The tenant for life ordinance.
As told to the Los Angeles City government August 2019.
Denial of housing services
* The intercom system unit 9 and outside the building is unusable. The intercom needs repair * Unit 9 tenants are still being denied a tandem parking stall
* The back interior stairs remain unstable and need repair as they are dangerous wobble when walking on them
July 3, 2018
[Editor: this incident arose around 2016 when two whites at this 18 unit building opposed Blacks who protested racism, unsafe living conditions, and denial of housing services. The whites tried to kick down the Black tenants’ door and also placed a bent fork in the path of the Black tenants’ car. There were also numerous verbal altercations. An argument between Blacks about the whites led to a call to the Police who were asked to confront the two whites who were accused of a hate crime. The Police refused to confront the whites but instead told the Black tenant he could be charged with harassment for complaining to the white resident manager about repairs; the Police told the Black tenant he should move out. This resulted in charges being filed against the Police for racism and retaliation. The below is redacted from a letter responding to a letter from Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Captain Aaron McCraney. City CF No. 17-001391.]
July 2, 2018
“The question shouldn’t be “Why are you, a Christian, here in a death camp, condemned for trying to save Jews?’ The real question is “Why aren’t all the Christians here?”
― Joel C. Rosenberg, The Auschwitz Escape
“White Democrats enacted segregation and Jim Crow laws to enforce blacks’ second-class status. During this period which spanned the late 19th and early 20th centuries, lynchings reached a peak in the South. Florida led the nation in lynchings per capita from 1900-1930. Georgia led the nation in lynchings from 1900-1931 with 302 incidents, according to The Tuskegee Institute. The Tuskegee Institute has recorded 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites being lynched between 1882 and 1968, with the annual peak occurring in the 1890s, at a time of economic stress in the South and political suppression of blacks. A five-year study published in 2015 by the Equal Justice Initiative found that nearly 3,959 black men, women, and children were lynched in the twelve Southern states between 1877 and 1950. Over this period Georgia’s 586 lynchings led all states. From 1882 to 1968, “nearly 200 anti-lynching bills were introduced in Congress, and three passed the House. Seven presidents between 1890 and 1952 petitioned Congress to pass a federal law.” None succeeded in gaining passage, blocked by the Solid South – the delegation of white Southerners in the Senate. During the 1950s and 1960s Civil Rights Movement, black activists were attacked and murdered throughout the South. The 1964 murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner galvanized public support for passage of civil rights legislation that year and the next.”
Via First Class Mail/Facsimile
Criminal Fraud & Money Laundering & Violation of Constitutional and Civil Rights by those acting under color of law
Summarized from the California Fair Employment and Housing Act website.
“…the practice of … discriminating …foments domestic strife and unrest.”
To whom it may concern:
- The two Black Americans United States citizens in unit 9 at this address, still do not have a properly maintained working intercom in this city rent controlled building, although the rent is current, and we pay reimbursement dollars for the city SCEP fee and registration fee, and still have not been assigned a tandem parking still and rent reimbursements; all these damages have occurred since 2014. The rent monies are being used for the criminal purpose of denying us housing services.
- The larger picture for Black Americans is that there is still an unacceptable amount of racism by the Police against Black Americans due to their race, and in retaliation because Blacks oppose what they perceive as unlawful discrimination. Your letter of June 7, 2018 [copy attached] is proof of the racism and retaliation that continues at the hands of the Los Angeles city Police. As the editor of Random Lengths news online explained it in the May 31 issue editorial “Homeless Once Again” which powerfully stated about your department racism, “this is not by accident, but it is a result of structural racism that persists still”; in the State of California, city of Los Angeles government, and city Los Angeles Police department.
- I will further classify your letter as a mildly humorous piece of government bullshit.
- Around May 16, 2017 the city government and others were sued for racial discrimination and retaliation Los Angeles Central District Court case CV-16-03236-JSL-AJW, amended September 9, 2016. By October 2017, the city government of Los Angeles admitted as true allegations that it did unlawfully discriminate and retaliate against myself, in concert with the property owners and agents to violate my civil rights. I think that is sufficient evidence for the Police to adjudicate.
- The city government had a second opportunity to deny the allegations of the federal court complaint and the city failed to do so. That includes the Police department.
- Your letter is dated June 7, 2018 but postmarked June 4, 2018.
- One of the reasons I contacted the Police Department is because the Los Angeles County’s district attorney’s office said they would only investigate 1522 Hi point St Apts if I had first contacted the Police Department.
- I am not going to repeat all the letters and phone calls made to the Police Department and other city employees; it will just suffice to say that the Police are aware of the criminal aspects of the deprivation of civil rights of Black citizens by property owners and agents at this address. That is the larger picture of the THP applications and monies due process violations.
- I hereby request that the FTC include the Police letter in its database of violations recorded against this property and all who work on behalf of the property owner.
- I estimate that former tenants are owed in excess of $504,000 due to double damages, denial of THP monies, and illegal rents for which three resident managers were supposed to receive free rents for years, but were denied free rent. That is certainly well-founded damages and sufficient evidence for the police and DA office to investigate for criminal fraud, a violation of the state penal code, but of course since the perpetrators are white, and the victims Black, we know where the interests of the Police lie.
- The city government has admitted that fifteen mostly Black tenants (remember the government Tuskegee syphilis experiment?) at this building never received the THP applications and THP monies. Worse, subsequent tenants were unlawfully charged $600 per month more rent—-an illegal rent increase. LAMC section 152.07 (below) makes this a criminal offense/penalties of which your department has failed its due diligence to exercise.
- I am forwarding these copies to the addresses because I want them to understand the FTC and the Police department has certified the events at 1522 Hi Point St Apts as part of a police investigation.
- Your letter is proof why Americans must continue to fight for racial sensitivity training for Police. Your letter is proof why Americans must continue to fight against excessive use of force by the Police.
- It is indicative in your letter that you do not mention the need for training of Police officers to know what the legal definition of “harassment” is. I will bet if I stopped three officers on the street today, they would not be able to quote me the legal definition of “harassment” or the legal definition of “unlawful retaliation” yet those were some of the issues of my complaint. My roommate as well is a witness to the conduct of the Police officers that entered my unit. So that is two witnesses.
- Police officers who practice racism against Blacks, who protect those whites and others who practice racism, should be removed from the Los Angeles police force. It’s is sad that Chief Beck did not say this in the June 7 letter. Having been a government official, ran for elected office, and worked for correction and parole, I cannot accept the retaliatory actions of your letter.
- June 12, 2017 to now is almost a year, yet nothing in your letter mentions that you have ever spoken with the white plantation owner Walter Barratt, his agents Cynthia Ogan and Darren Navis, whites, (one or both have had previous police contact — see Ventura County Superior Court file number 5404145) about any matters concerning the property or the Blacks cheated out of THP monies, or even any tenants who paid illegal rent increases due to the lack of THP. There are criminal penalties attached here but since the perpetrators are whites, the Police department has not investigated. This lack of attention to my safety as a Black American (lack of maintenance to the intercom system etc,) is undoubtedly what fuels Blacks’ all across America distrust of the Police.
- Did the Police ever talk with Ogan or Navis, resident managers, due to their threats against me for reporting maintenance issues? No. Did the Police ever talk to Ogan and Navis about the upturned fork placed in my roommate’s parking stall —what I consider to be a hate crime? No. Your letter indicates the answers are “no”; therefore your classification of “insufficient evidence to adjudicate” is arbitrary, capricious, and unjust.
- You state I “alleged that employees failed to respond to request for police service, made discourteous remarks, refused to speak to speak to property management based on their race, and failed to conduct a thorough investigation”. First, there is no indication from your letter that the police responded to requests for service about the Ogan-Navis conduct, of which my roommate was very emotionally distraught finding the fork in his parking stall (see the enclosed picture); second, I believe my statement was that the officers made “retaliatory remarks” that I could be evicted for harassment because I complained about lack of maintenance and they said that if I am not satisfied with the lack of maintenance, they felt I should just vacate the apartment. Such statements by the Police are retaliatory under law. None of this is denied in your June 7 letter, therefore your claim that my remarks are “unfounded” is arbitrary, capricious, and unjust, as well as racist due to the totality of the circumstances.
- The enclosed letter of city employee Robert Galardi, and my response, constitute sufficient evidence to adjudicate, and such letter exchange proves my allegations of criminal conduct by the respondents are well-founded.
- The respondents herein, below, need to face criminal prosecution.
- The LA Police Dept is part of the problem, not part of the solution. Cops on the take.
- America is a third world country according to the June 7, 2017 letter from the Police.
- The LA Police are a willing participant in the criminal fraud detailed herein.
- Ogan and Navis run an illegal dog boarding business out of the building.
From April 2014- January 2016, tenants who were Black moved from 1522 Hi Point St after the owner had announced primary renovations to apartments units. Of the fifteen units renovated- and over fifteen mostly Black tenants—- no tenant received the required tenant habitability application [“thp”], the city requirement for primary renovations and construction permits. This deprivation of due process rights has since been brought to the attention of two federal judges, one California Superior Court Judge, and the Los Angeles city council, county board of supervisors, and state Department of Fair Employment and Housing; I believe the local rent control board and department also acted in concert with landlords and apartment management companies to deprive Blacks of their civil rights across the city of Los Angeles.
Many Blacks I believe across the city and prior to 2015 did not receive the required THP and did not receive the required primary renovation relocation monies; I believe such monies were diverted to city and state employees so they would look the other way in the denial of due process by those acting under color of law.
I reference a letter 2017-3-6 Letter from city employee Robert Galardi and my 3-23-2017 email response [both matter of public record], in an argument over why the city did not enforce the THP program, to the detriment to many tenants. City officials and code enforcement rent control department turned a blind eye when I reported this criminal fraud to them month after month after month starting in 2015 public documents and at least one city hearing; I believe Judges also participated in this deprivation of civil rights and retaliated against Blacks who complained of civil rights violations: federal Judges Andrew J. Wistrich and Julie L. Staton; state court commissioner William McTaggert, retaliated against Blacks who complained of racism and such Judges ruled in favor of racist whites, one white defendant the Judge McTaggert who favored, such white defendant never appeared in court, a direct throwback to prejudiced courts of the south in the 1940’s. Small claims court case Los Angeles Superior Court 17IWSC03877.
While I am one of the few tenants to ever receive a city approved THP application, to date after waiting since 2015, I have not received the primary renovation benefits of that city document, an owner stated value of $17,000.
I also refer to civil rights Ku Klux Klan lawsuit central district court 2:16-cv-03236-JLS-AJW , Los Angeles, filed May 11, 2016, to see many of the exhibits that implicate government officials. [Judges Wistrich and Staton].
I refer to a proposed agreement made with tenants by property owner Hi Point Apts LLC [a matter of public record as of December 18, 2017] with the sanction and approval of city employees; such criminal fraud agreement proposed that tenants needed to give up their rights “from the beginning of the world” in order to vacate their unit; this is illegal because in order to vacate a unit, you only need give the required written notice to vacate; in the case of the THP program, sign the THP request to receive permanent vacate monies; in the case of the Hi Point tenants, none of them who faced primary renovation ever waived their rights to receive the THP application because they were never given the application, and government employees participated in the practice those city employees should face criminal prosecution. Property owners, management, maintenance, management company, and government employees herein all falsely told tenants [or omitted to tell tenants the truth] they needed to give up their rights from the “beginning of the world” without telling tenants that such agreements were false and void and violated local ordinance as well as federal and state due process rights.
Also a matter of public records, I reference the 2016-4-19 Signed [DLSE] labor complaint from same address resident manager Lorrie Sakauchi- 5 pgs.
The persons and city employees named herein need to face criminal prosecution for civil rights violations, due process violations, criminal fraud, and violations of the city THP program due process requirements.
I believe the taking of rent monies [in my case I am a tenant who received the THP but has not vacated the unit] represents criminal fraud and criminal fraud in taking tenants property but not giving them the city required THP application.
Respondents to this complaint:
California Department of Housing and Fair Employment;Kevin Kish; Governor Jerry Brown; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council members; Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety; Los Angeles Department of Code Enforcement; Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Los Angeles County Public Health Department ; Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey; Hi Point Apts, LLC and Walter Barratt- 226 Carroll Canal Venice CA (310)895-6693; Williams Real Estate Advisors Inc., Santa Monica, CA, Matt Williams-310-987-7978; LB Property Management, Inc.; Mozannar Construction Company, Inc., Ali Mozannar – 818-335-8175; Resident Manager Hi Point Apts Cynthia Ogan and Darren Navis – 310-406-4075; City employees: Charles Garcia, Alan Yochelson Ali Mozannar * Angelo Shannon Arthur Belis Bryan Kirkness Byron Fuentes Charles Garcia Christine Ritsky Cynthia Ogan * Daniel Williams David Burkhead David V. Gomez David Whitehurst Denton Lorenzo Derrick Spencer Donald Matt Williams * Edward Zavala Frank Bush Gail Owsley Gary Eshay Gregory Pomish Ian Yeom Ifa Kashefi Jade Beck * James Blythe Jeffrey Fulton Jennifer Montana John Weight Karen Baggio Ken Gill LADBS Lee Smith Manuel Hernandez Martin Hurtado Mayor Eric Garcetti Michael Alvarez Michael Kuhn Michael Soto Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval Raymond Chan Richard Garcia Richard Schindler Robert Aldape Robert Galardi Rushmore Cervantes Steve Davey Steve Ongle Walter Barratt * [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. Commissioner William McTaggert, Judges Wistrich and Staton, Jade Beck. Wesco Insurance Company, Hudson Insurance Company. De La Torre Electric Contractor, AAGLA.
The list is growing. These are persons who have actual and constructive knowledge of and control of the criminal denial of fair housing since 2014 to Black tenants at Hi Point Apts 90035.
You Police state in your letter, “should you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact Sergeant Geraldine Brawner”; now why would I want to do that, to get more of the Police “lying, and cheating, and stealing”?
This list of respondents is meant to be illustrative but not inclusive.
Your letter is not acceptable as a resolution of the matters stated herein. This document is a Public document and may be posted to the worldwide net.
All rights reserved.
(Tenant name redacted); 1522 Hi Point St #9; Los Angeles CA 90035; cc: AAGLA
See wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_in_the_Schoolhouse_Door
“Standing in the Schoolhouse Door”
Under CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SEC. 7. (a) A person may not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law or denied equal protection of the laws”. The city employees and other persons named herein have participated in a denial of equal protection of the city and state fair housing ordinances and laws.
“Under CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SEC. 31. (a) The State shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.” [emphasis added]
California Civil Code 52.1. (a) If a person or persons, whether or not acting under color of law, interferes by threat, intimidation, or coercion, or attempts to interfere by threat, intimidation, or coercion, with the exercise or enjoyment by any individual or individuals of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or of the rights secured by the Constitution or laws of this state, the Attorney General, or any district attorney or city attorney may bring a civil action for injunctive and other appropriate equitable relief in the name of the people of the State of California, in order to protect the peaceable exercise or enjoyment of the right or rights secured. An action brought by the Attorney General, any district attorney, or any city attorney may also seek a civil penalty of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000). If this civil penalty is requested, it shall be assessed individually against each person who is determined to have violated this section and the penalty shall be awarded to each individual whose rights under this section are determined to have been violated.
“52. (a) Whoever denies, aids or incites a denial, or makes any discrimination or distinction contrary to Section 51, 51.5, or 51.6, is liable for each and every offense for the actual damages, and any amount that may be determined by a jury, or a court sitting without a jury, up to a maximum of three times the amount of actual damage but in no case less than four thousand dollars ($4,000), and any attorney’s fees that may be determined by the court in addition thereto, suffered by any person denied the rights provided in Section 51, 51.5, or 51.6.
SEC. 152.07. REMEDIES.
(Added by Ord. No. 176,544, Eff. 5/2/05.)
A. A landlord who fails to abide by the terms of an accepted Tenant Habitability Plan shall be denied individual rent adjustments under Section 151.07 A.1.(d) of this Code, absent extenuating circumstances.
C. Any person who willfully or knowingly with the intent to deceive, makes a false statement or representation, or knowingly fails to disclose a material fact in any plan or notice required under this article, or in any declaration, application, hearing or appeal permitted under this article, including oral or written evidence presented in support thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Any person convicted of a misdemeanor under the provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not more than six months or both. Each violation of any provision of this chapter and each day during which such violation is committed, or continues, shall constitute a separate offense.
E. Any person who breaches any duty or obligation set forth in Section 152.06 of this Code shall be liable in a civil action by any person, organization or entity, for all actual damages, special damages in an amount not to exceed the greater of twice the amount of actual damages or $5,000, and reasonable attorney’s fees and costs as determined by the court. Damages of three times the amount of the actual damages may be awarded in a civil action for willful failure to comply with the payment obligations, to provide safe, decent and sanitary temporary replacement housing, or to allow a tenant to reoccupy a rental unit once the primary work is completed.
F. Any agreement, whether written or oral, waiving any of the provisions contained in this article shall be void as contrary to public policy.
Summarized from the California Fair Employment and Housing Act website.
“…the practice of … discriminating …foments domestic strife and unrest.”
The attached picture “Google Racism Hi Point Apts” is a picture of what whites Ogan, Matt Williams, Ali Mozannar, showed a superior court commissioner acting as Judge, to rule against a Black tenant.
Service List by Priority mail or otherwise first class mail
Letter dated July 2, 2018 (14 pages w proof service)
Picture of sign used by Ogan, Matt Williams, and Ali Mozannar to exert improper influence on bias of state superior court judge commissioner
Ad “Why Racism Thrives in America: Unfair Housing” Feb. 22, 2018 [page 17, Random Lengths Newspaper online]
November 24, 2017 letter from the Federal Trade Commission
May 18 2017 picture of fork “hate crime” as told to Police
July 22 2015 email at 8:36 am from United States Air Force Willie Allen (the “terrorists” email as also seen in federal court case papers) – three pages
March 23, 2017 at 9:17 am Response by email to Robert Galardi – six pages
March 6, 2017 letter from Mayor Garcetti and Robert Galardi – two pages
June 7, 2018 letter from Los Angeles Police Dept – env postmarked June 4- two pages
July 21 2015 letter to Mayor and Council – three pages – whole organization bound if federal funds assistance used for discrimination
LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BUREAU
Chief Charlie Beck
201 N. FIGUEROA STREET 15TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES CA 90012
Via Priority Mail Signature Requested
(Received by the Police July 3. USPS number 9510 8000 1177 8183 0000 14)
Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment
1200 W 7th St 8th floor
Los Angeles , CA 90017
Via Priority Mail Signature Requested
(Received by the Housing July 3. USPS number 9510 8000 1177 8183 0000 21)
City National Bank City National Plaza 555 South Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90071
Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580 [Fraud across state lines]
U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001
US Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001
Federal Bureau of Investigation 11000 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90024
SENATOR HOLLY J. MITCHELL Wallis Annenberg Building 700 State Dr., Suite 113 Los Angeles, CA 90037 Phone: (213) 745-6656 Fax: (213) 745-6722
Manager The First National Bank of Central Texas 1835 N. Valley Mills Dr. Waco, TX 76710
Los Angeles District Attorney 211 West Temple Street Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90012
California Secretary of State Business Portal 1500 11th Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Contractors State License Board 9821 Business Park Drive Sacramento, CA 95827
California Bureau of Real Estate 320 West 4th Street, Suite 350 Los Angeles, CA 90013-1105
Office of the Attorney General PO Box 12548 Austin, TX 78711-2548
Editor: after being told of the subject of this letter and that the city government in court papers admitted to participating in unlawful housing discrimination and denial of housing services to Blacks, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s co-worker Deborah Breithaupt wrote, “we cannot find the City has done anything unlawful” April 20, 2018.
“Discrimination in housing policies was formalized in 1934 under the Federal Housing Act which provided government credit to private lending for home buyers. Within the Act, the Federal Housing Agency had the authority to channel all the money to white home buyers instead of minorities. The FHA also channeled money away from inner-city neighborhoods after World War II and instead placed it in the hands of white home buyers who would move into segregated suburbs. These practices and others, intensified attitudes of segregation and inequality.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege