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.
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
“Arizona’s new immigration law is just about crime, its supporters say, but given that the state’s new education policy equates ethnic studies programs with high treason, they may not be using the commonly accepted definition of “crime.”
Under the ban, sent to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer by the state legislature Thursday, schools will lose state funding if they offer any courses that “promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/30/arizona-ethnic-studies-cl_n_558731.html
THIS IS TOTAL FUCKING BULL SHIT!! Classes like thes promote learning about eacother and understanding they promote cultural exchange saying that they seperate us and are detremental is the THE BIGEST CROCK OF GARBAGE I’VE EVER HEARD! There they go again “protecting” their idea of “America”
Across state and national borders the message is resounding “This law is wrong and we won’t stand for it. Brothers & sisters we stand in unity with you. We condemn the trampling of human dignity and human rights ” If you think this is wrong too then join us and let us make our voices heard, let us be peaceful but strong. You can sign petitions, write to your local and national authorities, & support groups like C.H.I.R.L.A= Coalition for Humane Immigrant rights of Los Angeles, your local MECHA, LULAC= Leauge of United Latin American citizens, NCLR= National Council of La Raza
FOR THOSE JOINING THE BOYCOTT here is a list of some Arizona-based companies that either have operations or sell stuff around there.
- Best Western
- Cold Stone Creamery
- Dial Corporation (brands include Citré Shine, Coast, Combat, Dial, Dry Idea, L.A. Looks, Loctite, Purex, Renuzit, Right Guard, Soft & Dri, Soft Scrub, Tone)
- Fender Musical Instruments
- Go Daddy
- P.F. Chang’s
Not only above the law but above the constitution is what these people think they are. Well, well, well how ironic! Hmm, for people that claim to be filled to the utmost with patriotic zeal and devout love for their country, sure doesn’t seem like they have much respect for a little something called the US Constitution.
Whether they’re being sarcastic or not about the KKK remark, these fool just don’t get it.
RAIDS = BLATANT PERSECUTION! Join the fight against HEARTLESS, ambush ICE Raids! For many who are not well-informed, or perhaps uninterested in immigration issues, it is because they think the situation for immigrants is simply: you get caught ,you get told to go home. NO! People are being abused,bullied, terrorized, permanently scarred. Their lives made into a living hell by those who claim to act in the name of “PATRIOTISM” , those who claim they are only looking to protect the laws. In reality it is not patriotism, it’s CLEAR-CUT PREJUDICE! What it really is, it’s those who are filled with a SENSE OF SUPREMACY, ANIMOSITY , & who believe it is their given right to carry out twisted acts that will lead to their idea of “JUSTICE”. The government loves to approach the HISPANIC PUBLIC for two things : to APPEASE it, and to look for its support when needed, like during ELECTIONS. We do our part by: being patient,being cooperative; but then after giving them support they renege , turn a def ear to our problems, & carelessly place them in LIMBO. “We’re working on it” they say. Well, whether talks or plans are in the works or whether legislation takes time , we don’t give a care!! Do something NOW!! We know that it’s within your power! The government should not allow ANIMALISTIC PRACTICES such as raids to take place. Sometimes it seems like the nation is regressing in a major way. One of the reasons why prejudice, hate, and ignorance is making a “comeback” (as if it ever totally went away) is because the government is allowing it to be so with their passive attitude. Why aren’t they promoting respect and togetherness for our country? They’re too busy talking about the same thing over and over again not fixing a darn thing, while ignoring other important situations going on! Allowing for WASTE OF TAX DOLLARS and excessive power to be handed to authority figures who are perpetrating the senseless abuse.
September 5 and 6, 2009:
“While Sheriff Arpaio utilized most of his resources for an anti-immigrant crime sweep in South Phoenix,
African American’s were victimized by white supremacist vandalism in Fountain Hills. Sheriff deputies put a white male sited for extreme DUI back on the streets of Mesa because they had no transport available.He was later arrested the same day driving 120 MPH by Police.”- Humanleague002
SIGN CHIRLA’S(Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles) petition against the ICE Raids
Stay informed, stand up against injustices and inhumane treatment towards our immigrant brothers and sisters. Standing Firm is a blog dedicated to diffusing the latest on immigrants and their situation.
READ THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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