What “reasonable suspicion” constitutes


Clothes, eye contact, location, nervousness are among a few  of the guidelines on the list given to officers who will be in charge of enforcing SB 1070.   The Dessert Lamp breaks it down for those wondering just what do they mean by “reasonable suspicion”,  and learn about the “lawful stop” provision in SB 1070 which  originally read  “lawful contact”.  Giving out voluntary statements regarding legal status, and what role Miranda rights play in such an case.

http://www.desertlamp.com/?p=6815

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Lighten up, no really we don’t like ethnic representations


An elementary school in Prescott Arizona  altered a  mural that depicts the faces of its own students. Why?  It has been reported that intolerant antagonizers where driving past the mural and yelling racial slurs, not only that but  city councilman Blair had an issue with it as well. He stated on the radio that when he saw the mural and the fact that the   focal point was a black person one question came to mind “Why?” The spineless jelly fish of administrators who are not only tolerating this bull crap but acceding to it say that it was nothing more than a touch up, brought on by issues stemming from an artistic point of view. That they thought lighter shading represented the kids “coming into the light”.  I agree with the HuffPo reporter there are no two sides to this story, and it’s a shame that the story is not being diffused in a broader manner. I also agree with the fact that the school should have said NO WAY to the ludicrous idea of messing with the way the mural was. Ironic, yesterday on Twitter I read a tweet by someone who said he had gone out to a Mexican restaurant in solidarity, to show support to the business and its owners, he said “If they get rid of them you know who’s next”

READ ABOUT THE MURAL IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/04/arizona-elementary-school-mural_n_601436.html

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/06/04/20100604arizona-mural-sparks-racial-debate.html

Fighting:discrimination, fear, and hate. What it means to get on the bus!


Video of those ridding in  the caravan of buses headed  to Arizona in order to make their presence felt and voices heard, against racist law SB1070. This video posted by Jose Lara. Mr. Lara is a social justice educator with United Teachers Los Angeles and  Union del Barrio South Central L.A.  He is the 2010 winner of California Teachers Association’s Cesar Chavez Human Rights award. Find him on Facebook and YouTube by searching JoseLara’s Video Blog

RADIO AD AGAINST SB1070 ON DODGERS RADIO LISTEN TO IT HERE:

http://launionaflcio.org/fullstory/?id=1306

Seattle becomes 11th city to boycott Arizona


“Yesterday, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to boycottArizona by ending official city travel there and resolving, when practical, to cut off future contracts with Arizona-based businesses. That makes Seattle the 11th city to endorse a boycott of the state in opposition to its controversial immigration law. Five of the boycotting cities are in California: Los Angeles tops the list as the biggest, and its boycott could deliver the most painful blow to Arizona’s economy, as the city has $58 million in existing contracts with Arizona companies, according to the L.A. Times.

In pending city votes, some members of Dallas’s city council are considering a boycott, along with the municipal governments in

Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Berkeley, California.”

-from chicagopressrelease.com

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE @

http://chicagopressrelease.com/news/seattle-becomes-11th-city-to-boycott-arizona-the-newsroom

VIEW THE LIST OF GROUPS WHO HAVE JOINED THE BOYCOTT ARIZONA MOVEMENT @

http://www.arizonaboycottclearinghouse.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=8&Itemid=57


IF YOU THINK THERE’S NOTHING MORE AMERICAN THAN BASEBALL AND NOTHING LESS AMERICAN THAN SB1070 SIGN THE PETITION TO MOVE THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME OUT OF ARIZONA

http://www.arizonaboycottclearinghouse.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=69&Itemid=70

SB1070:Texas Teacher Singles out Latino student


The Mexicans with their attitudes are the racist ones.” Continuing to point at Ortiz, she allegedly told the class that Mexicans always “expect handouts” and “soon it’s going to be the United States of Mexico,

READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE BY ANDREA NILL @ http://thinkprogress.org/2010/05/17/texas-latino-immigration/

The racists coming out of the woodwork now with movements like SB1070 being backed by the government there is no longer a need to wear a mask. They are openly brandishing their hate and prejudice.

“Los Suns” speak out against SB1070 & more Testimonials


Video project by LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens)  featuring the reaction and opinions of those who oppose the unfair law.

Featuring : Phoenix Suns, Shakira, and a Soldier

http://unitearizona.org/testimonials/

Petition like lives depended on it, cuz they do


“The Attorney General has taken an oath to defend the Constitution. He cannot let this anti-American, unconstitutional attack on the civil rights of immigrants and Latinos stand.”

The Arizona bill is so extreme that even Tom Tancredo–a rabid anti-immigrant zealot–opposes this law.”

“Association of Chiefs of Police opposes the bill.” – FROM THE  “Ask Eric Holder to block Arizona’s Racists law” petition

TO SIGN  THE PETITIONS VISIT

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/holder_stop_az_law/?rc=tw

http://b3.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=dd061000573535ccf36c4f958771

JOIN THE YANKEE FANS AGAINST ALLSTAR GAME IN ARIZONA FACEBOOK PAGE

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=116735655023538

The quality of lives do depend on whether we speak out our not. If you’re against this injustice then please help us by supporting petitions like these, together we can stand strong and united against hate mongers.