Saturday, February 13, 2010

Who is the racist and the bigot?

Our return trip from the ACORN protest in National City, California did not go without incident. We could not mind our own business without a racist sheriff’s deputy holding us up and delaying our journey. I decided to write a letter and send it along to those who may read it.
My first hand personal side of the story:

Thursday, February 11, 2010
To whom it may concern,

On Sunday, February 7, 2010, at approximately 1:00 AM, I, along with several friends unexpectedly had contact with a Hispanic Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy in front of the Subway/CafĂ© Charo Mexican Grill in Gila Bend, AZ.

We were traveling home from California. We stopped at the gas station/Subway off SR 85/I-8 for gas and to stretch our legs. Our group was the Arizona delegation of the National Socialist Movement, a non-profit white civil rights organization.

During our short stop, we decided to take a group picture in front on the store. A few seconds later, an irate Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy confronted us. He seemed quite angry for some unknown reason. All we did was take a picture. He told us to wait while he called his supervisor. At this point I thought we were going to be detained.

He appeared to have an extremely negative attitude towards us. He called us “cowards” and used other profanities. He also told us that he did not care about our “Constitutional Rights crap”.
I believe this deputy’s conduct was racially motivated. His behavior was most unprofessional.
After this deputy called his supervisor a second time, he simply walked away without saying another word and we went on with our journey.

The above statement is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.  
Harry L. Hughes III
As you can see by the photograph above, there was no reason for this deputy to have confronted us. We did not photograph him or the people that he was involved with in front of the Subway. As far as I’m concerned, he was abusing his power and acting out of personal malice towards us.
Professionalism and integrity are two things this deputy failed to display. Isn’t it amazing what one will attempt to pull while hiding behind a badge? Remember, he called us cowards. Why? Perhaps, it was because we were brave and bold enough to exercise our Constitutional Rights. Does the word oppression ring a bell? (unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power)

The liberal media goes out of its’ way to tell the people of Arizona how racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his “skinheads with badges” deputies are. It became clearly obvious to us that Hispanic MCSO deputies can be racist too.

Any peace officer regardless of race, is sworn to uphold the law and the Constitution. This particular deputy was quite outspoken as to his total disregard of our(White’s) Constitutional Rights. This deputy is a disgrace to the MCSO and all those that gave their lives to protect our freedoms.
This highly educational experience reminded me of 1960's Alabama, the "Freedom Riders" and how issues of racim have turned full circle in this country.

I was certainly relieved when I saw Maricopa County in the rear view mirror and found myself back home in Pinal County.
"The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it." --Rudyard Kipling

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