We are going to see more of this, as the right-wing’s xenophobic rhetoric escalates, and, no doubt, they will see no connection between conduct like this and news stories like the one below:
A federal grand jury in Salt Lake City returned a two-count indictment Wednesday which was unsealed late Thursday, charging three men with violations of federal civil rights laws in connection with alleged attacks on two individuals, a Mexican-American male and an individual of Native-American heritage. The indictment alleges the attacks took place in furtherance of a conspiracy to make “non-white” residents afraid to appear in public, live or work in Salt Lake City.
In furtherance of the objectives of the conspiracy, the indictment alleges that on Dec. 31, 2002, Walker, Massey and Egbert assaulted a Mexican-American male in a Salt Lake City bar because of his national origin causing bodily injury.
The indictment also alleges that Massey and another person threatened and assaulted an individual of Native-American heritage on March 15, 2003, outside another Salt Lake City bar.