Arizona New No Fly Zone Part One

By Gary Norris Gray BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: July 3, 2011

OAKLAND, CA.—This article was reprinted in March, 2011. Here are the updates. Commissioner Bug Selig and Major League Baseball have yet to make a statement or explanation as pertaining to their All Star Game and festival in the State of Arizona, Next Tuesday July 12, 2011 .

Last year the state of Arizona implemented a law that discriminates, if said person is of Latino decent. Local and State police forces can and will arrest said person because the police officer may think that said person looks and sounds like an undocumented citizen.

MLB currently has close to 35% players of Latino decent on the field. Could MLB be waiting for one of their players to be placed in jail before speaking out against this horrible law.

This article was written last year with updates and editions BASN publishes it again before the All Star Game in hopes that MLB and Commissioner Bud Selig would change venues for the annual summer classic.

The time has come for African Americans and other minorities to support our Latino brothers and sisters in the State of Arizona.

Minorities as well as our Caucasian brothers and sisters need to make this political statement for racial unity and peace. Somehow some government officials in the State of Arizona do not agree.

The governor of Arizona and the state legislators passed an immigrant bill — Senate Bill 1070 — that would make it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant living in the state. There are already federal laws and statutes that cover this growing issue. Governor Brewer saw fit to bypass these Federal laws.

Governor Jan Brewer passed this law permitting state and local police offices to stop anybody of Latino decent or anyone that might look like an undocumented resident. Talk about racial profiling this is it. This can also apply to light skin African Americans or dark skin Asian or Asian Americans. What about citizens of Middle Eastern decent?

Does this law apply to European undocumented residents and will the Arizona Law enforcement agencies actively seek out these individuals? The answer is obvious.

This is shameful racial profiling legislation and the state of Arizona should rescind this law immediately. A year later they have not. The question should be asked, how would the Arizona police force distinguish between racial profiling and enforcing this new law? Many Latino police officers have resigned from the police forces all over the state because they cannot enforce this law with a clear conscious.

There are other ways of detaining undocumented immigrant workers.

This new legislation requires every individual including American born residents of Arizona to carry their papers, drivers’ license, and social security cards. How many American citizens carry their papers everyday?

It is time for a national boycott of the State of Arizona, the state that refused to observe the National Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday until major companies started pulling out of Arizona.

The National Football League struck a major blow with removing the multi-million dollar Super Bowl from Arizona to Los Angeles, California in 1990.

American citizens should not buy air line tickets from U.S. Airlines which is based in Arizona and explain to the company why you are doing so. Do not attend the National Football Leagues Arizona Cardinal Football games, the National Hockey Leagues Phoenix Coyote hockey games, Major League Baseball Arizona Diamondback baseball games, or National Basketball Association Phoenix Suns basketball games. Make a financial statement and write a letter to the Arizona Senate, House, and Governor.

Ask your employers to book vacations, conventions, or stay at hotels or motels in another state; do not send your children to their State schools, i.e. The University of Arizona Wildcats or Arizona State University Sun Devils.

A financial and political boycott of Arizona is the only political tool the American public has to repeal this law. This is a civil rights violation and a human rights issue and should be handled in a human and sensitive way unlike what Governor Brewer proposed last year.

This law might make it more difficult for the Arizona police forces to enforce or investigate a crime in their state. Latino-Hispanic residents will not report crimes or assist the police for fear of being arrested and deported.

This law erodes the trust between the police force and the Latino-Spanish community. It has been reported by CBS News that there are an estimated 460,000 undocumented Spanish speaking residents currently living in the state of Arizona.

Madam Governor, how do you plan to deport all of them and where are you going to get the funds to execute this order?


Copyrighted 2011@ Gary Norris Gray- Gray Leopard Prod.