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5/9 LAPD Chief William Bratton, and to LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa : TAKE FULL RESPONSBILITY TO THE MAY DAY MCARTHUR PARK POLICE ATTACK!
Released 09 May 2007  By Lee Siu Hin - National Immigrant Solidarity Network, ActionLA Coalition

National Immigrant Solidarity Network and the ActionLA Coalition to LAPD Chief William Bratton, and to LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:
TAKE FULL RESPONSBILITY TO THE MAY DAY MCARTHUR PARK POLICE ATTACK!

May 9, 2007

The National Immigrant Solidarity Network and the ActionLA Coalition are outrage by the vague comments and "actions" taken by the LAPD and the the Mayor after the May Day police attacks on the immigrant rights marchers at and around Mcarthur Park.

Videos footage and eye witness testimonies have shown that LAPD, not the so-called "small groups of anarchist" to blame of the violence. Furthermore, it's clear, from the eye witness accounts and past actions by the commanders and units present, that the May Day police attacks were not simply a "break" in command chain or few "bad apples" on LAPD, but was well coordinated action from the top of the command chain.

Therefore, we demand that LAPD chief William Bratton, and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: TAKE FULL RESPONSBILITY TO THE MAY DAY MCARTHUR PARK POLICE ATTACK!

We also demand a community-based independent police investigation should be setup, and that the LAPD move quickly identify the officers involved in the attacks (it shouldn't be very difficult to do since so much video footage and photos are available to identify them), and demand they that also be investigated.

We further demands that LAPD Chief Bratton's re-appointment process should be put on hold until the entire investigation is over.

Finally, we cannot allow the incident to swept under the rug, any one responsible for the attacks--regardless if they're low-ranking police officers, high-ranking police commands, or City Hall officials, should be punished and resign.

We demand the truth, and demand justice!

Lee Siu Hin
National Coordinator
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
ActionLA Coalition

*Take Action!*

We encourage community and immigrant rights activists to call LAPD and LA Mayor office with the following demands:

1) Chief William Bratton, and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: TAKE FULL RESPONSBILITY TO THE MAY DAY MCARTHUR PARK POLICE ATTACK!

2) An open, community-based independent police investigation should be setup.

3) LAPD need move quickly to identify the officers involved in the attacks.

4) LAPD Chief Bratton's re-appointment process should be put on hold until the entire investigation is over.

LAPD Hotline:
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213-928-8222

LA Mayor's Office:
213/978-0600

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