Update Message from Luta on June 24th:
I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all your love & continued support thru What is one of the most difficult times in my life.
I was released this morning from santa rita. I am in pain throughout my body. But in decent Spirit. Resting in the village of Huchuin. I am still a bit emotionally unstable & bit dazed About all of this. I'll be making an official report to my Beautiful community as to the incident that took place this last Friday very soon. I just need a day or to get it together and take care of my medical issues.
Xrays show I have a small fracture around my left eye and a larger fracture over my right eye. With some visual & hearing impairment. Damaged cartalidge on my nose. cuts & bruises And major neck & back pain. The swelling on my face has gone down significantly.
Don't be afraid to laugh it heals us all. The inmates said I look like the Raider patch. Lol
Our strength as human beings come from gathering around eachother to support against these injustices. Thank thank thank you to all. Much Love ~Wicahpiluta Candelaria~
via Laura Cedillo: Our Friend/Warrior, Wicahpiluta Candelaria, Luta was the victim of Police Brutality on Friday night and continues to be in custody. We are looking for folks to assist in contributing to his legal defense.
Luta was walking home in San Leandro when he was approached by police officers asking where he was headed... He answered home and they pushed for an address, Luta declared he didn't need to give that information and was ambushed from behind by 7 police officers. He was badly beaten, his eye socket was broken.
Luta has court on Monday, June 23 and would also appreciate folks support to be witness to this at 2pm in Hayward on Amador Blvd.
Luta has stood up and offered songs at so many events and for many folks as they were sick, lets help him now to come home. He is being charged with obstruction of justice....We are also interested in finding a lawyer that could also help....