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In San Diego, Tracking Hate Symbols Is Key To Solving Hate Crimes

The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations' 2010 Hate Crime Report documents a third consecutive year in which hate crimes dropped around the county.

Hate crimes reported in L.A. County fell to their lowest level in 21 years, fueled by major drops in vandalism and in gang-related crimes, particularly those by Latino gangs targeting African Americans, which had made up a large number of the most violent hate crimes.

Hate crimes drop to 21-year low in L.A. County
November 18, 2011

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow...

July 24, 2012 at 8:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mexican Migrant Seeks Retribution Against U.S. For Shooting

So where does one begin to address the idiotic claims and aspersions made here by the bigoted xenophiles? Maybe facts would be a good place to start! Mexico is a member of the G20 and our 3rd largest trading partner? Wow! It's also dead-last on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's list in tax collection as a percentage of GDP. It also boasts the richest man in the world (Carlos Slim Helu). Now just how did that happen?

Maybe we can agree on some basic facts (and personal observations) about the land in question.

‘…For months, no one would return my phone calls, nor take responsibility for the programs that the officials had accepted only a few months prior. It is a year now, and nothing at the federal level has been started, let alone completed.
This is no surprise. Mexico's upper class has demonstrated little interest in making things better even though its members are the ones getting kidnapped, forcing them to send their children to school with armed guards.

By James Cooper, San Diego Union-Tribune, November 27, 2006 - Cooper is a professor at California Western School of Law, where he directs Proyecto ACCESO.

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‘…But a review of serious, nonpartisan research reveals some uncomfortable facts about the economics of modern immigration, and immigration from Mexico in particular. If people like me are going to respond effectively to anti-immigrant demagogues, we have to acknowledge those facts.
Modern America is a welfare state, even if our social safety net has more holes in it than it should — and low-skill immigrants threaten to unravel that safety net. Unfortunately, low-skill immigrants don't pay enough taxes to cover the cost of the benefits they receive.'

By Paul Krugman, ‘North of the Border’, The New York Times, March 27, 2006

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‘FORBES magazine published the news this past summer that Mexico has 24 individuals (or families) who have accumulated assets worth more than a billion US dollars. Of all the countries in the world, only the United States, Germany, and Japan have more billionaires than Mexico.
Many consider the huge Mexican fortunes now being amassed as obscene in light of the general poverty of the country. With a tiny fraction of their wealth, the billionaires could be financially secure for generations.
Mexicans don't have to be bewildered about how to redistribute wealth. They just have to have the goodwill - or the political will - to do it.’

By Richard Seid. Richard Seid is a lawyer who has lived in Mexico for 22 years. / October 31, 1994

July 20, 2012 at 3:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mexican Migrant Seeks Retribution Against U.S. For Shooting

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July 19, 2012 at 12:31 p.m. ( )

Mexican Migrant Seeks Retribution Against U.S. For Shooting

So what's your point? That Mexico is the Swiss bank of criminal fugitives? I would agree. My point is that too many Mexicans who entered the U.S. illegally commit violent crimes here and then flee to their homeland where they hide out and are never caught.

July 19, 2012 at 10:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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July 19, 2012 at 8:32 a.m. ( )

Spillover Violence From Mexico's Drug Cartels: How Real Is It?

Yes, Cytelica, Glenn Beck is a disreputable hysteric, as you say. But here he's illustrating the point of the report, which is that the kidnapping problem in Arizona, and border violence in general, are being misreported. That said, there's no question that Mexican migrants -- legal and illegal -- are responsible for a large part of the violence.

May 27, 2011 at 9:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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