I understand the frustration of people in Arizona, but the concern I have about the law that they have passed is that I think it has the possibility of leading to racial profiling and putting a wedge between law enforcement and a community that would, in fact, be profiled. People in that community are less likely then to cooperate with people in law enforcement, less likely to share information, less likely to be witnesses in a case that law enforcement is trying to solve.Attorney General Eric Holder testifying on May 13th before the House Judiciary Committee, questioned about the same law, as reported in the Washington Times:
I've just expressed concerns on the basis of what I've heard about the law. But I'm not in a position to say at this point, not having read the law, not having had the chance to interact with people are doing the review, exactly what my position is.Hint: start reading this.
Btw, at least Holder's smarter than Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes, who based his opposition on the insane belief that the Arizona law means "As an American, I cannot go to Arizona today without a passport."
(via reader Marc, AllahPundit, The Corner)