unveiling, library director Yusef Omowale said...
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Mehserle sentence raises questions about justice system

November 6, 2010
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What started in Oakland on Jan. 1, 2009 reached a milestone yesterday at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles. It began with the killing of an unarmed man by police, the officer’s trial, his conviction and finally, his sentence. It was a quest for justice that, in the end,...
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Two days of actions against police brutality reveals unheard voices

October 24, 2010
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Los Angeles was the recent scene of two actions that focused on police brutality. The first centered on police violence and community criminalization occurring across the country. The second sought a maximum sentence for a police officer convicted of involuntary manslaughter. On Friday, Oct. 22, the October 22nd Coalition held its 15th annual march...
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Story of border town life reveals heartache and desperation

September 4, 2010
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Noel Perez sits in the office of the Freedom Socialist Party in Los Angeles. The space is part meeting room, part library, part war room and part kitchen. Perez is enjoying a bowl of posole, a Mexican soup, that FSP members are serving up. It is the FSP’s monthly meeting. The atmosphere is friendly,...
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Glendale parents keep military recruiters in check

August 4, 2010
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It’s Aug. 3 and Glendale’s Pacific Park Library is hosting National Night Out, an evening when people across America host events against crime and disorder in their neighborhoods. Amidst the booths of various organizations, the police officers, families, music and food, there is one booth that holds a little known story. It is a...
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Three Strikes law still a hot topic of conversation for affected families

June 30, 2010
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The meeting began with a prayer, a simple request to end an injustice and reunite families. It was a prayer asking for the end of California’s Three Strikes law. They are a group of people – grandmothers, brothers, sisters, mothers – who have family members serving draconian prison sentences for non-violent offenses. They are members...
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