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.
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