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  • Gang comment led to two Santa Ana shootings, prosecutor says

    08/30/2014 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Pelham · 23 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | ERIC HARTLEY
    A court hearing provided new details of the killing of Nancy Hammour, a 28-year-old woman whose body was found under a bridge in Newport Beach. The prosecutor said Irvin Tellez killed Hammour as the two rode in a car because she started screaming after seeing him shoot a woman in the face. Tellez could face life in prison without possibility of parole if he’s convicted and a jury finds the murder was committed for the benefit of a gang. Deputy District Attorney Jim Mendelson said the violence started shortly after midnight Sept. 2, 2013, when Jaime Rocha pulled to the...
  • Hurdles Remain to Signing Up More Latinos for Health Coverage

    08/21/2014 7:57:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    California Health Report ^ | August 20, 2014 | By Fran Kritz
    State officials are stepping up their enrollment efforts this month to prepare for open enrollment in October. But some Latino advocates say Covered California, the state’s insurance marketplace, has a long way to go. “Fact sheets in Spanish only became available this month, and events, such as bilingual information sessions, were often not well publicized,” said Sonya Vasquez, policy director of the Community Health Councils of Los Angeles. Getting more Latinos to sign up faster this year is critical. The signup period is three months shorter than last year’s and will run from November 15 to February 15, 2015. Covered...
  • Democratic Party Stereotypes of Latino Voters Betrays Its Ignorance

    08/11/2014 6:40:25 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 11, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In yet another example of an all too common talking point for liberal activists and their allies in the press, Politico took Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky to task over the weekend for failing to "properly" engage members of the left-wing Dream Act Coalition on the issues of illegal immigration. In charging that Paul "can run but he can't hide from Latino voters in 2016" the article betrayed the increasing Democratic Party stereotype of American Hispanics and its ignorance and lack of concern for the issues facing this community. In their desire to capitalize on America's racial and ethnic...
  • The 8 Superstitions Every Latino Grew Up Believing

    08/07/2014 3:58:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Latino Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Agelica Leicht
    Growing up in a Latino household meant that there were a lot of hardcore superstitions running rampant throughout daily life. Superstitious beliefs go together with Hispanic homes in the way that rice and beans and chanclas do. They just fit. From purses on the floor to itchy palms, we've gathered the top eight superstitions every Latino grew up with, and put them in a list, of course. And here they are. Don't Put Your Purse on the Floor Listen, you like your money, right? Well you won't have any if you put that purse on the floor. So pick it...
  • Latino PAC Shifts Course Endorses GOP Challengers Over Democrat Incumbents

    06/20/2014 5:16:06 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 17 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 19, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Staff
    Further evidence of an erosion in confidence among the traditionally Democratic Party voting base, a major Latino Political Action Committee in San Diego, California has shifted course and given its endorsement to two GOP challengers facing Democrat incumbents in November's Congressional elections. The Latino American Political Association (LAPA) has formally endorsed Republican Carl DeMaio in his bid to unseat Scott Peters for California's 52nd District and also thrown their weight behind GOP challenger Larry Wilske in his quest to oust Democrat Susan Davis in the 53rd. Carl DeMaio The San Diego-based PAC is an officially non-partisan group which has largely...
  • Latino leaders urge Barack Obama: Hire us

    When top Hispanic lawmakers met with President Barack Obama earlier this year, the first issue they brought up wasn’t immigration reform. Their ask: Hire more Latinos. And they haven’t let up, requesting meetings and pressing Obama and White House officials to make progress on diversifying the administration. They want a progress report by the end of the year. The push is part of a broader change in strategy for Hispanic leaders. The movement built up its power as the fastest growing Democratic voting bloc in the country, one Obama himself relied on in both of his presidential campaigns.
  • Caucus closes door on Latino Republican

    04/25/2014 4:22:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 25, 2014 | By Steven Greenhut
    The California Legislature’s Latino Caucus boasts on its website that its mission “is to identify, promote and advocate on behalf of the professional, educational, social, political and cultural interests of the Latino community.” Who can argue with that? So after winning a seat to the Assembly in 2012 representing northern San Diego County, Rocky Chávez decided to sign up and see what he can contribute. Education tops the group’s legislative priority list, and it tops Chávez’s also. He spent years operating a charter school. “I said, ‘Hey, so when do we meet and how does this happen?’”, Chávez said in...
  • New Port Richey soldier says squatters won't leave his home.

    04/22/2014 11:50:44 AM PDT · by ronnyquest · 81 replies
    WFLA ^ | Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:58 AM CST | Shannon Behnken
    NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house. Sharkey and his wife are now living in Hawaii where he is currently stationed. They plan to move back into their New Port Richey home someday. But, right now they are fighting to get their house back. They say strangers broke in, changed the locks, moved in and they refuse to leave. "I want the people out," said Sharkey. "They're criminals living in my house." Sharkey was shocked to find out...
  • BREAKING THE DEMS MAGINOT LINE: Black & Latino Leaders in Chicago Switching to GOP

    04/10/2014 6:36:55 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 37 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | April 9, 2014 | Paul Winters
    The winds of political change sent a chill up the backs of national Democrat leaders Tuesday when two long-time Chicago Democrat powerhouses announced their support for Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, in his attempt to unseat incumbent Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Reverend James T. Meeks of the 15,000 member strong Salem Baptist Church and Manny Sanchez, founder and managing partner of Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP, the second largest minority-owned law firm in the United States, both made their intentions public today in statements and interviews given to Fox News. Both men are respected throughout Chicago, particularly among the black and...
  • Latino Evangelical Leaders Disappointed With NYC Ban on Worship Services in Public Schools

    04/06/2014 6:50:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2014 | BY JESSICA MARTINEZ
    Hispanic evangelical leaders are speaking out after a federal appeals court ruled that New York City has a constitutional right to bar religious groups from using public schools for worship services after hours. The National Latino Evangelical Coalition, a group of over 3,000 Hispanic evangelical churches, immediately expressed its disagreement with the ruling Thursday. "This decision is absolutely unnecessary and whimsical. How is allowing for certain worship practices but not worship services consistent with the First Amendment?," Gabriel Salguero, president of NaLEC, said in a statement. "Worship in empty school buildings in no way undermines the non-establishment clause." The ruling...
  • Dad Sees Wife, 4 Kids Die In Fiery Fresno Area Crash [Juana Martinez Bejarano ignored stop sign]

    02/17/2014 5:57:00 AM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 16, 2014
    FRESNO (CBS/AP) — A Fresno-area father watched his four children and their mother perish in a fiery crash and was injured as he tried to rescue them from the burning vehicle. The crash occurred after 7 p.m. Saturday when a 2004 Nissan Quest minivan ran a stop sign and hit the 29-year-old woman and her four children — boys ages 1 and 3 and girls ages 6 and 11 — riding in a 2003 Ford Expedition SUV at an intersection in Fresno County, California Highway Patrol Officer Axel Reyes said. Within minutes, the SUV was engulfed in flames. The woman’s...
  • 2 Latinos plead guilty to hate crimes against blacks in Compton

    10/18/2013 1:23:39 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    .latimes.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Richard Winton
    <p>Two Latino gang members pleaded guilty Thursday to federal hate crime charges stemming from racially motivated attacks on four black youngsters as part of a campaign of terror aimed at forcing African Americans out of west Compton.</p> <p>The guilty pleas from Jeffrey “Turkey” Aguilar, 20, and Efren “Looney” Marquez, 22, mark the first convictions in the Los Angeles region under the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.</p>
  • Hispanic or not, we're all Trayvon Martin

    07/17/2013 10:22:38 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 68 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 16, 2013 | Jesús Iñiguez
    (snip) The interesting thing about this entire Trayvon vs. Zimmerman is the way that Latinos swayed on the circumstances of this trial. The vast majority of our Presente.org members felt that the ruling was shocking and unjust. But some of our members were upset that, as a Latino organization, we were not publicly “siding” with Zimmerman (who is of Peruvian decent), hence failing the Latino community. Others felt that the killing of a black boy was not something that we should discuss on our social media platforms, demanding instead that we don’t steer from solely focusing on “Latino issues and...
  • 2016 forecast: Rubio, Bush, Ryan have chance to win over 40% of Latino vote

    07/07/2013 7:38:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Latino Decision ^ | 07/07/2013 | by Matt Barreto
    While the 2016 presidential election is a full three years away many of the high profile Republican contenders are enmeshed in the immigration reform debate, and if Republicans demonstrate strong leadership on passing comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship possible candidates such as Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan could get strong support from Latino voters. However if Rubio, Bush or Ryan distance themselves from the immigration bill and House Republicans defeat the measure none of the GOP candidates stands to improve on the historic Romney 2012 defeat among Latinos. [Full poll results here]A new poll...
  • The “Latino vote” doesn’t exist. Not really.

    06/25/2013 9:00:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/25/2013 | Chris Cillizza
    Conventional wisdom has settled on this reality: Republicans’ inability to attract Hispanic voters not only cost them the 2012 presidential election but has the potential to doom them as a national party in future national elections too. And, the numbers are stark. MItt Romney won just 27 percent of the Hispanic vote last November, a dismal showing that made the 31 percent Arizona Sen. John McCain won in 2008 look good by comparison. But, the numbers don’t tell the whole story — or even close to it. Carlos Lozada, the editor of the Post’s Outlook section and the brains behind...
  • Hispanicize 2013 Issues Official Recap Video

    05/24/2013 12:40:27 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 6 replies
    PRWeb ^ | 05/08/2012 | Katherine Johnson
    The official recap video for Hispanicize 2013, the annual Latino trends event presented by Procter & Gamble is now available for viewing online on YouTube at http://bit.ly/Hispz13Recap. Hispanicize 2013 brought together more than 1,200 Latino influencers from film, music, blogging, marketing and business over the course of five days, April 9-13 at the Eden Roc hotel in Miami Beach. This year’s event included a Hispanic Journalist Showcase, a music festival and a film festival. Altogether, more than 103 sessions were held with more than 260 speakers.
  • On Naivety and Marco Rubio (Rush)

    04/30/2013 6:14:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-30-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is A.J., San Francisco.  A.J., thank you for holding.  Great to have out program.  Hello. CALLER:  Yes, I had a question Rush.  On your Friday show you took a call and you said that if the GOP passes the immigration law, it's the end of the GOP, they'd be dead.  On yesterday's show you took a call from somebody and you said that Marco Rubio is a true conservative, basically we should still support him. So my question to you is, how can we support somebody who is sponsoring a bill that will kill the GOP?...
  • Tea Party Express Considering Latino-Focused Bus Tour

    04/16/2013 10:12:59 PM PDT · by Syncro · 51 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | Feb 19, 2013 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Tea Party Express Considering Latino-Focused Bus Tour On Monday, Sal Russo, co-founder of Tea Party Express, the political action committee that sponsored Rand Paul's response to President Obama's State of the Union address, said that his group was considering a nationwide bus tour specifically focused on the Latino community. ..."[t]he bus tour is the iconic symbol of the Tea Party. When we’ve gone to some states, like Texas, we’ve had good Hispanic participation. We’re trying to do a [national] bus tour that would be more directed that way.” *snip* A final decision on whether Tea Party Express will undertake a...
  • Why Mexican Children are Well Behaved (Dr. Jennifer Espinosa: The secret of La Chancla)

    03/31/2013 6:14:33 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/31/2013 | Youtube
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  • Sorry, GOP! Immigration Reform Won’t Win You The Latino Vote

    03/23/2013 9:13:58 AM PDT · by AuntB · 19 replies
    Mediate ^ | Mar. 20, 2013 | AJ Delgado
    There are those who support – whether enthusiastically or reluctantly so – immigration reform on compassionate grounds or out of a desire to fix our broken system (border control; greater enforcement; changing our evaluation methods for who gets in and who doesn’t, etc.). Fair enough. But let’s be blunt: political gain is the driving factor. It’s no surprise that the three Republicans most publicly discussing the issue are all 2016 contenders: Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Jeb Bush. We conservatives are told – by GOP strategists and consultants – that immigration reform is the key to winning the Latino vote....
  • 2 Men Undergoing Leg Amputations Following Possible Hate Crime At LA Strip Club

    03/10/2013 9:17:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | March 10, 2013 8:10 AM | Art Barron
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An argument at an L.A. strip club turned violent early Sunday when a man reportedly plowed his car into two men, requiring them to undergo leg amputations. The incident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Sam’s Hofbrau strip club at 1751 East Olympic Boulevard, according to the LAPD. The suspect reportedly rammed the men with his white BMW, pinning them against a black Mini-Cooper. The Mini-Cooper, which is said to belong to one of the employees, was then pushed up against a wall. Police are treating the incident as a possible hate...
  • Hispanicked GOP Elite: They'll Respect Us In the Morning [Coulter]

    02/21/2013 2:18:41 PM PST · by Bryan · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 21, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Don't anyone tell Marco Rubio, John McCain or Jeff Flake that nearly 80 percent of Hindus voted for Obama, or who knows what they'll come up with. I understand the interest of business lobbies in getting cheap, unskilled labor through amnesty, but why do Republican officeholders want to create up to 20 million more Democratic voters, especially if it involves flouting the law? Are the campaign donations from the soulless rich more important than actual voters? Without citing any evidence, the Rubio Republicans simply assert that granting 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens amnesty will make Hispanics warm to...
  • Loudmouthed Latino Demonstrators Cow American-Owned Hotel

    02/16/2013 5:10:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    This week some “Latinos” in Florida detected an “ethnic slur” on the wall of the ritzy South Beach Hotel W’s lounge. Within minutes all hell broke loose. A few stormed over to the manager and DEMANDED it be taken down, promptly and ceremoniously! The rest got on their BlackBerrys and iPhones to “burn up the wires.” Word spread throughout this tightly-knit “Latino community” and soon the hotel was blitzed with scathing e-mails, phone calls and tweets. This “Latino” groups powerful “Latina” Congressperson even jumped into the fray, firing off a letter to the Hotel owners, denouncing the “insensitivity” of the...
  • DREAM Activist's Family Arrested After Home Raided By ICE

    01/11/2013 4:17:53 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 1/10/2013 | Yahoo News
    Erika Andiola, a young undocumented immigrant and activist, may be free from the threat of raids and deportation, but her family is another story. On Thursday night, Andiola's home in Arizona was raided by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents, who knocked on her door then arrested her mother, Maria Arreola, after she opened to check on her visitors. When her older brother refused to provide documentation of his own legal status, he was brought in as well. "My mother came out of her room without really understanding what was happening, just that there was a really strong knock on the...
  • Winning the Latino Vote: If the Democrats have the winning formula, why not copy them?

    11/27/2012 7:21:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Over the last three weeks, I think I have read most of the post-election op-eds written on the Latino vote. I have studied exit polling, read sophisticated demographic analyses, and talked to as many Latinos in my hometown as I could. The result is that I would not advise Republicans to go down the identity-politics route. I don’t wish to live in an America where Steve Lara or Bob Martinez is reduced to an anonymous “Latino” and Victor Hanson is just a “white male.” But if Republicans really believe there is a monolithic Latino vote, and if those of Hispanic...
  • North Carolina town split over sheriff's treatment of Latinos [conservatives need to fight]

    11/24/2012 7:28:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Las Angeles Times ^ | David Zucchino
    GRAHAM, N.C. — In this southern mill town, tortillas and bolillos are as common as Carolina barbecue sandwiches. Spanish-language advertisements tout Latino-owned restaurants, garages, churches and used-tire lots, and banners lining the downtown streets proclaim, "Preserving our heritage — promoting our future." But protesters who gathered downtown last month in Court Square, near the statue of a Confederate soldier, delivered a different message: "We Want Respect" and "Terry Johnson Stop Lying." Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson's approach to fighting illegal immigration has raised tensions among Latinos in the community. A two-year investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, released in September,...
  • Latinos Spending 3 Times as Much as the Average Shopper

    11/20/2012 11:40:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 | Diana Guevara
    They are not only the fastest growing population in the country, but Latinos are also spending 3 times more at the super market than everyone else. With more than $1 trillion in purchasing power, Latino consumers like Arlette Mendoza are gaining the attention of big name brands. “I personally like it," said the mother of two. "I think it's good that everyone else is discovering just how good our food is." Cereal companies, including General Mills are using flavors like Dulce de Leche with the hope of appealing to the growing Latino consumer. Richie Matthews is President of DIÁLOGO, a...
  • The Latino-Vote Obsession (GOP is right to worry, but the wrong solution would be worse than none)

    11/14/2012 4:46:57 PM PST · by Kolath · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/13/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Postelection panic among conservatives about the Latino vote has reached the point of absurdity — and mostly reveals the naïveté of detached political grandees who know little about the ideology and motivations of those they are now supposed to adroitly woo.
  • The Latino-Vote Obsession

    11/13/2012 6:27:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/13/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Postelection panic among conservatives about the Latino vote has reached the point of absurdity — and mostly reveals the naïveté of detached political grandees who know little about the ideology and motivations of those they are now supposed to adroitly woo. Republican postmortems have focused heavily on the Latino vote. According to exit polls, it went 70 percent for Barack Obama, and this year it might have accounted for 10 percent or so of the electorate. Presumably, this margin was an important, and in some exegeses the decisive, factor that denied Mitt Romney the presidency. Given demographic reality, then, the...
  • We voted – now let’s get to work,say Latinos after historic vote for Obama

    11/07/2012 12:31:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | Sandra Lilley
    We voted – now let’s get things done. That was the strong takeaway today from Latino leaders and activists during a discussion of the sweeping and historic Latino vote in yesterday’s election. “Last night Latinos confirmed unequivocally that the road to the White House goes through Hispanic neighborhoods,” said Clarissa Martinez De Castro, from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). ”The Latino giant is wide awake, cranky and is taking names,” said labor leader Eliseo Medina, of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Yesterday’s Latino vote made history in two ways. Over 12 million Latinos came out to vote,...
  • Latino Voters: Obama Support Stronger Among Catholics, Unaffiliated Than Evangelicals

    10/18/2012 2:49:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/18/2012 | By Napp Nazworth
    Among Latino registered voters, support for President Barack Obama is higher among Catholics and those with no religious affiliation than among evangelical Protestants, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Obama has the support of 73 percent of Latino Catholics and 82 percent of Latinos with no religious affiliation, but only half (50 percent) of Latino evangelicals. Obama's main rival in the presidential race, Republican Mitt Romney, has the support of 39 percent of Latino evangelicals, but only 19 percent of Latino Catholics and seven percent of Latinos with no religious affiliation. Among all Latino registered voters, Obama has a...
  • Exclusive poll: Obama's support among Hispanic voters eroding

    10/13/2012 6:15:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    Bay News 9 (FL) ^ | October 13, 2012 | By Holly Gregory
    ST. PETERSBURG -- There are two million Hispanic voters in Florida. It's a constituency that has the power to shift a tight election, so both political parties have tried to sway the Hispanic vote their way. An exclusive Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 statewide poll shows many Hispanic voters dropping their support for Obama. Last month, 52 percent of Hispanic voters polled said they would vote for the president. That has now dropped to 44 percent. Romney picked up some ground among Hispanics, from 43 percent to 46 percent. And the number of undecided Hispanic voters has doubled from 5...
  • Latinos want bias probe of Fox, talk radio

    09/12/2012 12:50:34 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/12/12 | Paul Bedard
    Latino groups Wednesday blamed a surge in hate crimes against Hispanics on harmful stereotypes portrayed on TV and in conservative media and are asking the administration to probe Fox News and talk radio, two media cited by the groups as the worst perpetrators. "We want the government to investigate this," said Alex Nogales, president of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. "Unless we start this dialogue, these assaults will go on," he said, citing a surge in hate crimes against Hispanics. Also charging Fox News and talk radio with portraying Hispanics poorly, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., said the administration should provide...
  • Can stuff like this cut into Obama's Latino Vote? (Vanity)

    08/15/2012 8:05:16 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 15, 2012 | pistolpackinpapa
    It's common knowledge that there is much distrust and dislike between the Latino and Black communities; for whatever reasons. (For one thing, some Blacks feel like Latinos come here and cut into their Entitlements.) Now, I read an article today that says 7 Latino Elementary School students, in Camden, New Jersey, won a $500,000 lawsuit against a School District and a Black school vice principal. There is already "discord" among Blacks and Latinos in Camden (per the article). The reason for the lawsuit: A Latino child spilled water, and for punishment, 15 Latino kids had to eat off of tray...
  • Paul Ryan no help to Mitt Romney with Hispanics

    08/15/2012 6:25:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    Politico.com ^ | By EMILY SCHULTHEIS and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Mitt Romney is on track to lose the Latino vote by a wider margin than any Republican presidential candidate in over a decade, and strategists in both parties say he may have made a bad situation worse with his selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. What’s clear is that Romney’s lagging fortunes among Hispanics are unlikely to receive any boost from choosing a vice presidential candidate who has voted in Congress against the DREAM Act and supports overhauling entitlement programs that are extremely popular among Latino voters. The Republican ticket’s dire position among Latinos has even...
  • In Anaheim, voting by district could alter the power dynamic

    08/04/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT · by Pelham · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 4, 2012 | Nicole Santa Cruz, Doug Smith and Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
    Two decades ago, Santa Ana was at a crossroads. The Orange County seat was two-thirds Latino, but in citywide elections white Republicans candidates dominated. After a long battle, the city was eventually broken into six council wards, and today all are represented by Latinos. Anaheim faces a similar demographic shift now, and many see it at the root of recent angry protests over the fatal police shootings of two Latino men. According to the latest U.S. census, Anaheim is now majority minority. About 52% of the city's 336,000 residents are Latino, but only a handful of Latinos have ever won...
  • Anaheim shooting: 2 cops on leave, 1 dead, 5 arrested

    07/23/2012 11:07:07 PM PDT · by Pelham · 35 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 23, 2012 | Sonya Quick
    A gunman who opened fire on an officer at the end of a stolen-car pursuit was killed in Anaheim's second fatal officer-involved shooting in two days, authorities said The shooting climaxed an incident that began around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, when anti-gang officers spotted a known gang member on probation in what they soon determined was a stolen car, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said. They were pursuing the vehicle when the driver lost control on on West Guinida Lane, and two men and a woman bailed. “The officers were in foot pursuit for about a half-block when one male suspect...
  • Obama widens lead among swing-state Latinos

    06/22/2012 10:00:26 AM PDT · by deek69 · 4 replies
    President Barack Obama has widened his considerable lead over Mitt Romney among registered Latino voters in five key swing states, according to a new poll of 2,000 voters by Latino Decisions and the pro-immigration reform advocacy group America's Voice. Obama enjoys the biggest lead among Latino voters in Arizona, 74 percent of whom say they favor the president over Romney. On average, Obama is leading Romney 63 to 27 percent among Latinos in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia. Analysts estimate that Romney would need at least 40 percent of the Latino vote overall to win the general election, although...
  • How To Counter Obama’s Latino Gains – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!(video)

    06/18/2012 8:31:43 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 6/19/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama’s immigration amnesty will trigger big gains among Hispanic voters unless we adopt a counter strategy and nominate Rubio for VP. Tune in!
  • Sheriff Joe Strikes Back: Asks Court to Dismiss Eric Holder DOJ’s Lawsuit

    06/12/2012 2:28:02 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-12-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaSheriff Joe Arpaio's attorneys have filed a "Motion to Dismiss" in response to Eric Holder's ridiculous lawsuit alleging racial discrimination by the Sheriff and his deputies against "Latinos" through their enforcement of existing Federal immigration laws. Arpaio's lawyers have called on a Federal court in Phoenix to dismiss the DOJ's lawsuit, in a 23-page response, asserting that Holder failed to back his claims with "sufficient statistical evidence." Such evidence is required in Federal discrimination lawsuits, and the DOJ has provided none. The filing also asserts that the DOJ has no ability to even sue the sheriff's office...
  • Obama's Marc Anthony Ad is Another Embarrassment for the Campaign

    06/10/2012 6:38:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/7/2012 | Tara Dodrill
    COMMENTARY | Yet another celebrity advertisement for President Barack Obama was unveiled earlier this week. While Marc Anthony may be an attractive and accomplished singer, he likely does not have much in common with the typical Latino voter. Anthony's impassioned plea that Obama needs another term to continue "making progress" and that he "has our backs" during the video clip republished on The Blaze neglects to mention that Anthony himself has proven he cares little about the nation's debt. According to document excerpts published by the Washington Free Beacon, Anthony is a "tax-dodger" who owed more than $3 million back...
  • Justice Department Sues Sheriff Joe; Arpaio to Holder ‘Clean Your Own House’

    05/10/2012 5:19:58 PM PDT · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-10-2012 | John Hill
    Here we go. Ever since Obama took office, opponents of illegal immigration knew it would come to this. This Administration has already dismantled the enforcement regime against illegal aliens. They engineered a unilateral amnesty for nearly 2 million illegal aliens by a stroke of Obama's pen last August. They sued to stop states like Arizona, Alabama and Georgia from enforcing existing immigration laws after the Feds failed to do so. The Attorney General has bullied states like Texas and South Carolina, by blocking voter ID laws designed to stop voter fraud by illegal aliens and others. But no matter what...
  • Justice Dept. Plans to Sue Arizona Sheriff Arpaio

    05/10/2012 7:53:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    ABC ^ | May 10, 2012 | WALTER BERRY
    Federal authorities said Wednesday that they plan to sue Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office over allegations of civil rights violations, including the racial profiling of Latinos. The U.S. Justice Department has been seeking an agreement requiring Arpaio's office to train officers in how to make constitutional traffic stops, collect data on people arrested in traffic stops and reach out to Latinos to assure them that the department is there to also protect them.
  • Celebrated Latino hire not bilingual

    03/22/2012 8:30:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 22, 2012 | Dave Wedge
    The Boston Fire Department’s new second in command was hailed as the city’s first Latino chief when he was hired last year, but the veteran firefighter doesn’t speak Spanish, the Herald has learned.
  • Asian-American on TIME's Latino cover

    02/25/2012 4:07:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/24/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    Asian-American on TIME's Latino coverBy DYLAN BYERS | 2/24/12 5:40 PM EST As if Time Magazine wasn't experiencing enough cover controversy already, Michelle Woo at the OC Weekly points out that the latest issue, which was supposed to feature 20 portraits of Latino voters, accidently includes a man who is half-Chinese, half-Irish/Norwegian: A friend of mine, Michael Schennum, is the short-haired gentleman in the top row, center, behind the letter "M." He is half Chinese and half white Irish and Norwegian. Not Latino. Not even a little bit. Not even one of those Chinese-Mexicans from Mexicali that OC's own Robert...
  • La Raza President Calls Joe Arpaio 'America's Worst Sheriff', Demands Resignation

    02/23/2012 6:41:16 AM PST · by montag813 · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Well the gloves are finally off, and the Death Star of the illegal alien amnesty movement is coming after America's most potent symbol against illegal immigration: Sheriff Joe Arpaio. National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia, in a press conference in Phoenix, called the Maricopa County lawman "America's worst sheriff" and called on Arpaio to resign from office, claiming "discrimination against Latinos". This marks the first time that La Raza has come against Sheriff Arpaio directly. After the passage of S.B. 1070, NCLR and the SEIU paid to bus in protesters from Los Angeles...
  • California’s Demographic Revolution

    02/15/2012 8:57:35 PM PST · by Pelham · 21 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2012 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    California is in the middle of a far-reaching demographic shift: Hispanics, who already constitute a majority of the state’s schoolchildren, will be a majority of its workforce and of its population in a few decades. This is an even more momentous development than it seems. Unless Hispanics’ upward mobility improves, the state risks becoming more polarized economically and more reliant on a large government safety net. And as California goes, so goes the nation, whose own Hispanic population shift is just a generation or two behind. The scale and speed of the Golden State’s ethnic transformation are unprecedented. In the...
  • [LibTurds hope]Profiling lawsuit could add to sheriff's troubles

    12/22/2011 3:31:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    A judge heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit that alleges racial profiling in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration patrols, a week after federal authorities accused the sheriff's office of a wide range of civil rights violations. ****** Arpaio's lawyers have asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed, arguing that those who filed the case lack standing to show they face a threat of future injury from the sweeps and people pulled over in the sweeps were approached because deputies had probable cause to believe they had violated a law.
  • DOJ Names East Haven, CT as Next Violator of Latino Civil Rights

    12/20/2011 5:51:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Immigration911.org ^ | 12/20/11 | Immigration911.org
    Washington, DC – Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not the only one under fire from the Department of Justice for cracking down on illegal immigrants. Yesterday, the DOJ issued another scathing report accusing the East Haven, CT Police Department of discrimination against Latinos for allegedly violating their civil rights. In a 23-page letter detailing the results of a two-year investigation sent to the East Haven mayor, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez wrote, “We find that EHPD engages in discriminatory policing against Latinos, including but not limited to targeting Latinos for discriminatory traffic enforcement, treating Latino drivers more harshly than non-Latino...
  • Herman Cain apologizes to Latinos, touts Arizona, Alabama laws

    11/18/2011 2:18:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 68 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/18/11 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Herman Cain once again walked back his joke about building an electrified fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, telling Univision in an interview that the comment “wasn’t intended to offend” Latinos.Then Cain outlined a border policy he supports – relying on state-level initiatives to control illegal immigration – and specifically praised the Arizona and Alabama immigration laws that Latinos loathe: SANDRA PEEBLES: Mr. Cain, many Latinos were offended by your comment on the electric fence. I understand that you support legal immigration, but regardless of the fact there are 11 million undocumented people in this country. What do we do with...