VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Protesters gathered in Venice on Saturday to draw attention to the deadly shootings of three unarmed homeless men by police and a security guard in Venice this year.
Marchers chanted as they walked through crowds of tourists and locals on Ocean Front Walk in memory of the three men killed: Brendon Glenn, Jason Davis, and Jascent-Jamal Lee Warren.
Glenn was shot to death by an LAPD officer on May 5. One of Glenn’s friends, Elana Frey, spoke with CBS2.
“I’m here to support and get justice for Brendon,” Frey said. “The police [officer] that shot him is running free, walking free, and that’s not right. If you knew Brendon, you knew he was such a good guy and always trying to help homeless youth.”
Davis was shot to death by an LAPD officer July 13. Warren was shot to death August 30 by a security guard.
The rally began at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Windward Avenue and continued to Ocean Front Walk.
Organizers held a similar march on August 8.
The event’s sponsors included the Faith in Action Commission of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, Committee for Racial Justice, LA-CAN, Venice Justice Committee, People Organized for Westside Renewal, People’s Liberation Unitarian Universalist Group, Anti-Racist Action-LA, Love Is the Answer, Occupy Venice, Stop Mass Incarceration Network, Idle No More Venice, and Veterans for Peace LA.