L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez’s home vandalized
Two people were caught on video vandalizing City Council President Nury Martinez’s Sun Valley vehicle and driveway on Friday, June 4.
Ring security footage captured the two people at 1:59 a.m. spray-painting “End the sweeps” on Martinez’s driveway and pouring a white substance onto her vehicle. “End the sweeps” refers to the city’s practice of forced cleanups of homeless encampments, in which unhoused residents must take down their tents and move their belongings.
“My home was vandalized last night outside the window of my 12-year-old daughter,” Martinez said in a statement. “I woke up to graffiti on my home and damage to my car as I was taking my daughter to school. A line was crossed last night. …
“A year of threats, verbal harassment and now vandalism isn’t going to stop me from doing what I have to do to run this city,” she said. “I do not live in fear, I do not legislate in fear, I will continue to do my job. This is my community. This does absolutely nothing to get people off the street and into housing. Shame on these cowards.”
The Los Angeles Police Department said it is investigating the vandalism and that no arrests had been made.