Modern day linchings; why promote hate?

26 12 2008

I have heard of several cases lately of Latino men being harassed, intimidated and even killed because they looked, seemed Latino. There was a case in Pennsylvania, where the assailants told the guy while beating him to tell other “Mexicans” to get out of town; and the authorities did not think it was racially motivated, because the men that beated the guy to death were “good Kids”. Republican herald wrote an article, you can find it  here; A fellow blogger has more on it Here.

The latest cases were one in Long Island, a man just walking down the street gets beaten to death by a group of men, and another in NY in a similar scenario, with the added factor that there were two brothers walking with their arms around each other and the assailants thought that there were not only hispanic but also gay.

Here are some other examples:

Hispanic Man Walks CBS 2 HD Through Similar Attack

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=6270127&page=1

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6249274

This trend is being described as modern day lynchings… Can anybody explain to me why this happens?

What gives people the idea that they can just beat somebody to death because the look like the are Latino or the look like they are Gay. Yes, they beated people for their real or perceived ethnicity or sexual orientation.

But why? why is there so much hate and fear of people that are different from you that you feel the need to destroy them, what entitles a person to dispose of the life of others?

When people were being kidnaped in Irak and beheaded in from of a video camera people said that “those people” were savages; Then, what are we here? We take part in beating people to death, and these stories hardly take a few seconds of news coverage, when they are covered at all. Are we really the “civilized” ones?

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Illegal workers cleaning Chertoff’s home?!?!

21 12 2008

I did not know if this was scary or just outright funny, the cleaning crew that cleaned Mr. Chertoff”s home, consisted of illegal immigrants.

Cleaning Firm Used Illegal Workers at Chertoff Home
By Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 11, 2008

Every few weeks for nearly four years, the Secret Service screened the IDs of employees for a Maryland cleaning company before they entered the house of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, the nation’s top immigration official.

The company’s owner says the workers sailed through the checks — although some of them turned out to be illegal immigrants

The Secret service ran background checks on the employees and could not detect that they were illegally here. That is scary, how can the police the border and protect the country? I know that if you are here illegally and buy a fake social security card; and you do this to clean somebody elses home, you are not a spy and you probably don’t have the education to fool the almighty  Secret Service. Imagine if somebody has the technology, know-how and funds, how far can they go… Are we really safe?

To top this off, the cleaning company is being fined…for not detecting that the documents were fakes. If trained agents could not detect it, how can untrained individuals do so. They are being punished for not being able to do more than the trained agents.

We really need a reform in the entire process… This is unreal.