KFYI/Phoenix Host's Immigration Comments Draw Protest
April 4, 2006 at 6:54 AM (PT)
A fill-in host at CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFYI-A/PHOENIX has drawn fire from protestors angry over a MARCH 8 show in which he raised the idea of shooting illegal immigrants as they cross the border from MEXICO into the U.S.
The ARIZONA REPUBLIC reports that the ARIZONA INTERFAITH NETWORK held a rally on the state Capitol lawn MONDAY to protest host BRIAN JAMES' comments, in which he said "what we'll do is randomly pick one night - every week - where we will kill whoever crosses the border, 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."
JAMES told the paper that the remarks are being taken out of context and that "I do not in any way advocate shooting illegal immigrants.... I am not at this point, nor was I then, advocating shooting anyone. I was simply trying to make a point." PD LAURIE CANTILLO told the REPUBLIC that JAMES was careful to say that he and the station do not advocate violence.