Friday, December 6, 2019

Kansas Lawmaker Apologizes for Comments after pressure from Hispanic groups but still facing Calls to Step Down

A Republican lawmaker from Kansas apologized Tuesday for saying that undocumented immigrants should be shot like feral hogs during a committee meeting on Monday. “My statements yesterday were regrettable,” Rep. Virgil Peck wrote in a statement. “Please accept my apology.” Peck came under fire for his comments from numerous Hispanic civil rights groups from all […]

Kansas Republican says Undocumented Immigrants should be shot like Feral Hogs

A Republican state lawmaker from Kansas suggested yesterday during a meeting for controlling feral hogs that undocumented immigrants should be treated in the same fashion, shot dead from a helicopter. “It looks like to me if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works maybe we have found (a solution) to our illegal immigration problem,” Rep. Virgil […]

Guest Blogger Series: Henry Fernandez “Arizona Under Fire”

Jury Convicts Minuteman Leader of Murder A jury in Pima County, Arizona, convicted Shawna Forde of the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father in a May 2009 home invasion. The jury will now decide whether Forde will face the death penalty. Forde’s alleged co-conspirators will go on trial in the coming months. Forde […]

Jury Convicts Minuteman of Killing 9-year-old and Her Father

On Monday, a Pima County Arizona jury convicted Shawna Forde of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2009 killing of Raul Junior Flores and his 9-year-old daughter, Brisenia. Forde was also convicted of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of Flores’ wife, Gina Gonzalez, and counts of aggravated assault and robbery.  The jury deliberated […]

Trial Begins in Case of Minutemen Accused of Killing 9-year-old and her Father

Opening arguments began this week in the trial of Shawna Forde, the alleged masterminded behind the May 2009 murders of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father Raul Flores in Pima County, Arizona.  Originally a member of the anti-immigrant Minutemen Project, investigators say Forde broke away from the group to form her own extreme faction. Gina […]