Resolution on Aytotzinapa 43 Before San. Fran. Bd. of Sup.

Pomona Councilwoman Cristina carrizosa informs us that the board of supervisors of san Francisco is taking up a similar resolution that was passed by the Pomona city council requesting an independent international inquiry into the events in iguala … and the prosecution and effective condemnation of the responsible at all levels ((attached is the resolution)

RESOLved, That the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco formally expresses their support for the bereaved relatives and students, and respectfully request an independent international inquiry into the events that happened in Iguala, including a full investigation into the disappearances, and exhaustive establishment of all responsibilities and the prosecution and effective condemnation of the responsible at all levels, in line with international standards of justice; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the San Francisco Board of Supervisors hereby directs the Clerk of the Board to send a copy of this Resolution to Mr. Andrés Roemer, the Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco, the President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate and the Honorable Members of the United States Congress representing the City of San Francisco and surrounding regions.

9th District Supervisor  David Campos,of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors presented the attached resolution, modeled in the one you wrote, to the board for approval today.  I haven’t heard the results of the vote yet. I thought you’d like to hear this.

[Resolution in Support of an Investigation into the Disappearance of Forty-Three Mexican Students]

 

Resolution in Support of a Full Investigation into the Disappearance of Forty-Three Students from Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.

 

WHEREAS, On September 26, 2014, in the Mexican City Iguala, Guerrero, forty three students from the Ayotzinapa Rural University (Escuela Normal) were taken by force and are still missing; and,

WHEREAS, The students were mostly children from poor, rural families who were training to become teachers to serve the rural and indigenous poor; and,

WHEREAS, The Mexican authorities failed to promptly and diligently take action and did not start to search for the missing students and adequately protect the survivors and the families without delay; and,

WHEREAS, The recent events in Guerrero expose serious issues of impunity, collusion between police officers and organized crime gangs and excessive use of force and therefore must be addressed for remedial action; and,

WHEREAS, This incident reverberates with the experience of many San Francisco residents whose families have suffered similar violence in Latin America, including the 60,000 Mexican Americans residing in San Francisco; now, therefore, be it

RESOLved, That the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco formally expresses their support for the bereaved relatives and students, and respectfully request an independent international inquiry into the events that happened in Iguala, including a full investigation into the disappearances, and exhaustive establishment of all responsibilities and the prosecution and effective condemnation of the responsible at all levels, in line with international standards of justice; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the San Francisco Board of Supervisors hereby directs the Clerk of the Board to send a copy of this Resolution to Mr. Andrés Roemer, the Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco, the President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate and the Honorable Members of the United States Congress representing the City of San Francisco and surrounding regions.

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