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Elder Roland Freeman

We Remember: Roland Freeman, Original L.A. Black Panther Dies at 68

Elder Roland Freeman

Elder Roland Freeman

Roland Freeman, Original Member of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense Dies at 68

Los Angeles, CA – Roland Freeman, an original member of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Party for Self-Defense died Wed., Oct. 15 in New York at the LaGuardia Airport. Freeman was bringing back the ashes of his brother Ronald Freeman, 69, also an original member of the Black Panther Party who had passed away a week before on Oct. 8 from cancer in New York when he had a heart attack and immediately died. Services are pending for both brothers. For those interested in more information, please call Mohammed Mubarack at (323) 697-6783 or email [email protected].

With the deaths of Ronald and Roland Freeman, three original Black Panther members from Los Angeles have passed away within the last two months including Wayne Pharr who died from cancer on Sep. 16.

Ronald and Roland Freeman joined the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in 1967. They were both a part of the original membership of fewer than 20 people and were active participants in the shoot out on Dec. 8, 1969 involving over 300 LAPD officers and the SWAT team.

Roland was also one of the few original L.A. Black Panthers who stayed involved with the Movement until its end and lived to tell about it. He was a co-executive producer and subject of the award-winning documentary film “41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers.”

For the past 20 years, Roland was the director at the Community Youth Sports and Arts Foundation, a halfway house for troubled youth in Leimert Park.

Ronald stayed active with the Movement as well after moving to Oakland. He leaves behind to celebrate his life three daughters, two sons, and his life partner Carmelita Taylor.

Roland, a longtime resident of Leimert Park leaves behind to celebrate his life his daughter Mai Freeman, son Roland Toure Freeman, and his wife Beverly.

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@Jasmyne Cannick: LAPD Sergeant Did the Right Thing with Daniele Watts

LAPD Sergeant Jim ParkerDid The Right Thing With Daniele Watts

Jasmyne Cannick and LAPD Sergeant Jim Parker in Los Angeles, Calif. at the studios of KJLH-FM.

*Los Angeles police sergeant Jim Parker does not deserve to be fired for his role in the handcuffing and detaining of actress Daniele Watts when she refused to identify herself.  I know that probably isn’t going to go over well with some African-Americans, but that’s how I feel about the situation.

Daniele Watts and her man celebrity chef Brian Lucas have worked by last nerve regarding this situation.  Watts, whose claim to fame is her role in the film “Django Unchained” is still pissed about being detained after she refused to identify herself when the police were called to investigate two people possibly having sex in a car parked on Radford Avenue in Studio City.

Lucas wrote in Facebook post that the police had acted as though the couple had been engaged in prostitution because Lucas is white and Watts is Black.

Now what probably really happened is that it did look like prostitution to a passerby and who in turn called 911.  I’m not so sure looking at the both of them if I wouldn’t have had the same thought and that’s just keeping it real.

As far as I’m concerned, and this is just my way of thinking, cars are for transporting you from one place to another.  Not for making out in.  Why even be in the position of having someone think that you are having sex in your car in public in the first damn place? And if you are caught in the act of whatever the hell it is that you’re doing, before you scream racism, just show the cop your frickin’ ID and then carry on.  IDs were made to ID.  But hey, that’s just how I look at it.

This story has taken off all over the place and just when I think it’s died down, I find something new on my damn Twitter feed about it.  The latest being Watts’ op-ed in the Los Angeles Times defending her position and Tuesday’s appearance of Sgt. Parker at the Police Commission meeting.

Yesterday, before the Police Commission Parker defended giving the September 11 recording to celebrity news site TMZ in an effort to “avert a potentially volatile racial controversy.”

Quoted in the L.A. Times, Parker said, “I had to make a decision. We were facing another racial, tumultuous incident in L.A.  I said, ‘This has to stop right away.’ I drove to my station, grabbed the recording and called TMZ. It stopped the next day.”

This is new territory for the LAPD who in recent months has seen quite a few members of the rank-and-file speak up about the internal dealings within the department (good for them).  As you know, the department generally frowns upon its officers publicly releasing confidential records, including audio recordings (let us not forget Lygagate).

“Is it against department policy? Yes,” Parker said. “Is it the right thing to do? Yes.”

Again, good for him.  It’s about time.

What I’m absolutely sure got Chief Charlie Beck’s panties/boxers in a bunch is Parker’s description of him as “one head of a multi-headed snake on this department.”  That comment alone is probably enough for the department to find some way to excuse him from his position.

I spoke with Parker today and he told me he’s pretty sure the department is going to try and relieve him of duty.

He said that he’s on a 30-day medical leave right now and that he was told he was going to be removed from patrol and ordered to have no contact with the public.  I understand that attorney Ira Salzman (yes, Detective Frank Lyga’s Ira Salzman) is representing him.  Good luck with that.

I believe in fighting police misconduct wherever it rears its ugly head here in Los Angeles, but this ain’t a case of it.  This is about a woman and her man not being able to wait to get it it on at home and then when caught, the woman causing a big ole’ scene for no apparent reason other than publicity.

Black people have real issues with law enforcement and quite frankly it’s a waste of my damn time and others to have to deal with Daniele Watts and her man.

There are police officers beating the shit out of Black people.  There are police officers killing unarmed Black people and getting away with it.  There are police officers actually racially profiling Black people, but this isn’t one of those cases.

What’s going to be really interesting is seeing just how expeditiously the department moves on trying to relieve Parker of duty, especially when they have done pretty much nothing about Detective Frank Lyga’s little meltdown or any of that nasty business going on over at Newton Division which we discussed in previous posts.

Parker, while I hope this isn’t the case, may just become another poster child for all that is wrong with LAPDs disciplinary system. Parker from what I can tell is not sponsored or related to anyone in command staff so his chances of escaping the wrath of Beck aren’t looking so good.  If they don’t nail him on the Watts handcuffing and detainment then they’re probably going to nail him on releasing the recording (but really for calling Chief Beck a snake).  All of which is going to help morale in a department that’s already so low, it’s hard to believe it can get any lower.

The public is always talking about how they want cops who do the right thing patrolling their streets and neighborhoods.  Well this is a perfect opportunity to back a cop who did the right thing.  You and I both know if Parker hadn’t have released that recording it would have likely never seen the light of day.  I mean we are talking about the LAPD.

While I have no real faith in the Police Commission given their past track record when it comes to officers stepping up to expose the department’s dirty laundry and trickery, for those who actually care about Sgt. Parker’s outcome—now would be the time to reach out to the Police Commission, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and members of the Los Angeles city council to voice that support.  His job is on the line.

All of this is political, it shouldn’t be, but it is.  Nobody wants angry Black people in front of their office or down at city hall screaming about the LAPD.  But I think most Black people are smart enough to see that while we may have issues with the LAPD, this isn’t one of them.  This is just a woman and her man (but really more the woman) trying to push an issue that isn’t really there and make a bigger name for herself in the world.  She might have succeeded in the latter, but I doubt it’s the name she was going for.

We’re not against the police.  We’re not against the police department, but we are against police who commit misconduct (and those who help to cover it up)–this just isn’t one of those cases.

Jasmyne A. CannickJasmyne A. Cannick is a native of Los Angeles and writes about the intersection of race, pop culture, class, and politics.  She was chosen as one of Essence Magazine’s 25 Women Shaping the World and One of the Most Influential African-Americans in Los Angeles Under 40. She can be found online at jasmyneonline.com. Follow her on Twitter @Jasmyne and on Facebook at facebook.com/jasmynecannick.

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WATCH: LAPD Destroys Home of Elderly Couple with Battering Ram

Warren Johnson, 81, of South Los Angeles was forced to return home early from vacation with his wife after he was told that the Los Angeles Police Department had raided his home.

Upon arriving from LAX airport on Friday, August 22, he was devastated to learn that the LAPD had (1) arrested his 18-year-old grandson and (2) destroyed his home with the battering ram.

Apparently the LAPD executed a search warrant looking for three items in Mr. Johnson’s home believed to be in the possession of one of his grandsons—an Apple iPhone, a laptop computer, and a Bose speaker.

West L.A. Division traveled across Los Angeles into Southwest Division to Mr. Johnson’s home on King Blvd. and Normandie Ave. and without warning knocked in the front door with the battering ram.  From there, witnesses say that the police proceeded to use the battering on several other doors in the house, except for the door to the bedroom of the grandson.

While the grandson and his twin brother along with other relatives were detained outside, the police systematically went through Mr. Johnson’s home and seemingly used the battering ram on nearly every door in the house.  When asked why they did this, witnesses were told by the LAPD that they needed to see inside of every room to make sure that no one was in there.

For the record, that’s the kind of stuff you see on television.  No cop that wants to make it through his or her shift alive relies on the use of a battering ram to tell them if someone is waiting on the other side of a door with or without a weapon.

Officers repeatedly tried to knock down one particular door so hard with the battering ram that they separated the frame of the door from the house and cause major structural damage.

In addition to destroying the Johnson’s lovely craftsman style home that they’ve lived in since 1964, the police covered up or moved the homes security cameras.

The only room searched by the police was the grandson’s room.  All of the other rooms that had doors kicked in and knocked off the hinges were not searched.  Just destroyed by the battering ram.

When they were done, they took the grandson into custody (he’s since been released) and have told the family nothing about whether they found what they were looking for.  The police did however according to witnesses say that they’d be back and do it again if the grandson came back home.

The couple is scared.  Their home has sustained thousands in damage. The family wants the LAPD to pay for all of the unnecessary damage done to their home and they want answers as to why the LAPD would intentionally destroy their home and why they threatened to do it again before leaving.

In addition, the family feels that had this been the home of a white person on the Westside there’s no way the police would have caused this much damage and came in the way that they did.

The battering ram is no stranger to many in South L.A.  Around the corner from the Johnson’s exactly 24 years ago this month, LAPD SWAT, under then police chief Daryl Gates, engaged in what is remembered as the 39th Street and Dalton Avenue raids.

From the Huffington Post, Raid Of The Day: The 39th & Dalton Edition, February 5, 2013:

One of the more notorious incidents of collateral damage in Gates’ war came on Aug. 1, 1988, when a Los Angeles SWAT team raided four apartments on the corner of 39th Street and Dalton Avenue in the southwest part of the city. Again, the raid was in response to legitimate concerns. The neighborhood was infested with gang activity and drug dealing. When one family complained, gang members shot out their security lights and threatened to firebomb their home.

The problem was that the reaction, once again, was blunt, indiscriminate, and oblivious to the rights of the people the police were supposed to be serving and protecting. The police believed the apartments were serving as stash houses for the drug dealing gangbangers. They were also likely particularly angry because a man they believed to be one of the neighborhood gang members had recently called in a death threat to the local police station.

According to a report later released by LAPD internal affairs, Capt. Thomas Elfmont gathered his officers the night of the raid for a pep talk in which he urged them to “hit” the apartments “hard,” to “level” them, and to leave them “uninhabitable.” (He later denied saying any of this.) Elfmont didn’t go on the raid itself. In fact, there was no one on the raid with a rank higher than sergeant. The lone sergeant was Charles Spicer, head of LAPD’s anti-gang task force for the southwest part of the city. In subsequent interviews with internal affairs, he admitted to telling the unit to “kick ass,” but said that though he was on site during the raid, he had no idea his officers were committing any sort of misconduct.

The cops certainly took their superiors’ advice to heart. The internal affairs report later documented 127 separate acts of vandalism at the apartments. As the raid began, a caravan of police vehicles surrounded the building and more than 80 police officers emerged. Resident Tammy Moore was sitting on her porch holding her 7-month-old son as the police pulled up, rushed out of their vans, and ordered everyone out of the building. One of them struck Moore in the neck, causing her to drop her son to the concrete. He remained unconscious for 30 minutes. One man was struck in the face with a flashlight. A woman, lying on the ground, said an officer dropped a flashlight on her head, then responded with a nonchalant, “Oops.” One admitted gang member was accosted across the street. One officer held his legs apart while another repeatedly kicked him in the crotch. They then ran a wire across his throat and choked him. Another man was struck four times by an officer wearing a weighted-knuckle sap glove. This was all before they had even entered the apartments.

Though he wasn’t actually on the gang task force, rookie officer Todd Parrick, a former Navy SEAL, was permitted to go on the raid. He had heard the chatter about the raid — that Capt. Elfmont wanted the apartments “taken off the map.” So Officer Parrick brought his own ax. In the first apartment, Parrick had some trouble opening a pair of sliding wooden doors. So he used the ax. He then struggled to remove the grate from a furnace. So he used the ax. For reasons not made entirely clear, he then took the ax to a thermostat. (Perhaps he was cold?) He next put the ax in the dining room wall, the living room wall, and the side of a cupboard. When he couldn’t jimmy open a drawer in the kitchen, he hit it with his ax. He also took his ax to the toilet. At one point, he nearly took his ax to a colleague, Officer Charles Wilson. Parrick would later say that as he drove home that night, he was pretty sure he’d get some sort of commendation for his ax-wielding. When he boasted of all of this to his wife, she brought him down to earth. She told him he would probably get fired. (He didn’t, at least for what he did that night. Three years later, he’d be fired for head-butting a suspect, then lying about it.)

Officer Charles Wilson brought a toy of his own. When he learned about the raid, he went to a friend’s welding shop to create his own customized battering ram, which he then proceeded to smash into a number of walls (not doors). When word got out that there might be an internal affairs investigation, he dumped the ram into the city sewer.

Resident Gloria Flowers was taking a bath when the police came in. She was made to stand up, naked, then lie down on the floor before an officer eventually threw a blanket over her. She asked what was going on. They told her, “You’re being evicted.” One officer then smashed her fish tank, for no apparent reason.

Raymond Carter, 21, had gone out to get pizza before the raid. As he tried to return home, he was pulled over. When the officer saw the address on his license, Carter claims the office said, “Oh yes, you’re one of them,” then detained him and put him on the ground in the front yard with the others.

Of the 37 people detained, the police arrested seven. They were again beaten, then taken to the police station, where they were made to whistle the tune to The Andy Griffith Show. Those who didn’t, or couldn’t, were beaten again. None of them were ever charged with a crime.

Before they left, the officers had shattered family photos, emptied refrigerators onto the floor, poured bleach on piles of laundry, and slashed through furniture upholstery. They also spray-painted “LAPD Rules” and “Gang Task Force Rules” on the walls.

They had achieved their charge for the night. The apartments were uninhabitable. The Red Cross provided housing for 10 adults and 12 children displaced by the raid. LAPD’s haul: Six ounces of pot, and less than an ounce of cocaine.

By the time all the lawsuits were settled, the city paid out $4 million in damages for the 39th and Dalton raid, a record at the time. In 1991, Parrick, Spicer, and Elfmont were charged and tried for vandalism and conspiracy. The Los Angeles County Prosecutor’s Office said there wasn’t enough evidence to press assault or battery charges. The jury acquitted the officers of all but one charge, which was later dropped. In interviews, jurors said they thought the police witnesses were “flat-out lying” to protect one another, but said they acquitted because amid all the lying and dissembling, they had no way of knowing which officers committed what acts. The only officer to be convicted of a crime was Wilson, who took a plea bargain in exchange for his testimony against the others. Only two of the 80+ officers were fired, although a couple dozen were given suspensions and reprimands. When asked for his reaction to the acquittal of the officers involved in the raid, Gates responded that he was “pleased.”

Excessive use of force in Black and brown communities applies to our property as well.  Our homes it seems are not valued in the same way that homes in other areas are.  The LAPD should be held responsible for the unnecessary damage caused to the Johnson’s home.  Bottom line.  They are owed an apology from the officer’s involved as well as from the Chief of Police Charlie Beck.  There should be an independent investigation into why the LAPD raided the Johnson’s house as if it were the corner crack house or a house full of gang members and a look at how to change the policy on procedures on the use of the battering ram inside of people’s home.  This is 2014 not 1988.  We can do better LAPD.

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@Jasmyne Cannick: On Police Brutality, Democrats Need to Sh*t or Get Off the Pot

Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton

Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton

*Democrats need to shi*t or get off the pot when it comes to standing up for civil rights issues for Blacks in 2014.

Now I specifically said civil rights for Blacks because we already know that Democrats have no reservations about raising their voices on civil rights for illegal immigrants and gays.  But I have to say that in 2014, Democrat’s loyalty to the race of people who have been the backbone of their Party is questionable.

Some days I’m not sure which is worse—Democrats benefiting from Black’s blind allegiance or Republican’s refusal to seemingly even acknowledge the passage of the 15th Amendment granting Blacks the right to vote.

As someone who has spent my entire career working in politics and mostly for Democrats, it’s awkward to see the lack of anything to say or even visible concern from some of the Party’s most ardent members on the issue of police killings and police brutality.

I know the issue of policing is not as glamorous as supporting gay marriage and Democrats probably can’t raise as much money addressing it, but there seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding between campaigning on representing the voice and will of the people and actually doing the work of the people.

It’s that same misunderstanding that has the Los Angeles City Council mulling over ways to incentivize voting to increase voter turnout.

Quote me: the best way to increase voter turnout in 2014 is to give people a reason to vote.

The lack of interest in voting is more a referendum on the people in office than it is on those who abstain from voting.

Every Sunday before the Tuesday of an election, here come the politicians.  I call it church run Sunday.  And after Tuesday, you usually don’t see them again until the Sunday before the Tuesday of their re-election campaign.

I’m actually fine with that as long as the time in between is spent taking care of the people’s business.  But most times it isn’t.  A perfect example of that is the silence from politicians from coast to coast on all of these police shootings that result in the death of someone who is usually Black.

It’s no secret that the police union contributes money to the campaigns of politicians.  It’s the accepted and expected way of doing business in politics.  I know it, they know it, and now you know it.

However, if taking that money means that Democrats look the other way and have nothing to say when one of these questionable shootings arise, I think it’s time to find another political party to support or another candidate for office.

For me, it’s this exact type of behavior that has me trying to find the difference between Democrats and their GOP counterparts.

Even if the people who are upset and protesting the rash of recent deaths by the police didn’t vote in the last election, Democrats have a responsibility to not just sit by idly. They didn’t campaign to represent only those who voted–no–they campaigned to represent everyone.

The bottom line is that Democrats—including Hillary Clinton who is no stranger to showing up at Black churches in Black voice courting the Black vote—should not get a pass on taking up the issues of the people, no matter what those issues may be including police killings and brutality.

Jasmyne A. CannickJasmyne A. Cannick is a native of Los Angeles and writes about the intersection of race, pop culture, class, and politics.  She was chosen as one of Essence Magazine’s 25 Women Shaping the World and One of the Most Influential African-Americans in Los Aneles Under 40. She can be found online at jasmyneonline.com. Follow her on Twitter @jasmyne and on Facebook at facebook.com/jasmynecannick.

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@Jasmyne Cannick: Black Federal Agents Targeted with Racial Slurs

Racism towards Black civilians by local law enforcement officers is as old as racism towards Blacks by whites in general in this country.  So it came as no surprise to me when I found out that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been covering up its own brewing scandal involving African-Americans and racism.

In the Los Angeles office of the DHS’s investigative arm the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (otherwise known as ICE), out of about 500 employees there are only a little over a dozen African-American immigration enforcement agents on staff.  The number below in the graphic illustrates a combination of sworn and civilian employees.

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EXHIBIT A – Workforce Profile of the Los Angeles office of the DHS/ICE as of 2011.

As you know, ICE agents are responsible for preventing illegal immigration activities and preventing the trafficking of illegal goods into the country.  ICE agents are also tasked with securing the nation’s borders in the pursuit of potential threats to U.S. citizens.

So it’s kind of ironic that ICE agents would find themselves the targets of domestic terrorist like activities carried out by other ICE agents, but that’s just what happened.

Quiet as they’ve tried to keep it, the DHS’s Los Angeles ICE office is in turmoil after several Black ICE agents discovered racial slurs written across their lockers in permanent marker.

Those slurs included the words “monkey” and “liver lips,” the latter of which has been used by in the past by conservatives when describing President Barack Obama.  Both words have a sordid history in this country having been used countless times to depict African-Americans in a negative light with the intent to offend and dehumanize.

EXHIBIT B - The word monkey scrawled on the locker of a Black ICE agent in the Los Angeles office of the DHS.

EXHIBIT B – The word “monkey” scrawled on the locker of a Black ICE agent in the Los Angeles office of the DHS.

EXHIBIT C - The word "liver lips" scrawled on the locker of a Black ICE agent in the Los Angeles office of the DHS.

EXHIBIT C – The word “liver lips” scrawled on the locker of a Black ICE agent in the Los Angeles office of the DHS.

Because of the location of the lockers, access is limited to certain personnel.  Basically put, the chances of a civilian getting into the facility and randomly selecting the lockers of only African-American ICE officers to denigrate with racial slurs about African-American is almost impossible.  No, those slurs were put there by other ICE officers who clearly don’t like African-Americans.

EXHIBIT D

EXHIBIT D – ICE Agent sends memo regarding racial slurs

After the incident was reported, several of the agents involved claimed that they were retaliated against by the organization for following the instructions of the organization’s own policy on anti-harassment.

EXHIBIT E

EXHIBIT E – DHS/ICE Anti-Harassment Policy

As I write this now there are several racial discrimination and harassment investigations taking place as well as several official complaints that have been filed on behalf of Black ICE officers with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Apparently it’s no secret in the Los Angeles office of ICE how Black agents are routinely harassed and discriminated against and apparently the agency has done little or nothing about it. Regarding this particular incident, they’re trying to sweep it under the rug. But if I’ve got the documents that strategy obviously isn’t going to work.

We’ll have more on this developing situation.

 

Jasmyne A. CannickJasmyne A. Cannick is a native of Los Angeles and writes about the intersection of race, pop culture, class, and politics.  She was chosen as one of Essence Magazine’s 25 Women Shaping the World and One of the Most Influential African-Americans in Los Aneles Under 40. She can be found online at jasmyneonline.com. Follow her on Twitter @jasmyne and on Facebook at facebook.com/jasmynecannick.

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@Jasmyne Cannick: Don’t Expect Much from Politicians on Death of Ezell Ford

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Ezell Ford

*There’s been a lot of griping and mumbling about the lack of public outrage or even visible concern by Los Angeles area politicians regarding the shooting death of 25-year-old Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles by a pair of LAPD officers.  It has been nearly two weeks since police fatally shot Ford, a Black man who was unarmed and said to be mentally ill. Despite pressure from the community and a court ruling that says that officers can be identified, the LAPD has still refused to name the officers involved.

Last week during a town hall meeting, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said that the Department might identify the officers soon, but that was before the release of a video by local aspiring rap artist Ceebo Tha Rapper titled “Fuck Tha Police.”  Since the video’s release, the LAPD is now claiming that it raises safety concerns for all officers and is a factor in deciding when to name the officers who shot Ford.

A recent ruling from the California Supreme Court determined that police departments should release the names of officers who fire their guns in the line of duty unless there is a specific threat against those officers.  Despite calls from the family of Ezell Ford and the community to do just that, the LAPD has declined to do so and is now using the video as justification.  This even though the artist behind the song and video has made it clear that he is not a member of a gang targeting police officers in Los Angeles.

But let’s get back to the politicians, who although are quick to say that they represent the voice and will of the people have had very little to say about the death of Ford or the releasing of the officer’s names in the spirit of transparency.

So why is that?

Community members complaining about the lack of attention paid to the death of Ford by their local representatives need to step back and do their homework so that they can have a fundamental understanding of how politics works and why things are the way they are.

I don’t make the rules, but I’m more than happy to explain them in laymen’s terms.

First and foremost, the people most upset over Ezell Ford’s death are not known to be voters and we all know there are two types of people who get the attention of politicians–donors and voters.

Never forget that politicians need the police as much as the police need politicians.

I haven’t met a candidate yet who ran and won on a “soft on crime” platform.

Police need politicians to make sure that 50 percent of the City’s budget is spent on law and order and that those same politicians also appoint police friendly folks to the police commission.

Mr. and Mrs. Law Abiding Voter for the most part doesn’t factor into this equation at all until it’s time for the politicians to come hat in hand asking for their vote. A vote that ironically tends to be rewarded to the politicians viewed as being the most tough crime.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League is the union that represents about 9,900 rank-and-file Los Angeles police officers. Their job is to protect the interests of police officers both politically and within the Department.  Similar to the California prison guards union, one of the most feared political forces in the state, the LAPPL has poured millions into the campaign coffers of politicians who pledge to support the union’s agenda.

There’s nothing particular secretive or even wrong about the police officer’s union donating money to political campaigns, given the fact that it is the accepted and expected way of doing business that we’ve long since established in this country as it relates to politics.  But to the point that it’s not always about what it is but rather what it looks like in politics, one can’t overlook the amount of money given by the union to politicians representing South Los Angeles in particular and those elected officials deafening silence on the death of Ezell Ford.

To those community activists upset, I’ll leave you with this: once you understand how the game is played, you can become a better player.  Take a look at the list below.  I wouldn’t expect any real support from elected’s in city hall who have received money from the LAPPL or for communities who don’t traditionally vote.

Below are the LAPPL’s most recently reported campaign finance contributions.  Numbers that can easily be found online by visiting cal-access.ss.ca.gov.

LOS ANGELES POLICE PROTECTIVE LEAGUE PAC
Contributions Made

2013-2014

DATE PAYEE CONTEST PAYMENT TYPE AMOUNT
02/20/2013 WENDY GREUEL (I) MAYOR IND $245,000.00
05/16/2013 CA LAW & ORDER INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE SPONSORED BY THE LA POLICE PROTECTIVE LEAGUE (SUPPORT GREUEL MAYOR 2013)   MONETARY $110,000.00
02/15/2013 MIKE BONIN (I) CITY COUNCIL MEMBER IND $18,603.00
04/03/2013 DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF CALIFORNIA   MONETARY $15,000.00
05/09/2013 CURREN PRICE (I) CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 9 IND $12,500.00
07/16/2013 CA LAW & ORDER INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE SPONSORED BY THE LA POLICE PROTECTIVE LEAGUE (SUPPORT GREUEL MAYOR 2013)   MONETARY $10,000.00
12/30/2013 DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF CALIFORNIA   MONETARY $10,000.00
03/27/2014 LOS ANGELES POLICE PROTECTIVE LEAGUE INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE   MONETARY $10,000.00
02/15/2013 FELIPE FUENTES (I) CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 7 IND $9,572.00
05/09/2013 CURREN PRICE (I) CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 9 IND $8,419.00
10/08/2013 PADILLA FOR SECRETARY OF STATE 2014 SECRETARY OF STATE MONETARY $6,800.00
01/06/2014 NEWSOM FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 2014 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MONETARY $6,800.00
05/13/2013 CURREN PRICE (I) CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 9 IND $6,147.00
05/16/2013 CURREN PRICE (I) CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 9 IND $6,147.00
04/29/2013 RE-ELECT ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS 2014 ATTORNEY GENERAL MONETARY $5,800.00
05/15/2013 CURREN PRICE (I) CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 9 IND $4,210.00
03/19/2013 TED LIEU STATE SENATE 2014 STATE SENATOR 28 MONETARY $4,100.00
04/04/2013 MIKE GATTO FOR ASSEMBLY 2014 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 43 MONETARY $4,100.00
07/26/2013 MURATSUCHI FOR ASSEMBLY 2014 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 66 MONETARY $4,100.00
08/27/2013 TORRES FOR SENATE 2013 STATE SENATOR 32 MONETARY $4,100.00
09/27/2013 TORRES FOR SENATE 2013 STATE SENATOR 32 MONETARY $4,100.00
10/02/2013 DABABNEH FOR ASSEMBLY 2013, MATT STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 45 MONETARY $4,100.00
10/21/2013 HERTZBERG FOR SENATE 2014 STATE SENATOR 27 MONETARY $4,100.00
10/25/2013 RIDLEY-THOMAS FOR ASSEMBLY 2014, SEBASTIAN STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 54 MONETARY $4,100.00
02/27/2014 ATKINS FOR STATE ASSEMBLY 2014, TONI STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 78 MONETARY $4,100.00
04/11/2014 BOCANEGRA FOR ASSEMBLY 2014, RAUL STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 39 MONETARY $4,100.00
04/21/2014 GIPSON FOR ASSEMBLY 2014, MIKE STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 64 MONETARY $4,100.00
04/21/2014 IRWIN FOR ASSEMBLY 2014, JACQUI STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 44 MONETARY $4,100.00
04/21/2014 JONES-SAWYER FOR ASSEMBLY 2014, REGINALD STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 59 MONETARY $4,100.00
04/21/2014 O’DONNELL FOR ASSEMBLY 2014, PATRICK STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 70 MONETARY $4,100.00
04/21/2014 SANTIAGO FOR ASSEMBLY 2014, MIGUEL STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 53 MONETARY $4,100.00
04/21/2014 STEINORTH FOR ASSEMBLY 2014, MARC STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 40 MONETARY $4,100.00
05/29/2014 DABABNEH FOR ASSEMBLY 2014, MATT STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 45 MONETARY $4,100.00
02/28/2013 BOCANEGRA FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 39 MONETARY $3,900.00
05/29/2014 BURKE FOR ASSEMBLY 2014, AUTUMN STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 62 MONETARY $3,794.80
04/11/2013 LARA FOR SENATE 2016 STATE SENATOR 33 MONETARY $3,500.00
05/29/2014 JOHN CHIANG FOR TREASURER 2014 STATE TREASURER MONETARY $3,400.00
03/17/2014 NAZARIAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2014 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 46 MONETARY $3,100.00
01/23/2013 STATE AFFILIATED COPS PROP 34 COMMITTEE (SAC PAC)   MONETARY $3,000.00
05/06/2013 HALL FOR SENATE 2016 STATE SENATOR 35 MONETARY $3,000.00
02/13/2014 STATE AFFILIATED COPS PROP 34 COMMITTEE (SAC PAC)   MONETARY $3,000.00
04/21/2014 HALL FOR SENATE 2016 STATE SENATOR 35 MONETARY $3,000.00
04/29/2013 STEINBERG FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 2018 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MONETARY $2,500.00
07/26/2013 JOHN CHIANG FOR TREASURER 2014 STATE TREASURER MONETARY $2,500.00
04/21/2014 MENDOZA FOR SENATE 2014, TONY STATE SENATOR 32 MONETARY $2,100.00
04/11/2014 MENDOZA FOR SENATE 2014, TONY STATE SENATOR 32 MONETARY $2,000.00
02/21/2013 WENDY GREUEL (I) MAYOR IND $1,750.00
04/04/2013 JEFF GORELL FOR ASSEMBLY 2014 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 44 MONETARY $1,750.00
03/19/2013 ANTHONY PORTANTINO FOR SENATE 2016 STATE SENATOR 21 MONETARY $1,500.00
05/06/2013 D.A. LACEY OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT DISTRICT ATTORNEY MONETARY $1,500.00
04/11/2013 FRIENDS OF JIMMY GOMEZ FOR ASSEMBLY 2014 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 51 MONETARY $1,500.00
03/19/2013 WENDY GREUEL FOR MAYOR 2013 – GENERAL MAYOR MONETARY $1,300.00
03/19/2013 ZINE FOR CONTROLLER 2013 – GENERAL LOCAL CONTROLLER MONETARY $1,300.00
06/05/2013 GARCETTI FOR MAYOR 2013 – GENERAL MAYOR MONETARY $1,300.00
11/18/2013 GALPERIN FOR LOS ANGELES CITY CONTROLLER 2013, RON OTHER MONETARY $1,300.00
04/21/2014 HALL FOR SENATE 2016 STATE SENATOR 35 MONETARY $1,100.00
02/25/2013 BLOOM FOR STATE ASSEMBLY 2014, RICHARD STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 50 MONETARY $1,000.00
01/23/2013 GARCIA FOR SCHOOL BOARD 2013, MONICA OTHER MONETARY $1,000.00
02/25/2013 MELENDEZ FOR ASSEMBLY 2014 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 67 MONETARY $1,000.00
03/15/2013 NAZARIAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2014 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 46 MONETARY $1,000.00
04/11/2013 BLOOM FOR STATE ASSEMBLY 2014, RICHARD STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 50 MONETARY $1,000.00
03/17/2014 NAZARIAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2014 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 46 MONETARY $1,000.00
06/27/2014 CONTROLLER RON GALPERIN OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT OTHER MONETARY $1,000.00
01/23/2013 BLUMENFIELD FOR CITY COUNCIL 2013 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 3 MONETARY $700.00
01/23/2013 BONIN FOR CITY COUNCIL 2013 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 1 MONETARY $700.00
01/23/2013 KORETZ 2013, RE-ELECT COUNCILMAN CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 5 MONETARY $700.00
03/21/2013 NURY MARTINEZ FOR CITY COUNCIL 2013 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 6 MONETARY $700.00
04/04/2013 CEDILLO FOR CITY COUNCIL GENERAL 2013 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 1 MONETARY $700.00
04/04/2013 CURREN PRICE FOR CITY COUNCIL 2013-GENERAL CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 9 MONETARY $700.00
11/08/2013 MARTINEZ FOR CITY COUNCIL 2015, NURY CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 6 MONETARY $700.00
12/20/2013 MATT SZABO FOR CITY COUNCIL 2013 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 13 MONETARY $700.00
02/13/2014 ENGLANDER FOR CITY COUNCIL, MITCHELL CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 12 MONETARY $700.00
02/28/2013 MITCHELL ENGLANDER FOR CITY COUNCIL 2011-OFFICEHOLDER COMMITTEE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 12 MONETARY $500.00
04/11/2013 PAUL KORETZ OFFICE HOLDER ACCOUNT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MONETARY $500.00
08/27/2013 BLUMENFIELD FOR CITY COUNCIL 2013 OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT, BOB CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MONETARY $500.00
09/19/2013 COUNCILMEMBER CURREN PRICE OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT 2013 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 9 MONETARY $500.00
07/26/2013 MIKE BONIN FOR CITY COUNCIL 2013 OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 1 MONETARY $500.00
11/20/2013 FELIPE FUENTES OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 7 MONETARY $500.00
10/21/2013 SCHUBERT FOR DA 2014, ANNE MARIE DISTRICT ATTORNEY MONETARY $500.00
01/24/2014 COUNCILMEMBER CEDILLO OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 1 MONETARY $500.00
01/24/2014 COUNCILMEMBER O’FARRELL OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 13 MONETARY $500.00
01/24/2014 HUIZAR OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 14 MONETARY $500.00
01/24/2014 JOE BUSCAINO OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 MONETARY $500.00
01/24/2014 KREKORIAN FOR CITY COUNCIL OFFICEHOLDER CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 2 MONETARY $500.00
01/24/2014 MITCHELL ENGLANDER FOR CITY COUNCIL -OFFICEHOLDER COMMITTEE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 12 MONETARY $500.00
01/24/2014 NURY MARTINEZ FOR CITY COUNCIL OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 6 MONETARY $500.00
01/24/2014 PAUL KORETZ OFFICE HOLDER ACCOUNT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MONETARY $500.00
01/24/2014 TOM LABONGE OFFICEHOLDER COMMITTEE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 4 MONETARY $500.00
01/21/2014 WESSON OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 10 MONETARY $500.00
02/21/2013 FELIPE FUENTES (I) CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 7 IND $375.00
02/21/2013 MIKE BONIN (I) CITY COUNCIL MEMBER IND $375.00
05/23/2014 BURKE FOR ASSEMBLY 2014, AUTUMN STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 62 NON-MONETARY $305.20
08/15/2013 CANCHOLA FOR SCHOOL BOARD 2013, RE-ELECT RACHEL OTHER MONETARY $300.00
01/23/2013 FELIPE FUENTES FOR CITY COUNCIL 2013 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 7 MONETARY $200.00
02/15/2013 TED LIEU STATE SENATE 2014 STATE SENATOR 28 MONETARY $200.00
07/18/2013 CANCHOLA FOR SCHOOL BOARD 2013, RE-ELECT RACHEL OTHER MONETARY $200.00
08/02/2013 CANCHOLA FOR SCHOOL BOARD 2013, RE-ELECT RACHEL OTHER MONETARY $200.00
05/01/2013 WENDY GREUEL (I) MAYOR IND $100.00
02/22/2013 WENDY GREUEL (I) MAYOR IND $35.00
08/02/2013 CANCHOLA FOR SCHOOL BOARD 2013, RE-ELECT RACHEL OTHER MONETARY ($200.00)
09/20/2013 TORRES FOR SENATE 2013 STATE SENATOR 32 MONETARY ($4,100.00)

2011-2012

DATE PAYEE CONTEST PAYMENT TYPE AMOUNT
10/15/2012 EXEMPTIONS FROM CAMPAIGN FINANCE RULES, SPONSORED BY WORKING FAMILIES, JOHN A. PEREZ AND LABOR ORGANIZATIONS, NO ON 32, STOP CORPORATE SPECIAL Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. Proposition 32 NON-MONETARY $245,000.00
11/17/2011 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $75,000.00
02/11/2011 LC MEDIA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $54,000.00
02/11/2011 LC MEDIA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $36,000.00
01/09/2012 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $19,544.00
12/29/2011 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $14,118.00
01/03/2012 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $14,118.00
01/06/2012 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $14,118.00
01/09/2012 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $14,118.00
11/03/2011 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $13,971.00
10/17/2011 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $13,281.00
10/24/2011 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $13,281.00
10/31/2011 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $13,281.00
02/10/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $11,550.00
02/11/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $11,550.00
02/17/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $11,550.00
02/23/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $10,380.00
02/25/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $10,380.00
02/25/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $10,380.00
02/28/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $10,380.00
01/29/2011 FRIENDS OF PAUL KREKORIAN STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 43 MONETARY $10,000.00
05/30/2012 LOS ANGELES COUNTY FEDERATION OF LABOR AFL-CIO COUNCIL ON POLITICAL EDUCATION   MONETARY $10,000.00
02/15/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $8,662.50
02/22/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $8,662.50
02/23/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $7,785.00
02/28/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $7,785.00
03/01/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $6,522.50
01/29/2011 KAMALA HARRIS FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL 2010 ATTORNEY GENERAL MONETARY $6,500.00
05/25/2011 LIEU, TED ATTORNEY GENERAL MONETARY $6,500.00
09/26/2011 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $6,157.00
10/03/2011 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $6,157.00
10/10/2011 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 IND $6,157.00
01/17/2012 CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY   MONETARY $5,000.00
06/01/2012 CARL DEMAIO (I) MAYOR IND $5,000.00
09/21/2012 CALIFORNIANS ALLIED FOR PATIENT PROTECTION INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT   MONETARY $5,000.00
01/20/2011 TED LIEU STATE SENATE 2011 STATE SENATOR 28 MONETARY $3,900.00
04/12/2011 DE LEON, KEVIN STATE SENATOR 22 MONETARY $3,900.00
09/25/2011 GATTO, MIKE STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 43 MONETARY $3,900.00
12/19/2011 BLUMENFIELD, BOB STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 40 MONETARY $3,900.00
02/22/2012 LIEU, TED STATE SENATOR 26 MONETARY $3,900.00
01/18/2012 PEREZ, JOHN STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 46 MONETARY $3,900.00
05/17/2012 NAZARIAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 46 MONETARY $3,900.00
05/25/2012 HALL FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 64 MONETARY $3,900.00
05/25/2012 KNIGHT FOR SENATE 2012 STATE SENATOR 21 MONETARY $3,900.00
05/25/2012 MIKE GATTO FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 43 MONETARY $3,900.00
05/30/2012 REGINALD JONES-SAWYER FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 59 MONETARY $3,900.00
05/25/2012 RON SMITH FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 36 MONETARY $3,900.00
08/27/2012 NAZARIAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 46 MONETARY $3,900.00
10/30/2012 REGINALD JONES-SAWYER FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 59 MONETARY $3,900.00
06/02/2011 HAHN, JANICE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MONETARY $3,500.00
10/08/2012 HEADINGTON FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 38 MONETARY $3,500.00
03/27/2012 FURUTANI FOR ASSEMBLY 2010 OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 55 MONETARY $3,200.00
01/10/2011 STATE AFFILIATED COPS PROP 34 COMMITTEE (SAC PAC)   MONETARY $3,000.00
04/13/2012 ALLIANCE FOR A BETTER CALIFORNIA 2012, NO ON PAYCHECK DECEPTION Prohibits Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction NON-MONETARY $3,000.00
04/13/2012 BONNIE LOWENTHAL FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 70 MONETARY $3,000.00
05/17/2012 STATE AFFILIATED COPS PROP 34 COMMITTEE (SAC PAC)   MONETARY $3,000.00
02/15/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $2,887.50
02/22/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $2,887.50
02/23/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $2,595.00
02/28/2011 KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $2,595.00
08/30/2011 TORRES, NORMA STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 61 MONETARY $2,500.00
04/13/2012 SAN FERNANDO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES UNITED TO RECALL CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS HERNANDEZ, ESQUEDA AND DE LA TORRE 2012   MONETARY $2,500.00
12/19/2012 CALIFORNIANS ALLIED FOR PATIENT PROTECTION PAC (CAPP-PAC)   MONETARY $2,500.00
01/30/2011 SHARON RUNNER FOR SENATE 2011 STATE SENATOR 17 MONETARY $2,000.00
01/24/2012 JONES-SAWYER, REGGIE STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 47 MONETARY $2,000.00
05/17/2012 FRIENDS OF JIMMY GOMEZ FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 51 MONETARY $2,000.00
05/25/2012 BILL JAHN FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 33 MONETARY $1,500.00
05/25/2012 FRIENDS OF JOE BACA, JR. FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 47 MONETARY $1,500.00
05/25/2012 HAGMAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 55 MONETARY $1,500.00
05/25/2012 JEFF GORELL FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 44 MONETARY $1,500.00
05/25/2012 KEN COOLEY FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 8 MONETARY $1,500.00
05/25/2012 LESLIE DAIGLE FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 74 MONETARY $1,500.00
09/18/2012 LACEY FOR DA 2012, COMMITTEE TO ELECT JACKIE DISTRICT ATTORNEY MONETARY $1,500.00
07/23/2012 MICHAEL D. ANTONOVICH OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT COUNTY SUPERVISOR MONETARY $1,500.00
05/17/2012 TORRES FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 52 MONETARY $1,400.00
08/04/2011 LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY   MONETARY $1,250.00
03/15/2011 BELL RESIDENTS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY SPONSORED BY BELL POA   MONETARY $1,000.00
04/12/2011 COOLEY, STEVE DISTRICT ATTORNEY MONETARY $1,000.00
07/03/2011 SVONKIN, SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD MONETARY $1,000.00
10/13/2011 LARA, RICARDO STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 50 MONETARY $1,000.00
12/28/2011 ZINE, DENNIS LOCAL CONTROLLER MONETARY $1,000.00
01/18/2012 DE LEON, KEVIN STATE SENATOR 22 MONETARY $1,000.00
04/13/2012 ANTHONY PORTANTINO FOR SENATE 2016 STATE SENATOR 21 MONETARY $1,000.00
04/13/2012 RE-ELECT ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS 2014 ATTORNEY GENERAL MONETARY $1,000.00
09/04/2012 ROB BONTA FOR STATE ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 18 MONETARY $1,000.00
05/18/2012 PATRICK O’DONNELL FOR CITY COUNCIL 2012 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 4 MONETARY $700.00
03/02/2011 COUNCILMAN TOM LABONGE FOR CITY COUNCIL 2011 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 4 MONETARY $500.00
02/18/2011 COUNCILMAN TONY CARDENAS 2011 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 6 MONETARY $500.00
01/20/2011 FRIENDS OF ERIC GARCETTI CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 13 MONETARY $500.00
02/18/2011 MITCH ENGLANDER FOR CITY COUNCIL CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 12 MONETARY $500.00
02/18/2011 WESSON FOR CITY COUNCIL 2011 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 10 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2011 REYES, ED CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MONETARY $500.00
08/09/2011 ALARCON, RICHARD CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 7 MONETARY $500.00
09/12/2011 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 MONETARY $500.00
07/21/2011 GARCETTI, ERIC CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 13 MONETARY $500.00
07/03/2011 KORETZ, PAUL CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 5 MONETARY $500.00
02/26/2012 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 MONETARY $500.00
02/26/2012 BUSCAINO, JOE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 MONETARY $500.00
01/18/2012 FUENTES, FELIPE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 7 MONETARY $500.00
02/26/2012 REYES, ED CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 1 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 ALEJO FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 30 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 ALLEN FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 10 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 BILL MONNING FOR SENATE 2012 STATE SENATOR 17 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 BOB WIECKOWSKI FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 25 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 COMMITTEE TO ELECT SUSAN BONILLA FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 14 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 DAS WILLIAMS FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 37 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 DR. RICHARD PAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 9 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 FRIENDS OF RICO OLLER FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 5 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 GALGIANI FOR SENATE 2012 STATE SENATOR 5 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 MELISSA MELENDEZ FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 67 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 NORA CAMPOS FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 27 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 PAUL FONG FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 28 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 PEREA FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 31 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 RE-ELECT BEN HUESO FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 80 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 RICH GORDON FOR STATE ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 24 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 ROGER DICKINSON FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 7 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 TOM CALDERON FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 58 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 TONI ATKINS FOR STATE ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 78 MONETARY $500.00
06/28/2012 TONY CARDENAS OFFICEHOLDER COMMITTEE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 6 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 WES CHESBRO FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 2 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 WOLK FOR SENATE 2012 STATE SENATOR 3 MONETARY $500.00
05/25/2012 YAMADA FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 4 MONETARY $500.00
09/04/2012 ADAM GRAY FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 21 MONETARY $500.00
08/27/2012 AL MURATSUCHI FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 66 MONETARY $500.00
09/04/2012 BEALL FOR SENATE 2012 STATE SENATOR 15 MONETARY $500.00
09/04/2012 BUCHANAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 15 MONETARY $500.00
09/04/2012 FRIENDS OF MARK STONE FOR ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 29 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 29 MONETARY $500.00
09/04/2012 JACKSON FOR SENATE 2012 STATE SENATOR 19 MONETARY $500.00
09/04/2012 JIM FRAZIER FOR ASSEMBLY STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 11 MONETARY $500.00
09/04/2012 KEVIN MULLIN FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 22 MONETARY $500.00
09/04/2012 MANUEL PEREZ FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 56 MONETARY $500.00
09/04/2012 MARK DE SAULNIER FOR SENATE 2012 STATE SENATOR 7 MONETARY $500.00
09/04/2012 MARTY BLOCK FOR STATE SENATE 2012 STATE SENATOR 39 MONETARY $500.00
09/04/2012 PHIL TING FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 19 MONETARY $500.00
08/27/2012 ROB BONTA FOR STATE ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 18 MONETARY $500.00
09/04/2012 TOM DALY FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 69 MONETARY $500.00
12/18/2012 ED REYES OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 1 MONETARY $500.00
10/30/2012 KATAPODIS FOR CITY COUNCIL 2012 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MONETARY $500.00
11/26/2012 KATAPODIS FOR CITY COUNCIL 2012 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MONETARY $500.00
12/18/2012 RICHARD ALARCON OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 7 MONETARY $500.00
10/30/2012 TONY CARDENAS OFFICEHOLDER COMMITTEE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 6 MONETARY $500.00
01/29/2011 KREKORIAN FOR CITY COUNCIL 2011 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 2 MONETARY $300.00
05/29/2012 ZINE FOR CONTROLLER 2013 OTHER MONETARY $300.00
04/13/2012 LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY – STATE CANDIDATE COMMITTEE   MONETARY $250.00
12/18/2012 FRUTOS TO CITY COUNCIL 2013, COMMITTEE TO ELECT BOB CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MONETARY $250.00
05/18/2012 BUSCAINO FOR CITY COUNCIL 2013 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 15 MONETARY $200.00
01/27/2011 LOS ANGELES POLICE PROTECTIVE LEAGUE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 2 NON-MONETARY $198.11
02/28/2011 LOS ANGELES POLICE PROTECTIVE LEAGUE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 8 IND $167.62
11/21/2012 KATAPODIS FOR CITY COUNCIL 2012 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MONETARY ($500.00)

 

 

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