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Old 07-01-2010, 04:17 AM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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FOXNews.com - ACLU Issues Arizona Travel Warnings, Draws Accusations of 'Disinformation'

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The nation's top civil liberties group is opening its own front in the battle over Arizona's controversial immigration law, warning travelers that visiting the state could lead to racial profiling.

Critics have said the law, which requires local law enforcement to check the immigration status of people stopped for other reasons, opens the door to warrantless arrests simply for looking like an illegal immigrant, but proponents note that the law specifically forbids racial profiling.

And Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the law in April, fought back Wednesday against the ACLU's new alert. Her office issued a statement saying that the ACLU's actions proved how "hopelessly out of touch they are with the vast majority of Arizonans, as well as most Americans."

"The legislation includes very specific language that makes it abundantly clear that racial profiling is and will continue to be illegal in Arizona," Brewer spokesman Paul Senseman said. "Instead of spreading fear, hate, and disinformation about the legislation, it would be helpful for the ACLU to instead join Governor Brewer's demand that the federal government stop discussing and begin implementing an honest plan to secure our nation's border."

American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in Arizona, New Mexico and 26 other states put out the warnings in advance of the Fourth of July weekend. The Arizona chapter has received reports that law enforcement officers are already targeting some people even though the law doesn't take effect until July 29, its executive director said.

Sgt. Kevin Wood, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said Wednesday that its officers were not racially profiling people they come in contact with.

The alerts are designed to teach people about their rights if police stop and question them.

The Arizona law requires police, while enforcing other laws, to question a person's immigration status if officers have a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally. It also makes it
It's not even the law yet but they're going to warn people anyway.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:51 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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The ACLU is a joke, a relic, and a caricature of it's former relevancy.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:01 AM
 
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The ACLU is a joke, a relic, and a caricature of it's former relevancy.
yep
with obama being tha prez
no mor glass ceiling for ppl of color
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:04 AM
 
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What about a warning about traveling to El Paso, Texas, where gunfire from across the unprotected Mexican border, pierced through exterior and interior walls of City Hall, recently???
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:06 AM
 
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What about a warning about traveling to San Antonio, Texas, where gunfire from across the unprotected Mexican border, pierced through exterior and interior walls of City Hall, recently???
antonio?
you are shure you dont mean elpaso?
that place is to close to jurez
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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Well the ACLU HAD to do and say something

Every other silly group is sealing all of the air time
and what a better button to press then this one

I really think they could do more good for all of the
Americans if they moved their headquarters
to the place the BLM & U.S. Government deemed "Unsafe"
in Southern Arizona

After all they do want to help...Right
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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Well the ACLU HAD to do and say something

Every other silly group is sealing all of the air time
and what a better button to press then this one

I really think they could do more good for all of the
Americans if they moved their headquarters
to the place the BLM & U.S. Government deemed "Unsafe"
in Southern Arizona

After all they do want to help...Right

Yeah. Or how about to El Paso if they find Arizona "unsafe?"
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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The ACLU is a joke, a relic, and a caricature of it's former relevancy.
Exactly...take it from a long-ago contributor. Once a brave 'voice in the wilderness', the ACLU now resembles the thought-processes of a rebellious 12-year old....and it picks its causes accordingly.

What does an angry 12-year old say?.."My teacher is like ADOLF HITLER !"...and what does the ACLU say?..."Avoid Arizona!...It's WORSE than Communist China !!".

I'd be worried if the ACLU actually picked a relevant cause today. So much for a 'once great' organization...
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Does anyone notice anything wrong with that paragraph?

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The Arizona law requires police, while enforcing other laws, to question a person's immigration status if officers have a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally. It also makes it a state crime for legal immigrants to not carry their immigration documents and bans day laborers and people who seek their services from blocking traffic on streets
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