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Journalist Alleges Sexual Harassment by Rick Jacobs, Aide to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti

Yashar Ali, a contributor to New York magazine and HuffPost who is a ubiquitous presence on Twitter, alleged Monday evening that he was sexually harassed by Rick Jacobs, a key political advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. In July, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer Matthew Garza sued the city, claiming that Jacobs had sexually harassed…

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Blasts ‘House Parties,’ Will Cut Water and Power to ‘Super-Spreaders’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti blasted house parties on Wednesday, saying that he would instruct city officials to cut off water and power to properties where “flagrant violations” of social distancing rules have taken place in recent days. Garcetti was reacting to reports of large parties in the hills earlier this week, including one where…

WATCH: L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Backs Portland Demonstrations, Despite Violence

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday that he stood by his support for protests in Portland that have turned violent, saying that “individual moments” of violence did not reflect the behavior of demonstrators as a whole. Garcetti had tweeted Thursday in solidarity with the violent demonstrations in Portland, saying that they “represent the best…

Eric Garcetti Encourages Public to Report L.A. Businesses Breaking Coronavirus Rules

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti encouraged residents to report businesses that failed to comply with state and local coronavirus regulations in a press briefing on Friday afternoon. In April, Garcetti made a similar statement, encouraging residents to report on those violating coronavirus stay-at-home orders. “You know the old expression about snitches —…

Eric Garcetti Asks Demoralized LAPD to ‘Remember Why They Became Police Officers’

Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty LOS ANGELES, California — Mayor Eric Garcetti said that Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers who felt demoralized by recent protests and budget cuts should take heart and “remember why they became police officers.” Garcetti was speaking after numerous reports of “record low” morale in the LAPD, after the…

LAPD Morale Collapses to ‘Record Low’: ‘It’s Simply Not Worth It Any Longer’

Morale within the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is currently at a “record low,” thanks to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and the vilification of police by local politicians. Robert Harris, the director of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, told CBS Los Angeles that officers feel “beaten” and “bruised” by the ongoing protests.…

Left-wing Protest Demands L.A. School Police Be Abolished

David McNew / Getty A protest in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday demanded that the Los Angeles School Police Department, which protects public schools from gang violence and mass shootings, be abolished. Last week, the United Teachers Los Angeles, the union representing teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, joined a Black Lives Matter demonstration…

Eric Garcetti Defines ‘Systemic Racism’: It’s ‘Racism That Is Built into Systems’

LOS ANGELES, California — Mayor Eric Garcetti was asked to define “systemic racism” on Wednesday evening, and answered that it is “racism that is built into systems.” Garcetti answered questions from reporters during a live-streamed press conference on the state of the city in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, and the ongoing…

Eric Garcetti: I Wore a Mask When I Took a Knee

Mayor Eric Garcetti / Facebook LOS ANGELES, California — Mayor Eric Garcetti claimed Wednesday evening that he had worn a mask when he took a knee during Black Lives Matter protests last week — despite video and photographic evidence that he had not. Q: Were you following medical or scientific advice when you broke social…

Los Angeles: Homicides Soared 250%, Shootings 56%, During Protest Week

Homicides rose by 250% in Los Angeles, and the number of shooting victims rose by 56%, during the week ending June 6, according to the Los Angeles Police Department — the same week as the Black Lives Matter protests and riots. The week of 5/31 to 6/6, homicides went up 250% and victims shot went…

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