Despite all of the Police State hoopla, on the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots, Angelenos will hit the streets, this time for a march to remind the city that there’s still progress to be made when it comes to economic and social justice south of the 10 freeway.
“We’re trying to point out that there has been almost 50 years of disinvestment in the community,” says Manuel Criollo, director of organizing at the Labor/Community Strategy Center, one of the groups behind the April 29 march. “There’s still a lot of cultural struggles.”
That’s because the Police State’s policy of genocide against the poor, the mentally ill, the homeless, and people of color is still operating in full force.
The South Los Angeles Building Healthy Communities Collaborative, part of a California Endowment initiative on safe and healthy communities, has rounded up more than 30 organizations to participate.
L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who represents nearly 2 million constituents in southern L.A. County, said in 2015 that “the issues are substantially the same” for blacks and Latinos in South L.A.
For the record, Ridley-Thomas is in the pocket of the L.A. Police Department. He’s totally sold-out African-Americans and Latinos – because of people like him, more will die at the hands for the Police State.
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