Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Response to the DOJ Lawsuit
Posted on 09/02/2010 7:00:08 PM PDT by Candor7
Maricopa County Sheriffs Office
100 West Washington, Suite 1900
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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
Obama will do anything to anyone (including America) for votes and power. This and many of his other atrocities prove this beyond any question. Sheriff Joe should go after him and his criminal DOJ any way he can.
Oh be still my beating heart.
It’s too bad Holder’s Gestapo doesn’t go after the neo-Black Panthers with this much enthusiasm. Holder’s Panther boys have threatened to kill “cracker” babies. Arpaio is just doing his job arresting law breakers.
Once again, Hussein proves he represents the interests of foreign nationals over that of American citizens.
If I were Obie I wouldn’t set foot in Maricopa County for fear of having to wear pink underwear and eat balony sandwiches and pedaling in order to watch TV
It's just not fair! Waaaaaaah.
My letter would have gone something like this:
Dear DOJ: SOD OFF.
Typical of the corrupt, law ignoring Holder/Obama Injustice Department. They’re going to find out they’re not going after a patsy in Joe Arpaio.
It’s not wise to make Sheriff Joe Mad at you. Hey then whoever said Holder and Obummer were wise.
“These actions make it abundantly clear that Arizona, including this Sheriff, IS Washingtons new whipping boy. Now its time to take the gloves off.”
Its also time to take the safety off!
They got a glass jaw Sheriff if you want knock them out.
Iagree completely, we have a fascist Junta in control of our country,which seeks to impose a twisted Utopia of predefined :historic justice,” and thats not a tin hat conclusion, but one of careful historical analysis:
Winston Churchill dioscovered how to fight them, with truth, exposure, and ridicule. And then he fought them off in the Battle of Britain.And we will do the same, if we can ever wake up to the fact.
One of Obama’s first acts was to remove Churchill’s bust from the White House and return it to the British legation in Washington. No accident there.
Sherrif Joe is pointing the way.He is using truth, exposure and ridicule.
The guy needs to be impeached after the November elections.
That would be a wonderful response. The department of justice, under their bandit leader, is apparently totally corrupt.
...starting with the REAL certificate of live birth!!! >:-(
I heart Sheriff Joe! These people have him and Arizona in their sights, but they aren’t caving in! God bless Sheriff Joe and Governor Brewer and the state of Arizona, our sister state in these UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, GOVERNED BY THE UNITES STATES CONSTITUTION!!!!
Praying for the safety of Sheriff Joe and his people, I think this is going to get worse than fisticuffs if HolyO and his bonehead flunkies keep it up—I keep thinking Waco, but I hope it doesn’t get that bad!! :-O
It is becoming more evident every day that the true racists and bigots are Holder, Obama, and most democrats. I think they want a race war.
The DOJ is suing Americans and protecting non-citizens. The role of a government is to protect the people. This administration hates the people.
Sod - "Sod off" is like saying "piss off" or "get lost" & "sod you" means something like "f*** off". It also means a chunk of lawn of course. You can usually tell the difference!
Go - Sheriff Joe!!
Organize an attack on a US Naval vessel killing over a dozen US Sailors, and the DOJ doesn’t have time to worry about prosecuting you, but if you have the audacity to try to enforce the laws and curtail illegal immigration, and obama’s gestapo will come at you like a spider monkey.
If nothing else, we can just say “Way to go” or “Real Americans are behind you” here:
Obama is despicable.
Wonder what Joe has up his sleeve?... Heard him on Hannity today...he said they have all the material and records they asked for and then some. So this is truly a bogus undertaking, (as usual), by the Bo administration and the Democrats supporting him.
When Jim says there's a rebellion brewing he is not kidding....how much more the citizens will take only time will tell...but I sometimes wonder if Bo isn't purposely antagonizing the American people....he surely has no concerns for them and continues to reveal he opposes the people.
“...but I sometimes wonder if Bo isn’t purposely antagonizing the American people...”
Likely to be so, November is not looking good for the goons, they can use a flare-up.
Can’t see how this is not on purpose, no way!
I think Sheriff Joe needs ot kick out all federal agents from the county.
Now you’re getting the picture - that was the agenda from the get-go.
It’s time for Sheriff Joe to show this clown administration how much power the Sheriff’s have!
Of course Obama is purposefully antagonizing the people. He wants martial law, preferably before Nov. 2nd, ,and if he doesn’t get that, a stock market crash will do, or maybe he wants both simultaneously.( We still do not know what banks precipitated the electronic bank run on the fed to the tune of 500 billion dollars, Sept 18th, ,2008, that precipited the current economic crisis...why? Obama wants to do it again!)
Few in our nation actually understand who and what Obama truly is.
This is a good read and defines it exactly with no pretentions.
Too many Republicans think it is business as usual, but it is not. And they had better get down to the business of saving the nation, or get the hell out of the way.
I will be lazy, and repeat my post of Aug. 31st on this matter:
“I think the Fed is piling on as much crap as they can because they are dead wrong, they know they are dead wrong, but they put themselves in a position that Arizona has to go down, or they, the Left lose far more than just a lawsuit.
Arizona is right, and the Fed is wrong. Thats why the Fed is piling on IMO.”
Additionally I believe they are trying to delay, drag out this action as long as possible to make Arizona look as bad as they can in the MSM, as well to deter other States from joining with Arizona in challenging their authority.
The news for the Obamajesty is that it ain’t going to go his way. It ISN’T going his way.
Just for fun, I'm going to don my autographed Sheriff Joe pink underwear to celebrate this evening.
I think you are right.
“Its time for Sheriff Joe to show this clown administration how much power the Sheriffs have!”
The Tea Party should back Sheriff Joe for President in 2012. The saying?
“There’s a new Sheriff in town.”
Run on a “build the fence” platform. 70% of Americans want the fence. That is a winning ticket.
Bingo. The politics of governmental fear, and most States shut up because they do not want to lose variouos federal funds. Thuggism works, up to a point, until the pointed tip of the knife is felt, or a gun barrel goes up someone's nostril.
Every red state in the Union should be passing a Bill 1070.
“Winston Churchill dioscovered how to fight them, with truth, exposure, and ridicule. And then he fought them off in the Battle of Britain.And we will do the same, if we can ever wake up to the fact.
One of Obamas first acts was to remove Churchills bust from the White House and return it to the British legation in Washington. No accident there.”
No accident, indeed.
One of the very first acts of the incoming president in January 2013 should be to request that the Churchill bust be returned to America so it can be restored to its rightful place in the White House.
This will serve as a symbolic act that an “American Restoration” has arrived.
That would be a sight to behold! LOL!
“It is becoming more evident every day that the true racists and bigots are Holder, Obama, and most democrats. I think they want a race war.”
I don’t think there is any doubt about that.
Two hard-hitting statements by Joe and his lawyer. I can’t wait to read the vague evasive BS from the DOJ in response to these statements.
“I wonder of Joe is going to ask for a discovery order for all of Obama’s sealed records,on the issue of DOJ standing?”
Obviously, I one of the great unwashed because I’m not an attorney and possess all knowledge, but that seems kinda reasonable to me. Challenge the eligibility of the POTUS to prosecute (persecute) this sheriff and serve him with legal documents demanding HIS paperwork.
Something I am wondering. Is this sheriff popular enough in AZ that IF he refused to acknowledge the legal authority of DOJ to sue him, and refused to surrender.....to the point of armed resistance....would the people of AZ support him? What would the governor do? If AZ ARNG troops were “federalized” to use military force against the sheriff, would most of these ARNG soldiers do so or refuse?
I’m NOT advocating anything, I’m just wondering.
Exactly. The 2010 census run out of the white house is designed to reorganize America electorally, placing racial and ethnic minorities into discrete constituencies, so they can bring power to bear in Congress, along racial and ethnic lines. You bet Obama wants a race war, he would love it.His Utopia would be just a few months away.
I am betting the majority of racial and ethnic minorities are true Americans, not quite what Obama wants.But the more illegal aliens he can get in, the more drug gangster anarchy he can get in, will destabilize things even furher.Thats why we need to close the Southern border , ASAP.
This is a good read, it shows who Obama really is:
Never thought in my lifetime I would ever see such happenings against our good nation and it’s people as we see coming out of our own Government!
When they went after Arizona they went after all of us in every state....I suspect they will pull all punches in the coming weeks, how long the people will restrain remains to be seen.
“Every red state in the Union should be passing a Bill 1070.”
Agree. Mrs. RQSR throws in her two cents, and says “...and if NOT should be ashamed”.