Thursday, October 24, 2019

Guilty Verdict for Two Men Charged in Fatal Hate-fueled Beating of Mexican Immigrant

A federal court in Pennsylvania found two men guilty yesterday in the beating death of Luis Ramirez, an immigrant from Mexico, who police say was targeted because of his race and nationality. “Four people attacked one person because of his race and because they didn’t want people like him living in their town,” prosecutor Myesha […]

Hate Crime Alleged in Phoenix Shooting

The family of a slain Hispanic man in Phoenix is demanding that his death be labeled a hate crime. Juan Varela, a third-generation Mexican-American, was slain in his front yard by a neighbor who allegedly repeated racial slurs and told him to “go back to Mexico” or he would die. Gary Thomas Kelley was charged […]

Rhetoric Fuels Anti-Immigrant Violence

Last Saturday, Marcello Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant living in Long Island was attacked and killed by a group of high school students who, according to police, wanted “to beat up some Mexicans”. Lucero had lived in the US as long as some of his alleged attackers have been alive. The attack and killing of Marcello […]