Fuck The LBPD
Fight Back Against LBPD Violence
- February 23rd
- at Harvey Milk Park
Earlier this week, LBPD officers, one armed with a baton, beat a community member who was restrained and facedown in the street.
WE WANT ANSWERS!— People's Revolutionary Party Long Beach (@PRP_ LB) February 19, 2020
This video was taken on 4th & Atlantic today in Long Beach.
Is this what half our city budget goes to!? pic.twitter.com/aDmb4euDnv
This is a call to action against the LBPD, against all police violence, and against the existence of policing.
In Long Beach, the police are handed 48% of the city's general fund by the city council and the mayor — and for what?
To "clean up" the streets by targeting and harassing the poor, unhoused, and people of color?
To protect developers with enough money to change the very face of our city while displacing long-term residents?
LBPD sets their own rules and determines for themselves whether those rules were followed
The police are a white supremacist institution given free reign by city officials to make and enforce their own rules and standards of conduct.
According to the Long Beach police department’s policy, officers may use batons to defend themselves or to combat violently resisting suspects.
The LBPD manual also says officers can use a baton to hit someone if officers believe the person has committed a crime and he or she won’t allow officers to handcuff or search them.
Police said they’re now reviewing the use of force to make sure it was justified, as is typical with all such incidents.
Of course, we all know what they'll find.
Rally Against Police Violence
Let's stand up for all those targeted and harassed by the police; let's stand against the LBPD's vice grip on our city. We will march and rally against the LBPD this Sunday, February 23rd. Rally to start 10:30am at Harvey Milk Park.
Fuck the LBPD, and fuck the police.
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