US GoFundMe page raises money to send Mariachi band, taco truck to troll NY lawyer who threatened to call ICE on restaurant employees

22:06  17 may  2018
22:06  17 may  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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In Oregon, Vanessa Buck is trying to raise at least ,500 to hire a lawyer for her brother, who was arrested in mid-October and charged wtih stealing a marijuana plant from a woman’s yard She hasn’t raised a dollar and is still subject to arrest. A screengrab of Jacqueline Smoot's GoFundMe web page .

A racist lawyer in Manhattan whose anti-immigrant rant at Spanish speakers went viral on Wednesday will soon be subject to the sounds of a mariachi band in his workplace after a “Let us know when you want to raise funds to send Kebab to Trump officials in prison,” Goldberg wrote on the page .

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An activist is raising money to send a Mariachi band and taco truck to the offices of a New York City lawyer who threatened to call immigration authorities on Spanish-speaking restaurant employees on Wednesday.

A video of New York attorney Aaron Schlossberg went viral Wednesday after he lashed out verbally at workers in a Midtown Manhattan deli and threatened to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

"Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English," Schlossberg says in the video. "My guess is they're not documented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country."

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Grow up or shut up. T he fundraising website, GoFundMe , is intended to be a way for people to raise money for the causes that matter to them most. For example, Matt and Thomas, who are asking for ,000 (!) because they feel they “have been called to participate.”

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Soon after the video's circulation, an activist set up a GoFundMe page, dubbed "Mariachis for Aaron," to raise money to send a Mariachi band and taco truck to Schlossberg's office. The page has raised $1,094 of its $500 goal and credits Twitter account "ALT-Immigration," an immigration activist account, with the idea.

"Raising $500 to send a Mariachi band to cheer up the staff and attorneys at The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg Esq. P.L.L.C. after a difficult day," the fundraiser's description reads. "We are requesting the band to sing the famous, endearing, and warm Spanish children song, La Cucaracha, the cockroach."

The organizers said in a series of updates to the fundraising page that a local New York Mariachi band has offered to play the concert for free, and that they will use the money to pay for a taco truck and "party accessories" like piñatas.

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The money will have to be diverted from somewhere. It’s my role at VDARE.com to decide where those cuts land. I want to sue these jerks who libel us and violate our civil rights! If you would like a confirmation receipt of the donation (and a thank you!), you’ll need to send an email with the details of

The most recent update says that the date and time of the event will not be disclosed after users of the website 4chan, an online platform notorious for hosting white supremacists and alt-right users, "noticed and want to send people there on Friday to counter it."

Schlossberg and his offices have faced a wave of backlash after the incident, including a petition to have him disbarred and a stream of negative reviews on the office's Yelp page.

White powder sent to NY lawyer in viral rant deemed harmless .
A letter with suspicious white powder was sent to the former office of the New York City lawyer whose rant against Spanish speakers went viral. Police say two people at the midtown Manhattan office of Aaron Schlossberg were exposed to the unknown substance Thursday afternoon. The powder was later deemed harmless. Last week, Schlossberg was caught on video ranting against Spanish speakers at a Manhattan restaurant. He later apologized.Police say two people at the midtown Manhattan office where Aaron Schlossberg once worked were exposed to the unknown substance at about 4 p.m. Thursday.

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