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  • Posted January 10, 2009 by
    Esther30
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    THE INNER CITY IS PART OF THIS REPUBLIC, IN NAME ONLY!

     
    BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH FOR ESTHER M. LOFTON CANDIDATE, 10TH COUNCIL DISTRICT, L.A. (Reprinted 1-10-09) ESTHER M. LOFTON, BORN JULY 1930, IS THE MOTHER OF EIGHT CHILDREN AND WIFE OF LEON E. LOFTON, JR., AN HONORABLY DISCHARGED COMBAT VETERAN OF A FOREIGN WAR. (LEON E. LOFTON, JR., DECEASED 7-16-03) BOTH ARE COLLEGE GRADUATES. ESTHER GRADUATED FROM COPPIN STATE TEACHERS' COLLEGE IN 1952 AND HAS ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, GRADUATE SCHOOL. LEON AND ESTHER ARE PART OF THE HOMELESS OF LOS ANGELES. SUCH A CONTRADICTION COULD ONLY EXIST IN THE INNER CITY WHICH IS PART OF THE REPUBLIC, IN NAME ONLY, WHERE THE LEADERSHIP AND THE INSTITUTIONS ARE ELITIST AND SELF-SERVING. SEVERAL YEARS AGO ESTHER AND LEON FILED SUIT AGAINST THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS OF THE LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, CASE #C895188 OF THE SUPERIOR COURT, DOCUMENTING THE MOST NOTORIOUS ACTS A GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION COULD INFLICT UPON A CITIZEN (CIVIL RIGHTS). JANUARY 1967 THE ATTORNEY FOR THE DEFENSE SIGNED DOCUMENTS ADMITTING GUILT, ON THE PART OF THE DEFENSE, TO EACH ALLEGATION. NEVERTHELESS, THE LEADERSHIP AND INSTITUTIONS OF THE INNER CITY HAVE JOINED THE DEFENSE. PLACING EACH MEMBER OF THIS FAMILY IN JAIL SEVERAL TIMES, BREAKING UP THE FAMILY BY PLACING THE CHILDREN IN FOSTER HOMES AT VARIOUS PERIODS OF THEIR LIVES, AND PLACING EACH MINOR, SOME JUST INFANTS, ON PROBATION. TO DATE, NEITHER THE PARENTS NOR THE LOFTON CHILDREN ARE GUILTY OF ANY CRIMINAL VIOLATION. BUT ESTHER'S FILING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE IS AN INDICTMENT OF THE LEADERS AND THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE INNER CITY. THE INNER CITY, INCLUDING THE 10TH COUNCIL DISTRICT, IS A DEPRESSED AREA. IT NEEDS LEADERS THAT CAN AND WILL MAKE ITS INSTITUTIONS RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF ITS PEOPLE. IT NEEDS LEADERS WHO CAN BRING THAT DEGREE OF DEVELOPMENT AND SAFETY TO ITS PEOPLE AND ENJOYED BY ALL OTHER AREAS OF THIS CITY. THE LOFTONS ARE PROVEN SURVIVORS AGAINST UNPRECEDENTED OPPOSITION. WITH SUCH CREDENTIALS ESTHER M. LOFTON CAN AND WILL PROVIDE THAT LEADERSHIP. BY ESTHER M. LOFTON, JANUARY 16, 1987 BOOKER GRIFFIN, OF KGFJ RADIO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR ESTHER M. LOFTON TO USE KGFJ RADIO TO BROADCAST THIS MESSAGE VERBATIM IN HER BID TO UNSEAT THE INCUMBENT, FORMER LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMAN NATE HOLDEN *Griffin, Booker: KGFJ*. Booker was a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, and in 1962 moved to Los Angeles, where he started with Motown Records and was a volunteer in the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy. Booker was an African American activist who, after the 1965 Watts riots, wrote and helped design programs for the Westminster Neighborhood Association in Watts. Booker died July 4, 1993, after suffering a diabetes-induced stroke at the age of 55.

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