Reverend Miguel Rivera and Philadelphia Al Dia Newspaper - Outright Lies and Deception on Shenandoah IncidentSeptember 9th, 2008
My sincere thanks to Mariann Davies of You Don’t Speak for Me for finding and translating this from the Spanish language AL DIA newspaper regarding the incident in Shenandoah where Luis Ramirez, illegal alien Mexican, died as a result of being involved in an altercation with several teens.
I was AT the Voice of the People USA Rally and I can tell you that the police reported an estimated 585-600 people attending. And we spoke with reporter Regina Medina from the Philadlephia Daily News who had also attended the “Unity” gathering at the church on August 30th and her estimate at THAT rally was 45 people - no WAY it could have been 150! Outright blatant LIES. I would love for someone from Shenandoah to actually find out what the seating capacity is for that church. You can see video from the “unity” gathering and all the pews were NOT filled and it was NOT standing room only so their numbers can be easily disproven.
Furthermore - there was no incident that the police prevented 25 Hispanics from coming to our rally. If that was the case, then they would have ALSO prevented Crystal Dillman and her friends from showing up at OUR rally with a large Mexican flag in front of them. The police know who Crystal Dillman is and if there had been an attempt by a large group of Hispanics to disrupt our rally, the people at the rally would have heard about it. This was held in an open air park. There was no way the police could have prevented a group from getting pretty close to the VOPUSA rally at which point we would have been aware of this going on.
Read this article and see how much these racists have DISTORTED the factual events in their quest to INCITE RACIAL HATRED NOT UNIFY THE TOWN.
Shenandoah Is Still Hot
Por David Cruz y Gustavo Martínez
08:39 | 05/09/08
Versión en español
Shenandoah sigue caliente
The climate in Shenandoah (PA) is under observation.
Things have worsened after two groups of demonstrators met face to face at a town park, last August 30. Some 300 demonstrators (the larger of the groups) demanded that the undocumented leave Shenandoah.
Things have worsened for the Mayor because now he knows that the majority of people in Shenandoah are against him and for enforcing immigration laws for a change! Had he done that sooner, we would not have had this incident at all!
A few others, headed by Crystal Dillman, widow of Luis Eduardo Ramírez Zavala, stated that immigrants “are also human”.
You can’t be a WIDOW unless you are MARRIED. Crystal Dillman was AT BEST, the fiancee of Ramirez and I even question that fact - does it make someone a fiancee because they promise to marry you after getting you pregnant a couple of times ? I don’t THINK so. That so called “fiancee” was up to no good in a park with Crystal’s half sister at 11:30pm. How come Al Dia chooses to leave out THAT fact hmm?
The 300 demonstrators were at the park for various hours speaking of and showing banners with anti-immigrant messages. They were convened by Voice of the People, and carried posters with messages of rejection and incrimination towards immigrants.
The VOPUSA rally was NOT ANTI-IMMIGRANT WHATSOEVER - IT WAS ANTI-ILLEGAL ALIEN! We have the video to prove it. Rev Miguel Rivera has conjecture and lies. AND the police estimated the crowd at the VOPUSA rally as between 585 and 600 and we have video and pictures to prove it.
At least 25 state police officers and Latino community members prevented more Hispanics from passing through in order to avoid confrontation between both groups.
Total LIE - the VOPUSA rally was peaceful and the only time there was potential confrontation was when Crystal showed up with her Mexican flag and called the group a bunch of racists. The 25 police pretty much stood around at the entrance to the park for most of the rally and looked bored.
In reply to the banners, Dillman pulled out a Mexican flag, while the crowd cried “Crystal go to Mexico”.
A few minutes earlier, around 150 people gathered at a local temple to sing and send messages of peace.
The small town located about two hours north of Philadelphia has become the eye of the storm after a group of white youths beat a Mexican immigr ant to death last July.
They were singing messages of peace IN SPANISH by the way.
Three youngsters were arrested; two of them, Brandon Piekarski, 16, and Collin Walsh, 17, were accused of homicide and ethnic intimidation, among others. The third, Donovan Donchak, 18, is accused of aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation, among others.
AND the charges of first degree homicide were reduced for all the teens to THIRD DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER.
Donchak was out on bail, after paying a $70,000. Hispanic leaders have questioned the fact that the two youths accused of homicide were allowed to leave jail after bail was set at $50,000.
“We know that these are bails in which only 10 percent is applicable”, stated Reverend Miguel Rivera of the National Latino Coalition of Christain Ministers and Leaders (CONLAMIC for its initials in Spanish).
Rivera, who was present at the temple gathering, said that in being judged as adults, these youths will face a jury in a predominantly white town and which shall thus favor the accused.
The boys CHOSE to be tried as adults so it would be a JURY TRIAL.
“If the tables were turned, we would witness that justice does not equally apply to Latinos”, he said.
In his opinion, this murder involved an initiation rite of a “white supremacist gang” and has a lot to do with the anti-immigrant measures promoted by the mayor of the neighboring city of Hazleton, Lou Barletta.
Now this one really flips my lid because there is ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE THESE TEENS WERE INVOLVED IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM WITH ANY KIND OF GANG. These teens were FRIENDS - this is a BALD FACED LIE BY THESE RACISTS and what is their goal? To INCITE hostilities! One of the teens is an honor student in high school.. hardly the skinhead thugs they are being portrayed to be. Do these Latino groups assume because they are WHITE and they are YOUNG that they are in white supremacist gangs? Isn’t that a little RACIST? That’s like saying all young Mexican men are members of MS-13 now isn’t it???
Life has changed a lot in Shenandoah since the homicide, said town mayor Thomas O’Neill.
Umm.. it was not a HOMICIDE Mr Mayor - they are now charged with MANSLAUGHTER which is about the same as killing someone with your vehicle BY ACCIDENT.
“The mere existence of a demonstration such as this, which uses immigrants as an excuse, but which is clearly racist, does not help the inhabitants of Shenandoah”, he stated.
Clearly this Mayor does not represent the majority of people in his town and I won’t be surprised if the town does not recall his butt. The people who are INCITING things Mr Mayor are these RACIST groups like MALDEF and dirtbags like Agapito Lopez and Miguel Rivera who travel from town to town and insert racism into situations for their own political/monetary gain - much like Rev Al Sharpton and Rev Jesse Jackson - who also apply the label of “Reverend” in a totally incorrect way.
He insisted on creating a liaison committee to attend to the complaints and worries of the Latino community in Shenandoah. With regard to the threats that members of the Hispanic community ensure they have been the targets of, O’Neill stated that he was unaware of such incidents.
That’s because they aren’t true! Let’s talk about the threats endured by the families of the teens by the illegal alien Mexicans in this town shall we?
“I am the most interested in ensuring that this does not happen in our town”, he stated. “It’s difficult to know if this is true if people do not report it to the authorities”.
He said that if the people are scared of turning to the police, they can turn to him to accompany them to report such acts.
“If anyone feels threatened, he/she can come call me at home and I will answer”, he affirmed. The mayor’s phone number is (not provided)
Here he inserted himself into the Oklahoma legislation (that passed and is in effect by the way) that made it illegal to employ and rent to illegal aliens. He actually stated that this bill and it’s supporters were guilty of ETHNIC CLEANSING! More on that gem here!
More here on his views on the Oklahoma legislation and his attempts to make the law into something racist (see the pattern?)
Oh and here he is jumping into an incident in Rhode Island and yet again, inflating the racial nature of the incident. For Mr Rivera it is all about White people hating on Hispanics. To want our laws enforced and to STOP this INVASION of our country by mostly Hispanic illegal aliens is to be racist in his eyes. And Mr Rivera, it seems, wants to point HIS finger at US for “hate speech” but I would like to point out how HATEFUL the SPEECH and the LIES are in the Al Dia article above and it is HE who contributed to it. For every finger you point at others, Mr Rivera, you have at least THREE pointing back at yourself.
I’ll update this list more after some digging…