Tuesday, April 11, 2006

This is worrisome:

JAMUL [California] -- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a suspicious fire at a Mexican restaurant as a hate crime.

Mariachi's Mexican Bar and Grill on Campo Road near Aurora Vista Drive sustained about $10,000 in damage after it was doused with gasoline and set ablaze late Monday night, sheriff's Lt. Edna Ito said.

The arsonist broke a window just before midnight and spray-painted profanities about Mexicans on the front and side walls in red paint, Ito said....

Argh -- I hope we're not on the verge of an ugly backlash. I remember the death of Vincent Chin. I could imagine that kind of thing happening again, and I hope it doesn't.

(Were these people "taking jobs away from Americans"? Making burritos?)

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