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California Minutemen shopping for headquarters

By Hatewatch Staff on October 27, 2005 - 1:58 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Real estate agents who work in the Campo area have received inquiries from people identifying themselves as part of a patrol group, or calling on behalf of one, looking to buy or rent property. And one prospective benefactress is considering buying a property where border watchers could stay and train in exchange for maintenance.

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Greyhound accused of racial profiling

By Hatewatch Staff on October 25, 2005 - 8:56 am, Posted in Uncategorized

The nation’s largest intercity bus carrier has recently come under fire from Latino groups over its policy to ferret out illegal immigrants – and their smugglers – who might be using its buses…

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For Atlanta homeless, protesting immigration pays

By Hatewatch Staff on October 25, 2005 - 8:54 am, Posted in Uncategorized

D.A. King, an anti-illegal immigration activist from Marietta who spoke at the protest, acknowledged Wednesday that he paid “14 willing American workers to let their voices be heard about illegal immigration.

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Austin commission passes anti-Minuteman resolution

By Hatewatch Staff on October 25, 2005 - 8:53 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Members of a city-appointed advisory committee passed a resolution restricting the actions of vigilante groups on Tuesday.

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O’Reilly smears critic

By Hatewatch Staff on October 25, 2005 - 8:47 am, Posted in Uncategorized

On the October 18 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly misleadingly quoted an October 15 column by Macarena Hernandez in The Dallas Morning News in order to deflect her criticism of what she described as O’Reilly’s anti-immigration views. The column recounted the story of six Mexican immigrants brutally murdered in Georgia, and it blamed anti-immigrant rhetoric, in part, for the vulnerability of many immigrants to theft and violent crime. When Paul Johnson, the mayor of the town where the beatings occurred, flew the Mexican flag at city hall as a memorial, some residents complained, which Hernandez attributed to an overall anti-immigrant sentiment that she suggested was fueled by people like O’Reilly…

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Dueling events highlight immigration divide

By Hatewatch Staff on October 18, 2005 - 9:05 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Dancers dressed in colorful native costumes from Latin American countries
swung gaily in step with a fast-paced drumbeat Saturday in Linn Park,
celebrating Hispanic culture and heritage.

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Texas county opposes vigilantes

By Hatewatch Staff on October 18, 2005 - 9:03 am, Posted in Uncategorized

The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps was dealt a blow
Tuesday when Brooks County commissioners passed a resolution in
opposition of the group’s presence there…

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Washington Minutemen called ‘racist and divisive’

By Hatewatch Staff on October 18, 2005 - 9:02 am, Posted in Uncategorized

…Referring to the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps as “self-appointed
militia and vigilantes with limited training,” Bellingham’s City Council
this week passed a resolution condemning the volunteer guards, who
stationed themselves Oct. 1 at eight posts between Blaine and Sumas.

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Vermont Minutemen get lost

By Hatewatch Staff on October 18, 2005 - 9:00 am, Posted in Uncategorized

It’s hard to save the United States from illegal immigrants when you can’t find the border…

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Simcox calls protestors ‘domestic terrorists’

By Hatewatch Staff on October 18, 2005 - 8:58 am, Posted in Uncategorized

A co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps says its volunteers have been harassed by what he calls “domestic terrorists” who have threatened violence…

“I think those groups should be investigated by the FBI as hate groups and as domestic terrorists,” Simcox said in a voice mail message. “They’ve been showing up at our meetings and causing property damage and advocating violence.”…

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