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Sharpton seeks help in Arpaio probe
Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Review ^

Posted on 06/20/2009 11:14:11 AM PDT by SandRat

PHOENIX — The Rev. Al Sharpton on Friday called for opponents of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has aggressively cracked down on illegal immigration, to videotape alleged racial profiling by the sheriff’s office.

The civil rights leader said the videos will help the U.S. Department of Justice in an investigation of alleged civil rights abuses by Arpaio’s office.

“We’re gonna start some freedom rides around this county, to show how people of a certain skin color are treated different than other people,” Sharpton told a crowd of several hundred people at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix.

Sharpton spoke with Arpaio later Friday in a meeting that the sheriff called cordial.

Arpaio said Sharpton did not mention his freedom rides plan, but asked about racial profiling. “I tried to educate him that we don’t do it,” Arpaio said.

Sharpton had planned a press conference after the meeting but was whisked away as dozens of Arpaio supporters rushed toward him. About 50 protesters for both sides were outside the sheriff’s office in downtown Phoenix, separated by a police line. The meeting joined two figures known for outsized egos and media antics, but Sharpton had said it would have a serious message. In April, Sharpton called for Arpaio to resign or be removed from office.

“I will not fly all the way across country to engage in the personality of Sheriff Joe,” Sharpton said. “But I will fly anywhere to protect the rights of Citizen Jose and Citizen Jamal.”

Critics have said sheriff’s deputies conducted racial profiling last spring during immigration and crime sweeps in some Latino areas in metropolitan Phoenix. The sweeps had led Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon to ask for a federal investigation of Arpaio for possible civil rights violations.

“You cannot have law enforcement that is based on skin color rather than proper deeds,” Sharpton said. “If I break the law, arrest me. But don’t make me a suspect because of the color of my skin, or because of my language.”

Arpaio has said people pulled over in the sweeps were approached because deputies had probable cause to believe they had committed crimes.

The sheriff has taken a hard line against illegal immigration and strongly enforces Arizona’s employer-sanctions law, which punishes businesses that knowingly hire illegal workers. He worked with Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas to use the state’s human-smuggling law to charge illegal immigrants for conspiring to smuggle themselves into the state.

Arpaio has clashed with other local law enforcement officials who said the sheriff was damaging a delicate relationship between the police and the Hispanic community. Arpaio said he told Sharpton that he would continue his immigration enforcement despite criticism and the civil rights investigation, adding that Sharpton “may have learned that maybe with this sheriff my people aren’t as bad as he may read in the newspapers or as some politicians tell him.”

Brandy Baron, a 53-year-old Arpaio supporter, said she’s glad Arpaio agreed to meet with a harsh critic and called Sharpton “a loser who needs to mind his own business.”

Arpaio protester Sheila Ryan, 68, said she hopes Sharpton’s visit will put a bigger national spotlight on Arpaio’s immigration sweeps. “It takes a big name like that to bring attention to the issue in a significant way,” she said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Mexico; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aclu; amnesty; arpaio; arson; fire; illegalaliens; immigration; laraza; lulac; mecha; meddler; racebaitingal; robbery; sharpton; sharptonagitator; thatsracist
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1 posted on 06/20/2009 11:14:11 AM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

Will Tawana Brawley participate in the “freedom rides”?


2 posted on 06/20/2009 11:15:37 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: SandRat

Aw, shutup Al, you filthy animal. Al, you lack credibilty from the past racist stunts you pulled.


3 posted on 06/20/2009 11:15:42 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: SandRat

How many blonde haired blue eyed Nordic looking individuals are sneaking across the Mexican border....


4 posted on 06/20/2009 11:15:55 AM PDT by freebilly
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To: SandRat

SHUT UP, AL!!!! Just shut up!

Why does this idiot even get his name printed?


5 posted on 06/20/2009 11:18:49 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: SandRat
“We’re gonna start some freedom rides around this county, to show how people of a certain skin color are treated different than other people”

It's about time someone showed an interest in the widespread racial discrimination against whites and the preferential treatment given to non-whites.

6 posted on 06/20/2009 11:19:52 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama as President is like hiring a mechanic who never saw a car before.)
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To: freebilly
I believe Sharpton may find that the support for illegal immigration from the black Americans is not a topic that is at the top of their list!

White and Black Americans are fed up with illegal immigration and the loss of our freedom and country to the policies customed made for illegals!

7 posted on 06/20/2009 11:21:46 AM PDT by classified
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To: freebilly

“How many blonde haired blue eyed Nordic looking individuals are sneaking across the Mexican border”?
About the same number rushing the beaches of Florida. Lots of Cubans, Haitians, Mexicans, Guats, Hondurans but not too many
Nordics.

Where in Florida ya at?


8 posted on 06/20/2009 11:24:35 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: SandRat

Sharpton deserves a pink suit and bologna sandwiches. He’s already full of...baloney.


9 posted on 06/20/2009 11:25:53 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: SandRat

Rev. Al needs to take is racist BS back to whereever the hell he comes from.


10 posted on 06/20/2009 11:26:13 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out? Are you scared yet?)
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To: SandRat
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has aggressively cracked down on illegal immigration

Hey Al, dontcha just hate guys that actually do they're jobs?
Kinda rubs ya the wrong way huh Al?

11 posted on 06/20/2009 11:26:20 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o)...Ayatollah of GlennBeckistan... keep it goin' brother...(o)
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To: SandRat
Al Sharpton

"..Freddie's Fashion Mart

In 1995, a black Pentecostal Church, the United House of Prayer, which owned a retail property on 125th Street, asked Fred Harari, a Jewish tenant who operated Freddie's Fashion Mart, to evict his longtime subtenant, a black-owned record store called The Record Shack. Sharpton led a protest in Harlem against the planned eviction of The Record Shack.[46][47][48] Sharpton told the protesters, "We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business."[49]

On December 8, 1995, Roland J. Smith Jr., one of the protesters, entered Harari's store with a gun and flammable liquid, shot several customers and set the store on fire. The gunman fatally shot himself, and seven store employees died of smoke inhalation..."

This is who Sharpton is, Race pimping scum. He is smoother now but essentially the same.

12 posted on 06/20/2009 11:26:48 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: SandRat
With Tawana Sharpton on the case, what could go wrong?
13 posted on 06/20/2009 11:27:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: SandRat

It seems Al baby is a little cautious about attacking Sheriff Joe, as well he should be.

Al knows he’ll come out second best, Sheriff Joe won’t back down or be intimidated.


14 posted on 06/20/2009 11:27:57 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Will Tawana Brawley participate in the “freedom rides”?

slight delay. Still collecting enough feces with which to cover her pulchritude.

15 posted on 06/20/2009 11:28:18 AM PDT by Stentor
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To: SandRat

Oh Ya’, another thing, Rev. Al just eggzackly where is your church located?

I’m just sayin’, fer the love of Pete


16 posted on 06/20/2009 11:29:30 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o)...Ayatollah of GlennBeckistan... keep it goin' brother...(o)
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To: jazusamo

Per a family member who has pretty close access to Arpaio, Joe is worried about this Al Sharpton thing. Thinks it might gain traction.


17 posted on 06/20/2009 11:29:33 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Survival is a Mom's Job! Check out my new blog: www.thesurvivalmom.com)
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To: AuntB
Why does this idiot even get his name printed?

Because he's a Democrat race-agitator and his targets are almost always conservatives.

The MSM prefers to cover such match-ups. But only from one side...

18 posted on 06/20/2009 11:29:38 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: SandRat
Sharpton seeks help in Arpaio probe.

I would ROTFLMAO if Sharpton went out there, broke the Law and Arpaio arrested him...and made the race baiter wear those pink pajamas.

An internet picture of that would be worth folding money!!

19 posted on 06/20/2009 11:30:46 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: SandRat

Why isn’t Sharpton in prison?


20 posted on 06/20/2009 11:31:35 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: SandRat

Freedom Rides - more ACORN field trips?


21 posted on 06/20/2009 11:32:30 AM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: SandRat

I believe he is Bermuda today entertaining the Uighers. This will be a fund raising play to get more Libtard money into his coffers. Those bad apples are Terrorists, no doubt in my mind.
O.J Simpson was found not guilty but God and everyone else knows the truth!


22 posted on 06/20/2009 11:32:36 AM PDT by GOYAKLA
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To: SandRat
“We’re gonna start some freedom rides around this county, to show how people of a certain skin color are treated different than other people,” Sharpton told a crowd

It's differently, Sharpton, not different. It's an adverb, axe around.
23 posted on 06/20/2009 11:33:31 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: ChocChipCookie

Thanks...Sorry to hear it and hope it doesn’t change Arpaio’s enforcement because I believe what he’s doing is legal.


24 posted on 06/20/2009 11:38:50 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: SandRat

Why is this ex-con not headed back to prison for income tax evasion to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars? Are only white Republicans required to pay taxes in Obama’s world?


25 posted on 06/20/2009 11:40:21 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: SandRat

Isn’t he supposed to be in prison for tax evasion or something?


26 posted on 06/20/2009 11:47:25 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: kittymyrib

I’m sorry; I posted before reading all the responses. I basically echoed what you said about tax evasion.

And another thing - why does Fox News keep putting this idiot on TV? He’s a clown! And no insult meant toward clowns.


27 posted on 06/20/2009 11:50:11 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: SandRat

What a shocker, a high ranking demon-crap choosing to side with law breakers rather than law abiders.


28 posted on 06/20/2009 11:50:26 AM PDT by theymakemesick (You may be a terrorist if you went to church last Sunday or think "shall not be infringed" means it)
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To: SandRat

Hey Sharpton - "Suck it."

29 posted on 06/20/2009 11:53:26 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: SandRat

Right, Al. The sheriff needs to be more like the feds at airports, strip searching 80 year old grandmas while Muhammed and Moustafa walk through the metal detectors with hand grenades. Maybe the sheriff can start detaining blond haired, blue eyed types. Should be any number of illegal Mexicans in that crowd.


30 posted on 06/20/2009 11:56:44 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
In 1995, a black Pentecostal Church, the United House of Prayer, which owned a retail property on 125th Street, asked Fred Harari, a Jewish tenant who operated Freddie's Fashion Mart, to evict his longtime subtenant, a black-owned record store called The Record Shack. Sharpton led a protest in Harlem against the planned eviction of The Record Shack.[46][47][48] Sharpton told the protesters, "We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business."[49]

On December 8, 1995, Roland J. Smith Jr., one of the protesters, entered Harari's store with a gun and flammable liquid, shot several customers and set the store on fire. The gunman fatally shot himself, and seven store employees died of smoke inhalation..."

That blood is all over Sharpton's hands, thanks for the history lesson AB.

31 posted on 06/20/2009 11:59:24 AM PDT by theymakemesick (You may be a terrorist if you went to church last Sunday or think "shall not be infringed" means it)
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To: SandRat

Right, Al. Let’s get some balance in those illegal aliens arrests by rounding up hoards of blond, blue-eyed vermin crossing the border. It’s absolutely criminal that the U.S. ignore thems and only rounds up the brown people crossing the border.


32 posted on 06/20/2009 11:59:55 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: GoldenPup

Maricopa County Jail Boxer Drawers endorsed by Al Sharpton.

Great sales campaign for Sheriff Joe. LOL


33 posted on 06/20/2009 12:16:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ozzymandus

Hasn’t broke any Arizona or Maricopa County Laws — YET.


34 posted on 06/20/2009 12:17:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ElayneJ

Bound to result in more inmates in the Tent Jail.


35 posted on 06/20/2009 12:19:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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This is going to backfire big-time on Sharpton. What he’s trying to do is drum up support from Holder. If the feds get involved, people are going to loudly support Arpaio and the administration is going to look stupid.


36 posted on 06/20/2009 12:26:26 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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It’s always so interesting that the MSM and even local newspapers call this putz “Reverend” Sharpton. When was the last (or only), time we’ve ever heard “the Reverend” speak about the Gospel or the saving grace of Christ.

waiting...waiting...waiting...ah, sound of crickets —exactly...he never has and never will! Sharpton is a gas bag who’s only claim to fame is agitating as a professional “victim.”

I hope someone advised “Mr. Sharpton” that it’s going to be about 108-degrees every day this week here in Phoenix so he may want to stay in the shade while protesting —or he’s going to get a horrific sunburn.

My $0.02


37 posted on 06/20/2009 12:29:15 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (Stephen Hopkins: Founding Father who had Cerebral Palsy.."My hand trembles, my heart does not.")
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To: SandRat

Who is paying him? Sharpton does not do anything out of the goodness of his heart.


38 posted on 06/20/2009 12:33:17 PM PDT by sport
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My guess.. La RAZA, LULAC, MeChA, ACLU, possibly Jessie Jackson's Rainbow Coalition, and maybe even the NAACP. That's just my guess.

I’ll Round up the usual suspects

39 posted on 06/20/2009 12:37:08 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ChocChipCookie

You can bet on it.

The media will make sure that it does.


40 posted on 06/20/2009 12:37:11 PM PDT by sport
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To: kittymyrib

Yes.


41 posted on 06/20/2009 12:38:47 PM PDT by sport
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“We’re gonna start some freedom rides around this county, to show how people of a certain skin color are treated different than other people,”

Absolutely right, Rev. We SHOULD stop allowing Hispanics to violate our immigration laws with impunity. Thanks for your support.

42 posted on 06/20/2009 12:51:24 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: sport
The media will make sure that it does.

Unfortunately, FOX NEWS seems to cater to "Rev" Al more than even the leftie channels. If they would quit letting him flap his gums as some kind of legitimate spokesman he might just wither away, just like the pounds he's lost since his hunger strike started.
By the way, Al, you do look much healthier. Now...heal the rest of thyself.
43 posted on 06/20/2009 12:54:18 PM PDT by rickomatic
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Rev Al what the hell is that?? A race baiting Whitey money-stealing jackass is all. Here is a clue! That crap you pull only pisses people off nowadays you ugly sack of scum so my advice would be Please keep it up right over the cliff of Irrelevancy.


44 posted on 06/20/2009 12:55:23 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: SandRat

Sharpton: “Peanuts! Hot Dogs! Racism! Get yer red-hot racism right here! Peanuts! Popcorn! Get ‘em while they’re hot!!”.

Arpeo is ten times the man Sharpton ever though of being. He doesn’t need a whole gang to gather up the courage to make a move.


45 posted on 06/20/2009 1:17:45 PM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus - I Tim 2:5)
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“Rev. Al needs to take is racist BS back to whereever the hell he comes from.”

Maybe that’s where he came from.


46 posted on 06/20/2009 1:18:23 PM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus - I Tim 2:5)
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To: IronJack

go here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2275959/posts


47 posted on 06/20/2009 1:19:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

I think there are a lot of folks in America tired of hearing “The reverend Al” flap his gums. Our media however will lap it up as always,and give Al some credibility.


48 posted on 06/20/2009 1:22:13 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (The ground at Arlington is moving & shaking.)
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“It takes a big name like that to bring attention to the issue in a significant way,” she said.>>>>

Sheila, Sheila, Sheila...we have a big name and his name is Sheriff Joe!


49 posted on 06/20/2009 1:23:41 PM PDT by azishot (Please join the NRA.)
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To: SandRat

INTREP


50 posted on 06/20/2009 2:30:28 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (When do the impeachment proceedings begin?)
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