The reason this law passed is that the people who support it--the same people now claiming that this isn't about racial profiling--know that it only applies to people who are poorer and darker skinned and probably speak with funny accents, anyway. I'd be a lot more sympathetic to this law, in fact, if it required the police to check the immigration status of every single person they pulled over, without any gauzy "reason to believe" fig leaf to cover up what's really going on. Raise your hand if you think that law could have passed in Arizona.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Once in awhile even McMegan makes sense...
She raises a great point on the Arizona immigration issue,