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Judge issues injunction limiting LAPD’s use of projectile launchers against crowds at protests

By FRED SHUSTER City News Service LOS ANGELES — A federal judge Monday issued an order restricting the Los Angeles Police Department’s use of “less lethal” 40-millimeter and 37-millimeter projectile launchers against crowds at demonstrations. In her order granting Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles’s request for a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall noted an increase in reports of LAPD officers pushing, striking and firing less-lethal weapons on crowds of protesters, inc...
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In George Floyd’s death, federal grand jury indicts 4 ex-cops on civil rights charges

By AMY FORLITI and MICHAEL BALSAMO | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air. A three-count indictment unsealed Friday names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Specifically, Chauvin is charged with violating Floyd’s right to be ...
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El Segundo locals tell the story of what it’s like being ‘Black in Mayberry’ in new film

These are the voices of El Segundo. The city’s residents are sharing their experiences with racism in “Black in Mayberry,” a new film inspired by Black Lives Matter protests in El Segundo. The film aims to tell the stories that may not always be discussed between people of different races. One young woman talks about how she always dresses in bright athletic gear when she’s jogging to make it clear that she is exercising and not running from something. Another talks about the pressure of being t...
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Bill to return Bruce’s Beach land in Manhattan Beach to family on its way to Senate floor

Bruce’s Beach is getting closer to the hands of successors of the early 20th century couple who owned it. Senate Bill 796, which will allow Los Angeles County to return the beachfront property to descendants of  Willa and Charles Bruce, passed successfully out of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water during a Tuesday, April 27 hearing. The bill, authored by Sen. Steven Bradford, will now go to the Senate Appropriations Committee before moving to the Senate Floor for a full vote. An...
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Beyond words: how we act on our commitment to diversity

We’ve reaffirmed our dedication with a Declaration to Support Diversity that will be displayed in our offices. For us, this is more than a statement or a conversation starter. We see these words as an expression of who we are as a company and how we conduct business.
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How surge in hate crimes is pushing Asian Americans to stand up for mental health

In late March, Jackie Vu posted a typewritten, racist letter sent anonymously to her family’s nail salon in Riverside. She said she posted the letter not to draw attention to the business or how her family was affected, but to make the point that racism of any form is unacceptable. “It’s 2021. I don’t have time to figure out why we still hate each other, or worry about my neighbors hating me because I’m Asian,” said the 32-year-old co-owner of Top 10 Nails & Spa. “The only thing people can’t tak...
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Chauvin verdict ‘one small step toward justice,’ Southern California activists say

Hours after a jury in Minneapolis convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, African American activists and faith leaders across Southern California expressed relief and shared their hopes to continue the fight for racial equality and justice. As community leaders processed the verdict Tuesday afternoon, April 20, they said they realized the magnitude of the verdict, but also that much remains to be done. “It’s a major, but minor victor...
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Biden to America after Floyd verdict: ‘We can’t stop here’

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd “can be a giant step forward” for the nation in the fight against systemic racism. But he declared that “it’s not enough.” Biden spoke from the White House hours after the verdict alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, with the pair saying the country’s work is far from finished with the verdict. “...
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Biden to Floyd family after verdict: ‘We’re so relieved’

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Tuesday’s guilty verdicts were read out, President Joe Biden said he was praying for “the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Telephoning George Floyd’s family later, he said of himself and Vice President Kamala Harris: “We’re so relieved.” Chauvin was convicted of two counts of murder and one of manslaughter in the death of Floyd, a case that sparked a national reckoning on r...
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Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death

By AMY FORLITI, STEPHEN GROVES, TAMMY WEBBER and STEVE KARNOWSKI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. Chauvin, 45, could be sent to prison for decades. The verdict set off jubilation around the city. People instantly flooded the s...
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Derek Chauvin trial: Watch the reading of the verdict on live video

Watch live video of the Derek Chauvin trial and proceedings here: Related Articles Jury reaches verdict at trial over George Floyd’s death Watch live: Verdict to be read soon in Derek Chauvin trial McCarthy pushes for censure vote over Rep. Waters’ comments Judge restricts LAPD’s use of less-lethal projectile launchers against protesters Murder case against ex-co...
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Judge restricts LAPD’s use of less-lethal projectile launchers against protesters

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge Monday issued orders restricting the Los Angeles Police Department’s use of 40mm and 37mm projectile launchers against crowds of protesters, allowing their use only against people who pose a clear threat of serious bodily harm to others. The order comes after Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles filed a new request for a temporary restraining order against the LAPD in light of a March 25 protest in Echo Park and a March 13 demonstration in Hollywood in which police and pr...
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$100 million pledge aims to support Asian American, Pacific Islander groups

The California Endowment has committed $100 million over the next decade to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations across the state — including many grassroots organizations in Southern California — in an effort to help them expand their infrastructure to advance health equity, racial justice and solidarity across racial groups. The commitment doubles the foundation’s investments in AAPI-led organizations from $5 million to $10 million a year, and is a response to the recent sp...
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Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of ‘reasonable officer’

By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors’ case against former Officer Derek Chauvin drew toward a close Monday with tender memories from George Floyd’s younger brother and damaging testimony from a police use-of-force expert who said no “reasonable” officer would have done what Chauvin did. Seth Stoughton, a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, judged Chauvin’s actions against what a reasonable officer in the same situation would hav...
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Richard Branson is leading a campaign to end the death penalty, along with other key business figures. The Virgin Group founder said there is an urgent need to abolish the practice.

Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson, is spearheading the campaign. AP Sir Richard Branson spoke to Insider about his ongoing campaign to eradicate capital punishment. The Virgin Group founder called the practice "barbaric" and "inhumane." He has teamed up with several other business leaders to help spread the message. See more stories on Insider's business page. Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson has joined forces with other business leaders to launch a campaign to aboli...
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DA George Gascón pushes for bill to eliminate juvenile ‘strikes’ in adult sentencing

LOS ANGELES — District Attorney George Gascon outlined plans Friday to reorganize his office’s gang unit and co-locate prosecutors in police stations in hopes of creating closer community ties. Gascon’s remarks came during a news conference he co-hosted to promote Assembly Bill 1127, which would eliminate the use of juvenile offenses to impose tougher sentences on adults. “Overcriminalization of young people leads to higher levels of recividism,” the DA told reporters, citing research showing th...
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CSA's social justice committee to hold public hearings on racial discrimination in cricket

Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza to oversee process as ombudsman of Social Justice and Nation-Building committee
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Expert: Chauvin never took knee off Floyd’s neck area

By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck area — and was bearing down with most of his weight — the entire 9 1/2 minutes the Black man lay facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back, a use-of-force expert testified Wednesday at Chauvin’s murder trial. Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant serving as a prosecution witness, said that based on his review of video evidence, Chauvin applied pressur...
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wegg® Stands in Solidarity with AAPI Community

wegg® is an organization founded upon the mission of establishing equity and equality in business on a global scale. We condemn the abhorrent slew of attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community that have occurred in the past few months. Our hearts go out to the victims of the March 16th shooting in Atlanta, and to victims of such hate crimes everywhere. A recent NBC article details that there have been approximately 3,800 anti-Asian incidents reported in the past year.  68%...
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Floyd’s girlfriend recalls their struggles with addiction

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, AMY FORLITI and TAMMY WEBBER MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s girlfriend tearfully told a jury Thursday the story of how they met — at a Salvation Army shelter where he was security guard with “this great, deep Southern voice, raspy” — and how they both struggled mightily with an addiction to opioids. “Both Floyd and I, our story, it’s a classic story of how many people get addicted to opioids. We both suffered from chronic pain. Mine was in my neck and his was in his back,”...
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George Floyd’s girlfriend recounts the couple’s drug use

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, AMY FORLITI and TAMMY WEBBER MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s girlfriend cried on the witness stand Thursday as she told the story of how they first met in 2017 at a Salvation Army shelter where Floyd was a security guard with “this great Southern voice, raspy.” She also recounted how they both struggled with opioid addiction. “Both Floyd and I, our story, it’s a classic story of how many people get addicted to opioids. We both suffered from chronic pain. Mine was in my neck...
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Honor Cesar Chavez by being of service to others, says county supervisor

By STEVEN HERBERT | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis urged Los Angeles County residents to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez “by being of service to others” Wednesday on the state holiday honoring the late labor leader. “Despite the pandemic, there are plenty of opportunities to stay engaged in local community — volunteering at food distributions, donating blood and supporting a local business to name a few,” Solis told City News Service. Solis called Chav...
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Witnesses: Onlooker anger increased as Floyd stopped moving

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Onlookers grew increasingly angry as they begged Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin to take his knee off George Floyd’s neck, but Chauvin would not let up, and another officer forced back members of the crowd who tried to intervene, witnesses testified Tuesday at Chauvin’s murder trial. Witness after witness described how Chauvin was unmoved by their pleas, with the teenager who shot the harrowing video of the arrest that set off nationwide pr...
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New survey shows Asian Americans perceived as ‘perpetual foreigners’ in U.S.

Asian Americans are perceived as “perpetual foreigners” regardless of how long they or their families have lived in the United States, according to results of a survey released by AAPI Data and SurveyMonkey on Tuesday, March 30. AAPI Data, which publishes demographic data and policy research about the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, launched the survey soon after eight people, including six women of Asian descent, died in three March 16 shootings at Asian-owned spas in Atla...
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Witnesses: Onlooker anger increased as Floyd stopped moving

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Onlookers grew increasingly angry as they begged Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin to take his knee off George Floyd’s neck, but Chauvin would not let up, and another officer forced back members of the crowd who tried to intervene, witnesses testified Tuesday at Chauvin’s murder trial. Witness after witness described how Chauvin was unmoved by their pleas, with the teenager who shot the harrowing video of the arrest that set off nationwide pr...
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Addressing racial inequities in real estate through education and outreach

At John L. Scott, we’re taking several steps to address the homeownership gap to make a difference in our communities.
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LA-area groups stage events, urge end to anti-Asian bias, violence

Korean American Federation of Los Angeles and the Korean American community held a car caravan rally in Koreatown to oppose the recent rise of attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, in Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday, March 19, 2021. The Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate rally comes after a deadly shooting in Atlanta, GA left eight people dead, six of which were identified as Asian women. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Korean American Fede...
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Asian Americans in Southern California rattled by fatal Atlanta spa shootings

The Asian American community, already on edge after reports of increases in hate incidents across the country, was further rattled Tuesday, March 16, by three shootings in Atlanta-area spas that killed eight people, including six Asian women. A day after the attacks, as Atlanta police continued to investigate the suspected gunman’s motive, Asian American community members in Southern California, including business owners, said they are fearful. Business owners in Little Saigon in Orange County, ...
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Demonstrations held in memory of Breonna Taylor in Hollywood; police on scene

HOLLYWOOD — Two demonstrations were held in Hollywood on Saturday in memory of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by police in her Louisville, Kentucky home one year ago, and whose death triggered angry protests nationwide. Video from the scene showed protesters climbing onto a police car and helmeted officers taking up positions near Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street to contain about two dozen of the demonstrators. There were also reports of vandalism in the area. The Los Angeles Police Dep...
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In Louisville, Breonna Taylor’s family honors her legacy

By PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death, the slain Black woman’s family continued their call for justice as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Louisville on Saturday. “Eyes are on Louisville, Kentucky, today so let’s show America what community looks like,” said Taylor’s aunt, Bianca Austin, who wore her niece’s emergency medical technician jacket. Austin spoke from a stage set up in Jefferson Square Park, which became an im...
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