FIVE Latinos were shot and killed by cops in the past week…and we barely knew it.*

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While the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile occupy the news waves, the shooting death of five Latinos this week slipped by.

Since last Sunday Vinson Ramos, Raul Saavedra-Vargas, Melissa Ventura, Anthony Nuñez and Pedro Villanueva were shot and killed by cops, but only a few local media barely reported their deaths…

Vinson Ramos was shot and killed by three police officers in a Jack-in-the-Box in Bell, CA. He was there with his girlfriend and her son.

http://patch.com/california/southgate-lynwood/knife-wielding-suspect-killed-police-idd-vinson-lee-ramos

Raul Saavedra-Vargas was shot in his car, when he refused to pull over for the police in Reno, NV.

http://heavy.com/news/2016/07/raul-saavedra-vargas-reno-nevada-chicken-wing-fest-shooting-suspect-name-photos-video-van-shot-police-shooting/

Melissa Ventura, a 24-year-old mother of three, was shot and killed by cops in her home in Yuma, AZ. The police were allegedly responding to a “domestic dispute.”

http://www.yumasun.com/news/yuma-police-id-person-fatally-shot-by-deputies/article_e9e08146-43d3-11e6-8894-e766e06d8440.html

In San Jose, CA the police responded to a “potential suicide” call. They drove to 19-year old Anthony Nuñez’s house and talked to him for 14 minutes. Then they shot and killed him…presumably to prevent the suicide.

http://www.latinorebels.com/2016/07/08/why-did-police-kill-anthony-nunez-video/

Pedro Villanueva was chased by undercover cops in an unmarked vehicle in Fullerton, CA. He had no idea that they were police. When Villanueva turned his car around to face them, they shot him dead in his car. Villanueva was also 19, the same age as Anthony Nunez.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/undercover-cops-chase-down-kill-teenage-driver/

The police reports on all five shootings have been vague. In all five of them, eyewitness testimony differs sharply from the “official version” released by the cops.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/4-Latinos-Killed-by-US-Cops-This-WeekAnd-Media-Ignored-It-20160708-0024.html

LATINO LIVES MATTER, TOO

The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were tragic and unjustifiable.

Their lives deserve to be commemorated, their deaths investigated, and their killers brought to justice.

Black lives matter.

But there appears to be a narrative in this country, where Latino lives do not exist.

How else can we explain it, when FIVE LATINOS are shot and killed by officers in the same week . . .and the nation is barely aware of it?

The mainstream media, and corporate America, have a great lesson to learn…

Latino lives matter, too.



*Note:  This article was originally published on July 10, 2016, with respect to events of July 2-9.

 

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83 Comments on “FIVE Latinos were shot and killed by cops in the past week…and we barely knew it.*

  1. I agree with most of this but Hispanic is not a race and until you recognize that you will always suffer. You keep denying your history

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  2. Wrong, they are black. More Africans went to South America, way more than in the United States

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  3. Your comment is dumb as hell. 90% of all African slaves went to South America. Your culture comes from Africa. The music, Santeria, the old garb, the food, the music instruments and the dance is all African. Go read a history book

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  4. I think all lives matter!! I ain’t racist and stand behind all these wrongful killings..In God’s eyes we’re all brothers and sisters ,we all have to to get right with God these are the last days we are living in the end of days.we all need to stand together as one I can’t stand all these killings n racial killings going on.We all need to pray
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    Pray Until Something
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    God bless all of us and our country everything is going to get worse!!

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  5. Wow…. Now is Puerto Rican …. But we are going all out with them…. Fuck the police….. Real Puerto Rican born and raise in Puerto Rico know how to shoot with cop we do it all time….. Wrong race to fuck with…

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  6. Considering antiblackness is very strong among Latin America… to the point that many Afro-Latinos (i.e., Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Brazilians, Mexicans, etc.) deny their black diaspora ancestries. Coalition building is absolutely needed. But that will always be stalled if the concern is an ethnocentric one. Hispanics rarely claim to be of color, are held in higher regard than black and brown folks, but clearly are not as high as white in this country. Hispanics will have to abandon their assimilation aims to get right with the oppressed people of color in the U.S. You can’t perpetuate anti-black racism and/or be complicit to white supremacy and its structural racialized oppression affecting all people of color, and be included in the movement to thwart it all for everyone. We have history of working together across ethnicity but those coalitions rarely stay functioning after the specific political project is “resolved.”

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  7. Yes they are bad cops out there like in all jobs but in all these cases the perpetrator attempted to murder other people, so these cops are not bad and are not in the wrong.

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  8. Communities dont need police to police! The community can hire people within there community to keep the peace. If the community was to donate 2 dollars a month to fund there own police I believe it will create jobs within them communities and keep the peace.

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  9. Well why don’t the Latinos join the Black Lives Matter movement and get the information on the killings of innocent Latinos out in the open? No one will know if you all don’t let your voices be heard, stand up! Black people have been battling police brutality for hundreds of years, this shit isn’t new. Come together and fight against the oppressor let them know Latino lives matter.

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  10. The thing is anyone else being killed OTHER Than Afro Americans might not fuel the Rage needed to start a Race WAR which is the Goal. So they don’t sensationalize the other deaths. They might mention them but that is all. The main issue is Black lives. The entire Country is focused on that. There is a lot of infiltration I in groups to instigate and manipulate everyone to force division in the masses. To use entertainers- sports people- ministers to tell people who to endorce who to Vote for is Taking Away Their Rights. Everyone is on some bandwagon. We are being played by the powers That Are And to blind and BRAINWASHED to see it. MY Opinion ONLY
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  11. I’m not going disclose whether I’m black, brown, pink, yellow or green or whether I’m lationo, chicano, Mexican American etc. What I will ask is why are we turning against each other. That’s exactly what our government wants so they can declare us out of control and call for Martial Law. Many of you will laugh but think about it in the past years how many of our rights have been taken away. We need to unite as 1 nation and remind our goverment they work for us. “WE THE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF THEIR BULLSHIT” DIVEDED WE FALL, UNITED WE STAND”

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  12. As a Puerto Rican (Latina) I have been forever trying to bring to the public awareness, that us Hispanics have become the low man on the totem pole. For years I have seen insensitivity towards Hispanics especially in Southern States, such as North Carolina from both the Black and White communities. And it’s due to that fact Hispanics, have not raised thier voice as they should. Unless of course your Mexican (nothing against Mexicans of course) then you have all these nonprofit organizations jumping in to help! There are so many different cultures under the Hispanic umbrella. This is not an issue that is effecting one group of Hispanic/Mexican or one Race/African American. It’s a serious issue that’s becoming a serious problem in the killings of People/persons of color. Individual Killings, weither your African American or Hispanic, is not your problem nor mine but OURS. Let’s fight this issue together in solidarity.

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  13. Then make some noise people!!! It’s preferable in this society to sit down and shut up when it comes to I justice committed against people of color.

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  14. US police killings are racially proportionate to US poverty, which makes sense given that most victims of all races are poor. The problem with #BlackLivesMatter is it ignores 3/4 of the problem and it erases the group that’s more likely to be killed by the police, American Indians. We need an inclusive movement for police reform that leaves out none of the victims.

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  15. All this nonsense about who matters!! None of us matter to SATAN. SATAN is the prince of this earth and he is using each and everyone of us that have not yet come to God thru Jesus Christ. We have forgotten about God & on how to love one another. We have to learn how to love ourselves to be able to love each and every other person. Those police officers that do not carry the Love of God for civilians can and will commit inhumane actions as well equally can any other human being. It’s simple. Love is the answer and God is Love. I’m not preaching I don’t even go to church but once I learned how to love God everything else came easy. Put effort towards prayer not protest. You Matter !!!💕

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  16. I apologize for not feeling the pain that I surely now. I as a black man have know since 1953 that some of my brothers spoke Spanish. Please make a noise loud enough for all to hear. When it come time to make a stand. Brother hold your brothers hand.

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  17. I just saw this on Facebook, and it’s important that everyone continues to share it. I shared on my blog. All of us have to work together to fight injustice and oppression. If we work together, we are the majority.

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  19. As a Latina, in their eyes, I am a conquered 3rd world race. In my eyes, I am a child of God created in His imagine.

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  20. Most Latinos are NOT black. I’m black and NOT interested in uniting with them but I am particularly horrified at the killing of this young mother of three.

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  21. Protest your local news affiliates. Make THEM cover the stories YOU want them to cover, boycott their advertisers until they do.

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  22. While it is fucked up that Latinos are being executed by law enforcement, It’s not the responsibility of #BlackLivesMatter to speak up for them. They need to come up with their own movement just like we did. Don’t look at our movement as some mule to carry other groups of people, especially when those groups have, for the most part, sat quietly while we blacks took hell. Don’t Co-op over movement!

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  23. Black people have been very vocal about oppression and abuse. Although we make up 13% of the population, we have always expressed our displeasure of mistreatment. It is not a competition. We all have to stand against injustice in the land of the free. #brownlivesmatter #redlivesmatter #yellowlivesmatter TOO

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  24. We sure do. Our lives count also no matter of the skin color we all matter!

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  25. Ms. Mimi you need a history lesson.Most Hispanics have an overwhelming high percentage of indeginousIndian blood.Do we have some African blood?Sure,but for example in Puerto Rico our ancestors are mostly Taino Indian,followd by European-Spanish,French.Italian,Portugese.Dutch,Germsn.German Jewish,etc,and African.You should know culture and customs comprise what a people are,not solely skin color.That is why Hispanics of color most of them will say they are Hispanic not black.I remember many times BlackAmericans calling my husband,”Mira,mira”,poking fun at him cause he was Puerto Rican and not black ,although he was brown skinned,and I picked on cause I looked as they said a “white girl”.So pls don’t get it twisted.Do we have similar economic-social problems,sure.Because we are both minorities,not the same culturally.So if we were the same we wouldn’t have been jumped on for being Latino.I accept all the cultural groups and ethnicities that make me Latina,and am aware of all the influences we have,especially my Taino Indian background.

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  26. and to be correct. Latino is not a race. So learn your history and get a DNA test to see whats in your blood. You will see a bunch of black ancestors hidden in there. So all this hatred for black people is stupid. So we can protest? Blame the media if it isn’t widespread. Blame the people too. If you have an issue, find out how many “Latinos” are protesting before you blame black people? Using us as a scapegoat. Get the fuck outta here!!!

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  27. wait wait…..so why is it black American’s fault this news wasn’t widely spread? To me this is your fault. If your people don’t fight and stand up against this shit. why would you blame someone else? Black people support all injustices. So fucking ignorant.

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    Nowhere in the article does is state, or even imply, that this is the “fault of black Americans.”

    In fact, the article states that Black lives matter. The article also states that: “The mainstream media, and corporate America, have a great lesson to learn…Latino lives matter, too.”

    You are arguing against words that do not exist in this article.

    –Nelson Denis

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  28. Actually these stories were reported. Just like black people,Latinos have to stand up and fight. We cannot wait for black people to do all the work within this movement. The reason we don’t have the airtime like black folks is because, majority of us stay silent. Wake up and fight Latinos!

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  29. Latinos are black now ? Looool ! It looks like Black Americans wanna claim everything and pretend its theirs ! Keep dreaming Black Americans ! Keep dreaming !!!

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  30. it’s so important to see how a system violently targetting Black lives is hurting us all. this is a perfect example. the Black lives matter movement was built to liberate us all

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  31. Latinos are black! Stop with all this division!! Most “Latinos” Deny their African roots. We are at War. Its time to unite

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  32. Makes some noise. Protest. Don’t be quiet. Why bitch and complain about the news being directed elsewhere if your not doing anything to raise awareness to the masses.
    The article is a start

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  33. I DON’T BELIEVE THAT 239 WHITES, HAVE BEEN KILLED BY POLICE THIS YEAR! AND, WHY IS IT THAT LATINOS KILLED (MURDERED) BY POLICE ARE NOT ACCOUNTED FOR? THIS IS AN INDICATION THAT LATINO’S LIVES DON’T MATTER!!! SO IMAGINE IF DONALD TRUMP BECOMES PRESIDENT. IT WILL BE A FREE FOR ALL IN AMERICA!

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  34. My cousin was shot and killed by police. He had a knife….standing 30 feet away from cops. They blasted away on him. My fam (but not me watched the video) they have asked the news station to air the video so people can see that cops were in the wrong….till this day the video has not been shown to the public.

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  35. Dangit! I’m Latino. I should have taken the opportunity to steal a TV from Walmart! I really do need a new TV. Mine is not big enough.

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  36. None of these have been caught on camera, I believe thats why there is not much media new or outrage. We SAW Sterling and Castile get shot on tv and on social media. Seeing and hearing are two different things.

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  37. black lives and spanish speaking lives are the same thing. both have african decent. the spanish speaking are mixed with white and african unless u are 100 european than you are just a spanish speaking eurpopean.

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  38. When Latinos and Native Americans are murdered by police I mourn very deeply because I know you are my brothers and sisters even though a lot of you guys don’t want to recognize and admit the true blackness you originated from.

    One day we all will be awaken by The Most High to know who we are and accept one another Latinos, Blacks and Native Indians as true blood brothers and sisters and put us in our rightful position and that’s having dominion over the entire earth and it’s creation.

    We should come together and stop hating and fighting one another because the establishment created this by design to separate and conquer us as a people. They know once we wake-up to the truth and come together, we will be a force to be recognized.

    When a Latino and Native American is murdered by police we need to know and protest against it and make it aware by the entire earth. I AM MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS KEEPER!!!

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  39. This article expresses a legitimate concern for the lives of people outside the U.S. and should be carried through to its logical conclusion to an examination of the deaths of people in other countries who are victims of U.S. military aggression. Of the millions of such people we need only consideration the butchery of millions of Iraqis.

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  40. Wow,my condelences goes out to the families of these five people.My Question is what are the police really being taught?This doesn’t make sense.We BETTER FIND A SOLUTON IR THERE WILL BE STRAIGHT CHOAS

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  41. I agree. Latino Lives Matter. But it seems that a great portion are satisfied to wait for trickle down civil rights. I don’t see you (not you) in these streets protesting these murders. I don’t see my Latino brothers and sisters creating awareness nonstop. I do see a great number of Latinos side with police when black lives are murdered. Got something to say? ***Passes mic***

    Btw, black people very often speak up for our Latino brothers and sisters. However, black people cannot be held responsible to take up every fight for every group. Get out in the street. Got something to say? ***Passes mic***

    Also, saying All Lives Matter, is ignorant. Either you understand that or not. Point blank period. Get out there and “yell” Latino Lives Matter. Don’t be scared. You would be surprised at who has your back and would join in the “yelling.”

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  42. Latino brothers and sister need to step up and speak up and not stop. ***Got something to say?*** ***Passes microphone***

    Honestly, I see more Latino folks defend the police when it comes to the unlawful murder of black citizens.

    Black people often speak out against the persecution of all folks but don’t get it twisted, black folks are in no way obligated to speak for every minority group. ***Got something to say? Passes microphone***

    Speak up

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  43. Just a memo for those with understanding(take it or leave it)…”Latin” is a language that was spoken in Rome…we are not a language…we are a people…a conquered, mixed, tampered with and diluted people, b.u.t. we are nonetheless, MELANATED [black] people…same goes with pacific islanders, indians(asian), native americans(north and south), southeast asians, africans…the world is black…there was once a time even Europe was black before the onset of the white race…so when we say “black lives matter”, it means ALL non whites!!!!

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  44. While any death is a shame these are five more examples that all individuals regardless of their race , creed , color or religion must cooperate and comply with the nations law enforcement . What is it going to take for everyone to understand that it is extremely dangerous for our men and women in uniform to hit the streets and protect our country . The time of protest and resistance is not when you are being detained or questioned by armed police officers .

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  45. First, I want to say how much I appreciate this post for bringing these tragic news to everyones attention, and also thank all those who seek out the truth on their own and don’t rely on mainstream media. Because its not a surprise that mainstream media controls the narrative always. Media is such a well oiled machine of selective stories that if falls on our shoulders to let people know the Injustice that is also happening to our people. Be they Latin, Pacific Islander, Native American, African-American, etc… It is up to us ALL(all people that are not white) to stand up for ourselves and each other. To help each other & others (white people also) to bring unity and understanding to all those willing and wanting to make change for the better and to bring about TRUE EQUALITY..

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  47. Some Facts About deaths by police

    518 people have been shot and killed by police in 2016.
    Of that:

    239 = white,
    127 = black,
    80 = Hispanic,
    23 = classified as other
    49 = not race identified.

    Also, Native Americans are some of the highest statistics of deaths by police.

    In addition, between July 3 and July 9, five Latinos were shot and killed in the U.S. by police, according to TeleSUR, a public news outlet sponsored by various Latin American governments.

    The incidents happened during the same week as the high-profile deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both black men.

    Why aren’t we mourning Vincent Ramos or Pedro Villanueva or Anthony Nuñez who was killed by police when he was trying to commit suicide?

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  48. When Jennifer Lopez says All Lives Matter she is deluged with hate mail. Latinos need to stop enabling this. It is time for the racist rhetoric to stop and we should be focusing on the fact that lives of Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and Latinos are being lost right alongside black lives. The fact that the news agencies refuse to cover this should be reason enough for all these groups and anyone supporting fair media coverage to boycott these news agencies and send them a deluge of letters demanding they stop the yellow journalism of this issue.

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  49. Thank you for stating what should be the obvious. The idea that Latinos, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders and others should settle for trickle down civil rights, right behind the lives of blacks or any other culture or race is disgusting. So I proudly say ALL LIVES MATTER, whether or not the so-called “white liberals” or racists of any culture or race think it is appropriate or not. It’s not that I don’t feel for the families of black lives. It’s that I wonder why both blacks and whites have no interest in Latino lives or Pacific Islander lives, or Native American lives murdered by police. And if they do, then why aren’t they discussing the fact that the media is ignoring this. Instead, they say it will come to you, “Wait your turn” in so many words. As a Latina, I find that disgusting!

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  50. I read your book and found it enlightening. I also enjoy your blog but I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that murder of the 2 black men have gotten such national attention because there is video evidence. Otherwise it would have been swept under the rug as yet another justifiable shooting. The murder of blacks in the United States by police and them escaping punishment is as old to this country as lynch mobs. Of course Latino Lives Matter but your words actually echo the sentiment of “All Lives Matter” which is a supremacist means of distracting the populace from the fact that black men in America have a target on them. I also wonder of the Latino Lives Matter movement that your positing will address white privilege in the Latino community and encompass black Latinos as well. Because when black Latinos are pulled over by the police, to some officers they are just another black face with a huge target painted on it.

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  51. The issue is that Latinos don’t unite to make there voices heard unlike BLM, not only do they use the social media to create petitions but they also involve there churches to protest until justice is served. Where are the families of the murdered victims? they should pool together and unite people for their cause.

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  52. El problema del descrimen en EU es violento, constante pero se brega a nivel grupos. La injusticia se debe denunciar no importa qué color tenga la persona. Siempre se repite ” El West Side Story “, mientras no se eduque, donde la gente ponga su valor en el color de su piel seguirán y aumentará el descrimen y los abusos. Repito la ignorancia y las inseguridad es quien trae miedo a las diferencias. ” Yo tengo que estar con los míos para sentirme seguro”. Nosotros, los latinos, desgraciadamente en EU seguimos los estilos norteamericano, se nos ve como latinos, nosotros como puertorriqueños, cubanos, mejicanos, venezolanos, etc. Y cada cual para su lado. El cambio, tiene que venir la unión y la denuncia constante.
    Medios como este ayudan a que haya conciencia del gravísimos problema de violencia y descrimen. Todos tenemos que alzar nuestras voces, pedir a nuestros líderes que denuncien y exijan cambios y justicia. Hay que actuar.

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  53. Is there a spanish-surname equivalent to Johnson? We need one real soon.
    Se nececita in Juancho que esté

    dispuesta hacer justicia.

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  55. ALL lives matter no matter what the race or ethnicity, including lives of law enforcement. We need respect for the sacredness of lives of all humans including lives of law enforcement.

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  57. Reblogged this on Truth- A Right to Fight For… and commented:
    This is what I’m saying,… Black and Brown communities; we need to unite… All of us together, gang bs aside, ‘color’ and whatever else causes a grudge aside; Black men are murdered by police at horrific rates with Hispanics coming in a too close second… Imagine if the Black & Brown joined up??? *Something to think on…

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  58. Jesus Christ. What’s happening to your country.

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  59. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ATTENTION: it’s not only blacks! It’s anyone who is different than them. How come this isn’t in the mainstream media?
    A Latino movement needs to be organized too!!

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  60. THE WHOLE WORLD IS IN TURMOIL, AND –SATAN— IS REJOICING ! THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE , DOING –HIS– EVIL DEED AND THEY DO NOT EVEN KNOW IT. ****** ALL LIVES MATTER—- WHO CARES ABOUT THE RACE, THE COLOR OF THE SKIN, THE SEXUAL ORIENTATION, THE RELIGION, OR WHERE THEY COME FROM. —GOD LOVE HIS CHILDREN ALL THE SAME. BUT THERE IS SO MUCH , HATE, GREED AMBITION , ENVY, AND INSECURITIES IN MOST HUMANS, THAT INSTEAD OF APPROACHING EVERY SITUATION, THINKING BEFORE ACTING, THEY THROW ALL CAUTION TO THE WIND, AND AND FALLOW THE —DEVILS COMMAND. THAT IS WHY THIS WORLD IS SO ROTTEN, AND SOME HUMANS WITH IT., SUCH A PITY, THAT THERE IS –NO LOVE, UNDERSTANDING AND TOLERANCE IN THIS HUMANITY.

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  61. ALL lives matter! But we are spoon fed what the media and politics choose to give public attention while they manipulate something else that they’re doing that requires distractions.

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