Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SF bans travel to Arizona

I am so not making this up
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today a moratorium on official city travel to Arizona after the state enacted a controversial new immigration law that directs local police to arrest those suspected of being in the country illegally.

The ban on city employee travel to Arizona takes effect immediately, although there are some exceptions, including for law enforcement officials investigating a crime, officials said. It's unclear how many planned trips by city workers will be curtailed.
And I hope other municipalities and corporations do it, too. Boycotting the Diamondbacks is another good idea. They're owned by Republican supporters.

The Arizona law is idiotic, unfair, impossible to enforce, and celebrates everything that is close minded, paranoid, and parochial about this country. And before you interject with your anti-liberal complaints, consider the stakes: If the police can hassle a brown skinned man because he, per the Arizona law, "looks suspicious" what protects you from the same treatment?

Full story from Jon Stewart after the jump

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Law & Border
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Search for more information about [topic] at

No comments: