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Fabian Nuñez Is Back — This Time As a Media Analyst

January 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting the following: “Fabian Nunez, who as California Assembly Speaker became one of the state’s most prominent Latino lawmakers, is taking on a new media career — joining a team of 2012 election analysts with powerhouse Spanish-language Univision Communications. Democrat Nunez joins a pair of GOP analysts — journalist Helen [...]

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Tags: Crime · Fabian Núñez · Media

Latinos and the Death Penalty Debate

October 10th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Given the increasing Latino prison population and the recent news and commentary surrounding the Troy Davis case, I thought I would share this piece. One reason why Latinos may want to study up on the death penalty issue involved how our population is already treated in the judicial system. As this piece points out: “This [...]

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Tags: Crime · Prison

Fabian Núñez: Esteban’s Manslaughter Sentence was Politically Motivated

July 11th, 2011 · 5 Comments

The more former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez has to speak of his son, who was convicted of manslaughter and later had his sentence reduced by then Governor Schwarzenegger, the bigger hole he digs for himself and his future prospects for elected office. Today the elder Núñez is telling the public that his son’s sentence [...]

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Tags: Crime · Fabian Núñez

Disappointing News in the Latino Political Science World: F. Chris Garcia Arrested in Connection with Prostitution Ring

June 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In college, there were few Latino political scientists whose work I read. Like much of academia, Latino-Americans aren’t very well represented in the discipline. One Latino political scientist who I did read was F. Chris Garcia who went on to serve as the President of the University of New Mexico. He edited a popular book [...]

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Tags: Books · Crime · Education

Two Tours in Iraq Don’t Kill Him – But the Local Swat Team Does

May 26th, 2011 · 4 Comments

A few weeks ago, I learned of the story of former Marine Jose Guerena, who is became a victim of the Pima County Sheriff’s Swat Team as part of an investigation over marijuana trafficking. This story is finally picking up more traction. Jose Guerena had no prior criminal record and possessed no drugs in his [...]

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Tags: Crime · drug war · Iraq War

Lingering Disgust from Schwarzenegger Sentence Commutation of Esteban Nuñez

April 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Sadly, the former California governor did not show any sympathy when he was asked this week about his decision to shorten the sentence of Esteban Nuñez, the criminal spawn of former California Assembly speaker Fabian Nuñez. Schwarzenegger made a “snoring noise” when asked about this now controversial decision, and said, “Don’t ask me the same [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez

9 Years in Prison for the Beating Death of Luis Ramirez

February 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

In the two and a half years since the beating death of Luis Ramirez, we have witnessed more hate crimes against Latinos. Two other notables being the shooting of Brisenia Flores (Shawna Forde was sentenced to death this week) and Marcelo Lucero. Well today, two young men involved in the beating death of Luis Ramirez [...]

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Tags: Crime · Immigration · racism

Justice for Brisenia Flores: Shawna Forde Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder

February 14th, 2011 · 11 Comments

Many within the Latino community  have been following the Brisenia Flores murder case closely. I had intended on blogging about it earlier, but time and other tasks prevented me from doing so. A few years ago, 9 year old Brisenia Flores was shot point blank in her home by some Minutemen. It is an absolutely [...]

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Tags: Crime · Immigration