@lamag : Leaked screenshots from the west #SanFernandoValley groups include calls to harass #homeless people.
The two private groups — “Crimebusters of West Hills and Woodland Hills” and “Homeless Transient Encampments of our West Valley” — were founded by @lapdhq volunteer Fern Peskin-White in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Present and former #LAPD officers are members.
Many of the leaked screenshots originated from a complaint filed by activists with the Attorney General’s office in 2018, but sources have confirmed that officers are still actively posting in the groups. Former SLO Brett Rygh, who retired in 2018, remains an administrator on both pages.
As the LAPD prepares to recruit thousands of new #volunteer officers into its ranks, some advocates fear that this anti-homeless vigilantism will only be further encouraged.
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