UPDATE: FBI CALL-IN --ON HOLD---
JULY 16, 2012 5:45am
Hey All - We got their attention last week just by
organizing. Let's give them this week to dig into the evidence we
provided them with on Dana's case before slamming them with phone calls;
it may not be necessary., and my intention wasn't just to call for the sake of harassment.
I'll post a new page (either a group or an event) if we need to still
emphasize that a LOT of people are concerned about this case. I think
they get that part already. I believe that once someone competent takes a
close look at the case, they'll open it without complaining.
We still need you all to stand as witnesses to what happens from here.
And we still need to plan an action for Prisoner Justice Day on August
Please continue to share this link and Dana's story widely. ..
US Attorney's Office - District of Arizona
Phoenix (July 13, 2012)
FRIDAY July 13, 2:48PM
heard from the media relations person at the FBI, Jennifer Giannola
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-594-2020 for you journalists out
there wanting the official comment). She said that the FBI is aware of
Dana's murder, but they aren't able to confirm or deny that there's an
investigation going on. That's it.
She suggested that Kini
call the desk officer (who was clueless today) next week and ask to
speak to the agent who ignored her after she went in person to beg them
to help find Dana's killers and hold their accomplices responsible. Yeah
- they wanted her to call the desk herself and just hope not to be
I suggested they have someone take a serious
look at his file, open the case, and call her themselves next week - or
have the decency to come out her in person and tell her why they don't
think her son's homicide was a hate crime. How much more hateful could
it have been?
Now, everyone here needs to know the FBI, the DOJ, the Phoenix Police,
the AZ Attorney General's office, and several media outlets have a copy of the complete criminal investigations
unit report on the homicide investigation (one section is over 575
pages and has photos of the evidence, including the weapon and
eyewitness testimony). I think
the only ones who haven't even looked at the ton of evidence we handed
them, though, are the fellows in law enforcement. They have no clue what
just hit them, it appears.
Perhaps this is just a matter of
laziness and incompetence - I have no idea how far his file went before
they said no the first time around. Did it silently disappear under a
stack on some cop's or prosecutor's desk, or did the men in charge
actually comprehend that Dana was killed for loving a Mexican and
betraying his race as much as he was for the fact that his lover was a
man and think "nope - that's not a hate crime."?
Agent in Charge Turgal is the one who made that call and stands by it
now, then he's at the top of Dana's mom's list of people to discuss this
with, not the guy at the front desk, and he should be the one to
So, that's where it all stands, for now. They
won't confirm or deny anything. I think they hope this all just blows
over before Monday. After all, he was just another black man in prison
bludgeoned to death for loving a Mexican one...who in this state is
going to care about that? And who in this world will back us?
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