Resolution - Department of Justice Investigation of the Flores Family Murders Resulting From Home Invasion in Arivaca AZ by hate Group Members

Whereas, LULAC is the Nation oldest and largest Latino Organization dedicated to civil rights; and
Whereas, on May 30, 2009, nine year old Brisenia Flores and her father Raul Flores were murdered in their home in Arivaca, Arizona, and Mrs. Flores hospitalized by gunshot wounds; and
Whereas, the perpetrators/ murder suspects are members of certain Minuteman / "hate groups," operating in the border region and the serious implications therefore; and
Whereas, the United States Justice Department has jurisdiction over hate crimes and civil rights issues; and
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, we the undersigned strongly support the National LULAC President Rosa Rosales' letter to the United States Justice Department requesting a full investigation of the incident.
FURTHERMORE, we request that this resolution be approved at the Arizona LULAC Convention and forwarded to the national LULAC convention to become a national legislative priority.

Approved this 18th day of July 2009.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President