The Email below was sent in response to Joel Breshin's response of June 03, 2007.
Dear Mr. Breshin,

I'm sure that members of hate groups, such as neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups, have expressed support for civilian patrols and anti-immigration groups, but the fact that there are neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups who want to cut immigration does not mean it is an inherently bad idea any more than Hitler having been a vegetarian serves as an argument against vegetarianism.
I know that the CPUSA (Communist Party of USA) holds the same views on immigration as the ADL does, but I do not conclude that the ADL is a communist organization.

As one of hundreds of Jewish supporters of the Minutemen (and supporters of Israel), I am troubled by two of the ADL's serious allegations about the Minutemen:

1. Your allegations that known members of white supremacist and neo-Nazi extremist groups have infiltrated the movement (Minutemen).
If you will please make the "known" members known to me, I will join the ADL with the resources of my Political Recipient Committee in repudiating those members.

2. ADL has made public the allegation that the Minutemen are vigilantes. The dictionary defines vigilante as "one who takes or advocates the taking of law enforcement into one's own hands."
Please cite any single documented instance where a Minutemen member has taken the law into his/her hands.

Hal Netkin
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