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  • LA Mayor Will Cut Power, Water To Homes And Businesses That Disobey Him

    08/06/2020 9:41:46 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 120 replies
    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that he ordered the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to cut off the water and electricity to any homes, venues, or businesses in violation of COVID-19 safety measures. In April, Garcetti enacted a similar order that applied to any non-essential businesses that defied his “Safer at Home” mandate. The announcement comes just days after Los Angeles police responded to a “gang related” shooting at a large house party in Beverly Crest. According to Garcetti, this order will help limit people’s right to assemble. “We’ve been clear from the beginning that getting together in...
  • 3 protesters arrested near Mayor Garcetti’s home, where demonstrators called on city to cancel rents

    08/03/2020 7:02:18 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    KTLA ^ | Aug 2, 2020
    Three people were taken into custody and two were cited Saturday afternoon outside the Windsor Square home of Mayor Eric Garcetti, where hundreds of protesters converged to demand the mayor cancel rents, according to an LAPD spokesman.
  • Editorial: California faces an eviction catastrophe. Newsom, lawmakers need to act now

    08/03/2020 6:56:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    latimes ^ | 08/02/2020 | THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD
    At the beginning of the year, it looked like Jeremy Miller and his 9-year-old daughter were finally going to have a home of their own. They’d been homeless and relying on family, shelters and motels for housing. But he’d found stable work in the Kern County oil fields and had enough money for an $875-a-month, two-bedroom rental in Bakersfield. They moved into the apartment in March, and Miller lost his job within days. The pandemic caused a worldwide drop in demand for oil, triggering mass layoffs in the oil patch. Miller tried to find other work through a temp agency,...
  • Mayor Garcetti to CNN: It's Everyone Else’s Fault

    07/29/2020 8:46:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 29, 2020 | Corrin Rankin
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had the audacity to join Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union program and blame his failed handling of the coronavirus pandemic on President Donald Trump. He said this as if his decisions have not directly resulted in LA’s surging cases and a corresponding rise in homicides.  Garcetti started out the interview by saying that the city “was left on their own” when they should have had help. But did the Mayor completely forget that President Trump, at the request of Governor Newsom, sent the USNS Mercy to the Port of Los Angeles early...
  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Backs Rioters in Portland: ‘The Best of Our Democratic Ideals’

    07/24/2020 6:13:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/24/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti backed violent demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday, referring to mobs that have attacked a federal courthouse as “the best of our democratic ideals” and slamming federal law enforcement’s response. Portland has been the scene of nightly violent riots for weeks. Black Lives Matter “protesters” have pelted officers with bottles, rocks, and bricks. The “protests” have included Black Lives Matter activists and members of the militant Antifa group
  • Demonstrators gather outside Azerbaijani consulate in L.A. to condemn attacks on Armenia

    07/21/2020 8:03:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    KTLA ^ | Jul 21, 2020 | Sareen Habeshian
    The demonstration comes after fighting erupted July 12 in the Tavush province, along the border region of Armenia and Azerbaijan, the New York Times reported. “[Azerbaijan] began by shelling civilian populations, targeting civilian communities at the border with heavy artillery, tanks and combat drones,” said Alex Galitsky of the Armenian National Committee of America. “They damaged a number of civilian properties, including kindergartens, and also targeted a PPE mask facility, which is incredibly egregious given the fact that Armenia has been one of the worst countries in the world hit by the COVID-19 crisis.” Azerbaijan claims Armenia ignited the fighting....
  • BLM Leader: 'L.A. is largely White Liberal Supremacists'!

    07/03/2020 8:56:31 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 19 replies
    The Jordan Report Via YouTube ^ | July 3, 2020 | The Jordan Report
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  • LA Mayor Garcetti admits 'connection' between coronavirus outbreak and protests, after downplaying link

    07/02/2020 10:23:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/02/2020 | Nick Givas
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that public protests are likely causing the number of citywide coronavirus cases to spike, just two days after claiming there wasn’t “any conclusive evidence” showing a connection between the two. Garcetti, a Democrat, was speaking at a press conference concerning the recent Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles when he was asked if the demonstrations were contributing to the spread of COVID-19. He claimed he’d consulted with Dr. Barbara Ferrer, LA County’s director of public health, and determined the protests were in fact contributing to the spread of the virus. “I talked...
  • L.A. Mayor Says ‘Avoid Gatherings’ For July 4th On Same Day LAPD Posts Photo Of Thousands Gathered For Protest

    07/02/2020 11:12:35 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 13 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 7/2/2020 | Penka Arsova
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) urged residents Thursday to continue following the social distancing guidelines ahead of Independence Day to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the police department in Los Angeles posted a photo of a crowded protest taking place in the city. What the mayor said: Garcetti praised the coronavirus measures the city introduced at the beginning of the pandemic and called on residents to avoid large gatherings and wear face coverings in public places or places where they cannot keep a recommended distance this July 4th because “COVID-19 has taken control.”
  • Eric Garcetti Asks Demoralized LAPD to ‘Remember Why They Became Police Officers’

    07/02/2020 10:06:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 7/1/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Mayor Eric Garcetti said that Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers who felt demoralized by recent protests and budget cuts should take heart and “remember why they became police officers.” Garcetti was speaking after numerous reports of “record low” morale in the LAPD, after the Black Lives Matter riots led the mayor to announce $150 million in cuts to the department, which became official on Monday. Garcetti is also feuding with the local police union, which took offense last month when the mayor referred to police (in general) as “killers.” LAPD officers also learned that they would to be paid...
  • Statues Of Saint Junipero Serra, Ulysses S. Grant Toppled

    06/21/2020 9:38:48 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 30 replies ^ | June 20, 2020
    Protesters in Golden Gate Park toppled statues of Fr. Junipero Serra, Francis Scott Key and President Ulysses S. Grant on Friday night, spurring a national debate over the complex legacies of those historical figures amid a broader movement to remove what critics say are monuments to white supremacy. A group of roughly 100 people pulled down the monuments displayed in the park’s Music Concourse near the de Young Museum and California Academy of Sciences, an eyewitness said. Police were called to the area just after 8 p.m., and said people in the group threw objects at the officers. The crowd...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti Blames ‘Institutional Racism’ for Homelessness in Los Angeles

    06/13/2020 11:45:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    LOS ANGELES, California — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti blamed “institutional racism” for homelessness on Friday, though liberal California is one of the only states in which homelessness has been rising. Garcetti was addressing a press conference to discuss the city’s progress in reducing homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. “Institutional racism is a leading cause of homelessness in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, where 8 to 9 percent of the population is African American, a third of all people experiencing homelessness are black.”
  • ‘B*tch’ Singer Meredith Brooks Rips Garcetti: All My Artists Friends in LA Bought Guns

    06/07/2020 12:32:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 06 2020 | DAVID NG
    Singer-songwriter Meredith Brooks is calling out Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for the city’s permissive attitude toward crime, saying that it has forced her friends to buy guns to protect themselves and has caused residents to flee the city. Her criticism comes as L.A. is still reeling from the widespread looting stemming from violent rioting during the past week. The city’s tense situation was made worse by Mayor Garcetti’s plan to slash the LAPD budget by as much as $150 million. The mayor also called LAPD officers “killers” at a recent meeting with local black leaders. Meredith Brooks said in...
  • Defunding the Police Would be a Suicidal Move

    06/07/2020 9:29:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    American ^ | June 7, 2020 | Veronika Kyrylenko
    National protests and riots following the incident of the deadly police brutality have featured a common rallying cry: “Defund the police.” Across the country, calls to defund, downsize or abolish police departments are gaining new traction. Jeremiah Ellison, a member of the Minneapolis City Council, announced on Twitter a dismantling of the city Police Department. The New York Times reports that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that he would cut as much as $150 million from a planned increase in the Police Department’s budget. In New York, the Police Department will see a $6 billion budget cut. “Progressive” officials...
  • Los Angeles to slash up to $150M from LAPD budget, reinvest into communities of color

    06/03/2020 11:09:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that he tasked the city to “identify $250 million in cuts” to invest more money into the black community, communities of color, women and “people who have been left behind." The Los Angeles Times reported that the city will try and cut between $100 million to $150 million from its police budget alone. Garcetti said it is incumbent on the city to “step up and say, ‘What can we sacrifice?’” The mayor said that the city will not increase its police budget of $1.8 billion. Deadline reported that Garcetti said that...
  • LA Mayor Garcetti Calls His Cops 'Killers.' The 'Killers' Just Sent a Reply to the 'Unstable' Mayor

    06/06/2020 5:40:24 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6 June 2020 | Victoria Taft
    Mayors and governors across the land have run to the cameras and microphones to be among the first to kneel in supplication to the riotous mobs in the streets. ... Garcetti discussed his “defunding the police” plan of reducing the police funding by $150 million and moving another $100 million from other city budgetary priorities to hand over to the mobs for special placative programs. Toward the end of a short speech, Garcetti outlined eight ways LA has already changed up the way cops operate. He lobbed bombs against President Trump, calling him a “political pyromaniac.” He repeated provable lies...
  • L.A. police union, angry over Garcetti's 'killers' comment, calls mayor 'unstable'

    06/05/2020 6:57:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 6/05/20 | Dakota Smith, David Zahniser
    Officials with the Los Angeles police union assailed Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday for comments he made describing police officers as “killers,” saying LAPD officers have lost confidence in the mayor's ability to lead the city after days of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. At a news briefing, Los Angeles Police Protective League director Jamie McBride accused Garcetti of "political pandering" and called him "unstable." “He smeared every single police officer in Los Angeles and across the nation by calling us killers," McBride said. The union's comments came after Garcetti announced this week that he would...
  • L.A. seeks help from National Guard as lootings, vandalism worsens

    05/30/2020 8:15:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 30, 2020 | Kevin Rector, Alex Wigglesworth, Laura J. Nelson, Dakota Smith, Kevin Baxter, Leila Miller, Emily Ba
    Mayor Eric Garcetti has asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to mobilize the National Guard to help Los Angeles deal with worsening looting, vandalism and violence on the streets. The move comes less than an hour after the mayor expanded expanded a curfew, first set for downtown, to the entire city from 8 p.m. Saturday to 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he is also seeking help from the National Guard. The decision came as the situation in the Fairfax District deteriorated, with shops, including Nordstrom and the Apple store, vandalized and looted. A small police kiosk in the mall was...
  • ‘No Scientific Evidence Whatsoever’: Tucker Blasts Logic Behind Los Angeles Mayor’s Mask Order

    05/28/2020 7:13:18 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 28, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    ...“The city of Los Angeles now requires all citizens to wear masks even when they go outside,” Carlson noted during a quick segment of Thursday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”...“If you must rewear your cloth face mask before washing, wash your hands immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face,” the article read. “Think about that,” Carlson said. “What are they telling you? They are telling you that your face mask is so dangerous, you must wash her hands thoroughly after touching it. It’s like a bio weapon. But then you are required to put that same terrifyingly...
  • Los Angeles to require everyone to wear face masks at all times while outdoors

    05/17/2020 6:24:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 14,2020 | By Daniel Payne
    Los Angeles is requiring essentially everybody in the city wear a face covering at all times whenever outdoors, a policy Mayor Eric Garcetti says will help the local economy reopen faster. Garcetti announced the order on Wednesday evening, telling city residents: "Bring your mask with you whenever you leave your home." Children under 2, as well as a limited number of individuals with disabilities, are exempt from the order, the mayor's office said in a press release. "Face coverings help stop the spread of the virus," Garcetti, a Democrat, said in the release. "Wearing them whenever we’re away from home...