Monday, May 30, 2005
Creating division among Americans
Protesters on Sunday gathered outside a meeting where members of a controversial civilian group that has been monitoring the Mexican border gathered with other activists seeking to curb illegal
More than 150 demonstrators used placards and bullhorns and waved Mexican flags to get their message out: "Racists, go home!" they screamed.
Hundreds of people had gathered for the two-day summit titled "Unite to Fight Against Illegal Immigration" at a Las Vegas convention center.
Miguel Barrientos, president of the Las Vegas Mexican-American Political Association, said people sopping up the rhetoric of Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist were not protecting the country - they were harming it.
"They're creating division among Americans," he said. "We don't need it."
Nearly 900 Minuteman volunteers, some of them armed, patrolled the Arizona border in April.
I love how they mention that "some of them [were] armed" in every single report about the Minutemen. Arizona allows you to carry an exposed weapon, meaning that if you want to carry a SW1911, you're more than welcome to. All that it does it demonstrate the bias of the article by tryinh to pull a quick one on the readers who might not realize that you can carry a gun in Arizona by trying to make the Minutemen sounds like a bunch of thugs, all of the while protecting their precious illegal immigrants.