SAVE the Date…End Safer Cities Policing NOW!

Save the Dates:

September 28th – September 29th

The U.S. Flag Rules  8a: The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

The U.S. Flag Rules 8a: The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

For three years the LAPD, City Council, City Attorney, and Mayor Villaraigosa have waged war against poor and predominantly Black people in downtown Los Angeles. Casting aside empirical evidence that clearly illustrated the depth of damage to people’s lives; the waste of precious and shrinking resources that could be better utilized to create housing opportunities which cost a fraction of what is being spent; and the creation of a perpetual class of homeless people are all costs that the Mayor continues to willingly pay in his quest for a gentrified downtown Los Angeles.

Residents in downtown Los Angeles have railed against this merciless occupation – ironically named the Safer Cities Initiative – since its inception. Many have sacrificed their freedom to ensure that the human rights of all people are steadfastly defended and protected. As we approach the 3rd Anniversary of this catastrophic initiative we are calling on you again to help us put an end to this disastrous campaign of horrors, once and for all!

We will be having an evening action on the 28th and a morning action on the 29th – your attendance at either or both is needed!! More details will soon follow but for now simply Save the Dates!

1)      Watch this video of SCI policing in action

2)      Donate to L.A. CAN’s work to end SCI

3)      Forward this email to 10 friends

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One Response to “SAVE the Date…End Safer Cities Policing NOW!”

  1. Barack Obama’s book, “The Audacity of Hope,” shows a catchy title. It has a taste of bravery mixed with confidence. There is nothing Pollyanna concerning this. I will not support everything he tells, but he’s our president, and for me, he inspires belief. Which can do more for a nation than any number of backroom deals. Hope gives us energy, and energy sustains us through trying times. Boy, we’ve had them. I’m from West Texas, and I did not vote for Bush. When McCain ran against Obama, I was a citizen of Arizona, but I gave audacious hope a chance. The fight for progress and laying the foundations of prosperity is not over. I have come across the quips of those who don’t think Obama is able to do it. But step back a second. Would anyone have most of us fail only to tarnish the star of an incumbent for whom they didn’t vote? Attempting to keep our priorities straight, let’s work together with our president and build our future.

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