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Posted by MN Against Bush in General Discussion
Sun Jul 10th 2011, 01:42 PM
Meanwhile, Johnny Bonta was knocked unconscious with a bat, his nose and sinus cavities broken and bleeding, with stab wounds on his neck.

At this point someone must have called the police because they could hear sirens approaching. There was only one problem:

Lisa said Jacob Cassell taunted the family as the sirens approached, telling them, “You hear those cops coming? They’re not going to help you. My daddy is a cop in this town, and nothing is going to happen to me. You fucking niggers are going to jail.”

When cops arrived they refused to take statements from the victims, only interviewing the three white assailants. An ambulance took Lisa, Alyssa and Murray to the hospital. Police arrested Johnny Bonta even though he was bleeding and barely able to stand and took him back to the local jail. The three attackers, including Jacob Cassell, son of retired Sheriff officer Jim Cassell, were released at the scene.


Lisa Bonta assumed her husband was also on the way to the hospital, and panicked when she couldn’t find him. It turned out he was at jail and wasn’t given medical treatment for six days. When Lisa found him she was given the run-around by police and jail officials:


http://blogs.forbes.com/erikkain/2011/07/0... /

I can not even express how disgusted I am by this story, not only do the skinheads need to be arrested, but certain members of the police department need to serve prison time for this as well. Right now it appears the Justice Department has opened an investigation into the hate crime itself, but it does not appear that they are investigating the police department. The investigation needs to be expanded, we can not continue to treat police as if they are above the law.

There is an excellent diary on Daily Kos that includes resources on how you can help bring justice in this case, please follow this link to read it in its entirety:

http://blogs.forbes.com/erikkain/2011/07/0... /
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