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This week, we reported how Kansas State Representative Virgil Peck suggested shooting immigrants from helicopters as a way to control the border. It’s pretty hard to believe, but he said it:
“It looks like to me if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works maybe we have found a [solution] to our illegal immigration problem.”
Regardless of your views on immigration reform, we can all agree that hate speech like this from supposedly responsible leaders is reprehensible. The normalization of hate is no laughing matter – and the incitement of mass murder is against the law.
That’s why we’re calling on the US Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate whether Rep. Peck’s call for the mass murder of immigrants violates federal law prohibiting the incitement of domestic terrorism and genocide, and whether his targeting individuals based on their race or national origin violate civil rights laws.
To add your name to the petition, click here. Hate crimes against Latinos and immigrants are on the rise, and it’s time we hold politicians responsible for their actions.