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Ex-aide to Rep. Loretta Sanchez expected to plead guilty to theft

April 29th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Last May, we blogged about an investigation with one of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s former staffers, Caroline Valdez, who allegedly misappropriated thousands of dollars. According to the Washington D.C. Examiner, that ex-aide “is expected to plead guilty to stealing as much as $10,000 from a House of Representatives discretionary fund, court documents indicate.” Caroline Valdez had […]

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Tags: Crime · ethics · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Trial Set for Fabian Nuñez’s Son

April 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

Esteban Nuñez, the eldest son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez who has been accused in the stabbing death of Luis Santos, has been given an October 5 trial date along with his three co-defendant friends. If convicted, they would each face 25 years to life in prison. Nuñez is currently out on bail […]

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Tags: Crime · Fabian Núñez

Lighting a Candle for Angie in the Latino Blogosphere

April 19th, 2009 · 9 Comments

If you haven’t read about the Angie Zapata case, I highly encourage you to do so. Angie Zapata was an 18 year old transgender woman from Greeley, Colorado, who was brutally murdered by Allen Ray Andrade. The trial of Andrade marks the first time that Colorado’s gender identity-inclusive hate crimes statute has been applied in […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Crime

Today’s preliminary hearing in Esteban Nuñez case…

April 1st, 2009 · 15 Comments

Since people keep inquiring via google searches, I just thought that I would post some links with updates in the Esteban Nuñez case. As most are aware, former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez’s 19 year old son has been charged with murder, along with three other young men in the stabbing death of 22 year old […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez

Updated info on the Esteban Nuñez Case

March 21st, 2009 · 14 Comments

On Tuesday, I mentioned that Esteban Nuñez, son of former CA Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, would have a preliminary hearing in his murder trial. That hearing has been rescheduled to April 1 because defense attorneys need more time to review evidence submitted by the DA’s office. Fabian Nuñez offered no comment. Photo Credit: AP photo […]

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Tags: Crime · Fabian Núñez

Tuesday Roundup in the Latino Politics World

March 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Here are some stories we have been following the past few days: Tomorrow former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez’s son, Esteban, is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing. He’s being charged with murder. Remember that Mayor Villaraigosa said that Esteban is a “good boy.” One of Congressman Joe Baca’s former aides, Sam Clauder, has been […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Congressman Joe Baca · Crime · ethics · Fabian Núñez

Seneca On Why the Latinos are Now the Most Numerous in Jail

February 20th, 2009 · 37 Comments

This week the Pew Hispanic Center released a new report, Hispanics and Federal Crime. It describes the alarming state of affairs in terms of how Latinos now lead in numbers in the federal penal system throughout the US. It does not address with any granularity the status of Latinos at the local level, except to suggest that […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Crime · Immigration · MALDEF · Prison · Seneca

Seneca’s thoughts on the upcoming PBS “A Class Apart”

February 14th, 2009 · 21 Comments

PBS’ American Experience series will broadcast on February 23 a compelling, yet largely unknown segment of Latino history. This one hour show will focus on the landmark case, Hernandez vs Texas decided by the US Supreme Court. The high court’s ruling on May 3, 1954 included a new trial for the Mexican-American defendant. This trial […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Crime · Henry B. Gonzalez · Latino History · Seneca · Substance Abuse and Latinos · Supreme Court