LA City Council racist audio leak: Cedillo, de León booted from committee seats amid BLM pressure to resign
Leaked audio captures racist remarks among Latino members of Los Angeles City Council She urged the removal of two other council members from her seats amid constant pressure from Black Lives Matter protesters until they resign from the governmental body entirely.
The Los Angeles Times reported that council members Kevin De Leon and Jill Cedillo have been removed from the committee’s duties regarding real estate development, housing, homelessness and other matters.
Acting Los Angeles City Council Chairman Mitch O’Farrell announced Monday.
The announcement comes after Nouri Martinez resigned as president of Los Angeles City Council before she eventually lost her seat on the council last week. Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera quit too From his strong leadership position in the union.
Protesters were organized outside De Leon’s home in Eagle Rock.
BLM leaders are demanding To be replaced by Martinez by an African American Council member “to show his commitment to black political empowerment and political and racial recovery,” KNBC reported.
A leadership vote is scheduled for Tuesday, with council members Paul Krikorian and Corinne Price expressing their desire to take over as president. Krekorian tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and will attend approx.
The Los Angeles Times first reported last week about the audio recording of a conversation that took place in October 2021 between Martinez, Cedillo, de León and Herrera during the discussion. Redraw circles.
According to The Times, Martinez criticized another colleague, counselor Mike Boonen, who is white, for the paternity of his black son, whom she said Boonen treated as an “accessory”.
They are raising him like a little white baby,” Martinez said, according to the leaked recording on Reddit. “I was like, ‘This kid needs a beating. Let me take him around the corner, and then I’ll take him back.'”
Bonin’s son Martinez also called “es changueto” in Spanish “that little monkey”.
Additionally, de Leon voiced her, comparing Boonen’s handling of the baby “when Nouri brings her little bag in the yard or a Louis Vuitton bag.” “Su negrito, like the side,” Martinez added.
It was not clear who recorded it or leaked it.
“Mike Boonen wouldn’t ever peek about Latinos,” de Leon said. “He’d never say a word about us.”
Martinez also taunted L.A. County resident George Gascon, saying “he’s with the blacks.”
Hundreds of indigenous people demonstrated on Saturday, calling for de Leon and Cedillo to resign.
Martinez is heard in the recording referring to the Oaxacans as “small, short, dark people.”
Despite the apologies of all four who took part in the conversation, de Leon and Cedillo did not accept many calls from political leaders to leave, including from President Biden.