TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STANDS AGAINST ARIZONA RACIAL PROFILING!!! CITY COUNCIL SOON TO REBUKE ARIZONA SB 1070!!!



This week the City Council in Kansas City is set to make nationwide news by standing up to racial profiling law currently creating controversy in Arizona and across the nation.

This initiative has been put forth by some of the bravest Council people and hopefully will earn the support of the entire body. If the Mayor's seemingly meaningless statements about Diversity are for real then he should sign on as well despite his recent GOP affiliations.

This is history in the making in Kansas City.

There's talk this thing could turn into an all out Kansas City Boycott of Arizona.

Read the PRELIMINARY language of the upcoming resolution after the jump:



CALLING FOR THE STATE OF ARIZONA TO REPEAL OF ARIZONA SENATE BILL 1070 AND DEVELOP REASONABLE CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURES TO IMMIGRATION REFORM

Whereas, the State of Arizona enacted SB 1070, which was signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer on the 23rd day of April 2010, requiring all Arizona local law enforcement to investigate a person’s immigration status when there is suspicion that the person is in the Country unlawfully, regardless of whether that person is suspected of a crime; and

Whereas, Arizona SB 1070 requires Arizona local law enforcement to question those they suspect are illegal immigrants, whether or not they have cause to believe an illegal act has been committed; and

Whereas, Arizona SB 1070 requires Arizona local law enforcement “when practicable” to detain people who they “reasonably suspect” are in the county without authorization; compels Arizona local law enforcement to charge immigrants with a state crime for not carrying immigration documents, and creates a private right of action to sue cities upon belief that the local Arizona government has a policy or practice that restricts Arizona local law enforcement from implementing immigration law; and

Whereas, Arizona SB 1070 seriously undermines the United States Constitution which grants Congress the exclusive power over immigration matters; and

Whereas Arizona SB 1070 encourages racial and ethnic profiling and violates Fourteenth Amendment guarantees of due process and equal protection for US citizens, legal residents and visitors from being detained for being in the County unlawfully; and

Whereas, Arizona SB 1070 does not prohibit Arizona law enforcement officers from relying on race, ethnicity, national origin or language to determine who to investigate; and

Whereas, the United States is facing a recession, which has impacted municipal revenues and significantly reduced funding for local law enforcement; and

Whereas, Arizona SB 1070 creates an unfunded mandate for Arizona local law enforcement officials; and

Whereas, Arizona SB 1070 unfairly targets members of the Latino community and other minority communities in Arizona; and

Whereas; Arizona SB 1070 will jeopardize public safety and drive a wedge between law enforcement and ethnic communities; and

Whereas, numerous United States municipalities have condemned the State of Arizona for adopting Arizona SB 1070, including the City of Austin, Texas, the City of Berkley, California, the City of Boston Massachusetts, the City of Boulder, Colorado, the City of Brownsville, Texas, the City of Chicago, Illinois, the City of Columbus, Ohio, the City of El Paso, Texas, the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, the City of Hartford Connecticut, the City of Inwood, New York, the City of Los Angeles, California, the City of Oakland, California, the City of Pasedena, California, the City of Santa Ana, California, the City of San Francisco, California, the City of San Jose, California, the City of Seattle, Washington, the City of St. Paul, Minnesota and the Denver Public School District; and

Whereas, Arizona cities such as Flagstaff, Phoenix and Tucson are determining how to legally challenge Arizona SB 1070; and

Whereas, Arizona SB 1070 removes the American legal virtue that assumes innocence, placing a burden on Arizona local law enforcement to discriminate on the basis of race and ethnicity, and

Whereas, Arizona SB 1070 challenges the cherished civil liberties of all citizens residing in and traveling to the state of Arizona.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Declares its opposition to Arizona SB 1070; and

Urges the State of Arizona to immediately repeal this law; and

Calls for the National League of Cities to support those Arizona cities opposing Arizona SB 1070 in devising reasonable, constitutional alternatives to SB 1070, alternatives that recognize the need for federal level reform that assists struggling border communities while respecting the humanity of all people living and working in these communities; and

Calls for the the National Conference of State Legislatures to oppose Arizona SB 1070 and assist the State of Arizona in devising reasonable, constitutional alternatives to SB 1070, alternatives that recognize the need for federal level reform that assists struggling border communities while respecting the humanity of all people living and working in these communities; and

Calls for a United States Department of Justice investigation as to whether SB 1070 is unconstitutional and lawsuit to stop its implementation; and

Directs the City Clerk to send copies of this resolution to Attorney General Eric Holder, the local division of the US Attorney’s office, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, US Senators Claire McCaskill and Christopher Bond, Congressmen Rev. Emanuel Cleaver, Sam Graves and Ike Skelton, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, the Kansas City state delegation, and to the chief executive officers of the National Conference of State Legislatures and National League of Cities.

Comments

  1. Is Beth for this resolution?

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  2. They should Rebuke Kris Kobach too.

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  3. toadstool_watcher5/24/10, 10:58 AM

    about time. This should have a unanimous vote.

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  4. toadstool_watcher5/24/10, 10:59 AM

    about time. This should have a unanimous vote.

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  5. You better thank those white people you hate so much.

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  6. "Whereas, Arizona SB 1070 requires Arizona local law enforcement to question those they suspect are illegal immigrants, whether or not they have cause to believe an illegal act has been committed;"

    This is not accurate. If this is put in there they will get killed. It's also the common mistake made by people who don't understand this law. There has to be a real reason to stop someone, real reason does not = looking like Tony. If they put that in there PHX will crush a dumb ass cow town for not understanding.

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  7. LOL, it took them like 2-3 weeks to "stand up?"

    No wonder KC is in the crapper.

    This immigration law is practically old news at this point.

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  8. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid. It looks like our illustrious council members can't read either. AZ can JUST question you if you have already done something suspicious/illegal.

    Do Police ever ask us for DL & Registration when they stop us?????

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  9. It is despicable that the City Council would come out against the enforcement of U.S. law and against America. The politicians who are doing this are fools, and I trust they will soon be voted out of office.

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  10. Kansas City, Mo. -- failed city -- comes out against enforcement of U.S. law.

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  11. Kansas City, Mo. -- failed city -- comes out against enforcement of U.S. law.

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  12. I am confused, is the KCMO Council against the federal immigration laws or AZ enforcing them? Is there some kind of bet between the City Council and Mayoy on who can embarrass KCMO the most? Grandstanding...nothing more and nothing less. The AZ law is no more profiling than the KCP&L dress code or keeping the kids off the streets in the Plaza (none of which is profiling for the record). I wish we had some leadership in this town that solved our problems rather than chiming in on issues that are none of their business.

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  13. Mayor and at Large candidates should be very careful with this. North voters will take note of this BULLSHIT!

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  14. It takes bravery to stand up for freedom.

    "...comes out against enforcement of U.S. law." - yes, because the law is wrong, & contrary to the "better angels of our nature".

    ... as a nation we always have to pull the white supremacists kicking & screaming into the future.

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  15. "It takes bravery to stand up for freedom..."

    Perhaps there needs to be some changes to U.S. immigration law, but the law is not wrong.

    Byron, would you support the U.S. enacting the exact same immigration laws as Mexico has?

    Yes or No?

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  17. Yes, enact the Mexican immigration laws for the U.S.! Make Byron and Tony happy!

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  18. Anon 12:29

    I think this is a silly question. I don't care what Mexico does. How do you know the Arizona law is about Mexicans? It doesn't say so.

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  19. I'm not really sure how the Kansas City Council has a dog in the hunt in the first place. The federal laws are clear, and Arizona state laws are the business of the people in Arizona. Sounds less brave and more like pandering to your constituency to secure future votes.

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  20. I'm with Byron! No borders! Merge U.S. and Mexico into one country and call it Mexico! Let freedom ring!

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  21. Whereas, NO City Council member should vote for this unless they swear that they have read the actual law. Guarantee no one has taken the time to do so. RIDICULOUS to talk about other cities and states when you can't run your own correctly.

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  22. For some reason my comments are being deleted. So one more time ...

    I support the Dream Act & an open border with Mexico.

    No one will convince me that in-bred Anglos are the master race.

    "the law" is just a smoke screen for anonymous racists to cowardly hide behind.

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  23. Kansas City is making tremendous strides. The schools are top-notch, and there is virtually no graffiti or trash. Kansas City has every right to tell Arizona what to do.

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  24. The Clowncil are fools if they believe we shouldn't do everything possible to stop illegal immigration. It is bankrupting our country and letting a lot of terrorists in also! This is just the same old cowering down to the minorities in this town.

    We need to support Arizona and take back our country!

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  25. Anon 12:48

    We have an open border with Canada, & we are not merged into one country called Canada.

    Grow up! You hate Mexicans. How profound.

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  26. Byron you are wrong about Canada. the border is not open and if you have had anything other then minor traffic tickets you wont get in.

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  27. Anon 1:37

    For some reason my comments are disappearing & then reappearing. You're responding to a comment that I can't see & wasn't sure was even posted. It could be my ancient computer, or Tony's, is overwhelmed. So, maybe you'll see this & maybe you won't.

    My point is that the sky is not falling. Mexicans are being scapegoated. The terrorist have all come here legally. These poor Mexicans are economic refugees. If we were a good people, we would help them.

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  28. "Whereas, Arizona SB 1070 requires Arizona local law enforcement to question those they suspect are illegal immigrants, whether or not they have cause to believe an illegal act has been committed;"

    Soooo isn't entering the United States with out documentation an illegal act?

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  29. Anon 1:37

    I tried to respond to you, but my comments keep disappearing & reappearing.

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  30. This is just high entertainment!

    Did I mention I'm glad I don't live in the hellhole called Kansas City?

    Best line, most accurate line is "KC City Clowncil" I think anybody running for city government in KC is committing political suicide.

    Are they putting Rio Grande water in the water fountains down there at shitty hall!

    I never considered local news and blogs as 'situation comedies', stupid as they can be from time to time, but this is FUNNY SHIT!

    And Byron (nmn) Funkhouser, you're related to the city's first family on either side as you've claimed once or twice? Are you the one from WVA, or BLF? Or just someone who has committed internet identity theft?

    I had no idea that stupidity was genetic but we know so little about genetics. I can understand why you're poor, if you really are. You don't have the judgment to be anything BUT poor.

    I know people think I say stupid shit, but I exude wisdom compared to you BF, no matter how many foreign phrases you can put on a blog.

    You wouldn't be the first guy to be book smart but chronically stupid.

    My computer's that way. Great recall because that's what computers do best, but not a lick of common sense.

    OMG! This is just sooo damned funny. Kansas City, Nowhere taking a stand on ARIZONA and Mexican Immigration! Apparently just because I-35 runs through town?

    Ya'd think attention-getting Alonzo Washington was the mayor!

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  31. The City Clowncil needs to MYOB. They have nothing to say to AZ about their law.

    @Byron: Open up your Blogger profile!

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  32. If the morons do this I think we should boycott Kansas City, however what would you expect from the place where "The Right Reverand "Manny" Emanual Clever" cut his liberal teeth.
    Rock on....look at Kansas City's past brilliant decisions and you can draw your own conclusion, but I will tell you there is no cure for "STUPID"..read the US Law genious.

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  33. Beth is an at-large candidate who will have no problem winning reelection.

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  34. Who the hell cares what Beth and the Cow Town herd think anyway? Get a grip folks, KC has already been invaded by illegals and you are worried about Arizona trying to protect its own? Why not just Join LaRaza and the rest of the social order of the left.....against your own country Oh that is if YOU REALLY are a CITIZEN of this country......Come November, you will sing a different song.

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  35. You've got to be kidding. Kansas City should signed a sister city proclamation with Tucson.

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  36. This SCREAMS of opportunism by the CC and a way to get KCMO on the Natl news

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  37. "the observer"

    Thank you. I will try this. It must be my end, & this seems logical.

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  38. Yeah, somethin's up with Tony's software, not probably his fault, he didn't write it. I've noticed for the past few days it's been a bit unstable for commenters.

    -0-

    I lost a very good comment, suggesting several things, as I rewrite them from memory.

    1. This is high entertainment, more entertaining that situation comedies which I never really assume defined both news and blogs.

    2. Funniest line today is "KC City CLOWNCIL", who apparently think that idiotic body which can't run a city well thnks its able to lecture Arizona and the US Government about a national issue of grave importance.

    3. Byron Funkhouser, a writer on this blog who claims to be related to the KC First Family shows me that if he's truthful, stupidity really might be genetic! Are you the WVA BF, or who? There's a BLF from out of town who seems bright, or at least well connected.

    4. Our local BF uses multiple foreign languages for periodic comments to impress us, but I'm reminded of my computer. Very good at data recall, but doesn't have a lick of sense!

    5. Kansas City, which has no business lecturing anyone on the Mexican invasion, other than being on the I-35 corridor from Mexico City, should solve its own problems and the Clowncil and the Mayor should fix the city rather than trying to fix Arizona.

    Put another way, is attention-seeking Alonzo Washington-Gomez the mayor of this hellhole, or what?

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  39. Idiots can't read.

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  40. 2:43 you're not informed. Beth's toast and even if she had a slight chance she'll be skewered up North if she supports this BULL SHIT!

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  41. Northlander's for 1070 !5/24/10, 3:13 PM

    New Organization forming soon...

    All At large and Mayorial opposed to 1070 will be defeated in our backyard.

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  42. @Radioman--not sure what you're seeing on your computer--I'm seeing your first comment right above mine. I use Google Chrome as my browser and I'm on AT&T WiFi.

    Somethin' funky goin' on here, and it ain't the mayor.

    @Bryon: Stick around. Don't let the trolls get you down.

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  43. Yeah, when I closed my browser, and reopened it, they all came up. But f5, which should reload doesn't seem to work on my browser. I think that's giving some of us false reloads. Im on Fox, for what its worth.

    Since I dont work for my browser provider, or tony's blog software provider, it's not my problem. Just sayin!

    lets don't get hung up in software issues. We're being invaded by our neighbor and we have to decide if we want to merge with their invaders or create some requirements for entry.

    That shouldn't be so hard. Maybe many who want open borders really don't have any pride in their country. Maybe they don't see any need for preserving what we DO have.

    That speaks volumes about them personally to me.

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  44. I think it's time for someone to tell the council that illegals can't vote. Not that they would want to...I'm just sayin'.....Being sneaky and brown does not automatically qualify you to vote.

    Hopefully the council will also boycott our federal government and the state of Missouri as well, seeing as Missouri is in cahoots with Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, and farther on down the line, Arizona, in the evil cabal that we like to call "The United States".

    Boycott all the states along with the dummy corporation that they set up named "The USA". Show them we mean business by refusing to take their highway money and farm cash and WIC dough and Section 8 moolah and especially that damn enslavement card they call "Food Stamps".

    Show everyone around the world that the city of Kansas City will not kowtow to any special interests, especially the ones who only seek to enslave us all with their so-called social programs that enable them to keep us down.

    Vive la France!

    I also would like to congratulate Tony on finishing up that online journalism course, Hyperbole 301, The Masters Course for Bloggers.

    Can anyone tell me where Radioman gets his chronic. Reading his posts, he seems to have the really, really good stuff.

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  45. I actually WANT to do more business with Arizona and its businesses there since the passage of this law...

    Viva la Arizona!! :)

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  46. IDGAS what u Think5/24/10, 3:56 PM

    MYOB City Council. You have bigger problems like defeating a school initiative while promoting a Taxpayer funded Convention hotel. That is more telling than some lame resolution that doesn't mean anything to anyone. I will not boycott anyone but you come next election.

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  47. Whoever wrote the measure clearly didn't even read the 17 page Arizona bill.

    1) "regardless of whether that person is suspected of a crime"

    Law enforcement can only check the valid residential status if the person is stopped during the normal investigation of a crime!

    2) "SB 1070 requires Arizona local law enforcement to question those they suspect are illegal immigrants"

    False. It requires law enforcement to ask suspected illegal aliens to produce documentation... ie an Arizona drivers license. Nothing more. AND FYI, federal law already grants ICE the autority to stop anyone for any reason and demand proof of legal status.

    3) "SB 1070 requires Arizona local law enforcement “when practicable” to detain people who they “reasonably suspect” are in the county without authorization; compels Arizona local law enforcement to charge immigrants with a state crime for not carrying immigration documents, and creates a private right of action to sue cities upon belief that the local Arizona government has a policy or practice that restricts Arizona local law enforcement from implementing immigration law; and"

    Again, false. One only needs to produce a valid AZ drivers license or other state issued ID.

    4) "Arizona SB 1070 seriously undermines the United States Constitution which grants Congress the exclusive power over immigration matters"

    Again comepletely false. States can not make laws that conflict with federal law. The Arizona law simply requires local law enforcement to abide by specific sections of federal law.

    5) "Arizona SB 1070 encourages racial and ethnic profiling and violates Fourteenth Amendment guarantees of due process and equal protection for US citizens, legal residents and visitors from being detained for being in the County unlawfully;"

    How much more false can you get? SB 1070 specifically forbids using race or country of origin as a valid reason to suspect illegal immigration status.

    6) "Arizona SB 1070 does not prohibit Arizona law enforcement officers from relying on race, ethnicity, national origin or language to determine who to investigate;"

    YES it does. It specifically states race and country of origin can not be used as valid reason to suspect someone is unlawfully in this country. Read the damn bill... do we have councilmen with a 3rd grade level of reading? Why can't they spend 2 minutes and read them damn law?

    7) "Arizona SB 1070 creates an unfunded mandate for Arizona local law enforcement officials"

    Again false. Local law enforcement is already provided with funds to determine the identity of all suspects. The AZ law demands no more than that.

    8) "Arizona SB 1070 unfairly targets members of the Latino community and other minority communities in Arizona;"

    Again false. The AZ law does not target anyone based on race latino or otherwise.

    9) "Arizona SB 1070 will jeopardize public safety and drive a wedge between law enforcement and ethnic communities;"

    Again false, legal latino immigrants are demanding just as much as other Americans that immigration law be enforced. In addition, illegal immigrant gangs are responsible for make Pheonix, AZ the kidnap capital of the world with an average of more than 1 person a day being kidnapped and dragged across the border where they are held for ransom. This number doesn't reflect the countless more kidnappings that go unreported for free of retribution of MS13 gang members.

    If the city council passes this measure, there will be problems.

    The law is the law and no one has the right to break it no matter what race they are.

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  48. Nice work, James. Thank you for that long effort! Not sure about others, but I sure appreciated you're effort on it.

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  49. PS... what you didn't say was the author of the false statements you so nicely answered. Where did you get this treatise to which you responded, and how wide-spread do you think it was broadcast?

    The disinformation artists are very shrewd as they put out SHIT into the internets. We need to do what we can to trace them back to the liars by name, and discredit their reputations!

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  50. The Watcher5/24/10, 4:20 PM

    Most of you are clueless. this is a great step for Kansas City and Beth will secure a win with this move.

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  51. Tony - maybe you can share this short youtube video with the clowns on the council and your racebaiting friends in La Raza:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6qEQ-KnitQ&feature=player_embedded

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  52. Yes, James, nice work, but don't expect facts to make any difference to the Byrons of the world. On his planet the US-Canadian border is open (news to all Americans who've traveled there the last couple of years and had to show a passport) and laws can be ignored if you don't like them- unless of course the DREAM Act bill should pass, in which case you'd damn well better obey that law.

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  53. It is amazing that anyone still wants to come to the US - this place is getting crappier by the day.

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  54. tony-parkville5/24/10, 4:52 PM

    These people are idiots. Are they going to boycott the U.S. Government also, because the law mirrors the U.S. law? Also remember that 65% of the American people agree with the law. This country is upside down. When will they/we understand that liberals cannot govern?

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  55. The folks against the law are being funded by white republicans who want to continue to employ illegals at slave wages.

    See for yourself. Go check out where all the major Latino advocacy groups are getting their money.

    95% of Latinos in the U.S. who are legal residents support Arizona's law.

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  56. Who cares ?

    Kansas City is in MISSOURI.
    Our City counsel should fixing Knsas City.
    Why is our city council worrying about AZ?
    How about getting on the BALL in KC.
    Reduce KC Crime, Homicides, Snow Removal, Fix the roads......

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  57. Whatever happened to the trucker arrested a day or two after they passed this, who ended up being held until his wife drove home and got his birth certificate to prove he was born in Fresno, because they decided the id he had on him wasn't good enough?

    Also, what about the passengers in cars being pulled over? There's no federal law that everyone has to keep proof of identification on them at all times. The way this is worded, they could pull over a car for having a tail-light out, decide that the passengers don't look or sound "American enough", and detain them until such timme as someone gets their birth certificate. In which case, yes, the Council statement is correct; with no evidence or reasonable cause to suspect them of a crime beyond what the officer assumes basedd on prejudices, they can be held.

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  58. TONY! Look at your readers. We seem to be American, supporting US laws to maintain the INTEGRITY of this culture...and reject a non-language speaking foreign culture.

    YOU'RE not even of that much foreign culture. You're pretty AMERICAN for a guy with a hispanic name, whether born her are not.

    WERE YOU BORN HERE TONY? YOUR READERS SHOULD KNOW THIS FACTOID!

    Maybe you YOURSELF should explain why you favor more MEXICAN culture than American, given how Americanized you are by language and education!!!!!


    You and Byron can pretend it doesn't matter, but clearly most planetary citizens do care about nationality of birth. So quit ignoring it and live in the planet's society. Where were you born? What nationality are you? From what perspective do you speak?

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  59. People in Kansas City and the City Counsel ARE so STUPID.
    It's NOT just about MEXICANS crossing the border.

    To educate people watch these two news links.....

    1) http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438021/index.html

    2) http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438712/index.html

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  60. Kansas City should just hold up a sign and say terrorist welcomed.

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  61. 95% of Latinos in the U.S. who are legal residents support Arizona's law.

    I CALL BULLSHIT on that. Most Latinos are against this law. You don't know what you are talking about. Check a news link instead of just making shit up:

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0427/Arizona-immigration-law-Hispanics-vow-We-re-going-to-fight

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  62. AMERICAN mexican5/24/10, 9:11 PM

    cry's for the faggotry that is taking over this country.....

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  63. "Latinos" can be against it all they want. The law is the law. Arizona's law is the same as current federal law. The difference is that Arizona is actually ENFORCING the law, unlike our impotent federal government. If the federal government shirks its constitutional duties, then any state can step in to fill the void, and exercise power. That's how the USA works. It's in the constitution. Try reading, you self-righteous, arrogant liberals. Try actually knowing something about our great country before boycotting or "reprimanding" a state for doing the right thing - enforcing the law, and protecting the sanctity of their borders & citizen's security.

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  64. anon @ 6:07,
    Good call on that truck driver. What you fail to mention is was ICE that did that, not local AZ law enforcement.
    You also must fail to understand that this law wasn't in effect yet.
    This law will actually keep things like that from happening, since local law enforcement have a better gauge on the community.

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  65. Does anyone here know about Yahaira Carrillo who is a student at Rockhurst College and who was arrested during a sit in in John McCain's office last week? She is undocumented but has lived in the US and in the Kansas City area for many years. She was turned over to Immigration by the police in Arizona.

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  66. This thread is just another example of how misinformed the opponents of the AZ law are. Thanks for the rebuttals James and Craig. There will always be more stupid people than smart people but keep up the good fight.

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  67. TONY: the question we all have is CAN YOU EVEN SPEAK SPANISH?

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  68. Its amazing how people who hide their identities demand to know who everyone else is.
    All I see is a lot of right wing hysteria: Liberals are stupid & Conservatives are smart. Rich people are smart & poor people are stupid. Go team!

    Free Yahaira Carrillo!

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  69. Sgt. Eric Reed5/24/10, 11:53 PM

    I grew up in South Florida, lived in Kansas City for 8 years from 2001 - 2008 while stationed there in the Marine Corps and then stayed for a few years afterward. I have many hispanic friends from all over Central and South America as well as the Caribbean and they ALL agree with me and most US Citizens that our borders need to be secured. We should not be supporting people who are here illegally. I recently read an article in the Star about an illegal Mexican immigrant who was busted with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs in his vehicle in Kansas. He had already been deported FIVE previous times. Our borders are a joke. We need border guards every few miles who are skilled snipers. Use some non-lethal ammunition and I bet people will think twice about sneaking into our country. The liberals will ruin our country if given the chance. Sic Semper Tyrannis.

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  70. That's what John Wilkes Booth said right after he shot President Lincoln. Its probably not a coincidence is it?

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  71. Well Sargent, do you advocate assassinating our President? Should I call the Secret Service?

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  72. And given the chance Sgt. Reed, you and your fellow hoards of white, racist, religious fanatic conservatives will turn our country into 1940s Nazi Germany.

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  73. The Az. law states that only law enforcement may question a person’s immigration status after that person has been stopped for violating a criminal law. For example; cop stops car for speeding. Makes contact with driver and asks for license, registration, and insurance. Driver is not able to produce any of the paperwork. So the officer now has three charges. Cop determines that party might not be in country legally. Cop then ask driver for any type of identification Visa or immigration papers. Driver is not able to produce paperwork, and from there ICE is contacted. If an American traveled to another country you are told by customs to keep your passport with you at all times to verify identification if you are stopped by that countries law enforcement. My last point is that since some people think that this law is to target people Hispanic people in origin; Mexico has some of the strictest immigration laws in North America. Plus, most cops already do what the Az. law requires. The borders north and south are our greatest weakness, and if we as a people can see that so can our enemies. I know that sometimes it is hard to believe that someone might want to kill you just for being an American, but you need to believe that there are truly evil people out there, and their sole purpose in life is to kill and then die.

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  74. After KCMO passes their idiotic and wrongheaded boycott of AZ then the freedom loving people just across the state line (KANSAS) will begin our boycott of KCMO.

    Let freedom ring and BUYcott AZ.

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  75. Byron- You and the folks on the left paint this enforcement of existing law as a precursor to a Nazi-Germany-like US and you have the stones to call the right hysterical? ROTFL.
    Please cite a country where illegal immigration is allowed. Oh, wait, if it's illegal, that means it's not allowed. Sorry. Okay how about naming one that doesn't require documentation for visitors? Or that won't kick you out or throw you in jail if you're caught working without the right visa? Hmmmmmm?

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  76. 10:18- This isn't isn't just an issue about immigration. It's about the radical right's hatred of anyone of color other than white. You hate Obama because he's black. Admit it. Sure you bring up this issue or that but it's really about a black man being president that has the conservatives all stirred up. The issue of immigration has been there for years. How coincidental that only when a black president is elected do the hatemongers start pitching a major bitch. Why didn't you all whine,cry,scream and throw teaparties when Bush was in office? Own up to your not so carefully concealed hatred of people of color. Quit hiding behind the flag and the Bible!

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  77. Many, nay most, of us 'screaming' and 'whining' about illegal immigration have been doing so for years- and were just as pissed off at Pres. Bush for failing to act. It's a convenient canard to label us all ignorant racists- avoids having to argue the real issue of ILLEGAL immigration. BTW I'm glad we have a black President- I just wish it was a black Republican. That's what has the conservatives "riled up"- a Democrat President with a Democrat Congress passing liberal legislation. Is it that hard to understand that you have to play the race card? Guarantee you the conservatives would be at the same fever pitch if the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania was white and the same legislation was being shoved down our throats.

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  78. Boycott Kansas City. Oh, wait. A whole lot of people are already doing that! LOL.

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  79. Anon 10:18

    I don't care what other countries do. I only care what mine does.

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  80. Move to Mexico, Byron. What? Why not? And be honest.

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  81. I don't know why you're stalking me Funkmann. Are you gay?

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  82. You're identifiable because you use the same handle and write enough consistency I can disagree with you. Don't mean to stalk at all.

    Your open borders viewpoint seems a really horrible idea... it takes the immigration issue to the most liberal conclusion and I like kicking it around. Well I do the kicking and you do the kicking BACK.

    That's all. One thing. Why did you call me Funkmann? I'm no supporter of who you said was a relative of yours! You dont' argue city politics tho with zeal, not that it matters. Just immigration and that's my current interest as I'm contemplating why I call myself a liberal when it's clear that on many things, I'm not.

    In fact, I'm struggling with my usual loyalties to things the ACLU supports (the bill of Rights and protecting individuals from the tyrrany of democracy) against this AZ business.

    Rush's substitute today discussed that but managed to blame the trouble on the wrong party. He conveniently forgot that Bush did far more with the Patriot Act and holding/torturing prisoners to take away citizen rights than Obama has even thought.

    Tho I'm very displeased with Pelosi just now on some privacy issues and am inclined to advocate voting out ALL incumbents and starting over. Orwell was just a few decades off on his Big Brother book.

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  83. Bryon,

    You're a broken record.

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  84. Yes, I know. My apologies to Radioman KC. Immigration matters to me too, but I can beat a dead horse. My views are known - 'nuff said.

    In a way, thank you, for helping me refocus onto something I can do something about.

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  85. Any person, company, city or state that boycotts Arizona I intend to boycott. 25 Americans a day are murdered by illegal aliens or killed by drunk driving illegal aliens. Most of the people in this country see the truth now, but there are still holdouts drinking the Jim Jones/Obama koolaide like Tony and his lemmings

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  86. Any person, company, city or state that boycotts Arizona I intend to boycott. 25 Americans a day are murdered by illegal aliens or killed by drunk driving illegal aliens. Most of the people in this country see the truth now, but there are still holdouts drinking the Jim Jones/Obama koolaide like Tony and his lemmings

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  87. That is pretty bold. I just don't see why Arizona's decision is Kansas City's problem.

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