A new and scary low for humanity, Sheriff Joe marches shackled immigrants through selective neighborhoods of Phoenix to heighten the impact and gain some publicity for himself.
Does the right wing want Mexicans to be tattooed with an ID number and have to wear a symbol of their ethnicity? Maybe a star of David like the Nazis had the Jews wear on their clothing in Europe?
Last year in Maricopa county Arizona during Easter Sunday Sheriff Joe set up roadblocks in Chicano neighborhoods surrounding churches and stopped and questioned every “Mexican looking” family on their way to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
Could this happen here? If Walter Moore gets elected Mayor he already has his “Jamiel’s Law”, written up to “legally” profile Mexican Americans. It seems the failed right wing is looking to scapegoat the Mexican American population and use the issue of immigration as a wedge issue since they have nothing else to whip up enthusiasm for their “cause”
It can happen here!
Sheriff Joe goes Hollywood
Sheriff Joe Arpaio Marches Immigrants Through Public Square
New America Media, Commentary, Douglas Rivlin, Posted: Feb 05, 2009
Editor’s Note: On Wednesday, Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio marched shackled immigrants through the streets of Phoenix as a show of force and to promote his Fox Reality Channel television program. Meanwhile, former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, the new Secretary of Homeland Security, has called for a review of Homeland Security immigration enforcement measures, including 287g, which allows local police to enforce federal civil immigration law. Maricopa County has entered into a 287g agreement with the federal government that gives Sheriff Arpaio greater latitude to go after immigrants, whether or not they are accused of committing criminal offenses. Douglas Rivlin is communications director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan pro-immigrant advocacy group in Washington, D.C.