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  •  As sure as you are that Sheriff Arpaio (0+ / 0-)

    is Sheriff of Pima County? Some of your general points are valid, but your brush paints with far too broad strokes.
    For your general information, Clarence Dupnik, who has been Sheriff of Pima County for almost thirty years, has declared it the official policy of PCSD not to inquire into detainees immigration status
    Maricopa County is the most populous in AZ, and a center  of right wing, if not outright tea bag, attitudes, but is as far from representative of all Arizona as the Bronx is from all of New York state. And before you go taking off on that statement, I was born and raised in the Bronx, a mile and a quarter from Sonia Sotomayor's project, two miles from Colin Powell's neighborhood. In the time frame just about exactly between the two.

    I had a brother at Khe Sanh, fightin' off them Viet Cong, they're still there, but he's all gone. The Boss

    by DaNang65 on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 10:29:28 PM PDT

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    •  You give cops a blank check to racial profile (0+ / 0-)

      What do you think will happen? I have no doubt that your current sheriff is a good guy. There are plenty of good guy cops. But the problem is giving them a blank check to racially discriminate. Can you guarantee me no arizona cop will use it to exercise his own prejudice?

      •  I'm here to allow more time for you to provide (0+ / 0-)

        evidence that I support profiling. Perhaps if you read through my comments more dispassionately, you'll notice that my constant theme is that the police - local, county, state, and federal here in Baja Arizona couldn't possibly engage in racial profiling. Most of the people they encounter in Baja Arizona are brown skinned and/or Hispanic surnamed. That includes the geographically immense (if thinly populated) Tohono O'Otham reservation whose San Xavier District runs right up to the Tucson city limits.
        That Sheriff Joe is an asshole, we couldn't agree more. That Maricopa County is a hotbed of extreme right to tea bag idiots is well established.
        But you paint Arizona with far too broad a brush, it seems driven by some bee under your bonnet, but is grossly unfair to the entire people of this state.

        I had a brother at Khe Sanh, fightin' off them Viet Cong, they're still there, but he's all gone. The Boss

        by DaNang65 on Wed Apr 14, 2010 at 02:39:31 PM PDT

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