Councilman Mitch Englander.The matter of impounding cars belonging to unlicensed drivers in the city of L.A. is becoming a hot topic.
The National Lawyers Guild and the Southern California Immigration Coalition are calling on L.A. city Councilman Mitch Englander to step away from the debate ... More >>
The John & Ken nation was out in force last night at an L.A. Police Commission hearing in Northridge.
The issue of letting unlicensed drivers keep their cars at police checkpoints wasn't on the agenda, but the conservative talk-radio hosts (KFI AM 640) put it there by encouraging listeners to show ... More >>
It's common knowledge, by now, that DUI checkpoints around L.A. County double as illegal-immigrant crackdowns.
It works like this: Illegals aren't allowed to hold driver's licenses in California (a public-safety outrage for another day), so when they're asked to show their licenses at a DUI checkp ... More >>
Ryan MyersIt's tamale season in L.A. And if you haven't put your holiday order in to your friendly, neighborhood, cart-pushing vendor yet, you better get moving.
Except if you live in the MacArthur Park / Westlake district near downtown, where immigrants' rights activists say cops have been ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshStreet food vendors in Tijuana, Mexico.
Street food vendors are staging a protest today at 4:30 p.m. outside the Metro subway station on Alvarado and Seventh streets (that's near Langer's, for you gluttons) to protest the LAPD's crackdown on allegedly illicit street food vendors. ... More >>
Following an unflattering report on vehicle impounds by the LAPD, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today said he would stop L.A. cops' 30-day impounds for first-time offenders who have been pulled over and found to lack drivers licenses.
For the most part around here those people are called illegal immig ... More >>
Dennis RomeroA sign from March's protest.Immigrants' rights advocates are still pissed off about the police shooting of Guatemalan day laborer Manuel Jamines last summer.
Even after the L.A. Police Commission last month ruled that the fatal confrontation near downtown on September 5 was with ... More >>
Sam SlovickLinda, Omar, Matt, Tobie, Frank, Richard and Miguel gather to figure out how to subtract government from the equation.
Tobie Castle is one of the last to arrive at Chuco's on Sunday morning. The 17-year-old self-proclaimed socialist/anarchist street punk came from East L.A. to Ing ... More >>
Dennis RomeroA sign for the LAPD.That protest that cops braced for near MacArthur Park?
Turns out to have been a big dud. Not that we blame the LAPD for preparing. After all, the target of demonstrators' ire was the department itself. And the last time the topic came up -- the September sho ... More >>
Ted SoquiPolice were ready for unrest in Westlake last September.Updated after the jump: Immigrants rights group will ask for prosecution of cop, possibly stage protest.
The LAPD is gearing up for reaction to its release of the results of its investigation into the controversial officer shoo ... More >>
Ted SoquiPolice last summer in Westlake.Update: The mayor's statement, after the jump.
Following conclusions today that last summer's shooting of a Guatemalan day laborer in the Westlake district was within policy and not a crime, immigrants rights activists planned a 5 p.m. protest near Mac ... More >>
San Francisco ChronicleFormer transit cop Johannes Mehserle received the lighter sentence
Supporters of slain Oakland resident Oscar Grant expressed anger over the sentencing of former transit police officer Johannes Mehserle, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting the una ... More >>
Southern California Immigration CoalitionAn organization that wants to legalize undocumented workers in the United States is staging a rally Saturday to call for the prosecution of the Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot day laborer Manuel Jamines in a controversial confrontation earl ... More >>
A Los Angeles-based immigrants' rights group called on Tuesday for the Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot immigrant Manuel Jamines earlier this month to be prosecuted for alleged murder. The Southern California Immigration Coalition was scheduled to hold a news conference Tuesday aft ... More >>
Activists decrying Arizona's controversial immigration law will hold banners on bridges spanning the 101 freeway downtown during the afternoon commute Monday. The group calls itself "We Are All Arizona" and will be in action on the Broadway Avenue, Spring Street and Grand Avenue overpasses to ... More >>