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Day labor battle brewing: Minutemen, Casa of Maryland set stage for showdown in Takoma Park
Gazette.net ^ | February 22, 2006 | Sean Sands

Posted on 02/24/2006 12:23:08 PM PST by tgslTakoma

An organization trying to stop illegal immigration started work in the downcounty last week, photographing contractors who pick up day laborers in Wheaton and making plans to expand to Silver Spring and Takoma Park.

And while Stephen Schreiman, president of the Maryland chapter of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, said his group would work covertly for the time being, Casa of Maryland, a workers’ rights group that runs day laborer centers in Silver Spring, Wheaton and Takoma Park, said it would take the opposite approach...

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‘‘We are going to target them in a specific way,” said Executive Director Gustavo Torres. Casa representatives will go out with cameras and video cameras to record the Minutemen, but that will only be the first step, he said.

‘‘Then we are going to picket their houses, and the schools of their kids, and go to their work,” Torres said.

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‘‘In this area, the commercial sector hasn’t been harmed in the sense of people being deprived from work because of the day laborers being here,” he (Erwin Mack, Takoma-Langley Crossroads Development Authority) said. ‘‘Consequently, while there are issues with their right to be in the United States, that’s not what we’re concerned about. We’re concerned that they wait in an area that doesn’t hurt our commercial properties.”

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Schreiman said his group plans to turn its findings over to local and state law enforcement, though he said he was not aware of Takoma Park’s status as a Sanctuary City. Takoma Park law prohibits any employee, including its police officers, from assisting or cooperating with federal investigations or arrests related to immigration issues.

‘‘That’s blatantly a criminal act as far as I’m concerned,” Schreiman said. ‘‘That means they’re aiding and abetting the transport and hiring of illegals, if they refuse to cooperate.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aliens; casademaryland; daylaborers; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; takomapark
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So how does Casa de Maryland plan to find out where the Minutemen's kids go to school?

The only way I can figure is that Casa will have people following the children as they walk to school.

I wonder if Takoma Park Police will go after the Casa people who are stalking young children?

1 posted on 02/24/2006 12:23:12 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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‘‘Then we are going to picket their houses, and the schools of their kids, and go to their work,” Torres said.

How wonnerful.

2 posted on 02/24/2006 12:26:12 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: tgslTakoma

Just shout "Los Federales" and watch 'em scatter.


3 posted on 02/24/2006 12:26:51 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (I grew up in a slum, when I got to college it had become a "ghetto".)
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To: tgslTakoma

"Casa of Maryland" is an affiliate of la raza.


4 posted on 02/24/2006 12:30:02 PM PST by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: monkeywrench
And majority-funded by Montgomery County taxpayers' dollars, too
5 posted on 02/24/2006 12:32:55 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

What's with this 'sanctuary city' nonsense? I've never heard of such a thing! What good are the police if not to be able to assist in fed investigations?! Outlandish!


6 posted on 02/24/2006 12:36:50 PM PST by Froufrou
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To: tgslTakoma

Why not contact Senor Gustavo Torres himself, and let him know what you think?

Casa of Maryland Inc.
310 Tulip Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912-4339

(301)-270-7471 (voice)
(301)-270-8659 (fax)


7 posted on 02/24/2006 12:36:56 PM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: tgslTakoma

I think when they picket their houses they should be met by some armed Americans who ain't going to take it anymore. Threats against children are obscene. Perhaps these folks are also child molesters and pediphiles?


8 posted on 02/24/2006 12:37:51 PM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: TXBubba

This is suburban Maryland. One of the "guns are evil" nexus in the US.


9 posted on 02/24/2006 12:40:19 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: TXBubba
Perhaps these folks are also child molesters and pedophiles?

No way of knowing for sure.

Nobody within our local governments seems to even care to find out whether they are in this country legally.

If we knew their immigrant status then we could check their background for criminal records. But around here (in Takoma Park and Montgomery County, MD), everybody wants to give 'em great big hugs, free education, free meals, rent assistance... they don't care if they may be criminals.

10 posted on 02/24/2006 12:44:33 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Sorry to hear that. But do they think child molesters are okay? Perhaps folks should ask the mayor that question when they call? To threaten children should be a big red flag...perhaps it is only their spokesperson, but who knows.


11 posted on 02/24/2006 12:44:58 PM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: tgslTakoma

Totally understand. You know we have those folks here in Texas also.


12 posted on 02/24/2006 12:46:11 PM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: tgslTakoma
‘‘Then we are going to picket their houses, and the schools of their kids, and go to their work,” Torres said.

Trust me Mr. Torres, that is NOT a good idea.

5.56mm

13 posted on 02/24/2006 12:48:32 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: tgslTakoma

Takoma Park is filled with crazy liberals. They are always coming up with some Loonie idea or another.


14 posted on 02/24/2006 12:52:50 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Tijeras_Slim

It's even worse than the rest of suburban Maryland. I think dope smoking there is required by law.


15 posted on 02/24/2006 12:54:12 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: tgslTakoma
Casa will have people following the children as they walk to school.

That is called stalking, and the first police officer that sympathizes with the MM will use it. I hope.

16 posted on 02/24/2006 12:54:28 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (My pug is on her war footing.)
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To: tgslTakoma; Brad's Gramma; HiJinx; gubamyster; hgummer; vrwc0915; B4Ranch; Squantos; Mulder

Where I come from, this is a declaration of war. Threatening our children is completely out of line, even for the criminal alien lobby. I wonder if the Quisling Brigade will come around to defend these disgusting threats by criminal aliens?


17 posted on 02/24/2006 1:20:37 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Mikey_1962

No, if you shout "Los Federales," they tell you to go F yourself, and give you the finger. They know better.


18 posted on 02/24/2006 1:21:28 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: M Kehoe; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; antisocial; archy; backhoe; Badray; Bernard Marx; B4Ranch; ...

CW2

Ping


19 posted on 02/24/2006 1:23:57 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee
Harm one hair on my child's head you would be better off to have a millstone round you neck and cast to sea because that would be a quicker way to go

I have a rule you make my child cry, I will make you cry!

I can just feel it: the economy, tension in the air, we have a huge powderkeg and lots of people are juggling matches

20 posted on 02/24/2006 1:27:43 PM PST by vrwc0915 ("Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants,)
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To: Travis McGee
A rumor went through our manufacturing plant that Los Federales were going to visit manana; we had 50% absenteeism.
21 posted on 02/24/2006 1:29:11 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (I grew up in a slum, when I got to college it had become a "ghetto".)
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To: Travis McGee

There is certainly becoming a two sided monster, one for American law and one against. Unfortunately, many who benefit from illegal labor are Americans.


22 posted on 02/24/2006 1:36:07 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: Travis McGee
Threatening our children is completely out of line, even for the criminal alien lobby.

Bump that, Travis.

23 posted on 02/24/2006 1:37:08 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: CodeToad
Unfortunately, many who benefit from illegal labor are Americans.

Quisling: a synonym for traitor, someone who collaborates with the invaders of his country.

24 posted on 02/24/2006 1:38:15 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Mikey_1962

Did they pack up and return to their countries of origin when they realized it was a false alarm, or did they return to work?


25 posted on 02/24/2006 1:39:21 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: TXBubba; All

http://www.familywatchdog.us/


Bookmark it for future reference, if you haven't already.


26 posted on 02/24/2006 1:41:15 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Froufrou
"What's with this 'sanctuary city' nonsense? I've never heard of such a thing! "

Sanctuary city???? Hmmmmm... Betcha a dollar that San Francisco is one too. *-)

27 posted on 02/24/2006 1:56:13 PM PST by Ex-expromissor (Know Your Enemy)
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To: Ex-expromissor; Froufrou

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=sanctuary+city%2C+illegals&btnG=Google+Search There's alot out there on them.


28 posted on 02/24/2006 2:00:48 PM PST by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: tgslTakoma; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; antisocial; archy; backhoe; Badray; Bernard Marx; ...
Gustavo Torres, CASA of Maryland, Inc., Takoma Park, MD

Gustavo Torres, Executive Director CASA of Maryland, Inc., 310 Tulip Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912 (This is CASA's public address, not Torres' home address)

Phone: (301) 270-0419, Fax: (301) 270-8659,

Email: yotagri@aol.com He's not only leading the invasion, he's damned ungrateful to America as well:

"He is angry at United States government intervention in Central and South American countries and at government repression within those countries. “In Colombia, I suffered political persecution as a result of my involvement with unions and the student movement. Just two months after I fled Colombia in 1987, my brother was murdered by the paramilitary forces.” Torres is also angered by what he considers the uneven playing field for immigrants. -snip- He has also forged relationships with key government figures. Partly as a consequence of this alliance building, CASA receives a steady stream of government funding. “Equally importantly, the political leadership in Maryland looks to Gustavo for advice on critical issues confronting the Latino community,” observes Pérez.

29 posted on 02/24/2006 2:01:00 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: tgslTakoma

The authorities will do nothing about these threats to the Minutemens' families.


30 posted on 02/24/2006 2:06:08 PM PST by Buffettfan
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To: monkeywrench
Yep... Thanks. Just like I thought, S.F. made the list...
31 posted on 02/24/2006 2:08:09 PM PST by Ex-expromissor (Know Your Enemy)
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To: sgtbono2002

Takoma Park is also the deranged hippie sanctuary of Maryland. It declared itself a nuclear-free zone a long time ago.


32 posted on 02/24/2006 2:20:09 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: tgslTakoma

"Takoma Park law prohibits any employee, including its police officers, from assisting or cooperating with federal investigations or arrests related to immigration issues."

Excuse me, but didn't some of the States refuse to comply with Federal integration orders? And didn't that result in the Federal Government sending in Federal marshalls and troops?


33 posted on 02/24/2006 2:23:55 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: tgslTakoma
Good afternoon.

If anything is going to light the fuse, this would be it.

Michael Frazier
34 posted on 02/24/2006 2:26:18 PM PST by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: brazzaville

C-29


35 posted on 02/24/2006 2:28:33 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee

bump .. thanks


36 posted on 02/24/2006 2:46:07 PM PST by Centurion2000 (To desire an end is to desire the means to achieve it, else you really didn't want it.)
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To: Travis McGee
The next time these fools hold a rally in my area I'm going to rent a panel van from Enterprise. It's going to be dark green.

I'm going to purchase a couple of magnetic signs that say:

I.C.E. on them in big block letters.

Then I'm going to put those signs on both sides of that rented van. Me and some pals are just going to stand around in navy pants and golf shirts taking pics, talking into little Motorola radios, and writing down license plate numbers. To complete the effect, we're all going to wear dark sunglasses.

I'll bet we can bust up their little rally inside of 15 minutes. Should be a real hoot.

L

37 posted on 02/24/2006 2:52:07 PM PST by Lurker (In God I trust. Everybody else shows me their hands.)
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To: Froufrou

Hey, I could start a sanctuary city for bank robbers...For a fee, of course...


38 posted on 02/24/2006 3:14:30 PM PST by Iscool (Start your own revolution by voting for the candidates the media (and gov't) tells you cannot win.)
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To: Travis McGee
Where I come from, this is a declaration of war. Threatening our children is completely out of line, even for the criminal alien lobby

One of the more wonderful aspects of "multiculturism" is that other cultures don't draw the line at threatening another man's home or family.

Expect to see more of this as the invasion continues.

39 posted on 02/24/2006 3:39:56 PM PST by Mulder (ďThe spirit of resistance is so valuable, that I wish it to be always kept alive" Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Travis McGee

I wonder if the Quisling Brigade will come around to defend these disgusting threats by criminal aliens?



17 posted on 02/24/2006 1:20:37 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)

They will.


40 posted on 02/24/2006 4:29:57 PM PST by sport
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To: Mulder

Exactly. South of the border, kidnapping children on the way home from school is routine, for example.


41 posted on 02/24/2006 7:35:12 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; ..
Apparently Chris Core, the morning radio host on WMAL talked about this on his show today. I didn't hear the show, but it seems that Chris doesn't like the idea that his tax money is being used for the Casa de Maryland gang to threaten citizens and stalk their children.

He's upset enough about it that he has made it easy for his listeners to contact the Montgomery County Council.

Have at it, folks!

Here's what you need to know, from WMAL AM630's website:

Speak Out!!!!

Tired of Montgomery County funding Casa de Maryland, as Chris discussed Friday morning? Click HERE to contact the Montgomery County Council to let them know how you feel.


You can also listen to previous day's radio shows on-demand, by clicking on this link. They only have a one week, rolling archive, so if you want to hear today's show you'll need to do it before next Friday.

42 posted on 02/24/2006 8:15:12 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

Thanks and a BTTT


43 posted on 02/24/2006 8:30:45 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: tgslTakoma

stalking children or threatening to is evil.


44 posted on 02/24/2006 8:40:33 PM PST by Landry Fan (Look out, Germany. The Cindy freak show is coming.)
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To: sgtbono2002

remember in the 80's when Takoma Park became a "nuclear free zone????" they're nuts over there!


45 posted on 02/24/2006 8:41:28 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: tgslTakoma

The things we allow in the defense of "rights" is way out of hand!


46 posted on 02/24/2006 8:44:50 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: tgslTakoma

bttt


47 posted on 02/24/2006 9:08:57 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I've lived in suburban Maryland, Montgomery Kounty, for the past 6 years. They are a strange breed.

Although most identify with the libs because their pay check comes from the Feds or because they are Jews who feel its their duty to vote liberal, they have a weird conservative bent. ( I suspect living with a sniper helped.)

I think they won't tolerate this too long. They are a population that, if push comes to shove, they will react, especially if Casa starts terrorizing children. Not Acceptable.

Just wish more of them would wake up post 9-11 and realize it's to time to push like the dickens.

48 posted on 02/24/2006 10:54:31 PM PST by lizma
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To: Froufrou
What good are the police if not to be able to assist in fed investigations?!

Well, I'm sure they can ticket you for not wearing a seatbelt and make sure you don't smoke anywhere.

49 posted on 02/24/2006 11:14:41 PM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: lizma

Grew up there in the 70's and 80's, moved west in 1992. It just seems to have gone mad since. Plus from a distance, you realize how strange multi-generational government employee families are.


50 posted on 02/25/2006 5:45:24 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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