Arizona's SB 1070 is racist to the core
By: Cahir O'Doherty | Published Monday, August 2, 2010, 2:20 PM | Updated Sunday, August 4, 2013, 1:01 AM
Say it with me: Arizona's SB 1070 is racist to the core.
Arizona's SB 1070 is about police rounding up people based on their race, despite all the howls of protests of the bill's supporters to the contrary.
But just try telling that to the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer. The mood she (and the GOP) are in these days, she'd probably deport the Statue of Liberty back to France if she had the opportunity.
In angling for her big moment in the national spotlight Brewer has instead turned the floodlights on millions of the most retiring people in our nation: the vulnerable undocumented who live in the shadows whilst all the while living hard productive lives and helping to power our economy.
It's not a fair fight. Brewer's brought out a bulldozer to pluck a daisy.
And the overheated charges of rampant criminality take a beating from the state's actual crime statistics
, particularly when you're forced to admit the biggest crime of the year there involved a break out of three caucasian convicts.
Maybe Arizona's police force would spend their precious time better by keeping murderers behind bars rather than being forced to become untrained immigration agents?
And have you actually seen the comments written by so many of the state's own citizens in their online forums? To hear most of them tell it the undocumented have come to America to 'take our jobs, kill our citizens and rape our women.'
Bertroche said, referring to undocumented immigrants who are detained and deported, 'I actually support microchipping them. I can microchip my dog so I can find it. Why can't I microchip an illegal?'
Stormfront.org, the biggest white nationalist web forum online, has also called for donations to the SB 1070 defense fund. 'Money where you mouth is time,' they state.