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Glenn Spencer, Nativist Anti-Semite, Lectures State Senate Border Security Committee (w/Update)

Nativist extremist and documented anti-Semite Glenn Spencer spoke today at the state Senate Border Security, Federalism, and States' Rights Committee, a seriously loony legislative panel chaired by crackpot Republican state Senator Sylvia Allen.

Democratic state Senators Steve Gallardo and Robert Meza walked out of the committee in protest as soon as they realized Spencer would be speaking. Spencer's name had not been placed on the agenda. Instead, the name of his company, Border Technology, Inc., was listed.

Essentially Allen and her fellow Mexican-bashers on the committee snuck in the notorious nativist, likely because the last time Spencer was scheduled to speak at this committee a year ago, the local chapter of the Anti-Defamation League raised holy hell, and Spencer was quickly "uninvited."

There's plenty of reason that both Jews and Latinos would be offended by Spencer's appearance at a legislative committee. 

Spencer was linked to minutewoman Shawna Forde, who was convicted and sentenced to death in 2011 for her part in the murders of 9 year-old Brisenia Flores and her father Raul during a botched 2009 home invasion robbery at the Flores home in Arivaca.

Forde had lived on Spencer's property near the border, and she visited Spencer's home as she was being pursued by law enforcement. Spencer allowed her to use her laptop at his abode. She was arrestedby the FBI shortly after leaving his property.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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