An Update From Team Elias
AN UPDATE …. OUR LIVES … YOUR LIVES DON”T MATTER!!!!
As many of you may know, on April 7th of this year Theresia and I were violently assaulted at the residence of one of Theresia’s clients. She is a free-lance Paralegal, so it is not uncommon that she goes to the client’s home to discuss their needs, fill-out paperwork, etc.
Well this time we were at the client’s residence, her home that she was no longer living in due to the constant fear and terror she had been experiencing at the hands of her abusive boyfriend, now ex-boyfriend.
Well to make a long story short, the ex-boyfriend shows up, breaks through the front door and proceeds to assault Theresia and I. It was not pretty; we were both violently assaulted within an inch of our lives. Fortunately, the young lady as well as an elderly lady (friend of ours) escaped unharmed.
I spend 4 days in the hospital with severe bruising and blood to the upper front side of my brain, a severely fractured nose (which by-the-way now has to be re-broken to be fixed, a fracture to my left eye-socket and four lacerations to the back of my head that required a total of 30 staples and assorted other bruises and bumps.
Theresia, who already suffers from a painful back condition was beat and kicked and now suffers from all that not to mention the nightmares, anger and all that. I spent four days in the hospital, the guy who assaulted us was jailed but posted bond in two days.
Well fast forward to today…. Just heard back from the DA of San Bernardino County that they are not going to press charges against this man for this assault…What, Really!!!!
Yes folks I could and will later rant more on this, however, according to the Deputy District Attorney who reviewed all the evidence, she determined that she could not get a conviction…. she said that based on what she had she could not convince a jury “beyond a reasonable doubt” that this man assaulted us.
Really, with one prior conviction already, sentence served in the Arkansas Pen for Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the intent to do badly harm…served three years…
Really, with all the pictures taken by the responding officers at other assorted packs of law enforcement who arrived at the scene afterwards…not enough evidence…or perhaps this evidence was never submitted
Really, with a recent arrest in November for Assaulting the young lady (Theresia’s client), slicing her with a knife and urinating on her…not enough stuff to get him locked up!
Really…After we reported that just yesterday, yesterday while we were driving home from yet another doctor’s appointment Theresia observed the guy who assaulted us behind us in his white truck following us…when he saw that we ID’d him he slowed down and disappeared. And Ms. DA the best you can tell me you aren’t pursuing this matter.
Well there it is in a nutshell people…you think your life matters! Think again…
District Attorney Mr. Ramos…you will set up Task Forces to Find and Prosecute Individuals who mistreat animals (and don’t hate me, I have three indoor cats and four strays outside that I care for. I love animals) but you have DA’s in your office who just marginalize us by not digging and fighting for more information to be able to prosecute these crazy men who are dangerous!
Come On Mr. Ramos OUR LIVES MATTER!
It because this assault involved people of color?
Is it because the SB Sheriff who responded and wrote the report and writes like a grammar school child didn’t provide enough evidence???
Didn’t do his Job!!! And perhaps even Lied!!!
Is it because you don’t want to spend the money to impanel the jury and the expense to the county?
But you will chase after people who hurt animals…. BASTA!!!
So here’s the footnote: Mr. Ramos, I told your DA that this man is a psychopath, a very dangerous man who was intent on killing his ex-girlfriend that night, but Theresia, my precious loving Theresia and I got in his way and he turned his rage on us. He is going to do it again and this time he is going to make sure he finishes the job.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
The standard that must be met by the prosecution’s evidence in a criminal prosecution: that no other logical explanation can be derived from the facts except that the defendant committed the crime, thereby overcoming the presumption that a person is innocent until proven guilty.
If the jurors or judge have no doubt as to the defendant’s guilt, or if their only doubts are unreasonable doubts, then the prosecutor has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and the defendant should be pronounced guilty.
The term connotes that evidence establishes a particular point to a moral certainty and that it is beyond dispute that any reasonable alternative is possible. It does not mean that no doubt exists as to the accused’s guilt, but only that no Reasonable Doubt is possible from the evidence presented.
I AM ANGRY!!!
More to follow………
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well then……
When you realize it’s all a game, and we’re the one’s getting played.
YA BASTA! DON’T WASTE YOUR VOTES…VOTE RAZA!!!
APRIL 16TH, SWITCH CAR CLUB SAN DIEGO
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As a high school Spanish teacher in Austin, I see fear in the eyes of some of my students.
It is the kind of fear that is based not on “if,” but “when,” their lives will change for the worse. Powerless to stop it, these students wait with worry, unable to focus on classwork, to eat or sleep well, or even to stay healthy.
I do not just hear their stories; I share their fear of coming home at the end of a school day and realizing that a parent has been lost, inhumanely swept into the system of needless deportations.
My mother, like the parents of some of my students and like millions of Americans across our nation, does not have legal status. She too is waiting to apply for President Barack Obama’s immigration initiative Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, known as DAPA, which has been blocked by a lawsuit that could be decided soon by the U.S. Supreme Court.
That I am a teacher is due to the president’s earlier initiative, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), for people like me who came to the U.S. as children without documents.
I entered the University of Texas with the ambition of becoming a teacher so that I could give back to the country that let my family believe in the “American dream.” I also knew that my own dream to teach might not become a reality because, without lawful presence, I could not be hired after graduation. I breathed a sigh of relief in 2012 when the president announced DACA.
But my happiness, and that of my three brothers who also have DACA, is incomplete because of the worry that my mother can be deported any day. That possibility also weighs heavily on my 14-year-old brother, who is a U.S. citizen.
As a resident of the state that led the lawsuit to stop the expansion of DACA and the new DAPA initiative that would help my family and so many others, I feel frustrated that decision makers refuse to see us as real people instead of political debate points. Their actions have major consequences.
I think of a former student who was earning top grades until her father was deported. She and her two siblings and mother were left homeless because her father was the family’s sole provider. Staffers at school reached into their pockets to try to help them, but their trauma did not end until the father returned.
Just a few days ago, another student confided in me the possibility of being eligible for DACA. I suspect the information is not being widely shared because undocumented students also fear being rejected by their peers, especially while the media keeps broadcasting hateful, anti-immigrant speeches by too many political candidates. The students don’t know who to trust.
We face uncertain futures. In my own family’s case, DACA and DAPA give us hope. But sometimes, hope turns into horror at the thought of being deported to a violent region of Mexico that we do not know; a country that my parents left so that they would no longer have to choose between food and school for us. Here, we are succeeding and living the American dream. I fear that without DAPA and expanded DACA, our dreams can too easily turn into nightmares.
My students and I are members of strong families with real ties to our communities. We strive to work hard, to become respected professionals and to succeed in life.
We look forward to the day when we can march into a future built on the promise of an America that breaks down barriers instead of building walls. That promise is now front and center at the U.S. Supreme Court. I pray that they don’t let us down.
Zarate is a teacher at Austin High School.
Aztlan Raza Unidos is proud to announce ::
Thee Second Annual Chicano Woodstock! Will be changing to a New! Indoors format Concert Show!
Six Top Bands well known in Thee IE! Are confirmed!
MC Angel Rodriguez!! Aka Angel Baby!
Chicano Woodstock ‘2016’ is proud to present our very own JitterBuggs CarmenandChuy Castillo
and also Mary Brewer better known as ‘Dancing Mary’
also Deborah Marie Perez and Jaime Aguilera as part of our panel of judge’s for our PACHUCO DANCE CONTEST.
Get your chancla’s ready to Boogie Raza!!!!
Aztlan Raza Unidos would also like to announce Edward Gonzales founder “The Heart of a ”G” Productions will also be a part of this years Woodstock committee.
A great show coming Raza!!!!
TEAM ELIAS founders
Aztlan Raza Unidos & Adelante Raza Unidos
www.AdelanteRazaUnidos.Com / adelanterazaunidos
Coming April 16, 2016….
Join Aztlan Raza Unidos (aztlanrazaunidos.com) and Team Elias in supporting the University of Riverside Chicano Student Programs as they present …
The Radio Aztlan Music Festival….
Purchase Tickets …..
Chicano Student Programs – 145 Costo Hall.
Fine Arts Box Office by phone call (951)-827-4403, in person tickets are available at the University Theatre Box Office window from 10am-3pm.