I find the contortions of the liberal mindset both fascinating to watch and distressingly predictable. Witness the recent AP story Judge: Ariz. sheriff’s office profiles Latinos.
In this alleged news article the AP points out that Sheriff Joe arrests more illegal aliens than almost any other agency, or to quote the story “as Arizona voters grew frustrated with the state’s role as the nation’s busiest illegal entryway.”
The judge that ruled against Sheriff Joe Arpaio apparently feels that Mexicans crossing the border without our knowledge or permission should be rewarded with get out of jail free cards. He seems to feel that having succeeded in getting here no illegal alien should have to suffer the indignity of being questioned or arrested because of something as petty as his immigration status. I suppose in his world we should wait until they murder or rape someone before we inconvenience them.
U.S. District Judge Murray Snow issued a 142-page rant about how unfair it was to question Latinos about their immigration staus. The judge must have failed geography in college, since we know geography isn’t taught in grade school or high school anymore. I’m sure it never occurred to his political correctness that the state of Arizona, being the busiest crossing station on the border just might have a higher than average percentage of illegal aliens from, big surprise here, Mexico.
As someone who has actually read the Arizona law in question I would point out to his worship the judge that it does not allow for “immigration status checks” as a primary offense. The person who is being questioned about his status must first be suspected of some other offense. Liberals don’t like that provision but it did survive Supreme Court scrutiny. So, according to this judge either everyone in the Maricopa County Sheriffs department is a racist or they are all willing to act as racists at the behest of their leader, Sheriff Joe. How stupid do you have to be to believe that argument. I guess just stupid enough to be a federal judge.
The sheriff was also accused of ordering so called “immigration patrols” based on letters and emails from local citizens who complained about people with dark skin congregating in certain areas. I suppose it would have never occurred to his political correctness the judge that the locals in question just might have a better idea about who lives in their neighborhood than he would. In to many parts of the country large groups of men hanging around on street corners are known as gang members and, generally speaking, are up to no good. Having law enforcement show up and ask questions doesn’t seem out of bounds to me.
The attorneys for the small group of Latinos involved in the suit pointed out that Arpaio sent thank-you notes to some of the people who complained. Well there is a racist concept for you, thanking citizens for being involved in their community. How dare he!
The sheriff will doubtless appeal this ridiculous decision and if any kind of common sense can be interjected into this case, most likely prevail.