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msedano Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-23-07 11:31 PM
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284. Justice: A Question of Race?
Edited on Fri Feb-23-07 11:34 PM by msedano
I'm surprised you weren't charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Everyone has heard the pen is mightier than the sword, so being shot by you musta scared the caca out of these fine officers.

There's hope for your case, if history can repeat itself. Back a few years, Low Rider Magazine journalist Roberto Rodriguez was charged with assault when he took photos of LA cops rousting a fellow as the local heat was shutting down kids' cruising on Whittier Boulevard. Rodriguez sued the LA Sheriff and won. He also went through years of harassment and outright fear. Best wishes to you on the case. I'm amazed the camera survived the incident, but glad to see the images might uphold your claims.

Here's Rodriguez on his book:
Justice : A Question of Race
Roberto Rodriguez

This work includes two books -- Assault With a Deadly Weapon & On the Wrong
Side of the Law. Both are works which were written in 1984 and 1986 -- work
which no one had interest in then and which were destined for the archives.
It is the story of Roberto Rodriguez's two police brutality trials and his
seven-and-a-half year quest for justice. Savagely beaten in 1979 by East L.A
Sheriff's deputies, Rodriguez faced charges of attempting to kill the
officers that almost took his life. The books reveal the underworld of police
brutality and the system that permits it to flourish.

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