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Obama's Attack-Dogs Go After Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Joe Arpaio, the maverick sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County, has a reputation as “the toughest sheriff in America” — a well-earned reputation because of his tough-on-crime approach. Arpaio jails inmates in tents, dresses them in pink underwear, and strictly enforces the laws on illegal immigration which the federal government refuses to enforce. For that, last July a Mexico drug cartel offered a $1 million bounty for Arpaio’s head.
It is because of his tough reputation as a law enforcer that a Tea Party group, frustrated by judge after judge throwing out lawsuits that challenged Obama’s eligibility, turned to Sheriff Arpaio for help. On August 18, 2011, they met with Arpaio to ask him to investigate the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate, an image of which Skippy had disclosed with great fanfare on April 27, so as to determine his eligibility for Maricopa Ccounty’s 2012 election ballot. As his county’s chief law enforcement officer, Arpaio is obliged to investigate.
In late October, Arpaio said his Cold Case Posse would deliver “surprises” in their eligibility investigation, and that the investigation was extending to the possibility that Obama is using a fraudulent Social Security number. Sources close to the investigation say the posse has decided it needs to see Skippy’s original birth records — not an electronic file, an online image, or scanned copies — before it can conclude whether Obama should be eligible for the presidential ballot in 2012.
I was wondering when Obama would set loose his attack dogs on the sheriff.
Sure enough, in early November came news that Arpaio had received death threats for his eligibility investigation. Undeterred, Arpaio told WorldNetDaily that “Getting death threats is nothing new for me” — the Mexico drug cartel having offered a bounty for his head — but he was puzzled by the major media’s virtual silence about his decision to investigate Obama’s eligibility to run for re-election. He pointed out that “usually the media is all over me, but when I decided to investigate Obama, the media has suddenly gone missing in action.”
Now Eric Holder, Obama’s Heinrich Himmler, is siccing his Department of Justice (DOJ) attack-dogs on the sheriff — the same Eric Holder and the Department of Justice that refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for their voter intimidation at a Philadelphia polling place in 2008.
Fox News reports that yesterday, Dec. 15, 2011, the DOJ released a report of its 3-year investigation of Arpaio’s Maricopa County office. The report alleges that Arpaio and his office have carried out a blatant pattern of discrimination against Latinos. The DOJ report claims:

  • Arpaio’s office, MCSO (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office), has committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols, known as “sweeps,” based on racially charged citizen complaints — that Latinos were merely gathering near a business without committing crimes.
  • Arpaio and his MCSO have no clear policies to guard against the civil rights violations, even after he changed some of his top aides earlier this year. Thomas Perez, who heads the DOJ’s civil rights division, wrote: “Arpaio’s own actions have helped nurture MCSO’s culture of bias. MCSO is broken in a number of critical respects. The problems are deeply rooted in MCSO’s culture.”
  • Arpaio and some top staffers tried to silence people who have spoken out against the sheriff’s office by arresting people without cause, filing meritless lawsuits against opponents and starting investigations of critics.
  • Arpaio’s office treated Latinos as if they are all in the country illegally, resulting in Latinos being 4 to 9 times more likely to be stopped in traffic stops in Maricopa County than non-Latinos, as well as arrested without good cause. Deputies are encouraged to make high-volume traffic stops in targeted locations. There were Latinos who were in the U.S. legally who were arrested or detained without cause during the sweeps, according to the report.
  • During the sweeps, deputies flood an area of a city — in some cases, heavily Latino areas — over several days to seek out traffic violators and arrest other offenders. Illegal immigrants accounted for 57% of the 1,500 people arrested in the 20 sweeps conducted by Arpaio’s office since January 2008.
  • Police supervisors, including at least one smuggling-squad supervisor, often used county accounts to send emails that demeaned Latinos to fellow sheriff’s managers, deputies and volunteers in the sheriff’s posse. One such email had a photo of a mock driver’s license for a fictional state called “Mexifornia.”
  • Arpaio’s jails display a pattern of language-based racial discrimination against Latinos:
  • Latino inmates with limited English skills were punished for failing to understand commands in English by being put in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day or keeping prisoners locked down in their jail pods for as long as 72 hours without a trip to the canteen area or making nonlegal phone calls.
  • Some jail officers used racial slurs for Latinos when talking among themselves and speaking to inmates.
  • Detention officers refused to accept forms requesting basic daily services and reporting mistreatment when the documents were completed in Spanish and pressured Latinos with limited English skills to sign forms that implicate their legal rights without language assistance.
  • The agency pressures Latinos with limited English skills to sign forms by yelling at them and keeping them in uncomfortably cold cells for long periods of time.

Perez, the DOJ’s expert on racial profiling, calls Arpaio’s office the most egregious case of racial profiling in the nation that he has seen. He claims that federal investigators had interviewed more than 400 people, including Arpaio, reviewed thousands of documents and toured county jails as part of its probe.
The DOJ report requires Arpaio to set up effective policies against discrimination, improve training and make other changes that would be monitored for compliance by a judge. Arpaio faces a Jan. 4 deadline for saying whether he wants to work out an agreement. If not, the federal government will sue him and let a judge decide the complaint.
If the sheriff’s office doesn’t turn around its policies and practices, the federal government could pull millions of dollars of federal funding.
Apart from the DOJ civil rights probe, a federal grand jury also has been investigating Arpaio’s office on criminal abuse-of-power allegations since at least December 2009 and is specifically examining the investigative work of the sheriff’s anti-public corruption squad.
Meanwhile, the DOJ vows they will continue their investigation of Sheriff Arpaio in other areas as well: complaints of excessive force against Latinos; botched sex-crimes cases; immigration efforts “that have hurt the agency’s trust with the Hispanic community”; whether the sheriff’s office has limited the willingness of witnesses and victims to report crimes or talk to Arpaio’s office.
For his part, Arpaio has long denied the racial profiling allegation, saying people are stopped if deputies have probable cause to believe they have committed crimes and that deputies later find many of them are illegal immigrants.
Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) is defending Sheriff Joe  against Justice Department charges. More Republicans should come forth to support Arpaio. It’s time to circle the wagons!

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Children Make Up Record Low % of US Population

Even with the inflooding of illegal aliens — who have a higher fertility rate than resident Americans — the share of children in the U.S. is at a record low.
This has implications for the future. For one, how will a shrinking work force support an expanding elderly population with their Social Security checks and Medicare coverage, when the government is already straining to cut spending for health care, pensions and much else.
For another, there is a racial component in fertility rates. Simply put, whites are not reproducing. Already, white kids are now the numerical minority in some counties in the United States.

Hope Yen reports for the Associated Press, July 12, 2011, that the latest 2010 census data show that children of immigrants make up one in four people under 18, and are now the fastest-growing segment of the nation’s youth, an indication that both legal and illegal immigrants as well as minority births are lifting the nation’s population.

But the share of children in the U.S. is falling from the previous low of 26% in 1990 to the current 24%. The share is projected to slip further, to 23% by 2050, even as the percentage of people 65 and older is expected to jump from 13% today to roughly 20% by 2050 due to the aging of baby boomers and beyond.

In 1900, the share of children reached as high as 40%, whereas the share of seniors 65 and older was only 4%. The percentage of children in subsequent decades held above 30% until 1980, when it fell to 28% amid declining birth rates, mostly among whites.

“There are important implications for the future of the U.S. because the increasing costs of providing for an older population may reduce the public resources that go to children,” said William P. O’Hare, a senior consultant with the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation, a children’s advocacy group.

Pointing to signs that many children are already struggling, O’Hare added: “These raise urgent questions about whether today’s children will have the resources they need to help care for America’s growing elderly population.”

The numbers are largely based on an analysis by the Population Reference Bureau, a nonprofit research group in Washington that studies global and U.S. trends. In some cases, the data were supplemented with additional census projections on U.S. growth from 2010-2050 as well as figures compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count project.

Nationwide, the number of children has grown by 1.9 million, or 2.6%, since 2000. That represents a drop-off from the previous decade, when even higher rates of immigration by Latinos — who are more likely than some other ethnic groups to have large families — helped increase the number of children by 8.7 million, or 13.7%.

The slowing population growth in the U.S. mirrors to a lesser extent the situation in other developed nations, including Russia, Japan and France which are seeing reduced growth or population losses due to declining birth rates and limited immigration. The combined population of more-developed countries other than the U.S. is projected to decline beginning in 2016, raising the prospect of prolonged budget crises as the number of working-age citizens diminish, pension costs rise and tax revenues fall.

Japan, France, Germany and Canada each have lower shares of children under age 15, ranging between 13% in Japan and 17% in Canada, while nations in Africa and the Middle East have some of the largest shares, including 50% in Niger and 46% in Afghanistan, according to figures from the United Nations Population Division.

In the U.S., the share of children under 15 is 20%.

Depending on future rates of immigration, the U.S. population is estimated to continue growing through at least 2050. In a hypothetical situation in which all immigration — both legal and illegal — immediately stopped, the U.S. could lose population beginning in 2048, according to the latest census projections.

Since 2000, the increase for children in the U.S. — 1.9 million — has been due to racial and ethnic minorities. Currently, 54% of the nation’s children are non-Hispanic white, compared to 23% Hispanic, 14% black, and 4% Asian.

Over the past decade, the number of non-Hispanic white children declined 10% to 39.7 million, while the number of minority children rose 22% to 34.5 million. Hispanics, as well as Asians, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and multiracial children represented all of the growth. The number of black and American Indian children declined.

In nearly one of five U.S. counties, minority children already outnumber white children. “The ‘minority youth bulge’ is being driven primarily by children in immigrant families,” said Mark Mather, associate vice president of the Population Reference Bureau who co-wrote a report released Tuesday on the subject. “They are transforming America’s schools, and in a generation they will transform the racial-ethnic composition of the U.S. work force.”

Census Bureau: www.census.gov

Population Reference Bureau: https://www.prb.org/

Kids Count: www.kidscount.org


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La Raza: Racist Hispanic group funded by taxpayers

La Raza (in English, The Race) or the National Council of La Raza calls itself “a non-profit and non-partisan advocacy group in the United States, focused on improving opportunities for Hispanics” — Americans of Mexican descent.
But as its name “La Raza” implies, it is actually a racist organization. La Raza denies it’s racist, insisting instead that its name “La Raza” actually means the innocuous, non-race-specific, warm-and-fuzzy “The People.” That is political sophistry. Go to any Spanish-English dictionary and search for the English translation of “raza.” I did, and this is what I found:

Google English Spanish Translation for raza:

Dictionary – View detailed dictionary

  1. noun
    1. race
    2. breed
    3. strain
    4. colorcast

In other words, La Raza is a racist Latino, mainly Hispanic, organization that champions the “rights” of illegal immigrants aliens, as well as advocates open borders and the return (Reconquista) of the southwestern US to Mexico.

The territory in red represents radical Hispanics’ fantasy and goal of Aztlan – the mythic homeland of the “brown race” (their term, not mine).

Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor was a 6-year member of La Raza.
This racist organization receives funding from philanthropic organizations, such as the Ford Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as corporations such as Citigroup and Wal-Mart. La Raza also receives some $5 million of our tax dollars each year — when America is more than $14 trillion in debt.
Ask yourself this question: Would the US government ever provide funding to a group that champions the rights of the “white” race or the rights of any other outlaw group? But our feral gubbmint is doing just that, pouring our hardearned dollars into this rat hole that champions the rights of ILLEGAL immigrants. For those who are language-challenged, illegal means OUTLAW!
Ralph Alter writes in the American Thinker, Stop government funding of La Raza,” March 11, 2011:

As we observe the baby steps being taken by the newly elected budget-cutting Congress of 2010, we are coming to realize how absurd the old Washington political approach of throwing money at our problems is. The remarkable capitalist engine driving our free republic had become so incredibly powerful that for decades politicians have been able to shovel billions of dollars toward our foreign allies and adversaries, developed a safety net that assured food and medical care for nearly all U.S. citizens (and millions of non-citizens) and funded crackpot studies of no use and political causes of nearly every stripe.
The funding for one such political group seems particularly inappropriate considering our current fiscal dilemma. Mike Piccione at Human Events pulled the tax returns from 2006 to 2009 for the radical Latino group, the National Council of La Raza, and discovered that our federal government shelled out nearly $12 million to help the controversial group promote open borders and amnesty for illegals during that period.
La Raza translates from the Spanish to “the Race.” The group has been associated with the motto: “Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza, nada.” This translates as “For The Race, everything, outside The Race, nothing.” The group publicly rejects it’s link to this motto as well as any connection to the popular Mexican concept of “reconquista” (Mexico) or taking back the southwestern United States by overwhelming demographics.
The details of La Raza’s use of those federal funds includes generous compensation to 17 foundation officers and board members ranging from $119,675 to $378,446. The tax returns also itemize a total of $800,787 for expenses “to lobby the U.S. government for money.”
Apparently at one time this made sense. A similar donation to a white supremacist group would never had gotten out of the gate. Paying special interest groups in order to enable them to lobby the government to pay them to lobby doesn’t seem like a very good investment, especially to a group promoting the continuation and extension of billions of dollars in payments for the welfare, education and medical payments for non U.S. citizens.
Call or write your congressman and insist that all funding to La Raza be ended.


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Race Relations Worse Under Post-Racial President

Race relations are now worse despite America’s first bi-racial and post-racial president.
But, but…. It’s all Bush’s fault!

David Gardner of the UK’s Mail Online writes on October 8, 2010:
Hopes that race relations in America would improve with the election of the nation’s first black president have been dashed – with figures showing that the situation has actually worsened in the past two years.
A new poll found that just 36% per cent of voters now believed that relations between black and white was getting better. This is compared with 62% a year ago and 55% in April.
According to the Rasmussen survey, black respondents were less optimistic – with just 13% believing that understanding between the races was heading in the right direction, compared to 39% of whites.
Confidence that America had broken through a major race barrier with Mr Obama’s election two years ago appears to have sunk along with the popularity of his administration.
Washington analysts believe voters became more polarised as jobless figures continued to rise, the economic recovery remained sluggish and the Democrat-controlled government pushed through unpopular health and financial reforms. It didn’t help when several prominent Democrats – most notably former president Jimmy Carter – suggested that opposition to the party’s healthcare overhaul was motivated by racism.
[…] Rasmussen claims that 27% of Americans now believe that black and white relations are actually deteriorating, up by 10% from last summer, while 33% think they are about the same. 
The survey, carried out last weekend, suggested that relations between whites and Hispanics in the US were even worse. Only 21% thought they were improving while a staggering 50% felt they were getting worse, while 24% said they were unchanged.
Men quizzed by researchers were more optimistic than women. 59% of blacks remained more optimistic that America was moving in the right direction under Mr Obama, a view shared by just 27% of whites.
However, 69% of voters still said US society is fair and decent, while only 20% think it is unfair and discriminatory.

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