Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold the “show me your papers” provision in the case of Arizona v. the United States leaves Latinos and people of color in the state — and any other state where a similar law might spring up — open to racial profiling as law enforcement officers have been given the go-ahead to stop and question anyone. In Arizona, where the infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio runs internment-style detention camps and where he forced a woman to give birth in shackles, activists say the human rights crisis in the state has been serious long before the fight over SB 1070 began.
“For now racial profiling is law in Arizona,” said Carlos Garcia, an organizer with the Phoenix-based immigrant rights group Puente Arizona. “Slavery and segregation were too once legal. Legal does not mean moral or ethical.”
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