What do Arizona and Cambridge have in common?
The first time we heard Obama come to the podium and declare “something” irresponsible it led to a beer summit. The “irresponsible” President, before having any facts to substantiate his comments on the “incident”, called out the Cambridge Police as racists.
This was Obama’s response to law enforcement in Cambridge doing their duty:
“I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry," Obama said. "Number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. And number three -- what I think we know separate and apart from this incident -- is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that's just a fact."
GATES: 'NOT ABOUT ME'
Gates has said he was "outraged" by the arrest.
He said the white officer walked into his home without his permission and only arrested him as the professor followed him to the porch, repeatedly demanding the sergeant's name and badge number because he was unhappy over his treatment.
"This isn't about me; this is about the vulnerability of black men in America," Gates said.
He said the incident made him realize how vulnerable poor people and minorities are "to capricious forces like a rogue policeman, and this man clearly was a rogue policeman."
“Sgt. James Crowley, who is a police academy expert on racial profiling, responded to Gates' home near Harvard University last week to investigate a report of a burglary and demanded Gates show him identification. Police say Gates at first refused and accused the officer of racism.”
The police officer was responding to a “burglary call” and once on the scene asked the Professor to produce identification. This is exactly the type of situation that the Arizona law supports where a “probable cause” scenario arises in an incident that gives the officers reasonable cause to ask for identification. There was no “racial profiling” just an officer investigating a “possible crime” in progress.
Obama’s Arizona comments:
“Speaking at a naturalization ceremony for servicemen and -women in the White House Rose Garden, Obama said he has instructed his administration to "closely monitor the situation" in Arizona and to "examine the civil rights and other implications of this legislation."
"The recent efforts in Arizona ... threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans as well as the trust in police and their communities that are so crucial to keeping us safe," Obama said.”
Here again, Obama is dividing people along racial lines, once again putting the onus on law enforcement in the “trust arena” as he did with the Cambridge Police.
To prove this point of racially divisive remarks, it has led to Sharpton claims that he will descend on Phoenix to “march in the streets without identification in his pockets”.
Let’s take a look at what Arizona law enforcement is up against, crime wise, with illegal immigrants:
Illegal immigrants accounted for:
• 16.5% of those sentenced for violent crimes.
• 18.5% of those sentenced for property crimes.
• 33.5% of those sentenced for the manufacture, sale or transport of drugs.
• 50% of those sentenced for crimes related to “chop shops.”
• 35.8% of those sentenced for kidnapping.
• 20.3% of those sentenced for felony DUI
The high cost of illegal immigrant crimes are not just in Arizona. 80% of all illegal immigrant arrests occurred in just three states: California, Texas and Arizona
The Government Accounting Office (GAO) did a study in 2005 and sampled 55,000 illegal immigrants and found that these 55,000 alone had been arrested 459,614 times (13 arrests per illegal) but the devil is in their details:
12% were for violent crimes (Robbery, Assault and Sex Related Crimes).
15% were for property related crimes (Burglary, Auto theft, Larceny and Property Damage).
45% were for drug or immigration related crimes and 28% were for other offenses (Weapons, Traffic, DUI and Obstruction of Justice)
This Federal study is startling because of the facts. The Federal Government since 2005 had these statistics and have drug their feet on the seriousness of the problem. The violence and mayhem that are imported from our southern border is largely ignored and now this same Government is calling Arizona’s act “irresponsible”!
The Secure Fence Act of 2006
The video imbedded at the top of this article shows the problems that Arizona has with not only illegal immigrants flooding into the state as a failure of the US Government to adhere to the lip service they gave to pass the Secure Fence Act in 2006 but also shows that Arizona is one of the main “drug routes” into the US.
For Obama and the Democrats misguided attempt to paint this legislation as racist and unfair is ludicrous. The escalation of the drug violence in Mexico and that Governments inability to tide the violence is even more reason to show that Arizona’s elected leaders guiding principles as just and in conformity with the populations wishes to enact this legislation. It is not just the population of Arizona but that of the nation. It was the population that rose up against Amnesty in 2005 when the Republicans, under the leadership of George Bush and bolstered by the Amnesty plan of John McCain and Ted Kennedy, to form the early roots of the tea party movement. It was this outcry and pressure from the people that stopped their efforts in mid stride and only fuel more anger as the Democrats, and yes Obama when they believe that they have a better chance at Amnesty now. The attempts by the MSM and this Democrat controlled Washington to demonize the Amnesty opposition as racist will fail just as much as their attempts to paint the tea party as such.
At a time that these forces as at work telling us that grandma is fomenting violence it is also worth noting the “violence” that erupted in the pro-illegal immigrant rally on the day Governor Jan Brewer signed the legislation into law. Where were the media about that violence? Answer, they were huddled in strategy session to further divide the country along racial lines at a time when Obama’s election victory was to transcend it.