Monday, July 27, 2009

Arpaio Raid in AZ "being 287(g)" is euphemism for "illegal"

The euphemism for 'illegal' is now 'being 287(g).'
from Wikipedia: euphemism is a substitution of an agreeable or less offensive expression in place of one that may offend or to make it less troublesome for the speaker.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio conducted a "saturation raid" in the Southeast part of Maricopa County last week, July 23-25. Over 200 deputies and posse members were in predominately immigrant neighborhoods.

Fox TV news broadcast audio conversations of from an MCSO Deputy and the Highway Patrol. Their dialog is refers to someone as a passenger in a car, profiled as "undocumented" and did not have "identification." The DPS officer is directs the MCSO Deputy to give the passenger a "form letters." The form letter requires the passenger to come back to the Sheriff's office and show proof of ID and proof of permission to be in the U.S.

It is my opinion that FoxTV news broadcast the radio conversation to spread the usage of the term "being 287(g)" in order to dilute the precise meaning of the term "287(g). " The newscaster, Sarah Acevedo helps define the euphemism by saying "the references for 287(g), that's shorthand for illegal immigrant."

Further, Arpaio says Washington DC is changing the rules in the middle of the game in the Border Battle (another euphemism)..."that has him very upset."

At issue is the fact that Arpaio is the one making decisions, but he's acting "annoyed and frustrated" saying that 13 of 25 "illegals had to be released" and "everything is being directed by Washington" and...."they could be murderers and everything else because we don't have probable cause if they are just riding in a car." Truth of the matter, Homeland Security made a statement explaining that all decisions to release are his. Arpaio acts exasperated. The new 287(g) rules are not in affect and the new rules are, according to Alessandra Solar-Metz of the Phoenix area ACLU said the "new" 287(g) does not prevent abuses, and in ways, is worse than the "old" 287(g)." The "new" 287(g) makes three levels of priorities but makes no measures of how to prioritize the Levels. And she said that the "new" 287g attempts to remove the DHS documents from public review.

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