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3/23 Event in Campaign for Justice for Rudy Cardenas
by Campaign for Justice for Rudy Cardenas
Thursday Mar 18th, 2004 9:03 PM
What: Meeting with the Human Relations Commission

When: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Human Relations Commission, 70 West Hedding, Board of
Supervisors Room, San Jose, California
PRESS RELEASE

CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE
FOR RUDY CARDENAS


Media Contact: justiceforrudy [at] hotmail.com
<mailto:justiceforrudy [at] hotmail.com>

What: Meeting with the Human Relations Commission

When: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Human Relations Commission, 70 West Hedding, Board of
Supervisors Room, San Jose, California
Contact: justiceforrudy [at] hotmail.com
<mailto:justiceforrudy [at] hotmail.com>


On Tuesday, March 23, 2004, the Campaign for Justice for Rudy Cardenas and
all people who have been victims of police abuse and police killings will
speak before the Human Relations Commission to petition the Human Relations
Commission to support the Campaign for Justice for Rudy Cardenas that a
policy be implemented before the City of San Jose that immediate
notification be given to the families of victims of police abuse and
killings; 2) that there be an open grand jury to disclose the intended
murder of Rudy Cardenas; 3) that any and all police agent or governmental
employee who has been involved in harassing, abusing or killing a civilian,
be prosecuted similarly as a civilian and sentenced similarly as a civilian;
and 4) that it is crucial to implement a civilian police review board
composed of victims of police abuse to determine the necessary action on any
and all police agents or governmental employees that harass, abuse or kill a
civilian.

The Campaign for Justice for Rudy Cardenas came about when Rudy Cardenas was
wrongfully shot and killed by California State police agent Michael Walker
on February 17, 2004 in San Jose, California. Apparently, the 12-year state
police agent was looking for another Mexican who was taller and heavier than
Rudy Cardenas. According to witnesses Rudy Cardenas was pleading for his
life with his hands up in the air. But Rudy Cardenas has been one of many
who have been shot and killed by either local or state police agents in San
Jose, California. A day after the murder of Rudy Cardenas another young man
by the name of Francisco Reyes was shot and killed by the San Jose police as
he tried to flee from the police, Gustavo Soto Mesa was shot and killed in
the back of his neck as he was running from the San Jose Police.
The family of Rudy Cardenas is looking for answers to the unjustifiable
death of their loved one and father of five.

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