posted on May, 25 2013 @ 06:06 PM
Originally posted by alfa1
Originally posted by MuzzleBreak
The decision by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in Phoenix backs up years of allegations from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's critics who say
his officers violate the constitutional rights of Latinos in relying on race in their immigration enforcement.
I have no idea what to make of this.
Are they really saying that when it comes to Mexican illegals, the law isnt allowed to look for ... Mexicans?
That they also have to search a representative number of Scandinavians or Asians or whatever???
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is well within his rights to round up the illegal Mexicans. However, the problem is that he is not targeting the illegal Mexicans,
he is targeting anyone with Brown skin. That is the problem. And there is a very good solution to this problem. Every US citizen who is wrongfully
stopped and questioned by Sheriff Arpaio's team should be financially compensated for the harassment. If you allow the Sheriff to do what he thinks
is best, and simply add a clause to the law, that says everyone stopped and questioned, who turns out to be a US citizen, has the right to file a
complaint, and receive compensation from the state of Arizona, in the sum of $1,000.000 USD, to be paid within 30 days of the wrongful stop, then that
would balance things out.
The Sheriff would then have to weigh carefully the "cost" of stopping a US Citizen and asking him for his papers. This would force the Sheriff to be
more cautious in his stops, and only stop people he had good evidence for that there were in fact illegal aliens.
That's the best solution. Leave the Sheriff alone, and add a financial compensation clause to the law for every citizen wrongfully stopped and
If the Sheriff knows someone is illegal, he should be able to enforce the law. But, he shouldn't be able to harass the citizens in the process, by
going on fishing expeditions where he has no probably cause.