Monday, August 2, 2010

Hate Marches On in Arizona

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist
The Stars and Stripes has had articles dealing with the on-going hate-fest in Arizona for the past several days. In fact, Jan Brewer and Joe Arpaio seem to be soaking up more newsprint here than they do in the daily pages of The Arizona Republic.

Yesterday I saw a picture of Governor Brewer standing in front of a saintly looking John McCain. The article said that she might call a special session of the legislature to come up with changes in Senate Bill 1070 in an effort to make it more palatable to Federal Judge Susan Bolton. That almost sounds as if the governor is backing down. Unfortunately in politics, Molly Ivins was right: you have to dance with them what brung you. If the Sand Hag backs down, the rabid morons who form her political base will eat her and leave her bones to bleach in the Sonora. Welcome to Arizona Politics 101, Jan!

State Senator Russell Pearce, the author of the bigoted SB 1070 remains a hate purist. He said he will only support changes if they make the law tougher (read: more racist). Pearce was fired from a high profile state job with cause. What a shame he can't be fired from the state legislature for promoting racial profiling and stupidity.

There were protests in the Phoenix area Saturday with over seventy arrests being made by local law enforcement. Joe Arpaio's uniformed goons got their rocks off by arresting immigrant rights leader Salvador Reza. I understand Sal was freed on bail a few hours later, but an arrest is an arrest, and a false arrest of someone of Reza's stature is going to get expensive.

Arpaio has cost Maricopa County and its insurers millions of dollars in court awards over wrongful arrests (misuse of his power), maltreatment of prisoners, and even the senseless and wrongful deaths of prisoners. Sal Reza will undoubtedly sue the county and add to that rapidly-expanding pile of money that has been paid out due to Joe's incompetence and bloated ego.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is so out of control and so blatant in its routine denial of constitutional rights to individuals that the courts need to start holding Arpaio and his chief deputies personally accountable and allow the public to sue them directly. When they have to start paying with their own money, things will likely change - for the better! It's time that Joe Arpaio's personal welfare system comes to an end!

Ah, Arizona, how do I miss thee? Let me count the ways...

1 comment:

Montana said...

"House Bill 2013" and "SB1070"

0 = Arizona
2 = USA/ Our Constitution/ We the People of the United States

We are a country that is ruled by the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence, not by the majority of the day. When you do not know the principles in these documents, therein lays the problem in losing when you are challenged in court.

This month of July 2010, our U.S. Federal courts have found the so called State of Arizona hate filled legislation namely "House Bill 2013" and "SB1070" Un-constitution (So much for the intellect of Jan Brewer, "Did you read the bills you signed?"). But we all know that they will go crying to the Supreme Court of the United States, please, please, please go. We will fight you in Arizona, any other state, and yes in Washington DC. We will not tire, we will not be silent and we will persevere, I promise you.

In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme of clans; the Baggers, Birthers and Blowhards (people who love to push their beliefs and hate on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that's who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win in November. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, "We Ain't Coming Out".

It's all about politics: Jan Brewer you were never elected to be Governor, but you have no problem trying to get elected on the back of undocumented workers, you loser (sure you may win but the long-term effects to your so called State is just beginning). Here is a partial list of your hate filled legislation;

1. S.B. 1070,
2. House Bill 2013
3. No permit conceal weapons law,
4. The famous Birthers law,
5. Banning Ethnic studies law,

6. Could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona, ordered to be whiten,
7. On deck to pass, no citizenship to babies born to undocumented workers,

8. If she can read she should look up Arizona's House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which was un-constitution and failed when legally challenged),
9. The boycotted Martin Luther King Day, what idiots don't want another holiday? Yes, you guessed it Arizona.

Well Arizona, you can keep boycotting new holidays, passing hate filled legislation and the rest of our country will continue to challenge you in court of law and Boycott your so-called state.

Lets face it, no one can real believe anything that comes out of Brewer's mouth, in an interview, this year, in an attempt to gain sympathy, she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (which ended 1945) but of course we find out the truth that father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955. But we are suppose to believe everything else she says, right!

As they say in the World Cup: Gooooooooal!