We’re not against the police. We’re not against the police department, but we are against police who commit misconduct (and those who help to cover it up).
Well it seems that the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles has issued subpoenas for a People’s Tribunal in the case of the death of Ezell Ford. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and police officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas have been summoned to appear before a court of the people on November 14, 2015.
Earlier today they took the subpoenas for Wampler and Villegas over to Newton Division in South L.A.
Unfortunately, it looks like they weren’t able to serve Chief Beck as he was a no show at today’s meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners. Add to that, the news is reporting that Beck is on vacay.
So I need an itsy bitsy favor, kay?
I am going to post Chief Beck’s subpoena below and I need for my friends up on the 10th Floor to just casually place this on his desk. Remember to use your gloves that don’t leave behind fingerprints or any DNA. You know the drill. But yeah, I need for you to leave this on Beck’s desk for me. If you can manage that and take a picture of the subpoena on his desk–dinner is on me. Now I’m sure Black Lives Matter will have no problem trying Beck in absentia, but let’s see if we can get him there.
Now while I do believe that Black lives matter, contrary to popular belief, all Blacks are not inducted into the group at birth so no–I am not a member of Black Lives Matter’s Los Angeles chapter. However, I’m in the camp of folks who would like to see Chief Beck appear before a court of the people to answer for his many many actions and it’s for those reasons that I am actually going to try and help them get this subpoena over to Beck. So to my friends in the Department, anything you can do would be greatly appreciated. Team work, it makes everything work.