“For those of you who mistakenly believe this law is equally viable at both the state and federal level consider the fact that it was originally written for Federal Agents; at the border level of security. When entering this, or any other country, I can reasonably expect to be detained as I am allowed to gain access to the region. Appropriate documentation, visas and permits will be reviewed.
Being a citizen of this great nation, must I now be forced to "reasonably expect" officers to detain me under this new law simply because they "reasonably suspect" that I am an illegal, based only upon the color of my skin. These tactics are the hallmarks of a “police state,” more often associated with totalitarian regimes.
"Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have." Davy Crockett
True Americans will support the rights of "LEGAL" citizens which will be the collateral damage of this racist legislation which distracts its enforcement to a targeted class of citizens. I am a legal citizen and my having to prove my legal status on a daily basis is unreasonable search and seizure, a constitutionally protected right (Amendment IV) that I have as an American.
But then again, perhaps you still prefer the days of "separate but equal". We will each enjoy a separate type of freedom in this country and claim that it is equal.”
Norski on Jun 10, 2010 at 09:58:12
“The words "reasonable suspicion" actually appears in the United States Federal Code of Regulations 174 times, across all forms of law enforcement. Why is this phrase suddenly a problem for you now, and only in connection with Immigration Law enforcement?”