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Racially Profiling Redheads – American Thinker – April 26, 2010

Originally posted at American Thinker

Hispanics fear that racial profiling will be the result of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s immigration reform bill, which makes it against the law to be in Arizona illegally. The bill also requires that state police question immigration status and ask reasonably suspicious people to provide identification.

Mexicans and Central Americans make up 14% of Arizona’s population of seven million. The bill’s goal is to identify those having no business being in Arizona. It also attempts to protect residents of the state from burgeoning gun violence as well as the increasing drug cartel and gang activity spilling over from Mexico onto Arizona’s streets.

Beginning this summer, Arizona police have the authority to sweep trespassers from the Grand Canyon state. However, Hispanics, who make up nearly all of the 500,000 illegals roaming Arizona, think it’s unfair to be asked for documentation because of ethnic appearance. What are police looking for Mexican and Central American illegals supposed to do — focus on Nordic types hiding out in Arizona ski shops?

Take for example U.S. citizen and high school student Arodi Berrelleza. Arodi said that he is “afraid he’ll be arrested anyway if police see him driving around with friends and relatives, some of them illegal immigrants.”

Berrelleza is worried — “[i]f a cop sees them and they look Mexican, he’s going to stop me? What if people are U.S. citizens? They’re going to be asking them if they have papers because of the color of their skin.”

Three things come to mind. First, maybe Berrelleza should find new friends. Secondly, is it unfair to ask for identification from young-looking people to ensure that twelve-year-olds don’t marry or operate a motor vehicle? And lastly, if you’re legal, what’s the problem?

If redheaded, freckle-faced teenagers were out egging houses, breaking windows, and driving cars over lawns, should police look for elderly African-American grandmothers riding buses to church to avoid being accused of profiling?

Individuals who can legally show that they belong in Arizona have no fear of spending time in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s jail wearing pink undies and stripped prison garb, eating bologna sandwiches, and pedaling exercise bikes to provide electricity to inmate-powered television sets.

In the meantime, Sheriff Arpaio readies additional tents. Arpaio said that he hoped that “Arizona’s example coerces the federal government into acting.” Slow down, Joe — don’t go volunteering the chain gang to clean up Phoenix just yet. Based on Barack Obama’s open disapproval of the Arizona bill, the only “acting” Obama plans on doing is “enacting” a federal immigration law to neutralize state-level bills that the post-racial president feels promote “irresponsible,” “unfair” racial profiling.

Governor Jan Brewer ordered state officials to develop a training course for officers to learn what constitutes reasonable suspicion when questioning a potential illegal. Is standing outside a 7-11 convenience store at 6:30 am with a crowd of day laborers considered “reasonably suspicious”? Or would a police officer be considered a racial profiler if he or she approached a group unable to understand or speak a single word of English?

Supporters of the Brewer bill dismiss racial profiling concerns, contending that the “law prohibits the use of race or nationality as the sole basis for an immigration check.” Republican Sen. Russell Pearce, sponsor of the bill, believes that detractors use “racial profiling as a cover for their true concern — deportation.”

So as Arizona law enforcement peruses the state looking for blondes fleeing Eyjafjallajökull, even bronze-skinned gang members of Mexican and Central American lineage can rest easy if able to provide proof of American citizenship.

The Next Woman on the Left’s Hate List – American Thinker Blog – April 26, 2010

Originally posted at American Thinker Blog

In the spirit of former Florida Secretary of State, Katherine Harris and Sarah Palin, a conservative woman from Arizona stepped forward exhibiting the type of  guts it takes to uphold “truth, justice and the American way.”

Gov. Jan Brewer ignored criticism from President Barack Obama and signed into law a bill supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona, the nation’s busiest gateway for human and drug smuggling from Mexico.

Let’s hope the woman doesn’t wear Naughty Monkey shoes because Brewer’s clothes, hairstyle, and makeup techniques are sure to be mocked and derided.

How long will it be before Jan Brewer is parodied on SNL dressed as a border patrol officer blowing smoke off the end of a pistol after disposing of innocent, law-abiding illegals?

Expect to see Governor Brewer portrayed all over the liberal media as both inarticulate and intellectually challenged. Within days it’s likely someone will step forward claiming to have overheard Brewer sharing that from the porch of the Governor’s mansion, she can see Mexico.

In the face of extreme pressure, the Arizona Governor chose to do the unthinkable: her job.  Brewer refused to acquiesce to Barack Obama-style liberal intimidation or RINO politicians more concerned with being politically correct than with upholding the rule of law.

The Governor said, “We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act. But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation.”
The Washington Post reported,

The legislation, sent to the Republican governor by the GOP-led Legislature, makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. It also requires local police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants; allows lawsuits against government agencies that hinder enforcement of immigration laws; and makes it illegal to hire illegal immigrants for day labor or knowingly transport them.

Is it possible that Arizona now views “illegal,” as against the law?

Yet Barack Obama, America’s most misguided president to date, called the bill “misguided.” Clearly, Obama must consider restraining illegal immigrants, Los Zetas gang members, drug traffickers, and murdering interlopers, running amok in Arizona, unlawful.

Obama contends the “federal government must enact immigration reform at the national level — or leave the door open to “irresponsibility by others.” The Arizona Governor takes an oath to govern responsibly, follows through on the pledge, and is then called irresponsible by a President with a federal plan to rein in state-level renegades as if they were illegal immigrants.

Obama scolded Brewer saying, “That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe.”

When Obama brings up fair and safe, is he referring to Robert Krentz the 58-year old rancher found shot to death on a family owned ranch, allegedly murdered by an illegal smuggler tied to a Mexican drug cartel?

Barry’s distorted views would be better expressed in a straightforward manner.  Obama should just come out and say, “Brewer’s Arizona law is unfair because it discourages illegal immigration, which directly threatens carefully planned election fraud for 2010 and 2012.”

Either way, while preparing for the impending deluge of derision, Jan Brewer can exasperate the likes of Tina Fey by refraining from playing the flute, as well as swearing off Delegate Lady shoes, lip-liner and Kazuo Kawasaki eyewear. But, above all else, the Arizona Governor should avoid being seen staring southward, toward Mexico from her house.

Snakes on the Plain

The federal government is once again proving to America unsurpassed mastery at prioritizing pressing concerns when it comes to protecting the nation.  Take for example Interior Secretary Ken Salazar proposing a ban on importation of snakes.  Concerned for the security of 300-million Americans, Salazar proposed, “nine types of pythons and anacondas from Africa and South American be added to a list of species banned from being imported into the United States.”

According to the Interior Secretary, “injurious species” such as Burmese pythons and other types of constrictors threaten lives.  Speaking, as a representative of a concerned federal government, Salazar believes interdiction of snakes a foolproof method to keep Americans out of the path of fang induced envenomation and random snake strangulation–both pressing national security concerns.

The Secretary of the Interior issued a warning that besides strangling more than a dozen people, Americans have caught diseases and died from things like monkey pox from rodents imported from Africa and anthrax from unprocessed goatskins imported from the Ivory Coast.

Not to worry–with Barry, Big Sis and Salazar on the job government officials are addressing foreign reptile invasion.  Airboat ready since 2000 the feds have caught more than 1,200 rapidly breeding constrictors released into the wild in Everglades National Park.  Not to mention the persistent hunting down and identifying smuggled Asian arowana from Malaysia, as well as federal confiscation of agriculturally caustic live snails

In a nation diligent about monitoring illegal entry of reptiles and goatskins into the US, it seems shocking that in addition to over $1 billion dollars in legal wildlife imports, “millions of dollars worth of illegal animals got past Customs agents around the nation.” Illegal animals? What a surprise!

According to Salazar, the federal government’s main concern in limiting snake imports boils down to the safety and wellbeing of America’s children.  Why? Because in June of 2009, “a pet Burmese python strangled a 2-year old girl in her bedroom.” Speaking from JFK Airport Kenneth Salazar informed the public that certain breeds of snake have been responsible for, “at least a dozen people including five kids being killed in the United States by pet pythons since 1980.”

Specific snakes and wild animals prohibited from entering American borders are chosen based on the threat level to wild and human life.  The same criteria should hold true as it pertains to criminal illegal aliens roaming free and “wreaking havoc on the ground.”

Federal banning of imported snakes can’t help but draw attention toward the apathetic attitude concerning 20 million illegals streaming unabated over the southern border. Maybe Salazar could explain to the public why anacondas breeding in the Everglades muster more apprehension to government officials then the illegal entry of Mexican MS-13 gang members.

If child safety is really the issue then Mr. Salazar should take a break from chasing snakes in beach grass and suggest to Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano that America’s children are at greater risk from undocumented sex offenders than catching monkey pox from African rodents or strangulation by Burmese pythons.

Statistics show that “In addition to suppressing wages, bankrupting our hospitals, and over-crowding our jails and public schools, illegal aliens prey upon children.” So while tax dollars are spent perusing the Florida Keys for anacondas, dangerous Mexican nationals like Julian Vasquez skulk across the border and break into apartments to sexually assault 13-year-old girls.

Not all snakes entering the country are on the list of banned species. Loren Leigh, president of a reptile supply company in San Diego claims, “A lot of these animals aren’t as harmful as they’ve been made out to be — they’re pets being billed as these vicious monsters.” However, within every species there dwells a menacing subclass. This is true for snakes, as well as illegals trying to live “productive, law-abiding lives.”

Within the ranks of illegal immigrants dwells a minority, “bent on indulging in a more predatory lifestyle.” Arizona authorities claim these criminals aren’t “coming over for jobs, these aren’t people trying to take care of their families back in Mexico, they’re coming over to cause havoc.” Border agent Mike Scioli says dangerous criminals are attempting entry into the U.S. along the Mexican border. “We’re talking about major things. Homicides, sex offenders, big robberies, armed robberies–things to that degree.” As a result, like the snake infested Florida Keys, towns and cities in America have been infiltrated by criminal illegals “released into the wild,” overrunning “native species” and drastically impacting the socio-cultural eco-system.

And so a government ambivalent toward open borders and undocumented thugs entering and remaining in America exhibit security concerns by wrestling designer snakes at airport custom’s warehouses. “At Kennedy, inspectors handle all snakes as if they were poisonous — in case the documents accompanying them don’t match the wriggling goods packed in sacks inside wooden crates.” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be as half as stringent when applying criteria to illegal immigration handling undocumented lawbreakers like toxic reptiles until valid documentation can be verified.

It is a sad state of affairs when government officials are more adept at separating harmless corn snakes from green anacondas then curtailing criminals illegitimately roaming free within our borders.  Shockingly, “Federal immigration officials allowed scores of violent criminals — some ordered deported decades ago — to walk away from Harris County Jail despite the inmates’ admission to local authorities that they were in the country illegally.”  Releasing undocumented ex-convicts onto America’s streets is similar to opening Styrofoam shipping containers full of imported northern African rock pythons in a schoolyard.

The question is, what prevents the United States government from assigning to undocumented criminals the same standards Kenneth Salazar put in place for preventing entry, capturing and deportment of venomous snakes? Someone should inform Barry, Big Sis and Secretary Salazar that instead of herpetological concerns and checking suitcases for live snails, tax dollars would better serve the nation by securing borders and protecting American citizens from undeterred illegal predators slithering like snakes across the border.

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