Alex Nieto Coalition, Amilcar Perez Coalition and Mario Woods Coalition Historic day!!

 

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Today was a historical today at San Francisco City Hall! Resolution 51; The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to request The United States of America Department of Justice conduct an independent investigation into the shooting deaths of Alex Nieto, Amilcar Perez and Mario Woods!

This is a momentous time in the city of San Francisco, where two communities have come together to hold each other up as one. The African-American and Latino community have unified and decided that we will not lay down to the SFPD or the POA. The Mario Woods Coalition and The Alex Nieto Coalition have unified and dedicate their energy to keep the pressure on SFPD, The Mayor’s office, The Board of Supervisors and the Office Of Citizens Complaints. We will continue to demand for justice for all victims of police murders and police brutality.

Our Coalitions will continue to honor the lives of Mario Woods, Alex Nieto, Amilcar Perez, Kenneth Harding and all victims of police murders in the Bay Area and beyond. Our future generation needs us now and we will make sure fundamental changes are implemented in the San Francisco Police Department, because that’s where the core of the darkness is. 

We would like to publicly thank supervisors John Avalos and David Campos for reviving this resolution and the rest of the Board of Supervisors for passing it. We look forward to working with the board in the future and thank you for giving us a glimmer of hope in city government.

Sincerely,

Alex Nieto Coalition

Link to resolution: http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/resolutions16/r0030-16.pdf

Alex Nieto – Burritos on Bernal – Jan 21, 2016 @ 6pm

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Hello Community!

It’s the 21st and we will be meeting up on Bernal Heights (North-side). 1 year and 10 months ago Alex Nieto was shot and killed by SFPD. Since then many more have been shot and killed by SFPD and nothing has changed.

In the past few weeks you have seen Black and Brown unity and actions, let’s talk about it… The release of the film Lowrider Laywers: “Putting a City on Trial” has created so much buzz, let’s talk about it…The two year anniversary of Alex Nieto’s murder is fast approaching in March, let’s talk about it…One of the most important federal trials in San Francisco history will begin on March 1, 2016, let’s talk about it!!

There are so many historical actions that have happen, so let’s talk and eat! Bring whatever food you want to munch on. Let’s celebrate the young life of Alex Nieto with his parents Refugio and Elvira Nieto.

 

Here is the Facebook event,

https://www.facebook.com/events/947658231981385/

 

 

Lowrider Lawyers: “Putting a City on Trial”, release to the public!

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PRESS RELEASE:

JUSTICE AND AMOR FOR ALEX NIETO INVITES YOU TO SCREEN THE CRITICAL FILM THAT HAS TRANSFORMED THE NEWS:

       Lowrider Lawyers: Putting a City on Trial

NOW FREE TO THE PUBLIC ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZShexzreLBk

 

Please donate to the Alex Nieto Trial Fund!

(This will help supporters cover parking fees, transportation cost, lunch, and even babysitting fees for the Federal trial beginning on March 1, 2016)

 

In Lowrider Lawyers: Putting a City on Trial, the barrio community rises with creativity and amor for Alex Nieto. When the Homies discover that Alex, who had never even been arrested in his entire life, has been unjustly executed, they request that the heavy hitters handle the case. Caravanning with other fine rides, the Lowrider Lawyers lowride in a wine-colored 1966 Chevy Impala Convertible to the colonial courthouse, where indigenous danzantes drum out and stomp over evil spirits, and summon the truth into the justice system. A jury of peers, cholo homeboys and homegirls, listen intently to the evidence presented.

 

Using legal articulation, the Lowrider Lawyers begin with a clear, concise opening statement. They then move to critically examining the witness who actually saw the killing and contradicts the police narrative, a dog owner whose wolf-like dog attacked Alex, and the person, who without reasonable cause, called the police on Alex. The courthouse is then magically transformed into the barrio, where the last Lowrider Lawyer interrogates the police officer who killed Alex Nieto. Balmy Alley’s gentrification mural becomes the vibrant backdrop, and the Homies painted on the walls serve as the jury. Substantive answers from witnesses and the police are based on the actual San Francisco District Attorney’s Report, deposition testimony, and other true accounts.

 

Real footage of “Amor for Alex” marches and lowrider shows concludes this powerful, unprecedented type of film. Written and directed by Benjamin Bac Sierra and filmed and edited by Peter Menchini. Starring Homies from San Fran and around the Bay, San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ District Nine Candidate Edwin Lindo, national entertainer and singer Favi Estrella, and Stanford Law School graduate and international development consultant Adriana Camarena. Soundtrack by “Dr. Loco” (Jose Cuellar) and Favi Estrella.

 

For information about the film, contact Benjamin Bac Sierra, M.A., J.D. 415-225-4568

 

The following are critical reviews of the film, case, premiere event, and other information:

 

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSlypJz0DBA

 

 

Tim Redmond’s article in 48 Hills: Evidence in Nieto case casts doubt on police story:

http://www.48hills.org/2016/01/07/evidence-in-nieto-case-casts-doubt-on-police-story/

 

Click here to read the San Francisco Examiner’s report about the effects of the film:

http://www.sfexaminer.com/nieto-case-head-trial-contradictory-stories-witness-police/

 

Click here to read a review of the film and event, “Lowrider Lawyers” Put the City on Trial”:

http://www.48hills.org/2016/01/07/lowrider-lawyers-put-the-city-on-trial/

 

Click here to read an article about the “Lowrider Lawyers” film premiere:

http://missionlocal.org/2016/01/sf-mission-organizers-debut-film-on-alex-nieto-case/

 

“Lowrider Lawyers” Live Grand Premiere Show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GH0_WCj21s

 

 

Click on the link to read a critical article about “Lowrider Lawyers”:

https://todobododown.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/lowrider-lawyers-putting-a-city-on-trial-an-argument-for-action-and-imagination/

 

Click here to listen to the “Hard Knock Radio” Lowrider Lawyers Interview that goes from 30:50 to 59:50: https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=223018

 

Click on the link to find out more about Alex Nieto: https://justice4alexnieto.org/alex-story/

 

 

                        A Barrio Bushido and Maya Media Production

“Lowrider Lawyers: Putting a City on Trial” Critical Reviews

 

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Photo credit to Oscar Aguilar

After the “Lowrider Lawyers: Putting a City on Trial” event on Sunday, January 3, 2016, many people shared with me that it was the best event they have ever experienced in their entire lives. Perhaps the most powerful comment comes from veterana OG activist La Mesha Irrizary: I had not set a foot in a movie theater for the past 14 years, since SFPD killed my son at the Metreon, I am glad I got over my fear and came to the premiere !!

Before the film premiere of “Lowrider Lawyers: Putting a City on Trial,” director Ben Bac Sierra, poet Margarita Bac Sierra, and politically conscious iconic rappers Dregs One and Equipto performed for the packed audience at this unprecedented event at the Brava Theater in San Francisco’s Mission district. After the screening there was a community discussion panel including Roberto Hernandez, Edwin Lindo, Adante Pointer, and Thea Matthews.

Thanks to all who made this experience possible.

Now I present to you critical reviews of the film, case, and event:

Tim Redmond’s article in 48 Hills: Evidence in Nieto case casts doubt on police story:

http://www.48hills.org/2016/01/07/evidence-in-nieto-case-casts-doubt-on-police-story/

Click here to read a review of the film and event, “Lowrider Lawyers” Put the City on Trial”:

http://www.48hills.org/2016/01/07/lowrider-lawyers-put-the-city-on-trial/

Click here to read an article about the “Lowrider Lawyers” film premiere:

http://missionlocal.org/2016/01/sf-mission-organizers-debut-film-on-alex-nieto-case/

“Lowrider Lawyers” Live Grand Premiere Show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GH0_WCj21s

“Lowrider Lawyers: Putting a City on Trial” trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSlypJz0DBA
Click on the link to read a critical article about “Lowrider Lawyers”:

https://todobododown.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/lowrider-lawyers-putting-a-city-on-trial-an-argument-for-action-and-imagination/

Click here to listen to the “Hard Knock Radio” Lowrider Lawyers Interview that goes from 30:50 to 59:50: https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=223018

Click on the link to find out more about Alex Nieto: https://justice4alexnieto.org/alex-story/

A Solidarity Night March! #JusticeForAlexNieto and #JusticeForMarioWoods! 1.6.16

The Justice & Love for Alex Nieto Coalition and The Last 3 Percent Coalition present

A Solidarity Night March!

Wednesday 1.6.16

50th Anniversary of the 1966 Bayview Riots

SFPD has a rich history of violence enforced in black and brown communities. The Alex Nieto Case along with the Mario Woods case are direct examples of the detrimental effects of systematic racism, gentrification, and police impunity. In order to win justice for these two young men and our communities as a whole, we must unite! The goal of this March is to create solidarity not only with the families of Alex Nieto and Mario Woods but also the surrounding friends, family, and community members.

The march will start in two locations: Bernal heights and Bay View. Both groups will march towards each other until they meet for a culminating ceremony, which will include the breaking of the “Rosca de Reyes” bread between both families to symbolize solidarity. Please come out to help celebrate the lives of these young men, and the many others lost to state violence in San Francisco.

SOLIDARITY MARCH

Bernal Heights Park and Bayview – Two Location Starting Points

Start 5pmBernal Heights Park at Alex Nieto Memorial Site on northside ring road of Bernal Heights Park. Entrance to park is at 3448 Folsom Street, walk up to altar from this entrance.

Start 5:30pmBayview location – 3rd Street and Palou

All families and their communities who have suffered loss at the hands of SFPD are invited to this event! Bring your banners and raincoats and flashlights and spirit and love for your beloved stolen!

Love,

The Justice & Love for Alex Nieto Coalition
and
The Last 3 Percent Coalition

This event is part of…

A National Week of Action, Service, and Economic Resistance in honor of Mario Woods

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