C Mac D wrote:
What is that sentence suppose to mean? And it is very condescending, much of the reason for people finging you arrogant and distastful! Waht does Arizona have todo with being a racist?
It was in response to this comment:
I do agree with one point that officers follow protocol and it is a step by step process, they do not look at anyone's age, creed or color. You follow their directions or they go to the next step in protocol; that's it.
Then I said:
C Mac D wrote:
lol... don't pay attention to the news much? Arizona ring a bell?
Because the recently passed laws in Arizona prove that police are doing everything you claim they are not. That is all.
I'm sorry, when did it become the Police who pass laws?
They don't. They are charged with ENFORCING them.
Here is my first, and hopefully last, comment on the Arizona situation on PPO.
The law clearly states that if the Police have REASONABLE SUSPICION, they are to ascertain the citizenship status of the individual in question. There's that damn term, Reasonable Suspicion. Defined, that means that a REASONABLE person under the SAME CIRCUMSTANCES would suspect the SAME THING. This isn't blind witch hunting or racial profiling (As some like to charge).
Now, is this new law really going to improve the situation in Arizona? I doubt it. It is already against the law to be in this country illegally - we simply can't enforce it. Criminalizing it won't really have a positive effect because it STILL comes down to FUNDING. It costs MONEY to deport Illegals, money that tax payers DON'T want to spend. Further, businesses that hire those same illegals will be forced to pay a higher wage (and taxes, FICA, etc) to replace those workers - which drives UP their prices.
The TRUTH is, C Mac, you haven't the foggiest notion about what you're talking about - not an uncommon position for you. You are so busy trying to persecute me, or the Police, that you blindly ignore the facts around you.
I think the law in Arizona is not going to work - SURPRISE!!! You likely believed I was going to be all for it, lining up with my baton to club the next "suspicious person"...nope.
At the same time, what do you know about the problems Arizona is facing, and WHY they passed this law? Are you aware of the American civilians who have been killed or run off their land by drug cartels who are trafficking BLATANTLY across the borders? National Geographic did an excellent story about it almost 3 years ago...and it's only getting worse. Are you aware of the FACT that the local police and the Border Patrol are woefully undermanned and under funded to deal with this issue? Are you aware of the FACT that the Marines were requested to assist with Border operations but due to certain bylaws were not allowed by congress to do so?
It is my guess that you really aren't all that familiar with what is actually happening in Arizona, but you're "offended" by the law passed there regardless. Right? Did you know that according to almost every poll taken, the majority of people are FOR the new law? That's nationwide, not just in Arizona.
Ironically, as I stated above, I am not. I don't feel it will adequately address the true problem, and will instead "criminalize" the wrong people. But that's not what you expected to hear, is it.
The truth is, you jumped on a line of thought and refused to budge, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. In a post previously I showed how you were completely off the mark in 5 1/2 of 7 points you posted about me. Now, I've shown that you took a popular "hot button" topic at face value without any understanding of the actual issue. Maybe it's time you reassessed your positions here.