Sunday, July 13, 2014

RULING: Aquilla Self Defense Defended Themselves, Because State Failed their Duty

Borderland Beat from  Aristegui Noticias Translated by Jane Brundage Mexico Voices
Leonel Rivero, attorney for three imprisoned self-defense members from Aquila, says a judge has decided to discontinue legal proceedings against the defendants who are accused of carrying weapons for the exclusive use of the Army.  This, after it was demonstrated that they were defensing their right to life because the State failed to  guarantee their security.

In an interview with [Carmen Aristegui on] MVS News First Edition, Rivero explained that Ephraín, Augustine and Vicente Villanueva would nonetheless remain imprisoned in Michoacan, because they also face charges of kidnapping.

The lawyer hailed the judge's decision to present non-accusatory conclusions [i.e., to acquit] for bearing arms, after Rivero presented a sociological study that demonstrated the incapacity of the various governments [federal, state, municipal] to ensure their security.

Now, he said,
"they have pending legal procedures, allegations of kidnapping made ​​by employees of territorial bosses for The Knights Templars; accusations that, so far, keep them detained at Mil Cumbres Prison in Morelia [capital of Michoacán]."
Rivero pointed out that the evidence submitted [by the defense] stated that citizens give up some of their freedoms in order that the State might guarantee public security; however,
"we demonstrated that the three levels of government had not fulfilled their obligation."
The attorney argued that community members
"had turned to government agencies, but these had paid no attention [to their requests]."
Rivero pointed out that the three "had chosen to violate that principle" (referring to the ban on carrying weapons restricted to Army use) given the fact that the right to life did not exist [in their community]. Rivero stated:
"It was essentially that ruling on the sociological issue that determined (dismissal of the legal process); there is no possibility that the legal process for weapons carrying might be reactivated." 
Commissioner Alfredo Castillo's Lawyers

Leonel Rivero disclosed the existence of "the lawyers of Alfredo Castillo," in reference to what the federal official has apparently mobilized to deal with the self-defense cases, without their having achieved their release up to now.

The defense attorney said that, at first, he defended 18 self-defense prisoners from Aquila, of whom 15 were convinced [to sign an agreement] by lawyers presumably sent by the federal government official [Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, Commissioner for Public Security and Comprehensive Development of Michoacán].
MV Note: On May 14, 2014, Rivero described this agreement:
"Despite the fact that the defense 'has complied with all parts of the agreement, on May 12 lawyers Jorge Espino, Antonio Pacheco and Juan Carlos Escobar interviewed Augustín, Ephraín and Vicente Villanueva in Mil Cumbres prison. The lawyers indicated to them that they were representing the Commissioner and that if they [defendants] revoked their lawyers and disowned the agreement that the [Aquila] community had made ​​with the Commissioner and, in turn, signed the [self-defense] demobilization agreement, they would be released within 20 days'." [Emphasis added]
Rivero adds:
"Lawyers who have ostensibly presented themselves as representatives of Castillo ... told them that they guaranteed their freedom in 15 days; it is clear that they [lawyers] had government support because otherwise they would not have been able to enter a federal prison. 
"They permitted me to meet with all those facing charges and offer them that proposal (to release them) [but] we were not able to meet with everyone; that requires the existence [of permission] of a higher authority."
Although he succeeded in getting the dismissal of at least one of the charges faced by his clients (who remain in prison), Rivero rejected the notion that he would again take up the defense of the other cases.

26 comments:

  1. Mr. Rivero is a Hero. Mexico needs a million like him God Bless the people of Mexico

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    1. Why is Mexico the best country out of all the Latin country's

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  2. there is no fucking right to life in mexico, just goverment opresion

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    1. Kevin Ortiz kidnapped in taumaulipas all roads shutdown

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    2. Who's Kevin Ortiz?

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    3. A kid singer

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  3. Coming here to the states.. government opresion

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    1. Get out of the state's and move to Mexico u piece of shiit, obviously u don't know how lucky u are.

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  4. Castillo is screwed. Evil exposed in daylight loses all power. It is most powerful in a distance and in the dark. Castillo will fall very soon. EPN has to have a fall guy, he always will. Castillo is this one. It will be beautiful to watch.

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  5. Templarios complaining of kidnapping at the hands of defense groups. What a farce? I guess they confuse being under arrest with kidnapping since up till now the law never was enforced against them.

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  6. Finally, an honest judge with huevos in Mexico and a good attorney.

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  7. Fuck you Castillo. Sooner or later you will reap what you sow.

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  8. Such injustice!!

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  9. Those don't exactly look like high-powered assault or military grade weapons to me. Charges should never have been brought in the first place.

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  10. one charge dismissed, one hundred more charges to be made, no lawsuit can be made against the "federal" commissioneer or the criminals sponsored by el castillo de cagada, and the lawyer will not represent the AD regarding the other charges, total impunity for el castillo de cagada...
    if the mexican lawmakers had any balls, since they don't have the professionalism needed, they would be working on making arrests under false pretenses a crime not protected under any law, politician, or excuse, but like torture and murder under custody of the federal or state government, it is a pipe dream to expect any changes...
    time for a new constitutional convention and at least an unofficial parallel government that will work seriously to change things, with one reward for crooks, the death penalty...

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  11. I feel for the autodefensas who remain imprisoned. At least here in Canada you can call 911 and the cops will show up and be on the victims side.

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  12. The tide is slowly turning! I guess EPN and the PRI Cartel don't have control cover everything! We will see if it's for real or just a set up!

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  13. Marlin .22 lr , few .410ga , a 20ga an Hungarian AKM . Polish AK , not much to defend themselves against the bad guys controlled by Satan.
    Free Dr. Mireles .

    He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.




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  14. Any news on the capture of the leader of the Guerreros Unidos, Gonzalo Martin Souza Neves?

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  15. --the templarias have a no prisoners policy, anybody they pick gets the death penalty, a summary execution, torture, and if lucky will live a few more minutes until they are done with the rape...
    --the AD might want to do the same to them, thousands of people have disappeared, and not many of them were murderers, kidnappers extortionists, really, al castillo de cagada se le subio la cagada a la cabeza. i mean, the shit went to the head of the shit castle.
    --what is the process to initiate trials at the International Court of Human Rights? is it true that only elected politicians can do it?

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  16. July 13, 2014 at 11:21 PM
    Same here in Australia. It's really a shame what is happening in Michoacan but it's good that the autodefensas had a win here.

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  17. Michoacan is a failed state In general and the ads worst thing they can ever do.

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  18. FREE DR. MIRELES!!!!! AND HIS PEOPLE. WHERE IS LA TUTA ????

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  19. La Tuta? Disguised selling oranges and coconut juices on a freeway off ramp near you!

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  20. So i read somewhere online that there is new cartel in the state of guerrero that emerge yesterday threatening to take out the CJNG,CT and The Guerreros Unidos and supposedlt their being led by two men who were once part of the BLO and Sinaloa Cartel any info on what's going on with this new group and can they be a force to be reckoned with in Guerrero?

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  21. mexico is now ruled by flash in the pan two week cartels, guerrero is fucked up, el subcomandante marcos is retiring and el comandante never showed his snout anywhere, people died for twenty years, for nothing...

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