Arizona Police State versus the people

The subject line is not alarmist, it’s descriptive.  The anti immigrant legislation passed in Arizona, about to be signed by the governor, makes Arizona a police state.  Police are given extraordinary powers to stop individuals, detain them, and transport them to jails.

From the Arizona Legislatures explanation of Arizona Senate Bill 1070 –


5.      Allows a law enforcement officer, without a warrant, to arrest a person if the officer has probable cause to believe that the person has committed any public offense that makes the person removable from the U.S. Full Bill SB 1070

“without a warrant” tied to “probable cause” for committing “any public offense” gives the police total latitude to stop anyone who “looks like” an illegal alien.  That’s an absurdly broad class.

Here is the rational response by those fighting for rationality and the Constitution:


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