Section 14 Survivors Demand Reparations From The City Of Palm Springs; Los Angeles Event Hastily Cancelled
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8 am update on Thurs Nov 17th 2022

 

HUNDREDS OF BLACK AND MEXICAN FAMILIES FILE RACIAL REPARATIONS CLAIM AGAINST PALMS SPRINGS

Residents whose houses were bulldozed and burned by the City of Palm Springs in the 1960s seek restitution and healing

Los Angeles, CA – Press Conference to be held on  November 17 at 11:00AM at Community Build in Los Angeles, CA has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a future date. 

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Hundred of black and Mexican residents whose homes were bulldozed and set on fire by the City of Palm Springs in the 1960’s, are filing a racial reparations claim against the City of Palm Springs.

 

This will happen at 11 a-m on Thursday November 17th 2022 at a location on Degnan Boulevard in Los Angeles.

 

The plaintiffs are more than 5-hundred people, some who experienced what took place in Section 14 of the City, and some are descendants of them.

 

Collectively they are seeking between 4-hundred million dollars and 2 billion dollars.

 

Palm Springs City Councilwoman Christy Holstege will join attorneys for the plaintiffs and some members of the California Legislature for the event.

 

Holstege was a member of the Palm Springs City Council that issued a formal apology in September of 2021, for what took place in Section 14 of the City more than half a century ago.

 

The plaintiffs are seeking financial restitution and redress for trauma caused by the City’s actions.

 

Courtroom desk, w gavel on the desk.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR