Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Investigating the death of Luis Ramirez - Sign a Petition


On July 14, 2008, Ramirez lost his life after he was knocked unconscious and severely beaten by a group of Shenandoah teenagers who yelled racial epithets throughout the fatal beating. Charging documents and eyewitness accounts indicate that Ramirez was punched and kicked in the body and head causing him to foam at the mouth, to sustain two skull fractures, and ultimately, to die.

While local officials initially failed to bring charges against the perpetrators and denied that race played a role in the attack, MALDEF intervened to pressure the local prosecutor to charge the defendants with a hate crime. Soon thereafter, the county district attorney filed murder and ethnic intimidation charges against the assailants.

A retired Philadelphia police officer testified at a preliminary hearing that she heard one of the defendants yell “Tell your [expletive] Mexican friends to get the [expletive] out of Shenandoah or you’ll be [expletive] laying next to him.” The defendant’s comments were directed at Ramirez’s friends who came to his aid after receiving a distress call from him on a cell phone during the beating.

On Friday, May 1, 2009, a jury in Schuylkill County found two of the defendants accused of beating the 25-year-old, father of two, guilty of simple assault. Despite the mounting evidence of a hate-driven and violent attack, the jury acquitted the defendants of third-degree murder and ethnic intimidation. The jury's conclusion is an outrage. Most shocking is the recent news article describing the Jury Foreman’s view that the trial appeared to be biased because of the racism and prejudice he noted among his fellow jurors. Luis Ramirez was brutally murdered and, even in death, Ramirez remains a victim of extreme racism which denies his family the justice they deserve.  link 

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

Republicans supporting the most Racist and Macarthist Senator Jeff Sessions

A Super Racist for the Senate Judiciary Committee, a Racist from Selma, Alabama. Dedicated to persecute Blacks and Commies.

Steve Benen from the Washington Monthly talks with Rachel Maddow.

Republicans want him to replace Senator Arlen Specter in that Committee - As the Ranking Republican in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Jeff Sessions says that some Whites are a shame to their Race for not persecuting Blacks. The Replacement for the Former Moderate Republican Arlen Specter.
Specter defected to the Democratic Party

Jeff Sessions addresses professional Blacks as "Boy", very offensive.

Lots of Racial slurs of this Racist Guy - Accusses everybody of being a "Communist"

Is there any doubt that the Republican Party is a "White Party" and the Enemy of all Minorities ?

The Republican Party is becoming more Right Wing and more Racist.

Read what Wikipedia Encyclopedia says of Senator Jeff Sesssions and his extremy right wing Activities :

Sessions had unsuccessfully prosecuted three civil rights workers (including Albert Turner, a former aide to Martin Luther King, Jr), on a case of election fraud for the 1984 election. Sessions spent hours interrogating black voters in predominantly black counties, finding 14 allegedly tampered ballots out of approximately 1.7 million ballots cast. The three civil rights workers were acquitted after four hours of jury deliberation.

On September 9, 2005, after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, Sessions called his former law professor, Harold Apolinsky, co-author of Sessions' legislation repealing the federal estate tax, which had lost momentum in Congress, and left a voicemail: "[Arizona Sen.] Jon Kyl and I were talking about the estate tax. If we knew anybody that owned a business that lost life in the storm, that would be something we could push back with."

Sessions was one of only nine opponents of Senator John McCain's anti-torture amendment. Sessions supports former Vice President Dick Cheney's proposal to exempt the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from any ban on the use of torture.

Sessions has been opposed to parts of the Voting Rights Act, which he described as a "piece of intrusive legislation." In 2006 he was in favor of letting it expire, and also said that Congress should consider if it was needed in some northern cities and states.[14] He later voted in favor of extending it.

Sessions has advocated the extension of FISA legislation to legalize the Bush Administration's wiretapping techniques"

Rachel Maddow Takes On Senator Jeff Sessions & His 'Racial Issues'

See Videos on Jeff Sessions Super Racist :

Vicente Duque