Thursday, May 6, 2010

In Arizona, Al Sharpton Urges Civil Disobedience - NAM

In Arizona, Al Sharpton Urges Civil Disobedience - NAM

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: May 06, 2010

PHOENIX, Ariz.—Black civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton led a prayer vigil here on Wednesday at which he called for mass civil disobedience against the state’s new anti-immigration law.Some 2,500 people in the diverse gathering at the Phoenix Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church signed pledges to join Sharpton, who vowed to commit civil disobedience if the law were to take effect.

Where is MALDEF....oh wait, there thinking, planning or just looking in the mirror ?

On Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. (MST), MALDEF, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Arizona and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) will hold a news conference on the steps of the State Capitol Executive Tower in Phoenix, Arizona to announce that they are preparing to challenge Arizona’s extreme new law, which requires law enforcement to question people about their immigration status during everyday police encounters and criminalizes immigrants for failing to carry their “papers.” The unconstitutional law, the groups say, encourages racial profiling, endangers public safety and betrays American values.

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