May 14th, 2010
02:25 PM ET
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Brian Grey

    Why do you keep throwing out that 'going to the ice cream parlor' ,or 'simply standing on a street corner' crap and say that those Latinos who do these actions will be stopped and have their IDs checked?
    The law clearly states that some unlawful activity has to previously occur and that, in the normal course of an investigation, an ID can be requested.
    So what !! Ever got a traffic ticket? checked out a library book? Bought a car? went fishing? bought beer when you were 21 ? did you show your ID? did you feel "profiled"? Sure ! Life is a profile! Get over it !
    And, do you really think the AZ cops have the time, let alone the inclination, to stop every Latino in AZ ? Ask them what they will do, not some glory seeking talking head who needs the families of illegals to vote him back into his self glorifying, political pocket pool job.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:24 pm |
  2. Rosa

    The law is a bad pill to swallow,, but some measures have to be taken.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  3. judy gill

    We had to go to AZ last week.I was amazed @ the amt of crime that all the people have to deal with. Unless we r there we don't understand the scope and magnitude of the problem. We have family of whom are Hispanic living in AZ. I'd like to see the news cover the legal Hispanic residents who support the AZ law. Maybe Ca should use their people's money for them an not ridiculous lawsuits. Thank-you and keep up the good work. Judy

    May 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm |
  4. Smith in Oregon

    I have heard wide-spread reports from Arizona citizens that have been stopped while walking their pets on the streets of Arizona (the officers told them they heard their dogs were barking, which the citizens totally deny) and then ordered to show their citizenship papers!

    Police officers have dozens of corrupt excuses to 'justify' nearly anything at anytime in regards to harassing or 'questioning' a person of their interest.

    Example, the Officer thought you were weaving on your bicycle, motorbike or car as an excuse to pull you over and ask for your citizenship papers. (you were not weaving, the officer just wanted to question you)

    Example, the Officer thought you fit the description of a person they were looking for (no such person ever existed) and asked for your citizenship papers.

    Etc. etc.

    May 14, 2010 at 3:35 pm |
  5. Tom Masciale

    My concern for illigal is that they are people that need to follow the process. I think a process of trying for a green card being the goal, but while you wait you may get a yellow card and pay taxes and be part of america. But if you do not apply or if you do illigal things or break the law, You get a red card and may not try for a green or yellow

    May 14, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
  6. pat schack

    God Bless Arizona Hopefully Florida will follow. We need to protect our Borders. If people come here legally they will not have anything to worry about. If the have a car crash they will have to show their license just like all Americans do, If they commit a crime then if they are illegal they will be sent back to where they came from.. I'm tired of people trying to take over America... Come and become a citizen live the American dream, but respect our Country and our language. You should have to speak English to have a Drivers License. WE can't take in the whole World and give them medical, food stamps, housing, when many Americans are having a hard time living.

    May 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm |