Jewish Journal

Interfaith leaders condemn LAPD tactics in shutting down Occupy L.A.

By Jonah Lowenfeld

November 30, 2011 | 3:31 pm

An LAPD officer in riot gear, seen in City Hall Park just before the Occupy Los Angeles encampment was dismantled on Nov. 30. Photo by Jonah Lowenfeld

An interfaith group of clergy who ministered to Occupy Los Angeles protesters throughout the two-month occupation are objecting to the “overwhelming force” used by the Los Angeles... read on

  • Witnessing Occupy L.A.’s final night at City Hall

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 30, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    The eradication of the Occupy Los Angeles encampment at City Hall last night by 1,400 Los Angeles Police Department officers was historic in its scope and remarkable for having been carried out without causing too many injuries to protesters—but for reporters trying to cover the... read on

  • On the scene as LAPD shuts down Occupy L.A. [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    November 30, 2011 | 8:29 am

    Early Monday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department officers evicted the Occupy L.A. protesters, who have been at Los Angeles City Hall since the beginning of October.

    The police made an estimated 200 arrests, as reported in a story by Journal reporter Jonah Lowenfeld.

    At... read on

  • Occupy L.A. ends

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 30, 2011 | 7:08 am

    Occupy Los Angeles was cleared by Los Angeles Police Department officers early Wednesday morning, bringing to an end what had been the most prominent and longest-standing of the Occupy encampments still in continuous operation.

    Hundreds of LAPD officers in riot gear swarmed into... read on

  • Michael Jackson’s personal physician sentenced to four years in prison

    By Ryan Torok

    November 29, 2011 | 11:50 am

    Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who attended to Michael Jackson before the pop singer’s death, was sentenced to four years in prison and denied probation on Tuesday. Earlier this month, Murray was found guilty of one count of involuntary manslaughter of the late pop star who died in... read on

  • MOT join Occupy L.A. in protest against eviction

    By Ryan Torok

    November 29, 2011 | 12:04 am

    Sarah had just gotten off of a plane after visiting her family in Thanksgiving before coming to the Occupy L.A. at Los Angeles City Hall. She sat in solidarity with dozens of demonstrators around a tent set up in the center of the camp. She held onto a surgical mask soaked in apple... read on

  • TIMELINE: Occupy L.A.‘s last stand?

    By Ryan Torok

    November 28, 2011 | 5:40 am

    Update 6:26 a.m.
    Protesting an eviction notice, Occupy L.A.‘ers demonstrated on Sunday night and in the waking hours of Monday, closing down 1st St. between Main St. and Spring St.

    LAPD arrested four demonstrators. Cars and buses-normal traffic-proceeded on 1st street by 6:20 a.m.... read on

  • Jewish community member dies in car accident

    By Ryan Torok

    November 23, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    [UPDATED: Wednesday, 9:35 p.m.]

    On Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, 88-year-old Berish Landau lost his life while crossing the same street in the same way he did every morning—on his way to pray and study at a Chasidic Yeshiva in Hancock Park. A car was coming too fast, didn’t see him... read on

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