Black and immigrant communities in Los Angeles have been denied justice for decades. Gentrification may be the last straw.
A city memo confirms that negotiations with publicly-supported hotels to take in unhoused residents broke down.
Rather than address our concerns, Mayor Garcetti would prefer to curtail our right to protest about unhoused people dying on the streets.
Meanwhile, Mayor Eric Garcetti is refusing to use his power to commandeer hotels and get people indoors during a deadly pandemic.
While we fight the Olympic machine itself, we also need to draw attention to those who are being evicted and oppressed in host cities around the world.
Shane Phillips served LA elites and their efforts to criminalize unhoused people as Policy Director at the Central City Association.
Tired of trying to justify the city’s inhumane sweeps of unhoused residents, Mitch O’Farrell’s office focuses on proper word choice.
Sources describe them as “hate groups masquerading as a neighborhood watch”
Activists had a simple message for the city agency charged with protecting tenants: “stop siding with landlords, and do your job.”
The city again chooses to fund policing rather than the services the unhoused need to survive.