Matt spews his bias once again calling the meeting anti-Hispanic since he finds it shocking an organizer has a Hispanic wife. Not a single rational argument presented against Tancredo or the group hosting him, just the usual name calling. I plan to go to the meeting and I'll advise them to show Matt and the Indy Weekly the door because experience has proven that you can't trust Matt or the Indy to tell the truth about meetings like this.
Still waiting to hear how you could possibly try to justify misrepresenting my call for people to identify illegal alien crimes and ask the victim's family members to speak out politically on an important policy issue as "Vigilante action" Matt.
The two other members of the media present at the meeting did not make the decision you did to lie in their reports.
El Pueblo operatives were at the meeting and even they did not decide to pursue the unethical path you have taken.
Of all the people at the meeting and that have watched the videos, nobody in their right mind has even attempted to go for the dirty politics you have engaged in here.
You know full well what you are trying to do so don't play stupid or even pretend that your overt attempt to take what I said out of context will work.
I was generous enough to speak with you for twenty minutes after the meeting, and you never once asked for clarification on my comments.
There is ample information here to illustrate malice on your part because you clearly have information contrary to what you have stated about vigilante action and you are being given every opportunity to correct your big mistake.
I am not going to let your abuse go this time and if you do not honor the ethics of your craft and expectations of the community on this, I plan to pursue this matter in a legal and law abiding way to make sure that a lot of people know about the fact that Indy publishes known lies about people.
Your readers, your advertisers, and the stores that allow your rag to be placed in their establishments will not approve of what you are doing here with such flagrant abuse of the truth.
That's right Matt! We locate the families of victims of illegal alien crimes all the time in a perfectly legal, civil, and appropriate way. Most times, we just pick up a newspaper and read about them. Other times, we call ICE. Other times we call the jail information officers to see if their is an immigration hold on the suspects.
I never said one thing about anyone breaking any laws or taking private justice on anyone. Locating the victims and family members that are suffering from these crimes is NOT AN ACT OF VIGILANTE ACTION.
In fact, most of the families working with us find our organization.
What is 'vigilante' about locating the victims of illegal alien crimes and asking them to speak out Matt?
Here are the videos of the meeting where anyone can clearly see that I never advocated anyone take "Vigilante Action"
Matt and Indy Week are liars. La Raza means the RACE, not the people.
Also, I have never advocated "vigilante action" in my life, much less at this meeting and I have the videos of the entire meeting to prove it.
It is a terrible shame that Matt Saldaa and Indy Week cannot promote their radical political agenda without lying and making false accusations that I advocated violence and lawlessness by asking the family members of victims of illegal alien crimes to be located and "speak out"
So speaking out for victims is vigilante action? I don't thinks so and neither will anyone else liars!
24 activists, 8 lawmakers (two showed up late and did not speak because their Trans committee held them up), six leaders myself included that's three dozen. I guess math is a challenge to creative writers.
The 80% polls, go right ahead and dig in at www.alipac.us
They are all over the place. It would be nice to see you actually research something BEFORE you write about it in a shallow attempt to quickly review and discredit.
We have done our homework and we know we are right which gives us almost complete protection from your smear attempts.
My belief is gone! My belief is Gone!
To the Editors of Indy Media:
Matt Saldaa is full of crap and his opinion piece 'Anti-immigration activists rally, preaching mostly to themselves' is so full of errors I will only correct the first few paragraphs.
First, we had about 35 people at our rally on June 18 at the legislature, not 'a dozen'. We had about 24 activists, eight lawmakers, and six organization leaders, which isn't bad for the middle of a workday and a rally with barely two weeks to plan. We also had over 600 people listening live to an Internet broadcast of the event.
Two, our organization ALIPAC has never advocated violence or spoken in mysterious codes to facilitate violence. We have, on numerous and well publicized occasions spoken out against racism and violence. Your assertion we are violent is as repugnant as it is idiotic.
Three, you claim I was citing polls from the Civitas Institute showing 80% support for our efforts for immigration enforcement. You then try to discredit those specific polls.
What you stooges fail to realize is that the 80% I'm talking about are now citations from hundreds of polls from hundreds of sources all across America who say the same thing. Over 80% of Americans want secure borders, immigration enforcement, and no benefits whatsoever for illegal aliens.
Finally, you know full well from our name "Americans for Legal Immigration" and the well publicized and documented fact we are supported by many legal immigrants concerned about illegal immigration, that we are not anti-immigrant.
This hatchet job of make believe news is more appropriately placed with the scribbling in bathroom stalls, instead of masquerading as news in the Indy.
It is such a shame that your publication is so riddled with moral and ethical shortcomings that you would expose yourself so easily to ridicule for lying so extensively. But then again, that is why my side of this debate is making headway, while your side is floundering. Each time one of you left wing elitists writes a hateful fiction piece like this, we win and you lose.
People see our side telling the truth and standing with the people, while they see your side lying and scrambling to do all you can to attack our character, instead of focusing on the issues. People instinctively sense the weakness of your position when you do that.
Thank you for the free exposure that overreaches to the point of harming your side and helping mine.
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