Christina Arechiga ~shared
Joshua Klaver is only 1 1/2 yrs younger than me, I grew up and so did my cousin Ernest in Santa Clara County.
I find it very difficult to live with the fact that while I was playing on the ranch with my cousins, going to camp and exploring the world…he was being hurt by his father, a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputy. I find it further revolting that nothing was ever done to his father, the only reason being that he WAS a deputy.
I think about how the law protects the man who murdered my cousin in public and the man that murdered joshua..in one way or another, in private…both those men sworn to uphold the law, we trusted both to protect us. Neither of them have been men enough to be truthful, neither of them have conscious’ to repent for what they know was evil.
Last night in San Jose the National Campaign to END POLICE TERROR called for action in the streets and the people responded! Sheriff Laurie Smith who stalled the investigation into Joshua’s death was holding her campaign kick off party at La Pinata Mexican Restaurant (that’s another issue I will discuss at a later date) and thanks to the floor length windows the party had a full view of our protest and could not ignore our chants and demands for justice!
We had people join us who had never protested before but had followed Kathy Atkins story on the web, people riding their bikes by, walking by, we had the amazing and powerhouse family of AJ DeVillena show up BIG TIME!! Thank you to the entire family In Memory of Allan “AJ” DeVillena II DeVillena Estella Allan Vickie Estella Valerie de Villena for being a new and amazing force in the movement, We love you guys!!
Thank you to the family of Oscar Grant Cephus Johnson and Aunt B for joining us, the family was truly honored that you came out. Cephus & Beatrice were also attending to the family of Antonio Lopez Guzman murdered by San Jose State University Police yesterday and we love them and are forever in debt to their loyalty to the families!
(see story here http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_25250621/san-jose-coroner-finding-deepens-questions-about-sjsu)
Members of the Trayvon Martin Coalition in San Jose joined us, I was so happy to see my cousin Ariel J. Duenes ( Justice For Ernest Duenez Jr. in the house) , Zac from the Justice for Andy Lopez Coalition made the long drive from Santa Rosa, met Steve Brewer & Cary-Andrew Crittenden…just awesome solidarity from Northern California!!
This event was brought to the people by The Alan Blueford Center For Justice !!
As always so happy when I can do it with my sisters Mollie Costello Darling Arechiga , you all know how amazing they are!!
When an injustice is done to one of US it is done to all of US and I thank you for making those words true!! Justice for Joshua Klaver and all victims of police domestic abuse!! #endpoliceterror
Jeffrey F. Rosen
70 W. Hedding Street, West Wing
San Jose CA 95110
Phone: (408) 299-3099
Fax: (408) 286-5437
PLEASE CALL AND ASK ABOUT JOSHUA’S MISSING FILE ~