This morning the Arizona Republic reported that Buz Mills, former Arizona gubernatorial candidate, will chair a nonprofit organization designed to raise funds to help cover the expense of defending against lawsuits brought against two Arizona Sheriffs over SB1070.
Pinal County Sheriff, Paul Babeu and Cochise County Sheriff, Larry Dever are two out of fifteen law enforcement officers facing lawsuits from the ACLU and other civil rights groups, challenging Arizona’s controversial immigration law.
Mills, who supports SB1070, said: “Helping them raise funds lets them focus on their main job: protecting Arizonans against this international violence.”
It was during his campaign that Mills got a good hard look at the border saying, “It's another world. We've got serious, serious problems." It is this firsthand view that prompted his involvement. Mills confirmed that his goal is to not only raise money, but awareness as well.
As more “groups’ come forward to challenge SB1070, forcing law enforcement to defend themselves rather than their citizens, the cost will indeed be high; unfortunately it is a cost with consequences that cannot be measured monetarily.