MALDEF filed the lawsuit in January on behalf of seven class representatives from Arizona and one from Washington state. It alleged that employees at Motel 6 locations in Arizona gave Hispanic guests’ personal information, such as their Mexican passports and other forms of identification, to agents from the Department of Homeland Security and ICE without warrants being served.
The lawsuit states that guests were then interrogated and arrested.
The lawsuit was filed after a report in Phoenix News Times by Antonia Noori Farzan showed that from February to August 2017, ICE agents arrested a Motel 6 guest about every two weeks in Arizona.
Washington Post; Nov 6 2018
Motel 6 agrees to pay up to $7.6 million to settle claim it helped ICE target Latino guests https://t.co/1m2muIBAKH
— Washington Post ?️ (@washingtonpost) November 6, 2018
Despite its influence, the UDC [United Daughters of the Confederacy] is rarely name-checked in national discussions about Confederate monuments overtly celebrating white supremacy. And the group remains active, with its national conference—an explosion of antebellum dresses and nostalgia for slavery—happening this weekend in Virginia.
It’s time they were given the credit they deserve.
White Supremacists Hiding in Plain Sight
Daily Beast; Nov 2 2018
“Their name is on all their monuments, but maybe because those plaques are rusty and faded people don’t realize the UDC is still a functioning organization” https://t.co/yEe3kIc0V7
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 4, 2018
Cop accused of telling teen: 'Welcome to white man's world' https://t.co/qXQOrbjpFN
— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) November 1, 2018
According to the indictment, Bigda kicked one of the teens in the head during the arrest, which occurred in the town of Palmer following a pursuit that began in Springfield after the youths allegedly stole an unmarked police SUV that had been left idling outside a pizza shop. Springfield is the third-largest city in Massachusetts.
Bigda also spat on the boy and made the “welcome to the white man’s world” comment, prosecutors said.
Vigneault was charged with using excessive force on the other teen.
Both teens were injured, according to the indictment.
Bigda faces additional charges of filing a false police report and in connection with obscenity-laden threats he allegedly made during a subsequent interrogation of one of the suspects that the indictment described as “so abusive that it shocks the conscience.”
At one point, Bigda pointed to blood on his boot. He warned the teen that if he lied, his blood would be on the boot, as well, the indictment said.
Houston Chronicle; Nov 4 2018
Wisconsin conservative admits he’d shoot his sister in the face for Trump https://t.co/EePwmR1pqC
— Raw Story (@RawStory) November 2, 2018
Steve Spaeth, a 40-year-old West Bend man who operates a home exteriors company, told the reporter during the Oct. 24 rally in Mosinee that “hate” was not too strong a word to describe his feelings toward anyone he considers a political enemy.
“Not at all,” Spaeth said. “I have a deep and absolute disgust for these human beings.”
He identified his enemies as CNN, George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren, whom he referred to as “Pocahontas” — and was the only foe Spaeth named that had not been sent a mail bomb that same week, allegedly by another Trump supporter, Cesar Sayoc.
“They want to turn America into a socialistic country,” Spaeth said. “It’s disgusting.”
The reporter asked Spaeth how far he would be willing to take his hatred, and he told Pilkington he would gladly — and violently — turn on his sister, a liberal who votes Democratic.
“If there is a civil war in this country and you were on the wrong side,” Spaeth said he told his sister, “I would have no problem shooting you in the face.”
The reporter asked if he was joking, and Spaeth insisted he was serious.
“No, I am not,” he said. “I love my sister, we get on great. But she has to know how passionate I am about our president.”
Raw Story; Nov 2 2018