Murrieta Immigration Protesters Charged with Obstructing Officers

James Barragan, Los Angeles Times, September 4, 2014

Six people arrested during heated immigration protests in July that put the city of Murrieta in the national spotlight have been charged with obstructing officers who were responding to the unruly crowds.

There to protest the overflow transfer of Central American immigrant detainees from Texas to the city’s Border Patrol station, the number of demonstrators started out small, but quickly surged as images of the crowd turning back buses were broadcast nationally.


Pro-immigration protesters Jacqueline Sanchez, 26, Pouyan Bokaei, 33, and Salvador Chavez, 24, of Los Angeles; Jessica Rey, 25, of Menifee; and Janet Mathieson, 22, of Claremont, each pleaded not guilty to one misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer and one felony lynching, defined under California law as taking a person from the lawful custody of an officer by means of riot.

Mathieson, who was in court Wednesday with Rey and Sanchez, was also charged with misdemeanor battery on an officer.

Police say they tried to arrest Mathieson for obstructing an officer and Bokaei interfered. Mathieson then jumped on an officer’s back and the other three defendants followed suit in an attempt to break her and Bokaei free.


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  • Deceitful headline; one walks away from it reading it and not the article that the real Americans were charged.

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    Jacqueline Sanchez, 26, Pouyan Bokaei, 33, and Salvador Chavez, 24, of Los Angeles; Jessica Rey, 25, of Menifee

    Oh well, I better get down there and bail them out. I’m hosting a big party at my mega mansion this weekend and I need my lawn and yard and grounds to be in tip top shape and my expensive dishes to be washed and cleaned.

    • tancred guiscard

      So they now face booking into county jail, eh mark? ( nice assist!)

    • nordmann

      Please caption this picture.

      • Marc Zuckurburg

        “My extradition-free tax haven is now ready.”

        • me

          So is your extradition-free tax haven in Hades….

      • Paleoconn

        Please like Mexican immigrants and friend them.

      • TruthBeTold

        No caption here but I wonder how many IT people Mr. Zuckerburg believes he’s going to get from Mexico.

        Or is that not what this is about?

        • nordmann

          The Zuckerburglar had this one his fb page saying that he was going to help his friends get easier access to the internet. My guess is that the international hyenas figure they can borrow money with usurious interest to all of mexico.

      • mobilebay

        Traitor geek meets his supplier.

      • “He likes me better than my wife does.”

    • me

      Marc, you ol’ so and so! Today, you remind me of a Mexican chihuahua. No, I think you’re more like a Merchant Willy Wonka, and the tiny, round Mestizos are your Oompa Loompas. “Zukie and the Taco Factory”. Don’t let them take more than a twenty minute lunch, or you’ll have to retrain them all over again. Also, make sure you screen for ebola, lice, and other sundry pandemics.

  • Paleoconn

    Murrieta, CA and Lynn, MA are the new Valley Forge and San Antonio and Fort Sumter.

  • Spikeygrrl

    I want to make sure I’m reading this right: the people arrested were PRO-immigration?! That makes no sense in context.

    • joe pat

      They were counter protesters, unruly savages.

      Not difficult to figure out.

      • Spikeygrrl

        Then I guess I’m as dumb as a box of rocks.

        – The police were there to ensure that the buses got through
        – The protesters were there to IMPEDE the buses getting through. So far, that’s police vs. protesters. Opposite sides.
        – Now add the counter-protesters. THEY’RE there to impede the protesters from impeding the buses. Which puts them ON THE SAME SIDE AS THE POLICE!

        So why would the police arrest counter-protesters (their allies) but not protesters (their opponents)?

        • Usually Much Calmer

          Not a hot war yet. Time will tell.

  • ZB01

    Also note that this is Riverside County, California, which has a 96%…or more…conviction rate. Very, very aggressive prosecution in this county.

  • me

    But they ain’t smart, Blanche! Most of them are liberal/commie, globalist, money whores right to the core!