The OC Weekly jumps on the Benavides hatergate story


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R. Scott Moxley, of the OC Weekly, attended last night’s Santa Ana City Council meeting.  Now the OC Weekly has piled on Councilman David Benavides too.  Here are a few excerpts from Moxley’s post:

“Thank you for standing up for the community,” community activist Sean H. Mill told Pulido, Alvarez and Tinajero. “It’s time to stand up to evil.”

A red-faced Benavides stared down at his notes but was eventually defended by one of the Independence Day group participants who said patriotism–not bigotry–had been the group’s mission on the national holiday.

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