Then there are rights that the constitution grants to all people, regardless of whether they are citizens or here legally or anything. For example, the 5th amendment reads "No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law".
Then there are things that the government is simply forbidden from doing without any consideration of who it is doing it to. For example, the 1st amendment reads that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press".
But, putting that aside, what Arpaio is accused of doing, amongst other things, is using racial profiling. Racial profiling means deciding to target an entire race rather than just those who are here illegally. He is violating the constitutional rights of Hispanic US citizens every single day.
You keep saying MCSO is racial profling. Help me out here. It is a known fact that some Mexicans citizens enter the US illegally daily. It has been captured on video and shown on the news. Knowing that how would would you have law enforcement (I don't care what level local/state/fed) go about catching those individuals without racial profiling (as you call it).
It is also known there are portions of Maricopa county that are hispanic communities. It is known that some illegal aliens live in those communites. How should ICE or any LE go about apprehending the illegal alien.
It seems to be a matter of symantics to say racial profiling vs broad suspect profiling. Please don't sidetrack by responding LE has more important activities to carry out. MCSO is not the only LE agency within the county.
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In this country we just plain don't believe in punishing people for things other people did just because they have the same color of skin. Period. It is morally wrong and unconstitutional.
You realize the English languages utilizes nouns and pronouns for brevity, yeaaaaaaah.
Foreign nationals have ZERO rights, if they are ever extended it's through the pleasure of of the government through laws and acts, not fundamental by way of the Constitution.
Fine, put that aside. That's the only ****ing leg you got to stand on, which is why I'm not going to talk about it.But, putting that aside, what Arpaio is accused of doing, amongst other things, is using racial profiling. Racial profiling means deciding to target an entire race rather than just those who are here illegally. He is violating the constitutional rights of Hispanic US citizens every single day.
Last edited by Matt Foley; 05-18-12 at 11:36 AM.