Carlos Montes demands justice for Manuel Jimenes at community meeting. (Fight Back! News/Staff)
The following article is from Fight Back! News:
Los Angeles, CA – The Guatemalan community, especially the indigenous Mayan sector, has been protesting and angry over the brutal killing of their community member Manuel Jamines. Jamines was shot in the head and body on a busy street in the late afternoon in the Pico Union, a Central American community, by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on Sept. 5.
At least two witnesses have said that Manuel was not armed and no threat to anyone. Police and one witness claim that Manuel Jamines had a knife and wielded it at police. Police claim to have shouted to Manuel in English and Spanish to yield, but the community says that Jamines only spoke a Mayan language native to Guatemala. Continue reading
The following editorial is from Fight Back! News:
Continuing the Struggle for Immigrant Rights in 2010
Year One of the New Administration Saw Change but not Progress
By Fight Back! Editors | February 12, 2010
One year ago Chicanos, Mexicanos and Central Americans celebrated the end of the eight years of Bush administration. In addition to launching two wars and ushering in the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, the Bush administration stepped up repression against immigrants. Raids and deportations of workers by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) doubled, redoubled and then doubled again under Bush. The Bush administration implemented the notorious 287(g) program, where ICE teamed up with local police and sheriffs allowed racists such as Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio to harass Chicanos, Mexicanos and Central Americans. The October 2006 “Secure Fence Act” stepped up the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border, contributing to the deaths of more and more immigrants trying to enter the United States.
Posted in Chicano Liberation, Immigrants Rights
Tagged 287(g), Central Americans, Chicanos, CIR-ASAP, comprehensive immigration reform, Democratic Party, Fight Back!, ICE, immigrant rights, Immigration and Customs Inforcement, Immigration Reform Act, Jeff Flake, Joe Arpaio, Luis Gutierrez, May Day, Mexicanos, national oppression, Secure Fence Act, STRIVE act