LAPD claims Richard Solitro Jr. cut them off en route to an emergency. A witness says LAPD sped by her and fatally shot Solitro in all of 10 seconds.
Solitro Jr.’s family demands systemic law enforcement and mental health care reform after his murder at the hands of the LAPD.
Residents accepted transitional housing only to have promises immediately broken, while LAHSA employees worry about those who were shut out of the rooms other residents did get in.
“You took away a haven, and we’re gonna fight for it," said Jessica Mendez, who led a candelit vigil and procession for the displaced community of Echo Park Lake.
Approximately 400 police officers descended on Echo Park Lake’s unhoused community last night.
Horrifyingly, this is not a new experience for the residents of Veteran’s Row at the West LA VA Campus.
How did Richard Stellar and the Man/Kind Project get BLM-LA and LAPD to the table for their first and only joint panel? Easy: they didn’t.
“HACLA nos ha dado la espalda porque no respetan a los miembros del RAC que se han organizado en estos desarrollos comunitarios”
“HACLA has turned their back on us because they don’t respect the Residential Advisory Committees that have organized in these housing developments."
Federal dollars are available from FEMA to reimburse homeless housing projects, including hotel conversions, but logistical and political hurdles remain.