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ICE raid on el balazo
by bucanero
Friday May 2nd, 2008 6:06 PM
ICE raided at least 2 El Balazo locations
It appears today at least 2 locations of EL Balazo restaurant were raided by ICE agents. Witnesses on Haight Street in San Francisco reported up to 15 agents were involved in the raid around 10 AM May 2nd 2008. Simultaneously in Pleasanton apparently there was a raid as well, witness by an ICE supporter:
http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=&t=521
So far I haven't seen any corporate media accounts as of 5:50 PM. Univision Channel 14 was there later, perhaps some details soon.
In light of:
SF Ordinance #080532 and yesterday's demonstrations
[Proclaiming May 1, 2008 to be International Workers' Day, affirming San Francisco as a Sanctuary City, and urging the Congress of the United States to repeal the REAL ID Act of 2005]
Resolution proclaiming May 1, 2008 to be International Workers' Day, affirming San Francisco as a Sanctuary City, and urging the Congress of the United States to repeal the REAL ID Act of 2005. Supervisors Sandoval, Ammiano presented.REFERRED FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT COMMITTEE REFERENCE AGENDA AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING.
Again agents appear to be deliberately acting as rogue federal enforcement from the current administration and have no use for sanctuary cities.
§update
by bucanero Friday May 2nd, 2008 6:28 PM
Channel 2 reported :
11 El Balazo locations raided
63 arrests

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by Aurora
Saturday May 3rd, 2008 12:48 AM
Not much coverage yet, but there were these tv reports plus it was covered in Spanish TV channel 14 Taqueria El Balazo Raids http://cbs5.com/video/?id=33811@kpix.dayport.com KTVU Reports in Video that some detainees will be sent to Arizona http://www.ktvu.com/news/16144927/detail.html#
by Aurora
Saturday May 3rd, 2008 12:51 AM
Not much coverage yet, but there were these tv reports plus it was covered in Spanish TV channel 14 Taqueria El Balazo Raids CBS5 Report KTVU Reports in Video that some detainees will be sent to Arizona KTVU2 Report