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Arpaio Target Of Justice Department Probe
MSNBC ^ | 3/11/09

Posted on 03/12/2009 7:10:40 AM PDT by steve-b

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department over allegations of discriminatory practices and unconstitutional searches and seizures....

In February, four Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate possible civil rights violations based on complaints that Arpaio's deputies are targeting people based on their skin color during neighborhood crime sweeps and raids at work sites....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Michigan; US: New York; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aliens; arpaio; bhodoj; conyers; crimialaliens; democrats; holder; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; leo; lofgren; nadler; napolitano; obamabrownshirts; probe; scott; sheriffjoe

1 posted on 03/12/2009 7:10:40 AM PDT by steve-b
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To: steve-b

Arpaio should toss the little racist faggot Holder in his tent jail.


2 posted on 03/12/2009 7:12:46 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: steve-b

I’m sure Napolitano put in a good word for him


3 posted on 03/12/2009 7:13:05 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: steve-b

Witch hunts are back. Discrimination by reason of national origin? Well, legal status somewhat depends on national origin.


4 posted on 03/12/2009 7:14:03 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: steve-b

This has the putrid smell of John Conyers all over it.

These people waste no time going after their political enemies, and to the left, no “crime” is as heinous as “civil rights violations”. “Hate speech” and “hate crimes” are worse than mass murder to these people.

It’s refreshing that there is a tough, no-nonsense sheriff down in Maricopa County that is willing to enforce this country’s immigration laws - that is apparently a cardinal sin to the left-wing LaRaza activists that now populate the US DOJ.

I’m hopeful that the good people of Maricopa County will stand strong with Sheriff Arpaio on this. Any Maricopa FReepers around here?


5 posted on 03/12/2009 7:14:16 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: pissant

In February, four DEMOCRAT members of the House Judiciary Committee asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano DEMOCRAT and Attorney General Eric Holder DEMOCRAT...

Hmmm, I think I’m beginning to see a pattern here.


6 posted on 03/12/2009 7:14:34 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: steve-b

This couldn’t be politically motivated.... nahhhhh.


7 posted on 03/12/2009 7:14:39 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: steve-b

“Mary Rose Wilcox, who serves on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, was scheduled to appear before Congress with a petition signed by more than 35,000 people from around the nation calling for a Justice Department investigation into Arpaio’s office.”

No a very convincing number of the signers of the petition......


8 posted on 03/12/2009 7:14:40 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Doogle

LOL. Yeah right.

Napolitano is Obama’s Janet Reno. I can’t decide which one is hotter /sarc.


9 posted on 03/12/2009 7:14:58 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: steve-b

Look folks, at some point we have to make a stand, a physical stand. This seems a good place to start, defending this man who has been so strong in the face of corruption.


10 posted on 03/12/2009 7:15:02 AM PDT by raptor29
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To: pissant
Holder looks just like the punk who came in here yesterday busting windows out of cars ~ he hit mostly Arabs and Pakistanis, and a couple of Somalis.

Idiot doesn't know he could get killed for that around here ~ these bad boys are all armed to the teeth.

11 posted on 03/12/2009 7:15:15 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Doogle

Yeah, no conflict of interest there.


12 posted on 03/12/2009 7:15:21 AM PDT by nufsed
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To: Doogle
Among the congressmen pushing for the investigation were: Reps. John Conyers, D-Mich., and chairman of the judiciary committee; Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., immigration subcommittee chairwoman; Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.; and Bobby Scott, D-Va.

America haters all

13 posted on 03/12/2009 7:15:26 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: steve-b

I’m SURE the govt of Mexico has NOTHING to do with this.../sarc


14 posted on 03/12/2009 7:15:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Christian and armed)
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To: illiac

Around the nation?????


15 posted on 03/12/2009 7:16:05 AM PDT by nufsed
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To: nufsed

Met to day “not” instead of “no”......I don’t think the number of signers is significant....thanks


16 posted on 03/12/2009 7:17:16 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

Good point. How do actual Maricopa County voters feel about socialist left-wing Democrats like John Conyers launching kangaroo political investigations against their sheriff?


17 posted on 03/12/2009 7:17:38 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: steve-b

Pray for this good man.

...and may all REAL Americans come to his defense.


18 posted on 03/12/2009 7:18:22 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: St. Louis Conservative

This has the putrid smell of John Conyers all over it.


Sure does. From the article:

"Among the congressmen pushing for the investigation were: Reps. John Conyers, D-Mich., and chairman of the judiciary committee; Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., immigration subcommittee chairwoman; Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.; and Bobby Scott, D-Va..."



19 posted on 03/12/2009 7:18:49 AM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

They should invite Conyers over for a little visit....


20 posted on 03/12/2009 7:18:52 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: steve-b
Reno returns. Hope Arpaio doesn't live in a compound. Democrats aren't so good at killing foreign enemies, but they kick_ss on internal ones.
21 posted on 03/12/2009 7:19:00 AM PDT by throwback
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To: steve-b

Total witch hunt.

They only thing they hate worse than the law, is people who enforce it.


22 posted on 03/12/2009 7:20:04 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: steve-b

and of course they won’t need any evidence and they probably came up with a conclusion and are trying to make the ‘evidence’ fit.

anyone doubt this is just a pogrom starting?


23 posted on 03/12/2009 7:20:18 AM PDT by GeronL (Will bankrupting America lead to socialism?)
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To: steve-b

Anybody surprised? With Obama President this is just the beginning.


24 posted on 03/12/2009 7:21:58 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: St. Louis Conservative

“Napolitano is Obama’s Janet Reno. I can’t decide which one is hotter /sarc.”

Janet, hands down.


25 posted on 03/12/2009 7:22:30 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: steve-b
"Today, Mary Rose Wilcox, who serves on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, was scheduled to appear before Congress with a petition signed by more than 35,000 people from around the nation calling for a Justice Department investigation into Arpaio's office."

But the 327,000 signatures demanding to see the Obama birth certificate goes unnoticed.

26 posted on 03/12/2009 7:23:01 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: steve-b

Napalitano? The one who looks the other way when children are kidnapped? The one with a slave-market in her hometown?


27 posted on 03/12/2009 7:30:21 AM PDT by cookcounty (President Obama's 3 favorite words: "Crisis" "Catastrophe" "Inherited".)
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To: steve-b
The nuts in ACORN are openly behind this. They're empowered by Obama.

sw

28 posted on 03/12/2009 7:30:23 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: steve-b
Holder may well be the biggest threat to us in the entire Obama cabal....

Mike

29 posted on 03/12/2009 7:30:38 AM PDT by MichaelP (Peckerwoods are in charge...)
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To: steve-b

He should arrest the “probers” and put them in one of his pink tents.


30 posted on 03/12/2009 7:30:40 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: steve-b

Up is down, black is white, good is bad.......we are DOOMED because there are more IMMORAL people than Moral people in this country.


31 posted on 03/12/2009 7:35:10 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: steve-b

This will ensure his re-election. The man is extremely popular. The only folks that hate him are criminals, Democrats, Liberals, and ILLEGAL aliens.


32 posted on 03/12/2009 7:35:19 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: steve-b

Eric Holder investigates Joe Arpaio. There’s just something so PARALLEL UNIVERSIE about that!


33 posted on 03/12/2009 7:36:21 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: steve-b

Took longer than I thought - after Obama took power, this was only a matter of time.


34 posted on 03/12/2009 7:37:13 AM PDT by oscars300
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To: steve-b

I absolutely believe that Sheriff Joe discriminates against people.

He discriminates against criminals.

If criminality often goes hand in hand with certain ethnicities and/or skin colors in his jurisdiction, that’s hardly his fault.


35 posted on 03/12/2009 7:45:59 AM PDT by freespirited (The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. -- M. Thatcher)
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To: dblshot

Arpaio was interviewed on Fox yesterday. He mentioned that some Congress critters, all of them democrats, are down there starting this.

He personally says the Obama admin is behind it all. He says he will continue to do what he does and they can get s-——.

Plucky guy there.


36 posted on 03/12/2009 7:51:27 AM PDT by dforest
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To: steve-b

Finding out that Mary Rose Wilcox is involved is no surprise. She’s been after Joe for YEARS, and now she has similar-minded people in power. Joe has a very good track record against lawsuits filed against him. Our county attorney says he’s “looking forward” to working with the Justice Department about this. He and Sheriff Joe work in tandem to hold back the insanity around here.


37 posted on 03/12/2009 7:52:51 AM PDT by mancini
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To: steve-b

Holder, Hussein, and their Fascist, left-wing ilk want to use Gestapo tactics against any and all they disagree with. They will likely use all agnecies/departments to quash all opposition.


38 posted on 03/12/2009 7:56:46 AM PDT by DocH (The WAR on our RIGHTS must NOT go unanswered - Keep your powder dry)
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To: steve-b

If the “justice” dept wants him, they will get him. If a policeman falls in behind you on the street and follows for a while, you will do something to allow him to pull you over.

The “justice” dept has unlimited funds, infinite patience, and evil at the helm.


39 posted on 03/12/2009 8:30:29 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: steve-b

Didn’t Arpaio support Nappy for governor in 2006?


40 posted on 03/12/2009 11:12:28 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Lots of Zonies on FR:

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles?location=51


41 posted on 03/12/2009 11:13:48 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: dblshot

The big issue to me is they are investigating a guy who is protecting our country, while the mayors, council members and chiefs of police of sanctuary cities are not being investigated. A real chief of homeland security would reverse the priority.


42 posted on 03/12/2009 11:14:32 AM PDT by nufsed
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To: steve-b

This is an obvious an attempt by the open borders lobby to persecute Joe Arpaio for the “crime” of enforcing our immigration laws. And the complaint about discrimination by national origin is laughable - immigration laws by definition discriminate based upon a national origin outside of the USA.


43 posted on 03/12/2009 11:15:34 AM PDT by LuxAerterna
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MSNBC Takes a Swipe at Sherrif Joe Ping!


44 posted on 03/12/2009 12:16:39 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: Old Grumpy
Janet, hands down.

Well, she did get rid of at least one illegal alien.

45 posted on 03/12/2009 12:25:43 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: nufsed

I’d say the priority here is the Hispanic voting block.


46 posted on 03/12/2009 2:05:57 PM PDT by dblshot
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To: dblshot

nufsed


47 posted on 03/12/2009 2:10:10 PM PDT by nufsed
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Arpaio's deputies are targeting people based on their skin color during neighborhood crime sweeps and raids at work sites.
By some wacky coincidence, the people they pick up are illegal aliens, almost as if a neighboring country has loads of people with a darker range of skin color, few English speaking skills, and will work for low wages which seem like a fortune to them.
48 posted on 03/12/2009 6:14:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: steve-b

The sheriff is a prominent law-and-order conservative, nationally known, plus he’s tough on prisoners and does not moderate his stance much.

He obviously has to go in the new regime.

I wish him luck and wish I could help somehow.


49 posted on 03/12/2009 6:21:56 PM PDT by DBrow
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