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Curren Price

  • Los Angeles City Council Member District 9

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Petitioning Curren Price, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, California Governor

Reopen Mitrice Richardson's case

September 16, 2009 Mitrice Richardson was arrested due to having "strange" behavior in public. She was deemed sober, but was held under police custody do to concerns of her mental state. Her car was impounded along with her phone and belongings inside. She was taken 13 miles away and NOT given a psych evaluation by the watch commander. And was released on September 17, 12:18 AM after speaking with Mitrice's mother and her asking them to keep her for the night due to co concern for her mental state. Mitrice went missing September 12, 2009 and 11 months later she was found dead. No foul play was presumed and her death was ruled accidental. During the investigation the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department  botched many thing.  1. An officer on the scene moves Mitrice's body against coroner's wishes 2. The camera footage from the police department was heavily edited and the unedited footage was never released to the family's attorney. 3. Police say Mitrice was acting "perfectly normal" at the time of release, but emails show, this was not the case. This is only the start of the mishandling of justice we have seen too often before, ESPECIALLY against Black women. We need to show the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department we won't accept them tampering with evidence, and the officers on the scene need to be investigated and charges need to be brought up. We won't forget Mitrice or any other black person who was killed by an unjust system. BLACK LIVES MATTER. PLEASE SHARE, AND SPREAD THE WORD AND MAKE YOUR OWN PETITION FOR MITRICE. She deserves justice, her family deserves answers. For more info on Mitrice's case: Crime Junkie Podcast: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/mysterious-death-mitrice-richardson/ LA Magazine: https://www.lamag.com/longform/what-happened-to-mitrice-richardson/ LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-17/mitrice-richardson-reward-malibu

JONATHON PERDOMO
118,762 supporters
Petitioning Los Angeles City Council, Curren Price, Eric Garcetti, LA City PLUM Committee

BRING BACK SOUTH CENTRAL FARM

Residents of South Central Los Angeles are disproportionately burdened by environmental impacts associated with industrial developments. The former site of the South Central Farm is the largest undeveloped, industrially zoned parcel in the city (14 acres). For decades, it has been sought after by developers, proposing projects that would further contaminate air quality and threaten residents’ health. The community has successfully fought these projects, from a trash incinerator (LANCER SITE) in the 1980s, to industrial warehouses for Forever 21 in the early 2000s, to the current fight to stop four industrial warehouses.   HISTORY The South Central Farm emerged in the wake of the  LA uprising of 1992. The looting of food exposed the food insecurity that many South Central residents suffer from. In July 1994 the Harbor Department granted a revocable permit to the L.A. Regional Food Bank a private, nonprofit food-distribution network housed across the street to occupy and use the site as a community farm. The city originally only allocated 7 acres for the project, but the necessity for families to grow their own organic food was so big it jumped onto the other 7 acres, thus creating the largest Urban Farm in the nation (14 Acres) know as the South Central Farm. On June 13, 2006, our community was forcefully removed from the South Central Farm. 45 community members were arrested. It was a sad day for our elders, for our children, and for our community. Since 2012 PIMA Alameda Partners, LLC, a clothing conglomerate (Poetry, Impact Mfg., Miss Me, Active Basic USA) have been trying to develop four industrial warehouses on the historic South Central Farm site. What has the community done? They have mobilized and organized to fight this development that will increase bad air quality and negatively impact local residents. Community stakeholders have been actively fighting this development. On April 20, 2017 CD 9 residents and the South Central Farm Restoration Committee filed a lawsuit against The City of LA & PIMA Alameda Partners LLC. We challenged The City of Los Angeles CEQA process. The City violated CEQA when it refused to hear the appeal of the project, rather then just reviewing the adequacy of the CEQA. The Environment Impact Report (EIR) fails to fully address how this project will impact the immediate CD9 residents. On November 13, 2018, the Judge ruled that the City of LA and P.I.M.A Alameda Partners LLC need to redo and recirculate the Environmental Impact Report and the community will be able to comment on it once it's published. The City Council and PLUM Committee will vote on whether to proceed with the project in light of its environmental impacts. OUR VISION The South Central Farm Restoration Committee aims to promote the establishment and preservation of green and open space in South Los Angeles, a community where green and open space is woefully rare, as well as promote urban farming, public health and effective participation in the planning of developments that intimately affect every one of the residents that reside nearby. We currently support the efforts of South Central Los Angele residents in challenging the City of Los Angeles and PIMA Alameda Partners LLC   The South Central Farm Restoration Committee is proposing an alternative development that would alleviate the area’s park shortage and provide an active focal point for community activities, organic food production and social gathering. With the help of professor Ray Senes and 5 students from UCLA, who took our ideas and vision to create the re-envisioning of the South Central Farm which can be used as a model and be replicated across the nation!! We want to create a Hybrid Park/Urban Farm/ Food Hub/ Compost Hub in an area that needs more green space, green jobs, food justice, clean air, and equity. We also want to incubate food entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to be profitable business owners. Why this land you might ask? Did you know that the land located on 41st and Alameda has a historical legacy of South Central residents fighting Environmental Racism?  Did you know that this land is one of the largest undeveloped piece of land in the city of Los Angeles? 14 acres of undeveloped land is rare in our City. Why you should care? We are proposing a development that will bring resources back into our neighborhood. We want to purchase  the land and put it into a neighborhood land trust. We want to invest in our youth and create economic development that supports our local economy. It's time for community investment and equity. Tell the Los Angeles City Council, the PLUM committee, the mayor of LA and Council member Curren Price that you support the restoration of the largest Urban farm in the national #southcentralfarm. No To PIMA Alameda Partners LLC. Yes to Clean Air, Park Equity, Green Jobs, Food Justice, Food Entrepreneurship a Community Investment. FOLLOW US Instagram: @southcentralfarmFacebook: @southcentralfarmsTwitter: @bringbackSCFarmwww.southcentralfarm.org southcentralfarmoutreach@gmail.com   REFERENCE  Press Release: August 11, 2018 South Central Farm Wins Court Decisions Against Proposed New Development on Former Urban Land The South Central Farm Restoration Committee, CD9 resident plaintiffs, supporters and activist are hailing yesterday’s court victory in Ponce vs. the City of Los Angeles and P.I.M.A. Alameda Partners, LLC (a clothing conglomerate; Poetry, Impact Mfg., Miss Me, Active Basic USA) as a major step towards more honest and accurate environmental analysis for new development in Los Angeles - and towards new urban agriculture, food security, better air quality, and economic self-reliance in South Central Los Angeles.The South Central Farm Restoration Committee had challenged the City’s traffic and air pollution analysis for a new warehouse/distribution center proposed by PIMA at 41st/Alameda, the site of the former 14-acre South Central Farm. In response, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfont found that the City of Los Angeles did not conduct an adequate environmental analysis of the cumulative traffic impacts of other proposed developments in the Project study area, and ordered the City to revise its Environmental Impact Report (EIR). “The City’s methodology for considering cumulative impacts of new development is fundamentally flawed”, stated Mitchell Tsai, attorney for the plaintiffs. “Instead of considering the potential cumulative impacts of only five already approved new developments in the project study area,” Tsai added, “Los Angeles needed to have considered the potential impacts of up to 82 projects already filed with the City in the project study area, but not yet approved. This kind of glaring omission grossly understates potential negative environmental impacts of new proposed development in the region, and is one reason why traffic, pollution and congestion are such endemic problems in much of Los Angeles.” At the same time members of the South Central Farm Restoration Committee see an opportunity to re-establish the South Central Farm on the site, as a result of the court’s ruling. “Environmental Impact Reports are all about analyzing trade-offs”, said Rosa Romero, Program Director at the Urban Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. “This extended EIR process gives the Los Angeles City Council more time to consider issues of social equity and environmental justice regarding this historic parcel of land. We think when this is done, restoring the South Central Farm is the clear, best alternative for the site.” “When the South Central Farm site was an urban farm, it provided 14 acres of local open green space, fed 350 families on a regular basis, and provided local economic reliance and food security for the community - objectives specifically called out for this area in the City’s Open Space and Conversation Element of its General Plan.” adds Alberto Tlatoa. “Today in a part of Los Angeles where traffic is failing and pollution is at already dangerous levels, the City should be looking at steps to mitigate that overall crisis by taking transformative actions like restoring the Farm, not exacerbating the environmental crisis with yet another warehouse.” Because the background traffic and pollution in the project study area is already so severe, approval of the warehouse/distribution center would require a legal statement of ‘overriding considerations’, stating that the economic benefits of the project outweigh the environmental damage. “Since this large 14-acre site remains unpaved and undeveloped and because there are donors ready to pledge to purchase the land and preserve it as a land trust to meet to community need for and urban farm and food hub. There is no basis for the Los Angeles City Council to approve such a statement of overriding considerations to allow the warehouse project to move ahead, when there are so many social, environmental, health and economic benefits to restoring the Farm -- and when PIMA could utilize those funds to purchase and rehabilitate another already paved/developed site, stated Laura Palomares, South Central Farm Restoration Committee Member. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - About the South Central Farm Restoration Committee: The SCF Restoration Committee formed with the intention to buy back the farm. Our goal is to secure the farm as a land trust and protect one of the last and largest remaining undeveloped parcels of land in Los Angeles County.  

Alberto Tlatoa
6,253 supporters
Petitioning Curren Price, Nancy Pelosi, California State Senate, California State House, California Governor

The Release of Nipsey Hussles Dr. Sebi Documentary

Its a matter of importance for everyone to ensure this documentary sees the light of day. Dont let Nipsey Hussles goals die.Sign this petition to get more attention on the importance of this interview than just mentions of it on the internet. This needs coverage.Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. He had planned to release a revealing documentary about Dr. Sebi but his untimely murder happened before he had the chance. Dr. Sebi was a Honduran herbalist and self-proclaimed healer. Dr. Sebi was famed to cure all disease with herbs and a unique vegan diet based on various pseudoscience claims. His diet was based on the discredited alkaline diet. His beliefs on the origin of disease denied germ theory and taught that HIV is not the cause of AIDS, and factored in faux-afrocentric claims about the unique genetic characteristics of Africans and its diaspora.Nipsey Hussle feels like more light needs to be shed on Dr. Sebi and the fact that Dr. Sebi took his case of having a cure for AIDS to the Supreme Court and won. Nipsey believes that Dr. Sebi was killed in fear that his message would spread to the level of affecting the pharmaceutical industry’s capital gain. No exact date on this upcoming documentary yet but people are already talking.

Arthur Tillman Jr
2,557 supporters
Petitioning President of the United States, Curren Price, Donald J. Trump, Maxine Waters, John Kasich, Gavin Newsom

Demand Sachee Day’s freedom from California incarceration

In the prime of her adolescent life Sachee Day received an excessive prison sentence of life for a crime that she has now served 23 years on. She was forced to leave behind her 7 year old son at the time of her conviction who has since been confined to various mental institutions due to his lack of support. Ms. Day is the only family her son acknowledges and continues to support him mentally and spiritually while still fighting for her own justice after 23 years of rehabilitation. “I have a son I need to get home to” Are the words of her daily mantra for motivation. Sachee Day has completed an abounded amount of self-help and rehabilitation programs while also inspiring the youth she encounters in prison to change their life’s for the betterment of themselves and their children. Ms. Day has an abundance of  support from family and friends that want her home and have been helping her through out her incarceration. California imprisonments are meant to serve as rehabilitation institutes and Ms. Day has used every day for twenty three years as mental reformation thus earning her the right at a second chance to freedom. An adolescent  who’s brain was not yet fully developed was sentenced to life in prison and twenty three years later the women still suffers from the cause of a child’s mistake. Please help us change this and reunite Sachee Day back into the arms of her son, family, friends, supporters and society. Thank you   LET'S BRING SACHEE HOME

Shambrea Butler
2,445 supporters