Arizona's SB 1070 and Sheriff Joe Arpaio as vehicles of Abuse and Violation of Civil Rights. Reverend Morales against Racism, LatinoPhobia.
"Those are not American Values". - "It is our responsibility to bear witness".
Uploaded by democracynow on Jul 29, 2011
DemocracyNow.org - Today marks the one-year anniversary of the enactment of parts of Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant law, known as SB 1070. A trial is beginning in Phoenix for those arrested last year while protesting the bill by blocking the entrance of the Maricopa County jail. Among those facing misdemeanor civil disobedience charges is Rev. Peter Morales, the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Rev. Morales was elected the first Latino president of the Unitarian Universalist Association in 2009. Democracy Now! interviews Morales about why he was arrested and his outspoken criticism of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's sweeping raids of Latino neighborhoods. "I participate in this not as a political act, but religious witness. My own faith is founded on a principle of the inherent words and dignity of all people of compassion, equity and democracy," Morales says.
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Rev. Peter Morales Faces Trial For Protesting Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law One Year Ago