Petition for Permanent Alex Nieto Memorial
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On Friday evening, March 21, 2014, Alejandro “Alex” Nieto, 28 years old, was killed when he was struck by 14 to 15 bullets (of a total of 59 shots) fired by four San Francisco Police Department officers, on Bernal Hill Park, without justification. (More details here: Alex's Story)
Elvira and Refugio Nieto (Parents of Alex Nieto) and the Justice & Love for Alex Nieto coalition demand the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the Mayor of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Park's Alliance to support and install a permanent memorial for Alex Nieto at the site of his killing on Bernal Heights Park. The family is asking for the memorial as a minimal gesture of acknowledgement of the senseless and brutal killing of their beloved son and for restoration by the City of the harm caused by SFPD to Alex Nieto and his family and community.
For two years and a half, Alex Nieto’s family and community members have maintained a memorial and altar for him at the site of his killing. Establishing memorial altars at sites of tragedy is a sacred tradition of Latino communities with deep ancestral and spiritual roots. If the City wants to begin mending broken trust with the Nieto Family and their community, the very minimum the Mayor and Supervisors could do is to provide the permits and resources to establish a permanent memorial for Alex Nieto on the hill.
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