Thursday, July 9, 2015

#BlackLivesMatter Meets With Mayor Garcetti

The mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti finally met with the group #BlackLivesMatter this morning. The group has been dogging the mayor over the last few weeks over the recent unarmed shooting deaths of black LA residents by LAPD officers. The group has camped in front of the mayor's mansion and have chased him around various press conferences to get him to meet with them. #BlackLivesMatter is calling for the firing of LAPD Chief Beck and for serious reform in the way the LAPD's rank and file officers deal with black residents.
Today's meeting was held in private at a church in South L.A. and the press was not allowed to attend. The mayor left the meeting without comment.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Closing the door.