This is pretty much the bottom line.


Arizona lawmakers approved a sweeping immigration bill Monday intended to ramp up law enforcement efforts even as critics complained it could lead to racial profiling and other abuse.

The latest bill would make it a state crime for illegal immigrants to not have an alien registration document. It also would require police to question people about their immigration status if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the country illegally.

Other provisions allow citizen lawsuits against government agencies that hinder enforcement of immigration laws, and make it illegal for people to hire illegal immigrants for day labor or knowingly transport them.

Republican Sen. Russell Pearce of Mesa, who sponsored the bill, said it will take handcuffs off police and put them on violent criminals. “Enough is enough,” Pearce said.

When have the handcuffs ever been ON POLICE?

I just want to know. From where I’ve lived all my life, Police could pretty much do whatever the hell they wanted to. So, there are places in America where they’ve been ‘ handcuffed’?

I call bull on this.

This is nothing but a straight up legalization of racial profiling.

I live in a city where there’s a large illegal IRISH and POLISH population. Why do I get the feeling that if there was a similar law in my town, the folks arrested under it wouldn’t be from those neighborhoods?


Could it be because I’ve been Black in America longer than 3 days?

This law is wrong, and I know that the FIRST folks it will target are Latinos, but they’ll work their way down the line, and ‘ suddenly’, I’m willing to bet, they’ll find some reason to start targeting Black folks. Not that they need a reason, but this will give them another one.

So, if you ain’t White in the state of Arizona, you better get ready to ‘ carry your papers’.

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