Originally Posted by Wormhole
I am totally tired of it!!!
No sources, no information?
San Francisco Chronicle speculative?
Source former police chief = no source?
What does the police chief say?
What actual numbers are there?
Honestly, it is sad to watch these folks play you guys like fine violins.
Here is what he said...."will have a catastrophic effect on policing and set back community policing efforts for decades."
This is a pure example of hyperbole. It contains no real information. It is no different than me noting it has been "an eternity since we have sene each other."
The next part is even worse....
Some cops are warning the law would impede their efforts to fight violent crime because witnesses and victims will be reluctant to come forward for fear of being arrested as an undocumented immigrant. Other officers say removing illegal immigrants from the streets will reduce crime.
Some say this... others say the opposite. No names of course and no numbers.
When I teach kids about this I declare that I don't want any paragraphs in which "We did things with stuff. It was good and I liked it." There is no information actually given.
The last part is a quote with spin on it that contains a straw man. Again there is no information and the bill and what it does could easily be quoted but that wouldn't allow the spin and opinion to sit in place of it.
The bill "essentially legislates racial profiling, putting police in the middle of the train tracks to face an onslaught of civil-rights violations lawsuits," said former Sacramento Police Chief Arturo Venegas. "No other law in the country allows citizens to sue a government agency for not arresting enough people."
It isn't hard at all to quote the bill. That quote reads as follow... essentually, strawman says person who is in no form or manner associated with the bill nor has any experience in Arizona who then also lapses into a generalization... no other bill ever....nightmare state.