The Save Our State rally against Home Depot yesterday seemed to go off well. They were protesting Home Depot's support and work with La Raza
a group that is in support of returning the southwest states to Mexico. They were also protesting Home Depot's support and implementation of day labor facilities on their property for illegal aliens.
|Home Depot Employed Rooftop Spotters|
The rally went off well with 75 supporters showing up. While they didn't accomplish their goal of clogging up the whole store -- in effect shutting it down they did get Home Depot's attention. Home Depot had a large quantity of extra employee's on hand, had rooftop spotters, undercover agents and apparently even infiltrators who posed as protesters and reported to the store management on their actions and locations.
The protesters also got the media's attention as CNN's Lou Dobbs Show appeared with cameras and several papers showed up including the Los Angeles Times and The Daily Bulletin.
Save Our State
Earlier this week, Home Depot spokeswoman Kathryn Gallagher stated that she expected "business as usual" at their Rancho Cucamonga store in response to our demonstration.
Apparently, "business as usual" consists of placing spotters with walkie talkies and cameras on their rooftop, having "undercover" personnel film and follow various activists from our organization during the entire event. Business as usual also apparently consists of staffing the store with approximately 200 employees. There was nothing typical about Home Depot today.
Inside the store Home Depot had blocked off several aisles, had several employees stationed at the ends of each aisle and had two employees at each of the 15 registers.
Commenter SherriCorrell made this observation on the Save Our State message board after the protest.
It's astonishing how they brought in all the EXTRA people AS IF you, THE LEGAL U.S. TAXPAYING CITIZENS were the enemy INSTEAD OF THE ACTUAL ILLEGAL INVADERS.
What a sad state this country is in.
A sad state indeed when top retailers of our country openly support illegal aliens and the breaking of our country's laws.
See also my previous entry on this protest where there was some heated discussion.
Other Commentary On The Protest:
faute de mieux
You've Been Told
Darleen's Place who lives down the street from this Home Depot and plans to shop at Lowe's from now on.
Congrats, y'all! Wish I coulda been there.
I dunno... Seems to me that customers getting together to let an out fit know that their practices are highly unwelcome is the essence of liberty. And if HD's bread were actually buttered by customers, seems like they'd respond with an apology and a reversal of policy.
Pressing charges would also be good, but considering the INS has been told to stand down and the President is making noises about offering an amnesty program, it seems unlikely to fly.
Posted by: Claire on March 13, 2005 12:35 PM
“Save your state from what. People coming back to the land we stole from them in the first place?”
Strange, considering that the South West originally belonged to the Comanche, Apache, Chiricahua, Mescalero, Jicarilla, Lipan, and Navajo - as well as scores of other native Indian tribes.
Fact: the South West never really “belonged” to Mexico; it was simply territory that they claimed (other people’s territory). Considering the drug violence of Nuevo Laredo, as well as the general level of corruption and violence throughout the country, and other border cities, I would say that we have done far better in developing that region than Mexico ever would have. If they had retained it, it would likely be economically depressed, ruled by drug lords and corrupt government officials, and be very high in the overall level of violence and disorder.
Posted by: urdecles on June 24, 2007 09:05 AM
Land "we" stole from them? I don't recall stealing any land from anyone in my lifetime. The same goes for my father, grandfather, great grandfather, etc. I have American Indian relatives who go back hundreds of years, but most importantly... I PAY MY TAXES.
How about stealing jobs, taxes, social services etc. in an economy that is in it's death throws? Where HAVE all of these jobs went anyway? Companies like Wal-mart, Target, HOME DEPOT shipped a giant percentage of them to China and MEXICO. Then they let half of Mexico come here and STEAL whatever is left. They ruin the quality of life where ever they go. Wages go DOWN. CRIME goes UP. US CITIZENS get to foot the bill for feeding them, sending them to school, paying for them to have even more kids to feed and send to school etc.
US Citizens VOTED to have these people sent home. WE PAY to have the laws enforced. When the government REFUSES to do what they are being paid to do then it's time for US to DO IT FOR THEM. After all WE PAID FOR IT.
Now lets talk about this STEALING again...
Posted by: Takeahint on February 4, 2010 06:36 AM