Six months for murder?

I blogged recently about Luis Ramirez, the undocumented immigrant from Mexico, who was killed last year in a beating by a group of white teenagers in Pennsylvania. I was upset that they weren't convicted of a hate crime or even murder. The jury was all white, and the teens got off with simple assault.

Now it gets worse. According to a story by the Associated Press, they were sentenced to a mere six months in prison.

To me, this is a huge miscarriage of justice. If you agree, sign this petition by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund asking the Justice Department to launch a hate crime investigation.


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  • This is terrible. Thank you for letting us know, Teresa, and for telling us what we can do to help.

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