Razing Arizona, part 1
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May 10th, 2010

Razing Arizona, part 1

Mr. Fitzhugh wants you to WHAT? Take point on the big P.F. Chang’s deal in Arizona tomorrow. Did you tell him you didn’t want to go to Arizona, not until they repeal that law that might force cops to persecute Latinos? Thank you for the opportunity, Sir. I can’t wait! … I believe my principled stand was wasted on him.

Discussion (3)¬

  1. chayafradle says:

    What's wrong with asking people to show their driver's license or green card? I haven't really read the actual law, have any of you? I don't agree with LOTS of laws from various states, but I'd never BOYCOTT some other state for passing a law. I'd leave it to the Supreme Court to strike the law down as being unconstitutional. Re: this strip, it IS funny. Of course, Susan, being Hispanic, would have to carry her proof of citizenship (even perhaps a birth certificate?) if she took that job. Hmmm. On second thought, maybe it IS a little discriminatory. Depends on how the police handle it. If Susan committed a CRIME, then they could ask her for papers, right? But, if she DID NOT commit a crime, they'd HAVE to leave her alone. Some police can't be trusted, though, huh?

  2. chan says:

    A lot of police can't be trusted. Especially Arpaio and his goons. And since Susan is not an immigrant, she'd show her license when she gets stopped for driving 2 miles over the limit, or making a lane change without a signal on a wide stretch of open road, or on suspicion of shoplifting when she was just getting her wallet out of her purse or some other excuse. Add that to an oversensitive cop wondering about if her out of state drivers license he'd never seen before because he has never left his little hick town is fake or not, and she'll be in jail until it can get sorted out.

  3. SteveS says:

    There are a lot of ways it could go wrong. under the new law, police can be sued by citizens for not enforcing the law, so not only do we have to worry about the police officers abusing the new law, we have to worry about private citizens who may have a grudge or are too much of busybodies, forcing police officers' hands.