Police Terror in the Sanctuary City

Lois Gongora Pat anniversary march 2 by Peter Menchini

Photo: Peter Menchini.

San Francisco.

It’s been one year since the police assassination of Luis Gongora Pat, a 45-year-old Yucatecan Mayan immigrant restaurant worker in the Mission District of this city.

An angered, sorrowful community commemorated the anniversary at the spot where Gongora was riddled with police bullets, execution-style, as he sat on the sidewalk near the tent he’d lately been calling his home.

De facto policy of the Democrats: No prosecution for killer cops

Led by Aztec dancers and drummers, protesters then marched to Mission Police Station. That’s the place where Cristina Gutierrez and four others began a 17-day hunger strike in April 2016 to condemn the seemingly endless string of unjustified police murders of Black and Brown people in this rapidly gentrifying city. Gutierrez decried the fact that up till now in 2017, District Attorney Gascon has not prosecuted a single one of these killer cops.

The “Frisco Five” hunger strikers had only one demand: Fire Greg Suhr, the police chief who for five years had been crying ‘crocodile tears’ while justifying every police killing of a Black or Latino person…who for five years was vigilantly protected by the mayor, the media, the labor leadership and the city’s ruling Democratic Party political establishment. [Note: A militant grassroots campaign spearheaded by the Frisco Five finally did succeed in forcing out Chief Suhr, less than a month after the Gongora murder.]

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