Arizona Rep. Grijalva Threatened With Swastikas and Toxic Powder

The pro-immigration politician had to close his office.

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Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva

Tucson news station KVOA reported that Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva received a slip of papers with swastikas drawn on them and suspicious white powder at his Tucson office. Grijalva later told KVOA that the powder was toxic. The state lawmaker's office was shut down after the envelope was discovered. News of the mysterious package comes amid reports of rising hate crimes against Latinos in the country. Grijalva, who is currently seeking his fifth term, is no stranger to assaults on his office. In June, a Phoenix man was indicted for threatening to kidnap and murder Grijalva. This July, Grijalva's Yuma office had to be shut down because someone shot a bullet through the window. The incident happened a day after Grijalva called for an end to the boycott of Arizona businesses after Judge Susan Bolton issued an injunction against part of Arizona's immigration law, SB1070. Wow, swastikas, toxic powder and threats of bodily injury? Is this the America that zealots are trying to take back? If so, they can have it.

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