The mayor of Los Angeles plans to slash $150 million from the city’s police budget and Senator Kamala Harris is all in on defunding the police, but certain members of California’s congressional delegation remain silent amidst calls to “Defund the Police.”
Though TJ Cox, Christy Smith, Gil Cisneros, Katie Porter, Harley Rouda and Mike Levin are all supported by groups who are calling to defund the police (see HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE) these members of Congress are sitting on the fence hoping they won’t have to take a stand on the issue.
Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence!
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Homicides this week have increased 250% in L.A. compared to last week, LAPD says
City News Service
June 9, 2020
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Police Department announced Tuesday that homicides in the city increased 250% over the previous week, and the number of people who were shot increased by 56% during the same period.
The increased numbers were recorded during the week of May 31-June 6, but officials also reported continued violence this week.
“The past 24 hours has seen four shootings, one of those resulting in a homicide,” an LAPD statement said.
The homicide occurred about 5:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of North Vermont Avenue in the east Hollywood area. The victim, a man in his 40s, died at the scene. No information was available on the man’s identity, or on a suspect.
The other three shootings:
— At about 2:10 p.m. Monday, a person was wounded near Daley Street and Manitou Avenue in the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division by a man who fled in a vehicle. The victim was hospitalized in stable condition.
— At about 3:45 p.m. Monday, a person was wounded in a gang-related shooting near Spaulding Avenue and Cologne Street in the LAPD’s Wilshire Division by shots fired from a vehicle. The wounded person was hospitalized in stable condition.
— At about 9:20 p.m. Monday, “multiple” victims were wounded in a gang-related shooting near Telfair Avenue and Sheldon Street in the LAPD’s Foothill Division by someone in a truck that sped off. All were hospitalized in stable condition.