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Sun Feb 27 2005 San Jose March for Rudy Cardenas
2/26/2005: A small march wound its way through the San Jose neighborhood where a high-speed chase one year ago ended in the death of Rudy Cardenas, at the hands of a State Narcotics Agent. Many in the hood talked with the marchers about Rudy and how to get freedom from police violence. Some joined the march.
Photos Of March And Interview With Rudy Cardenas' Nephew

Rudy Cardenas was shot and killed by State Narcotics Agent Michael Walker on Februrary 17th, 2004. He was mistaken for David Gonzales, who was a wanted parolee. Cardenas was shot in the back while pleading for his life. He was shot around 1:23pm on 4th & St. James in San Jose, CA. Rudy Cardenas then lay on the concrete bleeding while officers held back the paramedics. About a half an hour later paramedics were able to take him to the hospital. He was brought to the San Jose Medical Center with no pulse. They tried to revive him but it was too late. A mother lost her youngest son, and five children lost their father.
Past coverage of the Cardenas case: 2/4/05 | 10/26/04 | 9/25/04 | 7/17/04 | 6/26/04

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