“The bill’s author, State Sen. Russell Pearce, said it simply ‘takes the handcuffs off of law enforcement and lets them do their job.'”
You know, I have to wonder if Sen. Pearce has ever really thought about what “the handcuffs off of law enforcement” and them doing what the police think “their job” is. I have; it’s the Rodney King Night of the Nightsticks beating tape. It’s the Amadou Diallo shooting. It’s Chicago in 1968. It’s any place where and when you let the Police think they’re above the laws they’re sworn to protect. And this is what Arizona’s government has decided to do to the people, legal and/or illegal of the state. And those not stuck in AZ, steer clear until this craziness ends or be very careful for the brief time you absolutely must be there.