Original Pechanga’s Blog: Jamul Indians, Four Years after Beatings And Evictions, Revive Casino Plans

Here’s a description of what went on at the eviction:The scene at the Jamul Indian Village on March 10 mixed irony with pathos in a combination that demonstrated the intense emotions that surround the proposal to construct a casino in Jamul “Despite promise, homes demolished for casino,” Our Region, March 13. Walter Rosales and Karen Toggery sought two things – to preserve their homes, and to show respect for the remains of their ancestors buried on the land.According to construction plans, their land, which they have lived on since childhood, and their homes will be bulldozed. Their ancestors’ remains will be desecrated by a phantasmagoria of cement and neon that will be erected over their graves. They were evicted from their homes and jeered by the evictors. Dozens gathered to protest the eviction, facing pepper spray and beatings with metal batons to do so.

via Original Pechanga’s Blog: Jamul Indians, Four Years after Beatings And Evictions, Revive Casino Plans.

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