Dem Rep Raul Grijalva is closing two district offices in Arizona after a man threatened to kill his staff over immigration, Grijalva spokesman Adam Sarvana confirms.
“Tuscon staff answered two calls,” Sarvana says. “It was the same guy. He threatened to blow everyone’s brains out in the Tuscon office.”
That wasn’t all. “He then said he was going to the border to shoot any Mexicans he was going to come across,” Sarvana says. “So there are police at the Tuscon office right now.” Sarvana adds that Grijalva is closing another office in Yuma as a precaution.
Sarvana adds that there have been no shortage of racist calls, too. “They’ve openly been pretty ugly,” he says. “One said, `Send that tortilla-eating wetback back to Mexico.’”
…and so, it begins.
I think this is typical from the Minuteman and other anti-immigration people. I grew up in California not far from the Arizona border; threatening to kill people is a pretty normal Pavlovian response for the angry white gun-toters. I think it’s the dry heat.
I lived in the Tucson area for most of my life and I don’t remember things getting near this crazy, ever. Then again, much of the anti-immigration hatred has escalated since I moved to another state in ‘94. Most of the state was always pretty conservative, but this is nearing violent hysteria. ~whyinthehell