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Crime & Punishment: "Illegal immigrants are terrorists"
“Illegal immigrants are terrorists,” shouted one of 30 or so counter-protestors to a rally in East Haven calling for unity in light of the police racial-profiling scandal. (Other heckles included, “Go home” and, of course, “Speak English,” recounts the Hartford Courant.) The 450-person demonstration was entirely peaceful. Meanwhile, in Gainesville, Ga., 31-year-old Dustin Gold, a North Branford native who spearheaded the protest against New Haven's immigrant ID card program a few years ago, was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man in the stomach. In 2008, the New Haven Advocate noted that Gold “dresses well, speaks well and carries himself well, which creates an aura of authority,” but that composure evaporated when Gold, who runs a video production company, got into an argument with the producer of a commercial for a car dealership, police told the Gainesville Times.
Compiled by Nick Keppler
February 28, 2012