Sunday, March 1, 2009

About the Children Murdered by Republican Activitist, Christian Conservative, Dannie Roy Baker

The Miami Herald reports:
Innocent Chilean students paid savage price for man's hate
With long, frosted hair and a sweet smile, Racine Balbontín-Aragondona was a natural cover girl. The 22-year-old college student studied hotel management and also worked as a model in her native Chile. She planned to marry in April. Nicolás Pablo Corp Torres was studying engineering and had been a star basketball player. His coach and friends described the 23-year-old as a ``good student and a gentleman.''
Their lives were snuffed out by a madman on a rampage with a rifle in Miramar Beach, a sleepy town in Florida's Panhandle. Dannie Baker, 60, looks menacing in his mugshot. He allegedly grabbed a rifle and walked past the pool complex to a town house where the students were gathered. At 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Baker opened fire through a window, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office. Three others were injured, including Balbontín-Aragondona's fiancé, Francisco Javier Cofré-Fernández, 24, who was in critical condition.
After a standdown, deputies arrested Baker, who had fled to his town house near the rental home where the students were shot. The get-together of about 20 friends, deputies said, was not rowdy.
So what caused such savagery?
Baker had shown signs of emotional instability, sending disturbing e-mails to fellow Republicans during the presidential election. Baker's messages, friends said, were ''radical'' and ''inappropriate,'' the Northwest Florida Daily News reported. So disturbing were the e-mails that the sheriff's office was notified last summer. For now, investigators won't say what he wrote. Baker wasn't happy with the get-togethers by the Chilean students. Neighbor Crystal Lynn told a TV station that Baker asked him `if I was ready for the revolution to begin and if I had any immigrants in my house to get them out.''
Was this a hate crime based on the presumption that the Chileans, who were in Florida for a six-month work/study program, were illegal immigrants? The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate crimes, released a report last week noting a 54 percent jump in hate groups in 2008 to 926 active groups, including 56 in Florida. Among them: black separatist groups -- which believe Jews are the devil and President Barack Obama is in cohoots, doing Israel's bidding -- and the skinheads, Ku Klux Klan and Neo-Nazi groups that seek white purity. ''As in recent years, hate groups were animated by fears of Latino immigration. This rise in hate groups has coincided with a 40 percent growth in hate crimes against Latinos between 2003 and 2007, according to FBI statistics,'' notes the law center's study entitled ``The Year in Hate.''
Two other factors: the faltering economy and Obama's candidacy. ''The idea of a black man in the White House, combined with the deepening economic crisis and continuing high levels of Latino immigration, has given white supremacists a real platform on which to recruit,'' wrote Mark Potok, the report's editor. And, of course, they all hate gays, too.
The report also notes extremists are inflaming passions by ``spreading propaganda that blames minorities and immigrants for the subprime mortgage meltdown.''
The courts will deal with Baker's guilt or innocence, his motivation, and whether he's mentally ill. The horror of his actions serve as a warning about brewing hatred in small pockets of our country. Hatred that's fanned by the Internet and anti-immigrant rhetoric spewed on talk radio and some cable TV shows -- twisted into vendettas against the innocent.


The Arizonian said...


A 'hate crime' and a gun crime....

What a whack-job.

Not to mention he kinda looks like Manson.....

Dee said...

The articles said the FBI was told about his threatening emails to Democratic candidates. I wonder if the FBI did any follow up or investigation.

Vicente Duque said...

This is the gathering of the crop that Racist Hatred TV and Racist Hatred Radio have sown.

Thanks to Dee and the Arizonian for their fight for Human Dignity, Human Value and against Racism and Fascism.


Our common friend the "Indigenous Xicano" is in some lack of time for his Blog. And his Blog is of Superb Human and Literary Quality.

Here it is :

The Indigenous Xicano

Can we help ? - Or at least say something nice about the excellent efforts of such Wonderful Blogger. We should encourage him.

We can not lose the Xicano as Blogger. For Human Reasons and because he is of High Literary Quality.

I wrote to that excellent friend, the Xicano, that has helped me so much.

My note to Xicano :

I have read in your blog that you want to stop blogging. I beg you not to erase your blog :

"The Indigenous Xicano"

and in any case if you do not find the necessary time to continue your blog, then be assured that these pages of my blogs are open for your leading articles, or for any note from you.

And please, let me know of your articles on other blogs. We will visit them and probably link to them.

Our blogs are open to you, specially RACIALITY.COM, MILENIALS.COM and PROPHESIZING.COM that may be suitable to some of your interests. ( Murder, Racism, War, Torture, etc .. )

Your friend

Vicente Duque

pcorn54 said...

Add both of mine to the list also. He can have full access and privileges as can you and Dee

Vicente Duque said...

The Freak and Monster :

New TV Interview :

A Neighbor says that Dannie Baker was a Weird Guy, a Freak, Too Sticky and Adhesive, tyring to be Close and Intimate, She was scared of that guy

A Neighbor says that Dannie Baker was a Weird Guy, a Freak, Too Sticky and Adhesive, tyring to be Close and Intimate, She was scared of that guy

The Guy that killed two Chilean Students in Miramar Beach, Florida, and also injured other three students. Probably a Mentally Perturbed Man : Dannie Roy Baker, 60, self proclamied minister of a Christian Denomination and looking for the "dream girl" in Marriage Websites.

A TV Interview with a Lady that was scared of Dannie Baker before the shootings :

Crystal Lynn says that this guy approached her too much, and persected her a lot when she arrived in her car or opened her car. Until she finally became uncomfortable with that guy.

More information and links here :

Vicente Duque

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