Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Colorado Woman Skips Southern Texas Town After Ranting About It On YouTube

Sara Walls

Husband apologized for wife's unfortunate rant about Laredo.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 8, 2012

Laredo, Texas - Several days ago, Sara Walls, originally from Colorado living in Laredo skipped town and went back to Colorado after causing an uproar in the bordertown with a population of a quarter million. Last Saturday, Walls posted an 8 minute video ranting on Laredo's high crime wave, didn't like Mexican men, people driving with Mexican plates, she couldn't understand Spanish, because most people speak Spanish and they are in U.S. and should speak English, superstitions (about evil eye), wouldn't recommend White people to Laredo, the food (menudo tastes like shit) and she goes on ranting with a long list why she didn't like Laredo. The video was deemed so offensive and racist by Laredoans who became offended and condemned it.
Walls says, her husband Michael's job was transferred to Laredo about a year and half ago and has one child.
Walls in the video says, that her car was "broken into...Laredo, TX, this town sucks and thank God I wasn't born here...I just hate going out in this town. Mexican men here are disgusting." Word about her video spread in the local social media, radio, TV news in Laredo. Public ridicule created by her video, forced Walls to removed it from YouTube, after getting threats and being criticized by people living in Laredo for posting it. But, Walls video surfaced again and was reposted by someone else who made a copy.
Her husband Michael Walls even appeared on Pro 8 News and other local news oulets in Laredo trying to apologize for his wife's ranting video. He told Pro 8 News that Sara has skipped town and took her child with her and she won't be returning to Laredo any time soon.
Mayor Raul Salinas on News 92 FM radio said, Sara crossed the line of freedom of speech and engaged in hate, made remarks deemed as racist, she seemed very insecure in the video. Salinas says, that 97% of the population is Mexican-American and Laredo is a bilingual and bicultural bordertown. Laredo has very hard working people and the lowest crime rate in Texas, according to Salinas. Salinas accepted her husbands apology.
Michael continues to stay in Laredo for now and is dealing with stares, fingers being pointed at him and comments made by people. The after effects resulted from Sara's decision to exercise her right to free speech and expressing her own opinion on video dealing with life in a bordertown.
In the video, Sara, a non-Hispanic was just expressing her feelings about a city she couldn't come into grips due to a lack of understanding the culture, language used by most Laredoans, which 97% of the population is of Mexican descent, spicy food, and the city is politically run by people with close family ties.

Why Sara hates Laredo video link at:

Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas comments about Walls on the radio at link:

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