Arizona Sheriff: townspeople might sue me for not doing my job
An Arizona Sheriff is worried townspeople might sue him for not doing his job well enough. That is an interesting thought. How does that extend upward in the chain of command? Is it not the Federal Government that is not doing its job well enough in preventing 12 million+ illegal immigrants to waltz in and take up residence, ignoring the law? How about their employers who take advantage of the situation?
In America, we let the big problems roll down hill. When the local people try to fix it, the big guys step in and interfere. That is not what we had in mind. That is not the intent of the Constitution.
As implementation of Arizona immigration law looms, 'pressure from all sides'
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 22, 2010
BENSON, ARIZ. -- Paul Moncada, the silver-haired police chief of this highway town, spent a recent morning anxiously checking the TV for news about Arizona's controversial new immigration law, set to take effect in a matter of days.
He sifted through stacks of state training materials, which still left him with lots of questions. And he worried about the frustrated people in town who might sue him for not enforcing the new law well enough, the frustrated people in town who might accuse him of racial profiling and the thousands who cross the blazing desert around here and whose lives he is also duty-bound to protect.
"There's pressure from all sides, and I understand all the sides," said Moncada, 56, who grew up here and has served on the force 34 years. "I'm just telling my officers: Do your job. It's nerve-racking."”
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