Giovanni Ramirez’s Mother Reacts To Son’s Exoneration

CENTURY CITY (CBS) — Although Giovanni Ramirez has been cleared in the March 31 beating of Bryan Stow, he is still serving time for an alleged parole violation that occurred at the time of his arrest.


At a news conference Friday, Ramirez’s mother said she always knew that her son was innocent and is angry that police ever accused him.

“I’m very upset because they did something wrong,” Soledad Gonzalez said. “If you don’t have any proof… why did you put the picture of him in public and say ‘he is… he is the suspect,’ that’s wrong.”

KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta Reports

Gonzalez said she’d like an apology from the LAPD, but nothing will make up for what she and her son have been through.

“They got an innocent person and that’s what hurts me so much,” she added.

Ramirez, who has never been charged in this case, has been in custody in San Diego for allegedly violating his parole.

Attorneys for Ramirez plan to ask parole officials to release him.

“The California Department of Corrections Parole unit should release him right now,” said Ramirez’s attorney Anthony Brooklier.

Meantime, 42-year-old Stow remains hospitalized in the Bay area in serious condition, KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports.

According to his family, he woke up from a coma on Thursday and on Friday, he opened both eyes, gave a thumbs up and when asked his name he replied “Stow.”

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  1. tulsaway says:

    That woman is so misguided and WRONG. why doesn’t she keep her mouth shut and thank the LAPD for clearing her son. He was on parole violation and had tattoos all over his neck that’s why he was originally accused and jailed. he matched the description of the low life that actually did the crime. She should be thanking her lucky stars, and if she had done her job as a mother her son would not be some tattooed gang banger to be put in a position to be accused . For the record I’m a mexican who follows the law and got an education.

    1. the swimmer says:

      Wow calling it like it really is . Awesome

      1. Wally says:

        No, being stupid. The LAPD blew it plain and simple. It embarrases me, but at least I don’t pretend otherwise.

        “He was on parole violation and had tattoos all over his neck that’s why he was originally accused and jailed.”

        I’m not even sure what the first part of the sentence means; why does that make him a suspect?

        And the second part (the tattoos), well, that’s like saying he had a mustache.

        Poor police work. They had no case. 12 people say he was not there. No phone records. Nothing but a similar apperance.

        Think about all those black guys in Texas getting out of jail after years when they check the DNA. It was just “grab a black guy, any black guy.”

        This doesn’t sound much better.

    2. tulsaway says:

      wally, that’s why he was exonerated. they did the investigation, and realized it wasn’t him. I don’t get why she was so mad. He fit the description Im sorry, but it is not a racial issue, its a class issue. Good law abiding citizens don’t have gang tattoos on their neck. The guys that did, have them removed.

    3. EnSerio says:

      you mean received an education? You GOT me? lol, jk. Good comment though. If you look the part, expect the police to knock on your door. The fact that he is ON parole means he has a record as a felon, and obviously as a gangster.

      Police DID in fact exonerated him, which is the same way of saying you’re not the guy we thought you were. Bygones. He should be thankful for being exonerated in the time he did – some people sit in prison for month even years awaiting to be cleared of a crime. But then again, the fact is that these gangstas are really thankful for ANYTHING are they? So…. like I said, he walked like a duck…

    4. PAYASA818 says:

      U SO WRUNG LAPD NEEDZ TO APOLOGIZE ALWAYZ GEETIN WRONG

    5. PAYASA818 says:

      STRYKER A RACIST PIG

    6. Karen says:

      Exactly tulsawax. We all need to be calling spades – spades. I still can not believe the nonsense chatter that RAMIREZ IS INNOCENT.

      NO – RAMIREZ IS NOT INNOCENT. HE’S A CRIMINAL.

      That is why Ramirez is in jail. He violated his parole. That IS a fact.

      You think a judge will sign an arrest warrant on bs evidence? Or order Ramirez to jail for no reason?

      NO.

      Ms. Ramirez (oh I forgot – you don’t have the same name as your son and I don’t care to know your name) – here is a tiny violin for you – boo hoo. Your son is in jail

      He’s in jail because he violated parole. Why was he even on parole in the first place?

      Because Ramirez is a criminal.

    7. W.L. says:

      Most of the people posting here sound like ignorant racists or bored, stupid teens. Most people in L.A. are Mexicans, and so what if they have tatttoos? That’s not a crime, you bunch of nerds! And if he was a paroleee, so what!!! And why is this case such a big deal?? Just cause it was a white guy getting beaten? People get beaten all over America all the the time..

    8. J.J says:

      I blame the LAPD and the lousy Mayor for this fiasco. Both the Mayor and the Chief of Police are fame wh*res who always need their mugs in front of the camera, and they wanted to be the big heros in this case. And mind you, this is a high-profile case and they still got the wrong man? Now imagine all those other cases with no media scrutiny? There’s probably hundreds if not thousands of poor souls sitting in jail, because of police incompetentcy.

    9. Tomv1 says:

      Hey tulsaway, first of all you are wrong by saying you follow the law. Since you are here illegally you are breaking the law. And just because you do “your job” as parents does not mean your kids turn out to be law abiding citizens you idiot!

      1. OG says:

        Tomv1, she/he could’ve been born here in the US. Never did she say, she was illegal. Calm down, take a deep breath!

    10. Mexilangeles says:

      If you are a Mexican – tulsaway – then you need to start crackin’ on speaking with your people and start fixing that problem of yours.

      Because gang bangers, from old school to these pee-wee’s, you only find them in Mexican culture. Thats where it started, and its generational and part of your culture.

      So, you need like to start changing that continous tradition, because even if they get reformed or get an education, a homie thug, theys in if for life. Damage done.

      So c’mon, start crackin’, get to work talking to the welferina’s in your barrios and lavenderias. Go door to door, puertiando is where you always find them all day long.

    11. Stryker 21 says:

      Someone shoot that Mexican .Along with It’s son. Been here for years and can’t speak English? Learn the language of the country, change to our English not Spanish. Just goes to show you they come here and try to ruin our COUNTRY with ILLEGAL ALIENS who are tax takers not tax payers.

  2. Mel Gibson says:

    That is the sad mentality of most people who break the law and they know that most of the time they will get away with it.Iit is normal to have tats and break the law.
    I’m sure lawsuits will fly and they may even get a bunch of money for it

    1. HollywoodSaint says:

      Hey Mel, was that what you were thinking when you were driving drunk in the “Bu”?….

  3. Go LA says:

    I get why the mom is upset but, she’s trying to make it seem as if he’s never done anything to bring that kind of attention to himself. First of all, he looks a lot like the picture, like it or not, and second, he was on parole and “allegedly” violated the parole! Yes he was cleared of the Brian Stow charges but, if he did violate his parole he belongs in prison. I wish they would have done the same thing with my sister when she violated her probation!

  4. Todd says:

    How about instead of letting the illegal alien mother mouth off at a press conference, we release her illegal alien son and deport them immediately? They are wasting my air and my space and don’t belong here!

    1. tulsaway says:

      how do you know they are illegal?

      1. Todd says:

        Let’s see. Mother can’t speak English. Son is a clueless gang member. They’re both Latino. They live in L.A, county. Prove to me they AREN’T illegal,

      2. Stryker 21 says:

        Been here for years and can’t speak English? Learn the language of the country, change to our English not Spanish. Just goes to show you they come here and try to ruin our COUNTRY with ILLEGAL ALIENS who are tax takers not tax payers.

    2. PAYASA818 says:

      TODD U DONT BELONG HERE RACIST

      1. Todd says:

        Please deport yourself.

    3. Ninebear says:

      Someone shoot that mexican .Along with It’s son.

      1. chase says:

        someone shoot that ninebear, along with his mom

      2. TheBearUnion says:

        MaMa Ninebear was shot by Illegal Mexican growing pot in National Parks of America.
        We bears must Kiill Mexicans .

    4. Karen says:

      Todd – I agree.

  5. Daniel Thomas says:

    Being African-American I understand the point Wally is attempting to make. Short of a police state I think the LAPD use of authority was an acceptable tactic. Mr. Ramirez got caught up in the system and his family is paying for his trouble’s (from his daughter to his mother).
    I hope, in the end, Mr. Stow is as clean as LAPD is hoping he is.

    1. Aunt Jemima says:

      I doubt Mr. Stow is that clean and innocent. Yeah, he was White, but so what?? I saw him on TMZ.com being a loud jerk to Dodger patrons that night. He just messed with the wrong thugs. Immediately afterwards, white right-wing shock jocks in L.A. tried to make this a racial thing. Now if one of the thugs turns out to be White, they owe the Latino community a huge apology.

      1. DAX says:

        So he deserves to be almost beat to death? F U you POS. and they don’t owe the Latino community anything

      2. Speedy Gonzales says:

        You’s frontin’. You’re a thug homie. I can tell. You don’t like African Americans as well as you named your self “Aunt Jemima”… huh?

        Yes, Stow is clean homie. So, he was attacked by thug neanderthals and he deserved it because you’re living vicariously through that thuggery? Please homie 13, please.

        I’m Latino and Latino’s aren’t all Mexican or on your side …holmes. We’re on the side of whats right, decent and on the side of justice.

        You’re making a racial thing. As always, homies twist logic around to serve their purpose and always stick out like sore thumbs. Laughable.

    2. DAX says:

      Hey enough with the African American, Mexican American Etc.. you are either American or not, I’m a mix of several nationalities I just call myself an American, I was born and raised here. I don’t call myself Scottish,Welsh,Irish,German,American Indian – American not enough room on forms LOL. anyway you make a good point.

  6. Ceaser F. says:

    You know i never comment on things like this, but i had to on this one! Number 1, lady thank the lord he is getting exonerated. Lady look at the facts. Your son is a lowlife cholo with a previous criminal record. The LAPD was at the right place at the right time to arrest him. He was proven to be innocent before he was convicted of the crime in question. Number 2. Just because a mistake is made, doesn’t men that you bargain with the law to excuse your son of his stupidity. He is costing us, taxpayers, money to keep him in jail. You should convince him to enlist in the armed forces and fight for his country rather that claiming some street he doesn’t own.

  7. AJ Morgan says:

    “They got an innocent person and that’s what hurts me so much,”

    Innocent people out on parole don’t keep loaded guns in their homes; it makes him, you know, guilty of violating his parole.

  8. toppz462 says:

    Well hopefully Giovanni wont forget the two “eye witnesses” who pegged him as the guy when he gets his millions:)

  9. Shiggity says:

    He’s still a gang member with low morals and no respect for human life. The trailer trash was busted with a gun. By the way G Ramirez, you should stop letting the homies practice tattoos on you at the kick backs. Bad work buddy…..

  10. citizen says:

    Beck was 100% sure he had the right guy. He went on T.V. and preached that he had the right guy. While this guy will never get citizen of the year award, he still has right’s. He has the right not to have his pictured plastered all over T.V. and in the news paper. Beck should have kept his big mouth shut. But no he had to go on the T.V. and pat himself and the LAPD on the back. His mom will now sue because her good name was run ruined. Chief beck You are a disgrace and should resign.

    1. Kevein says:

      The Mom’s good name was ruined?? Are you kidding?? I’m not sure if you are joking.

      An illegal ailen with a lowlife gangmember for a son. The lady is only trying to get money from the taxpayers as if she does not get enough from welfare.

      1. PAYASA818 says:

        RACIST

    2. Mike says:

      Citizen, you should take your own advice and keep your bigmouth shut. Nobody cares that you’re a ACLU P.O.S.

    3. Mexilangeles says:

      Cholo-makers have good names?

  11. Get Real says:

    he was never charged, put to trial, or convicted. Just a suspect. I find gang members with guns pretty suspect, as well.

    The jail time he is serving right now is for a violation he is 100 percent guilty for.

  12. HollywoodSaint says:

    ,…..mexican with shaved head = guilty,…..mexican with tattoos = guilty…… mexican with shaved head and tattoos = guilty…anyway you look at it, if your mexican your guilty…..ROUND ‘EM UP !! YEEHAWW

    1. PAYASA818 says:

      GO BAK WHERE U FROM RACIST

    2. hollywood sain't granddaddy says:

      someone shoot hollywood saint, and his mom

  13. Tony Clifton says:

    Bottom line. LAPD Thought they had right guy…they were wrong. They corrected their error. But they still were able to jail a criminal that was wanted for other reasons…… Is that wrong? No I think not. The only thing that baffles me is why didnt the Mom who thinks her gang banging little angel is innocent of everything not show his little league picture or his 1st grade picture with a bow tie? Just to show what a great guy and contributor to society he is……. Thats why he was at home opening day….. he sure the heck wasnt working, or HE would have to pay into the taxes that are supporting him now.

  14. shey says:

    Well he does look like the type… to hurt somebody… maybe his loser mexican ass should just move to mexico… lol… good job LAPD.. anyways he had a gun … so yea anther dirt bag off the street… feel sorry for his mom… but hello… he had a gun… meaning he is dangerous person…. mom..!!

  15. david says:

    alot of people are sounding off at how its a shame the police suspected this guy! WHY??? i agree he did not do THIS CRIME but le sure as hell does not look like an up standing guy. some might say the police target people based on their skin tone and where they come from or live THAT IS BULL i am a very taned mexican who was born and raised in EAST LA and i still live in the area and the police HAVE NEVER MESSED WITH ME why you may ask?? 2 reaons ONE if i had done anything worthy of their attention forget what they might do my momma would have beat my ass first TWO i DID NOT JOIN in with the other dummys who hung out on the block acting like idiots. i played ball with them sure but i didnt get into the stupid junk i kept my ass in school got an education went to college and now work as a CPA so if this momma is so up set that the mean ol cops messed with her baby maybe she needs to smack him up side his head and tell him to look and behave like a good person and not have a loaded gun in his place when he knows full well its against his parole

    1. maggie says:

      agreed!!!!!

  16. Steve A. says:

    OK, so there’s one crime he hasn’t committed. Look at his criminal record, their.aren’t too many crimes he hasn’t committed.

  17. Alan C Rhine says:

    OK so he not guilty of this one!!!! Let him out of jail HE’LL BE BACK!!!!!!! SOON

  18. Phiilip says:

    LAPD made a mistake but due to that mistake, a slimy puke/career criminal is back in jail. What is the big deal here?

  19. Mona says:

    Now this mexican is going to take a bite out of all of our paychecks.

  20. J.J. says:

    I blame the LAPD and the llousy Mayor for this fiasco. Both the Mayor and the Chief of Police are fame wh*res who always need their mugs in front of the camera, and they wanted to be the big heros in this case. And tmind you, his is a high-profile case and they still got the wrong man? Now imagine all those other cases with no media scrutiny? There’s probably hundreds if not thousands of poor souls sitting in jail, because of police incompetentcy.

    1. Pops McGrew says:

      Duh. He’s not a poor soul… he’s an ex-con with a gun. He’s where he deserves to be.

  21. JJ says:

    I blame the LAPD and the lousy Mayor for this fiasco. Both the Mayor and the Chief of Police are fame wh*res who always need their mugs in front of the camera, and they wanted to be the big heros in this case. And mind you, this is a high-profile case and they still got the wrong man? Now imagine all those other cases with no media scrutiny? There’s probably hundreds if not thousands of poor souls sitting in jail, because of police incompetentcy.

  22. Monica19 says:

    WOW.. so if your a Mexican, and have tatttoos that makes you uneducated and a criminal??? really people ?

    1. DAX says:

      No but Gang Tatoos Do

    2. Pops McGrew says:

      Generally no. but this guy yes.

  23. Jon Olson says:

    When I heard on the radio (Possibly KNX) that because Giovanni was caught, that the “reward” would be paid to ?????? (someone who worked at a jail) (I got sick to my stomach. The radio station didn’t have to tell who was going to get the reward or where he worked.
    It was tasteless, like the lottery, and too quick. THE RADIO STATION WAS WRONG IN NAMEING THE SUSPECT AND SHOULD NEVER HAVE ANNOUNCED WHO WAS GETTING THE RAMSOM SO QUICKLY…..ESPECIALLY SINCE THE PERSON WORKED AT A JAIL.

  24. Sookie says:

    This guy fit the profile, his friends suggested to police that he may be the one who did it – they investigated – found out he was breaking his probation and otherwise was not involved and consequently arrested the real guys who did it and exonerated her son. They did EXACTLY their jobs! These people – are they legally in the US? If not, mom should be arrested too and they should all be deported. If they are – they he should do his probation time and then be let free. No need for lawyers or lawsuit! He’s not completely innocent you know!

  25. Bryan Conover says:

    Cry me a RIVER !!

  26. Mexilangeles says:

    WOW! SHE GOT A MAKE OVER!

    When that gang banging thug first was defending her son, she was all ‘veterana chola’ gang banger maker like.

    Now, she’s all ‘normal’. Those lawyers advised her well.

    The sad thing is that, these homies are made by the millions, its in the culture of those people. Its part of “Brown Pride”. Its generational, its passed on, its a tradition.

    You live by the sword…

    1. Mexilangeles says:

      Correction – I’m tired … I meant she was defending that gang banger thug life son of hers. Not her as a gang banging thug… as a vato maker, well thats another story.

  27. jon olson says:

    How would you know “racist”????

  28. jon olson says:

    Payasa818 can report comments all she wants to, but she should reaf first

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