Saturday, May 1, 2010
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
One undeniable reality—profiling is alive and well in the United States of America and racial profiling is the official flavor in Arizona.
A backtracking Governor Brewer signed a revised "round 'em up" immigration law yesterday to require "reasonable suspicion" to trigger enforcement rather the dubious standard of "contact" only. She says that "These new statements make it crystal clear and undeniable that racial profiling is illegal, and will not be tolerated in Arizona..."
Nice try. No amount of lawyer or politician doublespeak will take the stink off this skunk. Heck, even the cops are filing lawsuits.
No matter what the cop says later, the real “reasonable suspicion” of virtually every cop who enforces that law in Arizona will be that the suspect looks Hispanic. Oh yeah, I forgot there’s “cars on blocks in the yard” that might lead to seeing an actual Hispanic.
Those law enforcement methods will be okay with many as long as it’s not them, their family, or friends who are the targets. (More votes for the good governor) By the time they are, it will be too late.
Thank you Governor Jan Brewer. Dick the butcher, please..., One Dead Politician.