Raise your hand if you remember the crimes against Middle-Eastern people after 9/11. Well, now the tides have changed and Hispanics are the new target. Some nativist groups are out there spreading the message, disguised in their speeches and on their websites, that Hispanics are not welcome here and this news story details where this is all headed.
What anger fuels a person to do this to someone else? Is violence really going to do anyone any good? Now we not only have one dead person, but three others are going to jail. This just doesn’t seem very constructive to me. I firmly believe that these nativist groups need to change their message and find a more peaceful and compassion way to deal with the illegal immigration situation because this type of thing isn’t going to do any of us any good.
Besides the utter atrociousness of this situation something to note is that now these three men will be a burden on NJ tax payers. This is something the nativist groups accuse undocumented immigrants of. Well, if these nativist groups don’t like people “taking” our tax dollars they should spend more time insuring their followers are not being motivated to psychical violence.
Three men charged in beating death of immigrant – Full Story – Newsday
4:27 PM EST, November 17, 2007
PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) _ Police here have arrested three men, two of them brothers, over the death of a Guatemalan immigrant whom authorities say was beaten because he was Hispanic.
The three men _ Muhammad Glasper, 20; Gregory Greene Jr., 19, and Willie Greene, 18, all of Plainfield _ were all arrested at their homes at about 5:30 a.m. Friday, said Police Chief Edward Santiago.
Glasper and Gregory Greene Jr. are both charged with murder; all three men are charged with bias intimidation and robbery, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.