How Downtown Neighborhood Prosecutor Tia Strozier — And LAPD Officer Elizabeth Ortega — And CD1 Council Staffer Ricardo Flores — And Albert Torres of Rec And Parks Police — And A Bunch Of Other Housedwelling City Officials — Used The Full Force Of The Municipal Power Entrusted To Them For Legitimate Purposes To Target Unhoused Chinatown Resident Theo Henderson — Just Because Unhinged Racist Psychopathic Rageball — And Director Of The Chinatown Business Improvement District — George Yu — Asked Them To

So yesterday I went all over the damn City fetching public records from various agencies and told the story in this Twitter thread. And one of my stops was at the City Attorney’s office in City Hall East where I was menaced by a cop and subjected to extensive elevator therapy and then no one knew where the records were so I had to leave and then come back and finally I got them! And now you can get them too, right here on Archive.Org!

What I asked for here were emails to and from Tia Strozier, who is a newly appointed neighborhood prosecutor in Downtown Los Angeles. In that role, despite the mendacious utopian rhetoric of her lying boss Mike Feuer, she mostly works as an abject minion to business improvement districts and other zillionaire-facing organizations, her main job being to direct the full majesty of the law against whoever the zillionares desire, mostly homeless human beings who happen to live within the effective range of the considerable legal weaponry at her disposal.

One such person is Theo Henderson, a resident of Chinatown who, for reasons best known to the imaginary psychiatrist of unhinged racist1 psychopathic rageball and Chinatown BID kingpin George Yu, found himself squarely in the crosshairs of Yu’s rage. So much so, in fact, that activist residents of Chinatown rallied around Henderson, among other things, starting a Facebook group to discuss his plight.

And the story that these newly-obtained emails tell about George Yu, Tia Strozier, and the toxic misuse of municipal power, is not a pretty story. It shows Strozier marshalling her resources, convening meetings with Yu, other BIDdies, LAPD officer Elizabeth Ortega and other cops, City officials from Recreation and Parks, Ricardo Flores from CD1 representative Gil Cedillo‘s office, and so on, to discuss how to persecute Henderson.

And perhaps the most offensive part of this offensive, possibly unlawful, series of events is Strozier’s weaponization of the language of compassion, so common and yet still so appalling, among anti-homeless forces in Los Angeles, evinced here in her repeated insistence that she’s arranging for “outreach” for Henderson when it’s clear from the context that what she means by “outreach” is ultimately forcible removal from Chinatown, his neighborhood, where he lives. Anyway, read on for links, transcriptions, and so on!

The story as we know it begins on December 18, 2018, when Tia Strozier, newly transferred or soon to be so out of the Van Nuys office of the City Attorney to the bright lights big city position of Downtown Neighborhood prosecutor, fired off this little slab of bootliquorice to George Yu, reassuring him that she was, in fact, his willing minion:

From: Tia Strozier <tia.strozier@lacity.org>
To: geoyu28@aol.com

Hi George,

So nice to meet you this morning! I look forward to working with you soon. Let’s plan on doing a walk-along in Chinatown sometime during the week of January 7th if that works for you. Have a great day!

Sincerely,

Tia S. Strozier

Tia Strozier, it is clear, knows and knows well that her job is essentially to serve zillionaires, to ingratiate herself with them, to protect their interests, and so on. Thus on March 7, 2019 Strozier sent Yu another minionesque floofball of an email asking when his BID’s meetings were so she could show up and perform her willingness to submit. And he sent her a list! And she was all gushingly like “THANKS GEORGE!!!!!”2

Now, in between that little submission display and May 23, 2019, it’s clear that George Yu and Tia Strozier had done some talking about Theo Henderson. I don’t know what they talked about yet.3 But, like I said, they were plotting something, because on May 23, 2019 Tia Strozier sent out this email to a bunch of cops and City staffers, the members of the anti-Theo-Henderson conspiracy, trying to set up a meeting to talk about how to stick it to him. Of course, Tia Strozier doesn’t call it sticking it to him, she calls it “outreach,” but her meaning is clear. The participants in all or some of the conversation were:4

★ Wayland Tam <waylandt2001@yahoo.com> — member of the Chinatown BID board of directors
★ Gail Okazaki <gail.okazaki@lacity.org> — City staffer at Rec and Parks, director of the Alpine Recreation Center
★ Isabella Bolton Torres <isabella.bolton.torres@lacity.org> — Tia Strozier’s supervisor at the City Attorney’s office
★ Stephen Nichols <33059@lapd.online> — LAPD officer
★ Elizabeth Ortega <36899@lapd.online> — LAPD officer
★ Ricardo Flores <ricardo.x.flores@lacity.org> — CD1 staffer
★ Albert Torres <albert.torres@lacity.org> — Rec and Parks police officer

For some reason George Yu isn’t involved at this level, probably because his minions already knew what was expected of them so he didn’t need to soil his hands with the details. There is plenty of evidence, as you will see below, of Yu’s unhealthy obsession with Henderson. Anyway, read on to see what stupid and evil plans this conspiracy of dunces had for Henderson’s demise.5

Be sure to note, by the way, Strozier’s damning admission that she has a top-secret “outreach” plan for Theo Henderson. Also Ricardo Flores stating that he wants to build a record to justify whatever atrocious things they end up doing to him by training park staff to report Theo Henderson to the authorities as much as possible.

And even worse, Tia Strozier’s wider, more sinister plan to pass out pamphlets to housedwellers in and around the park to help with “the reporting initiative.” This kind of thing, friends, is not why we entrust the coercive power of the state to any officials. This kind of thing is obscene, and probably illegal.

Note that it’s not always explicit that they’re talking about him. Like all baby-killing Satan worshipping housedwellers they like to hide their meaning behind code words like “quality of life” and “outreach” and “humane kill homeless shelters”.6 Their meaning, however, is clear. Get Theo Henderson locked up or forcibly relocated.


From: Tia Strozier <tia.strozier@lacity.org>
Date: Thu, May 23, 2019 at 6:36 PM
To: Ricardo Flores <Ricardo.X.FIores@lacity.org>, Gail Okazaki <gail.okazaki@lacity.org>, Albert Torres <albert.torres@lacity.org>, Stephen Nichols <33059@lapd.online>, Elizabeth Ortega <36899@lapd.online>, Isabella Bolton Torres <isabella.bolton.torres@lacity.org>

Hi,

I’d like to meet with you to discuss the ongoing quality of life concerns at the Alpine Rec Center and identify how we can partner to address them. Is everyone available to meet at the center on Tuesday, June 11th at 3:30 PM? Thanks!

Sincerely,

Tia S. Strozier


From Ricardo Flores <ricardo.x.flores@lacity.org>
Date: Tue, May 28, 2019 at 12:23 PM
To: Tia Strozier <tia.strozier@lacity.org>

Hi.

Do you have an agenda?


From: Tia Strozier <tia.strozier@lacity.org>
To: Ricardo Flores <ricardo.x.flores@lacity.org>
Date: Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:56 PM

Not yet. It will be relatively basic though (overview of issues in park from rec center, enforcement jurisdiction from park rangers/lapd and an overview of interactions & services provided to Mr. Henderson). I’m not going to get into the details of the outreach plan for Mr. Henderson with this group. What agenda items would you like to add?

-Tia


From: Ricardo Flores <ricardo.x.flores@lacity.org>
To: Tia Strozier <tia.strozier@lacity.org>
Date: Tue, May 28, 2019 at 5:09 PM

Hi Tia,

Just want to make sure I have my t’s crossed and i doted [sic] before I go to the meeting. I know this park is used by Seniors and students that attend Castelar El. We need to have Park Staff do their job and report, report and report. It will help us in the long run. Hope a strong Plan comes out of this meeting.

thanks.

Ricardo Flores
Field Deputy
Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo
Los Angeles City Council, District 1


From: Tia Strozier <tia.strozier@lacity.org>
To: Ricardo Flores <Ricardo.X.FIores@lacity.org>
Date: Tue, May 28, 2019 at 5:45 PM

Agreed. And I m sure security pamphlets for the public would help with the reporting initiative. The SLO’s won’t be at this meeting but Sarge Flanagan should be so we can have a convo about enforcement.

-Tia


From: Ricardo Flores <ricardo.x.flores@lacity.org>
Date: Tue – May28, 2019 at 6:48 PM
To: Tia Strozier <tia.strozier@lacity.org>

Sounds good.. See you them.

Ricardo Flores
Field Deputy
Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo
Los Angeles City Council, District 1



And let’s close with an appalling little number showing the sick depths of George Yu’s weirdo obsession with Theo Henderson. His deep understanding of municipal power in Los Angeles and the extent to which he has the ability to twist it to feed his sickness. to the extent, for instance, that he will report Theo Henderson’s Facebook posts about him to LAPD officer Elizabeth Ortega and to Neighborhood Prosecutor Tia Strozier as he does in this email from May 30, 2019.

Note that he doesn’t say anything, just sends it. It’s reproduced below. What, we are left to wonder, does he think they’re going to do? What, sane people everywhere are crying out to understand, does he think is going to happen? What is it evidence of in his warped mind? Why don’t they tell him to stop it? What has this City come to?


Image of Tia Strozier performing a famous maxim by George Santayana is ©2019 MichaelKohlhaas.Org and is somewhat related in a Wittgensteinian sort of way to this Twitr Strozier.

  1. Not just rhetoric, friends, look for evidence to be explained in an upcoming post. But if you must know in advance, well, just take a look at this little slab of Yuian racist psychopathy. Read it and weep, o lawyers of George Yu who were slavering over their now-evaporated fantasies of finally managing to bring a non-SLAPP defamation lawsuit against me! Better luck next time, losers!!
  2. To be fair, I may have literally added a little bit of emphasis to my quote but figurativel;y added none at all but merely enhanced the presentation of the actual spirit of Strozier’s email.
  3. Although if any of it left any record whatsoever I will eventually find out, I can promise you that.
  4. This list omits a few Rec and Parks staffers who were only tangentially involved in the conspiracy.
  5. I’m just transcribing selected emails to keep the narrative flow moving. Mostly leaving out everyone’s announcements that they can make it or not. The original emails, of course, have all this stuff in them.
  6. OK, not that one, but it might as well be that one. Except for the humane part, housedwellers of this particular ilk not being much for humane anything. Inhumane kill homeless shelters are more what they’re creaming their sheets over, preferably out in the damn desert so the screams and smoke residue don’t lower their property values.
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  1. Tia strozier not a great trial lawyer and poor courtroom acumen in general. Saw her get chewed out badly by a pro prosecution judge. Deputy lacpd/ apds should be set everything for trial against her quality of life cases.

    And NPP is bottom feeding in general.

    CD CAL USAO > LACDAO > city attorney > NPP

    Bottom feeding.

  2. This is truly sickening. My children have attended Castelar collectively for the last 8 years. During this time I have interacted with Theo on many many occasions and have personally witnessed the harassment he constantly receives. It was so bad at one point that I confronted one of the public safety officers that literally parked his bike 3 feet away from theo and just stood there like some military personnel assigned to a very important post. I was furious that the people that we entrust to protect and observe true crimes was inflicting such blatant harrassment on a law abiding citizen who has done nothing more then be a friend, tutor, martial arts instructor, guardian of children that are at the park otherwise unsupervised. I could go on forever about what Theo has had to endure at the hands of these high end criminals, but it all comes down to “enough is enough!” Justice will be served.

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