This was the scene yesterday on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall. As promised, the Minutemen and women arrived at 11:00 AM, but they were met with a crowd of counterprotestors that numbered about 300. It soon became evident that the planned speech from President and Founder Jim Gilchrist wasn’t gonna happen.
So yes, the Minuteman Project’s message was shouted down, but that’s no biggee, really. Why? Because Gilchrist et al managed to get their message out eventually, through an ersatz news conference inside of City Hall and other conduits as well. NB: If you want to bring it to the belly of the beast, you’d better have a posse of hundreds instead of a couple dozen.
Check this scene of a Wilfred Brimleyesque Minuteman being interviewed by KPIX-TV. Had no idea the amount of noise that could be generated by pounding on a plastic five-gallon Arrowhead water jug – it was substantial, so that pissed off the camerapeople. Oh well. Click to expand:
Comes now Jim Gilchrist (which means servant of Christ, in case you were wondering) with his “Dear San Francisco” letter.
“Dear San Francisco,
I brought the Minuteman Project to the steps of your city hall, not to foster the ridiculous hysteria or delusional perceptions portrayed by members of the ANSWER anti-free speech organization, but to bring awareness to the plight of cities all across the United States whose residents have been victims of violent crimes at the hands of illegal aliens.
The brutal carnage brought against the Bologna family is not an isolated incident peculiar only to San Francisco.
Such murderous assaults occur daily in cities coast to coast that promote a sanctuary policy for illegal aliens, whether that policy be supported by local edict (as in the case of San Francisco), or by a community’s de facto resignation to deliberately ignore laws becoming to a civilized society.
The Minuteman Project – Jim Gilchrist, President and Founder”
You can read a few other beefs they have here.
It seems there was some interdepartmental confusion that led to the recent MS-13-related shootings, but that communication between the feds and the local sheriff’s department is improving. They’re working on it.
Take a gander at some photos here and here.
And that’s that.