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Disscussion on Richmond Police Riot on 5 de mayo 2002
Date Friday May 11
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
1021 Macdonald Ave.
Richmond, CA
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorAndres Soto
Emailadcsoto [at]
From community activist Andres Soto:
2002 5 de Mayo Richmond Police Riot:
What Really Happened and How It Changed Richmond Forever!
Friday, May 11, 2012 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Light Refreshments will be served

We will have an exciting and important panel discussion followed by a community dialogue featuring a number of people who lived through the experience, which occurred in May 2002.

What happened on the road to seeking justice for the community changed Richmond’s politics, race relations and the power structure of Richmond.
Members of the panel include:

• Andres Soto – First victim of the police assault and lead Plaintiff in Soto, et al v. The City of Richmond. Andres later ran for City Council in 2004.
• Che Soto-Vigil – Second victim, co-plaintiff and son of Andres Soto.
• Alejandro Soto-Vigil – Third victim, co-plaintiff, son of Andres Soto and a UC Berkeley student at the time of the attack.
• Rick Ramos – Former Richmond Police Commissioner during the case and Department Chair at Contra Costa Community College Administration of Justice Department.
• Bob Sutcliffe – Former Richmond Police Commissioner who sat on the commission during the time of the complaint against the department for the 2002 5 de Mayo Richmond Police Riot.
• Karl Fischer – Reporter, formerly of the West County Times. Karl had just started covering the Richmond crime beat when the story broke and covered it for several years.

The panel will be moderated by Anita Johnson of KPFA radio’s Hard Knock Radio and the Morning Mix .
Please save the date and share with friends and colleagues. For more information or questions please contact Andres Soto 510.237.6866 or adcsoto [at]
Progressive Community Forum
Richmond Progressive Office
1021 Macdonald Ave.
Richmond, CA
Added to the calendar on Tuesday May 8th, 2012 4:42 PM
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