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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 10:53 PM
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Racist Threats Escalate for Local Family
I mentioned this at the DU meetup tonight to highlight what I thought was a sad state of affairs these days. I can not believe that in 2011 we have people living in this century who think they can get away with this kind of disgusting behavior. :puke:

Hill Country Times 9/3/11

Racist Threats Escalate for Local Family; KKK Cited Before Shots Fired

SPRING BRANCH Children are being traumatized and getting an unfortunate look into the past, as racism and anti-semitism rears its ugly head towards one local family in the Flying R Ranch subdivision in the Texas Hill Country, just off US 281 North between Kestrel Airpark and Heimer Lange Road.

One man has been accused of visual and vocal innuendo, vulgarity, racial slurs, and impediment of a school bus over the last week (with the help of the POA) that escalated into a spray of shotgun pellets peppering the familys yard as they were outdoors this past weekend.

On Tuesday, September 6, the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and a civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. Federal Court Western District of Texas, in San Antonio, against the accused, Daniel Eldridge, and the Flying R Ranch Property Owners Association (POA), on behalf of the Risenmay family (plaintiffs).

According to the filings, Eldridge and the POA have been blocking a public school bus from picking up the children of Michael and Leanna Risenmay because their children are African American and have disabilities.


Shame on Daniel Eldridge and the Flying R Ranch Property owners (most of them)! :mad:

Kudos to the TCRP for taking the case and for the Risenmay family for standing up to this racist bully! :thumbsup: :grouphug:
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 12:53 AM
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1. Totally disgusting
This is 2011, not 1911

L-
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Gari Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 10:45 AM
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2. Link to longer article & update
http://hillcountrytimes.com/news/local-news/racist-thre...

Restraining order issued:

http://hillcountrytimes.com/news/local-news/update-fede...

Is this guy unemployed? How does he have time to obstruct the school bus twice a day?
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 04:31 PM
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7. Sounds like he has money
This development is very small and private. The article mentions that Daniel Eldridge was a business partner with the current President of the Property Owners Association (POA) in the same company. He may be retired or a very passive business partner in a successful business.

Here is a very disturbing thing about the update you posted. This guy Eldridge has no respect for authority either. He complies with a police office request one hour after ordered to do so! Why would the police put up with this kind of behavior? Are they afraid of him for some reason?

A Deputy returned that same afternoon to witness Eldridges blockade. Eldridge refused to move his tractor even after the police officer ordered him to do so, states the document. After nearly an hour, he finally complied, but not until he vowed to the officer, This is not going to get any better. Its going to get a lot worse."
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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 12:35 PM
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3. Jesus.
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white cloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 01:31 PM
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4. Keep them coming
K&R
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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 12:29 AM
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8. ... Christ!
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 04:00 PM
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5. Wow...
That is unbelievable...I'm having trouble wrapping my head around that. How much hate can one person have?
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 04:23 PM
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6. Unlimited apparently
Going after children is just unconscionable. This man is really, really sick. I just wonder what in this guy's background would make him act out like this.

The thing I kinda worry about is the whole atmosphere in the U.S. People who hate Obama, for whatever reason, then feel free to take it out on others. I'm sure you've heard about the nut bags that try to run people off highways for having an Obama sticker on their car right? That's the kind of thing I fear. It's hate by association and it's ugly racism at the core. I don't know for sure this wing nut hates Obama, but I'm just going out on a limb thinking he's watching too much Faux news and they're rattling all the mentally deficient cells in his brain to hate.

:shrug:
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white cloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 12:08 PM
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9. Just turn on your Radio
You will catch all the hate monger chanting just like Sarah P
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 06:47 PM
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10. I couldn't stomach listening to Rush if that's what you mean
:puke:

I know the hate is out there on the airwaves and it is making these haters jump out of their skins. :mad:
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:00 PM
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13. "don't blame Rush Limbaugh"
You have got to be kidding me!
:wow:

I know you're a republican, you've already said that. I'm glad you like to come over and visit DU for the other side. I'd like to think we're kinda reasonable here.

But asking me to give "Rush a chance" is ridiculous to me. I hear plenty of Rush without even having to listen to his show. His ugliest, raunchiest hits are all over the tubes. I've heard enough hate from Rush to last 10 lifetimes. No one and I mean no one, not even you, should call Rush "a lovable" person. I mean Rush is full of anger because anger sells - that's his bread and butter. It makes money for him. If that's what you like to listen to, that's your prerogative. Me, I'm going to pass on the hate and watch and listen to things that are more truthful and worth my time.

Just saying...
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:25 AM
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15. And disabled children, to boot. A number of Texas Hill Country counties are "White-Flight"
counties, with about 90% caucasian residents. Kerr, Kimble, Mason, etc, are very non-Hispanic Anglo. Lots of German descendants.
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TxVietVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 08:30 PM
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11. Clowns like this guy has a head full of conservanazi bu$hit and a gut full of hate.
That's what we get when we have hate spewing from the airwaves here in Texas as in other states I've lived in. Even the pulpit pimps are in on the game of being a propaganda outlet. Sickening. It's on the airwaves 24/7/365.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 05:34 PM
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14. What a hateful man
Why hate on an innocent human being, especially children, just because they are of another race? I hope one day soon this bigot will realize his evil ways. Will he ever get it? But then again, maybe not. :(
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 12:03 AM
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16. Is it 1960? Wow, his picture says it all. This was back in September.
I wonder what the current situation is. I hope things are improved, although I can't imagine how awful it would be for that family
to live in that awful neighborhood. On the other hand, I'm sure they don't want an asshole neighbor to chase them off.
I'm guessing most of the homes in that neighborhood are ranchettes of about 10-20 acres so it's not like they are right on top of each
other.
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