Can Los Angeles Communities Bank on Antonio Villaraigosa?

Villaraigosa Community Bank

Peter Dreier: Los Angeles is littered with the debris of banks’ risky and sometimes illegal practices — subprime loans, predatory lending and foreclosed homes that destroyed the lives of families and stripped entire communities of their major source of wealth.

Where Is Councilmember Huizar on Dump Expansion?

Eagle Rock Dump Expansion

Lazaro Cuevas: Deliveries of trash to the dump, now at about 800 tons per day, could double or triple under the proposed expansion. A larger dump and more trash will worsen air quality, noise levels, and traffic congestion in Eagle Rock.

The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part III)

Los Angeles Skid Row

Dan Bluemel: Sometimes the cops get a kink in their colon and enforce the code en masse, other times they lay low, but to focus on one homeless woman as though she were a “problem child,” as they so named her, is difficult to understand.

Will Distrust of Police Ground LAPD Drones?

Ground Police Drones

Dan Bluemel: The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition announced their new campaign last week to ban police from using the same unmanned aerial drones that were previously barred from use in the skies above Seattle.

The LAPD vs. The Homeless of Venice

Homeless of Venice

Brian Connolly: We’re all economic prey if the 99% don’t stick together and fight back against the un-American injustice of it all and see the world for what it’s truly become. A jungle controlled by the few for their own selfish ends.

LAPD’s Lygagate Draws Investigation Calls

Lygagate

Jasmyne Cannick: Law enforcement agencies including the LAPD are always encouraging us to say something if we see something. Someone saw something and they said something and sadly the LAPD did nothing–that is until it was breaking news.

Funding School Police for Educational Equity Just Doesn’t Add Up

funding school police

Manuel Crillo: The idea that police presence provides a comforting sense of security in schools is deeply connected to our over-investment in the criminal justice system and under-investment in public education.

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