Thanks to Immigration Talk with a Mexican American for sounding the alarm off on this.Â Watch Senator Huppenthal squirm as he falsely states that this new law does not legalize racial profiling (it in fact, does legalize racial profiling because it forces police officers to stop someone if they have “reasonable suspicion” of someone looking like an “illegal”, which can be dangerously interpreted as anything the police arbitrarily chooses, for ex. if someone merely looks brown). See for yourself: incredibly, it appears Sen. Huppenthal does not even know what was in his own bill:
I’ll add to this by repeating what I have said onÂ this previous post of mine:
…it seems that the focus right now is inÂ how this law will lead to unprecedented racial profiling. While that is important to point out, theÂ topic of howÂ this law willÂ probably lead to an increase in crime ratesÂ is getting lost in theÂ media coverage.Â When you talk aboutÂ this with your friends, be sure to point out how this law will destroyÂ the Arizona policeâ€™s ability to work with the immigrant community to report and combat crime because all trust between the two parties will be destroyed.