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Crime/Police

THREE YEARS LATER A Trans-National Alliance Response To the Homeless Killings of 2015

by Pat Raphael No,no, no, no, NO! This will just not do in Venice. To come into our community and murder one of our young men, then spend the next few years successfully navigating sham courts in a tilted legal system, and totally escape punishment or meaningful consequence for that killing? No! We do not...

What are Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Why Should Venice Community Members Be Concerned?

What is a BID? Business Improvement Districts (“BIDs”) are public-private partnerships, established under State and local laws that give Cities the power to form districts in which all businesses in the district pay assessments to supplement municipal expenditures. More recent statutes greatly expanded the power of BIDs, including authorizing expenditures on private security and sanitation...

Under Our Collective Shadow The Unhoused Sleep

by Krista Schwimmer Each night, as the southern sunlight dissipates in the City of Angels, a shadow takes its place. This shadow sneaks across every sidewalk, through every street, and into every neighborhood. It is a collective shadow that includes our unacknowledged fears, hatred, shame, and greed. Many of us scurry from this shadow into...

Preliminary trial for Jamal Warren murder, aka Shakespeare is Monday, March 28, 8.30am

The preliminary trial is next Monday, March 28, 8.30am at The Superior Court of California, Airport Courthouse.  11701 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles, CA 90045 Los Angeles, CA 90045      Sris is a big tipper.

Venice LOVE Report: Gentrifuckation

Gentrifuckation, An Overview: The last beachside community of color in the State of California. Yeah, whom are we going to charge for their crimes? It is a well known fact in town, the Venice Wrecking Ball Gang, who demo people’s dreams and enjoyment of our neighborhood would be so quick to utilize their privilege to...

Fighting to Make a Difference

Defense lawyer, Daniel (Danny) Brookman, has been a surfer and a Venice resident since the early 1960’s. That’s a lot of waves and lots of days as a “Venetian.” You could also say he’s a renaissance man and maybe even a superhero. – by Jack Neworth You see Danny’s law practice specializes in rescuing those...

Ending Police Brutality

by Michael Wamback From Ferguson to Venice, police abuse of power has been a hot topic. We get upset about it, and rightly so. But where does it come from, and what can we do about it? The history of police abuse of power goes back to the beginning of time. To me, it’s a...

An Indictment on Homelessness

By Mark Lipman It is so, so easy to blame the victims. It is so easy to be self-righteous when you have a roof over your head and think that it can never happen to you. However, the fact we can’t escape from is that 13,000 people fall into homelessness every month in Los Angeles...

Racism Alive and Well in Venice

By Greta Cobar In this day and age, and especially here in Venice, we would like to think that the last thing we would witness would be a socio-economic, racist hate crime. Indeed, to our astonishment, that is what occurred on August 30. Cadillac hotel owner Sris Sinnathamby ordered his gunman to “kill that nigger,”...
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