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Old 07-30-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) ― A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that authorities will not be prevented from publicly discussing a suspected gang-related shooting in the city's Excelsior District last month that left a father and two of his sons dead.

Judge Lucy McCabe denied a motion by attorneys for the murder suspect, 21-year-old Edwin Ramos, who were trying to impose a gag order in the case.

McCabe said there had been an "insufficient showing" that Ramos' right to a fair trial was threatened by police and prosecutors disseminating information about the shootings.

"Much of the information is inherently newsworthy, and the public is entitled to know," McCabe said.

The ruling came two days after the head of San Francisco's homicide unit, Lt. Mike Stasko, discussed the case at a public hearing held by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee.

Stasko told members of the committee that the killings were not the result of road rage, as police spokesmen had previously alluded, but were a case of the victims having been mistakenly identified as gang members.

cbs5.com - Gag Order Denied In SF Triple-Shooting Case (http://cbs5.com/local/ramos.gag.order.2.783739.html - broken link)

This is great news! The more publicized this become the more American anger it will evoke and rally more people to demand more raids and deportation.
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