I just ran across a post from the “Immigration Watchdog” blog showing a video from the other side of last Sundays anti-immigrant/Minuteman protests, where a senior citizen was allegedly attacked:
Susan was hit in the chest by an unopened Coke can. It was thrown at her from a window above the sidewalk while Susan and other American citizens were marching along the sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles.
Off camera, we hear the interviewer comment: “I’ve been attacked. I know a lot of people who’ve been attacked by these so called nice illegal aliens.”
The video is bookended with sappy music by Enya and closing titles that read “Join an anti-illegal immigration group. The life you save may be your own.”
This is probably not the best time to argue the whole “innocent until proven guilty” thing, but who’s to say this was an illegal immigrant who threw the can at Susan? But more importantly, one thug shouldn’t cast the whole pro-immigrant crowd as violent criminals, any more or less than some bigoted racists should paint everyone opposed to illegal immigrants as modern day Klansmen.
Still, whoever would attack an senior citizen (or anyone for that matter) based on their beliefs deserves to be punished vigilantly and banished from society.