Giovanni Ramirez Arrested in Bryan Stow Beating

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Los Angeles police say they have the "primary aggressor" in the Bryan Stow beating behind bars today. Police raided an East Hollywood apartment building this weekend and arrested 31-year-old Giovanni Ramirez on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

He was arrested on Sunday morning, three miles from Dodger Stadium where Stow, a Giants fan, was savagely beaten after the opener game March 31. According to media outlets, Ramirez has a history of robbery and gun charges.

He is being held without bail.


More than 20 detectives have worked on the case for two months, chasing down leads and calling on the media and the public for help.  Last week, police increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of the attackers to $200,000.

Ramirez's parole agent reportedly tipped police off after noticing one of the men he supervised had a fresh tattoo on his neck, clearly an attempt to cover up anold marking that had been described by witnesses. Officers are still on the hunt for one more suspect and a woman they say drove the getaway car.  LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told reporters that this is a huge crack in the case, and encouraged the other suspects to turn themselves in.

Ramirez, who was arrested in an East Hollywood apartment building, a gritty and rough neighborhood, is being accused of kicking Stow repeatedly while he was unconscious on the ground. Stow was attacked by two men as he walked back to his car after the game. They beat him because he is a Giants fan.

Stow, a paramedic and father of two, remains in a coma at San Francisco General Hospital. Doctors have said that if Stow wakes up, he could have significant brain damage.

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MoneyPitch
MoneyPitch

Raiding somebody's house because he looks like the sketch of a criminal?  Let's be honest, Popo doesn't care about your rights.

JIm Mourgos
JIm Mourgos

Wow, some of the f-bombs and racist language on this comment site are pretty shocking and immature.  Can we stay with the issue?  Mob justice would put people like this up against the wall and shot, not caring about his constitutional rights.  Innocent until proven guilty.  I am curious what the prosecution's evidence is.  There are apparently witnesses that say he was never near Dodger stadium that day.  Please people, be civil in your comments. 

1dm25
1dm25

Does anyone know where stows two frainds were? and why they didnt help him?

ilovecalifornia
ilovecalifornia

I work for the county, the Probation Department.  To those who think that just because he has a probation/parole officer, that he's legal, let me educate you.  Just because a criminal has a probation/parole officer or has gone to prison, DOES NOT mean they have legal status.  We have many offenders in our case load who happen to be illegals.  The system just does not deport, because it all depends on the severity of the crime.  In this case, it he is illega, then deporting him would all depend on the gravity of the offense, his punishment here, and I am positive they will keep him here, even if he is an illegal, because it would be better to punshi him here, rather than deporting him back to his country of origin, where there's a good chance of him returning and commiting another crime.

It's too bad that this turned into a racial issue.  I hope the Stowe family gets through and that Bryan recovers. 

justsayin
justsayin

Aliveandfierce, I thought Spain is a part of europe also, Spanish explorers, settling in the americas, Like "them White" folks from,,,wait for it,,,Europe.. So whats up dumby

Charley_sf
Charley_sf

We owe the LAPD our thanks for their hard work on this case.  

Charley_sf
Charley_sf

The attack on Bryan Stow is a true living horror--for both Bryan and his family and friends--as it is for all of us.   But we all need to be cautious until the police file charges and the jury can hear the evidence in the Court of law.   As good a guy as Bryan is, I suspect that Bryan would be the first person to agree.

John Q Public
John Q Public

The piece of s@%*& should be executed.That guy could die and this guy couldn't care less.Society does not need this POS.

Auto375311
Auto375311

I think that everyone is looking too much into the issue of race here. What a mediator would be able to get across is that Mexicans were indeed here first but whites have done a hell of a job innovating a technologically advanced society. Giovanni Ramirez has not yet been convicted of a crime. Yes, the tattoo is almost as bad as when I heard of a serial killer who got a teardrop tattooed below his eye before a jury had even returned a guilty verdict. Things look awfully bad for him. But the reality is that this has little to with illegal aliens and more to do with someone who has a lengthy rap sheet who is, for some mysterious reason, back on the street.

Samdono
Samdono

He should never be on the these streets in the 1st place. Bet my life on it that if hes not illegal at the very least hes a anchorbaby. That means his parents most likely came here already preggo. I understand trying to find better for your family but raise your family right then. And I dont care where you come from. If you work hard in school, in any school you'll get good grades and be noticed. No 1 forces kids to be gangsters and thugs, they way of life is choosing.

Kevin
Kevin

I love when they say "Texas, Arizona,Californiaand New Mexico use to be part of Mexico" I say "fine, we will give you those states and redraw the borders., you will still come accross the new drawn border into the United States because that is where the free cash and handouts are. Once those states become Mexico, the free cash and handout are over so accross you come again claiming racisim everywhere you go. 

Rivera
Rivera

All that talk about the Southwest once being Mexican is quite old and tired. Mexico lost the Southwest because it was not able to defend it, because it didn't have the social, economic, political or military structures to defend it, because the Apaches (Chiricauas, Comanches, etc.) of Arizona and New Mexico continuously raided, first, Spanish, later, Mexican settlements in the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua, and so neither established strong settlements along the Gila or Grande rivers. When the war with the U.S. came, it was easy pickins' for the Americans. It's old history, really, I mean, I don't hear the Spanish crying over having lost their possessions in Latin America, nor Portugal over losing Brazil... History happens, get used to it.

Bigdawg24
Bigdawg24

I also wish instead of reward money somone put a 500k hit on his family

Ryguy
Ryguy

Someone please release the address of His girlfriend and child so I can go down their and beat their brains in. God damn Mexicans ruining my city (im from LA)

Ugonet
Ugonet

Well, he will need to get used to sucking man meat now!

A3P
A3P

Giovanni Ramirez who is living in Los Angeles was caught for the crime of assault with a deadly weapon for the beating into a coma of Bryan Stow, a 42-year-old father of two from Santa Cruz, California.

The news noticed they caught him, the noticed he beat a father of 2 into a coma at a Dodgers game, they just didn’t notice he is a member of Varrio Nuevo Estrada Mexican street gang. They also didn’t seem to notice the 60%+ likeliness that this makes him an illegal alien, and the 90%+ likeliness that hes at minimum an anchor baby.

PlasmamanBoom
PlasmamanBoom

You people arguing about how White people are illegal too really need to step off the fantasy island train and wake up.  This is AMERICA.  SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED.  What happened 300+ years ago has ZERO to do with today. Nothing.  I have no problem with Latin people. None. So you can take the race card and shove it(as if Latin people arent among the most racist people alive btw - hysterical and muy muy hypocritical!) I'm really sick and tired of hearing Mexicans(and other Latin people) talk abut how white people should go back to Europe. Umm how about this... first off be sure you were born here, and while you're at it.. be sure your parents didnt have you in this country just because of the absurd law that made you a citizen because you were born here.  Once you make sure of those two things then run your ignorant mouths.  YES I agree that if you look at history 100% The US essentially claimed Cali and Texas Arizona and NM from Mexico.  But that was 300 years ago and has been widely accepted as in the past for centuries.  The same can be said for most of you.  The Spanish conquered MX and forced you all into Christianity etc(which always mystifies me from the perspective of wondering why so many Latin people are uber religious - your people were raped and killed and forced to believe in it - doesnt seem peaceful and voluntary to me)  Andyway one thing has nothing to do with the other.  So top with the idiotic - go back to Europe.  That was 400 years ago, your dad was 40 years ago. Much more relevant. Fools.

Fred52280
Fred52280

For the record, the prison system has alot more sick white fucks in there for rape and other sick shit.

PlasmamanBoom
PlasmamanBoom

 Fred. Please, while I agree that you can point certain crimes at certain races, lets not even beging that argument. look at the %ages in prison. End of story. it's like 90% black and hispanic.

Ed Ryan76
Ed Ryan76

whites are not over-represented though, as hispanics and blacks are. 

Paige
Paige

My point still stands. Instead of sitting here pointing the finger about race [which clearly seems to be pointing in the opposite direction of where John Doe claimed it was anyway], we just all need to acknowledge that this dumbass is in custody and hopefully he gets what the law should have waiting for him. There's a lot of sick people in this world and that's common to humanity, not specific races.

Chazcal
Chazcal

Charge this guy with a hate crime...low life Mexicans have enjoyed this hobby of jumping whites as long as I can remember... don't get me wrong I have plenty of buddies that are Mexican in Tucson... but the low life version of the racist Mexicans do this all the time. Fry his ass. Last time I checked Mexicans are not native to this country either... so is this the real motivation behind these beatings? If it is say so..don't hide it ... lets get it on now.

Leadsledjohnny
Leadsledjohnny

He is obviously hispanic, but it's funny he has an Italian first name.. 

Ed Ryan76
Ed Ryan76

All these fools arguing back and forth about who needs to go where seem to FORGET that teh vast majority of MEXICANS also have EUROPEAN heritage also! Newflash: Spanish isn't indigenous to this continent! So unless all of you illegal-alien supporting bean dips are going to pack up YOUR stuff and head back to SPAIN, stfu! In fact, the ruling class in Mexico has more European heritage than indy. Look at the news, entertainers, etc on univision, telemundo, and so on. In some cases, they're about totally white!!! Another newsflash: MEXICO does not want the illegal trash that sneaks into our country either. That's why they hand out pamphlets on how to sneak in here safely. And let us not forget that that land, and ours, has changed hands dozens of times over the last few centuries. Look it up! This whole "get off my land" argument is riddled with ignorance of history. Borders are border. Laws are laws. Respect them. It's that d*** simple. Idiots. 

Jared Loughner
Jared Loughner

Yeah, us white people never kill or harm anyone...

Jared Loughner

Puppycatscratch
Puppycatscratch

Oh now that is just plain ridiculous!  Now YOU sound ignorant... don't put the rest of us white people in YOUR boat... WE ALL are guilty of committing crimes, it doesn't matter what race you are!  Almost makes me embarrassed to be white, reading this stupid post written by a white man.  ugh.  

John Doe
John Doe

No, we sure don't.

Sincerely,

Glenn Beck, by proxy.

(Edit: Did not mean to suggest that Beck have influenced Loughner, but he has influenced others into taking violent action.)

MORTIZ1973
MORTIZ1973

There is a vast history of MIDDLECLASS, WHITE, MALES that do much worse, they are called SERIAL KILLERS. Look them up and educate urself!! BTW their crimes are much worse! Why cant we just celebrate a bad person is caught. Reading ur post its no wonder you sign John Doe! I'd be embarrassed too!!

Ed Ryan76
Ed Ryan76

Then by all means, stay out of white middle class areas. Since you know....your scared of those evil white people. And we'll stay out of the vario. :-/ 

Paige
Paige

 Why the hell can't everyone just agree that a monster was caught and have it end there? Why does it have to be a Mexican monster? Just like the whole bin Laden thing...can we just please all agree that the death of someone who killed thousands of innocent people is better for the world, and not try to make this whole damn thing an issue against the Arab race? Racism is so entrenched and institutionalized in every aspect of our society, people just think it's completely normal.

John Doe
John Doe

 If crimes were committed equally among races, the race of the criminal would never be an issue. But some races have an extremely high percentage of their members committing violence and crimes, when compared to other races. That's your answer, so the "racism," while uncouth, IS based in reality.

Paige
Paige

While there may be truth IN racism, what everyone likes to ignore is the fact that the way society has been structured since this country was built has been centered around whites on top and everyone on some sort of racial hierarchy below. So, in order to say that racism is based in reality, you have to ignore the fact that this system of racial hierarchy is not something that is "natural," it is something that the Europeans imposed from Day 1 in this country and has thus created niches for each successive race coming to this country to fall into. Not to say that a non-white person has NO control over their actions, but they very often have an entirely different level of the societal structure in which to conduct their behavior. It's not the same playing field as it is for whites, and that is not reality. That is a constructed playing field that whites have engineered and institutionalized in order to make life better for them, and them only. No one ever questioned that there are higher crime rates among non-white groups, but there are a multitude of factors contributing to that, and to ignore them is unrealistic. 

Paige
Paige

Just because the kids themselves grew up a certain way does not remove the generations of exposure to the system that their relatives most likely have had, and these are the people that they are supposed to look to as role models. There really don't exist any accepted scientific studies that show any relationship between different mental capacities between races. What you're trying to show is that there is a mental disparity between the races. No one is arguing against a physical difference. We all know that the color of each person's skin is a direct result of the melanin their ancestors were exposed to on a daily basis over the centuries. Let's not try to extrapolate that and attribute it to a man-made system that continuously affects everyone involved. 

John Doe
John Doe

 I live in a predominately white area, and the minorities who live in the area are just as well-off as the white people, and they grew up here. Nearly all the young minorities (teens into 20s) have been arrested for violent crimes, drugs, breaking into houses. I'm not saying white kids don't do this, as some have, but nearly all the minorities have. The "system is keeping us down, maaaaan" excuse doesn't fully explain it. There are physical differences between the races. Why is it so hard to accept that physical differences can generally exist between races in the body, but not in the mind (which is, after all, also part of the physical body)?

Rick
Rick

 Mexicans = Cockroaches

David M
David M

I'm embrassed to be latino. 

Gmvmoomy
Gmvmoomy

Have you ever known a muskin to fight one on one??? I think not!! As for Maira...its spelled racist you dumbshit 

Fffritter
Fffritter

wherever he is from, I hope he get raped anally for long painful hours while in jail 

Rick
Rick

 Too many Mexicants in Cali is turning the place into a cesspool like it is in Mexico. That place sucks!

JohnR
JohnR

its not being racist if its true.

inabunker
inabunker

 Deport the piece of crap!

Puppycatscratch
Puppycatscratch

well actually if we deport him, we won't get the chance at keeping him locked up for the rest of his life... if he goes back to Mexico, chances are nothing will ever happen to him, he will have it better in his own country than here in U.S.   He needs to be punished to every extent of the law, and he won't get that in Mexico. 

bigriggs
bigriggs

Beat him with a baseball bat at home plate..... 

Rick
Rick

 Scum bag Mexican.

Rdftaylor
Rdftaylor

theres $250k, c'mon people. If you know the other suspects, this money can make you for a long time. Turn em in!

Rdftaylor
Rdftaylor

he's a spic straight up and obvioius 

Samdono
Samdono

@Aliveandfierce maybe we (whites) should all leave this country??? After all we made it civilized... Then you and your ancestors can go back to running around in loan cloths and eating each other. And I was born in raised here and a large portion of my race doesnt come to this country to commit crimes.... Thank the white man for your way of life or go back to running around in the forest & jungles of this planet!!!!

Fabiola
Fabiola

Wait a minute, I am sorry but the "white" man has committed as many crimes as any other race. To make things clear the first settlers were not the first to live in America or civilize it. They came here with weapons and greed trying to deemed this land theirs even though there had already been natives who lived off land many years, so don't come here and try to make the "white" race sounds saintly. And if others want to point things out, major part of western America was part of Mexico which was taken with violence. Hispanics do not commit most crimes, it's only portrayed that way by the media because of recent years Hispanics have become the target of hate crimes and racial intolerance; such as were the Irish, the Japanese, and African Americans before us. No race is perfect. The bottom line of this heinous crime is that a man from LA, who like many sport fanatics, was stupid and heartless when he along with the other accomplices decided to beat a man who cheered for the other team. Be happy that justice is being made for this crime.

Samdono
Samdono

Whites werent the 1st to civilize it? So the Indians that lived here and constantly fought and cannabilized each other yea they were really civilized. Look around, look at how non-white countries live or have lived till recently. The reason most the civilized places on the planet are civilized is thanks to the white man. Asains changed after they seen our power. Latins and Africans became civilized for the most part because of us. Now arabs didnt civilize with us, they did that on their own and we all see how their civilization is and im not talking about just the islamic extremist, Arabs/Indians as a whole. Without us white europeans this world would be.... well I can only imagine. Either Arabs would be the super power of the world pushing their logic/religion on us or we'd all still be living in huts hunting for our dinner.

AliKatzzz
AliKatzzz

You think Native American's fought each other?  That's another myth that people want you to believe.  GET AN EDUCATION!  The "white man" as you call it came from Spain - Latino and England - Anglo.  Additionally these white men cheated, stole and killed the Native American's who lived here first and were not harming anyone, just protecting what was rightfully theirs.  Let us not forget that these same white men FOUGHT EACH OTHER IN THE CIVIL WAR...now who's civilized?  NO ONE, all races have hate and greed in them, it is human nature.  Only the educated understand what is morally right and wrong.  The rest fight in the name of religion or greed and hatred.

Pacman
Pacman

im not white im a filipino. i believe America will not be America if the Europeans did not come here. US, Canada, Australia, Europe. were all civilized by the white people haha. it sounds racist but its the facts really. if the Americans did not give the Philippines independence i imagine it wouldnt be third world like Hawaii or puerto rico

MORTIZ1973
MORTIZ1973

It is so often sad to see ignorance run rampid in areas they dont need to be.  WE are all immigrants to this great nation except for the natives and there is bad in all races!! Do you not read the statistics on serial Killers a GREAT majority are young, white, males (for exqample) John Wayne Gasey, Jeffrey Dahmer and the BTK Killer!!  I believe their crimes were by far more heinous, don't you agree!?! Bottom Line regardless of RACE all criminals should be punished!!

Andrea
Andrea

you civilized it? you call civility giving blankets to natives that were infected with disease? please, go back to school and educate yourself. learn how to spell while you are at it.. "loan cloths"? 

Samdono
Samdono

LOL no this country you see today. Thats what I mean. Look at most of south america living in hundreds of thousands little shanties. btw love the go back to school lines.... thats all some peeps kno to say

Maira
Maira

no u whites should run like little pussys if u dont u might end up like Bryan Stow 

inabunker
inabunker

Maira, Get an education, would you?  You sound like ghetto trash. 

Rick
Rick

LMAO, remember the Mexicant - American war? You lost once, will lose again! Now show me your green card beyatch! haha  Dont you have someones toilet to clean? 

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