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    A Phoenix talk show host who suggested killing border crossers may have intensified racial tensions in the state, two officials wrote in a letter sent Friday to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin.


    Brian James, a fill-in talk show host with Phoenix AM radio station KFYI, suggested on the air last month that a solution to the immigration problem in Arizona would be to kill illegal immigrants as they cross the border.

    "What we'll do is randomly pick one night every week where we will kill whoever crosses the border," James said in the March 8 broadcast. "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."

    He said he would be "happy to sit there with my high-powered rifle and my night scope" and kill people as the cross the border. He also suggested that the National Guard shoot illegal immigrants and receive "$100 a head."

    In a letter to Martin, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton called the remarks irresponsible and dangerous.

    "At no time during this hour did Mr. James disavow violence or indicate he was joking," the letter said. "This type of threatening and inciting speech is dangerous and totally irresponsible for anyone, particularly a licensed body using public airways. We are deeply concerned that, given the intensifying conflict over immigration in Arizona, this speech may lead to violence. Tempers are short on both sides, and the situation is highly volatile."

    Goddard and Charlton urged Martin to consider sanctions against KFYI for what they say was an abuse of public airwaves.

    A spokesman with the FCC said he was not yet aware of the letter.

    James did not return calls for comment by late Friday.

    James has been a talk show host in Tampa and Salt Lake City. He is a fill-in host at KFYI and has been on air there twice, said Laurie Cantillo, program manager at the radio station.

    Cantillo did not say whether she was worried about the FCC possibly launching an investigation.

    "It's never happened to me," she said Friday. "But in this case, we're on solid ground. I would look forward to being able to tell KFYI's side of the story."

    "At no time during this hour did Mr. James disavow violence or indicate he was joking," the letter said. "This type of threatening and inciting speech is dangerous and totally irresponsible for anyone, particularly a licensed body using public airways. We are deeply concerned that, given the intensifying conflict over immigration in Arizona, this speech may lead to violence. Tempers are short on both sides, and the situation is highly volatile."


    Goddard and Charlton urged Martin to consider sanctions against KFYI for what they say was an abuse of public airwaves.

    A spokesman with the FCC said he was not yet aware of the letter.

    Cantillo denied that James's comments were dangerous or irresponsible.

    "The comments were made in a satyrical manner and the listeners who heard the full broadcast understand that," she said. "We were having a serious discussion about the immigration issue and it was solution-driven."

    Cantillo said callers had made other suggestions to the immigration problem, including erecting a wall along the border, amnesty and stationing National Guard troops along the border. She could not recall whether James had made other suggestions, but said James told listeners later in the March 8 show that he does not advocate shooting illegal immigrants.

    "I did not receive a single listener complaint," Cantillo said. "We want to know why this has become an issue a month later."

    However, the Arizona Interfaith Network denounced James' comments at a news conference held Monday at the state Capitol. They said his statements could incite violence.

    Cantillo said the Interfaith Network is causing the danger.

    "This group merely wants to drum up response for their pro-immigration march on Monday," she said. "They say they want calm, but the release of this is doing the opposite _ it's polarizing the community."

    Immigrant rights activists are planning a massive march Monday afternoon on the streets of Phoenix.


    Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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    A Phoenix talk show host who suggested killing border crossers may have intensified racial tensions in the state, two officials wrote in a letter sent Friday to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin.


    Brian James, a fill-in talk show host with Phoenix AM radio station KFYI, suggested on the air last month that a solution to the immigration problem in Arizona would be to kill illegal immigrants as they cross the border.

    "What we'll do is randomly pick one night every week where we will kill whoever crosses the border," James said in the March 8 broadcast. "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."

    He said he would be "happy to sit there with my high-powered rifle and my night scope" and kill people as the cross the border. He also suggested that the National Guard shoot illegal immigrants and receive "$100 a head."

    In a letter to Martin, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton called the remarks irresponsible and dangerous.

    "At no time during this hour did Mr. James disavow violence or indicate he was joking," the letter said. "This type of threatening and inciting speech is dangerous and totally irresponsible for anyone, particularly a licensed body using public airways. We are deeply concerned that, given the intensifying conflict over immigration in Arizona, this speech may lead to violence. Tempers are short on both sides, and the situation is highly volatile."

    Goddard and Charlton urged Martin to consider sanctions against KFYI for what they say was an abuse of public airwaves.

    A spokesman with the FCC said he was not yet aware of the letter.

    James did not return calls for comment by late Friday.

    James has been a talk show host in Tampa and Salt Lake City. He is a fill-in host at KFYI and has been on air there twice, said Laurie Cantillo, program manager at the radio station.

    Cantillo did not say whether she was worried about the FCC possibly launching an investigation.

    "It's never happened to me," she said Friday. "But in this case, we're on solid ground. I would look forward to being able to tell KFYI's side of the story."

    "At no time during this hour did Mr. James disavow violence or indicate he was joking," the letter said. "This type of threatening and inciting speech is dangerous and totally irresponsible for anyone, particularly a licensed body using public airways. We are deeply concerned that, given the intensifying conflict over immigration in Arizona, this speech may lead to violence. Tempers are short on both sides, and the situation is highly volatile."


    Goddard and Charlton urged Martin to consider sanctions against KFYI for what they say was an abuse of public airwaves.

    A spokesman with the FCC said he was not yet aware of the letter.

    Cantillo denied that James's comments were dangerous or irresponsible.

    "The comments were made in a satyrical manner and the listeners who heard the full broadcast understand that," she said. "We were having a serious discussion about the immigration issue and it was solution-driven."

    Cantillo said callers had made other suggestions to the immigration problem, including erecting a wall along the border, amnesty and stationing National Guard troops along the border. She could not recall whether James had made other suggestions, but said James told listeners later in the March 8 show that he does not advocate shooting illegal immigrants.

    "I did not receive a single listener complaint," Cantillo said. "We want to know why this has become an issue a month later."

    However, the Arizona Interfaith Network denounced James' comments at a news conference held Monday at the state Capitol. They said his statements could incite violence.

    Cantillo said the Interfaith Network is causing the danger.

    "This group merely wants to drum up response for their pro-immigration march on Monday," she said. "They say they want calm, but the release of this is doing the opposite _ it's polarizing the community."

    Immigrant rights activists are planning a massive march Monday afternoon on the streets of Phoenix.


    Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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    • #3
      Of course, Mexico actually KILLS those who illegally cross ITS borders.

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      • #4
        and eats them too

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        • #5
          The host is a bigot and FCC is going to punish his station for the hate speech and advocacy of violence.

          IF you support him, then you are in the same boat. A hater, bigot and a facist...

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          • #6
            liemaster is an illegal!! Can u believe that!!??

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            • #7
              Dirtbag is calling me a dirtbag, what an irony !!!!!!!

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              • #8
                LieMaster, SunDevilUSA1, Antifascist1, LerkaR and ImmortalE is one person with five different IDs. He is using different IDs to post messages. Beware!

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                • #9
                  ImmortalE must be real bored to crete all those ideas and different views ,...what a loser this immortalE guy must be.

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                  • #10
                    He is the Mozart of Evil !!!

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                    • #11
                      He said he would be "happy to sit there with my high-powered rifle and my night scope"
                      he may consider to die for his Motherland on IRAQ, if he is so tech-savvy,,,

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                      • #12
                        How dare ****sters accuse us of racism !!!

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