Mama Bin Cranky

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Arizona Profiling Law

Posted by madjillmom on April 29, 2010

The new law in Arizona causing so much bloviating has me thinking. On balance, I believe the law to be good. If a policeman stops you, you generally have to provide documentation or a driver’s license to the policeman. If I was robbing the local pharmacy and was apprehended, something tells me that the authorities would endeavor to identify me. I am guessing that if I was stopped for vandalizing a business in Germany, they would want me to provide my passport, even if I told them in broken German that I was Frau Frumpy from Berlin. If I provided false documentation, I would be prosecuted and thrown out of the country for sure. I am not sure what is different about the situation in Arizona.

This isn’t to say that I want illegal immigrants rounded up and deported. I do want criminal illegal aliens prosecuted and deported.

Yesterday, I stopped by the third world. Actually, I stopped by Ross, the closest thing to an international bizarre in this part of the world. I love Ross, for the most part. However, I usually feel like the only American in the store when I am there. As I passed by several people and heard their native languages being spoken, I did become concerned. There will be unintended consequences with this new law. They will happen because the laws that already exist haven’t been enforced for so long.

Will this law make casual instances critical? If an illegal immigrant exceeds the speed limit and sees the flashing lights in his rearview mirror, will he now try to outrun the police? This would create a very big problem. What used to be a ticket may now turn into a high speed chase.

Will more illegal immigrants try to learn English now? This would be a good consequence of the law. If illegal aliens want to blend in, they should learn English.

It scares me to even post something on this subject. I a racist bigot. I apparently hate all Hispanics. Is there a way to talk about this stuff without being perceived as bigoted?

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