Over the last few weeks, we have seen an increase in LAPD presence and hostile policing on Main St. in Downtown.
This dangerous trend continued late last night when a large group of officers began roughing up a couple of black female residents. LA CAN members were on hand to video and document the altercation. And when the officers decided they did not like that, they had two of our members arrested.
This type biased and violent policing has only increased since the Safer Cities Initiative was implemented in 2006. And long-term, low-income residents who have stood up and resisted have been met with repression and constant harassment. But we remain undeterred. We will not sit back and allow LAPD to intimidate and attack our community.