Updated Jun 25, 2012 - 8:11 am
Protests scheduled now that SB 1070 ruling has come down
PHOENIX -- Thousands of people rallied outside of the Tent City Jail Saturday to oppose Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jail policies. Many of the same protestors will be protesting again now that the Supreme Court has announced its ruling on Senate Bill 1070.
Caroline Picker with Puente Arizona, an immigrant rights group, said the organization has a rapid response in place once the decision comes down, and will bring protesters to the ICE headquarters in Phoenix.
"Because no matter what comes down to that decision, we know SB 1070 is neither the beginning of what attacks immigrant communities," Picker said.
Arpaio was at Saturday's protests, and has said that his office is ready to deal with any scenario that develops once the high court deliver a ruling.
Protesters have made aware that their rally is planned to begin at 4 p.m.
Orlando Arenas is one of the many protesters.
"We're strictly nonviolent and we're committed to nonviolence," Arenas said.
Arpaio said that Saturday's protest cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, and said that he's sending the bill to protest organizers.
Jim Cross, Reporter