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Protesters square off in downtown Naperville (IL)
Sun Publication ^ | 6/13/2010 | Jenette Sturges

Posted on 06/13/2010 5:58:12 AM PDT by chicagolady

The battle of Arizona has made its way to Naperville.

About 200 people gathered Saturday afternoon at the Naperville Municipal Center, some rallying in support of Arizona's new immigration law, some to counterprotest, and others to keep some semblance of peace.

The Stand With Arizona rally was organized by members of the Naperville Tea Party Patriots and featured speakers from that group, the Illinois Minutemen Project, an anti-immigrant group based in Skokie, and the Illinois Sons of Liberty, which rolled into downtown Naperville on motorcycles decked in American and Gadsden flags.

Across a barrier erected by Naperville police, counter-protesters from a handful of Chicago groups led by Immigrant Solidarity DuPage shouted chants like "Power to the people, no one is illegal," partially drowning out the rally's reading of Arizona's Senate bill 1070, the bill at the heart of the controversy.

The new Arizona state law, which is set to go into effect this August, would require local law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration law, including asking for proof of citizenship for those suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, which detractors, both at Saturday's rally and across the country, say could only result in racial profiling.

"They don't want to build a wall around Canada," said Ryne Poelker, a Chicago resident taking part in the counter-protest. "How can you suspect people are immigrants without looking at their skin color?"


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: mexicanhatersunite
My Letter to the PRESIDENT of SUN NEWSPAPER about this article:

As Newspapers readership continues to decline, if anyone has any doubt why, it can be found in this article that either is completely VOID of the facts OR it is because people who write articles inject their OWN bias views.

I was taught by a good friend and long time journalist that WRITING 101 they will teach a reporter to check their facts before printing a clearly erroneous story.

We were present at the rally from 2:45PM until it ended. I was NEVER approached with a girl who had PRESS CREDENTIALS and asked any questions about the Illinois Minuteman Project.

Your reporter wrote that the Illinois Minuteman Project is ANTI IMMIGRANT. This is an absolute total lie but was written with your reporter JENETTE STURGES Political agenda in mind.

The Illinois Minuteman Project opposes Illegal immigration and are dedicated to educating the taxpayers of Illinois on how illegal immigration is effecting them. WE have many IMMIGRANTS who came to this nation legally and are dues paying members. Why in the world would we be anti-Immigrant.

Second error is Rick Biesada is NOT a Member of the Illinois Minuteman Project which Jenette suggested in her article. All she would have had to do is take 3 seconds and asked Rick who he was so she could be a factual writer NOT a FICTIONAL writer!

Rick is the Director of the Chicago Minuteman Project and United States Marine.

Jennette absolutely insulted all of us by her erroneous claims. We would like a response from the President there at THE SUN.

PLEASE join the Illinois Minutemen's mission for Social Justice! Here are the e-mail address of those at the SUN Newspaper that need to be contacted for calling us ANTI_IMMIGRANT jsturges@stmedianetwork.com rwall@stmedianetwork.com, nreiher@stmedianetwork.com

1 posted on 06/13/2010 5:58:13 AM PDT by chicagolady
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To: chicagolady

PLEASE join the Illinois Minutemen’s mission for Social Justice!

Here are the e-mail address of those at the SUN Newspaper that need to be contacted for calling us ANTI_IMMIGRANT

jsturges@stmedianetwork.com

rwall@stmedianetwork.com

nreiher@stmedianetwork.com


2 posted on 06/13/2010 5:59:30 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: chicagolady
"They don't want to build a wall around Canada," said Ryne Poelker, a Chicago resident taking part in the counter-protest. "How can you suspect people are immigrants without looking at their skin color?"

1. Canada isn't handing out a free living to immigrants, so they don't have the problem...you take down the bird feeder, the birds stop coming.

2. Let's do a database of all, known, illegal aliens and see what percentage of them are caucasian...just sayin'


PERCEPTION IS REALITY!
3 posted on 06/13/2010 6:06:27 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: chicagolady

Why do I get the feeling there were more than 200 rallying to support the Arizona law?


4 posted on 06/13/2010 6:08:46 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: chicagolady
"How can you suspect people are immigrants without looking at their skin color?"

DUmmy. Never ask a rhetorical question to which you don't already know the answer.

5 posted on 06/13/2010 6:16:11 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: chicagolady
Across a barrier erected by Naperville police, counter-protesters from a handful of Chicago groups

Some of the gypsies were on that side of the barrier, amongst their 'friends', picking their pockets. The other gypsies were on the other side of the barrier amongst the Tea Partiers and Minutemen, picking their pockets....The Chicago Way!

6 posted on 06/13/2010 6:45:24 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: chicagolady

Hello,

As the son of a WW2 veteran & retired Social Worker for Catholic Charities, the son of a retired Registered Nurse, raised in a good Christian Catholic home I was taught the Ten Commandments. One of which is: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor....translated....DON’T LIE! The Illinois Minuteman Project of which I am not only a PROUD MEMBER of but also Winnebago County’s Director takes PERSONAL OFFENSE of the term “ANTI IMMIGRANT”! I AM NOT! WE ARE NOT! We are anti-ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTION! Look it up in the dictionary, ILLEGAL MEANS ILLEGAL! Why is it in the media that YOU CONTINUE to call ILLEGAL ALIENS....IMMIGRANTS and NOT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS? It is only SEVEN LETTERS! Certainly as a PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST YOU CAN TYPE SEVEN LETTERS! Calling an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT an UNDOCUMENTED WORKER is like calling a DRUG DEALER an UNLICENSED PHARMACIST!
~John ThunderBear


7 posted on 06/13/2010 7:58:03 AM PDT by JohnThunderBear (ILLEGAL MEANS ILLEGAL!)
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To: seekthetruth

Illinois Stands with ARIZONA PING!!


8 posted on 06/13/2010 12:38:33 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: chicagolady
Thanks for the ping! I didn't see this thread this morning so started this one for “Support Arizona” after action reports.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2533476/posts?page=16#16

9 posted on 06/13/2010 12:58:45 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Dan Fanelli US House FL 8 --- Allen West US House FL 22 --- Marco Rubio - US Senate)
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To: JohnThunderBear

Welcome to FreeRepublic, JohnThunderBear!!!


10 posted on 06/13/2010 3:08:31 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: JohnThunderBear

What took you so long to join Free Republic?


11 posted on 06/13/2010 3:15:23 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: JohnThunderBear

Forgive ME for my typo error of IMMIGRANATION, I was intending on typing IMMIGRATION.


12 posted on 06/13/2010 3:41:44 PM PDT by JohnThunderBear (ILLEGAL MEANS ILLEGAL!)
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To: JohnThunderBear

Welcome to Free Republic!


13 posted on 06/14/2010 8:53:12 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: JohnThunderBear

Welcome to Free Republic.

14 posted on 06/15/2010 7:33:16 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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