Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJoe Amado
IN THE NEWS

Joe Amado

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1996 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Somewhere in heaven, Joe Amado said, his father and his baby brother are having a celebration. This week, a Mexican policeman was sentenced for murdering Joe's brother Mario in a room in the Rosarito jail known as the celda del diablo, the cell of the devil. It was an extraordinary turn of events in a case that some say never would have made it to trial had it not been for the intervention of a U.S.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1996 | JOHN M. GONZALES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Spurred by a vocal Shadow Hills man whose brother was found dead in a Baja California jail, Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Panorama City) Wednesday wrote to Mexican authorities beseeching them to reopen the case. A Mexican appeals court earlier this month overturned the conviction of a Rosarito police officer who had been sentenced to eight years for the killing.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A little over two weeks after a Mexican policeman was sentenced for the killing of Mario Amado of North Hollywood, Amado's brother protested Friday that the officer's 8 1/2-year prison sentence is too short. "He should have gotten 25 years to life--that's what he would have gotten in this country," said Joe Amado, a Shadow Hills resident, outside the Mexican consulate near downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1996 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Amado is back on the case. Just four months after it appeared he had won his years-long, high-profile fight to avenge the strangulation of his younger brother in a Mexican jail, the Sun Valley man was back Tuesday, holding a news conference before the Mexican consulate on 6th Street and protesting that the Mexican justice system is corrupt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1996 | JOHN M. GONZALES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Spurred by a vocal Shadow Hills man whose brother was found dead in a Baja California jail, Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Panorama City) Wednesday wrote to Mexican authorities beseeching them to reopen the case. A Mexican appeals court earlier this month overturned the conviction of a Rosarito police officer who had been sentenced to eight years for the killing.
NEWS
May 14, 1996 | LISA LEFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Mexican police officer recently sentenced to an 8 1/2-year prison term for the murder of a North Hollywood man in a Baja California jail has been released from prison because an appeals court overturned his conviction. The Mexican court order granting the officer freedom was an emotional blow to the dead man's older brother, who waged a noisy, high-profile campaign to identify and punish the killer and had celebrated the guilty verdict just four months ago.
NEWS
May 11, 1993 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 11 months of pressuring the Mexican government, a Van Nuys man's quest for justice in his brother's slaying in a Rosarito jail paid off Monday when Mexican authorities confirmed the arrest of a police officer on murder charges. But Joe Amado said he was still not satisfied with the arrest of just one officer in the June 6 slaying of his brother.
NEWS
May 3, 1993 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It will never bring his only baby brother back. But Joe Amado wants the world to hear about his death in a squalid jail cell in this resort town, and the tales of other border hoppers who say they were tortured by the Mexican police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1996 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Amado is back on the case. Just four months after it appeared he had won his years-long, high-profile fight to avenge the strangulation of his younger brother in a Mexican jail, the Sun Valley man was back Tuesday, holding a news conference before the Mexican consulate on 6th Street and protesting that the Mexican justice system is corrupt.
NEWS
May 3, 1993 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the 10 months since his brother's death in a Rosarito jail cell, Joe Amado has been championing the causes of other families who allege that their relatives have been abused--or murdered--while in the custody of Mexican police. Where Amado has received some answers in his brother Mario's death--obtaining, for example, an autopsy declaring it a homicide--other families still search. Some families sought out Amado. In some cases, he tracked them down, later briefing U.S.
NEWS
May 14, 1996 | LISA LEFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Mexican police officer recently sentenced to an 8 1/2-year prison term for the murder of a North Hollywood man in a Baja California jail has been released from prison because an appeals court overturned his conviction. The Mexican court order granting the officer freedom was an emotional blow to the dead man's older brother, who waged a noisy, high-profile campaign to identify and punish the killer and had celebrated the guilty verdict just four months ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A little over two weeks after a Mexican policeman was sentenced for the killing of Mario Amado of North Hollywood, Amado's brother protested Friday that the officer's 8 1/2-year prison sentence is too short. "He should have gotten 25 years to life--that's what he would have gotten in this country," said Joe Amado, a Shadow Hills resident, outside the Mexican consulate near downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1996 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Somewhere in heaven, Joe Amado said, his father and his baby brother are having a celebration. This week, a Mexican policeman was sentenced for murdering Joe's brother Mario in a room in the Rosarito jail known as the celda del diablo, the cell of the devil. It was an extraordinary turn of events in a case that some say never would have made it to trial had it not been for the intervention of a U.S.
NEWS
May 11, 1993 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 11 months of pressuring the Mexican government, a Van Nuys man's quest for justice in his brother's slaying in a Rosarito jail paid off Monday when Mexican authorities confirmed the arrest of a police officer on murder charges. But Joe Amado said he was still not satisfied with the arrest of just one officer in the June 6 slaying of his brother.
NEWS
May 3, 1993 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It will never bring his only baby brother back. But Joe Amado wants the world to hear about his death in a squalid jail cell in this resort town, and the tales of other border hoppers who say they were tortured by the Mexican police.
NEWS
May 3, 1993 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the 10 months since his brother's death in a Rosarito jail cell, Joe Amado has been championing the causes of other families who allege that their relatives have been abused--or murdered--while in the custody of Mexican police. Where Amado has received some answers in his brother Mario's death--obtaining, for example, an autopsy declaring it a homicide--other families still search. Some families sought out Amado. In some cases, he tracked them down, later briefing U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of a North Hollywood man in police custody in Mexico is being investigated by Mexican authorities as a possible murder instead of suicide, as police originally classed the death, U.S. and Mexican government officials said Thursday.
MAGAZINE
January 16, 2000 | James Ricci
It's terrible when a man of action finds himself in a situation that seems to offer no recourse except philosophy. Joe Amado came face-to-face with such a dilemma four years ago. His brother Mario, 29 and Joe's junior by two decades, had been killed in 1992 by Tijuana police during a vacation the brothers had taken with their girlfriends. The police had claimed the death a suicide. Not knowing what else to do, Amado and his sister and mother picketed the border, demanding justice.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|