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September 19, 1990 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego police are investigating the origins of a threatening letter full of racial epithets received last week by Roberto Martinez, a leading Latino activist who has been an outspoken advocate for immigrants in the U.S.-Mexico border area. "We're investigating it as a hate crime," police spokesman Bill Robinson said. The crudely written letter is the latest in a series of threats Martinez has received by mail and telephone, he said. The letter was received Sept.
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November 9, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He wears Hush Puppies and a somber expression that leans toward worry. His voice, gentle and drab, seems an unlikely conveyance for a message of moral indignation. Yet Roberto Martinez has stubbornly delivered such a message during nearly three decades of advocacy on behalf of migrants at the U.S.-Mexican border. And on the verge of retirement, here was Martinez again, presiding at another news conference to denounce alleged excesses by the U.S. Border Patrol two weeks ago.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He wears Hush Puppies and a somber expression that leans toward worry. His voice, gentle and drab, seems an unlikely conveyance for a message of moral indignation. Yet Roberto Martinez has stubbornly delivered such a message during nearly three decades of advocacy on behalf of migrants at the U.S.-Mexican border. And on the verge of retirement, here was Martinez again, presiding at another news conference to denounce alleged excesses by the U.S. Border Patrol two weeks ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1990 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego police are investigating the origins of a threatening letter full of racial epithets received last week by Roberto Martinez, a leading Latino activist who has been an outspoken advocate for immigrants in the U.S.-Mexico border area. "We're investigating it as a hate crime," police spokesman Bill Robinson said. The crudely written letter is the latest in a series of threats Martinez has received by mail and telephone, he said. The letter was received Sept.
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February 13, 1990 | Reuters
The Honduran government will open the U.S.-built Palmerola Air Base for public use, Honduran Vice President Roberto Martinez said Monday. A U.S. Embassy spokesman said that the decision to convert the airport, currently used only by the Honduran and U.S. military, should be left to Honduras.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1992
A 25-year-old Oceanside man was stabbed to death in a carport near his home early Thursday, police said. Roberto Martinez Cruz, who worked as a dishwasher at an Oceanside restaurant, lived in the 500 block of Greenbrier Road. Police received a call about 1 a.m. Thursday and found Martinez stabbed at a carport at 514 Greenbrier Road, near his home. He died at the scene after police arrived, an Oceanside Police Department spokesman said.
NEWS
February 15, 1989
Sheriff John Duffy and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department were cleared of criminal wrongdoing in an FBI investigation of 70 cases of alleged civil rights violations stemming from several beatings and deaths suffered by inmates while incarcerated in the county jails. However, U.S. Atty. William Braniff said that his office and FBI investigators are still reviewing two cases to determine if criminal prosecution of deputies or other jail personnel is warranted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1986
The suspect in an attempted murder and car theft in San Juan Capistrano, located and arrested in San Mateo, Calif., was booked into County Jail on Saturday. A Sheriff's Department spokesman said the man, identified as Mauricio Roberto Martinez, 21, of San Juan Capistrano was arrested without a struggle when he returned to the stolen car that was parked on a San Mateo street. On Oct. 30 at 12:55 a.m.
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January 4, 1985 | United Press International
Police have arrested one suspect and are looking for another in the murder of a U.S. navy petty officer and the attempted rape of his wife, the U.S. Embassy said Thursday. Gregory Lawless, 25, a petty officer 2nd class assigned to Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego, was shot in the throat and head. His wife Lynda was severely beaten in an attack that occurred early Sunday in a wooded area on the southern edge of Mexico City. A U.S.
NEWS
June 26, 1988
Philippine troops arrested three army mutineers loyal to deposed President Ferdinand E. Marcos who were allegedly plotting to overthrow the government. Officials said that a 30-page document seized along with the three soldiers in the Tondo slum district of Manila confirmed a military report of a plan to attack the presidential palace, military camps and the capital's airport.
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