Manuel Jamines was murdered by Rampart police on Sunday, September 5th, 2010.
He was a 37 year old indigenous man from Guatemala, who didn't speak English or even Spanish very well. He was a day laborer, and had 3 children in Guatemala.
He was standing on the corner of 6th Street and Union in the community of Pico Union or Westlake. The police claim he had a knife and was intending to use it on a pregnant woman.
Many eye witnesses say that this was not true, and that Manuel was murdered in cold blood. This is nothing new for LAPD in general and the Rampart Division in particular.
We've lost too many innocent people at the hands of law enforcement in Los Angeles. It is time to take serious action NOW.