GUILTY PA - Luis Ramirez, 25, fatally beaten in hate crime, Shenandoah, 12 July 2008

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  1. imthemom

    imthemom New Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/31/shenadoah.beating/index.html

    SHENANDOAH, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- By the time help arrived, Luis Ramirez lay convulsing in the middle of the street, foam running from his mouth.




    Blows had struck the 25-year-old Mexican immigrant with such force that they left a clotted, bruised impression of Jesus Christ on the skin of his chest from the religious medal he wore.
    His attackers were white teenagers, including star students and football players, witnesses told police.
    After a night of drinking, the teens taunted the undocumented worker with racial epithets, pummeled him to the ground and then kicked him in the head, court documents charge. He died in a hospital two days later.
    It took almost two weeks for arrests to be made. But on July 25, Colin J. Walsh, 17, and Brandon J. Piekarsky, 16, were charged as adults with homicide and ethnic intimidation.
    Derrick M. Donchak, 18, was charged as an adult with aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation and an unnamed juvenile was also charged with assault. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that its civil rights division has opened a criminal investigation.

    These are the kinds of things happening because immigration reform has not happened yet. Hate groups latch on to it and blame illegal immigrants for everything and people begin to hate them!
     
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  3. crymezero

    crymezero .z.e.r.o.c.r.y.m.e.

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    (Right top to bottom) Derrick M. Donchak, Brandon J. Piekarsky and Colin Walsh.
    Luis Ramirez hours before his death.

     
  4. imthemom

    imthemom New Member

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    OMG, how horrible, he was unrecognizable. How horrible for his family and also for the families of the teenagers charged. They never thought their kids would do something like this.
     
  5. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Were these murderous thugs members of an organized hate group?

    I wouldn't say people are beginning to hate illegal immigrants. That's been going on forever. I also don't believe "people" blame illegal immigrants for verything rather for specific things and if they can't find a reason they look for one.

    From the few articles I read about this case and the murder of this poor guy I'd say it was more about these kids being mad the girl was dating Mr. Ramirez. Hate breeds hate. Their parents are shocked? Who wouldn't be when your kid beats a human being so badly he's not recognizable and dead?
     
  6. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    That's definitely a hate crime, give all those boys life. They took someone else's; it's what they deserve. I hope they appreciate throwing away their lives in prison.
    It doesn't sound like an organized group; yet you never know. A bunch of white kids who are racist with no affiliated ties to anything, probably.
     
  7. nappy2

    nappy2 Have you kissed your cat today?

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    I say give them the same treatment!

    If you put them in jail all they are going to do is be on the internet crying how they didnt do it . But of course they woln't complain about the food were paying for so they can eat !:furious:
     
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    If they go to jail or prison, most likely others will do the same to them, once having found out about their crime. Doubtful these suburban white boys can hold their own in jail.
     
  9. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    :chicken:They're gonna be scared out of their wits I bet. Most likely they'll have to join a group that will protect them. Or pretend to or however that works.
     
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    Then they realized they joined a group and have to be higher ups b*tches!! :chicken:
     
  11. imthemom

    imthemom New Member

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    I agree, I don't think they are an organized group, I just think it is a small town and they have a lot of hate for the Mexicans coming to work there and they took it out on this poor guy. They look like little boys, they better grow up fast if they are going to last in prison.
     
  12. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From February 2011:

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/02/23/pennsylvania.hate.crime/

    From April 2011:

    http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/shena...tenced-involvement-fatal-beating-luis-ramirez

     

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