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Fwd: AztlanNet: Gringo Justice: Men beaten for speaking Spanish

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  • jack brown
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      >From: "Patricia Lazalde" <lazaldepatricia@...>
      >To: down4brown68@...
      >Subject: Fwd: AztlanNet: Gringo Justice: Men beaten for speaking Spanish
      >Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 16:07:22 -0800
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      >>From: Lalo Lopez <pocho@...>
      >>Reply-To: AztlanNet@yahoogroups.com
      >>To: AztlanNet@yahoogroups.com
      >>Subject: AztlanNet: Gringo Justice: Men beaten for speaking Spanish
      >>Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 09:36:29 -0800
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      >>Men beaten for speaking Spanish
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      >>January 16, 2002, 2:05 PM EST
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      >>MANCHESTER, Conn. -- Three people are accused of beating up two
      >>Hispanic men in a South Windsor bar because the men were speaking
      >>Spanish.
      >>
      >>Court documents shows that early on the morning of Jan. 5, Cesar
      >>Mendez and Marco Martinez, both of South Windsor, were at the bar at
      >>the B&G Lounge, speaking to each other in Spanish.
      >>
      >>Police said Michael V. Cecchini, 39, of Hartford approached the two
      >>men, told them they were in America and needed to speak English,
      >>police said.
      >>
      >>Cecchini then punched one of the and was joined in assaulting the men
      >>by Stephen Rice, 33, of South Windsor, and Anthony Bogoslofski, 30,
      >>of East Windsor, according to court documents.
      >>
      >>Cecchini was arraigned Tuesday before Superior Court Judge Jorge A.
      >>Simon, who is of Puerto Rican heritage and speaks fluent Spanish.
      >>
      >>When marshals led Cecchini before Simon, the judge asked: "Want me to
      >>speak to you and ask you about your rights in Spanish?"
      >>
      >>Simon set Cecchini's bond at $15,000. He is scheduled to return to
      >>court Jan. 29.
      >>
      >>Rice and Bogoslofski were arrested Friday and released on $10,000
      >>bonds after their arraignment Monday.
      >>
      >>Each faces two counts of third-degree assault, single counts of
      >>intimidation based on bigotry or bias, and breach of peace.
      >>
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      >>
      >>Copyright (c) 2002, The Associated Press
      >>
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      >>
      >>This article originally appeared at:
      >>http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct--biasbeating0116jan16.story
      >>
      >>Visit Newsday online at http://www.newsday.com
      >


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