The Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) is a grassroots organization working to promote human rights in Downtown and South Los Angeles. We engage in community organizing, leadership development, community education, grassroots media, policy advocacy, legal partnerships/litigation, and other strategies and tactics that strengthen and protect housing rights, civil rights, food justice and gender justice. Since 2005, we have engaged in police monitoring and other tactics to hold LAPD accountable, with a particular focus on the intense “broken windows” policing used in the Skid Row community as a tool of gentrification, segregation and mass criminalization.