Skip to comments.Arpaio: Justice Dept. 'Sandbagged' Me With Lawsuit in Civil Rights Probe
Posted on 09/02/2010 5:43:36 PM PDT by Nachum
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday the Justice Department "sandbagged" him with the lawsuit it filed earlier in the day against him. The Justice Department claims in its suit that the controversial Arizona lawman refused for more than a year to turn over records in an investigation into allegations his department discriminates against Hispanics. It surprises me because our lawyers have been meeting with the Justice Department officials the last week and we were cooperating," Arpaio told Fox News' Neil Cavuto.
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Well Joe you had to know not to trust these slugs didn’t you? Man I hope there is some payback.
O is sweating out 2012 and needs those rat voters.
Joe needs a Freeper sponsored defense fund, ASAP
This is intimidation and harassment from Barry Soetoro’s Chicago commie thugs. Holder needs to be arrested, tried and thrown in prison for his crimes against America.
Tell the Feds to BUGGER-THEMSELVES!
The SCOTUS says so.
Listen to these - the victory of Sheriff Mack over the FEDS in the SCOTUS.
See also (these booklets - they come in packs - need to be disseminated to all our local sheriffs so they will not be able to say they are ignorant of the law, should you need protection from the Feds - and that day is coming
Are you surprised, Joe? Disappointed yes, but you shouldn’t be surprised. They hate your guts Joe. Keep on keepin on, Joe.
This is intimidation and harassment from Barry Soetoro’s Chicago commie thugs. Holder needs to be arrested, tried and thrown in prison for his crimes against America.
I say call their bluff. Say “come arrest me” ... and surround the sheriff with STATE LEOs. Let the FEDS try to arrest him.
That s a lose lose for the feds.
I see the DoJ has yet to file suit against those Federal Law breaking Sanctuary Cities.......... =.=
What else would you expect from a corrupt Justice Dept.
“It surprises me because our lawyers have been meeting with the Justice Department officials the last week and we were cooperating,” Arpaio told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto.”
Nothing the regime headed by Obama and Holder would do would surprise me.
The rat administration keeps piling on and are deceptive. A 100 House seat turnover this November is not out of the question.
Maybe Arpaio will seek at some point the Senate and then go for President. Could be another reason the Marxist Obamy administration could be trying to go after this man.
The Obamy’s know they are going to get some attention on the issue and themselves doing this.
Could be a by product of the Obamy stupidity or an attempt at the short term gains he wishes in the voting booths this November (which will never come).
Even another Waco?
Is it time for the third war of independence yet?
LESSON TO LEARN, all Freepers:
1. Don’t cooperate at all with the feds. You get nothing for it. If they want to screw with you they will even if you are cooperating with them.
Am I really living now? Is this really my country?
Whiskey Foxtrot Tango is going ON?
Even another Waco?
Waco? Obama will make Waco look like a Sunday School picnic.
Those 1200 troops sent to “protect the Arizona border”?
HA!! They will be used as goons to enforce - and arrest if necessary - Arpaio, Brewer and any other “right wing idiot” who dares to stand against the regime.
Watch and see.
Would it be an exaggeration to say that we are witnessing a virtual declaration of war against United States citizens by the Obama administration at the same time it is defending criminal non-citizens?
The DOJ would not do it IF he were black and/or a terrorist.
Thanks for the links ......
“This is intimidation and harassment from Barry Soetoros Chicago commie thugs.”
Exactly. Pure Chicago machine politics.
I don’t think the situation is that far gone, and if it is, our men ain’t playing along with it.
Orders from the White House.
Just to ask is Arpaio an Indian name?
I believe those troops would not follow such an order.
And, what Constitutional Crises would THAT bring?
Could explain why Zero hasn’t visited Arizona. The Sheriff might pull him over and ask for an ID. pResident Alien may not suffice. Embarrassing.
Yeah I’m thinking this is an election year ploy, strictly a short term play where they attempt to motivate the base. It’s not gonna make any difference but this is what zer0’s been reduced to.
One thing for certain, Joe won’t roll over.
This is not the kind of change the people had in mind when they voted for Obama. He has deceived his constituents. He has already redistributed Americas's wealth to the unions and is well on his way to transforming America into a socialist state like Russia was. At this point he is an enemy of America. He defies the majority of Americans. He disgraces America's allies. He perverts America's laws to persecute those he disagrees with.
rarely post here anymore as I'm pissed at a thread pulled, but
If this sheriff called for assistants from Americans,, I think i would quit my job and go........I'm ready for battle......
Would that Holder’s DOJ invest some resources into prosecuting our enemies with such vigor.
I've studied the role of Federal force - against the will of the people - in the Civil Rights battles played out in Selma, Birmingham, Little Rock, Ole Miss, and on and on.
It happened there. And it will happen in Arizona.
It won't cause a Constitutional Crisis, but there most definitely will be blood in the streets.
Please, it's been obvious for quite a while now. Barry is a radical leftist, black liberation theology is nothing but Communism for Blacks.
Barry wanted racial confrontation so that he could come down hard, get those right wingers clinging to their guns to start shooting but instead the Limbaughs of the world have exposed even to those Americans who refuse to believe these people are going for it this time.
Barry didn't write his books, Bill Ayers did
Barry is NOT a Christian, Barry is at the very minimum a Muslim loving anti-American put here by the anti-American left and the anti-American nations such as Iran who contributed big time to his campaign and every radical who wants to destroy America.
Barry has destroyed the Demo Party but their only hope is to start a war with America, the sooner the better.
The investigations and the Impeachment hearings need to start as soon as the November crowd is seated. People in this administration need to go to jail including Obama.
Hang on, Sheriff Joe; November is just around the corner!
Thoughts from someone living near the border and observing what goes on!
Border Manifesto # 2
On Wednesday August 4th I met with Supervisory Border Patrol Agent, Mark Monin. He had contacted me a few days earlier to discuss the possibility of using a high hill about a quarter of a mile south of Highway 80 at mile marker 400 to establish a camp for several National Guardsmen. They wanted to establish an observation post complete with modern optics and night vision capabilities. The purpose of this post would be to aid Border Patrol agents in spotting and identifying illegal alien groups. The hill referred to is on deeded land so Agent Monin needed my approval to proceed with the plan. My first response was to question his choice of this certain hill, it being quite high and steep, 4 or 5 hundred feet above the valley floor and having no established trail or road ascending to the summit. His response was that those obstacles could perhaps be overcome. I suggested a smaller hill on the opposite side of the hiway with a road to the top and easily accessed. This seemed fine at the time and we agreed to proceed.
It seemed odd to me that the much talked about Guard was to be deployed 22 miles north of the border so I told Agent Monin that I had thought the guard was going to be sent right to the border itself. His response was that no suitable spot had been found to that point. They had looked at a hill on a ranch very near the border with a view extended 10 miles both east and west, but had decided against it because the (the Border Patrol, and National Guard) thought it would be too time consuming to get up and down it and it was a long way from town.
Actually it is closer to town than either of the hills he was interested in on my place, and it had a road and trail already established going up to the top. I didnt get it. Picking a hill 22 miles north of the border with no access and limited view after passing up the chance to establish a lookout right on the border? The rancher who controls the hill right on the border (well call this Hill #1) pleaded with the Border Patrol to establish this new lookout there. The rancher has witnessed countless dope loads and outlaws cross the line within shouting distance of Hill #1 and was quite dismayed when they chose to go elsewhere. Hill # 1 is about 21 miles straight south of Hill #2 (the hill first mentioned at mile marker 400 on Highway 80). Several days after my meeting with Agent Monin, a Ford F-150 pick-up with over 1000 pounds of Marijuana was found at the Fairchild Ranch. The pick-up had Sonoran plates and so overloaded with dope that both rear tires had blown out. The driver escaped. The Fairchild Ranch where the pick-up was found is exactly half way between Hill #1 and Hill #2. Because of the lay of the land this truck could have never gotten north of Hill #1 undetected had there been an observation post established there. Actually in the first week of August there have been 3 drive-through loads of Marijuana pass through this same area, all easily detected from Hill #1. This isnt counting the numerous loads going through that area on the backs of human mules.
To me the significance of this is profound. Why would the Border Patrol and our National Guard pass up an opportunity to establish a look out in an excellent spot right on the border, only to choose a spot of lesser quality 22 miles north of the border? Is this mere coincidence? In my opinion, No. It is planned and deliberate incompetence.
On August 5th the Washington Times printed an article written by Kerry Picket. It states that 7000 ICE employees have cast a unanimous vote of no confidence in the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Morton, and the assistant director of the ICE office Detention Policy and Planning, Phyllis Coven. The Times article mentioned a letter posted by the Center for Immigration Studies and authored by ICE Union President, Chris Crane. Quoting the article, According to CIS, the letter provides a litany of examples of how ICEs mission is being skewed toward supporting an unflinching goal of amnesty by refusing to allow agents to do their job, allowing criminal aliens to roam free, depleting resources for key enforcement initiatives that preceded this administration, misrepresenting facts and programs, demeaning the extent of the criminal alien problem, and geared to support amnesty.
When I read the Times article, it really hit home because Ive been seeing and hearing these thing for years. Ive had no less than a dozen Border Patrol agents tell me there superiors purposefully do things to make them unsuccessful. I mentioned this one time to Congresswoman Gabriell Giffords and Border Patrol Tucson Sector Chief, Robert Gilbert, and I thought they were going to have me arrested. After the meeting where this happened, I had an out-of-uniform Border Patrol Agent hug me and thank me profusely for speaking the truth.
This deliberate incompetence (Im sorry, but putting a National Guard lookout post 22 miles north of the border, when there is a much better spot right on the border is incompetence) that were seeing here on the frontier isnt the fault of agents like Mark Monin, or even the station or sector chiefs. This is a deliberate method of operation that comes straight from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The border patrol and ICE agents and the Guard are mere pawns in a grander scheme that is being directed by a President who has repeatedly shown that he is the biggest open border advocate alive. Barack Hussein Obama does not consider himself to be a citizen of the USA. He is a citizen of the world. His actions and much the he has said and written make you think America to him is like a disabled halfwit brother that he is ashamed of. Certainly traditional taxpaying Americans are something to be suspect. Since Rob Krentzs murder on March 27, 2010, neither Barack Obama nor anyone in his administration has ever contacted the Krentz family to make any kind of a statement, even though Robs murder has been and still is one of the biggest news stories of the year! The minute Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law, Obama and his entire cabinet lit up like a slot machine making hay over a law that a majority of Americans support.
The petty fracas between professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley instigated the much televised beer bust that was no more than another photo op for Barack Obama but no mention from Obama of the deliberate disenfranchisement of ranchers who have the misfortune of living south of Interstate 10.
Obama and his Attorney General, Eric Holder, laud the imagined inequity of holding radical Islamic terrorists at Gitmo but refuse to make a statement condemning Samir Shabaz standing outside a polling place with a club in his hand intimating voters.
One cant help but compare the current administration with King George III and the American colonies in the mid 1700s. Good King George miscalculated the mood and capacity of the Americans for reprisal and revenge. But perhaps Im wrong. Maybe Obama knows what trouble lays ahead for him come election time. Thats why he wants all these Mexican outlaws to make it north to freedom and amnesty. Good ole Barack can get his buddy Samir Shabaz to protect all these illegal outlaws (who tramp through my neighborhood) while they go inside and cast a vote for the Democratic ticket.
While all this nonsense is going on the poor people on both sides of the border continue to suffer because of the current administrations perpetuation of a bogus border policy that is doomed to fail. Hypocrites like Barack Obama, Janet Napolitano and Raul Grijalva cry about the poor Mexican people when the trail they are leading us down enables the Cartels to get rich and abuse the poor and innocent. And cowboys like myself get blamed for it.
August 10, 2010
Joe usedta wuz a Fed and seems to know the law and make sure it is followed.
It is his..
..he is the highest elected law enforcement official in the county, so it is his duty to rid his county of riff-raff and other undesirables...like some verminous attorney general scum.
Excellent report. Thank you for posting.
What you and I may see as “deliberate incompetence” may also be construed as the BP and the NG really having other alternative plans.
They’re not interested in keeping illegals out. Ha! That’s a joke. And they’re not interested in protecting the ranchers nor the citizens of Arizona.
So why are they there?
As I said. To enforce - with force as necessary - the will of Obama, Holder and other Federal goons who seek to overthrow the will of the people of the state of Arizona.
Maricopa County Sheriffs Office
100 West Washington, Suite 1900
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Ph: 602-876-1801 602-876-1801
Switchboard: 602-876-1000 602-876-1000
The following is an official statement by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio regarding todays lawsuit filed against his office by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C. for alleged refusal to turn over documents. It is followed by another statement from his Washington, D.C. attorney, Bob Driscoll.
The Obama administration has filed three lawsuits against Arizona in the last few weeks ... one against a college district, one against the state of Arizona and now one
against my office. Each lawsuit centers on something to do with alleged racial discrimination.
These actions make it abundantly clear that Arizona, including this Sheriff, IS Washingtons new whipping boy. Now its time to take the gloves off.
As for todays lawsuit against my office: These people in Washington met with my attorneys only a few days ago. And in that meeting, Washington got our
cooperation; they admitted they already have thousands of pages of the requested documents; and they were given access to interview my staff and get into my jails.
They smiled in our faces and then stabbed us in the back with this lawsuit. The Obama administration intended to sue us all along, no matter what we did to try to
avert it. Washington isnt playing fair and its time Americans everywhere wake up and see this administration for what it really is. Calculating, underhanded at times and
certainly not looking out for the best interests of the legal citizens residing in this country.
STATEMENT OF ROBERT N. DRISCOLL,
COUNSEL TO SHERIFF JOSEPH ARPAIO AND THE MARICOPA
COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
Todays lawsuit by the Department of Justice is part of a deliberate media strategy to get tough on Sheriff Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office and undermine immigration enforcement by a local Sheriff who is trying
desperately to make up for this Administrations own indifference to the topic.
The DOJ suit speaks loudly by what it does not say. It does not allege that Sheriff Arpaio or the MCSO have discriminated against anyone because the DOJ, after 18
months of soliciting allegations against Sheriff Arpaio, has come up empty. Even the purported basis for the suit, which alleges a lack of cooperation, is a sham.
In fact, after meeting with the DOJ last week, just last Friday, on behalf of MCSO, I informed the DOJ that MCSO would cooperate with all reasonable document requests and would schedule tours of MCSO facilities and interviews with senior MCSO command staff. We were awaiting a response from DOJ, and this lawsuit is apparently it. Clearly DOJ is more interested filing its third lawsuit in as many weeks against Arizona defendants than in looking into the allegations that purportedly gave rise to its investigation. This lawsuit is nothing more than an
attempt to obscure the fact that DOJ still has no case. Todays suit over documents does not change that.
CONTACT: ROBERT N. DRISCOLL (202) 239-3470 (202) 239-3470
( This is the perfect case for a discovery order request for Obamas long form birth certificate!...Candor7)
“Would it be an exaggeration to say that we are witnessing a virtual declaration of war against United States citizens by the Obama administration at the same time it is defending criminal non-citizens?”
The greatest irony of this entire mess has to be how these local sheriffs MUST enforce Federal drug laws.... but are not allowed to enforce ENDANGERED SPECIES laws, PROPERTY RIGHTS laws, and certainly not IMMIGRATION LAWS!
What a bunch of idiots. When that sob can give us a clue (as if he had one) as to just how to go about eliminating dust in the desert, we will comply.
We have a collection of mental lightweights in the BlackHouse!. I bet they have to do more extensive repairs than after Clinton.
Excellent post. To me, it feels like it’s been five years since the Olympics in China in 2008, because so much bad news has happened since then both economically and politically, and there’s been so much turmoil in the financial markets and the banking system.
Joe has had at least 3 in-depth investigations into allegations of civil rights violations. The feds have NEVER gotten one charge, never name conviction. This is harrassment pure and simple!
The Arizona AJ who is the Democrat candidate for governor kept pushing “comprehensive reform,” when all it means is the permanent establishment of Mexican colonies in the United States.