Friday, September 14, 2007

It's a family affair

A woman who claims to be a niece of immigrant bashing presidential candidate Tom Tancredo was arrested in New Castle, CO for assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, harassment, disorderly conduct, and--wait for it--ethnic intimidation.
According to an arrest affidavit, a New Castle Police officer heard loud voices and swearing as several people walked from a patio near the bar at the Burning Mountain Bowl to its parking lot. He told them to "knock it off" and identified himself as a police officer.

"I believed that a fight was on the verge of breaking out," the officer wrote.

The officer separated the parties, two of whom turned out to be Crystal Tancredo and her boyfriend....

The affidavit says while the officer was waiting to hear back from dispatch, Tancredo was yelling at the man police believe [she had earlier] pushed, calling him a "(expletive) wetback" and saying that he and the others don't even have their immigration papers....

Tancredo was instructed to leave or she would be arrested, when she yelled, "What, you are going to take the wetback's word over ours? We are Americans," the affidavit says.

The Tancredo campaign says they have never heard of her. It would be quite a coincidence if she wasn't related to him, comsidering how much she sounds like him.

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