Thursday, August 16, 2007

Migrant Murder Caught on Video

So much for being over the top. Human Hunting Season, indeed.

And this one shows a target human being being gunned down.

mariachi mama alerted us yesterday in the comments to the second video, as well as the link to a DailyKos diary that raised the flag of awareness to the kossacks. Additionally, Dave Neiwert over at Orcinus says
The recent video of a Minuteman taking potshots at illegal crossers somewhere on the Mexico borderlands was disturbing not so much for the gunfire -- the man operating the camera hadn't seemed to hit anyone -- as for the running narration he provided: he positively wanted one of the men to come within his range so he could shoot them. He wanted to kill them.
Which hits on the underlying current of this incident that spans way beyond whether it's a fabrication or a murder caught on tape - the rhetoric of hate must be stopped. These vigilante movements are dangerous. They like to pretend that they're patriots with their high-powered binoculars and lawn chairs, but really, they are just bigots roaming around the fronteralands in Winnebagos of Fury.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is calling for law enforcement to take immediate action to investigate this footage - I would also suggest contacting the congressional committees dealing with border issues and demand the same scrutiny
House of Representatives
Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Phone: (202) 225-3951
Website: LINK

Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security
Chairman Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
Phone: (202) 224-7878
Fax: (202) 228-0464
Website: LINK
This must not go unnoticed by the United States public.

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