Friday, December 02, 2005

The Empire Strikes Back

This comes courtesy of Cal S. Anyone who becomes a threat to the Powers-That-Be or their effort to dissolve the borders of this country by taking direct action and making headway is now clearly a target. Note the involvement of the superwealthy "Southern Poverty Law Center."

> Man fighting for closed borders loses battle
>
> 08:55 PM Mountain Standard Time on Wednesday, November 30, 2005
>
> By Mike Watkiss / 3TV reporter

>
>
> Casey Nethercott, 38, founded the anti-immigration group, Ranch Rescue.
>
> "If I had my way, I'd put a concrete wall down the border, put gun powder
> on it and say, 'America is closed,'" Nethercott said.
>
> Some people call Nethercott an American hero, a patriot wronged by the
> country that he loves.
>
> "He's a hero. My son is a good man," said Nethercott's mother, Margaret.
> "He would never, ever hurt anyone."
>
> "I can't help that I'm 250 pounds," Nethercott said. "I can't help the
> way my eyes look. Or that I lift weights. But I'm not a criminal."
>
> Nethercott sits today in a Texas prison because there are others who say
> he is a criminal. A law-breaking vigilante.
>
> "[The government] is lying to you," Nethercott said. "The borders are
> wide open and, damn it, something is going to happen."
>
> Nethercott, a one-time bounty hunter, has made it his business to try to
> curb illegal immigration by starting an armed militia group on his
> 70-acre ranch near Douglas, Texas.
>
> He would tell reporters that he and men were willing to step in where the
> government had failed. He said he'd use machine guns to monitor the
> border.
>
> In early 2003, Nethercott, and a couple of men from Ranch Rescue,
> detained and allegedly abused two illegal immigrants.
>
> Nethercott allegedly detained the immigrants, Fatima Leiva and Edwin
> Mancia, both Salvadorans, as they were crossing the border near
> Hebbronville, Texas.
>
> "The one guy was dehydrated so I gave him water," Nethercott said. "I gave
> his girlfriend some power bars and it was two miles from the end of the
> property so we drove 'em off the property."
>
> But the couple says Nethercott threatened them both and pistol-whipped
> Mancia.
>
> "I never even had a gun with me that night. They're absolutely lying
> about it," Nethercott said.
>
> Nethercott was charged with assault and while Texas jury deadlocked on
> that charge, Nethercott, who is a convicted felon, was found guilty of
> possessing a weapon and thrown into prison.
>
> The couple, with the help of the Southern Poverty Law Center, sued
> Nethercott. And a judge recently awarded the couple Nethercott's 70-acre
> ranch near Douglas, Texas.
>
> "What they did is they waited until I was in jail," Nethercott said. "And
> then they sued me with a default judgment. I'm in jail, I couldn't show
> up for court."
>
> Nethercott claims that all he did was detain the couple until border
> agents could arrive.
>
> He says that when agents didn't show, the immigrants were released.
>
> "If he was not found guilty of that, how could they take his ranch? We
> work so hard for this country and they're giving it away to anybody who
> wants to come in," Margaret said.
>
> "America right now is more concerned about their SUVs and their cell
> phones," Nethercott said. "They aren't watching their country being
> eroded out from under them."
>
> Fatima Leiva and Edwin Mancia refused an interview for this story.
>
> Nethercott is serving 5 years on the weapons violation.
>
>
> http://www.azfamily.com/perl/common/rssredir.pl?page=http://www.azfamily.
> com/news/local/stories/KTVKLNews20051130.2794ad9d.html

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