Our Mission To Justice for Michael Nida II

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Today was my baby Michael's birthday, he would have been 33 today....(Mikey's Mom, Jean Thaxton)

Today was my baby Michael's birthday, he would have been 33 today....I remember the day when he was born.....He was a little Muay Thai boxer even at his time of birth....he kicked so hard (Muay Thai), while Maritza was in labor and delivery that the bag of waters burst, and splashed all over the doctor and nurse's face and front of their clothes.....at the time, Maritza was embarrassed and I thought it was funny. Now we can laugh about it! Wish you were still with us Michael...doing your Muay Thai dance!!! We love you and miss you so much, I cry every day because you are gone! I cry for the injustice of your death.....if only we can use your death to show and prove how changes must be made to make life more fair for the loved ones of people who's lives were stolen by unskilled, untrained, inept and criminal cops!!!

*Happy Birthday Mikey* We Love & Miss you! Gone, but Never forgotten & Forever in our hearts...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Police officer cleared in Micheal Nida shooting

Police officer cleared in Michael Nida shooting | TheDowneyPatriot.com

The above article was released on October 23, 2012. The very next day after Mikey's family, friends and loved ones, had gathered together once again at his memorial site, to honor and remember him, on the year anniversary of his death... The day his life was stolen by Officer Steven Gilley.

As heartless and disgusting as this is, it was not unexpected. There has always been hope that the DA would see the truth of this horrific crime committed by Gilley and decide accordingly. However, to no surprise, but to much of our dismay, another Officer of the law has been cleared and given a free pass, after murdering an Innocent, Unarmed, Loving Father of 4, Husband, Son and Friend.... IN THE BACK, WITH AN MP5 MACHINE GUN, IN COLD BLOOD!!

JUSTIFIED! Or so they may believe...But it is definitely not so in God's eyes!

Our fight for Mikey's Justice is far from over and we will continue to fight until it has been realized. There will be a court date coming up early 2013, which is only a few months away and a civil trial to follow! Protests every Saturday on Imperial Hwy. and Paramount Blvd., at Mikey's memorial site In Downey, from 2:30pm - 4:30pm, Downey City Council meetings every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, at 7:30pm, spreading the word far and wide in all ways possible, as much as possible! Oh yes! This is far from over!

In the words of one of  the many loving members of Kelly's Army and fellow member of Nida's Rydas, Marlena Serpico Carrillo:


One Love,

Nida's Rydas

Monday, October 22, 2012

OCTOBER 22, 2012

It has been one year today, since Michael Lee Nida II was taken from his loving family and friends.

Many gathered together tonight, for a Candlelight Vigil, in his Honor and Loving Memory, at the very place where his life was stolen, on the night of October 22, 2011.

Beautiful memories were shared aloud, by Mikey's family, friends and loved ones. Mikey's son shared jokes he had been told by his dad and spoke of how he was his hero and how much he loved him.

Cherished childhood memories were shared by one of Mikey's Mothers, Jean Thaxton, one of his brothers, Greg Thaxton and by his sisters, Terri Thaxton-Teramura and Susan Leigh Thaxton, about the funny, silly and sometimes painful, lol, times they shared as they grew up together. A beautiful, heartfelt prayer was said by Mikey's sister Terri, then followed by everyone singing Happy Birthday to Mikey and raising their candles high, wishing him a Happy Birthday in Heaven!

He was truly loved so...much and he will continue to be, forever more! R.I.P. Sweet Angel Michael! Gone, But Never Forgotten.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Liberty And Justice For All.....

In the heartfelt words of one of Michael's closest Childhood Friends &  Nida's Rydas Family Member, Damion Ramirez:

"On October 22, 2011, my childhood friend Mikey Nida was murdered by the downey police, shot in the back while running away. As this anniversary, (of his death), relentlessly approaches, I have to wonder what would have become of us if not for the genuine love and support we have recieved from fellow survivors in our struggle. Nothing I can see happening tomorrow is worth the fracture of this sheltering unity we have cultivated with unconditional love in the harshest, most desolate of environments. I will NOT protest against any of my family; instead I will encourage peace, communication, and cooperation in the name of LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL."

Please join us Monday, October 22, 2012 on the corner of Paramount Blvd. & Imperial Hwy. @ Mikey's Memorial site.
(Facebook Event Page)

It will be one whole year since Michael's life was stolen by Officer Steven Gilley of the Downey PD, yet Michael's family, loved ones and dear friends have yet to receive any information regarding the outcome of the investigation on his murder.

Despite their disgusting neglect, we have faith that Justice For Mikey will prevail and we will NEVER cease, still or give up in our fight for just that! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL LEE NIDA II.

Friday, August 3, 2012

A Brief Documentary On Micheal Nida II's Murder. The Murderer, "Officer" Gilley returns to work??!

Since when is there a supposed "ongoing investigation" being conducted by the Sheriff's Department and the officer who has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending that investigation, then allowed to come back to work in an "administrative" position?! Not to mention, without the family even being made aware of such pertinent information!?

 Apparently since now! Officer Steven Gilley of the Downey Police Department, the officer who murdered Micheal Nida II on the night of October 22, 2011, has been allowed to come back to work in the office in an administrative position for now.

One of the most interesting things about this, is that the Downey City Council members have stated from the beginning, that they cannot comment or speak out about Michael's case, (besides the casual, brief, emotionless and passive statements they have issued to the city and press), due to the "ongoing investigation". However, they can allow the murdering officer back to work in the department and give him a different job title temporarily during the "ongoing investigation"? How does that make sense?! It doesn't.

This makes it appear as if they have already made their decision on the investigation, justifying Michael's murder in some far fetched, unimaginable way and just have not released the outcome to the family yet, just as they have already allowed Gilley back to work in the office, without Michael's family even knowing. This is absolutely sickening! Is this the message they want to send to the parents and children of their community? That a badge is a license for murder? That our children should only fear police, instead of looking to them for protection and to uphold justice in the community as they have sworn to? 

This is the exact message they are sending and we as Nida's Rydas will continue to send our own message as well!! We will not stand for such injustice in ANY of our communities!! Our families, children and their futures deserve so... much more and we will continue to fight for just that! 

The civil trial date for Michael Nida II has been set for May 7, 2013. In the meantime we will be at every Downey City Council meeting, (the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month @) 7:30 p.m. 11111 Brookshire Avenue  Downey, CA 90241, please come and show your support), just as we have been from the very beginning, fighting for Michael's Justice! We will also continue to be out there on the streets of Downey, every Saturday afternoon, from 2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. on Imperial and Paramount Blvd. in the city of Downey, CA, at Michael's memorial site, making all passersby aware of the horrendous crime that was commited against Michael Nida II, by Officer Steven Gilley of the Downey Police Department.  

We will also continue to strengthen, support and unite with our brothers and sisters in various neighboring cities and throughout the world who are suffering and struggling through the same injustice of having their loved ones lives stolen, by use of excessive/lethal force, police brutality and murder by police officers. The Anaheim CruZaders, in support of Ceasar Cruz and Manuel Diaz, and Kelly's Army, in support of Kelly Thomas are just a couple of the groups in our extended family, who continue to support us, as we do them on our like mission to justice for our loved ones lost. 

We will never stop, simply because we cannot stop until Justice has been served and as it is God's will.....no matter how long the road to achieve it, JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!

One Love! Nida's Rydas

Thursday, July 26, 2012

An extremely sobering and Important message from an attendee of the Anaheim Protest on Tuesday, Ryan Moore...

Let me make something crystal clear. I am a peaceful protester and me and my friends try to keep the peace and dissuade others from vandalism and violence from within the front lines of these protests and actions. We stand, firm with the families and friends and feel strongly that they should not have to go through this alone and that only through peaceful direct action will their voices be heard...While we cannot control what everyone does at these protests, we do our best, as do many others. Our primary concern is that murder goes punished, especially when its a cop and the families get some kind of justice. I implore you, reader to go about this peacefully and look at how easily the police turned a couple of kids throwing bottles into a riot. If we do this right we just might have a shot at making a huge difference. I understand the frustration but they know how to deal with riots, they even got gear for it, what they don't understand or know how to deal with is non-violence and humor." J.L.

I am proud to stand by you all as we demand justice.

"I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could." M.G.

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