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LA advocate for Black creatives shot and killed by homeless Black woman

Michael Latt, a marketing consultant and social justice advocate with strong ties to Hollywood, died Monday after a woman entered his home and fired a bullet that struck him in the head, law enforcement sources told The Times.

Latt was the chief executive of Lead With Love, an entertainment marketing consulting firm he founded in 2019 with an emphasis on elevating Black creatives and other underrepresented voices in Hollywood.

The suspect, identified by police as Jameelah Elena Michl, 36, was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene. Taken into custody by responding officers, she is being held in lieu of $3 million bail. Michl was described by law enforcement as a person living in her vehicle, which was parked nearby and removed as evidence by police. Latt did not know his assailant, and initial information indicated she was not given access to the home, law enforcement sources told The Times.

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by Anonymousreply 56December 2, 2023 2:22 PM

Please don't say 'homeless'- it wounds.

by Anonymousreply 1November 30, 2023 3:50 AM

This thread title is supposed to be how ironic it is someone who supports black creatives arts was murdered by a black person. OP is a racist insinuating black people are evil just like his dirty ancestor thought in the 1800’s.

by Anonymousreply 2November 30, 2023 3:51 AM

Nothing in the thread title is contrary to fact.

Jameelah Elena Michl is listed as a Black woman in the LAPD inmate database.

by Anonymousreply 3November 30, 2023 3:54 AM

This is a very erotic story

by Anonymousreply 4November 30, 2023 3:57 AM

Cute ears.


by Anonymousreply 5November 30, 2023 3:59 AM

Dear God, why'd you have to kill such hot snatch?

by Anonymousreply 6November 30, 2023 4:00 AM

God he was hot. Kinda looks like a twunk Eric Everhard.

by Anonymousreply 7November 30, 2023 4:01 AM

Was there a previous "relationship" or at least acquaintance?

by Anonymousreply 8November 30, 2023 4:07 AM

Lead with Love to Lead in Head. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 9November 30, 2023 4:07 AM

[quote]This thread title is supposed to be how ironic it is someone who supports black creatives arts was murdered by a black person. OP is a racist insinuating black people are evil just like his dirty ancestor thought in the 1800’s.

The thread title is perfect.

It fits the story. Not a word of it is untrue.

[quote]OP is a racist insinuating black people are evil...

It sounds like the one insinuating black people are evil is you.

by Anonymousreply 10November 30, 2023 4:07 AM

Why do the hot ones always die young and the ugly ones live forever?

by Anonymousreply 11November 30, 2023 4:17 AM

There's more detail in this article. He was 33 years old, engaged, and his home was in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. A very tragic event for him and his family.

A friend of mine has friends in Brentwood whose neighborhood has had problems with homeless people in cars who have sort of stalk residents and rob their homes after they leave for work. Even though robberies are awful, they feel lucky they waited until they left. This is probably going to make a lot of people nervous. Homelessness continues to be a big problem in Los Angeles for many reasons.

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by Anonymousreply 12November 30, 2023 4:37 AM

Those ears!

by Anonymousreply 13November 30, 2023 4:43 AM

R10 No because it was the only reason to bring up race.

If he was killed by a black creative, then there would be irony. But if it was some random homeless person and she blacks, what he does is irrelevant.

by Anonymousreply 14November 30, 2023 7:07 AM

You racists always complain about bringing up race but are the first to do it.

by Anonymousreply 15November 30, 2023 7:08 AM

Aside - why would a white man create a business with this focus on black creatives and why would black creatives want a white savior "helping" them?

by Anonymousreply 16November 30, 2023 7:15 AM

Many homeless commit murders to get off the street. Now she'll have "3 hots + a cot", friends and free dental.

by Anonymousreply 17November 30, 2023 7:56 AM

No white savior. He was working a paid job just like everyone else and effective at what he did. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 18November 30, 2023 8:04 AM


Every DEI training I’ve had for the past ten years.

by Anonymousreply 19November 30, 2023 10:20 AM

R6 God didn’t kill him. A black ho killed him.

by Anonymousreply 20November 30, 2023 10:24 AM

Good looking & good hearted 💖

by Anonymousreply 21November 30, 2023 10:43 AM

How did she get in? Was she clean looking? I bet you this was a truck hon wrong.

by Anonymousreply 22November 30, 2023 11:24 AM

Surprised there aren't more gated areas in US cities.

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by Anonymousreply 23November 30, 2023 11:55 AM

The violent black ho was creative enough to now get free housing, food, and healthcare courtesy of the taxpayers. Mission accomplished.

by Anonymousreply 24November 30, 2023 11:59 AM

I feel like there's more to this story.

by Anonymousreply 25November 30, 2023 1:49 PM

Well then , so much for " Lead With Love". When will we realize that there are certain demographics that are not confined to race that need to be incarcerated, institutionalized and removed from society? It's time to be pragmatic and stop benevolence when dealing with this population to maintain order in society. Sociopaths are being bred more frequently than geniuses these days.

by Anonymousreply 26November 30, 2023 2:09 PM
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by Anonymousreply 27November 30, 2023 2:54 PM

When she gets off, maybe she can play herself in the story. It's what he would want.

by Anonymousreply 28November 30, 2023 3:51 PM

"... this was a truck hon wrong."

Miso hawny!

by Anonymousreply 29November 30, 2023 4:43 PM


by Anonymousreply 30November 30, 2023 4:49 PM

Lead with love. Long e or short?

by Anonymousreply 31November 30, 2023 4:52 PM

Re R12, what's the consensus on our loss: BDF?

by Anonymousreply 32November 30, 2023 4:53 PM

Turn away! Don’t look! This never happened! What about George Floyd, big dick pornstar? Or Brianna Taylor? Say dey names! Black on white crime is a myth!!!

by Anonymousreply 33November 30, 2023 4:56 PM

KTLA is reporting that it wasn't a random attack. The suspect/homeless woman targeted Matthew Latt because he was friends with a woman that she had been stalking.

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by Anonymousreply 34December 1, 2023 1:33 AM

Gee, OP. You have such honorable motives.


by Anonymousreply 35December 1, 2023 1:35 AM

The female director the homeless woman was stalking is AV Rockwell, at center in this photo:

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by Anonymousreply 36December 1, 2023 1:44 AM

[quote]If he was killed by a black creative, then there would be irony.

As it turns out: He was killed by a Black woman who was stalking a Black creative he was allied with.

by Anonymousreply 37December 1, 2023 1:48 AM

"... forcing herself into the residence once it was opened by one of the occupants,” the D.A.’s Office said in a news release."

Enter my Nubian sister, break bread with us.

by Anonymousreply 38December 1, 2023 1:59 AM

I think he was kind of sexy. I'm sorry he's a corpse now.

by Anonymousreply 39December 1, 2023 2:10 AM

A coastal bookend to the guy in NYC who spent his life advocating for black people and was fatally stabbed through the heart by a black 18-year-old.

Facts may be uncomfortable, but that doesn't make them untrue.

Injustice in the past doesn't excuse injustice in the present.

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by Anonymousreply 40December 1, 2023 3:31 AM

[quote]R40 He faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

(With intent to kill) he murdered an innocent stranger in cold blood and [italic]IF[/italic] he gets the maximum sentence he'll be 43 when he's released from prison? Seems too lenient.

by Anonymousreply 41December 1, 2023 3:43 AM

You gotta let a ho be a ho

by Anonymousreply 42December 1, 2023 4:15 AM

I wonder if these millennial murders will dampen the ardor of the rabidly PC SJW BLM LGBTQIAs?

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by Anonymousreply 43December 1, 2023 4:16 AM

These would all be automatically listed as hate crimes, and get incessant media coverage if the races were reversed.

And that's the way it is.

by Anonymousreply 44December 1, 2023 4:17 AM

[quote]The suspect previously had a restraining order filed against her by a friend of Latt's, film director A.V. Rockwell, who said in court filings that Michl had worked as an extra in one of her films, “A Thousand And One.” After production concluded, Michl began to stalk Rockwell, the director claimed in a June application for the order.

Hmmm …

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by Anonymousreply 45December 1, 2023 5:23 AM

Do not open your door to anyone these days unless you're expecting company or a delivery (and know it's them).

by Anonymousreply 46December 1, 2023 6:50 AM

I am completely mystified by anyone that actually opens their doors to strangers anymore....between the knowledge of "knock-knock" burglaries, and the advent of Ring/doorbell cameras. I don't want to sound like I'm blaming the victim -- not everyone has a doorbell camera -- but seriously....who does that anymore?!

Who even opens their door for pizza/food delivery?? "Contactless" delivery has been a thing since 2020.

by Anonymousreply 47December 1, 2023 7:31 AM

Just another example as to why plantations and white ownership of a reckless breed of savage beasts as a means to keep the rest of us safe, wasn’t a bad thing.

Also, dark meat makes my pussy drip…

by Anonymousreply 48December 1, 2023 7:47 AM

Let’s not victim blame. Why did he open the door? Why was she out after midnight? Why he make eye contact? A crazed stalker is tough to stop.

by Anonymousreply 49December 1, 2023 11:42 AM

Stalkers are chilling.

by Anonymousreply 50December 1, 2023 12:08 PM

I hope I didn't come across as victim-blaming. These types of stories are sad and frightening and I was just (solemnly) reminding us all not to answer our doors anymore because of how dangerous things seem to have become.

by Anonymousreply 51December 2, 2023 3:15 AM

An awful thing/tragedy. Depressing

by Anonymousreply 52December 2, 2023 3:55 AM

R44 He wasn’t killed for being white.

by Anonymousreply 53December 2, 2023 4:14 AM

Restraining orders don't seem to do a lot to restrain obsessed stalkers. What a nightmare for the film director who did everything she could to protect herself, and now her friend ends up murdered.

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by Anonymousreply 54December 2, 2023 5:29 AM

And all Elton asked was if he was found in the nude?

by Anonymousreply 55December 2, 2023 1:47 PM

Killed by one of the very people he was trying to save. It's an American tragedy.

by Anonymousreply 56December 2, 2023 2:22 PM
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