So, in Arizona, if you look to be dark-skinned, they want to ask you for papers to prove you’re not illegal. If you need an organ transplant and are on Medicaid, you’re out of luck. They want to name a state gun.
But get in a physical altercation with your girlfriend on the side of the road, and you’re immune from prosecution.
PHOENIX – The majority leader of the Arizona State Senate was involved in a domestic violence dispute that erupted on the side of a busy freeway.Phoenix police say they responded to a call of a man pulling a woman out of a car next to the median northbound on State Route 51 south of Cactus on Friday just after 11 p.m.When officers responded to the scene they determined the individuals involved were Sen. Scott Bundgaard, 43, and his girlfriend Aubrey Michelle Ballard, 34.Officers say both of them had marks on them indicating they had been involved in a physical altercation.Both Bundgaard and Ballard were taken into custody but only Ballard was arrested because Bundgaard has immunity while legislature is in session.
I understand that the immunity is part of the AZ Constitution. I get it. But this is an abuse of that statute. He gets to walk free because he’s a politician, his girlfriend ends up spending 17 hours in jail.
I don’t care what the argument was about, who started it, who was right, etc. But if she had to go to jail, he should as well, or neither of them.