I can't expect certain people to understand what it's like to be racially profiled. And this is not about the race card, it's reality. I can count numerous occasions when I was profiled and stopped by police for nothing. I never got a ticket out of those occasions, but I was humiliated when I had to lay down in the street at gun point, or I had to keep my hands on the hood of my car while it was searched, and no arrest or citation was issued after the ordeal.
I'm a black, college grad who makes a six-figure income, and has never been in trouble with the law, nor who has ever worn clothing, or drove cars that fit the profile of a gang member, and I'VE BEEN PROFILED when it's supposed to be illegal!!
Now there's a law that gives any crooked cop the green light to profile someone and get away with it??
This is not China. Yes we have an illegal citizens problem. Yes the Feds are not doing their jobs to protect the border, BUT THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM!
Whites who make comments like get over it, or stop playing the race card are being disengenuous about this issue because they don't have to worry about getting stopped by that crooked cop.
Arizona has moved that much closer to a police state. SAD...
"First they came ..." is a famous statement attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
"THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
THEN THEY CAME for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
THEN THEY CAME for me and by that time no one was left to speak up."