Politics: The People vs. Michael ChertoffSubmitted by lastmovement on Tue, 03/11/2008 - 21:17
Politics: The People vs. Michael Chertoff
The circumstances were different the last time the federal government visited Dr. Eloise Tamez's family property in the Lower Rio Grande region of South Texas. It was 1936 and her grandparents, descendents of the Lipan Apache with ties to the land going back centuries, were poorly educated and spoke no English--little match for a state government on a mission to build flood levees. "The government took half our land and then left whole families on the south side," says Tamez angrily.