‘Respect Washington’ group classified as hate group by SPLC

From our sister site The B-Town Blog:

The direct mail letter sent out by ‘Respect Washington’ in Oct., 2017 listed names, addresses, alleged crimes and a map of illegal ‘alien & gang criminals.’

‘Respect Washington,’ the anti-immigrant organization that tried to repeal Burien’s ‘sanctuary city’ ordinance last year, was officially classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center this week.

The group was added to SPLC’s ‘hate map,’ joining other racist groups active in the state like the KKK, American Front, The Right Stuff and others:

In October 2017, ‘Respect Washington’ sent out a flier to residents that listed alleged crimes committed by immigrants between 2008 and 2017. The controversial flier was sent via direct mail to around 3,600 area residents who signed their petition, and it included a map showing the names, addresses and alleged crimes committed by “undocumented immigrants” in the Burien area.

This mailing was strongly denounced by then-King County Sheriff John Urquhart, Executive Dow Constantine, Burien City Manager Brian Wilson, Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield and many others.

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