Skip to comments.AZ city joins officer's suit over immigration law
Posted on 06/01/2010 11:05:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The city of Tucson has joined a lawsuit by one of its police officers to block Arizona's immigration enforcement law.
The suit was filed in late April in U.S. District Court in Tucson on behalf of Tucson police officer Martin Escobar.
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It appears everyone’s afraid of Mexicans. I guess if you can’t beat’em, join’em. They’ve invaded our country and now stealing it without firing a shot. Se Habla Espanol, anyone?
So if cops don’t like a law...they get a lawyer and sue the state?
Why can’t we do that with all laws then...and just make law enforcement a unnecessary thing? Then we could do the same thing with fire regulations and then dismantle fire departments. And then do the same thing with educational standards...and dismantle state schools.
If officer Escobar won’t do his duty to enforce the law, he should resign. I hear they need good cops in Mexico, apparently where his real loyalty lies in any case.
In addition to any other form of oath or affirmation specifically provided by law for an officer or employee, before any officer or employee enters upon the duties of his office or employment, he shall take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation:
State of Arizona, County of ______________ I, ____________________ (type or print name)
do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution and laws of the State of Arizona; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, and defend them against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of _______________________________ (name of office) ________________________ according to the best of my ability, so help me God (or so I do affirm).
Doesn’t a person have to have standing to sue over a law like this?
How has Officer Escobar been harmed by this law? Well, he hasn’t been harmed.
It is all nonsense.
Hey, wait a min. Does Officer Escobar have a brother named Pablo?
Sec. 1252c. Authorizing State and local law enforcement officials
to arrest and detain certain illegal aliens
(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law, to the extent permitted by relevant State and local law, State and local law enforcement officials are authorized to arrest and detain an individual who - (1) is an alien illegally present in the United States; and (2) has previously been convicted of a felony in the United States and deported or left the United States after such conviction, but only after the State or local law enforcement officials obtain appropriate confirmation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the status of such individual and only for such period of time as may be required for the Service to take the individual into Federal custody for purposes of deporting or removing the alien from the United States. (b) Cooperation The Attorney General shall cooperate with the States to assure that information in the control of the Attorney General, including information in the National Crime Information Center, that would assist State and local law enforcement officials in carrying out duties under subsection (a) of this section is made available to such officials.
This is only delaying the inevitable - the law will eventually be ruled constitutional. Especially when that state law is only invoked AFTER a lawful encounter by police precipitated by an unlawful act by a perp.
Otherwise, any state law that upholds enforcement of a federal law would be void.
Unfortunately, Tucson is the San Francisco of AZ - politically speaking.
If officer Escobar wont do his duty to enforce the law, he fired and stripped of any pension.
Why, oh why, does no one get tried for treason anymore?
Because this attempt at undermining AZs attempt to simply enforce the US laws is treason, pure and simple.
What next? Cops don’t like the Cocaine laws so they sue over that? Cops think the speed limit should be 90, so they sue over that?
Cops had such wide discretion anyway. If this Escobar cop had a suspect he didn’t have to bring him in. Just like cops don’t have to stop any particular speeder or arrest anyone for possession if they don’t want to.
Escobar...Escobar...Is that an Irish name???
Escobar v. Brewer
What a crybaby this cop is. How the hell did he last 15 years on the force?
Amish. Well, Southern Amish.
I believe that is word-for-word; my apologies for any errors. Until such time as either A) there is a war declared by the Regress, or B) the United States publishes a list of enemies that is useful at law, there is no way (lawfully speaking, of course) to prosecute jerkoffs like Escobar for treason.
Doubtless, with a bit of imagination, he could easily be prosecuted for either 'swearing a false oath', 'deriliction of duty', or 'being an asshole'. The question always is in such cases whether there is the political will to prosecute.
This law is intended to make cops do their job and ask to see some ID. Some cops just don’t want to inforce the law. You have to wonder why are we paying them if all they want to do is write tickets?
The cop is probably afraid the law will cut the pad. Internal Affairs and the IRS should check his finances. Ten to one hes dirty.
Most likely affirmative action.
I hope they find a way to fire the ignorant police officer, who filed the suit. Infiltration is the means of the left to prevail in their agenda.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;
Those who bought into the "here for a better life" scam better wakeup. We have
been invaded by a bunch of blood-thirsty savages ready to pounce if we dare
protest. Read on.
Amnesty whores itemize why they oppose Arizona's law at Phoenix Capital protest, May 29, 2010.
This comes straight out of the Mexican government's handbook taught in US schools. Accuracy in Academia investigated "ethnic studies" and uncovered damaging material in the high schools of Tuscon, Arizona. Paulo Freire (a Brazilian Marxist)'s book called Pedagogy of the Oppressed is required reading in Arizona's "Raza Studies" (ie, Race Studies), otherwise known as "Mexican-American courses."
Another favorite is "Occupied America" by Rodolfo Acuna, professor of Chicano Studies at California State University in Northridge. "Occupied America," according to the invaders, includes a map of Mexico in 1821 which includes the American Southwest. A choice quote from "Occupied America." It gives us an idea of material Hispanic students are being exposed to in Arizona public schools: "We are fed up. We are going to do away with the injustice to the Chicano and if the 'gringo' doesn't get out of our way, we will stampede over him."
Another priceless gem: "(The Mexican speaker) attacked the gringo establishment angrily at a press conference and called upon Chicanos to "Kill the gringo,' which meant to end white control over Mexicans."
THIRD WORLDERS HATE AMERICA AND AMERICANS The savages vow to "Kill the gringo! Stampede over him! Rise up and overthrow the White oppressor in a bloody Communist insurrection! "
SO HOW COME PRESIDENT CALDERON DIDN'T ITEMIZE THAT
OPPOSITION TO ARIZONA LAW WHEN HE ADDRESSED CONGRESS? Guess he knew he would not get a standing ovation.
Nice take, Kim. The invaders have also infiltrated top US L/E agencies like the CIA and the FBI.
“If officer Escobar wont do his duty to enforce the law, he should resign. I hear they need good cops in Mexico, apparently where his real loyalty lies in any case. “
He can be suspended for refusing to do his duty, pending a hearing or trial.
“I’m surprised the officers are against the new law...which makes me wonder if there are a disproportionate number of Hispanic officers throughout our border states with family ties/allegiances outside our country? “
Count on it.
Or he's got an Illegal relative or acquaintance.
Related to Pablo Escobar [Columbian cocaine kingpin]?
“How has Officer Escobar been harmed by this law?”
He has friends or family members are illegal aliens? He has friends or family members who hire illegal aliens? And in either case doesn’t want to have to be forced to report them for deportation?
Seems any individual, church, company, politician who is ‘pro-illegal’ has some personal agenda that they believe outweighs our sovereignty and security.
That is the question. How has officer Escobar been harmed? Has he been stopped, arrested, had his home invaded without a warrant and on and on?
Just an aside, the lawyer in line 15 says Tucson is south of the border. No. It is north of the border. Hm. Don’t know up from down, north from south, left from right?
The total cost spent on illegal aliens each year is a whopping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AND IF YOU’RE LIKE ME ARE HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY; IT IS $338,300,000,000.00