Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Are Followers from Phoenix Rising Rally Continuing to Heed Barbara Coe's Advice to "Lock & Load?" More Innocent Latinos Shot Near Border

At 5:00 am on Friday, June 12, five undocumented migrants who had crossed into the United States and were walking through the canyon near Rio Rico, AZ., were shot at with a high powered rifle by two unidentified white males wearing camouflage clothing. "The victims claimed no demands were made. They were just walking and fired upon,” said Sheriff Antonio Estrada. Estrada said when the group ran away from the shooters, one of the men, Manuel Esquer Gomez, 45, from Nogales, Sonora sustained a gunshot wound to the left forearm. As the group continued to run, the men stumbled upon skeletal remains of what they thought were two people.

Deputies from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, along with a U.S. Border Patrol special response team and air support, responded and found the skeletal remains of one man. Documents found on the man identified him as Alberto Donato Lopez, 40, from Puebla, Mexico. Lopez’s body was taken to the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson to determine the cause of death.

“It is unknown at this time if the deceased was killed or died of natural causes,” Estrada said. “There’s always a concern that these people could possibly be victims of violence.” Estrada said the Border Patrol tracked footprints from the scene of the shooting, but no suspects were found. “At this point we don’t know who they are,” said Estrada. “It’s perturbing to hear of people with high-powered rifles and camouflage. It raises some real red flags.”

This is the second reported shooting attack on migrants since Barbara Coe rallied the crowd at the June 5 Phoenix Rising rally to "Lock and Load."

Note: Unlike Sheriff Paul (Hollywood) Babeu, Sheriff Estrada is properly investigating this shooting as an attack on migrants and reporting the facts immediately to the public vs. refusing to release the 911 tape.

Group of illegal immigrants shot at, 1 wounded near Rio Rico

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Vicente Duque said...

Videos : Native American Indians : Apaches, Dakotas and Others participate in the Demonstrations against Arizona SB1070 in Phoenix - We were here, we are a single family, we mix our blood - The Banner of Indian Chief Seattle

Native American Indians joint the Protest against Arizona Racism :

An Indian says at the end of the second video : "This will be a long hot summer, a struggle to establish and assert our Human Rights" ... Others say "Our Latino and Mexica ( Indians ) Brothers and Sisters"

First Video

AhuitzotlTlazohtla — June 15, 2010 — On, May 29, 2010, more than 100,000 people marched in the streets of Phoenix, Arizona, to protest that state's new racist, anti-"Immigrant" laws (SB1070 & HB 2281). They were mostly members of the Mexicatl Nation (Chicanos & Mexicans), but the crowd was multi-racial, multi-ethnic & multi-popular. Particularly of note, were the non-Mexica, indigenous people, who came out to support their Mexica brothers & sisters, in the much needed spirit of Native Unity. Here is one example of that.

Indigenous Come Together To Fight Arizona's Racist Anti-"Immigrant" Laws

Second Video

UpTakeVideo — June 01, 2010 — May 29, Forth Snelling, Minnesota. Minnesotans of many ethnicities gathered to support the Arizona Boycott in protest of new immigration law (SB170) and to prevent introduction of similar laws here. The rally was combined with a Native American rally to take down Fort Snelling.The group marched to Fort Selling. After the rally, many entered without paying to occupy the parade ground in the fort. Outnumbered by police and threatened with confinement over the long weekend, the group left vowing to return.

AZ Law "Racist" Say MN Native Americans

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