In July, a federal judge convicted Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of willfully violating a federal order to stop using his police force to target residents based on race. Earlier this month, President Trump announced that he would travel to Phoenix, launching speculation that Trump would pardon his long-time ally. Tuesday afternoon, White House communications staff said that Donald Trump was not prepared to talk about pardoning the former sheriff. Four hours later, Trump mentioned it anyway.
After the tragedy in Charlottesville played out across national television and Twitter, The New Mexico Political Report shared a racist Facebook post from Dona Ana County’s Republican Party chairman echoing Trump’s excusal for white nationalists.
As his post was getting national attention and you joined our petitions calling for him to resign, our own researchers uncovered more statements from the chairman (a retired State Police captain) calling for prisoners to dole out rape as punishment and more.
He resigned, but he’s not the only one.
KRQE reported that the KKK launched a new recruiting effort aimed at New Mexico and the Santa Fe New Mexican discovered that the head of the racist group the Charlottesville car driver marched with lives right here in Roswell.
In a few weeks, a pro-Trump group is organizing events in Albuquerque as a part of a national anti-Muslim day of action.
New Mexico Tea Party sends most racist tweet of the week
Tells followers “don’t tweet anything you don’t want on the news.”
Lincoln County New Mexico Tea Party leader Glynis Racine told her followers “don’t tweet anything you don’t want on the news. LOL”, then sent this horribly racist tweet this morning from the organization’s official Twitter account:
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In an apparent attempt to contribute to our modern understanding of American history, the Tea Party leader reminds followers that early American slavery included African and non-African people alike. But her quest for “facts” includes her own assertion that all African-Americans are “bitching and moaning about how the world owes them a living.”
Earlier this month, Ms. Racine tweeted that she was excited when Fox News posted one of her tweets on air. She replied with this:
“I expect Glynis is going to have a whole new appreciation of that tweet,” says Patrick Davis of ProgressNowNM.
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9 July 2012
Hundreds of Citizens Express Outrage
Over Tea Party’s Rally ‘Round Racism
Las Cruces Mayor, City Council, and El Paso Electric Co. All Take A Stand Against This Dismal Display of Division
LAS CRUCES — Last week, Americans everywhere took to the streets to celebrate our country’s independence. In amazing showings of patriotism, friends and neighbors came together to celebrate our freedom and diversity in floats parading down Main Streets across America.