Families unite behind desire for justice
Family members of local victims of violent crimes work on the Justice for All float in preparation of the Fourth of July Parade in Fairfield, Saturday.
FAIRFIELD — The celebration of the Fourth of July includes embracing the concepts that embody America: Liberty, Freedom, the Pursuit of Happiness.
For some local families, this holiday is a reminder that one of those American ideals is still missing: Justice.
Vernalisa Gutierrez, whose son, Jessie Amaya, was killed in 2012, organized a Fourth of July Parade float last year to not only honor her son’s memory, but the memory of so many other Solano County murder victims, as well. This year, Gutierrez was joined by the families of many of those victims, who rallied behind the construction of the float as a means to remember their loved ones and to support one another. Continue Reading