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11/1: Rally to Protest Delaying Tactics by the City of San Jose in the Tran case
by Coalition for Justice and Accountability
Tuesday Oct 25th, 2005 8:30 PM
rally on Tuesday November 1, 2005 at San Jose City Hall 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113 at 12 noon regarding the outrageous delaying tactics by the City of San Jose in the Tran case
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 21, 2005
For more information contact:
Richard Konda
Erin Gangitano
Asian Law Alliance
San Jose, CA 95112
408-287-9710

Rally to Protest Delaying Tactics by the City of San Jose in the Tran case
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied!

WHAT: Members of the community are invited to attend a rally to protest delaying tactics by the City of San Jose in the Tran case. The City of San Jose filed a Notice of Appeal in Tran V. City of San Jose. A Trial date had originally been scheduled for November 1, 2005 and then later rescheduled for December 2005. The delaying tactics by the City of San Jose may effectively deny the Tran family their day in court for 18 months to 2 years

WHERE: In front of San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

WHEN: Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 12 noon.

WHO: Members of the Community will protest the delaying tactics by the City of San Jose at a noontime rally in front of City Hall.

WHY: On July 13, 2003, Bich Cau Thi Tran, was shot and killed by San Jose Police Officer Chad Marshall as she stood in her kitchen with a Vietnamese vegetable peeler in her hand. The Tran family continues to pursue justice in this case through their civil lawsuit filed against the City of San Jose for violation of civil rights and wrongful death.

The San Jose City Attorney filed a motion for a summary judgment in the case of Tran v. the City of San Jose et. al. and argued that the case should be dismissed. The attorneys for the Tran family argued against the motion urging the Court to allow the case to continue to trial. The Honorable James Ware denied in part the City of San Jose’s motion for Summary Judgment and had rescheduled the Tran case for a Jury Trial in December 2005. However, the City of San Jose has filed a Notice of Appeal, the result of which may delay the trial in the case until some unknown date in the future. Attorneys Andrew C. Schwartz and Karen Snell of the law offices of Casper, Meadows & Schwartz and Felicita Vu Ngo of the Law Offices of Felicita Vu Ngo represent the Tran family.

Members of the Coalition for Justice and Accountability (CJA) demand that the City of San Jose negotiate in good faith with the attorneys for the Tran family and allow justice to be heard by agreeing to a trial date in December of this year. CJA formed in 2003 following the death of Ms. Tran and has advocated for justice in the Tran case and for changes in police practices.

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