RW Community Action: Demand Governor Rendell Speak Out About Luis Ramirez’s Death

By Jorge Rivas May 12, 2009

via After they had beaten Luis Ramirez to death, the white teenagers who attacked him sent an ominous message to Luis’ friends:

"Tell your f**king Mexican friends to get the f**k out of Shenandoah or you’ll be f**king laying next to him."

Just over a week ago, two of Ramirez’s killers were acquitted of all serious charges by an all white jury, with the jury foreman making it clear that justice for Ramirez had no chance in the town of Shenandoah, PA:

"I believe strongly that some of the people on the jury were racist. I believe strongly that some of the people on the jury had their minds made up maybe before the first day of trial…And I believe the four boys that were involved the most are racist. I absolutely do…"

Luis Ramirez’s death is a tragedy and the acquittal of his killers an outrage. If our elected leaders remain silent at times like these, we can expect more stories like Luis’— not just in Shenandoah, but across the country. Please join us in demanding that Governor Rendell speak out about what kind of justice immigrants should expect in his state, and ask your friends and family to do the same." Join in calling for Governor Rendell to speak out at