It's widely known that Donald Trump's angry comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists and horrible people generally are false. Recent immigrants, including undocumented ones, are actually factually less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans.
And this comports with what you we see in front of us in America. Immigrant families are pretty much like the rest of us, except they are immigrants. Oops. I forgot. Most of us are immigrants too. Oh well.
But the facts about immigrant crime did not stop Trump, and, closer to him, they didn't stop Derrick Wilburn, the elected vice chair of the Colorado Republican Party and the founder of American Conservatives of Color, from polluting his Facebook page with
mean bigoted comments about Hispanics.
Earlier this month, Wilburn suggested that his Facebook friends "take a look" at Los Angeles' "Most Wanted" list, so they can see all the Hispanics.
Wilburn: Ann Coulter and Geraldo just got into it on "The Kelly File." Ann told Geraldo to look at the LA "Most Wanted" and say illegals don't commit most of the crimes. Here is the LA "Most Wanted" ...take a look for yourself...I had a hard time finding one name that wasn't Hispanic.
Who cares about real crime data when you can look at the "Most Wanted" list in Los Angeles, find people who appear to be Hispanic, and then apparently agree with Ann Coulter that undocumented immigrants commit most of the crimes?
Wilburn's post continues: Granted we don't know which if any of those are illegal, but, combine this with the beautiful young woman who was walking along with her family on a pier in San Francisco yesterday when a (Hispanic) man comes up behind her and SHOOTS HER IN THE BACK! In broad daylight. She was with her family, her father desperately tried to revive & save her life but was unsuccessful.
No matter where you are on the Obama supporter/Obama detractor spectrum - why do we want this? How does this president's determination to reward any & everyone illegally in our nation with full citizenship status (not to mention access to welfare, IRS tax 'refunds' [even tho they've paid no income taxes], cell phones, housing credits, medical care, etc., etc.) benefit the American citizens? And if it doesn't, then why does our chief elected *representative* want to do it so badly?
To Wilburn's credit, he'll usually discuss his outrageous Facebook posts with me, but this time family obligations understandably prevented him from talking to me. So we have to let his Facebook post speak for itself in this case.
And what it says is, "I'm mad, and I'm going to act like a bigot. And I don't don't care." If you think there's a different way to interpret this, please let e know.
Correction: This post originally stated that Coulter was referring to most crimes in America. Wilburn believes she was referring to most crimes in LA County.