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Tancredo PAC Chief’s Racist Karate Chop

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Dave Weigel introduces us to Marcus Epstein:

For years, conservative writer and activist Marcus Epstein has worked with the mainstream of the immigration restrictionist movement. He wrote speeches for former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) during his presidential bid, and he’s still working as the executive director of Tancredo’s Team America PAC, alongside Bay Buchanan.

Dave also points us to this from the US Attorney’s office:

On July 7, 2007, at approximately 7:15 p.m. at Jefferson and M Street, Northwest, in Washington, D.C., defendant was walking down the street making offensive remarks when he encountered the complainant, Ms. [REDACTED], who is African-American. The defendant uttered, “Nigger,” as he delivered a karate chop to Ms. [REDACTED]’s head.

Not that this is the core issue, but that’s a pretty tony location for an assault.

UPDATE

It seems former ThinkProgress intern Matt Finkelstein had this on Friday.

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