Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Charlotte mayor Pat McCory must be making headway in the governor's race

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 1:49 PM

A right wing group calling itself "Americans for Legal Immigration" has released a statement highly critical of something that happened in Charlotte two years ago.

And they're blaming the mayor for a decision that I think is up to the police chief.

Here's what they had to say:

(Raleigh, NC) While NC Republican candidate for Governor, Pat McCrory, is running TV ads promising voters he will be tough on illegal immigration, William Gheen of ALIPAC is releasing video documentation of approximately 5,000 illegal aliens and their supporters gathered near the Mayor's office on April 25, 2006 in Marshall Park (One block from McCrory's office / three blocks from a police station), without a single police officer, police vehicle, or any fire and rescue resources present.

Copies of the raw footage documenting the illegal alien rally sans police will be distributed to each campaign for Governor today. An edited copy will be released to the state and nation via YouTube on Thursday.

"It is obvious from the tape and things I witnessed in Marshall Park that the illegal aliens and their supporters had clearance from the highest levels of Charlotte's government to assemble, without the required law enforcement resources and security present. How can Mayor McCrory's pledge to be tough on illegal immigration be trusted, when thousands of illegals are allowed to assemble in the middle of Charlotte and police are told to stand back and not even be present for crowd safety or traffic control?"

The video that is being provided to the campaigns, press, and public shows thousands of illegal aliens and their supporters gathered without a single police officer in the park, on the side roads, or in the parking lots.

"Pat McCrory's campaign ad says he wants our local police to enforce immigration laws, yet his administration in Charlotte gave illegal aliens preferential treatment and allowed them to gather without meeting the security requirements Americans would have to meet."

The video also shows illegal aliens and their supporters celebrating Mexican revolutionary, Pancho Villa who murdered American citizens. It shows concealed Mexican flags and the crowd unable to or refusing to say the pledge of allegiance to the United States.

The Charlotte police department did send a few bike patrol officers into Marshall Park, after refusing to allow William Gheen to file a written complaint, after he walked to their station three blocks away and after being put on indefinite hold by phone. The video documents this and shows that when officers finally arrived, they hid among buildings as not to make the illegal aliens feel uncomfortable with their presence.

Raw footage from the video available to press and campaigns upon request prior to public release on Thursday.

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