During Cinco de Mayo celebrations, residents of San José faced daytime checkpoints, citations, and arrests on a scale not matched by any other festival of the year. By 10 pm the focus appeared to be diverting cars and mostly-Latino youths from the downtown area, effectively evacuating the city center and shutting down street celebrations on two nights.
Read an exclusive report by SJ Peace & Justice Center president Sharat Lin at the Indy Bay web site. The report is accompanied by a photo essay showing SJPD in action on May 2 and May 5, 2010.
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