The DOJ crackdown on sanctuary cities with high rates of violence could mean pulling funding for anti-violence programs.
Toughening of immigration enforcement actually creates problems, they say. (Pictured, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.)
The resistance of sanctuary cities, counties and states reminds us that the Constitution protects all people in our country.
Rather than go along with the president’s program, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city officials have intensified their opposition.
Donald Trump's new orders give immigration officials and local cops around the country new and almost unlimited power to enforce a vague law. Donald Trump's new orders give immigration officials and local cops around the country new and almost unlimited power to enforce a vague law.
Los Angeles has faced years of chronic homelessness, and over the past year police have regularly raided encampments. Now a civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the city for exactly those actions -- yet the razing of sites goes on.
Finally Acknowledging the Obvious, Los Angeles Moves to Declare a State of Emergency on Homelessness
Whether a Truthdig series had anything to do with it or not, the mayor has committed to finding $100 million to get 10,000 people off the streets and into programs to help them.
The task is labor-intensive, beginning with interviewing one person at a time, and it requires perseverance, patience and a willingness to work against all odds. It is made no easier by a callous, Republican-controlled Congress.
Although falling asleep, standing still and sitting down are all necessary for survival, more and more communities are treating these behaviors as crimes when done in public places by people with nowhere else to go.
On Wednesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti were inching closer to resolution on two big economic goals for the state and city, respectively.