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by Homies Unidos
Friday, Jun. 26, 2009 at 4:54 PM
In response to the FBI arrest of Los Angeles activist Alex Sanchez, the board of Homies Unidos has issued this statement:
The Homies Unidos Board stands united in full support, behind our executive director, Alex Sanchez and his family. For the past 11 years, Alex has been committed to helping bring about change in his community. He is an exemplary leader, respected colleague and dedicated husband and father. Just as we are confident in Alex's innocence, we are confident that Los Angeles and the nation will remember that an indictment is an allegation only. As stated in the FBI press release, "Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in court."
We have sought another path, a peacemaker's path, through intervention and prevention, and we remain committed to it. We appreciate the tireless work of peacemakers in all these arenas and the danger that sometimes accompanies it.
We thank our staff, partners, community allies and generous donors and funders who have supported our work during the past 11 years and encourage you to remember the positive impact that Homies Unidos has had on countless lives and improvements in our communities.
In Alex's absence, board and staff will continue to lead these important efforts and we ask for your support during this critical time.
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