‘That’s Enough PR’ Receives the FBI 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award
|FBI San Juan March 11, 2013|
SAN JUAN—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announces the selection of the “That’s Enough PR” (“Basta Ya PR” in Spanish) as the recipient of the 2012 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. On March 11, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the FBI San Juan Division conducted a local award ceremony at the FBI Media Room, on the 6th floor of the Federal Office Building at Avenue Chardon, San Juan, Puerto Rico. On April 5, 2013, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III will present founder of “That’s Enough PR,” Mr. Luis Romero, with the award during a formal ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The Community Leadership Award was created in 1990 to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and civil rights education and prevention. The FBI presents the award to community leaders who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service.
“That’s Enough PR” is a non-for-profit corporation in Puerto Rico created by Marie Rodriguez and Luis Romero after their son, Julian Romero-Rodriguez, was murdered on the night of his 20th birthday. On April 18, 2011, Julian was walking along with his girlfriend on a beach in San Juan when they became victims of an armed robbery by a 15-year-old male. During the robbery, Julian’s girlfriend was injured. Julian stepped in to defend his girlfriend and was stabbed to death. The robber was brought to justice, prosecuted as an adult, and is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence.
“As I stated this past Saturday during the Citizen’s Academy graduation, his brother, Mr. José Jaime Romero, participated in the 2012 class. Initiatives such as this one strengthen the FBI to do their work,” stated San Juan’s SAC, Carlos Cases. “That’s Enough PR” created and donated a smart phone application. This tool is available to law enforcement agencies. Nevertheless, technology is worthless without the help of citizens. “If citizens don’t get involved and provide information to the authorities there is no way to solve crimes,” reiterated SAC Cases.
|SAC Carlos Cases (right) presents a certificate to Mr. Luis Romero (left).