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Fremont PD Attack and Arrest 6 Anti-Minutemen Protesters on July 28th!

by Pachuco Sunday, Jul. 30, 2006 at 12:12 PM

Tell the Fremont Police Department that the whole world is watching!

According to on the ground eyewitness of the counter protest on July 28th, 2006 the Fremont Police department violently collaborated with The East Bay Coalition for Border Security, a racist affiliate of the fascist Minutemen, to attack and arrest upon orders from The East Bay Coalition for Border Security thugs counter protesters.

Shortly after the commencement of the counter-protest of the anti-immigrant, anti-Mexican East Bay Coalition for Border Security on the corner of Fremont Blvd. & Mowry Ave, the pro-human rights protesters outnumbered the (10- 15) Minutemen wannabes by 50 to 60 protesters. The fascist East Bay Coalition for Border Security, coming to the realization that the people of the bay area and Fremont would not let the manifestations of hate go uncontested, canceled their protest--- only to relocate southward bound on Fremont Blvd, in the Irvington district, on the corner of Fremont Blvd and Washington.

The East Bay Coalition for Border Security setup prior to the relocation of the counter protesters to the new destination. Fremont PD shortly followed. Six counter protesters arrived ahead of the
main group of protesters from the Fremont Blvd. & Mowry Ave. actions. As the small group of pro-human, anti-hate counter protesters arrived, the East Bay Coalition for Border Security thugs began to attack the group of three with picket sign sticks and bull horns. Then, according to eye witnesses, the Fremont PD then arrested the counter protesters! Six people in total were arrested, 4 adults and 2 juveniles.

Eyewitnesses state that Fremont PD took down statements from East Bay Coalition for Border Security thugs only. Ignored the eyewitness accounts of the counter protester; they refused to even write down statements! Then, the Fremont PD officers brought those who were arrested out of the squad cars so that the stories of the East Bay Coalition for Border Security thugs could be identified with each one of the counter-protesters detained, even though this was done over the objection of legal observers on site.

In addition, it was observed by many counter protesters that plain clothes Fremont Police officers where among the crowd of East Bay Coalition for Border Security hate mongers. This dynamic was not known until East Bay Coalition for Border Security began arresting the counter protesters--- they were Fremont PD! This is a travesty of justice and further proves that a culture of white supremacy flourishes among the Fremont police department.

Your help is needed!

First you must call the Fremont Police Department and demand two things: 1) that all the charges be dropped for the counter protesters arrested on Friday July 28th, 2006; 2) demand that Internal Affairs officers Sgt. Swadener and Sgt. Mazzone conduct an investigation of the actions of every Fremont PD officer at Fremont Blvd. and Washington Blvd. that evening. Let them know the whole world is watching!

Second you must call Congressman Pete Stark. Congressman Stark is a friend to peace and civil rights, he is an ally. Ask Congressman Stark to also make a formal inquiry into this deprivation of rights under color of law in Fremont, and that he also make a formal complaint to the Department of Justice Criminal Section. Congressman Pete Stark's contact information is listed below.

Third, call California Assemblymen Alberto Torrico. Assemblymen Torrico is a friend to peace and civil rights, he is also an ally. Ask the same of Torrico, demand that he make a formal inquiry into this deprivation of rights under color of law in Fremont, and that he also make a formal complaint to the Department of Justice Criminal Section. Assemblymen Torrico's contact information is listed below.

Fourth, Call the Department of Justice and ask that they make an investigation into the event of July 28, 2006. The DOJ's information is also listed below!

Fifth, Spread the word! Let the City of Fremont and the Fremont PD know that the whole world is watching!

Contact Information Below:

Fremont Police
Main Phone Number 510-790-6800

Internal Affairs
Sgt. Chris Mazzone

Sgt. Jeff Swadener

Congressman Pete Stark


239 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-226-3805 (fax)

39300 Civic Center Dr.
Suite 220
Fremont, CA 94538
510-494-5852 (fax)

Assemblymen Alberto Torrico
Dist. 20

Capitol Office
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0020
(916) 319-2020
(916) 319-2120 fax

District Office
39510 Paseo Padre Parkway
Suite 280
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 440 - 9030
(510) 440 - 9035 fax

Department of Justice Criminal Section

The federal criminal civil rights statutes provide for prosecutions of conspiracies to interfere with federally protected rights, deprivation of rights under color of law, the use or threat of force to injure or intimidate someone in their enjoyment of specific rights (such as voting, employment, education, public facilities and accommodations) and criminal housing interference.

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Criminal Section, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 514-3204
(202) 616-0372 - FAX
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