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Franklin Sain, accused of racist threats against gun-control backer, should be fired, says NAACP


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Joe Salazar.
In addition to the slurs aimed at Fields, Harris Lytle mentions the reaction to Representative Joe Salazar's comments about guns on college campuses, which critics saw as suggesting that young women are so jittery that they might shoot innocent people by accident; Salazar immediately apologized for the remarks and refuted this interpretation.

She also mentions a statement made to 7News by Senator Jessie Ulibarri in the context of the station's reporting about Fields and Sain.

"Over the course of this last week, I've received death threats. I've received rape threats against my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter and other members of my family, because I'm standing up against gun violence," Ulibarri said.

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Jessie Ulibarri.
In Harris Lytle's words, "we're critically concerned about the targeting of these threats to legislators, which have become racialized, sexualized and genderized, depending on who it is. The Colorado legislature has a new contingent of black and brown and openly gay leadership. It's a historically progressive state legislature, and we fear that unless there is some real community concern and some real community dialogue, they're not going to be able to do their job effectively.

"We think what happened to Representative Fields should be investigated and prosecuted as a hate crime, because of the language and the threats based on race and gender -- and the same kind of threats were directed at Representative Ulibarri's daughter."

Harris Lytle is disturbed by "how quickly we've come to this sad state of affairs. We're only two months into the state legislature, and we've got this new, historic team of black, brown, female, openly gay, progressive legislators. We've got to ask ourselves: Will we insure the safety and decorum of these people we've elected to do this job?"

Look below to see the NAACP statement and the arrest affidavit for Franklin Sain.


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Mozart99
Mozart99

Pending resolution of his case, his guns should be taken from him. How will all his supporters here feel if he turns out to be a dylan klebold, adam lanza or sung hui-cho or james holmes? this is a different time.

MisterAK47
MisterAK47

I think Sain's a HERO, as 'We the People' NEED to STRIKE DOWN CRAP by MORONS like Rhonda Fields whose SON was a Gang Member & SNITCHED on his 'Homies' & then gets WASTED by a Gun - so she BLAMES GUNS for her son's misdeeds because she RAISED a Gang Member & NOW WANTS 'Law-Abiding Gun Owners' to PAY for the SINS of her SON & the VIOLENT Drug Dealers who SELL ILLEGAL Drugs to Democrats - which is the #1 cause of Gun Violence in the USA & MEXICO - next to Barack Obama who HANDS OUT AK-47's like Candy to the Cartels & his Al Qaeda 'homies' !!!

Mozart99
Mozart99

The Aurora shooter was not committed to an institution or arrested because his threats were not made to a named person. This fellow directed his threats to a named person. He should not be out on the street. What if he kills someone or multiple persons. Once again it will have to be said we were warned about a potential shooting/shooter.

Mozart99
Mozart99

No sweat. He can get a job at the Onion. 

11er
11er

sain must be MAD . why all the nig words? that is bull. i know black women who are not for gun control. so his dumb ass racist rant is out of place. i bet Colorado kkk rejected his retarded a$$

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

So typical that Gun Nuts are ignorant lowlife White Trash Racists ... another NRA poster boy.

"The gubmint kin have mah guns when they pry them from mah cold, dead, nigger-hating hands"


CloudGang
CloudGang

What the fuck are these fools talking about under me?

simply put....Americans on American land have the right to say whatever the fuck we want.

I have sympathy for innocent victims although I can not say the same for any body trying to or violating my bill of rights.

As for men should never hit women...that feminist value, is what fucked the schools up. Nothing like putting one gender above the other right one leg? Are you one of the guys that would mob a man down with street justice because he defends himself against a medicated woman who keeps attacking him? Shiiiiiiiiit. The domestic violence racketeers need white nights like you.

If any female assaulted me I will upper cut her ass, fellas you are NOT immune http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=kbRYTLzkd04

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Dudes who pick on women are PUSSIES !!!

Race hasn't SHIT to do w/ this,  really ....

I'd mind my own if I overheard a man calling a woman a," Bitch . " ( She probably was being one . Who am I to decide ? ) I'm making INSTANT steel-crutch to head CONTACT if he lays a hand on her . I don't have to know the cpl either . I'm not sure where but the bible must say, " Men don't hit women ! "   Somewhere in one of the f'n testaments ! It covers about everything else ....

CloudGang
CloudGang

Because telling someone how you feel is harassment.

People's feelings are more important than truth.

EZD41
EZD41

@2006KLID Well they should be in favor of some type of gun control. 2 amendment is not being threatened. I'm a gun owner in favor of some guns rules. Everything else has rules.  

Ryan13
Ryan13

@DonkeyHotay It's funny that you use a Charlton Heston quote, when he marched with the NAACP LONG before Hollywood found it acceptable.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@Juan_Leg I'm not too fond of gun grabbers either. Maybe bureaucrats and politicians shouldn't "pick on" the public, lest they get a dose of self-defense.

That said, threats and (especially racist) epithets only make it clear that assholes like Sain are likely to be that guy they're afraid of.

By the way, Fields is one of the authoritarians behind the 5ng DUID bill. :-/

veaseylover
veaseylover

@CloudGang So hoping these women die and call them C@@t N@@gers is somehow, the truth? Praising the shooting of another individual and hoping they get raped, that should be okay right? What  a stupid person you are. 

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Cognitive_Dissident  You know me as being on the liberal side of most things & not a big fan of guns on any scale . Even I would disagree w/ a 5mg limit . Many hunters are way too drunk to shoot & kill a defenseless animal in under five tries anyway ...

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@veaseylover @CloudGang Point is, it's not a threat or harassment. It's an angry person being exceptionally rude in contacting an elected official about current legislative business. 

What a stupid person you are, falling for such propaganda! Sain's received his correct punishment--he's been outed for the asshole he is.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Cognitive_Dissident  He took it way too far & will now fly solo as the ENDLESS bandwagons FILL w/ HATERS w/ their racist HATING GOD IN TOW !!!

Come on now already ! We know this dude is a piece of shit but we don't need nor deserve the racial card so easily being used as a representative of more than the writer's intentions .

"As a cripple, I can understand the pain, the daily suffering ......

LOL !!!  I'm unable to finish w/o falling outta' my chair in laughter !

tye7
tye7

@CloudGang @tye7 @Cognitive_Dissident  I understand what you are saying but it IS against the law to send a note saying "Im coming for you" when you send it to a public servant.  Its to keep people from trying to "persuade" public officials.  Its not just someone being offensive.. being offensive is not a crime, although sometimes I wish it were lol.


CloudGang
CloudGang

@tyleen7 @Cognitive_Dissident  laws are not supposed to supersede the constitution. First Amendment . 

To say "I'm coming for you" does not mean he is guilty of  any crime. People too easily mistake offensive for criminal. 

For some odd reason i have never received any hate mail of any kind nor any harassment(besides the piggies) . Then again i do not ever try to enforce my will on any one, and i do not ever try to violate any persons constitutional rights , so that may have something to do with it. 


tye7
tye7

@Cognitive_Dissident the letter clearly says "I'm coming for you" that IS a threat, constantly sending vulgar and racist notes and phone calls IS harassment and all of this IS an attempt to influence a public servant.  That law is there for a reason, male OR female.

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