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Justice for Michael Nida II, Murdered October 22, 2011 by Downey Police

by Lashonte Mayer & Lima Harris Friday, Jan. 06, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Michael Nida was an innocent, unarmed, husband and father of four, who was murdered by Downey Police on October 22, 2011. He was simply minding his own business and preparing for a pre-birthday celebration night out with his wife.

Justice for Michael ...
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I'd like to share some important information with you about a disgusting epidemic that is taking place in our community and our very backyards, Los Angeles County, specifically Downey, California.

Michael Nida, was a dear friend of my husband and I. He was murdered by Downey Police on October 22, 2011. We, the family, friends, and supporters of Michael Nida, have been working together to obtain answers and seek justice for this unjust murder.

Michael Nida was an unarmed, innocent man, who was gunned down at the hands of the Downey PD in an admitted case of mistaken identity. He was not a criminal; he was a loving husband and father of four. He was

a union carpenter who worked hard to provide for his family, and also volunteered his time in his community as a coach for youth sports teams. The Downey PD admits that they were pursuing Michael Nida because they thought that he was an armed robbery suspect. However, no

non-lethal methods were used in apprehending him, and their police error resulted in his death. He was on a date with his wife and had briefly stopped at a gas station when he was shot and killed by an officer yielding an MP5 submachine gun.

Authorities Admit Wrong Man Fatally Shot by Downey Cops Who Were

Looking For Robbery Suspect:,0,3667028.story

Two of the four homicides committed in Downey this year were committed by on-duty Downey Police Officers in October 2011. Other than Michael Nida, the Downey PD also shot and killed Manuel Vargas, a homeless man,

ten days earlier. Shockingly, these police murders go back even further. A year prior, the same PD also killed Steven Bours, a decorated Iraq War veteran. In 2002, the same MP5 machine gun was used to kill Gonzalo Martinez! Martinez's murder was captured on video, clearly showing that he was unarmed with his hands up in the air as he

was brutally shot to death.

Other Downey PD Killings:

We need to put an end to this horrible epidemic, so as to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again! We are attending every scheduled Downey City Council meeting to speak out against this injustice and demand change! The next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at

7:30 p.m., located at 11111 Brookshire Avenue, Downey, CA 90241. Please join us there for support, and spread the word to others you know of who may be interested in supporting as well! We welcome all of the positive support we can get! We have been rallying to bring an end to racial profiling and police misconduct, and are demanding better

training for police officers in non-lethal methods. We have also met with a state assembly member to discuss legislation restricting the use of the MP5 submachine gun in non-SWAT standard policing.Your support in

our efforts would be greatly appreciated.

Please share the petitions initiated on behalf of Michael Nida, killed 10.22.11. There is much more information about the murders by Downey Police at the online petitions. Here are the links:

Justice For Michael Nida, Stop The Use Of Lethal Force By Police:

Help Michael Nida's kids change the laws:

Thank you for your support as we fight for Justice for Michael Nida II and his family!

Lashonte Mayer & Lima Harris


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Michael and his family

by Lashonte Mayer & Lima Harris Friday, Jan. 06, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Michael and his fami...
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Michael was a loving husband and father, not a criminal!

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Stop Killer Cops!!

by Lashonte Mayer & Lima Harris Friday, Jan. 06, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Stop Killer Cops!!...
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We must bring an end to this horrible epidemic, once and for all!

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Letter From Ricardo Lara

by Lashonte Mayer & Lima Harris Friday, Jan. 06, 2012 at 8:33 PM

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Mr. Ricardo Lara, Chairman, Assembly Joint Legislature Audit Committee Assembly Member, Fiftieth District was moved to write the above letter to the Downey City Council members after a meeting with one of our fellow Nida's Rydas.

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Statement made by Downey PD

by Lashonte Mayer & Lima Harris Friday, Jan. 06, 2012 at 8:33 PM

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Downey PD have not called Michael's family at all to offer their condolences. Instead, they made the statement in the above letter.

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Nida's Rydas

by Lashonte Mayer & Lima Harris Friday, Jan. 06, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Nida's Rydas...
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We are those who loved Michael & love him still

& fight 4 his Justice until achieved... WE WILL!

We are Nida's Rydas! One Love!

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Downey City Council Meeting Protest

by Lashonte Mayer & Lima Harris Friday, Jan. 06, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Downey City Council ...
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Michael's family and friend's hold up their signs for Michael's Justice at a Downey City Council meeting.

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R.I.P. Michael Nida II

by Lashonte Mayer & Lima Harris Friday, Jan. 06, 2012 at 8:33 PM

R.I.P. Michael Nida ...
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May Michael Nida II rest in peace and may his family and friend's one day find a sense of peace, when Justice for him has at last been served!

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