What It Means: LA Sheriff’s Deputies Rough Up Foreign Diplomat

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 5:25 pm

selfie’s at Mandela’s funeral. But you’d be wrong. LA Sheriff’s Deputies roughed up two foreign consuls in the course of official diplomatic business. Here’s why that matters. Consular Visitation of Citizen Prisoners One of the primary jobs for any embassy or consulate abroad is the welfare of its citizens. Indeed, many of the first diplomatic [...]

LA County Jails Deputies Strike Inmates in Head Causing Injuries at ‘Alarming Regularity’

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 6:06 pm

Correctional officers in Los Angeles County jails strike inmates in the head at an “alarming regularity,” according to a report released by the American Civil Liberties Union in Southern California. Deputies in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) stomp on inmates’ heads, even when inmates are shackled. They bash inmates’ faces into walls, causing fractures [...]

The FBI’s Framing of Long-Time Chicano Activist Carlos Montes

By: Tuesday May 15, 2012 10:57 am

(update below) Long-time Chicano activist Carlos Montes, who has been active in the antiwar, education and civil rights movements in Los Angeles for decades, goes on trial today for bogus charges that are being brought against him for purchasing a gun. It is a political trial and a continuation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s [...]

Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: West Coast Port Blockade Action

By: Monday December 12, 2011 10:02 am

Mass mobilizations are in progress at ports on the West Coast. Occupy Oakland, which first put out the call to “occupy” or target ports, and other occupations on the West Coast are marching to picket and hopefully shutdown these ports, which are a part of “the economic apparatus of the 1%.” Here is an excerpt [...]

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