Gov. Jan "La Bruja" Brewer stomped her foot Friday saying a reference to the state's controversial racial profiling sb10708 law be removed from a State Department report to the United Nations' human rights commissioner. The U.S. included its legal challenge to the law on a list of ways the federal government is protecting human rights.
In a cry-baby letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Brewer wailed it is "downright offensive" that her (and Arpaio's) rampant racial profiling law would be included in the report, which was drafted as part of a UN review of human rights in all member nations every four years. "The idea that our own AZ Racial Profiling law being submitted to 'review' by the United Nations is internationalism run amok and unconstitutional," Brewer wrote.
Arizona's law generally requires police, like arpaio and his masked goons, go to latino neighborhoods to supposedly enforce other laws during their suppression sweeps of latino neighborhoods to investigate the immigration status of people they suspect are illegal immigrants.
Arpaio routinely targets Latino neighborhoods during his suppression sweeps of Latino neighborhoods. Raicst and extremist supporters of sb1070, including Brewer, say the law prohibits racial profiling and other human rights abuses.
The U.S. Justice Department sued to block the measure, arguing federal law trumps the state's authority to enforce immigration laws. A federal judge in July sided with the Justice Department and blocked enforcement of the law's most controversial provisions a day before it was scheduled to take effect.
Update: Turns out La Bruja's foot stomping was just a media stunt. Here is the statement she was supposedly so upset about: "A recent Arizona law, S.B. 1070, has generated significant attention and debate at home and around the world. The issue is being addressed in a court action that argues that the federal government has the authority to set and enforce immigration law. That action is ongoing; parts of the law are currently enjoined." Looks like La Bruja was just trying to get attention and sympathy for her cause.. over nothing!