Thursday, May 03, 2007
LULAC demands investigation of LAPD - say what??
I demand that the DOJ immediately investigate:
1. the unjust prosecution of Border Agents Ramos and Compean and Sheriff's Deputy Hernandez
2. the lack of enforcement of our immigration laws resulting in millions of people living here illegally
3. the lack of punishment for employers who hire illegal aliens
4. the development of the SPP without the sanction or knowledge of Congress or the American people
LULAC ASKS THE
LULAC urges quick action from department.
“We trust the Department of Justice pursues this horrific crime and prosecutes those responsible to the full extent of the law,” said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales.
LULAC asks the Department to review the LAPD police officer’s hasty decision to fire at and beat down peaceful demonstrators on more than one occasion. While LAPD Police Chief William Bratton said that “certain elements of the crowd” might have provoked this incident by throwing rocks and bottles at them, it still does not excuse the police’s hasty reaction committed against the majority of people that had behaved appropriately.
This march was meant to be a peaceful demonstration, but instead led to inexcusable disorder and acts of violence by the LAPD.
“Shelling rubber bullets on the stomachs and backs at a peaceful crowd should not be tolerated. The LAPD should have known better, and should have acted with diligence and order,” Rosales concluded.
LULAC will be monitoring what Police Chief William Bratton is promising as an aggressive investigation into the actions of officers at Tuesday's immigration rally. At least 10 people, including seven journalists, were hurt.
Organizations such as Union Del Barrio and the Frente Contra las Redadas (Front Against the Raids), a coalition of over 40 Latino, Asian, White and African-American community and student organizations also denounced the brutality against defenseless families, media and children and have joined with LULAC on this issue. LULAC will continue to monitor this matter closely.
California LULAC State Director Angel Luevano will be meeting with Department of Justice officials in
For a view of unedited video footage showing police officers pushing, kicking and trampling innocent [que pasa? innoncent my foot ]people as they tried to get away go to: http://www.myfoxla.com/myfox/.