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Human-rights group wants San Diego to send Arizona a stronger message

May 3, 2010 - 1:47 pm

This afternoon, the San Diego City Council will vote on a resolution to formally oppose Arizona’s SB 1070, the new state law that gives local law enforcement the ability to arrest people who can’t prove they’re in the county legally. But the city’s Human Relations Commission is calling on the City Council to give the resolution some teeth. Nicole Murray Ramirez, who chairs the commission, said the commission’s executive committee met this morning and agreed to send a memo to the City Council asking that San Diego call for a boycott of Arizona. “We commend and respect the City Council’s resolution, but we think a stronger message should be sent to Arizona,” Murry Ramirez said.

Earlier today, the Washington, D.C., City Council declined to take action on a resolution after getting an earful from the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the Washington Post reports. Los Angeles hasn’t take formal action, though Mayor Antonio Villagairosa has publicly called for a boycott. San Francisco’s drafted a rather all-inclusive resolution, though, as the San Francisco Weekly pointed out, it’s carefully worded so as not to harm San Francisco financially.

To watch today’s City Council meeting live, go here and click on “City TV.” The meeting starts at 2 p.m. and the resolution is the fourth item.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. pistoleropete permalink
    May 3, 2010 - 9:24 pm 9:24 pm

    This is such bullshit. As if Arizona gives a flying fuck what any other state or city thinks of them. The Arizona law is mirrored after the federal law yet nobody is calling for a boycott of the U.S….Hmmmm……

  2. alwalden permalink
    May 10, 2010 - 10:36 am 10:36 am

    Pistoleropete, turn off the Limbaugh Lies Show. Arizona folded like a deck of cards when they were boycotted over their racist refusal to recognize MLK’s birthday as a holiday. And there’s no “reasonable suspicion” standard in any federal law, so your “mirror” is a hoax.

  3. pistoleropete permalink
    May 10, 2010 - 12:14 pm 12:14 pm

    I hate Conservatives just as much as I hate Liberals. I’m a proud, registered Independent. I like to think about the issues before forming an opinion. As much as I’m opposed to the Arizona law just out of a possible N.W.O.-style abuse of it, N.W.O. hasn’t taken a firm root in history yet. We live in the here and now, not the woulda, coulda, shoulda and therefore, the law is still the law.

    Just a week and a half ago, the apartment complex I live in had to tear up and replace some sections of asphalt due to tree roots. The crew was completely Mexican. The two supervisors I saw standing around watching the workers were white. I said to my roommate, “Those don’t look like migrant farmworkers to me…”. The majority of America sees what I see. Illegal Mexicans taking traditional American jobs all the while saying with a smile, “Si Senor! I only immigrate here to pick your avocados.” BULLSHIT!

    I also blame the companies that hire Illegal Aliens. The workers should be tossed back to Mexico and the CEO’s should be tossed in prison for high treason.

  4. May 10, 2010 - 1:27 pm 1:27 pm

    I second pistoleropete’s comments!

  5. pistoleropete permalink
    May 10, 2010 - 4:17 pm 4:17 pm

    Thanks sandiegoparrothead. Not kowtowing to party lines, I can honestly say that I’d probably buy you a beer even if we don’t see eye to eye on all the “hot button” social issues. I’d also like to add that this particular issue has absolutely NOTHING to do with race and has EVERYTHING to do with the law, fear and intimidation. I don’t give a flying fuck if you come here illegally or not. What I do give a fuck about is if you’re willing to assimilate and respect the laws set forth. I’m ALL for Mexicans coming here and working. My wish, like the majority of Americans is simple-do it legally! Cross the border, fill out the paperwork, find a job, learn the history, learn the language and go on with life.

    I don’t hate Mexicans. I hate freeloading whiners who demand rights they haven’t been willing to earn.

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