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We Are All James Rivera! Boy murderd by Stockton Ca, PD

by Crew ( [at]
On the morning of July 22 at around 11:30 16 year old James Rivera was assassinated in premeditated murder, according to his family and witnesses.

According to James Rivera's mother police came to her house late at night/early morning before the murder and terrorized the family. Police held guns at 2 even younger children and told them they were going to kill him.

Later, according to friends, he was pulled over then released and then chased. As he crashed into a fence and made a u turn , police rammed the back of the blue van which caused the van to go out of control. The van went onto a lawn of a corner house on Salters Dr and Bancroft Way, finally crashed straight into the garage wall where the van seemed to be lodged into.

Officers exited their vehicles and asked James to exit the van twice but 2 seconds later they began to shoot. Over 30 rounds have been estimated to be found. They executed those rounds with 9mm handguns and fully automatic M-16 assault riffles.

Witnesses say that the ambulance arrived with out their sirens and left without them, as if there was no urgency. The people believe that he was dead at the scene. They saw officers pull him out and slap his face and then do nothing.

Reporters are saying that police stated the pursuit began at 10:30 after finding the van that had been part of a carjacking with a shotgun. It has not been said if this was the van, and the police do not mention any previous encounters with James Rivera.
The media has yet to report the truth, i know we heard the people speak the truth and that's not what they are printing.

People came out in rage of what they had just witnessed. "NO JUSTICE NO PEACE" the people chanted until the officials Chaplin later came to them and asked them to be quiet.

in the Stockton Record Stockton Police Spokesperson Pete Smith agreed that the crowd was "upset and very vocal about their concerns" but was also recorded threatening the community "Let officers complete their investigation and not unduly create any other situations that would need any kind of police investigation"

Although the people continued to chant after the Chaplin told a couple that it would do them no good, people realized the importance of speaking up for injustices like this one. There will be a BBQ on Friday July 23, to celebrate James Rivera's 17th birthday and to empower the community.

Later that night while people continued to observe and exercise their freedom of speech the police harassed a young man for not having a light on his bike which he rode from literally across the street after insulting the officers behavior. Apparently the cop who cited the young man was making jokes and laughing at James Rivera's mother and made her leave in tears.

Witnesses say he was doing it in retaliation for calling out names. The same cop threw a glass bottle at the street where several young children were standing in their yard. The glass broke and shattered very close to the childrens feet.

Prosecutors are looking into whether the shooting was justified...........

There will be town hall meeting tonight at 421 Miner St. in Stockton at 7:30

The Stockton police officers involved in the shooting were Officer Eric Azarvand, a 14-year department veteran; Officer Gregory Dunn, with the department eight years; and San Joaquin County sheriff's deputy John Thomas Nesbitt, with 11 years at the sheriff's department.
UPDATE: On Friday July 23, community people gather at the corner house where the police forced the van into the garage wall and murdered James Rivera. Today was James Rivera's 17th birthday, which he did not get to see.

People from Modesto and Stockton came to support to the families involved. Over 50 people of different colors and sizes were there.

A community BBQ banner full of messages for James was located on the boarded up hole. Chicken, Ribs, hot dogs, and lots more was cooked while folks conversated about the tragedy and loss of James Rivera. Some did it over dominoes and some while getting a hair cut, others just chillin'.

a few women went house to house asking people to sign a petition that supports a peoples review committee that can get answers during situations like this one. The People are ready to hold the cops and other officials accountable for the murder of James River, Joey Pinasco and many other victims of police executions.

Donations were collected and are still being accepted. They have a Donation account with BofA acct.# 0155-615642 under James Rivera They will also have a car wash at the corner of 8th & Airport way on Saturday.

Many details were spoken of that did not correlate with police statements, and a lot of disturbing stories.

A young women was arrested/or detained because she could not ID him when they wanted her to. She claims she was mentally exhausted and could not ID him. The insensitivity of the police is outrageous and intolerable.

Latex gloves lay all around the yard, broken plastic pieces and a boarded up wall. Apparently James hit two giant metal mail boxes as he was approaching the wall. The boy could have been injured and explains why he did not get out of the car when they called him out. Even if he wanted to get out for them he wouldn't have escaped the bullets that followed 2 seconds after the command.

A town hall meeting that held at 7:30 at the NOI Mosque in Stockton. Less people attended this meeting than the one on Wednesday, yet it was full enough to feel empowered. The Uncle of James spoke out and the family shared a bit about the story when the police came to their home in the early morning of Thursday. There are a lot of unanswered questions and time is going by. There is no time to waste.

They will be attending the city council meeting on Tuesday at 5 pm to demand a private investigation. They are not interested in what the police finds out about how they murdered James Rivera. They want their own.

BE AT THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON TUESDAY AT 5 ! Bring signs and your questions and demands.

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by friend
Here's a better picture of James, from his MySpace.

Since the existence of man, the worst things have always happened to the Black race–and NO I am not talking about Black Republicans or Flavor Flav!

Black people have persevered through countless years of slavery, racism and the crack epidemic.

What possibly could be the worst event the Black race has ever experienced?

The following 10 events will outline the worst events to happen to Black people in history.

1. Colonization: The Scramble for Africa

During the 19th century, European countries saw Africa’s richness in natural resources and decided that it would be a great place to conquer and colonize. Each European country raced to the continent and treated it like a huge buffet table; but perhaps forgot to ask Africa“Are you going to eat that?” The theft of the land included our heritage, resources, history, and was possibly the reason for the rest of the worst events listed.

2. Slavery

After all this, Europeans then decided they needed people to work for them, but for FREE. Enslaved Africans were the first type of slaves in history to be owned by law, and were treated as property that could be sold, beaten, or killed at owners consent. Slavery stripped Black people of common human rights, tore apart societies, and is one of the worst events to ever happen to a group of people.

3. Imposition of Religion

One of the greatest tools of enslaving Africans was Christianity. Their strategy was to send missionaries and militaries to embrace and accept their message as Africans were very religious. What they did not anticipate was the ass-whooping the military had in store for them.

Christianity not only played a role in tricking Africans, it also was used to make whites believe slavery was not a negative act. White populations were taught that Africans didn’t have souls so many embraced the idea of owning Black people.

4. Institutionalized Racism

If something is law, then it must be right? Right? Of course not. This is evident by what we have witnessed with Jim Crow laws, apartheid, and the numerous other laws that have stripped Blacks of our human rights. Institutionalized racism forced nations to practice bigotry, making an atrocious belief become a foundation of societies. In the United States, institutionalized racism is no longer as evident as it was 60 years ago—considering we don’t talk about the prison system.

5. The AIDS Epidemic

It is believed by many that AIDS was created as a biological weapon to wipe out the Black race, and was administered in polio vaccines to thousands of Africans in the 1950’s and the smallpox vaccine to thousands of Africans in the 80’s.

Despite the validity of these theories, the AIDS epidemic hit Africans and African-Americans hard becoming the number one killer of African-Americans for numerous years. In 2008, an estimated 22.4 million people in sub-Saharan Africa were living with HIV/AIDS.“The Silent Killer” has ravished Black society, as it has also marked us with a label of being sexually irresponsible.

6. The Color Line

In 1903, W.E.B. Dubois stated that the problem of the 20th century is the color-line; a concept dealing with discrimination which exists in politics, academia, and all types of class systems.

In the early 1900s, African-American class systems were created; lighter-skinned people typically went to college, were more accepted and successful, and created elitist societies like the Black Bourgeoisie.

This idea of class systems exists in all races. It is rather prevalent in the Black race because of the clear distinction of skin-tone.

7. The Crack Epidemic

The epidemic hit the U.S. in the 1980’s and devastated Black communities.

Crack became a multi-million dollar illicit industry that ravished Black communities in New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York City, Houston, San Diego, and Baltimore to name a few. As a result of the rampant drug use, crime skyrocketed and many communities have yet to recover to this day.

8. Invasion and Westernization of Egypt

Does it matter if Cleopatra was Black or White? Yes, it’s crucial to our academic existence. We understand that the Roman’s invaded Egypt, but who actually contributed to the greatest wonder of the world?

White people?

By taking credit for some of the most genius inventions known to man, they have taken away the only evidence of a magnificent BLACK civilization. All the art shows evidence of darker-skinned people, and many historians speculate that the Sphinx’s nose was exploded off to hide the fact that it had African features. We can speculate if Egypt was in fact a Black civilization, but must I remind everyone that Egypt is in Africa.

9. Educational Disparity

African-Americans have had a history of low achievement in the educational system for years. Culture, learning, teaching patterns, importance of education, and prejudice have all contributed to the low levels of achievement. It has also contributed to crime and many other problems that affect the Black community. The stigma of unintelligent Black people has prevailed for years, even with the increasing number of Black intellectuals.

10. Modern Day Genocide

The continent of Africa has been vastly exploited for its resources. That corruption and theft has been a foundation of these new governments who recently gained their independence. Genocide and religious wars have turned countries into uncivil places for anyone. Thousands of people are being enslaved, killed, and exploited for material things non-Africans benefit from like diamonds. All these evil and vile things were done to Blacks by White People

by D R
We must be the GREATEST people ever, to be able to withstand all this war, drought, famine, pestilence, vilification, abuse, insults, enslavement, colonialism, imperialism, invasions military occupation, destabilization, etc, etc

....NO PROBLEM, we've got broad shoulders., we can handle it. To forgive is DIVINE. We must be DIVINE

NOTE: In spite of the educational disparity, the some of the greatest contributions to arts, philosophy and science have been made by "black" people:
Dr. James E. West - Electret Microphone Inventor (90% of microphones in use today)
Dr. Mark Dean - Computer Inventions (at IBM)

They must really FEAR us or ENVY us, or Both.
by HipAmerican (hipamerican [at]
In the white supremacist mind, we, black people, are something other than what they see themselves as. This is the training and orientation of hundreds of years of forced and stolen privilege. Dr. Francis Welsing explains that whites see us, black males particularly, as a threat, by way of our genetic influence. Genetic science shows that the melanin producing gene is dominant over those that render paleness. In white supremacist theory, paleness is a badge of superior standing in nature, and with God. Reveling in this false glory, a Papal Asiento, (the Pope's Assent), commissioned the army of slave traders against Africa, and the hunt was on...and continues. Indeed, the laws of slavery and segregation were designed to keep white privilege intact and alive. As long as this effect is generated, the (white) American dream is being realized, and effects that sustain and continue the delusion are called for and celebrated. These murders, of which James is the latest, are examples of "the goodness of white people" overcoming "the inherent threat and evil of black people". Was James a violent criminal? If so, no more or less so because of his color, but being black, is perceived by whites as more so. Was James violent? Surely not at the time of his being killed. Was James violent and criminal? From a long heritage of being victimized by laws and attitudes against his color, it could well be expected of all of us. Was James violent and criminal? For three hundred years, blacks were subjected to laws from white bodies, united as they were to oppose governments non-representative of themselves, that were aligned to NOT represent blacks. Would there be such a racial bias in law and its enforcement and application, had we been given our birthright as citizens of this nation, from its founding? Would we be plagued by conditions that draw our children into questionable activity, had our families not been divided into sale lots, and our natural heritage, identity, and ethnicity, not been forbidden us, over these years of nationalist expansion? Like lions in the grass, whites wait and watch and ferret out the weaklings from the herd, and glorify in their kills, but these lions are not lions, for lions don't hunt their own cubs. These are deranged and deluded proxy assassins, killing, under color of authority, those whose very existence, and whose every freedom, makes white supremacists, fear for their lives, but more for the life and power of their institutions.
by Fawnisha Jones
How come you do not mention that my cousins were carjacked at gunpoint? James Rivera pointed a gun at my family and no even cares. I am not nor will I ever be James Rivera. I am sorry for your loss. I am sorry that James escaped from the detention facility where he was supposed to be paying for his other crimes. I am sorry that you think it is fair to run around with a shotgun and terrorize an innocent family. I am sorry that you are telling the world that it is okay to sue the city for $10 million dollars because you allowed James Rivera to hide out at your house so that he could terrorize an innocent family. I am sorry that my family had to call the police because James Rivera carjacked that family's car and then tried to elude police. I am sorry that you people do not see the injustice that my family suffered because James Rivera was an angel. I am sorry that your moral compass is upside down and that you sicken me.
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