Hate Crimes and Hate Talk Against Latinos. It is prevalent. As new Latino Blogs grow across the blogosphere, more and more Anonymous ANTIs spew their version of hate and attacks against the PRO-bloggers. Their mission? To stop PRO Bloggers from writing the truth about what is happening across America. I've had many Anonymous bloggers visit my blog and spew profane language and threats against me. I would love to allow unmoderated comments on my blogs, but a few of my anonymous bloggers prevent me from doing that. I have one particular Anonymous blogger that visits my site every day. He is particularly abusive. He is profane and abusive.
Why do I talk about this? The FBI is FINALLY coming down hard on abusive commenters. Last Friday, the FBI indicted Vincent B. Johnson, 60, of Brick New Jersey. Johnson wrote under his email identity of "Devilfish579." The Indictment, which was returned by a grand jury on Feb. 4 and unsealed on Feb. 5, 2010, alleges that between November 2006 and February 2009, Johnson, using the Internet username “Devilfish579,” repeatedly sent threatening e-mail communications to employees of the Latino Justice Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund; the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; the National Council of La Raza; the League of United Latin American Citizens; and the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders. The indictment further alleges that Johnson intended to place the victims in fear of bodily injury and that Johnson acted because the victims were aiding and encouraging persons of Latino descent to participate without discrimination in activities provided by the federal and state governments.
According to the Indictment, among multiple e-mails Johnson sent, in November 2006, he wrote “[d]o you have a last will and testament? If not, better get one real soon.” Additionally, in January 2007, Johnson sent two e-mails to the victims, stating “[o]ur guns are loaded and we will take you out as well whether by the courts or by true fire power” and “[i]f the idiots in the organizations which this e-mail is being copied to can’t fathom the serious nature of their actions, then they will be on the hit list just like any illegal alien...actually, they are already on the list.” In February 2007, he wrote “I am giving you fair warning that your presence and position is being tracked...you are dead meat...along with anyone else in your organization.” In September 2007, he sent two e-mails, in which he wrote “my preference would be to buy more ammunition to deal with the growing chaos created by the pro-illegal alien groups. RIP [names] who are not the friends of our democracy” and “[a]fter reading the article below can you give me simply one good reason why someone should not put a bullet between your eyes for your actions that are promoting lawlessness in this country?”
Reading devilfish's hate-filled threats makes my skin crawl. However, threats like these will NEVER deter me or other like minded PRO bloggers from writing the truth. My hope is that these racist, nativist, hate-filled commenters will learn somthing from this. Yes. We ALL do have the FREEDOM OF SPEECH. However, they will also learn we cannot and should not threaten anyone else nor should we use abusive/profane language or threats. My rights extend to the fingertips of those I disagree with.
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