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  •  Thanks, I wouldn't have otherwise seen that (3+ / 0-)
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    mkor7, mahakali overdrive, Miggles is good news and it's great to see the push back from Law enforcement in particular.
    Rachel Maddow talked about what was also embedded in the Bill, an amendment allowing lawsuits if people feel they aren't doing that job. Amazing. Who do they think will pay for those lost lawsuits?
    This is a racist dream written in legislation, and the negative realities of the problems generated by it will not spare most of it's supporters.
    More important is what damage it will do to the quality of life in Arizona, and not just for the targeted people. This will wreck City coffers from lawsuits over Civil Rights violations, win or lose,and with less revenue to operate a City  the value on every front drops, Real Estate, Crime uptick from less funds for Law Enforcement, Schools, Parks...the list goes on.
    from that article...
    "We're damned if we do, and damned if we don't," said Dupnik. "If we go out and look for illegal immigrants, they accuse us of racial profiling and we can get sued. And if some citizen doesn't think we're enforcing the state law, they can sue us too."

    One other thing is how this may play in suppressing Democratic voters for the Fall.

    without the ants the rainforest dies

    by aliasalias on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 04:25:44 PM PDT

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