SB 1070-Influenced Operations Order Leads to Alleged Racial Profiling Incident by Phoenix PD

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Jesus Aguilar (center): Whether you like it or not, his dilemma will soon be yours

No doubt you've heard of driving while brown, particularly regarding Arizona's infamous ethnic cleansing law Senate Bill 1070.

Well, if you're Hispanic and plan to continue living in this state, get ready for running-out-of-gas-while-brown, walking-to-the-7-Eleven-while-brown, picking-up-your-kids-from-school-while-brown, going-to-work-while-brown, and while you're at it, add in witnessing- or being-a-victim-of-a-crime-while-brown.

Not that blatant racial profiling doesn't already occur here in Sand Land. Everyone's familiar with ye ol' broken taillight, that fave bogus pretext of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's boys-in-beige for stopping anyone darker than eggshell.

But the recent experience of Jesus Aguilar, a 52 year-old day laborer unlucky enough to run out of gas in the Palomino area of North Phoenix, offers a peek at how common and widespread such racial profiling soon will become in Arizona.

At a press conference held at Tonatierra's Macehuallii Work Center, Aguilar told reporters through his interpreter, human rights advocate Salvador Reza, that he was pushing his vehicle out of traffic Wednesday with the assistance of a friend, when a Phoenix Police Officer by the name of Ryder, pulled up behind him.

According to Aguilar, Ryder didn't offer to assist, but rather asked him for his driver's license and proof of insurance. Aguilar said he had the latter, but not the former.  He claims he showed Ryder an I.D., but Ryder was more interested in the expired visa in Aguilar's wallet.

Soon Ryder was on the phone to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, inquiring about Aguilar's immigration status. Aguilar was then arrested, taken to a police station in Sunnyslope, and turned over to ICE.

But, likely because Reza was soon raising Cain about Aguilar's arrest, ICE quickly released Aguilar on his own recognizance, with a court date before an immigration judge in July.. 

Aguilar had committed no crime. Instead, Ryder ended up citing Aguilar for two civil traffic offenses: driving without a license and without proof of insurance. Reza and Aguilar charge that Ryder used these civil offenses to play immigration cop and seek to have Aguilar deported.

"Any other officer, if [Aguilar] had been any other color, any other culture, would have probably tried to assist," Reza claimed. "Instead, [Aguilar] got transferred to ICE."

Reza used the incident to blast the Phoenix Police Department over its Operations Order 4.48, the department's immigration policy, revised in the wake of SB 1070, or at least that part of the law not enjoined by the federal court in 2010.

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PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I wasn't the one that. a. said that I was going to arrest someone. B. said that Marty was def high on drugs. C. supported the fail sheriff of Maricopa County even though he belongs in prison and D. I am not stupid. You are. Try again later.

MBSanchez
MBSanchez

here is a FACTOID - illegal mexicans and mexican

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Sounds like Officer Ryder learned really well from the MCSO shurf how to racially profile.

It sounds like Aguilar did nothing wrong. His visa, though expired, can still count as ID.

When can we expect a notice of claim from Aguilar?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

I his expired visa were adequate INS would have not agreed to take him into custody.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

I am not in favor of illegal immigration.  If anyone commenting on this blog IS for illegal immigration, please speak up and tell us why.  Perhaps we'll agree with your logical reasoning.

david saint
david saint

its always nice to see people applaud a cop for breaking the rules and catching an illegal...I wonder, do they see the hypocrisy? Im all for deporting illegals, but when playing by the rules. Illegal is illegal right, including when cops break the rules....

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

"Ethnic cleansing" is a term normally reserved to describe the historical mass, systematic slaughter of thousands and sometimes millions of innocent people. Using the term to describe SB1070 is over the top and crass, and distorts what should be a valid point.

ragin
ragin

It must suck to wake up each morning, look in the mirror and say i'm going to hate me some mexicans all day...then go to church.

Euro
Euro

Lol... They dont think it sucks

Tina
Tina

n 2007 or 2008 (before SB2070)  Russell Pearce told the Mesa City Council that they should all be fired, effectively for not catering to his demands that the Mesa police enforce federal immigration law. Pearce's temper tantrum statements were quoted in the Republic at the time.  Meanwhile, our excellent and very professional police chief at the time, George Gascon, made an outstanding presentation before the city council at a study session, telling of all the practical detriments that doing so

would entail for crime prevention and enforcement.   One of his warnings was the reluctance by immigrants to report crimes would negate law enforcement efforts, as Stephen said here….in 2912.  Too bad that some people will never learn.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Gascon was a pathetic leader.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 What would ANY member of the MCSO know about competent, honest leadership?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Interestingly, George Gascon and others will be speaking at a CBA gathering later this week. Maybe you should attend and listen to what he has to say. It could actually open your mind from the myopia of MCSO rhetoric.

david saint
david saint

his successor, Frank Milstead, is an excellent cop and person himself...

Tina
Tina

As I recall, Gascpn implemented some innovative measures and organizational changes as Mesa's police chief that did indeed cut crime here.   Gascon could write a book about Arpaio in view of the idiotic actions under the guise of "law enforcement" that Arpaio pulled in Mesa.  I hope to attend that CBA gathering this week.

Anon
Anon

Gascon is now a San Franciso DA and a true leader.

ltc444
ltc444

Good job Officer Ryder.  This is a big change from the days when Phoenix PD would fix the cars of illegals without a DL, without a vehicle registration and without insurance at the scene of  an accident.  The intent of the PD was to get the illegals on their way so they would not get picked up by the MCSO when the legal driver exercised his 14th amendment rights.

Guyy
Guyy

I wouldn't say "no" liberty or justice for people of color. That is a great exaggeration since there are many people of color that have a higher standard living of me. Also, if there were "no" liberty or justice, illegals wouldn't be here at all.

Driving without a license is asking for trouble.  I doubt too many cops would help anyone push a car. Running out of gas is a bad judgment. If he can't afford gas, ride a bicycle.
If you live in the country illegally, at least be smart about it.

J20121221
J20121221

Nazi Arizona... It's a dry hate.  That's all I gotta say.

Coz
Coz

The bottom line is he was driving without a drivers license and insurance, if the insurance part of the story is correct, regardless of what nationality he is.

That is against the law.

How would you feel if Aguilar caused an at fault accident and it was your insurance that had to pay your claim and then increased your insurance rates because Aguilar didn't care about the law or having insurance.

Sure would piss me off.

Timothy D Little
Timothy D Little

The bottom line is he did break the law. There are way more blatant cases of this out there. Any body in his situation ( no DL or proof of insurance) would have gotten cited. I've paid my fair share of tickets. 

guest
guest

I wouldn't help a mexican push his broken down piece of shit either. but anyway, here's looking forward to the deportation!

fuck the right
fuck the right

You and your fellow racists are whats wrong with this state. Too bad we couldn't deport your sorry asses. What a no class piece of shit you are.

yahoo user
yahoo user

Thank Obama, he has the leading record for deportation and spreading hatred among ALL people. President is  anti-immigrant, anti-religion, anti-American; but that is Okay with the Latinos like Shakira, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Oh yeah the latest one 'fighting for America' hypocrite America don't forget Eva Longoria George Lopez, and all the hollywood millionaires but it's Okay, the ones arrested are the poor hard working immigrants LEGAL or not... just for that, I would vote for the other party Independent

Bnbk
Bnbk

Guest,AKA, Alehound,Timothy D Little,Coz and on and on and on.

alehound
alehound

Well, if you did not look like fat greasy dirtbags, maybe you would get some help from the cops. You gonna stay here, play by the rules we all have to obey. Now gtfo of my neighborhood. 

Euro
Euro

Shut up ,grandapa go take ur med...

alehound
alehound

I took my med this morning and when I get home I'm going to take her again...

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

The only thing missing from Alehound's pic is the white sheet.

david saint
david saint

and some knowledge of the law...specifically what probable cause means

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

...and you might dig around and find out when probable cause is necessary.

Thing is....
Thing is....

it's not illegal for your car to break down. 

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Driving without a current drivers license, and running out of gas.....poor judgement.  peace

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

Hey, dipshit, he can't get a driver's license. He's undocumented, or did you miss that part of the story?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Yet Arizona State Law requires you have a valid drivers license in order to drive...

Nutterutter
Nutterutter

I'm just glad they took the driver with no drivers license or insurance off the steet. ThRall what illegal aliens tend to do though....disobey our laws. What if this guy wrecked his car into a person or property? The cop did the right thing. It's law.

Factual52
Factual52

This is not YOUR country or YOUR laws. You are an invader. Go back to Europe!!

Sick Of The Hate
Sick Of The Hate

LEARN TO READ ENGLISH ASSHAT!  He had insurance.  You prove the points made in this case. If you are brown, you are guilty.  

James4fun2
James4fun2

He broke the law, if everything had been in order he wouldn't have a problem.  Is he excluded from following the law because he is brown skinned? I have gotten cited for the same infraction before and was cited the same, proved to the judge I had insurance and DL in court. It is common that police ask for DL, insurance first thing.  If he over stayed his visa deport him.  Why should he get special treatment for breaking the law? 

Bill Scheel
Bill Scheel

Read the article, people, he wasn't operating a motor vehicle. he was pushing one out of the street. Crazy that you can be cited if the car isn't even operable, and then referred to ICE. If they can do it to brown people, don't worry, people like Arpaio will figure out how to do it to people that oppose them politically. That is the beginning of a police state.

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

 Sorry, this isn't the begining of the police state; that process has been proceeding apace for quite some time.

Mrh0202201091
Mrh0202201091

it s no lie.officers find a reason to pull you over.plain and simple. you can rationalize it any way you want to,turn it upside down.side ways,the fact is.this just another excuse to drain the state of hispanics..prediction..if law passes..look to see more officer shootings..sad but true.this is the hole brewer and that turkey..what s his name..oh yeh peace..got us into.

CA
CA

You fail to understand the article.

No one is upset about the officer issuing the citations. No one is upset when any law breaker is held accountable.

The problem here is that the officer broke the law. 

Either you favor the rule of law, or you don't.

Seemingly, you don't.

CA
CA

You need a reasonable and articulable suspicion, and that can not be "he looked brown."

Read.  The.  Article.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

You don't need probable cause to stop and question someone.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

He is impeding traffic on a thoroughfare and is a safety hazard. Plenty of reason to contact the person and identify him.

david saint
david saint

The person that needs to back their argument YPD is you...namely, what PC did the cop have to stop and question him to begin with? Was he obstructing traffic? Were his plates/registration expired? These would be acceptable..however, it seems as if he merely stopped him for questioning because his car had broken down and he had brown skin..That doesnt constitute PC for the cop though....

david saint
david saint

what was his PC for questioning him?! All that he appears to have done was be pushing a car while having brown skin...hardly an offense worthy of questioning him....lol you do know that cops have rules right, including a particular set to prevent people from being discriminated against...

CA
CA

Read,  The.   Article.

Did I type that slowly enough for you?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Back up your argument. What crime did the officer commit?

CA
CA

Please re-read (or read for the first time) the article.

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