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    Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos

    (CNN) -- Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, under the leadership of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has engaged in systemic discrimination against Latinos with practices that violate federal law and the Constitution, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday.

    A comprehensive investigation found the practices include "unlawful stops, detentions and arrests of Latinos," according to a Justice Department statement.

    It also noted that the sheriff's office has discriminated against "Latino inmates with limited English by punishing them and denying critical services."

    It further blames the office for allowing "specialized units to engage in unconstitutional practices" and for a lack of oversight and deputy training.

    Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez said the office's "systematic disregard for basic constitutional protections has created a wall of distrust between the sheriff's office and large segments of the community."

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/15/justic...ion/?hpt=hp_t1

    On the one hand, even the police shouldn't be immune to oversight.

    On the other hand, given that the National Defense Authorization Act is probably going to become law, the Feds have a LOT of balls, bitching about someone else unlawfully detaining people.
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    Re: Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos

    Yet another report of unethical and illegal behavior at the Maricopa Sheriff's office. And yet people still continue to support Arpaio Its ridiculous that all he to do is spout some playground tough-talking BS and he gets a free pass for his unacceptable actions.

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    Re: Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos

    It should be interesting to see what comes of this. God knows Arpaio will use this to strengthen his 'there all against me' rallying cry, but I'm curious as to how the DOJ will follow up with this.

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    Re: Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos

    I suppose it's just a coincidence that that "large segment of the community" that illegal aliens belong to? Criminal profiling is not racial discrimination.

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    Re: Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
    I suppose it's just a coincidence that that "large segment of the community" that illegal aliens belong to? Criminal profiling is not racial discrimination.
    WTF does that mean?










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    Re: Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
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    Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos - CNN.com

    On the one hand, even the police shouldn't be immune to oversight.

    On the other hand, given that the National Defense Authorization Act is probably going to become law, the Feds have a LOT of balls, bitching about someone else unlawfully detaining people.
    This is only a small part of what Arpaio has been involved in over the last several years. He is a bombastic dickwit who has cost the county bazillions in legal fees for never ending and often credible suits file against him and the department.

    When a cop arrests a criminal they stack the charges, they know that some of the charges won't stick. If they have a particularly slippery bastard they will find every possible way to mount charges. THAT is what you are seeing now with Arpaio. The feds have been investigating him for sometime. Arpaio has been involved in a huge power dispute with members of city government. He went so far as to arrest some, to investigate others, to have patrol cars sit outside the homes of some ALL in an attempt to use his power to intimidate his political enemies. The federal government subpoenaed Arpaio to hand over files during an investigation, Arpaio refused. He has refused to provide some local governments in the county with crime statistics for political reasons. Just recently it was discovered that Arpaio has neglected to investigate over 400 cases of sexual assaults in the NW part of the county! Now suddenly, and sadly too late for many women and children, Arpaio has his office working on those cases - after a big story in the paper exposing Arpaio's neglect.










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    Re: Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos

    Support the good sheriff because he has the balls to enforce the law and not look the other way. We need more LEO's like Sheriff Joe.

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    Re: Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    He is a bombastic dickwit .....
    unlike the dickwit supervisors of Maricopa county who cater to illegal aliens.
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    Re: Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos

    This investigation reeks of politics. Interested to see the specifics of the "findings." Particularly after the rather glowing results of the investigation conduced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement towards the end of 08. Sadly, the DOJ has become overtly politicized under this administration. Its clear that this is an attempt to pain the MCSO as some rogue law enforcement agency when considering the mandated relationship with ICE/USBP, would be next to impossible.

    "The OI and DRO supervisors consider the conduct and performance of the MCSO ... officers to be professional and meeting the requirement of the MOA." Translated, that means officials from the Homeland Security Department's Office of Investigation (OI), along with officials from the Detention and Removal Operations office (DRO), concluded that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO), in its handling of illegal immigrants, acted in a professional manner and complied with a memorandum of agreement (MOA) under which the government gave them the authority to enforce federal law. That agreement included a ban on racial profiling.

    ICE investigators also interviewed top federal officials involved in illegal immigrant cases in Arizona. They found an "excellent" working relationship between the sheriff's office and the feds. ICE talked as well to federal prosecutors in Phoenix, who described the cases brought by Maricopa County as "high quality."



    Read more at the Washington Examiner: ]New evidence undermines feds' case against Arizona | Washington Examiner
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    Re: Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos

    Hmmm.....the Federal Government DOJ refuses to enforce the law. Arpaio is enforcing the law.....LET'S GET HIM!!!!!!


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