Wednesday, April 28, 2010

As Applied

Via Jamelle Bouie, a nice article at Post Bourgie on how the new Arizona law is likely to be used in practice. It's worth pointing out that Maricopa (Phoenix) sherrif Joe Arpaio already uses the power of the state to harrass brown-skinned people, and the new law will simply give him more power to do so. Read the whole thing.

The local protesters in Arizona aren't worried about harassment in the abstract; they're worried about the amplification of existing harassment.

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