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Caltrans, Minutemen Dispute Finally Over

Posted in Uncategorized by Hatewatch Staff on November 17, 2009 - 11:22 am

It appears that almost two years after it started, the battle between the San Diego Minutemen and the California Department of Transportation is over.
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After Immigrant Killed in NY, Others Tell of Abuse

Posted in Uncategorized by Hatewatch Staff on November 10, 2009 - 11:02 am

The year since the Lucero slaying has put a national spotlight on race relations here has seen the U.S. Justice Department launch a probe of hate crimes and police response to them. A national civil rights group released a study that found “a pervasive climate of fear in the Latino community” in Suffolk County.
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Neo-Nazi Rallies Provoke ‘Anger, Fear’

Posted in Uncategorized by Hatewatch Staff on November 10, 2009 - 11:02 am

The National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group, held two rallies in Arizona and Minnesota to demonstrate against illegal immigration. Similar rallies in Riverside, Calif., near Los Angeles, have led to violent clashes with counter-protesters.
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Immigrant Jail Tests U.S. View of Legal Access

Posted in Uncategorized by Hatewatch Staff on November 3, 2009 - 10:07 am

A startling petition arrived at the New York City Bar Association in October 2008, signed by 100 men, all locked up without criminal charges in the middle of Manhattan. In vivid if flawed English, it described cramped, filthy quarters where dire medical needs were ignored and hungry prisoners were put to work for $1 a day.
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‘I Was With The Wrong Crowd,’ Says Suspect in Immigrant’s Slaying

Posted in Uncategorized by Hatewatch Staff on November 3, 2009 - 10:07 am

Jose Pacheco is one of seven defendants charged with participating in the hate killing of Marcelo Lucero, and the only minority among the group. He and five others have been held in jail for nearly a year awaiting trial in the closely watched case.
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Didn’t Target Latinos, Officer Insists at Profiling Trial

Posted in Uncategorized by Hatewatch Staff on November 3, 2009 - 10:07 am

A federal racial-profiling trial ended with the testimony of the assistant police chief, who denied that he has ever singled out Hispanic motorists for traffic citations.
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Nashville Council Votes to Keep Immigration-Check Program at Jail

Posted in Uncategorized by Hatewatch Staff on October 27, 2009 - 9:46 am

Metro Council voted to extend an agreement with the federal government that allows the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office to check the immigration status of people who come through the county jail.
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Immigrant Activists Urge CNN to Drop Dobbs

Posted in Uncategorized by Hatewatch Staff on October 27, 2009 - 9:42 am

Immigrant leaders in Chicago on Wednesday urged CNN to pull the plug on host Lou Dobbs, arguing that his prime-time television show spreads myths and misinformation about Latinos, especially Mexicans.
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Five Face Trial in Beating Death of Guatemalan Immigrant

Posted in Uncategorized by Hatewatch Staff on October 27, 2009 - 9:39 am

A murder conviction would put five young men accused of robbing and brutally beating a Guatemalan immigrant behind bars for at least 30 years.
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Hotel Owner Tells Latino Workers to Change Names

Posted in Uncategorized by Hatewatch Staff on October 27, 2009 - 9:35 am

Larry Whitten forbade the Hispanic workers at the run-down, Southwestern adobe-style hotel from speaking Spanish in his presence (he thought they’d be talking about him), and ordered some to Anglicize their names.
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