Say what you will about SB1070, but one thing is clear, and that is that the authors of this bill are deeply associated with hate groups.
Take Kansan Kris Kobach or the anti-immigration group FAIR, a known hate group. Why exactly is it that Arizona is letting them write OUR laws?
Russell Pearce, the co-author of SB1070, has deep connections with hate groups himself. He is good friends with JT Ready, and has even attended neo-Nazi rallies in the past. Pearce’s son goes out in the desert hunting for the undocumented with JT Ready, and both have benefited from the lax gun laws recently passed in Arizona. If you don’t know who JT Ready is, he a court-martialed former Marine who is a proud White Supremacist and shows up at rallies armed with loaded guns and shouts racial slurs at the marchers.
All these bills are related and are rooted in racism and hate groups.
Does immigration need to be reformed? Yes. But the Republican-led AZ state legislators have put haters from hate groups in charge of writing our state bills. Surely there are some non-hate group affiliated Republicans somewhere in the state? To defend SB1070 is to defend hate groups writing legislation aimed at brown-skinned people. There is absolutely no defense of this!
But really, how can SB1070 be defended by anyone, even those that passed it, if it had to be immediately amended?
To see some of the power that Russell Pearce is unleashing for hate groups, take a look at the short documentary below with events as recent as a few days ago included, from videographer Dennis Gilman and writer Stephen Lemons.[tnivideo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvtBBt1OUnw