Monday, January 10, 2011

Statement of the National Hispanic Media Coalition on the Heinous Shooting in Tucson, Arizona



PRESS RELEASE
January 10, 2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Tatiana Arizaga
(626) 792-6462
tarizaga@nhmc.org

Pasadena, CA. - The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is horrified by the senseless shooting rampage that occurred over the weekend in Tucson, Arizona. Our condolences and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

We are saddened that it takes a tragedy of this nature for the media and the public to notice that we have a serious problem in this country with extremist rhetoric and activities.

Indeed, this month marks the second anniversary of NHMC's call to action on hate speech in media, whereby NHMC made two requests: (1) that the Federal Communications Commission open a public docket to examine the extent and effects of hate speech in media, and non-regulatory options for counteracting the violence that extreme rhetoric breeds; and (2) that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration update its 1993 report, The Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crimes so that it may address the realities of how people communicate in the digital age. To date, the government has not acted upon our requests.

In the meantime, we have witnessed the horrific murders and maiming of countless victims, many of whom remain in the shadows. The government must act NOW so that it may understand the underlying reasons behind hate crimes and other acts of rhetoric-induced violence. Only with this understanding may it protect the people of this country, including our members of Congress, who must be able to interact safely with their constituents in their districts so that they may represent them on the Hill - a fundamental tenet of our democracy.

To learn more about NHMC's campaign against hate speech in media, please click here. If you would like to join our plea for government action, please visit http://www.nhmc.org/content/take-action.

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The National Hispanic Media Coalition is a non-profit, media advocacy organization established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to improve the image of American Latinos as portrayed by the media, increase the number of American Latinos employed in all facets of the media industry, and advocate for media and telecommunications policies that benefit the Latino community.
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2 comments:

Vicente Duque said...

The Squaring of the Circle and the Duplication of the Cube ( Ha Ha Ha ! ) :


Miami Hispanic Republican Conference - Free of Charge, Gratis, Kostenlos - Jeb Bush, Norm Coleman, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Scott, Lincoln Díaz-Balart, Luis Fortuño, Carlos Gutierrez - Roster of Politicians, Capitalists, Financiers

Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Miami, on Thursday, January 13 and 14, 2011 - Gathering of Republicans and Hispanics


Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is seeking the presidency, he has been an ardent advocate, supporter, adherent and backer of Arizona Racist Laws - However he is asking for the Latino Vote in Miami Florida.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
Former Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman
Florida Governor Rick Scott
Former U. S. House Representative Lincoln Díaz-Balart ( for Florida )
Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez
Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño

Board of Directors : Fred Malek from Thayer Capital Partners; Senators Norm Coleman and George Allen; Isaac Applbaum from Opus Capital; Maria Cino, expresident of Republican National Convention, Dylan Glenn from Guggenheim Advisors; Byden Gray, .


Diario de las Américas

Red de Acción Americana organiza conferencia en Miami
January 04, 2011

http://www.diariolasamericas.com/noticia/114212/red-de-acci%C3%B3n-americana-organiza-conferencia-en-miami

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Vicente Duque said...

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A Pima County jury convicted Shawna Forde today of two counts of first-degree murder in the May 30, 2009 deaths of Arivaca residents Raul Junior Flores and his 9-year-old daughter, Brisenia

Shawna Forde was founder and executive director of Minuteman American Defense ( MAD ) - There was never in History a better acronym for an organization.


Arizona Daily Star
Border killing garnered national attention
Forde convicted in killing of Arivaca man, daughter
By Kim Smith
February 14, 2011


http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/article_6ae561fe-386c-11e0-9555-001cc4c002e0.html

Some excerpts :

The jury also convicted Forde of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of Flores' wife, Gina Gonzalez, as well as related aggravated assault and robbery counts.

Gonzlez started crying as soon as the first guilty verdict, the killing of her daughter, was read just before noon in a packed courtroom at Pima County Superior Court.

The jury deliberated for seven hours over two days. Jurors will now be asked if the death penalty ought to be considered.

On the first day of the trial, which has gained national attention, Gonzalez testified her husband woke her to say the police were at the door. The woman at the door identified herself and the man with her as law enforcement officers looking for fugitives, Gonzalez said.

When her husband questioned the veracity of their story, Gonzalez said the gunman opened fire, shooting her husband and Gonzalez. As Gonzalez played dead on the floor, the gunman fired two bullets into their youngest daughter's head, despite the little girl's pleas.
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