Sahra is Communities Editor for Streetsblog L.A., covering the intersection of mobility with race, class, history, representation, policing, housing, health, culture, community, and access to the public space in Boyle Heights and South Central Los Angeles.
Deputy’s Traffic Stop Power TripBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
Feezy Lebron filed a $10M Civil Rights Tort Claim on Jan. 18, but he and his family fear retribution
Sheriff’s Deputy Threatens to Shoot L.A. Rapper for Sitting in His Parked CarBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
Feezy had been livestreaming while parked in a Gardena strip mall parking lot off Crenshaw when deputies yanked his door open and stuck guns in his face. He was ultimately ticketed for a missing front plate.
KDL Claims Credit for an ATP Grant in His DistrictBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
Kevin De Leon's video touting the Skid Row Connectivity and Safety Project was meant to showcase his commitment to Skid Row and underscore the importance of him retaining access to discretionary funding. It went over like a lead balloon.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Kevin De Leon?By Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
KDL's latest defense for not resigning is that “millions of Americans go to work every single day with folks that they don't like.”
The Seething Anti-Blackness of Kevin de León and Other Takeaways from the Fed RecordingBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
It had been just three days since KNOCK-LA and the L.A. Times published the racist recordings that emotionally ransacked the populace, and things were not going well at City Hall.
LAPD Sergeant Fired at Jermaine Petit from Inside Patrol VehicleBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
If the shooting had been committed by anyone else, it would have been labeled a drive-by.
LA Metro Re-Approves Original Rail-to-River Route After Dedicated Bike/Walk Path ScuttledBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
The planned bike/walk infrastructure has been significantly downgraded
LAPD Shoots at, Misses, then Tries to Charge Unarmed Black Man with Assault with a Deadly WeaponBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
LAPD's briefing video neglects to transcribe Jennifer Alvarez' attempt to slow partner officer Justin Freund down and keep him from shooting at 28-year-old Joshua Hatfield
LAPD Describes Car Part as Resembling “Nonfunctioning Firearm” During Contentious Town Hall on Leimert Park ShootingBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
Jermaine Petit was unarmed when shot by LAPD, but LAPD remains reluctant to admit that
Rail-to-Rail Bike/Walk Path Breaks Ground on SlausonBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
Construction was to have begun in 2018, but the community had been waiting for something to happen there for much longer than that.
LAPD Peddles Misinformation about Sidewalk Biking to Spanish SpeakersBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
Chávez reassured Univisión that LAPD wasn't trying to extract money via sidewalk biking tickets. But sidewalk riding is legal.
New L.A. Ordinance Cracking Down on Bicycle “Chop Shops” Ghost of Defunct Mayoral CampaignBy Sahra Sulaiman | | No Comments
The city attorney inserted a clause meant to protect individuals whose bikes break down in the street, but didn't address the role curbside repair sites play in keeping those individuals moving