BTC – The ALCU of Arizona reports an increase in claims of racial profiling at 2 cases a day trickling in from cities like Peoria, AZ since the passage of SB 1070. The people being pulled over are not caucasian snowbirds from Ottowa. They are overwhelmingly people of color with hispanic surnames.
Has the law been enacted? No. But that hasn’t stopped Arizona from firing teachers with accents and looking the other way as city mural art pieces are defaced as if it were open season on anyone hispanic.
Is there a privacy risk where the driver license information of those detained will be funnelled into a federal immigration database where your information is unprotected? Yes. Will it happen to you if you are a caucasian concealed weapon carrier in transit? Not likely, UNLESS…. Arizona’s DMV decides to fold all of that information over to DHS and domestic intelligence agencies. Of course, it won’t be about race at that point.
THE ONGOING IMMIGRATION DRAMA
I am so so sick of SB 1070, Arizona, the racists, anti-immigrant people, immigration, the immigrants, the white people “defending” the immigrants, identity theft, database brokering vultures, the 11th grade arrested development and the pitted faces of irresponsible commentators. Watch the 1st Amendment right to complain unfold in real-time about my Constitutional sea sickness as someone who proudly identifies as both caucasian and Mexican born American. [WHOOPS! Sorry 2010 Census – you didn’t have a box for both!]
TRUTH: I don’t have to pick a side when I am both. Obama should back me on this one, if necessary.
I think we’ve all had enough of the posturing and race baiting and the heavy handed gun waving. Go get some libations and something to eat and catch a great Summer show. “Immigration” is not getting resolved today.