The Russell Pearce Record

Many people don’t know much about Russell Pearce’s life. They don’t know how his difficult and challenging childhood influenced him for the good, or that he saved a small child from drowning, or that he was critically shot in the hand and chest in the line of duty, for which he was awarded the Medal of Valor–the highest award given in law enforcement for exceptional bravery. They don’t know about his accomplishments as Chief Deputy in the Sheriff’s Department, and later as Director of Motor Vehicles, or that he served admirably as a Judge. And they also don’t know about his exemplary record of accomplishments while serving in the Arizona House of Representatives and the Senate.

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Statement by Phoenix Law Enforcement Association:

"Since SB1070, Phoenix has experienced a 30-year low crime rate. 600 police vacancies, budget cuts, and old policing strategies didn’t bring about these falling crime rates. SB1070 did. When hard-working rank-and-file Phoenix Police Officers were given access to the tool of SB1070, the deterrence factor this legislation brought about was clearly instrumental in our unprecedented drop in crime. And all of this without a single civil rights, racial profiling, or biased policing complaint. To ignore the positive impact of SB1070 in the City of Phoenix is to ignore the huge elephant in the middle of the room."

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Is SB1070 Constitutional?

In a recent article published in IMPRIMUS titled "The Constitution and Limited Government," Edward J. Erler, Professor of Political Science at California State University, San Bernardino, discusses why SB1070 is going to the Supreme Court.

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