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Police raid at Ramona Gardens- video and info-2/29

by police brutality Sunday, Mar. 02, 2008 at 12:34 PM

Police raid at Ramona Gardens 2/29

On Friday February 29, 2008 five members of my family were arrested without cause. This video ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=CxQs93lkFME ) documents the first arrest and the police unlawfully entering my grandmothers home. The videographer for this video, my aunt, was also arrested . In total five members of my family were taken in (3 uncles and 2 aunts). Two of my uncles, after being handcuffed, were taken to a secluded location where they were beaten. The police tried to provoke them to fight back during this beating. After hearing about this I went to the Hollenback Police station to check on the status of my family. I was told to go back to the projects by officer Villaneda (badge #33642). He then proceeded to tell me that I watch too much TV. Sergeant Provincio also explained that my family has been an issue with them for years. I suspect that this comment is connected to my family's involvement in activism against police brutality that began when my uncle was killed in 1989 by police. When I tried to communicate to police officers by further explaining my role in working with at-risk youth to create job opportunities and the potential for enrollment in college and some of the programs I've been involved with in Ramona Gardens, officer Provincio proceeded to tell me I was a hypocrite because I didn't directly involve the police in my efforts.

Just last year Mauricio Cornejo, a resident of Ramona Gardens, was beaten and taken into custody by officers from the Hollenback Division where he died as a result of his injuries. Members of my family, including my father, have been active at meetings to address the situation and spoken publicly against the excessive police presence in Ramona Gardens and their tactics. The following is a link to an LA Times article about this incident:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/me-newgang3,0,4365438.story?page=1

As many of you know these issues are central to my work. I am concerned for the safety of my family as well as the community of Ramona Gardens. I am currently trying to gather as much information as possible. The following is a list of my family members that were arrested and what they were charged with. Police have not given any compelling reason as to why they entered my grandmothers residence to begin with.

Yolanda Galindo (videographer), Charged with Resisting Arrest Gloria Galindo, Charged with interfering with a police officer Edward Galindo, Charged with interfering with a police officer Moses Galindo, Charged with making criminal threats Elvis Galindo (man in video being arrested), Charged with making criminal threats

Our family is currently seeking legal counsel. If anyone has any information about potential lawyers please contact me via my mobile phone at (310) 384-0224.

You can also help by contacting Councilman Jose Huizar in the 14th Council District and expressing your thoughts about this incident. The following is his contact information:

200 N. Spring Street, Room 465 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Phone: (213) 473-7014 Fax: (213) 847-0680 councilmember.huizar@lacity.org

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You are going to have to do better Sgt. York Monday, Mar. 03, 2008 at 7:21 PM
Yet another educated "peace" officer conveys his disdain for the community Inner Cities Under Siege Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2008 at 5:25 PM
Need Some Clarification mous Friday, Mar. 07, 2008 at 12:39 AM
emm old dawg Sunday, Mar. 09, 2008 at 10:47 AM
Fight Back!!!! Marego st. res. Thursday, Mar. 13, 2008 at 6:58 PM
Fight Back!!!! Marego st. res. Thursday, Mar. 13, 2008 at 6:59 PM
Mr Gente para justicia Thursday, Mar. 13, 2008 at 7:44 PM
Mr Gente para justicia Thursday, Mar. 13, 2008 at 7:45 PM
Fight Back? Concerned Citizen Friday, Mar. 14, 2008 at 12:54 AM
Keep up the Good Work Ruben Friday, Mar. 14, 2008 at 4:49 AM
Keep up the Good Work Ruben Friday, Mar. 14, 2008 at 4:49 AM
mr resident of RG Friday, Mar. 14, 2008 at 8:44 AM
revolt! justme Friday, Mar. 14, 2008 at 2:28 PM
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HAZARD GANG VS LAPD GANG EDDIE HERNANDEZ Friday, Mar. 14, 2008 at 5:21 PM
"Fight Back" Blu9ght Friday, Mar. 14, 2008 at 5:32 PM
"Fight Back" Blu9ght Friday, Mar. 14, 2008 at 5:33 PM
respond grwuointhehood Saturday, Mar. 15, 2008 at 2:53 PM
sounds like the law Another View Sunday, Mar. 16, 2008 at 1:03 AM
respond grwuointhehood Sunday, Mar. 16, 2008 at 8:51 AM
Citizen Citizen Monday, Mar. 17, 2008 at 10:48 AM
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gangs are a response Police State News Monday, Mar. 17, 2008 at 12:16 PM
Don't be escared estupid!!! The only nigga with a brain on this biatch Monday, Mar. 17, 2008 at 1:42 PM
respond grwuointhehood Monday, Mar. 17, 2008 at 3:13 PM
Don't be escared estupid!!! The only nigga with a brain on this biatch Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008 at 4:31 AM
respond grwuointhehood Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008 at 6:40 AM
Don't be escared estupid!!! The only nigga with a brain on this biatch Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008 at 7:18 AM
Don't you use Gerard & Malo A lady with balls & education Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008 at 9:48 AM
To "another view" meat and potatoes Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008 at 12:05 PM
To "police state" meat and potatoes Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008 at 12:17 PM
Thank you Meat and potato The only nigga with a brain on this biatch Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008 at 1:12 PM
Nigga and Brains are not Synonymous Meat and Potatoes Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008 at 2:04 PM
Thank you Meat and potato The only nigga with a brain on this biatch Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008 at 4:58 PM
word hash Police State News Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008 at 6:48 PM
knew it... Police State News Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2008 at 3:59 PM
interesting point here Police State News Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2008 at 4:34 PM
To police state news... same as before Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2008 at 4:59 PM
what was that, Officer. Oinkers? -pop- Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2008 at 5:07 PM
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Hey "pop" same as before Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2008 at 5:44 PM
oh yeah Police State News Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2008 at 6:24 PM
"real social significance" Police State News Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2008 at 3:35 AM
fuck the boys in blue! hollenbeck pd earned no respect from families Sunday, Apr. 06, 2008 at 11:59 AM
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