I think that Geraldo's issues stem from the rifle butt to the head he got from the soldier in Central America, I think it was El Salvador,back in his ABC years.
In my opinion this law passed by Arizona was a way to get the attention of the Federal Government to the problem on the border. IT IS A PROBLEM when American citizens are being killed on their own property by people that are not from this country by way of crossing the border illegally then there is indeed a problem of major concern. Protecting the borders is the primary responsibility of the Federal government. The Federal Government, at this point, is not doing what it should be doing and that is to seal our borders. I honestly believe that the present administration wants people to come across our borders in droves solely for the purpose of giving them amnesty in the future and secure their votes to help keep them in power.
I will respond to your earlier comment soon - sorry, things are hectic and I haven't been able to sit down in front of my computer all weekend.
Then what about this legislation is new? Is it that they spend time in jail on the Arizona tax dollar instead of being deported back with federal tax dollars if they are found to be a border crosser?
Personally, I feel I would have to see this legislation to see exactly what it is that's any different than normal already because from what Sheriff Arpaio is saying...doesn't sound like you need new legislation to do what he's talking about.Of course, I think it all depends on what the law actually allows the police to do. Will it allow the cops to just turn the sirens on Latinos walking in the street and randomly asking them to pull out their licenses? If so, then I'm WITH the critics that cops shouldn't be allowed to do that. It's a blatant violation of the 4th Amendment, if that's the case.Personally, if Arizona really feels the need to take immigration into their own hands, then shouldn't they use their National Guard and push their Border Patrol guys to better secure the borders instead of being legally OBLIGED to racial profile people? I've read about Arpaio and I actually wish there were MORE sheriffs like him, but let's face it. There are a LOT of cops out there who probably ALREADY racial profile and such a legislation which encourages it would make it more rampant.So...we need to think long and think hard before we say that it's perfectly okay to pass what could potentially be "let's do more racial profiling."That being said also...Geraldo IS an idiot and should NOT be the one having this discussion.