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AZ threatens to cut off power to LA, then learns CA owns a bunch of its power plants

Like many cities and states across the U.S., Los Angeles is threatening an economic boycott of Arizona over its recently passed immigration law -- a law which can only have an effect if Arizona cops engage in racial profiling.

In response, Gary Pierce, a commissioner of the state's public-utility-regulating "Arizona Corporation", threatened the mayor of LA, "If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation."

Mayor Villaraigosa stood up to the threat and said he would "not respond to threats from a state which has isolated itself from the America that values freedom, liberty and basic civil rights". But the threat turned out to be toothless: not only does the Corporation not have the authority to cut off the power supply, it turns out that that California owns several of Arizona's power plants.


Maybe California should turn out Arizona's power until the lights get dim enough that brown and white and black people all look the same.


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