Now Clayton Cramer has found a
law professor (Stephen Bainbridge, "pro-immigration,
legal or otherwise.") who
can`t tell the difference between the passive
observation, no contact policy of the Minutemen, and
the violence inherent in the
idea of vigilantism.
Thomas Sowell`s latest column is
`Vigilantes` on the border?
some Americans living near the border in Arizona
organized themselves to watch that border and report on
people crossing it illegally, the media immediately
demonized them as "vigilantes," even though these
observers used no violence and inflicted no punishment."
How strict was the no contact
policy of the Minutemen? Look at
this case, where a man was asked to leave the
Minutemen for the following actions:
He approached a border
jumper, gave him, milk, cereal, $20.00 in cash, and a
t-shirt that said "—caught
me crossing the border and all I got was this lousy
T-shirt." This is vigilantism?