Is Sheriff Joe Getting Too Close To The Truth About Obama?

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Government plans to sue Arizona sheriff for targeting Latinos

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media about the Department of Justice's investigative findings accusing the Maricopa Sheriff's Office of racial profiling and a pattern of discrimination at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix, Arizona December 15, 2011. REUTERS/Laura Segall

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media about the Department of Justice’s investigative findings accusing the Maricopa Sheriff’s Office of racial profiling and a pattern of discrimination at the Sheriff’s office in Phoenix, Arizona December 15, 2011.
Credit: Reuters/Laura Segall
By Jeremy Pelofsky
WASHINGTON | Tue Apr 3, 2012 6:20pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday said it was preparing to sue Arizona county sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department for violating civil rights laws by improperly targeting Latinos in a bid to crack down on illegal immigrants.
The sheriff’s high-profile crackdown on illegal immigrants has helped thrust the issue onto the national political stage with some states passing tough new laws aimed at pushing out those in the country illegally.
The administration’s Justice Department and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office have been in settlement talks for months over allegations that officers regularly made unlawful stops and arrests of Latinos, used excessive force against them and failed to adequately protect the Hispanic community.
Those negotiations have broken down because of a fight over the Justice Department’s demand that an independent monitor be appointed by a federal court to oversee compliance with the settlement, which has now reached 128 pages in draft form, according to the Obama administration.
“We believe that you are wasting time and not negotiating in good faith,” Roy Austin, deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s civil rights division, said in a letter to the lawyer for Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).
Austin said in the letter that Arpaio’s team demanded that a meeting slated for Wednesday include for the first time negotiations over the monitor and previously had demanded that the Justice Department provide more details about its findings.
“MCSO’s refusal to engage in good faith negotiations requires us to prepare for civil (court) action,” Austin said. He added that the Justice Department has recently discovered more information about the “failure to reasonably investigate sex crimes” by Arpaio’s office.
The Justice Department in a December report outlined numerous alleged civil rights violations, including that Latino drivers were four to nine times more likely to be stopped than non-Latinos by Arpaio’s force.
The sheriff has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing and lashed out at the Obama administration for targeting his department and failing to deal with the problem of illegal immigration with some 11.5 million believed to be in the United States.
In a strongly worded statement on Tuesday, Arpaio said the appointment of a monitor would force him to abdicate responsibility for his police force, including decisions about policies, operations, jail programs and enforcement.
“To the Obama administration, who is attempting to strong arm me into submission only for its political gain, I say: This will not happen, not on my watch!” Arpaio said in the statement.
Arpaio’s force has been under investigation by federal authorities since 2008 during the Bush administration. Obama’s Justice Department spent months fighting for access to documents and to some of his deputies. Arpaio was interviewed twice during the probe.
(Additional reporting by David Schwartz in Phoenix; Editing by Anthony Boadle)
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0 responses to “Is Sheriff Joe Getting Too Close To The Truth About Obama?

  1. I really hope The Sheriff has great protection! |These people will stop at nothing.

  2. I don’t think the antics of the BO administration come as a surprise to anyone-not even Sheriff Joe.! BO & his cronies are actually very predictable. Hope Sheriff Joes’ support only grows. He is one who has stood up to some of the nonsense of BO and his stooges.

  3. lowtechgrannie

    It will be the ideal high-profile opportunity to highlight the posse’s findings in the other “illegal alien” case; the one about the current occupant of the White House. I say, bring it on!

  4. They will stop at nothing and you ain’t seen nuttin’ yet. They are just getting started but the Sheriff has right on his side and that is always the side to be on; history has a long arm. I pray that Mitt (Milquetoast?) Romney will hold up in what will be an evil upcoming battle. The odds seem insuperable; a Marxist administration and the gangster/union world are joined at the hip and what was once “The Free Press”, is now utterly corrupt ( see Zimmerman) and awaiting new orders from their ruler as the Hollywood leftist gays prepare to “image” Barry (more Greek columns?), while displaying Romney in a way to suggest he needs a make-over. Be wise to the “assumed close” whereby “Polls” are manipulated to falsely show that Skippy’s re-election is a “done deal” , therefore no need to go to the polls to vote for anyone else (used in the 2008 campaign). See now that they are accusing Republicans of being “radical” in order to neutralize the use of the word against themselves (the true and only radicals in this present society).Whereas it does appear that we are up against insuperable odds I would remind you of Thermopylae and I believe, absent Republican media, we must be vigilante on the internet right up to and including November 6th.

  5. I am getting more than a little worried about Sheriff Joe.

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  7. If reelected, this Marxist will double down on anybody with ‘nads’ enough to stand against him. More conservatives who are a burr under his saddle will die of ‘natural causes’, including men of courage like Sheriff Joe and the conservative members of the SCOTUS. Andrew Brietbart was among the first in the early days of this tyranny who dared confront the criminal element in the WH and died at an early age of some mysterious ‘natural cause’. With the race pimps milking the Florida tragedy for all it’s worth (for their own face time and nothing else) they have set the stage for massive black riots should Z be cleared. Throw in the planned riots by 0bama’s children, the OWS crowd all across the country, and there’s the excuse for martial law, indefinitely postponing the elections and directing the military to ship anyone he pleases off to the nearest FEMA camp, never to be seen again. Don’t think so, 0bama coolaiders? Look up the details in the NDAA bill he signed this year. Right there in your face is the truth. I dare you to look.
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  8. God Bless you , Joe and keep up the fight. Right is right.It’s the law. What part of the law don’t they understand. My God, we were invaded ( albeit slowly ) by 30,000,000 people. If that happened in a week, they would fight. It happened slowly and that’s the reason that it’s gone unchecked. Along the way, society figured out that they are cheap labor and have learned to exploit them. Funny, now, they are exploiting us!!!!!


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