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    Joe Arpaio Investigation Closed; No Federal Charges Will Be Filed Against Him

    I am not surprised.They had nothing on him.This should piss off the scumbag sympathizers and pro-illegals.

    Joe Arpaio Investigation Closed; No Federal Charges Will Be Filed Against Him
    PHOENIX Federal authorities said Friday that they're closing their abuse-of-power investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona without filing charges against him.
    Authorities were investigating America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff for his part in failed public corruption cases against officials who were odds with him. Arpaio brought cases against a judge and two county officials in 2009.
    Federal authorities also decided to not prosecute matters tied to alleged misuse of county credit cards by sheriff's officials, alleged misspending of jail-enhancement funds and other matters.
    "They did their investigation, they didn't find enough probable cause and they didn't bring an indictment," Arpaio said at a hastily called news conference after returning from the Republican National Convention in Florida. "We don't go around framing anybody. My people are not crooks."
    Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann Birmingham Scheel released a statement saying her office "is closing its investigation into allegations of criminal conduct" by current and former members of the sheriff's and county attorney's offices.
    Scheel, who is based in Arizona, said she was acting on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. In a four-page letter to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery explaining the decision, Scheel wrote that "our limited role is to determine whether criminal charges are supportable. After careful review, we do not believe the allegations presented to us are prosecutable as crimes."
    "I've been in law enforcement for 50 years. Nothing surprises me. But I know my people did the right thing," said the 80-year-old Arpaio, who is running for a sixth term as sheriff in Arizona's most populous county. "I'm just happy for my organization, for my deputies. Not for me."
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    Re: Joe Arpaio Investigation Closed; No Federal Charges Will Be Filed Against Him

    Not suprised either.
    Also not suprised that Wilcox and other pro illegal alien supporters are dismayed. Wilcox now says she has no faith in the DOJ.

    Now, hopefully the civil case on profiling will have the same results.

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    Re: Joe Arpaio Investigation Closed; No Federal Charges Will Be Filed Against Him

    All that aside, the guy's a fascist and a racist. That unfortunately isn't against the law. However, since this is Arizona I expect he'll be the next Governor once Crazy Jan decides to hang it up. You can never go far wrong in Arizona by bashing hispanics.
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    Re: Joe Arpaio Investigation Closed; No Federal Charges Will Be Filed Against Him

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    All that aside, the guy's a fascist and a racist. That unfortunately isn't against the law. However, since this is Arizona I expect he'll be the next Governor once Crazy Jan decides to hang it up. You can never go far wrong in Arizona by bashing hispanics.
    Do you have any evidence that Joe Arpaio is a racist and a fascist? Or is this more the pro-illegals waa boo hoo we don't like him enforcing laws so we make up lies about him?
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    Re: Joe Arpaio Investigation Closed; No Federal Charges Will Be Filed Against Him

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Do you have any evidence that Joe Arpaio is a racist and a fascist? Or is this more the pro-illegals waa boo hoo we don't like him enforcing laws so we make up lies about him?
    Come on, according to liberals, anyone who doesn't want to let illegal aliens run wild is a racist and a fascist.
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    Re: Joe Arpaio Investigation Closed; No Federal Charges Will Be Filed Against Him

    I'm just surprised because there seem like so many other things that he appears palpably guilty of and this was the tamest of his alleged crimes and transgressions. I'd like to see him taken down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Not suprised either.
    Also not suprised that Wilcox and other pro illegal alien supporters are dismayed. Wilcox now says she has no faith in the DOJ.

    Now, hopefully the civil case on profiling will have the same results.
    The civil trial might be more trickier. Guilt in a civil trial is determined by by the preponderance of the evidence,which essentially means that it was more likely than not that something occurred in a certain way.Guilt is a criminal trial means guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Pro-illegals will probably argue that since illegals are brown that there was a more likely than no that Joe racially profiled without any actual evidence to support their claim.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Joe Arpaio Investigation Closed; No Federal Charges Will Be Filed Against Him

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Do you have any evidence that Joe Arpaio is a racist and a fascist? Or is this more the pro-illegals waa boo hoo we don't like him enforcing laws so we make up lies about him?
    Apparently you don't know much about Joe and his one man war on anybody with a brown skin.
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    Re: Joe Arpaio Investigation Closed; No Federal Charges Will Be Filed Against Him

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Apparently you don't know much about Joe and his one man war on anybody with a brown skin.
    I think if you had any actual evidence you would have posted it by now.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Joe Arpaio Investigation Closed; No Federal Charges Will Be Filed Against Him

    Read carefully, without bias...
    PHOENIX — Federal authorities said Friday that they're closing their abuse-of-power investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona without filing charges against him.

    Authorities were investigating America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff for his part in failed public corruption cases against officials who were odds with him. Arpaio brought cases against a judge and two county officials in 2009.

    Federal authorities also decided to not prosecute matters tied to alleged misuse of county credit cards by sheriff's officials, alleged misspending of jail-enhancement funds and other matters.

    "They did their investigation, they didn't find enough probable cause and they didn't bring an indictment," Arpaio said at a hastily called news conference after returning from the Republican National Convention in Florida. "We don't go around framing anybody. My people are not crooks."

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann Birmingham Scheel released a statement saying her office "is closing its investigation into allegations of criminal conduct" by current and former members of the sheriff's and county attorney's offices.

    Scheel, who is based in Arizona, said she was acting on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. In a four-page letter to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery explaining the decision, Scheel wrote that "our limited role is to determine whether criminal charges are supportable. After careful review, we do not believe the allegations presented to us are prosecutable as crimes."

    "I've been in law enforcement for 50 years. Nothing surprises me. But I know my people did the right thing," said the 80-year-old Arpaio, who is running for a sixth term as sheriff in Arizona's most populous county. "I'm just happy for my organization, for my deputies. Not for me."
    Not prosecutable =/= didn't happen.

    Note that they did NOT say the allegation were unfounded. They did NOT say there was no evidence anything illegal actually happened. They merely said that the case would be unwinnable. Decisions are made everyday regarding the practical feasibility of a given case, and Sheriff Joe's popularity and status only serves to make him even more of a "persecuted martyr" if they were to proceed and lose.

    This was a practical decision, nothing more. Certainly not a vindication.
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