We Palestinians don’t talk about fear, we talk about death. Our rockets scare them; their rockets kill us. We have no bomb shelters, we have no sirens, we have nowhere we can take our children and keep them safe. They are scared. We are dying.
A militia group is calling on supporters to patrol the Texas-Mexico border to allegedly guard against drug gangs and undocumented immigrants.
The citizen militia operation, called “Secure Our Border – Laredo,” is urging members to voluntarily guard private property near the border town of Laredo, Texas along the Rio Grande, where some residents have allegedly felt threatened by drug cartels and other gangs.
Conservative publications have resorted to racist rhetoric and claimed that a recent surge in undocumented children and other immigrants has carried infectious disease across the border and poses a threat to the U.S.
A spokeswoman for the militia group told the Brownsville Herald that members would not engage in violence, and the group’s leader – who calls himself Commander Chris “Threepercenter” Davis – has cautioned against violent actions or racist comments.
“This is not a ‘go-in-guns-blazing’ kind of thing,” said spokeswoman Denice Freeman. “This will be handled with the utmost professionalism and security and safety for everyone involved.”
But a 21-minute video that was apparently posted June 14 by Davis encourages militia members to threaten suspected undocumented immigrants to secure the border.
“You see an illegal,” Davis says in the video. “You point your gun dead at him, right between his eyes, and you say, ‘Get back across the border or you will be shot.’”
He also urged militia members to “start the next 1776 right there on the border” if they were confronted by law enforcement authorities.
“It is time that we start taking back our national sovereignty,” Davis says.
The YouTube account for Davis was apparently deactivated since the Brownsville Herald reported his comments.
Davis describes his beliefs and interests in a brief biography on his Twitter account.
“I believe in the King James Bible, The Constitution, and Bill of Rights!” he says. “I am a Future Veteran of the Refounding. Molon Labe! III%! Spirit of 1776!”
Hidalgo County sheriff Eddie Guerra said the militia was not needed in the Rio Grande Valley.
“We don’t need their services on our border,” Guerra said. “If we ever did, I’m sure we have enough good people in Hidalgo County that I can call up.”
the vile dredge of modern day white supremacism begins to bubble to the top of the brew. oh dig the glee in these seething racists. so happy to find an excuse to loose their demons. not so different from these sadistic cops caught time and time again on tape hiding their sick sado fetish behind a badge. flag, badge, no dif. we know what’s up.
they are doing an anti-immigrant kid refugee protest here…vomit.
This is not so far fetched sadly. Look at what happened to Brisenia Flores. That is the energy that is amping up
- call black women ugly all day, every day, exclude them from beauty round-ups, write *scientific* articles on how theyre the ugliest women on earth: *crickets* and/or agreement
- call white women ugly: omg how cruel! they have feelings! you dont know their life and what theyve been through! everyone is beautiful in their own way! beauty standards arent everything! if you have nothing nice to say, dont say anything at all!
“Yo no soy racista, yo defiendo mi patria”: Síntomas y efectos nacionalistas en República Dominicana by Amín Pérez
"A judgment of the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic recently suspended nationality to four generations of Dominicans whose parents had the status of “transit” (preeminently Haitians). In defense of this measure various sectors immediately reactivated latent nationalism in the public sphere. Thus, the acute economic crisis, public insecurity and “our traditions, culture and Dominican identity” became a result of the massive and dangerous presence of Haitian immigrants. Unless the historical dichotomy between “Them and Us” was updated in circumstances where the damned are Dominicans, judged as Haitians. This research note intends to problematize the meaning and some mechanisms and intimate implications of this public fact."
Detachment and Ethical Duty: Examining the Relationships of Journalists in Film
Media Studies, University of San Francisco