Thursday, April 07, 2005
The Minuteman Project has claimed its first victim on the U.S.-Mexico border this week. The victim told authorities of his harrowing ordeal while being held by the vigilante group:
Carol Capas, a sheriff's office spokeswoman, said the 26-year-old man from
Obregon, Mexico, told agents he was physically restrained and forced to hold
a shirt while his picture was taken and he was videotaped.
The shirt read: "Bryan Barton caught an illegal alien and all I got was
Barton, who is from California, told agents that he and the other two
volunteers waived the man over to them, offered the immigrant
food and water, and gave him the T-shirt and money before the Border Patrol
Ha ha ha! Maybe he should bring a claim in the International Criminal Court! If that doesn't work, he can always sue Barton and the US government for a million dollars--the courts would be foolish enough to let him win.