ACLU AZ's New Anti-Racial Profiling App: Don't Suspect a Cop, Report Him (Um, or Her)

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Become an electronic warrior for justice with the ACLU's new anti-SB 1070 app...

Have you just been racially profiled by one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's boys (or girls) in beige?

Did a Phoenix cop ask to see your driver's license -- while you were in the back seat of someone else's car?!

See Also:
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Joe Arpaio and the MCSO Need a Court-Appointed Babysitter in the Melendres Racial-Profiling Case
Joe Arpaio's Doomsday: Arpaio Loses ACLU Civil Rights Lawsuit, MCSO Enjoined from Racially Profiling Latinos

Has an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer pulled you over and asked if you have a Social Security Number?

Are you Latino, look Latino (even vaguely) or know people who fit either category?

Then don't delay, snag the gadget every resident of Ari-bama needs like a tube of SPF 40 sunscreen and a pair of flip-flops: the ACLU of Arizona's Stop Senate Bill 1070 Mobile App.

Why should racist law enforcement officers have all the technology, right?

This free, high-tech doohickey, available from acluaz.org/UnitedAgainst1070 or from your phone's app store, allows you to report a racial profiling incident immediately after it happens, while still in the air-conditioned comfort of your vehicle, assuming the Five-O doesn't have you in cuffs already.

See, when the United States Supreme Court ruled on SB 1070 last year, it allowed to stand one of the bill's most controversial provisions: section 2B, which obligates Officer Friendly to inquire about your immigration status after a stop, if the cop has reasonable suspicion to believe you're in the country without authorization.

How do they develop that reasonable suspicion? Well, as we've seen in the ACLU's racial profiling lawsuit Melendres v. Arpaio, brown skin tends to be a giant red flag for the bulls.

Of course, that's illegal, but the Supreme Court decided that, hypothetically, it was possible for 2B to be enforced constitutionally. So it gave the section, which at that point had not gone into effect, a pass.


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scottsdalebubbe
scottsdalebubbe

True:  What is weird with the Border Patrol is that every time I return to the U.S. or make a stop at a Border Patrol checkpoint, they barely glance at me and waive me on without asking any questions.  I am in my '70's, Caucasian, gray-haired woman in very dark sunglasses (and clothing, of course!).  For all they know, I could be bringing drugs over the border in my luggage or an undocumented person might be laying on the floor of the back seat, covered with the pillows, sunshades, jackets and blanket (in winter) that I usually travel with.

Could it be a reverse stereotype that little old Caucasian ladies are innocent and not worth spending time with? 

Satire alert:   

I'll bet if I had a bunch of marijuana plants in decorative pots on the deck of my mini-SUV, they would think I was just taking plants from my back yard to my daughter in Tucson.  

Drug runners and coyotes are making a big mistake and casting their "employees" that look as if they were in a Hollywood movie.  It's time for a casting call for gray haired grannies as border runners.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

The legislation is bullshit but villianizing law enforcement in order to get the legislation changed is disgusting.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

I can immediately think of a dozen legitimate reasons where asking for a passenger in a vehicle for their identification, none of which has anything to do with racial profiling.  This legislation is bullshit, but attacking law enforcement and calling them racist in order to overturn the law is worse than bullshit.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Once Judge Snow's ruling in Melendres vs. Arpaio is upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court should enjoin Section 2B of BS1070.

FuckArpaio
FuckArpaio

Fuck Joe Arpaio, and Fuck JoeArpaioFan

elvagotrago
elvagotrago

ACLU - All Cholos Loved Unconditionally.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

LOL! Very Nice!!!

Exactly the way to get this fight into the hands of the public.

Cozz
Cozz

@yourproductsucks  

Why's that ?

MCSO terrorizes innocent people all the time, turn about seems like fair play to me.

FuckThePolice
FuckThePolice

@yourproductsucks  

Did someone once say "If the shoe fits"

I think it's a great idea, lets see how the police like being profiled for a change.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

@elvagotragoCholo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtʃolo]) is an ethnic slur created by Hispanic criollos in the 16th century. In sociological literature, it is one of castas,[1] and refers to individuals of mixed or pure American Indian ancestry, or other racially mixed origin. The precise usage of "cholo" has varied widely in different times and places. In modern American usage, it most often applies to a low-income Mexican-American sub-culture and manner of dress.

We are ALL Cholos!  Thank you ACLU! 

None of us are free if all of us are not free!  

All you bigots and haters are engaging in some MAJOR un-American acts. 

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@Cozz I guess you are one who has the right to believe that, since you lived it.

I don't know that it's ok to villianize an entire community because of a bad apple or two.  But you certainly had dealings with the worst of those, I will admit that.

Cozz
Cozz

@yourproductsucks

I have to agree with you YPS, I shouldn't and can't judge them all because of a few, well, actually quite a few.

I have met a few MCSO deputies that were honorable, compassionate and also think Arpaio is a discredit to L/E everywhere 

One for sure comes to mind is the Sgt that refused to let the phony drug test they tired to set me up with stand. He didn't buy into it and made a call that got me retested and proved I had no drugs in my system.

He will always have my respect and admiration for sure.

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