- Los Angeles City Council Member District 9
- Los Angeles City Council Member District 9
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
Stop LA Zoo’s 650 million expansion!
Help protect our native woodlands, its ecosystems and preserve 23 acres of natural habitat. Say no to LA Zoo’s expansion plans! LA Zoo is planning a $650 million expansion. Officials are considering a controversial transformation, hoping it would give it a competitive edge in a market dominated by powerhouse tourist attractions. “The zoo’s plan is another attempt to squeeze more money out of Griffith Park, a designated L.A. Cultural-Historic Monument,” said Clare Darden, a board member of the Griffith J. Griffith Charitable Trust. “There is no need for another amusement park in L.A. But there is dire need for preserving its increasing rare native ecosystems.” Wild animals should not be kept in captivity for our entertainment, the mere idea of depriving a creature of its freedom for the sole purpose of our enjoyment, it’s something that we, as a society, should have abandoned long ago. Help preserving protected lands and its habitants. Help us by sharing this petition, we are running against time. Thank you for your support!
Freedom for Lamont “ Cholo “ Kellum
We’ve been on a five year battle with the criminal justice system.. My brother Lamont “Cholo” Kellum was WRONGFULLY convicted of murder. No evidence❗️No DNA of his discovered❗️No fingerprints of his❗️No gsr on his person OR clothes❗️No physical evidence whatsoever❗️Even cellphone towers put him OUTSIDE of the crime area. During trial the EYEWITNESS CONFIRMED he was not there yet the prosecution insisted on building a case based completely off of false evidence and speculation because of where he grew up, Compton, CA and his gang affiliation If you ask me there’s a whole lot of reasonable doubt here that there’s no way a jury of 12 brains should have ever found him guilty within only 40 minutes of deliberation! With all of this information there’s NO DOUBT Cholo is NOT GUILTY and that’s the verdict that should’ve been brought back. Give Cholo his life back. Due to this injustice he has missed his first child being born and every birthday since, missed family gatherings and holidays! An INNOCENT man doing life � #FreeCholo #WrongfullyConvicted.
To Reopen Robert Fullers Case in Palmdale!
Robert Fuller’s Story : He was in his mid 20s and was found hanging from a tree Wednesday (June 9th 2020) near Palmdale City Hall, authorities said. But yet was not found until around 4 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, with a rope around the man’s neck, hanging from a tree in Poncitlan Square, according to Lt. Brandon Dean of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau they are claiming this is a “suicide” due to COVID-19. I wholeheartedly believe somebody hung this man. This is NOT a suicide ! His family says he was very happy, outgoing and always wanted to help others and he LOVED life ! The family stated would not have hung hisself from a tree in Ponctilan Square! With everything that is going on the KKK roaming the streets of L.A, people angry about the protests and racists people threatening blacks and Latinos I truly believe a government official or somebody who knows someone in within the city halls of Palmede L.A did this. His case was closed within a matter of a night and a day ?? What if this was your son found hanging from a tree ??? You would want answers !! REOPEN ROBERT FULLERS CASE AND DO A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION ASAP !!!
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 email@example.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.
This petition calls for the Los Angeles City Council to introduce and pass an ordinance, for the purpose of permanent removal of Donald Trump’s name from the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd. Sixteen years ago, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, prior to the approval of the Los Angeles City Council (as required under CF78-3949) breaking L.A. City requirements, awarded then Miss Universe Pageant “producer,” Donald Trump, a star on the coveted Hollywood Walk of Fame. He (but most likely someone else) paid around $20,000 for the fees attached to the star at the time. Since then, but not excluding his prior offenses, twice-impeached Donald J. Trump has fostered and promoted innumerable racist, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist, antisemitic, and autocratic sentiments and actions (too plentiful to list here). He attempted a coup against the United States in 2021, which ultimately led to the deaths of five Americans and wounded over 140 law enforcement officers. The Joint Chiefs across our military defined the reality of January 6, 2021 as "violence, sedition, and insurrection." The former president continues to lie with abandon, as Republican-led states and Trumpist candidates coordinate widespread attempts to subvert and suppress future elections. The following accounts for a brief representation of his organization's and prior administration's history: Trump’s organization defrauded a cancer charity (as part of the selection process prerequisites for a Walk of Fame star the committee specifies “a history of charitable contributions”): https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/nyregion/trump-charities-new-york.amp.html The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy change on migrant detention, separated hundreds of children from their parents: https://www.splcenter.org/news/2019/09/24/family-separation-under-trump-administration-timeline Trump’s administration fought against Title VII protections for the LGBTQ community, their right to adoption, rolled back healthcare protections for transgender Americans, and ordered transgender servicemembers ousted from serving our nation in the military: https://www.hrc.org/timelines/trump/P8 Trump pardoned war criminals: https://www.aclu.org/news/national-security/trumps-war-pardons-are-sabotaging-the-military-justice-system/ Trump made 30,573 false or misleading claims to the American people while in office, including lying about the severity of COVID-19, which has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans: https://coronavirus.house.gov/sites/democrats.coronavirus.house.gov/files/SSCCInterimReportDec2021V1.pdf Trump called for the death of his political opponents on the basis of conspiracy theory. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/feb/14/us-congressman-jim-jordan-echoes-trump-clinton-aides-executed Trump praised Putin's illegal war against Ukraine, a sovereign nation, as "genius" and "savvy," three years after he was impeached for abuse of presidential power in attempts to extort President Zelensky: https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/03/politics/trump-putin-russia-ukraine-graham/index.html Donald Trump has been credibly accused of committing dozens of criminal offenses while in office, and is currently under investigation for likely violations of the Espionage Act, after nuclear secrets of a foreign country were seized at his Mar a Lago home. The Trump Organization was found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud on Dec 7, 2022. On December 19, 2022, the January 6th Committee officially referred criminal charges for Donald J. Trump, to the U.S. Department of Justice, including incitement of insurrection—18 U.S. Code § 2383. Donald Trump called for the termination of the U.S. Constitution. On March 6, 2023, days after a song recording of Donald Trump and January 6 prisoners was released, Trump demanded that members of the January 6th Committee be arrested, and for the insurrectionists to be released. Preceding a possible indictment, Donald Trump threatened Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, predicting and plainly encouraging "potential death and destruction," should he be arrested. On March 25, 2023, Donald Trump hosted a rally in Waco Texas, where he played images of the Capitol insurrection alongside the recorded song featuring the “J6 Prison Choir,” while asking his supporters to place their hands over their hearts. It should be noted that this is not the first time Angelenos have petitioned the City for the star's removal. The City of West Hollywood passed a resolution in 2018 asking the Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to do just that. They refused to take up the measure. Councilmember O'Farrell along with his Communications Director and HEART of Hollywood Initiative Director, Daniel Halden, sought taxpayer-funded grants from all levels of government, that would establish a "long-lasting vision" for the Walk of Fame's future in Hollywood. We contest that there is no taxpayer-funded future on a Hollywood sidewalk with Donald Trump's name on a brass and terrazzo star. (As of 12/12/22, Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez replaced Mitch O’Farrell as the new CD13 representative, whose district includes the Walk of Fame). The City of Los Angeles does not honor autocrats from abroad with commemorative distinctions. We would not stand for the memorialization of Putin or Lukashenko or Gadaffi or Mussolini; so why would it be the position of any public servant to do so for an autocrat at home? L.A. City Council adopted an unprecedented resolution on January 12, 2021, calling for the removal of then President Trump via the 25th Amendment, yet when the same Council is able to act under their own jurisdiction to deliver the most basic symbolic justice on their own block, they have thus far resigned themselves from the responsibility. Sec. 3 of the 14th Amendment awaits for Donald Trump; not a rubber-stamped future on the Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce PAC has paid tens of thousands in campaign contributions to Los Angeles politicians, including Mitch O’Farrell, Nury Martinez, Curren Price, Paul Koretz, Joe Buscaino, Kevin de Leon, John Lee, Monica Rodriguez, Mike Feuer, Eric Garcetti, et. al. Mitch O’Farrell in particular has received more in campaign contributions from the PAC than possibly any other city representative. A full list of these payments can be found at ethics.lacity.org Hiding behind cries of “historical immunity” (there is none) rather than standing up for what our city and country fundamentally represent, is unacceptable. We profess that a sixteen-year-old plaque serving as the pinnacle of hate and neofascism, is not protected history. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's and (former) Councilmember O'Farrell's claims that a star "cannot be removed" are proven lies. Government ultimately has the final word in selecting the public views it wishes to express, and nothing in the monument’s national landmark status or local historical associations prevent our city’s elected officials from exercising their authority over it. But don’t take my word for it. Not only did the Cultural Heritage Commission of Los Angeles move to decertify the historic designation of the pink terrazzo stars years ago, but removing one star's name for the placement of another does nothing to change the physical parameters of the landmark. If that was the case, every single additional star to the Hollywood Walk of Fame would likely receive challenges to the State of California's Office of Historic Preservation. They do not. In fact, a supervisor from the State’s Office of Historic Preservation, when directly asked about the removal of Donald Trump’s name from the Walk of Fame, said it would be insignificant to any claim of historical designation, if any existed for the singular star, and that “Local government holds all land use authority over property under its jurisdiction, despite historic designation.” A federal preservation officer at the U.S. Department of the Interior reinforced that position by saying, "They're correct [...] there would be no federal requirements or control or protection or review or process that is automatically triggered." Seeing as the bipartisan January 6th Committee has concluded its role, let’s assume our civic responsibility here in Los Angeles, by taking simple legislative action to remove the name honoring the man who made that committee necessary in the first place. We, the citizens of Los Angeles and the United States, call for its immediate departure.
Nipsey Hussle Day
The World needs this
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.
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
Make April 1st Nipsey Hussle Day in Los Angeles
On March 31st, the life of Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom was ruthlessly taken at 3420 W. Slauson Avenue. He was a prolific musical genius, pillar of the community, and made immeasurable contributions to his community. He was invested in economic growth and long term sustainability. Traditionally, April the 1st is a day of meaningless jokes, but on this year several hundreds of people spent this day gathering and mourning the death of the heartbeat of the Crenshaw/Slauson area, Nipsey Hussle. This area falls within the 8th District which is under the jurisdiction of City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson. He is our representation on the City Council and is responsible for addressing the people’s concerns. It was decided by the citizens of the community at the gathering that April 1st will be a day from now on out to reclaim and celebrate the life of Ermias by renaming April Fools Day, Nipsey Hussle Day. It is important to provide the community with a permanent acknowledgement of an individual who gave his life to improve his neighborhood and surrounding areas. Please help the marathon continue by signing this petition in unity that April Fools Day be renamed Nipsey Hussle Day in the city of Los Angeles.