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Anti-illegal immigrant group comes to City Hall for raucous protest
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 30, 2008 | by Heather Knight, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 07/30/2008 2:23:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

SAN FRANCISCO -- About a dozen members of the Minutemen, a group that patrols the U.S.-Mexican border in an effort to keep illegal immigrants out, stood on the steps of San Francisco's City Hall today to decry the city's sanctuary policy and demand that Mayor Gavin Newsom resign.

They waved signs calling Newsom, District Attorney Kamala Harris and William Siffermann, head of the city's Juvenile Probation Department, "accessories to murder" for the city's now-reversed policy of not turning over illegal immigrant youths arrested for felonies to federal authorities for possible deportation.

One Salvadoran immigrant who benefited from the policy, Edwin Ramos, has been charged with three counts of murder for the June 22 shootings of 48-year-old Tony Bologna and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16. Ramos, now 21, was arrested as a 17-year-old for an assault and an attempted robbery, but city officials did not turn him over to federal immigration authorities.

"We are asking for the resignation of Mayor Gavin Newsom for his endorsement and support of sanctuary city status that led to the horrific slayings of the Bologna family," said Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist.

Hundreds of immigrants rights advocates stood on the sidewalk yelling back at the Minutemen and chanting, "Smash the border, smash the Minutemen!"

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(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; americanlegion; amnesty; border; borderagents; crimaliens; edwinramos; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; jimgilchrist; johnandken; mexico; minutemen; mmp; ms13; newsome; patriotriders; sanctuary; sanctuarycity; sanctuaryfrancisco; sanfrancisco; sanfranciscovalues

1 posted on 07/30/2008 2:23:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT

Saw this on Foxnews.

We need more people like the Minutemen.


2 posted on 07/30/2008 2:25:04 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for the SF protest report, Jim.


3 posted on 07/30/2008 2:25:26 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^==^..^=)
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To: Jim Robinson

God bless the Minute Men.


4 posted on 07/30/2008 2:27:29 PM PDT by mouse1 (DRILL OR GET OFF THE HILL!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Didn’t George W. Bush call the Minutemen vigilantes?


5 posted on 07/30/2008 2:28:17 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Jim Robinson

a dozen is as 12,000.. ;-)


6 posted on 07/30/2008 2:28:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I saw it also on FOX. Did any other stations carry it? Good for the Minutemen.


7 posted on 07/30/2008 2:30:41 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Jim Robinson

I wonder what would happen if one of Newsoms family members would have been the victim? Hmmm...


8 posted on 07/30/2008 2:30:49 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Jim Robinson
accessories to murder" for the city's now-reversed policy of not turning over illegal immigrant youths arrested for felonies to federal authorities for possible deportation

Gavin's only said the policy is reversed because he's running for Governor. No way that S.F. starts turning over illegals to the feds, juveniles or no. When the next murder by illegal happens, they'll play dumb and say they didn't know he was illegal.

Gavin needs to forget this pipe dream he has of attaining higher office.

9 posted on 07/30/2008 2:34:36 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Jim Robinson

The remaining family of Tony Bologna should file a 500 million dollar suit against Newsom et al for contributory negligence for aiding and abetting.


10 posted on 07/30/2008 2:39:18 PM PDT by Syntyr ( Freepers - In the top %5 of informed Americans!)
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To: Syntyr

This is one of the few times I support a lawsuit.


11 posted on 07/30/2008 2:40:33 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Jim Robinson

How patient would SFPD be if the large mob was screaming ‘smash the illegal immigrants!”


12 posted on 07/30/2008 2:42:47 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jim Robinson

“Hundreds of immigrants rights advocates stood on the sidewalk yelling back at the Minutemen and chanting, “Smash the border, smash the Minutemen!”

Lovely.

We need another 20 million like this.


13 posted on 07/30/2008 2:46:33 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Jim Robinson; NormsRevenge
What?

They have something against soccer?

14 posted on 07/30/2008 3:07:37 PM PDT by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: Man50D
Didn’t George W. Bush call the Minutemen vigilantes?

Yes indeed the "Chief Executive" did. His successor will roll out an even longer red carpet for the invaders.
15 posted on 07/30/2008 3:25:38 PM PDT by Bars4Bill
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To: Jim Robinson
- Paul Farmer, a Minuteman from the East Bay, is surrounded by protesters at a rally on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 30, 2008. About a dozen Minutemen and their supporters, who are demanding that Mayor Gavin Newsom resign because of his position on sanctuary for immigrants, were met by about 200 counter-demonstrators.


Nora Calderon (center) screams at about a dozen Minutemen and their supporters during a rally on the steps of City Hall.


- A woman who refused to give her name waves an American flag to support the Minutemen at a rally on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco.


- Police officers take an unidentified man into custody for allegedly spitting on a Minuteman supporter during a rally on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco.


- Tony Davidson, right, was joined by other demonstrators to protest against about a dozen Minutemen and their supporters on the steps of City Hall.

16 posted on 07/30/2008 3:55:06 PM PDT by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: Jim Robinson







17 posted on 07/30/2008 5:13:02 PM PDT by Ladycalif (Free - Ramos and Compean)
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To: SmithL

http://www.johnandkenshow.com/

http://www.kcbs.com/Minutemen-Met-With-Large-Counter-Protest-at-SF-Cit/2696030

Video
http://www.foxreno.com/news/17041151/detail.html#

http://www.nbc11.com/politics/17039980/detail.html


18 posted on 07/30/2008 5:14:05 PM PDT by Ladycalif (Free - Ramos and Compean)
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To: Ladycalif; SwinneySwitch; tennteacher; lonewacko_dot_com; radar101; ruination; gubamyster; Czar; ...

ping


19 posted on 07/30/2008 5:19:07 PM PDT by Ladycalif (Free - Ramos and Compean)
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To: Ladycalif

Looks like y’all stirred ‘em up good.

Considering it’s San Francisco, those particular folks spitting on someone is likely to amount to attempted murder, not just mere assault.


20 posted on 07/30/2008 5:37:51 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you're voting liberal, de facto you're a liberal... www.selfgovernment.us)
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To: EternalVigilance

Newsome actually called the Minutemen WELL INTENDED.


21 posted on 07/30/2008 5:43:11 PM PDT by Ladycalif (Free - Ramos and Compean)
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To: Ladycalif
He's the mouthpiece of Sauron.


22 posted on 07/30/2008 5:56:51 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you're voting liberal, de facto you're a liberal... www.selfgovernment.us)
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To: unixfox
I wonder what would happen if one of Newsoms family members would have been the victim? Hmmm...

They asked a Presidential candidate that question once, I thin he used to drive a tank, I saw it on TV.<>

23 posted on 07/30/2008 6:55:14 PM PDT by itsahoot (We will have world government. The only question is whether by conquest or consent.)
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To: Jim Robinson

RAYMOND HERRERA
Raymond Herrera delivered a sourcing hot speech in Spanish on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall. The crowd went wild when they heard a Minuteman speak in Spanish to the Mexican media.

“We couldn’t believe our ears! How can the Minutemen have a bigger voice in Mexico than the Mexican people do?”

This was one of the comments that came from the counter Protesters. Raymond Herrera has delivered the message of the Minutemen to over 60 million Mexican citizens for the past year. He has appeared on numerous shows and been interviewed by the who’s who of the Mexican media.

THE GOLDEN GATE MINUTEMEN
The Golden Gate Minutemen, a chapter of the Minuteman Project showed up in numbers for the rally. Mike Jones, Minuteman leader organized his members and peacefully demonstrated. Mike did a great job with numerous T.V. and radio interviews.

“America should be proud of the great work the brave men and women of the Golden Gate Minutemen are doing in San Francisco.” Gilchrist stated to several reporters.

TIM BUELER WAS ASSAULTED
An angry protester broke through the police line and assaulted Tim Bueler. The protester threw a glass bottle bomb that ignited upon impact. Tim dodged the explosion and was able to defend himself against the irate insurgent, at which time the police quickly came to the rescue and arrested the counter insurgent. The pro-illegal alien insurgent was booked and is presently being held by the San Francisco police on $ 50,000.00 bail.


24 posted on 07/30/2008 8:16:49 PM PDT by Ladycalif (Free - Ramos and Compean)
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