According to Local officials talk over Minutemen strategies, reported by the Houston Chronicle, Houston “immigration rights organizations have announced that they will form an organization to counteract” the activities of the Minutemen in our city.
And so, the Minutemen are on their way to Houston… and Houstonians, for the most part, are not happy.
They are going to do what the police have stopped doing: photograph day laborers.
I don’t get it. Wouldn’t a more productive use of their time (and the police department’s time, for that matter) be to photograph the activities of registered sex offenders? How about the hookers lining Telephone Road? The parking lots of nightclubs to catch drunk drivers?
I don’t get it. Why aren’t more people outraged at this? What’s next? Can we expect to see a group of concerned citizens photographing black men walking down the street (alone or in groups) on the likelihood that they’re probably committing a crime? Yeah… like the city wouldn’t burn before that was allowed to happen.
Can we expect to see groups of concerned citizens photographing gay men on the expected likelihood that they may also be… OK. Even I won’t there. But I am right that those activities wouldn’t be condoned, even by silence.
How can reasonable people stand around and watch our civil liberties, the things that make this country what it is, slowly and purposely be taken away and say nothing? Worse, how can they bring themselves to help (by support, word or action)?
We are going to hell in a handbasket and all people can seem to ask is: what do I wear?