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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Another Anti-immigrant Extremist Loses Seat

We reported last week about the defeat of Russel Pearce, Arizona State Senate President, self proclaimed "Tea Party President" and the mastermind behind Arizona’s racial profiling and anti-immigrant Senate Bill 1070.

It appears yet another anti-immigrant extremist has joined Pearce in losing thier seat. Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy gave up his bid for re-election after investigators found problems with his use of public money.  Levy's heir apparent, Republican Angie Carpenter, was handily defeated by her Democratic rival ending a decade of extremism and hate.

While in office, Levy built a reputation as one of the most notable anti-immigrant public officials in New York state. According to America's Voice,

"During Levy’s tenure, New York’s Suffolk County was something of a 21st century breeding ground for racial violence: Latino immigrants were routinely beaten, pelted with rocks, and spit at. They were harassed by police officers and racial epithets were scrawled on their homes. They were afraid to leave their houses and lived under constant threat of assault. High school students casually talked about “beaner jumping,” where attacks on Latino immigrants were treated as a common pastime. 
Huffington Post reported that
"In 2009, the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, said Suffolk County political leaders, including Levy, "fanned the flames" of racial hatred before the stabbing death of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero by a group of young white men."
Then County Executive Levy dismissed the murder of Marcelo Luceroas, stating it was a “one-day story”.

Elected officials around the nation promoting anti-immigrant and anti-Latino agendas have to be taking notice and wondering if they are next.  One thing for sure, Americans are sick, tired and disgusted with those promoting agendas of hate.  It is only a matter of time before they are run out of office, as well.

To read the full article by America's Voice, "Anti-Immigrant Extremist Steve Levy’s Seat Won By Democrat, Another Vote Against Excess" please link here


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