March 1, 2024 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Councilman Rosendahl at Occupy LA

Venice video journalist Tony Vera has been documenting the Occupy movement in downtown LA and has put up a segment featuring Councilman Bill Rosendahl. (The segment featuring Rosendahl starts at 5:40)

Attorney Carol Sobel has filed for a federal injunction that would prevent police from dismantling the encampment around City Hall on behalf of Occupy L.A.

From the LA Times:

The complaint, which was to be filed at 10 a.m. Monday in federal court, names the city of Los Angeles, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, alleging that the protesters’ civil rights were violated. The three protesters who planned to file the suit would be seeking a court order to prevent the city from evicting the camp from the City Hall lawn.

The complaint accuses the city of engaging in “arbitrary and capricious action in violation of the 1st and 14th Amendments by first approving the Occupy presence for 56 days before suddenly revoking permission through the unilateral action of defendants.”

Click here to read the filing for a federal injunction by Carol Sobel. Sobel is well known in Venice as the attorney that filed a Civil Rights complaint against the City of Los Angeles on behalf of seven RV dwelling Plaintiffs in Venice Beach in December of 2010.

Also of interest is Vera’s video of Occupy protestors visiting the LAPD headquarters, which can be seen here.

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