Entries Tagged as 'Crime'

Never Underestimate the Intern

January 10th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Daniel Hernandez, the 20-year old intern who had been on the job for five days in Representative Giffords’ office, is being credited with having saved her life for applying pressure to her head wound during the shooting massacre on Saturday. Often people dismiss interns for not knowing an answer when a constituent calls an elected […]

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Tags: Crime · Immigration · John McCain

Some Quick Thoughts on Today’s Tragedy

January 8th, 2011 · 7 Comments

By now, most people have been made aware of the tragedy in Arizona, where Congresswoman Giffords (D-AZ) and others were shot at a constituent event. Six people were killed including a US District judge, a 9 year old child, and one of Congresswoman Giffords’ aides. From what I have read, I don’t think that we […]

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Tags: Crime · Rep. Raul Grijalva

As the Governator leaves, he issues commutation for Esteban Nuñez

January 2nd, 2011 · 34 Comments

Esteban Nuñez, the thuggish spawn of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, received a nice holiday gift from outgoing Govenor Arnold Schwarznegger, a commutation of his prison sentence from 16 years to seven years. The younger Nuñez was sentenced in June of 2010 for the fatal stabbing of Luis Dos Santos. Esteban Nuñez has benefited […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez

A New York City Teacher’s Holiday Wish List

December 27th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Note: We will be updating the site with more blogs within the next few days. Happy Holidays everyone! By Jude Soto I know this is cliché, but I want to do it anyway. I apologize to those of you bloggers out there who already wrote your Yankee Fan/Lawyer/Uzbek/Blacksmith Holiday Wish List, I present you with […]

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Tags: Crime · Education

Yes on Prop 19: a “Yes” Vote is clear, particularly for groups being marginalized by current policy

October 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments

By Dr. David Bearman Barack Obama is trying my patience. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe he inherited a mess from George Bush and is doing the best he can to turn the ship of state around.  However allowing his Attorney General Eric Holder to come out against California’s Prop 19 is not only […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Crime · drug war · Economics · Government Accountability · Latino History · LULAC · Mexico · Prison · racism · Substance Abuse and Latinos

Candidate Profile: Lucy Flores for Nevada State Assembly

October 17th, 2010 · 9 Comments

With all of the recent press about the Latino voter enthusiasm gap, I thought that it would be a good idea to profile some up and coming Latino leaders who are running for local office. While people tend to get excited about electing a president every four years, voters have a better chance of holding […]

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Tags: Crime · Education

Esteban Nuñez Sentenced to 16 years in Prison

June 26th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Esteban Nuñez, son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, was sentenced yesterday to 16 years in prison (the maximum term for this crime). I suspect that with good behavior, prison overcrowding, and/or any influencing of his Papi that the younger Nuñez may end up only serving about 8 years. San Diego 6 has a […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez

Our Wise Latina Overruled!

June 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

The following is a blog post by Pablo Manriquez in response to yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling. This is from the AP: For Justice Sotomayor, deciding to make suspects speak to have the right to remain silent was a step too far. Sotomayor, the court’s newest member, wrote a strongly worded dissent for the court’s liberals, […]

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Tags: Crime · Supreme Court