Sunday, June 27, 2010

Breaking News: Arizona Republic Releases Arpaio's "Lawful Contact" Training Video conducted by Hate Group FAIR's Kris Kobach

The Arizona Republic has released the training video that Sheriff Arpaio commissioned from Hate Group FAIR's Kris Kobach to train Arpaio's masked goons to identify "illeegals." (Note: To view video, click on link and go to video number 7).

Please watch it. Is is hilarious. Kobach provides the goons a list of 20 items. All they need is 2 or more to make the case for "Reasonable Suspicion." Basically, if you are brown (#3. Appearance) and in a Latino neighborhood (#6. Location), or you have your family in the car (#9 Vehicle overcrowded), you are eligible to be "Lawfully Stopped."
American Latinos, in Kris Kobach and Sheriff Arpaio's world, YOU ARE SCREWED!!

Reasonable suspicion:
Rely on more than one. Carefully document what it was that constitutes "reasonable suspicion."
1. No English skills or speaks English poorly.
2. No ID
3. ID Card from foreign country & no other id from US
4. Admits he is not us citizen & refuses to answer questions
5. By his Appearance
6. Location of the stop has reputation for illegal immigrants
7. Appears In transit or recently travelled
8. Demeanor indicates it – takes flight.
9. Vehicle overcrowded
10. Passengers attempting to hide
11. Time of day; type of vehicle; area where human smuggling occurred in past
12. Police Knowledge of area
13. On road known for human smuggling corridor. Ex: Highway 87 in phoenix
14. Evasive maneuvers
15. Presence of individuals – acts as look out place
16. Vehicle foreign id out of country license plates
17. In company of Persons known to be unlawfully present
18. Dress or appearance
19. Vehicle been on long trip
20. Not making eye contact


Vicente Duque said...

The Senate of the State of New York in Albany has already condemned the anti-Immigration Law of Arizona - I wasn't aware of these News

City council of Paterson, New Jersery condemns Arizona, population of 146,545 as of 2007, making it New Jersey's third largest city.

Senate passes a resolution denouncing Arizona law
By Emily Claire Atkin
May 10, 2010

Senate passes a resolution denouncing Arizona law

After hearing strongly worded testimony by Sen. Jose Serrano on the Senate floor May 4, lawmakers in the upper house passed a resolution denouncing any law that encourages racial profiling and urging the federal government to do the same.

The resolution specifically cites the recently passed immigration law in Arizona, which Serrano called a "slap in the face" to the history of immigration in America. The resolution was sponsored by Serrano, D-Bronx, and Sen. Jose Peralta, D-Queens.

"This resolution speaks to a very complex and disturbing issue we have, unfortunately, here in the United States," said Serrano. "We have a very broken immigration system, very much in need of immigration reform – one that respects the fact that this nation was founded on the backs of immigrants, people who came here to love this country and to die for this country."

Arizona's new law, SB 1070, was signed April 23 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. The law requires police officers to question individuals regarding their immigration status if there is "reasonable suspicion" that they are in the country illegally and if the individual was already in contact with the officer for a different offense.

Serrano said in his testimony that an officer's ability to question individuals about their legal status based on reasonable suspicion encourages racial profiling. "That means that based on the color of a person's skin, possibly an accent, the way that they look, because of that they are subject ... to harassment by police," Serrano explained.

The resolution also states the Arizona law "places immigrants at risk and hinders law enforcement officials from obtaining the full cooperation they need."

Serrano said the new law in Arizona will have a "chilling effect" on the relationship between immigrants and non-immigrants and will "polarize the nation." He also said the relationship between immigrants and law enforcement will be compromised, as immigrants who have been subjected to crimes and abuse will be too afraid to come forward for fear of deportation of themselves or of loved ones.

The resolution states that immigration reform can only be achieved by a partnership between state and federal governments, so the Senate resolves to encourage cooperation with the federal government to enact immigration policies that "strengthen the family immigration system, provide a clear path to citizenship and revise current enforcement so that human and civil rights are safeguarded."

"There are people dying every day to come to this nation … because they know this nation is the greatest nation on earth" said Serrano. "That it provides unique opportunities that they will not find anywhere else in the world. We owe it to them, we owe it to the legacy of our parents and grandparents, and to all the immigrants who started our families here in the great nation we call home."

After the resolution was passed, copies were sent to President Barack Obama and all members of the New York state congressional delegation.

Vicente Duque

Vicente Duque said...

Baltimore Maryland joins the Opposition to Arizona Racist Laws and files suit against SB1070. My Super List of Arizona Condemners and Boycotters

Baltimore is the Largest City in Maryland - As of 2009, the population of Baltimore was 637,418. The Baltimore Metropolitan Area has approximately 2.7 million residents; the 20th largest in the country. Baltimore is also the largest city in the surrounding associated combined statistical area of approximately 8.4 million residents. ( Information from Wikipedia )

I have lately found that the New York State Senate ( in Albany NY ) passed a Resolution condemning Arizona on May 4, 2010 and the City of Paterson in New Jersey also condemned Arizona.

Growing list of City Boycotters and City Condemners of Arizona :

Austin TX, Amherst MA, Baltimore MD,Berkeley CA, Boston MA, Bloomington IN, Boulder CO, Brownsville TX, Burlington VT, Calexico CA, Chula Vista CA, Coachella CA, Chicago IL, Columbus OH, Cook County IL ( Chicago is inside ), Durham NC, El Paso TX, Fulton County GA, Gallup NM, Hartford CT, Los Angeles City CA, Los Angeles County CA, Lucas County OH ( Toledo inside ), New York State Senate ( in Albany NY ), Oakland CA, Pasadena CA, Paterson NJ, Portland OR, Richmond CA, San Antonio TX, San Diego CA, San Jose CA, San Pablo CA, Santa Ana CA, St. Paul MN, Santa Monica CA, San Francisco CA, Seattle WA, Tacoma WA, Washington DC, West Hollywood CA, etc ...
Baltimore Hispanic Leaders Commend Mayor for Taking Leadership against Arizona
By Tania Del Angel and Elizabeth Alex
June 17, 2010

Some excerpts :

Baltimore, MD - On June 16th, The City of Baltimore’s Law Department joined an amicus curiae brief filed in Arizona urging a federal district court to block enforcement of the State of Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law. The City joins cities and counties from around the nation in opposition to the law. The brief was filed in Friendly House et al. v. Whiting et al., a case brought by individuals, business, labor, social justice and religious organization seeking to have the law invalidated.

The move came on the heels of Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s participation in the Major Cities Mayors Conference in Oklahoma City, where the group passed a resolution condemning Arizona’s SB1070, the anti-immigrant law in question. SB1070 would make it a state crime to lack legal immigration status, and would mandate that local law enforcement officers ask for documentation of legal status from anyone “suspected” of being undocumented; a move which advocates fear will result in racial and ethnic profiling and decreased community collaboration with local police. “Baltimore has a rich immigrant history and a long tradition of upholding basic civil rights for all its people. By signing on to the brief, Mayor Rawlings Blake is not only standing up for immigrants in Arizona, Baltimore, and across the country, she is defending the basic civil rights of all Americans”, said Baltimore City Hispanic Commission Chairman Nicolas Ramos, Sr. “On behalf of the Baltimore Hispanic Commission, we commend the mayor for taking leadership on this issue.”

Rawlings-Blake’s move to join the lawsuit against the state of Arizona over the anti-immigrant legislation comes weeks after the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution condemning the Arizona law and calling on the Maryland General Assembly and Governor O’Malley to oppose any similar legislation in the state of Maryland. The resolution was introduced by Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton.

Vicente Duque

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