Immigrant Law's Opponents Targeted; Activists Boycott Ballgame; Immigrant Sweep
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Flagstaff police launched an investigation after an e-mail threatened members of the City Council over their opposition to the state's new immigration law.
The author of the e-mail suggested council members should be ``arrested, tried in court, found guilty of treason and hanged from the nearest tree!''
The e-mail writer suggested the council cared more about ``foreign nationalists'' than the safety, jobs and future of its citizens.
The author ended the e-mail ``Death to traitors!''
The Arizona Daily Sun reports the death threat was one of many messages sent to the Flagstaff City Council critical of their opposition to the new immigration law.
Arizona Diamondbacks Ballgame Boycotted
CHICAGO (AP) -- Immigrant rights activists chanting ``Boycott Arizona'' have gathered outside Wrigley Field in Chicago as the Cubs open a four-game series against the Diamondbacks.
Protesters are upset over Arizona's tough new immigration law that makes it a crime to be in the United States illegally and lets police question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. The law is slated to take effect this summer.
Activist George Lieu (LOO) says they've sent a letter to Cubs management asking them to stop holding spring training in Arizona.
Activists nationwide have called for a boycott of Arizona tourism and of state businesses, including its athletic teams.
Organizers say Thursday's protest is a way for ordinary people to show their displeasure over the law.
'Sheriff Joe' Launches Crime Sweep
PHOENIX (AP) _ Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio launched his latest crime and immigration sweep on Thursday. He has so far arrested more than 89 people, including about 60 suspected undocumented immigrants.
The sheriff's office focused on a square block neighborhood in Phoenix.
Arpaio says he focuses on high-crime areas and target immigrant smugglers and the drop houses where they hide their customers. Since early 2008, Arpaio has conducted 14 crime and immigration sweeps.
Critics say Arpaio's deputies have racially profiled Hispanics during the sweeps.
The sheriff says people pulled over in the patrols were approached because deputies had probable cause to believe they had committed crimes