The judge who made the decision to release all the evidence in the Trump University trial and to start the trial during the Republican National Convention, turns out to be a member of the legal team for a racist organization, La Raza. Now that we know this, we can easily see that Trump has no chance for a fair trial. The judge has already admitted that releasing the evidence was wrong and ordered the records resealed. Fat lot of good that will do, since every news outlet in the country already have copies.
Curiel lists “La Raza Lawyers of San Diego” as a legal association he has been a part of in the questionnaire. Curiel’s office at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California confirmed to TheDC the judge’s membership in the group.
Curiel reveals more ties to the group in his questionnaire. He has spoken at two receptions held by La Raza Lawyers of San Diego, the most recent being in 2011. Last year, the group also held a reception for Curiel. The description of the event says, “This year we are proud to be honoring Judge Gonzalo Curiel at our reception and recognizing him for his leadership and support to the community and to our Association!”
In addition, Curiel served on the selection committee in 2014 for the La Raza Lawyers of San Diego Scholarship Fund. Six of seven of the recipients of these scholarships ranging from $1500 to $1600 were born in Central America. One of them, Ricardo Elorza, described himself as “undocumented.”
La Raza claims:
“Our organization has not been involved in organizing any of the anti-Trump rallies, much less encouraged our members or anyone to participate in any illegal activity,” La Raza Lawyers of San Diego told TheDC in a statement Wednesday. “We help empower Latino attorneys, judges and law students, and provide services to the greater local Latino community.”
The Truth? La Raza was part of the coalition whose violent actions led to the cancelling of a Trump appearance:
La Raza Chicago
The Chicago branch of the notoriously radical pro-illegal immigration group had people on site and detailing the events in a post on its site.
“Donald Trump canceled its event Friday night at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for safety reasons, including the thousands of protesters who gathered inside and outside the venue,” read an English translation of the post, “protesting his presence, which has already caused confrontations with supporters of Trump and the authorities.”
The post concludes analyzing who the protesters were: “Protests by presidential candidate rally had been organized for days by a coalition of activists, students, religious and political city, including numerous Latino organizations and African American (organizations.)”