Excerpts from the April 26th B’ham Herald;
“There are a lot of people who are afraid of the rhetoric and action of the so-called Minutemen,” Brenman said. “It is clear that they have a history of anti-immigrant — particularly anti-Latino — rhetoric.”
So far, there have been no complaints filed against Minuteman volunteers, said Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo.
Marc Brenman is the executive director of the state’s Human Rights Commission.
I wrote of this situation earlier in the month and I again am saying,
Mr. Brenman, why are you here?
You claim that a lot of people are afraid? Who are they? What are their complaints? Where were they filed? Who is actually accusing who? And of what? Was an illegal afraid of being caught?
A clear history of anti-immigrant/anti-Latino rhetoric? Who is this clear to? It’s not clear to me? I hear about Minutemen watching for illegal immigrants? Are you confused between illegal and legal immigrants? It’s a fact that most illegal immigrants are Latino. But this doesn’t give you or anyone else the right to equate an anti-illegal position with an anti-Latino position. They are not the same. If these guys are so anti-Latino, then what are they doing here? It seems obvious that if their intent was to harass Latino’s, then all the Minutemen would be on the southern border. You know, the one that leads to Latin America. Here is a quick definition I pulled off the internet.
witch-hunt also witch hunt n.
An investigation carried out ostensibly to uncover subversive activities but actually used to harass and undermine those with differing views.
Your visit seems to fit the definition. Will you be tossing the Minutemen into the Sound to see if they float? Or a simply burning them at the stake?
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