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Is the Black Lives Matter movement falling apart

Signs protesting the death of Ezell Ford, who was shot by police, are left by protesters outside the home of Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti in Los Angeles, California June 9, 2015. The Los Angeles police commission on Tuesday will review the findings of the city's police chief and an inspector general that two officers were justified in opening fire on an unarmed black man who investigators say tried to grab one officer's gun. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX1FUUS

Signs protesting the death of Ezell Ford, who was shot by police, are left by protesters outside the home of Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti in Los Angeles, California June 9, 2015. The Los Angeles police commission on Tuesday will review the findings of the city’s police chief and an inspector general that two officers were justified in opening fire on an unarmed black man who investigators say tried to grab one officer’s gun. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson – RTX1FUUS

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.

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**update**

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.


One Response so far.

  1. Anon says:

    Falling apart?? Of course it’s falling apart – just as it was likely designed to do after the elections. Clearly, there is no coincidence as to how quickly it “grew” from issues that were LONG STANDING in the African American community. Clearly, it was a ploy by the powers that be to ensure that the GOP lost the elections. Meanwhile, have you seen the violence in Chicago lately? Do you think PD brutality has ceased? What exactly will Billary do after parading all those heart broken Mothers on the stage, now that she’s lost? Likely the same thing she did prior to: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
    See you next election!!


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