Reminder: Tonight is the first Burritos on Bernal!
With this monthly memorial gathering and walk, we demand justice and express our amor (love) for Alejandro “Alex” Nieto!
Help take back Lovers’ Lane in honor of Alex Nieto!
Every 21st of the month!
5pm Meet at Precita Park. (Bring Your Own Burrito; sunflower seeds, chips, drinks, and conversation.)
6pm Memorial walk to northside slope of Bernal Hill (up Folsom Street)
Alex was shot to death by SFPD officers on March 21st, 2014 at 7:18pm for no justifiable reason. This is the first murder to ever take place on Bernal Hill dubbed Lovers’ Lane by locals of nearby traditional working class neighborhoods, after all the first teenage kisses and romances shared there across the ages. We demand that San Francisco neighborhoods remain a sanctuary space for minority residents! If you’re new in town, learn to talk to your neighbor! You’re the stranger!Come share a burrito and learn about Alex’s Story! https://justice4alexnieto.org/alex-story/
“KQED has obtained San Francisco Police Department dispatch audio that details officers’ response to a call about a man with a holstered weapon at Bernal Heights Park and the aftermath of the fatal officer-involved shooting of 28-year-old Alejandro Nieto.
“The March 21 shooting has stirred heated controversy between residents of central San Francisco’s Mission and Bernal Heights neighborhoods and the police department. Police Chief Greg Suhr said Nieto, who carried a Taser for his job as a security guard, pointed the weapon at responding officers and “tracked” them with a laser sight. He said officers, who were 75 feet from Nieto when they fired, thought the pistol-shaped, brightly colored Taser was a handgun.
“But Mission and Bernal Heights residents who knew Nieto say it’s unbelievable for him to have pointed the weapon at officers. Nieto often volunteered with neighborhood youth. He was a City College of San Francisco criminal justice student and aspiring juvenile probation officer who had interned with the city’s probation department.”
Read more at KQED News Fix.
Call for Community Action
Tomorrow, Monday, April 14th the parents of Alejandro Nieto will file a Claim against the City and County of San Francisco for the egregious and wrongful death of their son (28 years old), shot dead by San Francisco Police officers on March 21st, 2014 on Bernal Hill Park.
After the filing, on the front steps of City Hall at 3:00 p.m, a representative of the Nieto Family will make a brief statement to the press. Please support the family’s claim for justice by joining us at City Hall.
Llamado a la Acción Comunitaria
Mañana, lunes 14 de abril, los padres de Alejandro Nieto interpondrán una Reclamación en Contra de la Ciudad y Condado de San Francisco por el atroz e injustificado homicidio de su hijo (28 años de edad), quien fue muerto a tiros por oficiales del Departamento de Policia de San Francisco el día 21 de marzo de 2014 en el Parque Bernal Hill.
Interpuesta la reclamación, un representante de la Familia Nieto hará una breve declaración a la prensa, en la escalinata frente a City Hall a las 3:00 p.m. Por favor apoyen el reclamo de justicia de la familia acompañándolos en City Hall.
JUSTICE & LOVE FOR ALEX NIETO!
¡JUSTICIA & AMOR POR ALEX NIETO!
Please write, call, or email the District Attorney George Gascón to demand the indictment of the SFPD officers responsible for Alex’s death. You can use the pre-written letter below.
District Attorney George Gascón
Office of the District Attorney
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant Street, Room 322
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone: (415) 553-1751
I am writing in support of an indictment on criminal charges against the SFPD Sergeant and officers involved in the murder of Alejandro Nieto, on March 21st, 2014 on Bernal Hill.
If you do not pursue an immediate investigation leading to such an indictment, I will support the involvement of the Department of Justice of the United States of America in an outside investigation of this case.
It is our great pleasure to announce that we now have a formal focused committee of dedicated representatives to serve Alex’s spirit, family, friends, and community. “The Justice and Amor for Alex Nieto Committee” will be the official committee to produce positive functions so that we receive honest answers and accountability from the San Francisco Police Department. In peace and solidarity, we will work so that what happened to Alex does not happen again. We desire for people, especially youth of color, to be able to walk the San Francisco streets with dignity and respectability.
This coming Saturday, April 12 at San Francisco’s Cesar Chavez Parade in the Mission district we will host a booth with information about the Alex Nieto movement. Also, we will have sign-up sheets so that you can join a subcommittee that is relevant to your own passions.
This will be a long struggle, but we have faith that truth and amor will prevail. Alex was a beautiful soul who now lives within us. Let us revere Alex’s spirit by joining together for the betterment of our community, children, and future generations. We, committee members, embrace you as brothers and sisters.
Always Amor for Alex!
The Justice and Amor for Alex Nieto Committee:
Benjamin Bac Sierra
Maria Margarita Villalta
On April 2, 2014, Ben Bac Sierra was interviewed by Judy Drummond on KPOO about the shooting of Alex Nieto.