Friday, July 27, 2007

Tattle Tale, Tattle Tale.

By now you have probably heard of Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Sheriff in Arizona. He's the one that houses his prisoners in a tent city, without the usual amenities that come with incarceration at the county level.

Well, now he has a hotline for citizens to call in tips on illegal immigrants. And as you may have guessed it's not so popular with some people. So as the old adage goes, for every action there's a reaction:

Some Latino advocacy groups will launch a hot line of their own to take tips from people who believe they've been unfairly reported to Arpaio's hotline, said activist Mary Rose Wilcox, a Maricopa County supervisor.

Basically what this says: If you tell on me, I'll tell on you. But there is a bit of a twist and it is evident: Not only will we tell on you, we'll have the ACLU or some hotshot attorney file a suit against you, too.

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