Phoenix Mayor, Phil Gordon, and Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, are condemning Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s move on Friday to sign the controversial SB 1070 into law. Gordon’s primary focus is on the adverse implications this bill will have on community safety. By diverting police attention from capturing dangerous criminals to rounding up immigrants (and Latinos who leave their wallets at home), this bill has the alarming ability to alienate a population that would otherwise be helpful in reporting and reducing real crime.
Meghan McCain says what her father should have said on SB1070:
Let me say upfront that I do not support the bill that was signed by Governor Jan Brewer.
But she did sign Arizon’a harshest profiling bill yet, S.B. 1070, into law today. So, why is she telling cops to profile people based on “reasonable suspicion” they could be undocumented, if she doesn’t know what that looks like? Watch it.
Greg Sargent reports at Plumline, (also check CNN), that the President has come out against Arizona’s highly controversial profiling bill, SB1070. Watch the President’s remarks on CNN. Meanwhile, Andrea Nill at Think Progress reports in Obama: ‘Irresponsible’ Arizona Immigration Bill ‘Threatens To Undermine Basic Notions Of Fairness.’