Tuesday, May 04, 2010

ANOTHER BRILLIANT WAY TO PUT DEDICATED PEACE OFFICERS BEHIND THE 8 BALL

This is an Honest-to-God section of the Arizona Immigration ("Safe Neighborhoods" Law, tongue, meet cheek)



36              G. A PERSON WHO IS A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THIS STATE MAY BRING AN ACTION
37        IN SUPERIOR COURT TO CHALLENGE ANY OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A
38    COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE THAT ADOPTS
39    OR IMPLEMENTS A POLICY OR PRACTICE THAT LIMITS OR RESTRICTS THE ENFORCEMENT
40 OF FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS TO LESS THAN THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY FEDERAL
41     LAW.           IF THERE IS A JUDICIAL FINDING THAT AN ENTITY HAS VIOLATED THIS
42      SECTION, THE COURT SHALL ORDER THAT THE ENTITY PAY A CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT
43     LESS THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND NOT MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR
44              EACH DAY THAT THE POLICY HAS REMAINED IN EFFECT AFTER THE FILING OF AN ACTION
45    PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION.

In other words, some true believer can sue "Any Official" (that would include a rank and file officer) of a law enforcement agency for failure to find illegals and cause Federal Immigration Law to be brought down on all Illegals' haids.  So we train police officers to use discretion in investigating stuff and then we may sue them if we don't like the way they exercise that discretion.

I had no idea Arizona hated cops this much.   Good luck gathering police intelligence from the hispanic community.

3 Comments:

At 9:29 AM, May 04, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Reilly had a cop on last night saying ... "damned if you do and damned if you don't".

Bill thought it was to force the feds or ICE to step in if they arrested enough. I'm not sure why they included the penalties for the cops, except to force the issue. Seems odd to me, as you show.

It seems the problem is no one will enforce the law, and now there is a huge and real problem with the cartels coming far into the US with well armed support.

Another cop came in that was not even from a border county. The cop that just got shot was from there, and he said this gang knew he was following, so they had a guy lay in wait for him and ambush him.

The majority of the citizens strongly want action, but Democrats aren't about to take a political hit by enforcing laws, and even Republicans are afraid of losing the Hispanic vote since they seem to be a one issue voter.

http://fwd4.me/Mft

But there are unions and La Raza and others that have well organized resistance, and the Che and Nazi signs at the May Day protests show how far left they are. Even Obama took a public stand against Arizona law, helping instigate more chaos.

 
At 9:40 AM, May 04, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...

You will not get any argument out of me that the drug gangs are dangerous, growing and know no borders.

I used to spend a lot of time in Juarez and there was no place in that city where was scared to go. Now you can't even be safe on the US side in El Paso.

But. at the end of the day, I'm a cops' guy. Any legislation that let's any swingin' tool file suit against a policeman because the plaintiff doesn't like a policy decision is simply bad law. In fact, when you mix polemics, personal liability and law enforcement you will virtually always get a poison stew.

I get the frustration that led to this. The Road to Hell is often paved with good intentions.

TYFCB

 
At 9:19 AM, May 06, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cops (especially near the border) have a tough enough job without having to enforce the borders and fight a drug war against Mexican cartels.

But the left has played the race card for decades, and any move toward enforcement is met with violent and hyperbolic protest.

Obama (his own racism revealed with "the cops acted stupidly, though I don't know the facts") flamed the fires by saying Hispanics would be harassed when they went out for ice cream.

Why does Obama hate the cops? Or why does he hate Arizona citizens? ... might be better questions. Arizona is pushing for Obama to quit playing politics and control the borders.

Nationally 60% favor the law, while 31% oppose. In Arizona, 70% favor it, while just 23% oppose it. They may not have read the law's details, but it serves as a "proxy" for the public desire for enforcement, versus Obama's rebellion against US citizens.

http://fwd4.me/N1l

 

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