- Reporter's Notebook: Youth Radio Commentary on the Tookie Williams Case
The NAACP held a rally today at Los Angeles City Hall to support clemency for Stanley "Tookie" Williams. He founded the Crips and he's on death row for the killing of 4 people in two robberies 26 years ago. Williams denies the killings but his legal appeals have run out, and Governor Schwarzenegger will hold a clemency hearing on Thursday of this week. Williams' supporters say he's a role model because he's turned his back on gang life and urged young people to do the same. Casandra Gonzalez is a 21-year old former gang member who prepared this commentary for Youth Radio LA.
Evictions Begin at Lincoln Place
Sheriff's deputies descended on the Lincoln Place Apartments in Venice this morning... less than a week since tenants waited three hours to get 10 minutes of public debate at the LA City Council. Fifty-two families have been evicted by a corporate owner that's planning condos to replace low-cost apartments. It's a scenario that's being repeated in Westchester, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena and West Hollywood. Tonight, are historic buildings being torn down? Are preservation ordinances being mis-used to shelter cheap housing?