Fri 23 Jul, 2010 10:21 pm
Teresa Basset is suspected of compiling a list of 1300 Utah residents with Spanish sounding last names (at least some of them are not illegal immigrants). She was a computer specialist working for the state, until she was fired. Apparently (and ironically) releasing personal information from state databases is illegal.
This list included the name of over 100 minors. It listed phone numbers, addresses and social security numbers and due dates (because more Spanish babies is a real threat).
I can't wait until her address is published. (I would love to send her a card.)
This story keeps getting weirder.
Some heretofore unknown group called "Concerned Citizens of the United States" sent the letter. They should be called "Concerned Cowards of the United States", seeing as they sent the letter anonymously and have now scurried back into their dark little corners like cockroaches.
The cover letter for this, published by the NY Times is rather strange. After declaring that they are not a "gang", "militia" or "terrorists, they claim they made the list with their impressive group of "legal Mexican nationals" working for them to "infiltrate their social networks". Of course it is now clear that this is a lie.
Teresa Bassett claims she wasn't behind the list... but a new organization received earlier letters from her before that matched style and specific phrases to the note that was sent anonymously from this group... evidently she is one of the Concerned Cowards. The fact that no one else from the group is speaking up to back her up speaks volumes.
Several independent news organizations have confirmed that some of the people on the list are not here illegally. All of them have Spanish sounding names...
Why are law-breaking bigots such big cowards?
Thank you Mame. Do you have her Social Security number?