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ADL Files Brief Opposing 'Misguided' Arizona Immigration Law
ADL ^ | June 22, 2010

Posted on 06/22/2010 9:09:16 PM PDT by Grandma Conservative

Phoenix, AZ, June 22, 2010 … Calling Arizona's restrictive new law on immigration, "ill-conceived and misguided," the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for Arizona in an effort to stop the legislation from going into effect.

Miriam Weisman, ADL Arizona Regional Chair, and Bill Straus, ADL Arizona Regional Director, issued the following statement:

Rather than making Arizona more secure, we believe this law will have the opposite effect. Fear of heightened law enforcement scrutiny about immigration status will deter victims and witnesses from coming forward and cooperating with the police, making it significantly more difficult for police to do their jobs.

We understand that secure borders are a legitimate concern, but SB 1070 does not effectively address that concern. Rather, this bill drives a wedge between the Latino community - whose members are frequent targets of bias-motivated violence - and those local law enforcement agencies entrusted with protecting them.

The bill is a manifestation of anger and frustration, fueled by exaggerated fears of violence and passed against a backdrop of increasing xenophobia. It is ill-conceived, misguided, and should not be implemented.

ADL is a longtime advocate of community–police partnerships to prevent, investigate and solve hate and bias-motivated crimes. The League's brief was prepared with the assistance of David J. Bodney and Peter S. Kozinets of the Phoenix office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: adl; aliens; arizona; democrats; illegalimmigration; immigration; liberalfascism; sb1070
And now the ADL has entered the fray.
1 posted on 06/22/2010 9:09:20 PM PDT by Grandma Conservative
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To: Grandma Conservative

Misguided law just like the federal law that AZ copied is misguided also????


2 posted on 06/22/2010 9:13:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A Kangaroo Is Loose In The Top Paddock)
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To: Grandma Conservative

Misguided Jews - useful idiots for Obama.


3 posted on 06/22/2010 9:13:13 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: ADL

Suck bung.

4 posted on 06/22/2010 9:13:17 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Grandma Conservative

“Calling all traitors”


5 posted on 06/22/2010 9:15:38 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: rmlew; Yehuda

btt


6 posted on 06/22/2010 9:18:11 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Grandma Conservative

“…bill is a manifestation of anger and frustration, fueled by exaggerated fears of violence and passed against a backdrop of increasing xenophobia…deter victims and witnesses from coming forward and cooperating with the police…”

What a load of CRAP!

There is no safe way to pick up crap from the clean end; this is why we have toilets and community sewage services.


7 posted on 06/22/2010 9:18:54 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Grandma Conservative

Take off your masks, ADL...you, too, SPLC and ACLU...Obama and the Democrats already did, they are far-Left Marxists who want to use Cloward-Piven to destroy capitalism for a system they rule, called Communism.

Adding 10 million new Democratic voters could force Lady Liberty to move to Marxism.

And they will be there to “help”.


8 posted on 06/22/2010 9:24:59 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somwhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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Fear of heightened law enforcement scrutiny about immigration status will deter victims and witnesses from coming forward and cooperating with the police...

The libs count on arguments like these, which are pushed by the media and rarely disputed, to discourage any strict law enforcement, including anti-terrorism efforts.

This argument needs to be confronted head-on. How many will be "deterred" from coming forward? A majority of victimes and witnesses? What is the evidence for this?

The new AZ law is intended to check the status of those who are already suspected of committing other crimes. If enforced in a logical and focused manner, it will deter many criminals from doing the crimes in the first place.

Any community, no matter its racial composition, should welcome crime reduction. The ADL should butt out of AZ. Just let them try the new law, they support it by 3:1 and the status quo is pretty awful.

9 posted on 06/22/2010 9:26:05 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: ntmxx
"There is no safe way to pick up crap from the clean end; this is why we have toilets and community sewage services."

Sort of like you can try to polish a turd but it is still a turd?

10 posted on 06/22/2010 9:28:18 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: I see my hands
"Suck bung."

Well put.

11 posted on 06/22/2010 9:31:05 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Grandma Conservative

ADL is controlled by loons. They should rejoice and get down on their hands and knees because AZ is no longer allowing such platoons of criminals and law-breakers to run wild, raping, killing, drugging, and allowing others to enslave masses of people.

RULE OF LAW, ADL == what’s so hard for you to understand?... or do you just WANT chaos and killings, and rapes, enslavement, drugs, etc. Where’s your compassion for the REAL victims==the American taxpayers.


12 posted on 06/22/2010 9:31:29 PM PDT by savagesusie
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The ADL? What do they care? I thought their job was to hound any kid who dared to say a Christian prayer at a football game in the farthermost corner of the rural south or west. Has their remit now gone beyond ferocious, relentless, non stop persecution of believing Christians? Did Emmanuel and Axelrod ask them to do this?
13 posted on 06/22/2010 9:32:21 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: rfp1234
"Fear of heightened law enforcement scrutiny about immigration status will deter victims and witnesses from coming forward and cooperating with the police..."

As if illegals are already doing that? What nonsense.

14 posted on 06/22/2010 9:34:02 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Grandma Conservative

Huge swathes of people just need to STFU once in a while.


15 posted on 06/22/2010 9:36:27 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The United States has become a kakistocracy. Look it up if you doubt it.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
"Huge swathes of people just need to STFU once in a while."

Or grow some common sense. I fear niether will happen any time soon.

16 posted on 06/22/2010 9:39:55 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: ntmxx; rfp1234
deter victims and witnesses from coming forward and cooperating with the police…”

I'm with you. This argument is CRAP, and I'm really getting tired of hearing it.

17 posted on 06/22/2010 10:00:01 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Grandma Conservative

Everyone is sleazing their way out from under the rocks to get into the act. This is starting to look more like an attack on “whitey” than it is an attack on Arizona.


18 posted on 06/22/2010 10:02:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Had enough "history" yet?)
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To: Grandma Conservative

ADL is a libtard outfit and libtard Jews looking to be like Rahm Emmanual.....


19 posted on 06/22/2010 10:23:18 PM PDT by cranked
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!

Lawdy, we dasn’t alienate the aliens!!


20 posted on 06/22/2010 10:27:11 PM PDT by HiJinx ("Looks like we're a'gonna have to read to 'em from the Good Book, Pa.")
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To: Cacique
What do you expect. The leftist thugs at the ADL tried to silence Stephen Steinlight. They care more about being politically correct than dealing with Islamist terrorism.
21 posted on 06/22/2010 10:31:17 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just a liberals who lies.)
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To: Grandma Conservative
Rather than making Arizona more secure, we believe this law will have the opposite effect.

Instead of taking a position based on touchy-feely "beliefs", let's look at facts. Prince William County Virginia cracked down on illegals a couple years ago. Since then crime is down 30%.

22 posted on 06/22/2010 10:33:21 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: Grandma Conservative

The ADL is evil.


23 posted on 06/22/2010 10:36:12 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Grandma Conservative
whose members are frequent targets of bias-motivated violence

A sickening lie. Mexicans and other "hispanics" or "latinos" commit violent crimes against non-hispanics including both white and black people way out of proportion to anything like their fraction of the population.

They do so because they come from a thug "society" that tells them they are entitled to attack the "gringo", for a variety of idiotic excuses.

24 posted on 06/22/2010 11:44:16 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out!! The Americans are On the March!! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Grandma Conservative

Abe Foxman has been director of ADL way too long and should have retired years ago. He’s become more and more misguided and on the wrong side of too many issues and raises the ire of the leaders of more clear thinking organizations. ADL needs to return to its original mission.


25 posted on 06/23/2010 12:02:28 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Grandma Conservative

All these left wing organizations push the same agenda. They just put a different face on each one to attract different people: jewish, labor, black, women, hispanic, environmentalism, etc...


26 posted on 06/23/2010 12:11:06 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: beethovenfan

Jewish Mexicans?

OK, we need to import an equal number of Muslim Eskimos?

Will everyone please just stay where they are born?


27 posted on 06/23/2010 12:51:02 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Grandma Conservative
And now the ADL has entered the fray

They've been there a long time. The ADL is as fanatically pro-illegal immigration as the SPLC.

Time to officially put them on the sh*tlist.

28 posted on 06/23/2010 1:23:19 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Grandma Conservative
The League's brief was prepared with the assistance of David J. Bodney and Peter S. Kozinets of the Phoenix office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

Both are Dem donors according to Fundrace.org.

29 posted on 06/23/2010 5:13:31 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Grandma Conservative

Quislings!

Hope the ADL remembers who Vidkin Quisling was.:^{


30 posted on 06/23/2010 7:02:01 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (They died for liberty, not so that oppression might spring from nearer tyrants. The Whiskey Rebels)
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To: Grandma Conservative

ADL joins the list of those responsible for the border chaos and criminality.


32 posted on 06/23/2010 8:44:27 AM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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