A Los Angeles police department facing allegations that some officers traded racist text messages and joked about beatings, slavery and police shootings is facing a probe from the California Department of Justice, Attorney General Rob Bonta said Wednesday.
One of the hateful messages included a photo of several Black men being lynched with the caption "hanging with the homies," according to the news report. Officers reportedly called Black men "savages" and variations of the N-word, the Times said.
In addition, the group of officers who allegedly traded the messages were involved in at least seven serious use-of-force incidents since 2013 in Torrance and Long Beach. Three ended with the deaths of Black and Hispanic men, according to records examined by the Times.
Other messages reviewed by the newspaper showed officers talking about lying to investigators about police shootings and about using violence.
This must be the 5000th enquiry into LA Cops.
you kind of wonder about the intention of these posts when are they intending. In other words are their intentions worthy or ate they just
Krystal looks into her Ball and imagines an outrageous, and may I say racist?, conspiracy theory regarding BLM finances, media silence and connecting them to the DNC lawyer who bought the fully verified Steele dossier.
She should be ashamed of herself.
Within a week, Pascall transferred ownership of the house to an LLC established in Delaware by the law firm Perkins Coie. The maneuver ensured that the ultimate identity of the property’s new owner was not disclosed to the public. After the transfer, Black Lives Matter leaders began using the house in various ways, including as a set for recording videos and staying overnight when they didn’t feel safe at their own homes. The property’s upkeep — cleaning, pool maintenance, security — has been handled by a loose mixture of people working for BLMGNF, Janaya and Patrisse Consulting, the Bowers Consulting Firm, or other entities. Bowers, who also serves as BLMGNF’s deputy executive director, has in the past overseen payments to Trap Heals from entities that Cullors leads, including an $86,000 fee from a nonprofit called Reform LA Jails and a nearly $150,000 fee from the Black Lives Matter Political Action Committee.
Cullors has also used the Campus house in ways that are probably not in line with what Black Lives Matter donors intended for their dollars. Back in April 2021, Cullors uploaded a video to her personal YouTube channel titled “I Try Baking a Family Recipe for the FIRST Time INTENSE” — the first in an intended series called Patrisse Tries, in which she would attempt unfamiliar tasks. In the nearly 13-minute clip, she prepares a peach cobbler with her aunt at the Campus kitchen island, making use of its soapstone countertops and high-end appliances. (Other videos from Cullors’s personal YouTube channel also appear to match images of the house’s interior shown in real-estate listings.) It’s an example of how Cullors acted as both the head of BLMGNF and cultivated a lucrative public profile at the same time; when she quit the organization, she said it was to focus on media deals she’d signed with a book publisher and Warner Bros. (A lawyer for Cullors declined to comment on the record.)
contributions to the group have been essentially shut down. AmazonSmile suspended the organization from its platform in February 2022, and BLMGNF has removed donation links from its own website.