Help Nick's Family Find #Justice4Nicky
We lament the death of Jose “Nick” Piña Cardenas, father of five and beloved son of our longtime member Lydia Piña. Every death of a loved one is terrible, but there is something particularly and inconsolably sorrowful when your child dies. Nick died after falling into a coma at a nearby hospital, just three weeks after he was tackled and restrained by Alameda County sheriff deputies during intake procedures at the notorious Santa Rita jail.
Jail officials never informed Señora Lydia that her son was hospitalized, where he lay for nine days before she found out. The jail is not considering this an in-custody death. To date, at least seven people have died there since 2021. Says Sra. Lydia, “All I want is justice. Nick didn’t deserve to die in that way. All the country should know what happened.” Read more about what happened → here
Nick’s family is now searching for answers to receive the peace they deserve to lay their relative to rest. Sra. Lydia is trying to come up with the immense costs of her son’s death and the family's fight for justice. Funds from this GofundMe will help support the funeral procession and immediate family needs.
To fight this horrific violation of human rights at Santa Rita Jail, donate to this campaign and support Sra. Lydia as she fights for #Justice4Nicky. Donate and share widely - every penny and every share brings us closer to his family getting the answers they deserve.
Read more about the situation HERE