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Old 02-12-2009, 08:30 PM
Location: Mesa, Az
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Originally Posted by jjwebbster View Post
Thought they they would "slink" away after the 1986 ammnesty. Didn't happen then, won't happen now. My only question for the pro-illegal people is this, if you need help in Pheonix, who do you call? Janet Murgia ? La Raza ? Give me a break! Good thing Sheriff Joe is there.
The economy is much, much worse now compared to 1986------------that alone may force out quite a few illegals.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:25 PM
Location: Surprise, Az
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Good news..hope it gets done.

4 U.S. House members call for investigation into Arpaio
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:39 PM
Location: Maryland
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Originally Posted by macmeal View Post
We don't like to think so, but it's part of 'investigating' any crime. You profile; you just don't talk about it.

All law-enforcement profiles by gender, by age group, by 'appearance', by 'attire' and by race, when there is a component appropriate in the 'crime'.
Searching for gang-bangers in LA County, you don't look for elderly Jewish couples or affluent Asians.

Looking for those who deface property with swastikas, you don't look at middle-income blacks or poor Hispanics.

If you're looking for a serial rapist, you don't profile women. And if you're looking for Mafia members or KKK members, you don't pull over blacks.

And if you're looking for illegal immigrants in the Southwest, you don't profile elderly white "snowbirds" or Navajos or black professionals.

Is profiling stricly LEGAL? It's a gray area...but if you're looking for a certain 'group', you look where that group can be found. All officers "know" this; and they HAVE to do this..they just can't discuss it in today's politically-correct society.

Does profiling "work"? Probably, in conjunction with other tools, yes, a majority of the time. It's not 'foolproof', but it's a way to look in 'the right places', rather than just randomly looking everywhere.

Do we ADMIT to using it?...of COURSE not...

Do I LIKE it? Hell no....but it happens, because people who "look like me" do bad things...and that sometimes puts ME in an awkward position.
Spot on, as usual. Unfortunately, due to ‘some’ law enforcement abuses, “profiling” has a negative connotation; when in reality, it is a vital component of criminal investigation. How can police look for someone without relying on the suspect’s physical attributes? Isn’t that how we “identify” people? It’s a no-brainer.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:10 AM
Location: USA
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Lou Dobbs Tonight:
Aired February 13, 2009http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0902/13/ldt.01.html

DOBBS: An amazing development in Phoenix, Arizona. A federal judge there has refused to recuse herself in a class action lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, even though the judge's twin sister has been waging a very public campaign against the sheriff. Judge Mary Mergia (ph) has cleared the way in her ruling for the ACLU to go to trial in what it calls a racial profiling against the sheriff, but the judge's decision is raising a lot of questions about conflict of interest because it turns out the judge's twin sister is none other than Janet Mergia (ph), the head of the biggest open borders amnesty group in the country. (La Raza)

The group is La Raza (ph) -- La Raza (ph) or the race is long pressed for an official investigation of Sheriff Arpaio and is in the middle of a campaign to stop what it calls the sheriff's madness. Sheriff Arpaio, his attorneys apparently didn't find out that Janet and Mary were sisters until the day of the judge's ruling
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:49 AM
Location: San Diego
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Oh the irony.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:24 AM
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Originally Posted by Bostonian123 View Post
Sheriff Joe Arpaio for President

How do Americans of Mexican descent in Arizona feel about the Sheriff?
I think he is one of the few remaining brave souls who fight for our laws and our country. God bless him.
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