October 24, 2013

Hands loosely tied

Tucson Weekly “In an interview with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Tucson Manager Richard Miranda, also a former Tucson Police chief, the mayor said the city council has clearly shown it is opposed to SB 1070, even filing amicus briefs that may have gone all the way to the Supreme Court challenge. But as he understands the law and the Supreme Court ruling that if any officer has reasonable suspicion they must contact Border Patrol.

‘It does put the police in a tough position. We’ve talked about being an immigrant friendly city, but the city can’t contradict the law even if we think it’s wrong,’ Rothschild said.” Read more…