Heroes for Today: Sheriff Clarence Dupnik

He’s the sheriff for Pima County, where Tucson is located, and where today’s horrible mass shooting took place. Here he is in April of last year, denouncing the racist immigration law of the state. A voice for sanity in the right-wing madhouse that once was Arizona. Stay safe, good sir. And keep speaking out against this lunacy.

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5 Responses to Heroes for Today: Sheriff Clarence Dupnik

  1. SDH says:

    SB 1070 (which I assume you are referring to), essentially makes it a state misdemeanor to fail to comply with federal immigration law. While I think you can debate whether Arizona has authority to pass this law, I don’t think you can call it racist, unless you also think the federal immigration law is racist.

  2. Sabina Becker says:

    Well, gee. Given that it’s Arizona, and that Arizona is next to Mexico, and that Arizona is full of racists who hate Mexicans, and that an extra layer of immigration exclusion law on top of the existing federal one is unnecessary and absurd, especially when none of the other border states passed anything like it–yeah, I do think this stupid law is racist. It’s kind of hard not to, considering under what circumstances it was passed. But hey, why let inconvenient facts stand in the way of a plausible legalistic argument, eh?

    • Ben Gruagach says:

      Also since I seriously doubt law enforcement are going around asking the nice white folks who are in Arizona (snowbirds, dontcha know) to produce their paperwork to prove immigration status. There are a lot of Canadians who go to Arizona… who are just as likely to be “illegal immigrant” status as any brown-skinned folk who are there.

  3. Slave Revolt says:

    What a great, intelligent man.

    He is being ferociously attacked by the wingers, of course.

  4. Slave Revolt says:

    And, yes, I do think that in the context of US history that our immigration laws can be cogently argued as being crafted with white supremacist biases and intent.

    Plenty of documents to construct such an argument with…like shooting fish in a barrel, really.

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