Protesters opposed to SB 1070 and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio carry one of their colleagues on their shoulders after she was released from the 4th Ave Jail in Phoenix this morning.
She was one of the more than 60 people arrested in Phoenix this week during a series of peaceful sit-ins and demonstrations against the law and the Sheriff. The actions have been planned since April when Arizona Gov Jan Brewer signed 1070. On Wednesday of this week Judge Susan Bolton blocked enforcement of some sections of the bill, including the one that mandates police officers check the papers of suspected illegal immigrants. The judge’s order took some of the wind out of the protesters sails. So rather than demonstrate against the bill, the Sheriff became the target of their wrath.