Richmond High Gang Rape Case: Outrage Leads to Three More Arrests and Five Suspects Total

The entrance to Richmond High School; cops are usually there at least once a week (Courtesy:

The entrance to Richmond High School; cops are usually there at least once a week (Courtesy:

Before I go on here, I want to be perfectly clear.

The discussion here about the gang rape at Richmond High is not for haters of Chicanos and Latinos in California or elsewhere. Because I am not coming from hate. I am coming from concern for the raising and development of Latino children, particularly Latinas–girls and women. This episode certainly points to a major ongoing dysfunction within this group: the lack of respect for Latina women.

This disrespect can be found among other American minority groups. I don’t have to talk about how black people want to celebrate and “save” rapists from “lying” black women. And how about rich white people who tend to protect the boys and men who rape and kill other rich or lower class white girls and women. Let’s talk about Anita Hill, Robin Givens, Michael Skakel, William Kennedy Smith, or even Robert Chambers, a lower class man, but with aspirations towards the upper class life. It all ties in.

I have nieces and grand-nieces and -nephews who are bi-racial–part black and part-Chicano or Latino. Shall I diss where they came from?

I’ve already had to deep six a few comments that dealt with deporting Latinos and Mexican immigrants back where they came from. You know what that sounds like to me? Go back to Africa, n—–r. So fck you and the horses you rode in on. I know what you are.

This news was released on KPIX, Channel 5 in San Francisco at about 11:00 a.m. today. It’s almost 5 p.m. here, so it is nearly 3:00 p.m. there:

Richmond police arrested three more suspects Tuesday night in connection with the two-and-a-half-hour gang rape of a 15-year-old girl during Richmond High School’s homecoming dance Saturday night, bringing the total number of arrests to five, Lt. Mark Gagan said today.

Police arrested 21-year-old Richmond resident Salvador Rodriguez, a 16-year-old San Pablo boy and a 17-year-old Pinole boy, Gagan said.

The first arrest came shortly after the attack when police apprehended 19-year-old Manuel Ortega, a former Richmond High School student, as he allegedly ran from the scene of the assault.

Then on Monday, investigators pulled two students out of class at the high school and brought them in for questioning. One student was released, but the other, a 15-year-old San Pablo boy, was booked on one count of sexual assault.

Detectives were scheduled to meet with prosecutors from the district attorney’s office today about the case. They have until 5 p.m. today to file charges against Ortega, Gagan said, and until Friday to file charges against the three suspects who were arrested Tuesday.

At least three of the five suspects attended Richmond High School, Gagan said, and all five were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

Detectives are continuing to interview witnesses and now believe that between seven and 10 people were involved in robbing, beating and sexually assaulting the victim, a Richmond High School student, in front of as many as a dozen onlookers.

According to this article, some of the suspects interviewed showed no remorse for what had occurred.

These children are on emotional lockdown. They have no idea.

Already, some apologist for the Rodriguez man has published a video on YouTube attesting to what really happened that night, and Rodriguez isn’t responsible. SMH. It begins. It begins already.

More later.

~ by blksista on October 28, 2009.

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