I know Arizona has some illegal immigration problems, but damn, this is totally fucked. Totally fucked.
“The Republican governor also issued an executive order that requires additional training for local officers on how to implement the law without engaging in racial profiling or discrimination.
“This training will include what does and does not constitute reasonable suspicion that a person is not legally present in the United States,” Brewer said after signing the bill.
“Racial profiling is illegal. It is illegal in America, and it’s certainly illegal in Arizona,” Brewer said.”
What? This woman has just signed a bill authorizing racial profiling and she has the audacity to say that the people being permitted to racially profile people will be trained not to racially profile people. There has to be another solution to the state’s illegal immigration problems. This is a huge political regression.
In the end, I’m reminded of my friend Cameron Kunzelman’s statement, “We are moving backward in time at an alarming pace.”