Minutemen little scary for resident


In response to Kim Lawrence’s letter (Aug. 1), have you been to southeastern Arizona and seen what the “Minutemen” do here?

I currently live in Tucson (formerly from Sweet Home), and have seen first-hand how these so-called border protectors act. First of all, how scary is it to be driving down the highway and all of a sudden you see a group of old retirees sleeping by their trucks or under a mesquite tree, loaded with semi-automatic rifles and pistols?

I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with being old, retired, or having guns, but the combination of all these factors along with hatred and sometimes downright racism makes me think of being in backwoods Alabama in the 1930s seeing a bunch of white hoods, burning crosses, and nooses. There is absolutely no difference!

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it sounds to me like you are very proud of your husband being a part of the modern day KKK. I’m not saying that I approve of illegal immigration. In fact I’m against it. However, there are better ways to solve the problem then donning our hoods and grabbing our ropes.

There is one more thing that I must say, unfortunately, and that is that I do agree with you in one aspect. Everyone in the Border Patrol should be fired, but that’s where our similarities end.

Nicholas L Grabeel

Tucson, Ariz.