Is the Black Lives Matter movement falling apart
Pasadena Now is reporting there is strife between Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and Pasadena chapters. Specifically, a letter is circulating asking the founder of the Pasadena chapter to basically stay away from the Los Angeles members.
Jasmine Abdullah, formerly known as Jasmine Richards, founded the Pasadena chapter and became a nationally recognized figure when the Pasadena Police Department charged her with lynching.
Abdullah is also a consistent participant in the disruption of LA Police Commission meetings and when the movement camped out in front of city hall for over a month.
Members of Black Lives Matter- Los Angeles chapter have refused to comment on the authenticity of the letter circulating asking Jasmine to stop asking donors, to the movement, for resources.
As 2016 draws to a close, blog Near Chaos and LA Weekly reported on members of BLM-LA showing up at the home and offices of LAPD Commission President Matt Johnson. One member will be in Los Angeles Superior Court, answering to a restraining order.
BLM-LA bills themselves as the first chapter of the movement and are accepting donations for their “work”.
Funds raised total in excess of $80,000. BLM-LA is not a recognized 501(c) 3 so it is unclear who gets the task of claiming the donations on their personal tax return.