Nevada Official In Trouble For Saying “They Look Hispanic, So They Must Be Illegal”

- By Bossip Staff

SMH. Why the hell would this broad even email this ish???

Commissioners in central Nevada’s Nye County have voted unanimously to reprimand the county assessor, after she sent emails to the sheriff questioning the citizenship of workers building a new county jail. Assessor Shirley Matson asked for an investigation of the workers’ citizenship or work visa status in a March 11 email to Sheriff Tony DeMeo, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. She wrote that her staff and the public “can plainly see that the construction employees are all Mexican/Latino non-English speaking and I’m getting complaints.”

That email was among many between Matson and the sheriff, sent after Matson was elected to a four-year term in November. The sheriff told Matson her remarks were blatantly racist and her request was unconstitutional. County commissioners agreed in a special meeting Friday that Matson violated the county’s personal conduct policy. But they determined they could do little more than issue a public reprimand because she’s an elected official. Commissioner Dan Schinhofen said Matson’s apparent viewpoint is: “They look Hispanic, so they must be illegal. Do you see where that could be seen as a bigoted statement? It’s bigoted to me.”

Matson told commissioners it never dawned on her that her statements might be construed as racially insensitive. She said her email to DeMeo had nothing to do with the issue of illegal immigrants, but was an attempt to protect the county. She recounted working for a San Diego construction company that was fined millions of dollars for hiring illegal immigrants. “I wanted to save the county embarrassment,” Matson said. That prompted a tongue-in-cheek response from Commissioner Lorinda Wichman. “I want to thank you for avoiding embarrassment to Nye County,” Wichman quipped.

Commission Chairman Gary Hollis said Matson should have called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if she was concerned, not the sheriff. “I don’t see where the sheriff can go around asking people to ‘show me your papers,'” Hollis said. Matson and her attorney, Nancy Lord, said at Friday’s meeting they think DeMeo should be found in violation of county policy for releasing Matson’s email to the media.

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  • Ali

    Me encanta ver a los blancos se vuelven locos por hacerse cargo de los hispanos estadounidenses. las personas Negro y Brown necesita unidos.
    translation: I love to see white people go crazy over hispanics take over American. Black & Brown people need to united.

    • rene

      NOT,NOT and NOT!

  • go home pedro and maria

    Send them back!

  • go home pedro and maria

    EVERY Monday AND PAYDAY FRIDAY THEY ROUND THEM UP IN THE MIDWEST…AZ COME TAKE LESSONS. Black people know better to unite with those republican voting idiots sneaking into supervisors office saying “we no talk back boss we just work, this job good enough..I DONT WANT BIG HOUSE LIKE YOU BOSS.

  • Sally

    My friends told me about — AffluentS ingle* C0- M —–told It’s the be’st pl’ace to me’et Milli’onaire si’ngles. It is the first and best club for wealthy people and their admirers. D’ating CEOs, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, professional models and cheerleaders, and even Hollywood celebrities is an easy experience there…you don’t have to be rich ,but you can meet one there. 😉
    nice experience——-
    unite with those republican voting idiots sneaking into supervisors office saying “we no talk back boss we just work, this job good enough..I DONT WANT BIG HOUSE LIKE YOU BOSS.

  • CATSTALKER

    You can say what you want about HISPANICS, but they stick together. Twenty of them will live in one room and survive. My people . . . BLACKS . . . we can’t get along one day. LOL These people are the SHIZZZ in California. My relatives have been back in Cali for about two years or so, and can’t find a half decent job. THE LATINOS GOT THEM! Daymmm shame!

    • Ali

      Don’t complain about that we need to seek unity because a quarter or close to a half of black folks come from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras,Guatemala & Puerto Rico

    • Panamanian Miguel

      No we dont,blacks in the latin community get the short end of the stick unless we play sports

    • SPICBOYZ1

      Please, Hispanics don’t stick together for shye so stop spreading that lie. Cubans hate the Puerto Ricans and so do the Mexicans. We got the worst jobs in the country and white folks running away fro us like we roaches I see this shye everyday.

  • pepeandmariasucktacos

    that’s becasue they were there stealing American jobs…

    Good thig she moved on thoser complaints, the next time you look up, they’ll have invaded the whole city and taken it over.Like they do everywhere they go.

    I am glad that some Americans aren’t falling for that fake call for unification..

    PROTECT OUR COUNTRY, SEAL THE BORDER AND DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS

  • pepeandmariasucktacos

    SHOOT ALL ILLEGAL INVADERS. GUALAS KILL BLKS IN DROVES.SHOOT ALL ILLEGAL INVADERS.

    • Ali

      Awwh! What’s wrong you don’t like Mexicans taking your job away because your too lazy, well if you work hard at it instead of complaining about about then they wouldn’t take your job.

  • lemme see ya twitter i can make ustream

    I’m not surprised by this in the least.

  • pepeandmariasucktacos

    Awww, no i am tired of them invading our country,turning it into Americo.

    I am tired of them killing and their gangs, cartels, kidnappings, human smuggling, kill em all with that Mariachi music, and last but not least all 12 million of you invaders, need to go LEARN SOME FRICKING ENGLISH..

    Despite what you freeloaders believe, everything in America, is NOT FREE..

    • Ali

      THEY SHOULD GET THEIR LAND BACK BECAUSE IT’S THERES YOU ILLEGAL COLONIAL EURO TRASH!

  • pepeandmariasucktacos

    fu-k a guala and you too, ali, you sound like an illegal too..

    guala want a taco?

  • go home pedro and maria

    @ali
    Send them two faced spanish speaking invaders back with the somali moli. Ali everyday we see a broken body cripple mexicans and other illegals at county hospital who told his boss he/she work better and harder. They work them like a dog white folks love to y’all say that. COWARDS GO HOME AND FIGHT FOR RIGHTS IN YOUR Rich wealthy COUNTRY!

    • Ali

      go home pedro and maria:

      TAKE YOUR AZZ BACK TO THE CAVE HILL SIDES OF EUROPE YOU DIRTY NEATHERDAL!

    • Ali

      THIS IS THEIR LAND THE EURO TOOK IT JUST LIKE HOW THEY TOOK AFRICA AWAY! BLACK & BROWN PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP AND KNOW WHO THE REAL ENEMY IS!

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983...Bossip is f*cking with me today :( :(

    She should have done this in the appropriate way. It does sound bigoted t me as well.

  • rene

    Excuse me, this is NOT their country!Thats a Lie. Your president needs to take care of you in YOUR country. america is not your country so you can get back to realit asap!My Grandmothers from Mexico but her dad fought on the American side. So get your facts strifht. You are from over yonder I am from America.

  • rene

    stright.

  • Petri

    Not for nothing but WHITE People are also here illegally. From England,Australia, Germany all over Europe. Yet the focus is always on brown/black people. White America I tell ya!!!!!!!!!!!

  • go home pedro and maria

    And how many times did rene petri and ali repeat 8 grade…no they never made it to the 8th grade. You mexicans ain’t fought nothing in america but each other. No go tell the rich people in your country you want part of the drug trade money or your going to start a revolution!

    • rene

      ex-squeeze I graduated college and, AND I know people who graduated Baylor who can’t spell. So worry about yourself,that should be a full time job, and FYI I don’t believe History books they are all lies. It was Irish who discovered America.

    • rene

      My grandmothers home would be Spain she was Spaniard. FYI!

  • Petri

    Hey idiot keep my fake name out of your mouth. I am not Mexican, and if I were I’d be damn proud. They are hard working people who have nothing to be ashamed of. Loser !!!!

    • Ali

      FANNED!! I’m tired of my own people black folks complaining about Mexicans and other Hispanics taking over America people we don’t make the kind of sacrifice that other people include black folks from Africa make when they come to America. WE ARE A UNIVERSAL PEOPLE AND GUESS WHAT THEIR ARE BLACK FOLKS WHO SPEAK ENGLISH, FRENCH, PORTUGUESE, ARABIC, SWAHELI AND SPANISH! WAKE UP AND DEAL WITH IT AND QUIT LISTENING TO YOUR EURO CAUCASIAN!

  • rene

    I am by no means an racist. I just want my Country b a c k. If a person is running for their lives then by all means make a home where you can be safe and live in peace. That’s not the case. It is a case where their presidents are stingy and hoard most of the resources ,while their people starve.Sooooooooooooooooo they come to America. You know I don’t care anymore. Because we were not put on Planet Earth to stay it’s just things have changed so much and not for the better. I hope all people can live in peace and raise their families. My thoughts are with Japan , Hatti, Libya. May god give you what you need.

    • G.M.

      the first sentence of ur comment, sounds like something a member of the “Tea Party” would say. Not sayin u are one, just that it’s something i can easily imagine hearing coming out of ones mouth.

  • go home pedro and maria

    @ALI
    I AM SINGING WE ARE THE WORLD RIGHT NOW! THE I AM GOING WRITE THEM MEXICANS A REVOLUTION SONG AND TELL THEM TO GO HOME AND FIGHT THEIR OPPRESSOR. SHAME ON THEM EVERYONE ELSE IS FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY IN THEIR COUNTRY.

  • Ajalyn

    The Commissioners should have voted to release her not reprimand her. Had the construction workers been Black she would have had an issue with that too because she’s a bigot and a racist. Illegal or not, no doubt a white man hired them yet there’s no mention of him is there?

  • go home pedro and maria

    She should have been sent to sensitive training AND A BIG FAT RAISE LIKE THEY DO ALL WHITE PEOPLE WHO VIOLATE EEO REGULATIONS.

    Them mexicans vote republican! Obama send them home make them fight in their own country like you do everyone else!

  • The Devil Is Among Us

    I know I’m wrong for this but eff it. Damn, it feels good to hear about another race (other than Black) being discriminated against. Yeah I said it….SHOOT ME! Now excuse me while pour myself a margarita.

    • The Devil Is Among Us

      CORRECTION: ‘Now excuse me while I pour myself a margarita.’

  • meg

    smdh. part of this country used to be mexico & our sh*t was taken just like it was taken from the indians…unjust war. say all you want…at least my people stick together. at least they don’t complain about general labor and minimum wage. all blacks, whites, & chicanos complain about is their damn jobs. they don’t want to do sh*t, but have nerve to try to live it up like diddy & when they get money, they spend it on bullsh*t cars, rims, clothes, gaming consoles, etc. it isn’t just mexicans taking these jobs either. you have so many other races taking over, too, but can only blame my people. the only mexicans i don’t respect are those who are involved w/ organized crime. otherwise, get your a** off the couch & actually try to do your job right & stop coming home to your bm or whoever complaining about your day at work.

  • BrownPride

    In response to the multiple ignorant comments on this story, here’s a couple facts for you:
    The exploitation of undocumented (I don’t use the term “illegal” because no human being should be referred to as such) immigrants in this country is what keeps you from paying $8.00 for a tomato at the grocery store. These individuals earn far below the federal poverty threshhold, yet are still able to take care of their families in the states as well as in their countries…in addition, there are well over 14 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. For you ignorant ones who think these people need to be deported and sent back, I ask for your proposal on exactly how this country is supposed to deport 14 million people…from countries ALL over the GLOBE…not just Mexico. In addition, many of these workers in fact DO pay taxes…if they are purchasing any goods at anytime from any store, they are paying taxes. And for those who feel that undocumented immigrants are a drain on social services….surprise! They aren’t eligible for services without the appropriate paperwork and documentation. Please, educate yourselves before you start spitting all this hateful rhetoric about topics you haven’t researched or taken the time to understand. That being said, 14 million people AREN’T GOING ANYWHERE anytime soon. Might as well get used to it. 🙂

  • ReALiSt!! ... I'm NAT TURNER ToDaY WiTh A UZI!!

    Yawninggg!!! The WHITE RACE is the only ILLEGAL ALIEN on this planet – this planet belongs solely to owner and god of the earth – which is the BLACK RACE…

    The WHITE RACE destroyed this planet…

    The same race of people are blowing Libya up with depleted uranium warheads – if there’s anyone to leave – it should be the neanderthal race… F*ck the WHITE RACE!!!

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