Bill Montgomery's Deaf Victim Diana Blanco Honored by Las Cafeteras

Kudos to Puente and Las Cafeteras for this beautiful, moving message to Diana Blanco

Only the crassest and cruelest of individuals will be able to watch the video above minus a moist eye. In it Diana Blanco, the young deaf woman, whose mother, grandfather and grandmother were arrested in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's February 8, raid on Sportex Apparel in Tempe, is serenaded by the Los Angeles-based band Las Cafeteras.

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Diana, 17, and her two sisters, Andrea, 11, and Sara, 9, join a long line of victims of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's racist policy of charging undocumented workers with class four felonies -- ID theft and forgery -- so as to hold them nonbondable, and coerce guilty pleas that will ensure deportation.

I commend Las Cafeteras for sending this message of love and support to Diana and her family. Rarely has solidarity been rendered so sweetly.

As comprehensive immigration reform moves forward in Congress, our focus locally should be on stopping Arpaio's raids, ending Montgomery's apartheid policy of overcharging workers without papers, and getting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to refuse any workers captured and processed by the Montgomery-Arpaio axis.

The local civil rights group Puente has started an online petition demanding that Montgomery end his pogrom against the undocumented, and Puente continues to target Montgomery's office for demonstrations.

Working should not be a crime. On the federal level, ICE generally has dispensed with work site raids, opting rather for audits of employers. But Montgomery and Arpaio continue their campaign of terror, the latter for publicity, the former because he believes it scores him votes.

There is a time swift approaching when Montgomery will end up alienating more voters than appealing to them with these actions.

Most politicians are amoral, so I know an appeal to a non-existent conscience is futile. But with increased pressure, Montgomery finally may find that it's within his self-interest to relent. And for that day, we must continue to push.

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MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

lmao MontyPug is a joke. BTW did anyone read the latest round of MCSO shurf bullshit? The Old Fool claims a package mailed from Flagstaff contained an IED. Given his history I think he's full of shit!

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 Only reminds one of... "chicken little the sky is falling", or is it "crying wolf" too many times?

The sad sheriff, once again, has to make himself as important as a prison warden and a county prosecutor who were shot dead. 

Think ... the drug lords they are beholden to may be sending a strong message or did one of the sheriff's supporters send it?  Frankly, no one cares about getting rid of the sheriff except in a recall or resigning for health reasons. 

If the MCAO sheriff cared about the taxpayers, he would simply resign and spare us the ongoing soap opera and waste of scarce taxpayer $$$'s.

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