Officials: Radio host’s call to kill border crossers dangerous

The Associated Press
04/24/2006
Via KVOA

A Phoenix talk show host who suggested killing border crossers may have intensified racial tensions in the state, two officials wrote in a letter sent Friday to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin.

Brian
James, a fill-in talk show host with Phoenix AM radio station KFYI,
suggested on the air last month that a solution to the immigration
problem in Arizona would be to kill illegal immigrants as they cross
the border.
“What we’ll do
is randomly pick one night every week where we will kill whoever
crosses the border,” James said in the March 8 broadcast. “Step over
there and you die. You get to decide whether it’s your lucky night or
not. I think that would be more fun.”
He
said he would be “happy to sit there with my high-powered rifle and my
night scope” and kill people as the cross the border. He also suggested
that the National Guard shoot illegal immigrants and receive “$100 a
head.”
In a letter to
Martin, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and U.S. Attorney Paul
Charlton called the remarks irresponsible and dangerous.

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