Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
COALITION OF WISCONSIN PATRIOT GROUPS
-------------For Immediate Release: August 18th, 2010-----------------
Dan Horvatin, Rock River Patriots, 920.650.1260
Tim Dake, Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty, 262.308.0553
Wisconsin Patriot Groups Respond to Las Voces de la Frontera’s
Without having seen or heard the content of Mr. Meinert’s talk, the Las Voces protestors arrived early to protest what their press release referred to as racism. When the presentation began, audience members were asked to hold questions until the end. Nevertheless, members of the protest group interrupted Mr. Meinert several times, accusing him of not taking questions and again leveling accusations of racism. Most of the protestors left abruptly in the middle of the talk, thereby missing key content that wholly disproved their accusations.
In fact, other attendees characterized the presentation as extremely sympathetic and respectful to the Mexican people. Mr. Meinert provided credible information on the ways in which smuggler-guides, or “coyotes,” abuse and take advantage of Mexicans attempting to cross the border. Women coming across are routinely raped, while many individuals, including children, are abandoned en route and simply left to die in the desert. He also detailed the extremely violent behavior of Mexican drug cartels against fellow Mexicans, using tactics that include decapitation and worse. Numerous graphic photos helped to illustrate what Mr. Meinert communicated as a tragedy. Combined, human traffickers and drug cartels are responsible for approximately 400 deaths per year in Arizona alone. Most of these victims are certainly Mexicans. Mr. Meinert stressed that putting a stop to the smuggling of drugs and people is the only way to reduce or eliminate this death toll.
Mr. Meinert further addressed the failures of U.S. and Mexican policy in terms of human lives and noted that where fences are in place, there is measurable proof that they are reducing both deaths and the incursion of criminal activity.
Apart from being false, Las Voces’ baseless accusations encourage fear, distrust, conflict, and precisely the racism they claim to reject. They simultaneously discourage honest, constructive discourse. Moreover, Las Voces de la Frontera has a clear record of advancing as a cause illegal immigration on our southern border and working with groups that attempt to facilitate it. Presentations decrying the victimization and death their work actually further would be far less necessary if Las Voces and its associates would encourage respect rather than disregard of existing U.S. immigration law. We invite the public to watch and judge for itself whether Mr. Meinert’s presentation “offered racial stereotypes”, was part of an “effort to generate hysteria,” or exhibited “extremism” as Las Voces de la Frontera has claimed. In fact, we would challenge viewers not to be moved by the desperate plight of the Mexican people or acquire a newfound empathy for our neighbors.
912 Patriots of Southeast Wisconsin
As A Mom
Campaign For Liberty
Central Wisconsin Tea Party
Common Sense Citizens of Washington County
Eau Claire Tea Party
LaCrosse Liberty Coalition
Lake Country Area Defenders of Liberty
Liberty on the Rocks - Milwaukee
Manitowoc Tea Party Movement
Menominee/Marinette Sons & Daughters of Liberty
Patriots for Honest Government
Rock County Voter Education Forum
Rock Patriots of Janesville
Rock River Patriots
Sauk County Tea Party
Wausau Tea Party
Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty
The Wisconsin 9/12 Project