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April 28th, 2010
10:36 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 4/27/10

Editor's Note: After Tuesday night's AC360°, we heard from many of you about New York's good Samaritan and Arizona's Immigration law. What do you think?

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I saw the piece on Hugo Tale-Yax and on Crime & Punishment. That same day (April 18th), I witnessed a mugging right in front of my house. I and another gentleman tried to help by yelling for help and trying to chase the muggers away. There were about 5 five people nearby but no one did anything. Can you tell me if there is anything I can do to help Hugo's family? I know there is a wake for him in Brooklyn tomorrow but I would like to make a donation to him if possible.

I was watching AC360 tonight. One topic that cut my attention was about the Guatemalan individual who died without help from many people passing by. I was glad to see a good positive spin to show that Latinos would step up to the plate to help others even if their live is at stake. In the case of this unfortunate hero, he step up to save a lady in need, however we failed to rescue him...

I live here in Tucson and I can say I agree with the new law, our increase in property crime is way up over last year as well as assaults, the law isn't meant for police officers to just start stalking people about their immigration status, I think of the new law like this, I don't mind when cops stop someone the suspect of drug activity, or of driving under the influence, or gang activity, this is no different, there is a set of "activities" for each that lead officers to believe a person is behaving illegally, this law will be no different.

It has been a long time since I have been proud of a politician. But my hat is off to Governor Brown of Arizona for putting the interest of legal American citizens as a first priority. If a person has nothing to hide, they should not be afraid to be asked to provide proof of citizenship. In fact, they should be proud to display it. I hope my native state of Colorado will follow suit.


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soundoff (One Response)
  1. Susan Anderson

    I have lived in several South American countries. One would not consider going anywhere without their papers. When Friends from these countries have visited our home in the US they will not go anywhere without their papers. I don't feel having papers is a violation of anyone's rights. If you are stopped driving you better have your driver's lic. or you will be fined. Why should the US be less concerned about who is walking our streets than other countries.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:05 am |