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Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:02 PM

Beloved Cyclist "Chuey" Munkanta Beaten Unconscious and Arrested By Police

Posted by Kevin Montgomery on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 11:39am

Kachusha "Chuey" Munkanta is one of the most beloved figures in the San Francisco cycling community. He's known internationally for his hand-made cycling caps, made and sold right here in the Mission. And everyone, from MASH to PD Bird, know him to be a "peaceful" and "non-violent" person. He even delivers coffee, by bike, for De La Paz Coffee Roasters--a company undeniably of peace.

So it's with great shock and disgust that we learn of his arrest and police beating while trying to monitor SFPD's treatment of Latinos. A close friend of his forwarded along his story:

Thursday night/ Friday morning Chuey stopped on the side of the street in the Mission when he saw the cops having 4 Latinos lined up against a gate. He stopped to make sure the youth were being fairly treated.

The cops then asked him to cross the street, when Chuey said he couldn't observe from across the street. They (2-3 cops) jumped him as he was hugging his bike. They wrestled him to the ground then continued to push him into the ground, twisting his arm, slamming his head into the ground. He was in jail for almost 24 hours and released after his family paid bail. They charged him with 3 felonies for assaulting 3 cops with enough force to cause grave bodily harm and 2 misdemeanors for resisting arrest.


Chuey was released on $150,000 bail and arraigned yesterday afternoon at the Superior Court of California, where he was issued a public defender. Chuey is also faced with steep medical costs after having to visit the ER for his injuries, where doctors advised him to have a cat scan.

http://uptownalmanac.com/2012/10/beloved-cyclist-chuey-munkanita-beat-unconscious-and-arrested-police

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MrScorpio Oct 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #1
Blue Owl Oct 2012 #2
HooptieWagon Oct 2012 #3
Hutzpa Oct 2012 #5
Hutzpa Oct 2012 #4
eShirl Oct 2012 #6
libdem4life Oct 2012 #7
Kurovski Oct 2012 #8

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:07 PM

1. The Police State -- in a neighborhood near you

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:19 PM

2. I hope there's a special place in hell for cops like these

n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:25 PM

3. Sounds to me like 3 cops assaulted him, not the reverse.

And 150K bail is huge, what justification for that? I think he should hire a good lawyer and sue.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:38 PM

5. The feeling of justice

three officers jumped him and beat him to pulp yet he is left with an hefty bonds.

Something is definitely off here.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:36 PM

4. This is plain fucking wrong, observing from across the street led him to being beaten unconscious?

Looks like they wanted him.

This is truly an outrage.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 04:30 PM

6. Sounds like they're used to treating people like this and getting away with it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:01 PM

7. It's too damn close to the Oakland PD. Even a Very Blue State has this crap way too much.

Cycling Around While Hispanic

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:07 PM

8. K&R. (nt)

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