Sunday, March 23, 2008
Good Friday In Phoenix: "Crucify The Illegals"
On Good Friday the immigrant-baiting Sheriff of Mericopa County let loose his deputies on the Hispanic community of East Phoenix. They stopped drivers for the slightest violation, giving an opportunity to check on immigration status. At least six undocumented were round up and held for deportation proceedings. Friendly immigration advocates tagged along to advise the apprehended of their rights. Some complained it was "racial profiling" of a whole neighbor. Joe Arpaio, the immigrant-bashing yet popular sheriff, responded that the deputies work every day and Good Friday is no exception. Neither does headline grabbing, it seems, stop to commemorate Jesus' crucifixion. (See NY Times article.)