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Stillmore: The Crider/SPLC/MSM plantation

Dahleen Glanton of the Chicago Tribune offers no less than four (and maybe more) articles about September's ICE raid of the Crider Poultry plant in Stillmore, Georgia. The raid resulted in hundreds of illegal aliens leaving the city, and that resulted in pro-illegal immigration propaganda from Russ Bynum of the AP, Reason Magazine, and Patrik Jonsson of the CSM, as well as a lawsuit from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a group indirectly linked to the Mexican government.

The Glanton article that should read before the others is "New hires, most black, find a grim daily grind". Not only does that reveal more about Crider and the city than the previous articles, it also makes some of Glanton's other coverage a bit questionable:
Crider officials are scrambling to find workers. Over the last decade, the company gradually replaced African-American employees with Hispanics. Now the company has again turned to blacks and anyone else it can find, including about 40 felons from a detention center and 30 homeless men from a mission, to keep running...

[An unemployed welder from Douglas 100 miles away describes how a recruiter hired him to work at the plant:] "He said they had rooms for us and I was thinking at least a Holiday Inn. But when I got here, it was a different story."

The man who hired him was a private contractor, and the free room turned out to be in barracks owned by Crider. Inside the filthy two-bedroom units, men and women sleep on mattresses on the floor and toilets overflow. Crider officials said they plan to shut the barracks.

The barracks used to be filled with illegal immigrants. Now the tenants are all African-Americans. "When we pulled in here, I felt like I would be used and discriminated against," Stanford said. "I felt degraded. I've never lived like this and I can't wait to get out."
Why would anyone support such living and working conditions? Yet, that's exactly what those who've taken Crider's side in this matter are doing: Russ Bynum of the AP, Reason Magazine, Patrik Jonsson of the CSM, and the SPLC are all implicitly supporting those "filthy" barracks.

The article "Raid exposes ethnic fault lines" informs us that the town had to raise $1 million for a new sewer system to deal with the influx of illegal aliens, a subsidy that Reason Magazine should be especially proud of implicitly supporting.

The article "For immigrants, raid dims hope for a better life" doesn't mention the "filthy" barracks described in the first article.

Finally, the article "Raid stirs aid effort as lawsuit seeks relief" has more on the suit:
...Last month, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit against the federal government on behalf of five Hispanic U.S. citizens who said they were harassed during the raid. The suit seeks monetary damages and a court order preventing future raids in the U.S.

...Another plaintiff, David Robinson, 48, earned $115,000 a year renting trailers to Crider's immigrant workers. Since the raid, his income has been cut in half. Robinson, who is white, was so enraged by the raid that he flew an American flag upside down on his property for a week.

In his view, he has done nothing wrong.

"I suspected they were illegal, but there is no way to know for sure," said Robinson. "When they go to Wal-Mart, nobody tries to find out if they are legal before they sell to them. I'm just providing a service."

Immigration · Tue, 12/12/2006 - 04:29 · Importance: 4

Tue, 12/12/2006 - 10:20
Fred Dawes

David Robinson maybe white but he is a total mexican government lover, he is what this nation has become full of pigs who hate this nation and love the drug dealers and killers just like our so called congress.
he is a hero to all the third world reds, but the funny thing about this is someday he will be living in a third world hell and i don't think his money makers the mexican, third world people will love him.

but isn't that what treason is? someday he and his kids will be living in some mexican oligarhies trailer with rent that he can never pay and working for mexico city, his kids will all be inside some third world prison system, but why isn't he useing the mexican flag to show his love of his money? and hate of this once great nation that is now under the drug dealers of the third world. see IRS And $300,000 and more that disappeared from your tax dollars.

Tue, 12/12/2006 - 08:08
Jeebie

Ya gotta love this guy, Robinson. Should be president of the chamber of commerce. "I suspected they were (criminals)..." Who cares if they are suicide bombers, or bringing in a little anthrax, heroin or meth? Just so long as someone makes a buck. You guys are all slime of the lowest order. Hope the judge tosses them all out on the sidewalk, SPLC first.