Sheriff's trip funded by alleged anti-immigrant hate group 

Sheriff Chuck Jenkins 

The organization that funded Sheriff Chuck Jenkins’ trip to Texas is listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group and described as anti-immigrant with links to white supremacism.

But Jenkins rejected the law center’s claims about the group, the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

“I don’t believe that myself,” Jenkins said Tuesday in a telephone interview from Texas.

FAIR invited Jenkins to accompany six other sheriffs from across the nation to assess the potential local impact of the recent border surge. They funded his trip to McAllen, Texas, for a firsthand look, according to Lt. Jennifer Bailey, acting spokeswoman for the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

Jenkins said he decided to go on the trip because he serves on the immigration and border subcommittee with the National Sheriffs’ Association and because the recent border surge has become a concern.

He said FAIR provided the money but added that the sheriffs were working independently.

“This is our fact-finding mission,” Jenkins said. “I came to see the magnitude of the problem. I feel it’s very important. It’s right that we came down here.”

Today and Thursday, the sheriffs are to meet with state and federal officials dealing with the situation and will call for definitive laws to prevent the influx of illegal immigrants, many of whom are children, according to Bailey.

Founded in 1979, FAIR is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public interest organization with more than 250,000 members and supporters nationwide. According to its website, the group works to reform the nation’s immigration policies to “serve the national interest.”

Currently, the group is calling for a halt on immigration, except for spouses and children of citizens and some refugees, in order to create comprehensive immigration reform that would control borders and reduce immigration levels to a “more traditional” rate.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which says it works to fight against hate and for the justice of society’s most vulnerable, claims that the reform group’s beliefs are rooted in hate with ties to white supremacists, and their members and leaders have made racist statements in the past.

The Arizona Republic published excerpts of memos written by FAIR founder John Tanton in 1988 in which he wrote about a “Latin onslaught” and Latinos’ low “educability,” according to SPLC. In 1993, he proposed a group called the League for European American Defense, Education and Research, which he felt was necessary after the U.S. Census Bureau predicted that European-Americans would be the minority in the mid-21st century. Tanton still serves on FAIR’s national board of advisers.

Current President Dan Stein has also said and written questionable comments, SPLC claims. He has said he thought the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which reversed quotas that limited immigration mostly to northern Europeans, was a mistake. According to SPLC, Stein said that those who supported it wanted to “retaliate against Anglo-Saxon dominance.”

SPLC’s website offers other claims of FAIR’s staff, board and financial supporters supporting white nationalism and racist viewpoints.

“They certainly deserve to be on our hate list,” Intelligence Project Director Heidi Beirich said.

SPLC first listed FAIR as a hate group in 2007.

“People can have differences of opinions, but those differences should not be based in hate,” Beirich said. “They are sullying the complicated issue of immigration reform. Their bias is deeply rooted in racism.”

But FAIR’s communications director, Bob Dane, believes that SPLC members are just “masters at name-calling.”

“SPLC is a far-left political attack machine,” Dane said. “They invented the term hate group that they affix with anyone whom they disagree with politically.”

He said that the comments that Tanton has made were never in the context of FAIR or made on behalf of FAIR and they “do not reflect our views, then or now.”

Karl Bickel, who is running against Jenkins in this year’s election for sheriff, said he thought the trip was a bad idea, even before he knew of FAIR’s sponsorship.

“I think that you’re neglecting your duties here,” Bickel said of Jenkins. “The SPLC, they do track hate groups, and are one of the best sources for that in the country. ... I do think that’s a problem. It further gives Frederick a black eye. It’s the image we’re trying to shake, and he’s not letting us do it.”

Beirich said she has concerns for Frederick County residents because FAIR’s message is “horribly distorted.

“This is a group that has said and written horrible things about immigrants,” she said. “That’s not who you want your sheriff talking to.”

FAIR is “not anti-immigrant in any way, shape or form,” Dane said. “We focus on sensible policies. ... This is important.”

Jenkins said he is not getting into name-calling and will focus on his mission to help solve the “tremendous problem.”

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Extra Ignored

The headline on my copy of the FNP says Sheriff's trip funded by alleged anti-immigrant hate group.

I bet you were just devastated when Gray, Saylor, and Vail died for their alleged crimes.

whitemanfortyfour

I thought the only WHITE SUPREMACY GROUP that supported the fREDNECK County Sheriffs Departments king charles was the KU KLUX KLAN UP IN THURMONT??? Silly me???

averageterp

The reason why Jenkins isn't doing anything about the drug problem in the county is because he is selling drugs to the inmates at the detention center.

easilyamused

Embarrassing...[sad]

stevehamsr

Looks like a big "Redneck" move!!

ALincoln

So Sheriff Jenkins is in Texas to help the US defend the Aryan Race against the "latin onslaught" so says the group FAIR who is sponsoring Jenkins junket to the border.

I can't wait to hear the Jenkin's report when he returns......Whatever happened to Donald Trumps report from the investigators he sent to Hawaii to uncover President Obama's true Kenyan birth certificate?.

I have a feeling Jenkins "report" will be just as fruitful as Trumps.

DebtFree

We need two Sheriffs in Frederick County one for confederates and one for Americans.

DebtFree

Any cop that accepts gifts from groups which share ideology with those who murder cops are unfit to wear the uniform and those who would defend these cops are just as responsible as those pulling the trigger.

DebtFree

My respect for law enforcement is unwavering and why I consider the sheriff's actions so disturbing. The actions of this sheriff in no way is representative of law enforcement professionals please don't tarnish these brave man and women with this sheriff's questionable and disloyal behavior. A true patriot will stand alone in the best interests of his nation not his or her race or ideological associates. The sheriff is clearly conflicted on his duty to county and his allegiance to those who suggest insurrection.

dannyfran999

If that's true he needs to step down or get forced out,

easilyamused

DebtFree, considering the excessive number of vitriolic posts you have made today, I can't help but wonder why you are filled with so much anger towards Sheriff Jenkins and law enforcement in general? Why is everyone who doesn't agree with you a racist, terrorist, white supremacist, confederate, etc.? Your Thesaurus must have been written by Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton or perhaps some of the terms came from your copy of the ACLU's book, "A Liberal's Guide to Inciting Hate and Labeling People."

DebtFree

My allegiance is to my county and I have a rack of medals and a few ounces of metal in body to prove it and I'm not angry at the sheriff I'm disappointed that he would exhibit such poor judgment as a veteran naturally I don't care how you cowards attempt characterize me no I can't write or speak well but I sure as h@ll defended this great nation against all threats foreign and domestic.

BstD59

"....but I sure as h@ll defended this great nation against all threats foreign and domestic." And for your service to our country I thank you.

easilyamused

A simple question was asked and answered with hostility and name calling. In no way did I characterize you, I merely stated that you appeared to be angry towards the Sheriff and law enforcement. I then facetiously stated you must own a copy of a non-existent book written by the ACLU.

I did not label you or malign your character by calling you an angry, Kool Aid drinking, leftist, narrow-minded liberal, but you felt it was appropriate to label me as a coward. I'm curious, upon what information did you base your opinion that I am a coward?

I applaud and thank you for your service and sacrifice to our country, made not only by you, but by your family while you served; however, I don't understand why you feel you're entitled to sanctimonious name calling?


Extra Ignored

Looks like name calling to me.

Your Thesaurus must have been written by Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton or perhaps some of the terms came from your copy of the ACLU's book, "A Liberal's Guide to Inciting Hate and Labeling People."

easilyamused

No name calling, merely a supposition about the books that DebtFree may have on his or her shelves, made in a facetious manner. Not one slanderous label or name. Nope. Not a one.

Extra Ignored

It is an insult against all liberals who seek truth which beats whatever you are seeking with your misrepresentation.

ACLU has never published a book by that title so how could anyone have it on their self.

easilyamused

When you read the above paragraph and came to the sentence "I then facetiously stated you must own a copy of a non-existent book written by the ACLU." Didn't you understand that it means the same thing as "ACLU has never published a book by that title"?

Might be time for a new prescription for your rose colored glasses...

easilyamused

No BS at all Extra Ignored. I feel it is necessary to respond when insults and allegations are made by liberals. However, as a conservative and supporter of law enforcement, my comments will be perceived as insults only by those for whom they are intended. Others will perceive them for what they actually are, questions and observations.

Extra Ignored

But you are insulting the liberal members of law enforcement that you claim to support.

No matter because you intended to do it and you are not sorry not one bit.

easilyamused

Ba ha ha ha! I'm not sure which is funnier, your failed attempts to defend your position or that you have been reduced to ineffective manipulation of my own words. However, you are correct that I am not sorry. Not one bit. Not even a smidgen.

ortensia

SPLC is nothing more than a very profitable race hustle.

Check 'Watching the Watchdogs' to see what they are about.

I wonder if this article's writer Grace Toohey has any connection to former SPLC COO Michael Toohey? I only ask because SPLC's brand is fairly tainted even among lefties, and am surprised to see it used in this ostensibly mainstream paper's hit piece.

DebtFree

Only those with anti-America sentiments would blame the media for revealing the outrageous and reckless decisions to associate with a domestic terror organization suggesting an armed insurrection. Clearly the sheriff is conflicted with duty to race and duty to county.

Crustybachelor

I made the first comment. I doubt it will be the last - but here goes - Jenkins has tarred and feather himself. Unfortunately this might get him elected here in Fredneck. We shall see.

railroad79

Why in the wide wide world of stupidity would FNP post such a slanderous headline?

DaveSM

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DebtFree

This isn't about illegal immigration is about a sitting sheriff associating with elements proven to be hostile to our law enforcement officers simply because he doesn't agree with the federal response to the immigration crisis which happens to more that the last GOP POTUS. The hatred for the BPOTUS and minorities should not justify the advocating an armed revolt and securing the boarder and sending home the illegals doesn't require our local sheriff's input he can't control the drug problem in his own backyard what possible advice can he provide those on the front lines of the war on illegal immigration?

DebtFree

Accepting gifts from a organization suggesting an armed insurrection against America is betrayal to every law enforcement officer in America. No non racist person in the county believes this behavior was appropriate my guess is that he will refund the gift and issue some sort of explanation.

DebtFree

The sheriff has consistently behaved like an affirmative action appointee his decision making has embarrassed the county and the FCSD any honorable sheriff would step down.

eesti006

Sheriff Chuck Jenkins is being “tarred and feathered” by the Frederick Post.

SPLC's definition of a hate group is so broadly tailored and confusing that practically anyone who opposes their radical left wing views could be considered a “hate group”.
SPLC's bizarre and rambling definition of “hate group” can be found on their website...
“ All hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics”
“Hate group activities can include criminal acts, marches, rallies, speeches, meetings, leafleting or publishing....
There you have it. SPLC places “hate group” labels on anyone opposed to their radical views for any reason. The “Neo Confederate League of the South” were labeled a “hate group” simply because they protested outside of SPLC's office to show their opposition to SPLC's legal advocacy for gay marriage.

The only hated going on here comes from the pro immigration advocacy groups who are running rough shod over American citizens while trying to tar and feather devoted public servants like Chuck Jenkins who have the courage to stand up to them.

DebtFree

Illegal immigrants entering America illegally doesn't absolve the sheriffs association with a domestic terror group. The sheriff is clearly unfit for duty and should step down in the best interests of the FCSD.

sadjudas

Well said! He could not step down soon enough.

grprecordnut

The comments should not be about the Sheriff or who is funding anything. The comments should be about who is helping' these illegal aliens with the Immigration and Naturalization Act Section 290(b) and other forms of evasion. This should be considered an act of treason. We as a country of 10's of millions of inhabitants should be able to keep our tapestry of a United States within individual neighborhoods without forcing a culture on other communities that have little or no interest in said culture. We should not be, on a subconscious level, be a country of gangs. If the culture is forced then the tapestry becomes...... corrupt? Little or no resistance to this from the majority is a choice not to be taken lightly on all levels. Have a nice day. GRP

exfredneck

GW Bush signed the immigration law in question.

newtofc

The one thing GWB was right about was immigration reform. And his own Party vehemently opposed it, just as they are doing today. Even though there is bi-partisan support for it among the American people.

newtofc

The people helping these illegal aliens, in this case children, might be called humanitarians or even Christians. There are people who care about others no matter who they are or how they were unfortunate enough to be in dire circumstances. To call them treasonous is not a statement a real American would make. Hate is not what America is all about, but there is an abundance of it on this forum. This County should be so proud of its representatives.

oldannard

I am so happy to see sheriff Jenkins following the wonderful tradition of entertaining the citizenry as so many former holders of his office have done. From Buck Alexander and the indomitable C.P. Jacobs in the 60’s to that slapstick husband & wife team of Dickie & Sue in the 70’s they, like Chuckles-the-Clown they too were hilarious. Don, the singing sheriff was entertaining in a more of a musical way but from failed farmers to 7-11 operators they all had one thing in common – they knew little or nothing about law enforcement. We may never have had an Andy Taylor but we have, and have had, plenty of Barney Fife’s.

DebtFree

The bottom line is white supremacist terrorists kill cops and our sheriff accepts gifs from white supremacist terrorist. The sheriff has betrayed every officer on the force.

orionview

When our big bellied southern sheriff wannabe wanders back to Frederick County it may be a good time to resign the office. I don't know about FAIR or SPLC or any of that, but I see his reasons and response to questions about it are like a man trying to sell you a 1979 Ford Pinto with 300K. Unbelievable, I'll pass on that deal, and you can resign.

KellyAlzan

Shocking that the sheriff that hires personal family friends to be deputy despite the fact that he had domestic violence file on his md court case record, and is friends with an unnamed county commissioner whom utilizes the services of prostitutes (source: FNP) - is also a big 'ol BIGOT.....

friedhard

Don't you hate it when people use the word "hate" to describe groups who track hate groups and then point fingers at those who surf on the hate wave to get elected? Why am I not surprised that Jenkins would be oblivious to this. Bigots are the last ones to know they're bigots.

DebtFree

Nearly 40% of republicans now support a second Civil War guess what side our sheriff is on.

DebtFree

Bundy/Jenkins 2016

DebtFree

Oddly all the local racists and confederate neighbors have Jenkins signs in their yard I'm angered that someone would place those signs on their property without their consent certainly no one would be dumb enough to advertises they support a politician with anti American and white supremacist associations.

chesapeakecountry

Southern Poverty Law Center? Who would ever lend them credence or credibility?

DebtFree

Most republicans aren't racist its just than most racists have republican parking passes.

DebtFree

Racists have an unambiguous view of the world and the the election of Obama has caused many racists to experience severe anxiety episodes causing them to default into a survival mode. Some of their survival mode behaviors might include erratic weapon purchases, gold buying, bunker construction, heighten anger, hyper politicized and race war fanaticism.

ALincoln

It is most unfair to say that most Republicans are racists, but it is safe to say that most racists find refuge and common cause in the Repubilcan Party. That Sheriff Jenkins (R) is being sponsored by a white supremist group should come as no great surprise.

There are currently 27,000 border guards now stationed along the Rio Grande, 6,000 more than there were under the Bush Administration. Deportations are at an all time high and again more than under the Bush Administration.

Maybe Sheriff Jenkins should be driving down to D.C. to get the Republican Congress moving on meaningful solutions to the immigration crisis, than driving down to Texas to grandstand for the right wing loonies.

This is an election year in Frederick County? Figures.

ALincoln

Is Sheriff Jenkins car pooling down to the border with Donald Trump? What's next Jenkins traveling to the Gaza Strip to bring peace to the Middle East? I think Frederick County taxpayers would rather have the sheriff staying at home writing speeding tickets and collecting stray dogs than meddling in issues far beyond his pay grade.

tomgeiser

I knew the local hate mongers would have a hay day with this article. If Sheriff Jenkins was a Democrat, little or nothing would be said about the trip or anything else. Even excluding the sheriff, at least 90% of the hate posted here comes from Democrats each and everyday.

Extra Ignored

You must be a Democrat.

ALincoln

If Dukes of Hazzard Jenkins was a Democrat he wouldn't be traveling two thousand miles outside his jurisdiction funded by a white supremist hate group to try and make political points with right wingers in Frederick County.

newtofc

If the Sheriff of Frederick County were a Democrat, there would be no trip. As far as the hate thing, you are definitely in the 10%.

eyelounge

Más arriba se enumeran los posibles pasos por los que tiene que pasar una solicitud o petición durante su procesamiento. No todas las solicitudes o peticiones tienen que pasar por cada uno de los pasos. Una vez que usted escriba su número de recibo, podrá ver los pasos que debe seguir siempre una solicitud o petición como la que usted ha presentado. El paso en el que se encuentra su caso actualmente como parte del proceso aparecerá subrayado. Aparecerán también otros pasos si su caso debe pasar por esos pasos específicos.

Extra Ignored

Above you will find a list of possible steps by which you have to pass a request or request during their processing. Not all applications or petitions they have to go through each of the steps. Once you enter your receipt number, you will be able to see the steps that you must always follow a request or petition, such as the one submitted by you. The step that is your case currently as part of the process will be underlined.

ButterBean

Before all you lemmings jump off the cliff following the Southern Poverty Law Center, why don't you take a good long hard look at them? Did you just take the SPLC at their word? Are they the "deciders" now? Sometimes I thing the FNP will print anything and worse, that its readers will believe it.

Extra Ignored

You don't have to agree with SPLC. They post their rational for your evaluation.

In the late 2000s, FAIR become much more active in pushing anti-immigrant laws at the state and local level. Attorney Kris Kobach, who works for FAIR's legal arm, the Immigration Reform Law Institute, helped to write Arizona Senate Bill 1070. The bill, signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010, forces police officers to detain individuals who they suspect to be illegal immigrants and makes it a misdemeanor under state law for non-citizen immigrants to fail to carry their immigration papers. The law is currently caught up in the federal courts. Kobach earlier helped to pass anti-immigrant ordinances in Farmers Branch, Texas; Hazleton, Pa.; and other cities. These laws seek to punish those who aid and abet "illegal aliens." The laws have proven a massive financial burden to the towns that pass them and, in many cases, have sparked racial strife and economic disorder. The Hazleton ordinance, which was struck down by a federal appeals court in September, had left that community of about 20,000 on the hook for nearly $3 million in legal fees as of January 2011. The city is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Another FAIR initiative to end birthright citizenship provisions of the 14th Amendment, a longtime goal of the group, was launched in January 2011. IRLI, FAIR's legal arm, working in partnership with State Legislators for Legal Immigration (SLLI), announced a plan to halt what they call "the misapplication of the 14th Amendment." At the time of its adoption in 1868, the 14th Amendment ensured that the children of slaves could not be denied citizenship; it now ensures that almost all children born on U.S. soil are automatically granted U.S. citizenship.

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/groups/federation-for-american-immigration-reform-fair

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Extra Ignored

Makes it a really hard choice for bigots.

Extra Ignored

The saga continues tomorrow with Chuck Jenkins: Mild Mannered Sheriff or Borderland Superhero after Jenkins rescues a crying baby's pacifier from international terrorists.

Road-a-Horse

Yeah, right!

Extra Ignored

Will Chuck Jenkins report the cost of the trip as a campaign contribution. Hope it wasn't more than $4000.

dejaview55

Isn't this trip paid for a political group a conflict of interest and shouldn't Jenkins be fired!

exfredneck

Who am I thinking about? Racist, Defender of dog shooters, Makes more money from payphones than Ma Bell, Drinking pal with Bu'lane, Sheriff Joe wannabe, Vowed to uphold the constitution and allows his employees to violate it any chance they get. Can't stop the local heroin problem.

Extra Ignored

I know. Pick me. [thumbup]

newtofc

Will be re-elected and make $125,000 a year for 8 years of failing to make Frederick County a safer place to live. More illegal aliens than ever, a rampant drug problem in the County, problems in the FCSO. Only in America.

business

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Extra Ignored

El Paso: FBI Stats Deem Border City Safest In The Country 3 Years In A Row

By Patrick Manning / Published February 07, 2013 / Fox News Latino

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/02/07/el-paso-fbi-stats-deem-border-city-safest-in-country-3-years-in-row/

Extra Ignored

If Chuck Jenkins wants to take a vacation that is FAIR but there better be a leave slip on file.

If Chuck Jenkins wants to attend a white supremacist rally that is FAIR but there better be a leave slip on file.

This is not official business for the county sheriff and he should no encumber the county in any contracts or obligations during the course of his vacation.

DebtFree

Sheriff's have been paling around with white supremacists and racists for hundreds of years in America used as an instrument of terror, this isn't really newsworthy it's just affirmation that the practice continues in Frederick County. [yawn]

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Extra Ignored

They do all the time. Sometimes it ends with a conviction for the white supremacist.

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2012/may/extremism_052212/extremism_052212

DebtFree

I don't need a civil rights organization to inform me my sheriff pals around with racists and white supremacist I got my own eyes for that.

business

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Extra Ignored

Monroe Doctrine created a dependency of Latin America on the United States in an effort to keep the Western Hemisphere safe for Democracy.

The statement, known as the Monroe Doctrine, was little noted by the Great Powers of Europe, but eventually became a longstanding tenet of U.S. foreign policy. Monroe and his Secretary of State John Quincy Adams drew upon a foundation of American diplomatic ideals such as disentanglement from European affairs and defense of neutral rights as expressed in Washington’s Farewell Address and Madison’s stated rationale for waging the War of 1812. The three main concepts of the doctrine—separate spheres of influence for the Americas and Europe, non-colonization, and non-intervention—were designed to signify a clear break between the New World and the autocratic realm of Europe. Monroe’s administration forewarned the imperial European powers against interfering in the affairs of the newly independent Latin American states or potential United States territories. While Americans generally objected to European colonies in the New World, they also desired to increase United States influence and trading ties throughout the region to their south.

https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/monroe

Charles_Nelson_Reilly

"When you get right down to it, all the SPLC does is call people names. It’s specialized in a highly developed and ritualized form of defamation . . .

What they do is a kind of bullying and stalking . . . . Americans really need to ask themselves if they are willing to tolerate this kind of operation in a free society.

~ Laird Wilcox, author of The Watchdogs: A Close Look at Anti-Racist "Watchdog" Groups

niles_johson

According to Laird Wilcox, you are a political extremist along the lines of the SLPC -- especially with the "bomb-throwers" comment. Here are the first three but you fit at least two-thirds of the items mentioned:

1. Character Assassination.

Extremists often attack the character of an opponent or critic rather than deal with the facts and issues that he raises or debate the points of his arguments. They will question his motives, qualifications, past associations, values, personality, mental health and so on as a diversion from the issues under consideration.
2. Name Calling And Labeling.

Extremists are quick to resort to epithets (racist, subversive, pervert, hatemonger, nut, crackpot, degenerate, Un-American, Anti-Semite, Red, Commie, Nazi, Kook, etc.) to label and condemn an opponent in order to divert attention from his arguments and to discourage other from hearing him out.
3. Irresponsible Sweeping Generalizations.

Extremists tend to make sweeping claims or judgments on little or no evidence, and they have a tendency to confuse similarity with sameness. That is, they assume that because two (or more) things are alike in some respects they must be alike in all or most respects! Analogy is a treacherous form of logic and its potential for distortion and false conclusions even when the premises are basically correct is enormous.

http://voluntaryist.com/articles/027a.html#.U8a-SbH5f3Y

business

The real Charles Nelson Riley would be appalled by you and your comment. Bigots loved to think of themselves as upright, patriotic citizens who are sorely misunderstood and persecuted.

Charles_Nelson_Reilly

jeez, the clueless bomb throwing leftists are coming in full force for this one. After all, they are good little authoritarians that tote the company fascist line.

Why has FNP not issued an apology for this disgraceful hit piece? This is some of the lowest form of journalism I've read in awhile here. Ms. Toohey is responsible for issuing a statement and clarifying her source.

newtofc

"disgraceful hit piece"?.....are you kidding? This article only endears the Sheriff to his constituents even more. This is positive publicity for the Sheriff in this County. You think he went to Texas on this boondoggle thinking it might hurt his chances for re-election? LOL

louie

It should be abundantly clear by now that Frederick County needs a new sheriff.

Road-a-Horse

Let's let all south of the border residents sneak into our country but all others must follow immigration laws and wait in line . Yeah that’s the ticket!

Extra Ignored

Illegal immigrants also come from Asia and just about every other part of the world.

Extra Ignored

An estimated 8.9 million (77 percent) of the total 11.5 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States in 2011 were from North America, including Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America (see Figure 2). The next leading regions of origin were Asia (1.3 million) and South America (0.8 million). Between 2000 and 2011, the greatest increase in the unauthorized population occurred among natives of North America (2.8 million).

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_ill_pe_2011.pdf

Extra Ignored

If fighting gangs is what Chuck Jenkins is trying to do, he should partner with the FBI not the Border Patrol.

http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/

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niles_johson

He is an Oathkeeper so his support is to his perverted version of the Constitution.

http://oathkeepers.org/

DebtFree

The sheriff has less expertise and success in law enforcement than Obama has in job creation.

Starbuck

"hate" is, except for very few explicit examples, a very subjective label to put on a "group", "speech", or "crime".

Labeling something as a "hate"-whatever is a lazy and quick way to end conversation and attempt to stifle free speech.

Though laziness is not a surprising attribute of those that label things as "hate"-whatever so quickly.

Extra Ignored

Hate crime is well defined.

A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, Congress has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.” Hate itself is not a crime—and the FBI is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/hate_crimes/overview

ReadPhred

Can't say I know a lot about either group however, Fair's credibility sinks pretty low to me when FAIR’s communications director, Bob Dane says the following about its Fair's founder who still sits on its National Board, "the comments that Tanton has made were never in the context of FAIR or made on behalf of FAIR and they “do not reflect our views, then or now.” Huh, The comments of your founder and a National Board member have nothing to do with the organization?

Lastly, It seems to me there is enough for the Sheriff to be focusing on at home.

niles_johson

SPLC is only a liberal socialist group for those in fear of 2042.

jill king

Children with bombs strapped to them in the middle east are "just children" too.

Extra Ignored

Why hasn't Chuck Jenkins gone to the Middle East and stopped this outrageous use of children.

charlie211sfga

Absurd comparison. Please try harder.

jill king

It is not absurd and is not currently affecting our borders, but it could.

How many terrorists are coming through the border, while we are looking at the bigger issue? Seriously, if you think they aren't we are all doomed.

Who is to say that their parents aren't already here and sent for the kids to join them?

Extra Ignored

Who's to say the children crossing the border weren't born in the U.S. and are legal citizens of this nation but they couldn't afford a plane ticket to return.

Extra Ignored

Timothy McVeigh was a terrorist and a legal citizen.

Patrolling the border wouldn't keep him out.

charlie211sfga

Absurder comparison verging on right-wing paranoid Jack Bauerian fantasy.

How many future Nobel Prize winners (for Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, etc.) or future CEOs or Tech Disruptors are being turned away at the border while we are looking at the bigger issue? Seriously, if you think they aren't, we are all doomed.

Who is to say their working-class parents wanting a college education for them aren't already here and sent for the kids to join them?

Extra Ignored

We are keeping the whole Western Hemisphere safe for democracy not just this one little piece of it. They need Nobel Prize winners south of the border too.

Extra Ignored

It would be unethical but not illegal to rob the best and the brightest people from Central and South America and leave them only with the workforce necessary to grow coffee beans.

DebtFree

The sheriff isn't a conservative or a republican he is a tea party dixiecrat with a bigoted base harboring anti America sentiments.

Extra Ignored

What he is and what he says he is are two different things.

Truth is Chuck Jenkins isn't conservative enough for Frederick County.

corgikid

An extremist smear tactic by the FNP. Just because someone is against illegal immigration does not make them a racist. The SPLC says FAIR has ties to white supremist groups, but the FNP does not cite which group(s). Did FNP research anything about FAIR?

Note to liberal commentors: Quit the hate name calling.

jill king

You may as well call me a racist too if you think that we should sit back and watch the surge of gang violence in our state again.

Sheriff Jenkins has experience with this and the surge of children coming across are from the countries known for major criminal gangs nationwide. A large faction of these groups are in DC, Montgomery County, and Greenbelt now.

It would be nice for FNP to do more research before believing SPLC. Keep it local. This is just sensationalism.

Extra Ignored

The most recently "gang" related violence happened in Boston and it had Russian origins.

charlie211sfga

False assertion. You have stated in the past that it was a city problem confined to Hillcrest/Golden Mile and Jenkins had no authority to intervene. It was all Dine's fault with his outreach. So, which is it? Or are you conveniently inventing facts.

What about combating the county heroin epidemic that is so bad that I wonder if I can let my kids go to the bathroom at McDonald's or Burger King for fear they trip over an overdosed junkie from VA or PA or WV or Frederick. Talk about your out-of-county criminals and the problems they create.

newtofc

Jill...Are there less illegal aliens in Frederick County now than there were in 2008 when 287(g) started? I'll give you a hint, overcrowded schools, overcrowded neighborhoods, boom time in the construction industry.

niles_johson

SPLC is only a liberal organization if you fear 2042.

DebtFree

The Sheriff has lost all credibility with non racists.

Extra Ignored

There is no block on forms to choose race: none.

Everyone is presumed to have a race.

The closest thing is to decline to disclose your race.

I'm inclined to invent a new race: human.

jerseygrl42

well there you have it , the favorite word of the socialist liberals trying to hijack this country...RACIST...how sick

emuumuumuu

If the shoe fits, toots.

niles_johson

He and Blaine (with all the approved development) will have to move further westward in order to remain politically viable.

Extra Ignored

Wasting your time is one thing. Wasting other people's time is another thing.

Maybe we will call for definitive laws to prevent the influx of gawkers.


Today and Thursday, the sheriffs are to meet with state and federal officials dealing with the situation and will call for definitive laws to prevent the influx of illegal immigrants, many of whom are children, according to Bailey.

BarnacleBill

Completely agree with the Sheriff. SPLC is an extreme liberal socialist group. Don't let the liberal media propaganda tell you otherwise.

niles_johson

Waiting for the diseaseophiles to weigh in as that has a long history in American xenophobia: public health nativism. Had to fire a nurse several years ago that said "illegals are spreading the plague at FSK mall".

1830s: Cholera is an Irish disease.
1870-1890s: Tuberculosis is a Jewish disease.
1891: Congress passed quarantine law that was used to turn back "undesirable" immigrants.
1900s: Bubonic plague is a Chinese disease.
2005: Leprosy falsely reported by Dobbs and Buchanan as "immigration-related" and "clearly the illegal aliens" respectively.
2014: Phil Gingery invents "facts" not supported by public health professionals to demonize children with "swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus [f'in laughable and downright shameful for an MD] and tuberculosis"

Jenkins may be already exposed and I recommend quarantine at AMARIID Level IV.


DebtFree

A white supremacist county sheriff in Wyoming is salvageable but in a minority majority state poised to elect a black governor it's a recipe for disaster.

charlie211sfga

Here's your "heroes" terrorizing innocent children. Glad to see Chuck and his supporters approve of this nonsense.

"Protesters waved 'Return to Sender' signs, shoved a group of mariachi musicians and waited for a bus of immigrant children that the local sheriff told them would arrive. At one point, they briefly halted a bus before realizing it was carrying children from a YMCA."

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION_OVERLOAD_ARIZONA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Extra Ignored

Governor O'Malley requested no immigrant children be housed in Western Maryland because it is conservative and he fears children will be harrassed..

Aren't you proud Western Maryland.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/16/in-interview-with-cnn-omalley-defends-call-with-white-house-on-immigrant-kids/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_politicalticker+(Blog%3A+Political+Ticker)

emuumuumuu

Sadly, judging from the comments of some his supporters.. they probably are proud.

Extra Ignored

So are Western Marylanders of their reputation for harrassing children.

corgikid

And thank God for conservatives.

How about you taking in 100 of these 16 year olds?

Put your money where your big mouth is!

Extra Ignored

Conservatives are prolife not pro post-birth abortion.

niles_johson

Put your money where your big mouth is and, like Taco Bell, head for the border to repel the hordes you fear.

Remember that some of them can't even get their own bowl of cereal yet so use appropriate force.

jerseygrl42

certainly NOT proud of omalley the tax and waste moron running this state into the ground soon to be followed by brown who wasted $200 Million on a failed website no bid contract given to "friends"...are you proud of that???

Extra Ignored

There was a RFP for the website and I posted the link to it many times.

O'Malley signs and vetos bills, the legislature decides how to tax.

ALincoln

Yep, Sheriff Jenkins knows a lot more than the Southern Poverty Law Center that has scores of attorneys and investigators who have devoted decades identifying hate groups across this nation.

Voters should now see what is in Jenkins motivation to intrude on a subject that is none of his business. This Dukes of Hazzard sheriff should just stick to picking up stray dogs and handing our speeding tickets in Frederick County. There are enough right wing loonies racing to the border now to make political hay.

ortensia

The only thing they are devoted to is lining their pockets. Do you know anything about the SPLC hucksters?

Extra Ignored

Jenkins should resign so he has more time to address this "tremendous problem" that is outside his jurisdiction.

I hope he turned in a leave slip and is using his vacation time to pursue his personal interests.

DebtFree

Which duty comes first white supremacist or sheriff? [whistling]

newtofc

I will ask this question again. Are there less illegal aliens in Frederick County now than there were in 2008 when 287(g) started? If so, where are the statistics that prove that? Was the 287(g) Law Enforcement Task Force successful from 2008-2012 when it was discontinued or was it a failure? I have a feeling that if it was successful Sheriff Jenkins would have sent out a press release showing that. What has 287(g) and the Sheriff's war on illegal aliens accomplished bottom line? Again, are there less illegal aliens in Frederick County now than there were in 2008 when 287(g) started? Based on the comments I read about having to add classrooms at Hillcrest Elementary and doubling and tripling of families in homes, I would guess NO! Your opinion?

richardlyons

I await with great anticipation the sheriffs full report on the situation along the Rio Grande. The question is will he write it himself or have a staffer at FAIR issue a prepared statement. The answer seems obvious.

ALincoln

I think Jenkins car pooled with Donald Trump down to the border.

DebtFree

The Sheriff isn't worthy to wear the uniform, a deputy that pals around with white supremacists or gang members would be terminated.

DebtFree

A supremacist sheriff unfairly puts his subordinates at risk judiciously because of his reckless decision making this revelation gives plaintiffs ammunition when clamming police misconduct.

kstr92

Sheriff Jenkins has my full support. I applaud his efforts and believe that other law-enforcement officials should take such a proactive approach to halting this invasion. This article reeks of liberal propaganda and is such an obvious attempt to discredit our sheriff.

Extra Ignored

While Chuck Jenkins is chasing illegal immigrants that are outside his jurisdiction the crime rate rose 14% in Frederick County and the number drug arrests nearly halved.

Drug Arrests
2006 509
2007 556
2008 475
2009 497
2010 384
2011 312
2012 266

https://frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=3716

Extra Ignored

White House Drug Policy Director Announces Designation of 12 Counties in Nine States as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas

Cecil and Frederick Counties in Maryland, as part of the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/news-releases/hidta-2013

easilyamused

Illegal- contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.
Legal- permitted by law.

illegal v. legal

Why is it so difficult to understand?

Extra Ignored

Good question. Now you tell me, illegal or legal.

posted at 9:55 am on Sun, May 11, 2014.

Posts:

What's your position on MD's 2A infringements? Do you support a repeal of the 2013 FSA? Will you sign off on Form 1's and C&R's like Jenkins, or will you pass them off to the MSP?

easilyamused

They are entering our country illegally. Personally, their country of origin is not the issue. However, many posters use the drug epidemic as part of their defense against Jenkins which completely undermines their argument.

Sneaking into our country= illegal
Selling/using drugs= illegal

Why is one condoned and the other condemned?

There is no slightly, partially, only a little illegal, kind of gray area of the law. Just like there's no slightly, partially, kind of gray area of being only a little pregnant. Can't have it both ways. It's either legal or it's not, i.e. illegal.

ALincoln

There are currently 28,000 border guards along the Rio Grande. Hate group sponsored Frederick County Md sheriff should stay here instead of trying to make political statements in this election year.

Reminds me of John McCain rushing back to Washington to "fix things" during the 2008 election when the economy crashed. That photo-op of a dazed McCain sitting in of meetings he knew nothing about cost him the election.

Are you listing Sheriff Jenkins?

Extra Ignored

A violation of a building code is a civil violation not a criminal violation.

A violation of immigration code is a civil violation not a criminal violation.

Speeding, jay walking, and littering are all criminal violations.

Does Chuck Jenkins get to chose not to comply with the Maryland Gun Safety Act because he doesn't agree with it.

DebtFree

Just because a Sheriff pals around with armed anti American hate groups and accepts gifts from them doesn't mean he agrees with their extremist anti America positions it just means he's willing to listen.

Charles_Nelson_Reilly

Ms. Toohey, shame on you & the FNP for going ahead with this story. Citing an organization as corrupt an immoral as the SPLC? Regardless what you think of Sheriff Jenkins, this is an utterly embarrassing piece of journalism that reeks of liberal bias w/ a clear attempt at defaming Mr. Jenkins.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has been discredited as a partisan bomb throwing organization. They are a group of radical leftists who have repeatedly lied about and bullied those who do not hold their views. They are a bunch of egalitarian collectivists hellbent on lying and misleading people.

for further enlightenment on SPLC, please read - http://archive.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo209.html

charlie211sfga

Don't cite a crypto-anarcho-conspiracy theorist if you want to be taken seriously.

Lew Rockwell, the Ron Paul ghostwriter, is not credible.

emuumuumuu

[thumbup]

Charles_Nelson_Reilly

enlighten us all then Charlie why's he not? You seem to have it all figured out... kind of like the SPLC. Clarify the conspiracy theories and then please then further explain how SPLC themselves are not a hate group....

that's if you want to be taken seriously?

charlie211sfga

Your response is logically fallible with its insistence on negative proof. Please try again.

emuumuumuu

Isn't Lew Rockwell the same tinfoil hat nutter who tried to claim the Boston Marathon bombings were a "false flag" attack by the US government? And we're supposed to take his unhinged rants seriously? Come on.

mdbass201

This is nothing but a photo-op for the sheriff playing up his base just like Boners law suite against Obama.

charlie211sfga

Stop them "ill eagles". The only war is by the ignorant on the official language.

dbjanda1

This is a publicity stunt thru and thru...The FAIR group gets to legitimize itself by having some sheriff's show up, preach their propaganda and take some photo-ops shots...The sheriff's will look like they're participating in trying to solve the illegal alien problem... It would be interesting to find out how many of the sheriff's are running for office at this time like Jenkins...The sheriff's are being played and legal citizens are being played thinking something will come out of this...The FAIR group will use the photos of cops on the border to fundraise and promote themselves... A private organization using government employees to publicize itself is a joke and Sheriff Jenkins should have realized before he went...If he didn't he shouldn't be sheriff... Me

gary4books

No money? This is our time to do good and to be generous to others. We can afford it. They are in need.

Solarrays247

First of all, accolades to Grace Toohey for an excellent job on investigative reporting, and shining a light on issues that should be of concern to all of us as citizens of the United States of America.

Regardless of our personal opinions and thoughts on this latest immigrant/refugee emergency occurring at our southern border, I believe that we must take into consideration that many people (including this writer) will now find it difficult to accept that any proposals that Sheriff Jenkins and his group may have to offer after their trip will be truly fair and balanced simply because of his affiliation with the FAIR group, and its long history of practicing racism and eugenicist beliefs.

Charles_Nelson_Reilly

investigative reporting? You cannot be serious? Are you at all familiar with the SPLC? This is an amateur hatchet job of the highest order by a novice journalist.

I don;t care for Jenkins, but this is piece is a joke.

Solarrays247

In answer to your question: I am very familiar with the SPLC, and have rarely found their reports to be in error, otherwise, I would not be referring to them. Up to now, I have had no real opinion regarding Sheriff Jenkins because of lack of detailed and verifiable facts. However, I am and have always been against racism and hate of any kind.

And finally, I applaud "The Frederick News-Post" for the courage of printing this article. Racism and hate will never be defeated by ignoring these issues. Only by bringing incidents such as this into the public spotlight, will anything positive ever be accomplished. It has been said that roaches fear and run away in order to avoid the light.

crowtoo

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gary4books

I lived on the border on the Rio Bravo at Laredo, Texas for six years and July is no time to visit. And when you get to the border there is not much to see. What they call a river would be hard pressed to be a creek in Frederick. On several occasions when walking across to Mexico I would see people swimming under the bridge. In plain sight of border guards. The idea was to send several groups that would be caught then send an "important group" later on.

This is a divisive issue. Nobody wants people in the USA without legal papers. But the fact is - we do need workers. Otherwise they would never come. Get the House of Representatives to write a bill they like and pass it and get a law out of Congress and fix the mess.

We need workers. Every worker is a plus for the economy. Just make all of them legal.

randomfax

Want a fix to this where everyone is paying their fair share of taxes? Base it on consumption. Drop the employment taxes and only tax purchased goods. Raise the sales tax on every item, in-person and internet sales. Then instead of policing the millions of citizens the IRS then only has to police the tens of thousands of businesses. Have the tax linked to credit cards so internet retailers don't even have to mess with it, it is automatic. More money in the paycheck means increased consumerism and also means taxes are based upon what you buy thus if you can afford luxury you pay the taxes on it. No more complicated tax code and no more depending on legal status preventing a local worker from paying their fare share of taxes.

meulenberg4e

It is all about workers. Period. "Not enough workers?" Wait for the "but." Add " at the wages you are paying."Illegal workers are hired to break unions, OSHA rules, etc. Cutting wages is a major reason American middle class is vanishing. Dumbing down education leads to an obedient slave-wage workforce. Cutting social security,
health care, Medicare, the rest of the safety net that enables our middle-class will lead only to a low wage workforce, with no demands. This is the illegal workforce, which our economic system rewards; no on-site enforcement now, and employers
are used to a never ending supply of cheap labor. Flooding labor with 20 million more will satisfy a lot of employers.

RealistRo

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. ILLLEGAL I belive is the story here. Coming from a family whose grandparents immigrated LEGALLY . Way to go Sheriff!! For those of you so concerned put your money where your mouth is! Go down pick up some of the kids and take care of them. I for one would like to see the $80,000 per child, the amount averaged out the President is requesting, distrubuted to our local children and families who are struggling everyday to make it. Since when does not siding with ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, makes a person racist, a bigot a Hater! Oh yeah since scattering ILLEGALS fits someones agenda! Also a shout out to our neighbors in Carroll County for standing up to the Bullies.

charlie211sfga

Yes those who can't spell and are ignorant of the official language of Carroll county are heroes. Which is why teachers are the enemies of those who spray paint "ill eagles".

kstr92

Charlie211sfga, did you know that the typical Central American alien has less than a third-grade education? You should be more concerned about that little nugget of information instead of harping on graffiti.

ortensia

[thumbup]. Exactly!

rpkrauss

Yeah that vandalism was truly inspirational, we need to deport all the sick birds of prey.

FreddyFred

Sheriff Jenkins has become the poster child of the region's bravado of white redneck intolerance and it is not a good thing for Frederick County. This recent trip to the border had much more to do with grandstanding and what amounts to a publicity stunt more than anything else. The fact that it was funded by a hate group seems about right. Welcome to Frederick County... open to intolerance and the demonization of brown folk.

"Last year a federal appeals court ruled that Jenkins and the county were guilty of violating the civil rights of undocumented immigrant. The ruling found that two deputies unreasonably searched seized and arrested the woman while she sat in a supermarket parking lot during her lunch break." WAMU

kstr92

FreddyFred, perhaps you should move to Montgomery County. It seems like you would be much happier there. And what you call intolerance many of us call self preservation.

emuumuumuu

Self preservation of *what*, exactly? I don't feel threatened by immigrants, illegal or otherwise, I'm curious as to what exactly it is you feel so threatened by.

crowtoo

[thumbup]

niles_johson

No surprise that Sheriff Oathkeeper (http://oathkeepers.org) is pallin' around with domestic subversive groups.

jerseygrl42

what a disgusting headline tieing our sheriff to the word HATE and that from a group the southern poverty law center,( what a misnomer that is ) , that advocates lawlessness and non enforcement of our Immigration laws ....billions of our tax dollars being spent by this federal administration circumventing the law and deliberately overloading our infra structure when we already take in LEGALLY more immigrants that the rest of the world combined...I for one commend him for enforcing the laws on the books , something the feds refuse to do....

randomfax

This isn't an issue of enforcing laws, it is an issue of a political junket. There is zero reason for an East coast, rural county sheriff to go to the Texas border. If not a waste of time it is a waste of department resources. If he has time to do this he has time to put his butt on the street and prevent crime at HOME!

randomfax

You go Chucky! After all, it's all those Hispanics that are causing the rampant heroin problems in OUR neighborhoods. Wait a second, not it isn't, it's the Whites.

stevem90999

If Jenkins has caused this much controversy, then he must be doing something right! This convinces me more that ever to vote for him. lol

Sunflower

I agree. The Sheriff is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. Some of the bloggers are just naturally unhappy and hateful.

CRACKER_LEE

Why doesn't it say Anti Illegal immigrant hate group?

Boyce Rensberger

John Tanton, the founder of FAIR and still its guiding light, has a long record of being against immigration of all kinds. FAIR started out as a more moderate group, but in recent years has become more extremist The New York Times profiled him in 2011:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/us/17immig.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

newtofc

Sheriff Jenkins doesn't discriminate, he doesn't like any Hispanics, legal or not. He assumes all Hispanics are illegal and acts accordingly. How do you tell the difference between a legal immigrant and an illegal immigrant? By their documentation? They all have documentation authentic enough to fool an employer. And the Sheriff believes it is all fake. So how do you tell the difference? Ask Sheriff Jenkins.

dejaview55

From reading the the majority of comments,I am inspired that so many in Frederick recognize the truth about Jenkins. Make your opinion count on election day and vote for Karl Bickel.

m21701m

Before you do. Ask him if he has ever used his power to get his son out of FELONY assault charges MANY times.

Sunflower

Are you referring to the Sheriff's son? If so he has NEVER been in any trouble.Not even a ticket.

Fredmd21704

DebtFree, don't you have better things to do all day than troll the boards?

DebtFree

If Jenkins is a white supremacist they must be grading on a curb.

DebtFree

America is going to need a lot more troops to combat the Chinese once they stop buying our Treasuries so we better invite them all here.

newtofc

If you ever attended one of Sheriff Jenkins Town Hall Meetings on Immigration during the 2010 campaign you would know he runs and gets elected on a platform of bigotry toward Hispanics.

stevem90999

What someone has yet explained to me is: How is it racist for a white individual to say these anti-immigrant statements but not for the LEGAL immigrants (especially latino immigrants) to say the very same anti-immigrant statements??

emuumuumuu

You mean statements like these?

"I've come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that."
— John Tanton, letter to eugenicist and ecology professor Garrett Hardin (now deceased), Dec. 10, 1993

Somehow, I don't think you'll hear that come out of the mouths of many Latinos, immigrant or otherwise.

stevem90999

I'm sure there is more than ONE anti-immigrant statement coming from LEGAL latino immigrants than the one YOU selected. lol Nice try for emotionalism in sparking a furor and such, though! [beam]

emuumuumuu

I'm sure legal immigrants have many opinions on illegal immigration. However, I doubt you'll find many of them who subscribe to the "brown people are threatening our anglo-saxon purity" hysteria pushed by FAIR and friends -- which is of course, the topic at hand.

Lets keep the goalposts in one place, shall we?

stevem90999

emuumuumuu....oh yeah right! Look who's talking about keeping the goalposts in one place when you've been taking potshot all over the place with one blindsided statements as if they're the only ones from a particular group, like the legal latino immigrants! lol You should follow your own advice.

DebtFree

The anti America group the Sheriff that pals around with and the one that brought down the Towers have similar objectives. [scared]

stevem90999

Now that's just plain ridiculous. Non-sequitur to say the least!

DebtFree

There is a reason why you don't see black deputies patrolling in the county but disproportionately displayed on the FCSD website. [sneaky]

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DebtFree

In Baltimore and DC ghettos you frequently see white cops on patrol alone but strangely not in rural Frederick County. [wink]

stevem90999

Hardly frequently. More of the plain clothes type you don't know it's a cop except the kind of car he's driving and especially if he has a little blue bubble light on the dash. He's Not really a significant part of the force, however.

stevem90999

I'll be sure to let DC and Baltimore police forces know they are disproportionate for not having more whites on the force.

richardlyons

Not surprised.

stevem90999

People say, people say! People say and write/report a lot of things in the usa that aren't true or were never said or taken out of context. If this group is funding it, so be it. If' it's a hate group as alleged, what's wrong with letting them pay for it? Either way, Jenkins gets to see at no cost to the taxpayer! That isn't any lack of judgement, that's being smart. Let the other guy pay for it. lol

OFMV

Then The Arizona Republic revealed the contents of a memorandum he had sent to friends before a brainstorming session. “Will Latin-American migrants bring with them the tradition of the mordida (bribe)?” he asked. “As whites see their power and control over their lives declining, will they simply go quietly into the night? Or will there be an explosion?”

Latino fertility rates caused him special alarm: “those with their pants up are going to get caught by those with their pants down!”

Soon followed the news that FAIR had received grants from the Pioneer Fund, whose most famous grantee was William B. Shockley, the Nobel-winning physicist who argued that for genetic reasons, blacks are intellectually inferior to whites.

Ms. Chavez resigned, Mr. Buffett stopped supporting FAIR, and any hope of significant liberal support vanished.

Some colleagues never forgave him.

Dr. Tanton acknowledged the shift from his earlier, colorblind arguments, but the “uncomfortable truth,” he wrote, was that those arguments had failed. With a million or more immigrants coming each year — perhaps a third illegally — he warned, “The end may be nearer than we think.”

He corresponded with Sam G. Dickson, a Georgia lawyer for the Ku Klux Klan, who sits on the board of The Barnes Review, a magazine that, among other things, questions “the so-called Holocaust.” Dr. Tanton promoted the work of Jared Taylor, whose magazine, American Renaissance, warned: “America is an increasingly dangerous and disagreeable place because of growing numbers of blacks and Hispanics.” (To Mr. Taylor, Dr. Tanton wrote, “You are saying a lot of things that need to be said.”)

Beyond immigration, he revived an old interest in eugenics, another field trailed by a history of racial and class prejudice.

“Do we leave it to individuals to decide that they are the intelligent ones who should have more kids?” he wrote. “And more troublesome, what about the less intelligent, who logically should have less. Who is going to break the bad news to them?”

Still, few friends confronted him.

From 'The Anti-immigration Crusader'
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/us/17immig.html?pagewanted=all

OFMV

'The Anti-Immigration Crusader' (John Tanton) - New York Times:
Rarely has one person done so much to structure a major cause, or done it so far from the public eye. Dr. Tanton has raised millions of dollars, groomed protégés and bequeathed institutions, all while running an ophthalmology practice nearly 800 miles from Capitol Hill.

“He is the most influential unknown man in America,” said Linda Chavez, a former aide to President Ronald Reagan who once led a Tanton group that promoted English-only laws.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/us/17immig.html?pagewanted=all

DebtFree

If Sheriff Jenkins had a ounce of dignity and loyalty to Frederick County he would step down. The Sheriff has become a distraction because he lacks the appropriate temperament and professionalism for the job of Sheriff, when I look at our Sheriff I see a arrogant affirmative action hire unconcerned, unqualified and unable to meet basic expectations relying on ideology not ability. The Sheriffs behavior is indefensible he has become a detriment to the department and making a mockery of the force no one wants to be be lead by an incompetent novice.

easilyamused

Replace the name Sheriff Jenkins with Hilary Clinton; her actions are dismissed by the same liberals who condemn the Sheriff's proactive measures. Never mind, what difference does it make? Keep drinking the Kool Aid.

stevem90999

easilyamused.....[thumbup]

tl4sa

You want them here so badly, all of you who are screaming "hate", then YOU take them into YOUR homes. Let them babysit your kids, date your teens, live on your sofas. YOU feed them, YOU house them, YOU clothe them, YOU educate them. NOT ONE DIME FROM THE REST OF US who see's this for what it is - an invasion of our country. Period.

matthewboh

Xenophobe

Thomask

I think we should help these kids. I wouldn't let one of anglo-saxon white children date, visit, or be involved with you or your ilk in any way, shape, matter or form. You represent what is wrong with this country, and especially this county, IMHO

emuumuumuu

Hate to break it to you, but "they" are human beings just like you or I. I'd rather spend time with 99% of immigrants than a close-minded, hateful individual like yourself. Dating your teens? Who cares?

KellyAlzan

Big difference betweet "want" and need.

I don't "WANT" anyone, regardless of their ethniticity, race, etc.

Reality is - America NEEDS "them".

Write all you want, They are here to stay.

gary4books

This is our time to do good and to be generous to others. We can afford it. They are in need.

jill king

Did you send your check yet, Gary? We have homeless children here now; right?

rpkrauss

"For whatsoever you have done for the least of these you have also done for me"
Jesus (est. 32 AD)

Thomask

I had always given the Chief the benefit of the doubt, but his lack of judgment on this one makes me wonder about how he has handled other internal issues, and will cause me to vote for the democratic candidate, even though I am sure Jenkins will win.

Fredmd21704

Sad that an anti group will fund people to go visit their cause.

Eddie2

No, not really, as this is their s.o.p.......

KellyAlzan

Jenkins has always been a bigot.

stevem90999

Just looking at these negative posts, it really is not easy to find how "racist" and "racism" are being defined by the author of these posts. It "appears" as if the term is just used to indicate a dislike toward the author/person of a particular post, without any real regard to actual dictionary definition of the word, if the article or a previous comment is not agreeable to the responder of such a post. No wonder people of other countries think the usa is crazy. LOL

emuumuumuu

Here is an example of a racist statement: "As Whites see their power and control over their lives declining, will they simply go quietly into the night? Or will there be an explosion?"
— FAIR founder and board member John Tanton, Oct. 10, 1986

Here is an example of a racist organization:
Between 1985 and 1994, FAIR received around $1.2 million in grants from the Pioneer Fund. The Pioneer Fund is a eugenicist organization that was started in 1937 by men close to the Nazi regime who wanted to pursue "race betterment" by promoting the genetic lines of American whites. Now led by race scientist J. Philippe Rushton, the fund continues to back studies intended to reveal the inferiority of minorities to whites.

Please let me know if you need some additional detailed examples of FAIR-endorsed racism if you're still confused.

stevem90999

I don't care what ONE guy says. It's still a free country (more or less) and he can say whatever he wants. What I'm saying is this:
It's just that I've noticed that whenever someone says something that is a boost to someone of the white race, then invariably someone will post a comment that it is racist to do so. But if someone says something that is positive to a non-white individual or individuals, then it is praised!?!? No wonder the white culture never improves since it is constantly put down by its own.

dejaview55

Steve,you don't care about FACTS!

stevem90999

dejaview55 that's not what I said. Read it again!

CRACKER_LEE

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emuumuumuu

That "one guy" happens to be the founder and active leader of the group ol' Chucky is in bed with.

And please explain to me how backing "studies intended to reveal the inferiority of minorities to whites" is anything but racism at its most vile.

stevem90999

emuumuumuu... who the one guy is, is not relevant is what was being said in my post. Doesn't matter to me what he says. He can say anything he wants. It's still a free country (sort of) and he has his 1st admendment rights to do so. The other part of the post was saying, "don't believe everything you read, especially in a newspaper."
Now, I know you've heard that last statement before. As far as you saying they're "backing studies?" That is yet to be determined by a NON-biased individual such as myself. As I already stated, face-value is NO value.

dejaview55

You mean something like the False Equivalency of Reverse Racism.LOL.
People of color deserve praise because they have been fighting White Supremacy for centuries. Most white folks with an open mind and heart see this Truth. I am 68 and supported Civil Rights and I lived down South and saw it. 50 years later their sad truth is Racism/Xenophobia is alive and well in the hearts and minds of too many Americans. The election of Barrack Obama revealed this all too clearly.

stevem90999

How does the election of Barack Obama reveal Racism/Xenophobia??
This would reveal quite the opposite...!

skjer531

ill put it this way,if they were coming from the great white north,there would not be an issue

stevem90999

skjer531 I'll be sure to pass that along to the French Canadians. lol

skjer531

oh gee thanks

BstD59

I wouldn't care if they were coming from the great white north, or western Europe or anywhere else that is predominantly white, there are established immigration laws that need to be enforced. Permitting an influx of any peoples, white, black, Asian, Arab, Latino is wrong on so many levels, but it is particularly wrong to say it is just because the newest invasion is from central America.

If those who want to permit all illegal immigrants to remain in the US then they need to work toward changing the current laws. If those who are opposed to permitting all illegal immigrants to remain then they need to insist on current laws being enforced.

Sorry, but we can't have it both ways.

stevem90999

BstD59....[thumbup]

OFMV

Blaine Young's campaign film event introducing Sheriff Jenkins and touting millions of federal taxpayer dollars brought into the county from the local 287G program with fewer deputies and no reduction in current services. The film, 'They come to America' features Tanton Foundation leaders from 'Numbers USA.' leaving one to question the films funding and propaganda: http://youtu.be/4XPDpKyKqsY?list=UUUO-QI1g8cUcIo53FOuqXLA

OFMV

Frederick County 'modeled' it's 'English Only' legislation after John Tanton's Pro English language (Mathias stated this at the BOCC admin meeting when asked where he got the language for the ordinance.) Commissioners President Blaine Young interviewed Suzan Bibby on the show before the public hearing on the matter and the vote to approve the ordinance. Listen to Suzanne suggest the ordinance gives the board more teeth to discriminate. http://youtu.be/t6weLU89WBQ?list=UUUO-QI1g8cUcIo53FOuqXLA

DebtFree

It's looking like our Sheriff's judgment is worst than a crackhead the decision to pal around with white supremacists after white supremacists murdered two cops in Nevada and threatened kill dozens more for attempting to enforce the law is historically asinine.

OFMV

Tanton founded - FAIR Bob Dane talking to Blaine Young on WFMD about Sheriff Jenkins and the Dream Act (attempting to stop from allowing students to pay 'in state' tuition to attend local colleges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-iLRLa_5vI

eyelounge

I concur with robertjohnson: Jenkins should not be wearing his uniform if he is not "on duty" or conducting "official business" while down in Texas.

Perhaps he can find some different attire:

For those interested in FACTS, go do some Google work on the Southern Poverty Law Center and then check out Federation for American Immigration Reform. Wikipedia has decent pieces on both. As for FAIR being a hate group??? They, apparently, get that rap for standing against illegal immigration AND having a goal of restricting legal immigration to only "300,000 per year." Only 300,000 per year! What an outrage!! The lefties are still at it folks.

shiftless88

And then dig a bit further and look at the statements made by their leadership prior to leading this organization. It's clear that they themselves are white supremacists; perhaps not the cross-burning type but nevertheless.

It's like when the muslim center was proposed for Walkersville; the people against it tried to pretend it wasn't about their religion, but it clearly was.

emuumuumuu

"As Whites see their power and control over their lives declining, will they simply go quietly into the night? Or will there be an explosion?"
— FAIR founder and board member John Tanton, Oct. 10, 1986

"Tanton has a lengthy record of friendly correspondence with Holocaust deniers, a former Klan lawyer and leading white nationalist thinkers, including Jared Taylor (who wrote in 2005, "When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western civilization — any kind of civilization — disappears"). On another occasion, Tanton wrote a major FAIR funder to suggest she read the work of radical anti-Semitic professor Kevin MacDonald— to "give you a new understanding of the Jewish outlook on life" — and suggested that the entire FAIR board discuss the man's theories about the Jews. In a letter to FAIR board member Donald Collins, Tanton enthused over the work of John Trevor Sr. — a key architect of the bluntly racist Immigration Act of 1924 and a man who distributed pro-Nazi propaganda and warned shrilly of "diabolical Jewish control" of America — and said it should serve FAIR as "a guidepost to what we must follow again this time." Tanton has also made several racist comments, telling a reporter in 1997 that unless U.S. borders are sealed, America will be overrun by people "defecating and creating garbage and looking for jobs."

"Between 1985 and 1994, FAIR received around $1.2 million in grants from the Pioneer Fund. The Pioneer Fund is a eugenicist organization that was started in 1937 by men close to the Nazi regime who wanted to pursue "race betterment" by promoting the genetic lines of American whites. Now led by race scientist J. Philippe Rushton, the fund continues to back studies intended to reveal the inferiority of minorities to whites. "

"Garrett Hardin, a now-deceased biologist, was a very close friend of Tanton's and an active board member of FAIR from the mid-1980s until around 1996. Like Tanton, he often expressed eugenicist views. Hardin was a longtime supporter of population control: In 1968, he wrote "The Tragedy of the Commons," in which he argued that "[the] freedom to breed is intolerable." In a 1992 interview with Omni magazine, he argued against sending food to starving Ethiopians, noting that doing so would only "encourage population growth." In that interview, he lauded China for its "one-child policy" but lamented that the policy was not thorough enough. "

You were saying? I can keep going, if you like.

DebtFree

I don't know if Jenkins is a white supremacist or an anti American subversive confederate but I do know if you hang in the clubhouse all day eventually you become a member. Fully knowing much of this stuff the sheriff was democratically twice which speaks volumes on Frederick County's racial temperament ,businesses and families that are considering Frederick County as a destination might want to reconsider whether or not they want to subject their loved ones and employees to a clientele so racially polarized that they would elect a Sheriff that pals around with armed extremists fanatics twice.

East3rd

What an absurd headline. FAIR a "hate group?" That's about the funniest thing I've ever heard. I know the people at FAIR and they are considered rather moderate in the immigration reform movement. They are very well respected; their website is a great resource. I've consulted it often in my research on wildlife habitat and farmland loss due to immigration.

emuumuumuu

I dunno, I don't find this information very "funny", nor do I find any of the decidedly hateful, ignorant, bigoted mindsets they represent to be indicative of any kind of "moderate" leaning:

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/groups/federation-for-american-immigration-reform-fair

stevem90999

I like the way these liberals slap labels on everybody and everything. I suppose that since FNP considers an anti-immigrant group is a "hate" group, we're suppose to automatically presume a pro-immigrant group is some kind of "love" group?? lol NOT!

shiftless88

What is telling is not that they are anti-immigration, but they are anti NON EUROPEAN immigration. See the difference? It's okay to immigrate here if you look like us, but not if you don't.

stevem90999

shiftless88, Really? How did you deduce all of that?

emuumuumuu

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/groups/federation-for-american-immigration-reform-fair

Did you even read the article?

stevem90999

Sure I read it! What it lacked was confirmation. Face-value is no value.

tl4sa

Then YOU take them all in. YOU want them, you get them.

emuumuumuu

Or we can pool our resources and work together as a nation of the children of immigrants ourselves, for far better and more effective solutions to the issue at hand.

But your past comments in this thread have given you away as a xenophobic racist, so somehow I doubt you'll understand the positives in such a solution.

skjer531

you will cause some of these clowns head to pop

rpkrauss

I like the way you slap the label "liberal" on anyone you disagree with!

armillary

If President Obama's exchanges with Bill Ayres meant that he was "palling around with terrorists," as claimed by Sarah Palin and the far right in 2008, then certainly Sheriff Chuck Jenkins is "palling around with white supremacists."

j9581

What comes around goes around.

marylandmirage

So, the tactic is to accuse anyone opposed to illegal immigration "racist"? It may be of interest that Hispanic is classified as "white". There also seems to be a perception that all illegal immigrants are just some poor victims of the society that they live in and struggle to cross the border so they can make a better life for themselves. There are gang members who come over, there are criminals who come over, and none of the people here illegally are health-checked before they come over. They have to receive medical attention before they can be sent back. I don't get free health care, do you? Who do you think pays for all of this? Who do you think pays for incarceration of the extra criminal element (and I am not talking about running a stop sign, either - I'm talking about stabbings, rape, and other such felonies)? If everyone is so gung-ho to be American, open the borders, make Mexico the 51st state, tax the he!! out of them, and let them pay for the privilege like the rest of us! Otherwise, by virtue of the fact that you are here ILLEGALLY, you are already breaking the law. Trying to make a better life for others at the expense of taking a better life from the citizens of a country is counter-productive. How about all the poor kids who live in this country?

armillary

Not everyone opposed to illegal immigration is racist. But there's ample writings by FAIR's founder and current board member John Tanton to conclude that he is. And FAIR's sponsoring our sheriff's trip.

That's the story here.

emuumuumuu

No, a group whose leaders make statements like these and are associated with these types of organizations are probably racist, white supremacists though:

"As Whites see their power and control over their lives declining, will they simply go quietly into the night? Or will there be an explosion?"
— FAIR founder and board member John Tanton, Oct. 10, 1986

Between 1985 and 1994, FAIR received around $1.2 million in grants from the Pioneer Fund. The Pioneer Fund is a eugenicist organization that was started in 1937 by men close to the Nazi regime who wanted to pursue "race betterment" by promoting the genetic lines of American whites. Now led by race scientist J. Philippe Rushton, the fund continues to back studies intended to reveal the inferiority of minorities to whites.

j9581

The tactic is NOT to accuse anyone who is against illegal immigration of anything -- the actuality is that FAIR is specifically opposed to brown/Latino people entering the country because of "low educability". Their leader says that our immigration policies are "against Anglo-Saxons". That is racist hate -- Period.

Europe contains many people who are not "white" or "Anglo-Saxons" -- you know the place is filled with people from Spain, Italy, Greece, Albania, Croatia, etc, not to mention Turks, Iraqis, Lebanese and Egyptians who have immigrated to Europe. The fact is that "Anglo-Saxons" from Europe (a very narrow group) do not wish to come here in any significant quantity because they are living as good or better where they are now: England, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, etc. They have no reason to leave. But this leader, Dan Stein, specifically mentions that we should favor "Anglo-Saxons". The Southern Poverty Law Center is correct: that is just racist. Period.

flynnd

I wonder how the SPLC would classify The Weather Underground and those with close connections.

skjer531

they are long gone,like 40 plus gone--time for you to move on

flynnd

Those associated with it are still living and their philosophy remains. You can't polish a turd, and simply dropping the organizational name doesn't amount to much.

skjer531

only in the sicko minds of rush junkiebaugh,or the fools on fox

friedhard

SPLC includes KKK, White supremacists, Aryan Nation, and Black Separatists and National of Islam in its Hate groups.

zenstone2112

If he's on an official fact finding mission for the National Sheriff's Association, shouldn't they be picking up the tab?

j9581

Yes, they should. To say that FAIR is only paying for the sheriffs "to go see for themselves" what is happening at the border is suspect from the start. Why does a Maryland sheriff need to go see what's happening at the border when we can all watch it on television every night? I don't think FAIR paid for sheriffs to go visit the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. No, FAIR will be indoctrinating the sheriffs while they go to "the border". It's their money, their time and like anyone who has ever responded to one of those free weekend deals where they try to sell you a time-share, trust me, they are being indoctrinated. I wouldn't be surprised if Jenkins was handed a copy of Mein Kampf.

stevem90999

You don't know Sheriff Jenkins if you think he can be persuaded that easily!

emuumuumuu

From what I know of Chucky, he doesn't need much persuasion when it comes to anti-Latino bigotry.

stevem90999

emuumuumuu...perhaps but at least you won't be able to persuade him much with comments listing Mein Kampf.

mdbass201

Maybe the sheriff is on a heroin run. He wouldn't get stopped or searched coming back.

fkeough

The FNP has overplayed its hand! Their bias and hatred towards Sheriff Jenkins is beyond contempt. Had they done even a tiny amount of due diligence, they would have found the Southern Poverty Law Center has been completely discredited – the FBI fell for them at one point, but dropped any utilization of this group due to the many falsehoods they promote.

Farrell Keough

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/26/FBI-Dumps-Southern-Poverty-Law-Center

caseylday

Actually... http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/03/27/no-the-fbi-hasnt-ditched-the-southern-poverty-l/198645.

shiftless88

Feral never reads beyond breitbart and blaze so he mostly reads accusations and never the follow up.

japorciento

Good job, caseylday! Regular readers/commenters know feral's "game" plan; lots of talk with little or no substance. But, for those who think he sounds good and don't know what breitbart is about, it's important to see the truth.

fkeough

MediaMatters is a shill front group for liberal propaganda acting as journalists – they are foundation driven and donors include folks like Soros.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/17/left-wing-foundations-lavish-millions-on-media-matters/

"The Resource link to SPLC is for informational purposes and not an endorsement of the organization or the information on their website,” an FBI spokesman told CNSNews.com.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/fbi-weve-not-made-endorsement-southern-poverty-law-center

The SPLC has no credibility, but they do play right into people who believe that any talk against illegal immigration is somehow racist – Hispanics are Caucasian.

Farrell Keough

j9581

Of all the complaints I can make about the FNP, this story is not one of them -- it is not biased toward/against Sheriff Jenkins at all. It is newsworthy. If Jenkins had gone to the border because the Maryland Sheriffs Association, for example, thought it was necessary and appropriate and paid for it, this likely would not be news. When the person who pays for your trip is not looking for facts but has specific intent to carry out an often-repeated agenda of specifically favoring "Anglo-Saxons" because others are of "low educability", that is definitely news.

Jenkins should have refused to go on the trip that FAIR offered to him. To go on that trip and let someone like FAIR pay for it was just plain dumb.

skjer531

post a website that is credibable that one is a haters dream world

dejaview55

FK,it doesn't take the FNP to discern Jenkin's incompetence and politicking.
Frederick County residents who are educated, informed and compassionate know what he is about. Ask the Deputies.

friedhard

Feral, don't you have some association with Help Save Maryland, which is an anti immigrant group? Perhaps I am mistaken. FAIR is widely known to conduct "studies" similar to eugenics movement touted by Nazi scientists. These "studies" were published as research which aimed to prove the dire consequences of interracial breeding and the superiority of the Aryan race.

Boyce Rensberger

Actually, the FBI still works with the SPLC to monitor hate groups. SPLC is still a highly regarded organization for tracking domestic terrorists and other anti-American organizations.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/03/27/no-the-fbi-hasnt-ditched-the-southern-poverty-l/198645

fkeough

Actually, (as documented) they don't. But I would not expect research from a columnists who lied about candidates in a previous BoE election.
Farrell Keough

pretzel

Every US. citizen at this point should be anti immigrant, for those who are not are surely unable to comprehend the severity of what is happening. It doesn't have a thing to do with any hate organization or hate in general but instead the welfare of this country.

capt_quelch

The FNP sinks to a new low...they are now actually using the Southern Poverty Law Center as a credible authority on "hate groups"!! Wow, this is amazing since the SPLC is itself one of the worst "hate groups" in the nation - attacking and labeling as "haters" any group that disagrees with SPLC doctrine. Go to their site and see some of the groups they label as "racist" or "hate" and you will see why they lost all credibility years and years ago. In fact, I know of no one of importance or of intelligent mind who even considers the SPLC a relevant source for anything anymore. Shame on the FNP for elevating this outlaw group as some sort of credible source!!

armillary

Instead of attacking the Southern Poverty Law Center, read the writings of FAIR's founder and current board member John Tanton, who also founded and financed most of the other anti-immigration groups in America.

Then come back and explain and defend his writings, please.

j9581

The SPLC is not a hate group and does not go in search of groups that do not agree with it. As stated in the article the SPLC identifies specific philosophies and activities of a group that are contradictory to equality and civil rights. Just because you don't like brown/Latino people doesn't mean SPLC is wrong to identify as a hate group the organization that you prefer.

This is no longer 1955.

armillary

Arpaio has nothing on Chuck
when immigrants see him they duck
he's tried not to relate
to a message of hate
but it seems he has run out of luck.

Arcticdc5

Key word: "Alleged".

Blatantly obvious that the FNP is out to get Jenkins. Let the comment bashing commence!

emuumuumuu

I don't know, the dirty details behind what FAIR supports seem pretty clear cut to me: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/groups/federation-for-american-immigration-reform-fair

bellboy309

And now! The rest of the story.

skjer531

as if i needed another reason not to vote for jenkins

pretzel

As if needed another reason to vote FOR Sherriff Jenkins.

emuumuumuu

I just wish I was even remotely shocked by this information. I saw the headline this morning and couldn't do anything more than shrug my shoulders and wonder why his bigoted leanings weren't noticed sooner.

munchie

Also listed as "hate groups" on the SPL site

America's Promise Ministries

America Family Association

America Freedom Party

California Coalition for Immigration Reform

Family Research Council

So perhaps the FNP should do some research before running their baseless accusations


kjswartz

Took a quick gander at http://www.splcenter.org/search

Did you mean "'American Freedom Party?"'

Southern Poverty Law Center does a pretty good job tracking why an organization is a hate group, whether they intentionally skew facts in their image, and if they have an association with neonazis, skinheads, and some people you wouldn't want your children to associate with.

Hate takes many forms. Subtitle or raging hatred.

Take the time to educate yourselves and be able to identify hatred when you see it!

j9581

@munchie, those are hate groups whose only purpose is to make American solely a bastion of white Christian men -- no one else need apply.

But, I'm guessing you are a member of these organizations and don't like being told you are associated with hate groups, right?

munchie

Robert it sad to such hate and bitterness in a human being. While supposedly opposing hate you ooze hate simply because some people want illegals arrested and sent back to their native country

What is amazing is that people like you fail to acknowledge that simply being here they have violated the law. Hence the term ILLEGALS

If you are so concerned about them Robert how many will you take in? How many will you house, feed, cloth and take to the doctor and pay all their expenses? Speak right up - do not be modest.

kjswartz

No, but thank you for your offer!
I prefer using your money pooled with my own.

That keeps the human trafficking down and places the rules of engagement squarely on those best capable to screen, inoculate, adjudicate, and arrange transport back to the proper authorities.

Can YOU do that?

jpsell

Quoting the Southern Poverty Legal Center? Really.? They called the Catholic Church a hate group. They desperately find ways to stay relevant. Their founder, Curtis Gans has been exposed as a con man.
I woulnt trust Karl Bickel to run a hot dog stand.

kjswartz

Ah.

Your bias is showing.

kjswartz

"Assyrian Catholic Church"' or the Catholic Church in general?

The Roman Catholic Church had a record of being anti-semitic, something they resolved recently. Go back to records from WWII if you want to see how helpful the church was!

ortensia

The Chief Rabbi of Rome was positioned to observe how helpful the Vatican was and after the war ended, Rabbi Israel Zolli and family coverted to Catholicism. Later, after his wife died he became a Catholic priest, taking the name of Pope Pius XII, Eugenio and was then known as Fr. Eugenio Zolli.

emuumuumuu

[citation needed]

Unsurprisingly, I did a search on the SPLC's site and the Catholic Church was not listed as a hate group -- rather, there was only an article on the Radical Traditionalist Catholic movement, which they identified as a small radical offshoot of the church with anti-Semitic leanings.

Lets try to get the facts straight, here. Distorting the truth does you no favors when the facts are so easily accessible.

robberttjohnson

That the sheriff would associate with and accept funds from a white supremacist hate group should come as no surprise. He is, after all, a Republican. And a rather large one at that.

Since the sheriff is in an elected and paid position of leadership in Frederick County yet the travel expenses are being funded by a special interest group, I conclude the trip is not official county business. That means the sheriff must not appear in uniform; he must appear in street clothes to make it clear he is not there on behalf of the county. And he must use paid leave for the time he spends away from the job since he won't be carrying out any official duties.

If he should appear in uniform while at this unofficial event sponsored by and paid for by a hate group unaffiliated with the county, then he would be illegally affiliating the county government with the hate group and illegally using his elected position to promote their agenda.

j9581

@robberttjohnson, for some reason Republicans have become the organization that doesn't like anything that isn't white, Christian and speaking English. It has become a party controlled by people who are small-minded and/or controlled by others who wish to manipulate those who are small-minded.

Just think -- if we got rid of people who weren't "Anglo-Saxon", the NBA wouldn't exist. Half the NFL would be gone. There would be no produce in the grocery stores because there would be nobody to harvest it.

The current batch of racism/hatred is like 1955 is trying to live on and is gasping for air.

crowtoo

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munchie

So now a "hate group" is anyone who wants the current laws on the books enforced

It is clear whom the FNP is backing for sheriff in the upcoming election. You should at least try to pretend your front page is objective and save your endorsements for the Opinion page

But like most of the liberal media your Opinion page is now your front page

skjer531

blah blah blah as usual

kjswartz

Enforcement costs money.

You can legislate "'Peace On Earth"' and "'Patriot Acts"' laws all you want, but paying for it is EXPENSIVE!

emuumuumuu

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/groups/federation-for-american-immigration-reform-fair

Lets get real here -- FAIR's antics go far beyond simply "wanting laws enforced".

Crustybachelor

Does the FNP have a reporter along to document the zenophobia ? I hope that someone does if not.

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