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Alex Sanchez Denied Justice...again (audio).
While Oscar Grants killer roams the streets free on bail, Alex is denied justice. FREE ALEX SANCHEZ!
On October 19, 2009, in a federal court house in Los Angeles, Alex Sanchez was once again denied justice and bail. Sanchez, a nationally recognized activist and peacemaker, is accused of maintaining ties to his former gang and participating in a conspiracy to murder. Father Greg Boyle, supporters and many concerned citizens of the Los Angeles area believe that Alex's case is built on weak evidence and that he was targeted due to his political activism specifically on police harassment and abuse. US Ninth Circuit Judge Manuel Real rejected Alex's bail due to assumed risk of flight. Over one-hundred supporters gathered outside the courtroom and demanded Alex's release and a fair trial. Included in the crowd of supporters was former State Senator Tom Hayden, author Luis Rodriguez, and Barrios Unidos founder Nane Alejandrez. Other vocal supporters have included UFW founder Dolores Huerta, Father Gregory Boyle, and hip-hop author Jeff Chang.
Alex Sanchez was working to create peace and unity amongst our young people. In the past decade he had changed his life drastically and founded Homie Unidos. His case could happen to any activist working for peace in their community. WE ARE ALL ALEX!
For more information or to support Alex Sanchez visit: http://www.wearealex.org
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