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Sheriff Joe Arpaio In The Dock
IBD Editorials ^ | September 7, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

Posted on 09/07/2010 6:31:26 PM PDT by Kaslin

Abuse Of Power: Our misnamed Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against an Arizona sheriff at the top of the administration's enemies list. Prosecute border sheriffs and sue states but protect the Black Panthers? Gotcha.

The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the county itself and outspoken Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The suit alleges that the sheriff's office is in violation of civil rights laws by refusing for 17 months to fully cooperate with an investigation into police practices and jail operations.

The federal probe itself deals with alleged discrimination, unconstitutional searches and seizures, and having English-only policies in the jails.

"The actions of the sheriff's office are unprecedented," said Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the department's civil rights division. "It is unfortunate that the department was forced to resort to litigation to gain access to public documents and facilities."

What is unprecedented and unfortunate is the administration's war on Arizona for enforcing federal law and protecting its border, our border.

The feds have sued the state over the implementation of SB1070, which mirrors existing federal law, alleging that it's racist even though the law specifically prohibits racial profiling. The administration, in a report to the United Nations, has cited the state as a human rights violator.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; arpaio; blackpanthers; bordersecurity; county; holder; homelandsecurity; ibd; illegalaliens; immigration; kissmyaz; maricopa; perez; sb1070; sheriff; sheriffjoe; standwitharizona

1 posted on 09/07/2010 6:31:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The criminals and their commie ‘RAT enablers have been after Arpaio for a long time. I hate having a fascist government. The ‘RATS can shove their “change”. Give me freedom and liberty. Give me America, back.


2 posted on 09/07/2010 6:37:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Algore is a politician and a con artist. He is NOT a scientist.)
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To: Kaslin

“...having English-only policies in the jails.”

That’s a federal crime now? Yeesh!


3 posted on 09/07/2010 6:39:03 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: Kaslin
The federal probe itself deals with alleged discrimination, unconstitutional searches and seizures, and having English-only policies in the jails.

Nothing but a fishing expedition by a 'Justice" Department that wants no immigration enforcement. As long as Sheriff Joe has been doing immigration enforcement, there are hundreds of specific potential cases, but the JD seems to be lacking specific individuals who's rights have been violated.

4 posted on 09/07/2010 6:40:28 PM PDT by Will88
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Dead on, they’ve been gunning for Sheriff Joe ever since he introduced the concept of pink underwear and baloney sandwiches. But he’s a pretty savvy guy, he’ll prevail in the end, just wait and see.


5 posted on 09/07/2010 6:43:20 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

It wasn’t the pink underwear, nor the bologna sandwiches. I live here, and I know: It was the tent city that drove the libs nutz.

When he started housing prisoners in tents, gone were the days of coddling and eventually releasing criminals because of “overcrowding.”


6 posted on 09/07/2010 6:51:12 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The ‘RATS can shove their “change”. Give me freedom and liberty. Give me America, back.

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The colonization of America by a foreign country proceeds quietly, pervasively, methodically and perversely. You think they only come here in the millions to find work? You are blind. They come to take back what they think is theirs. California is already theirs. We're just too stupid to know it.

If Congress grants amnesty to 20 million invaders and they vote, we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

I say, 'hasta la vista, baby.'




7 posted on 09/07/2010 7:01:06 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I just hope that the Dems get a total drubbing in the Arizona elections. Any Arizonan who votes for a Democrat is a total moron.


8 posted on 09/07/2010 7:11:38 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

Ditto that!


9 posted on 09/07/2010 7:12:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Algore is a politician and a con artist. He is NOT a scientist.)
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To: Kaslin

The “Just Us” Department investigation is to demand to rifle through Arpaio’s paperwork, and interrogate people to determine if Arpaio might have done something wrong. Which is utter b.s.

If they had any specific evidence, they would have charged Arpaio with a crime. But as it is, they want to “poke around your stuff until we see something that we might be able to prosecute you for.”


10 posted on 09/07/2010 7:19:28 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Kaslin

Some how we are going to have to come up with a way to stop this pos we have in the White House.


11 posted on 09/07/2010 7:22:23 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: CynicalBear

Go vote in November so we can get the majority back and then start Impeachment proceedings


12 posted on 09/07/2010 7:28:51 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

>>Go vote in November so we can get the majority back and then start Impeachment proceedings<<

I’ve been predicting that he will be forced to resign shortly after the elections.


13 posted on 09/07/2010 7:38:00 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Kaslin

The so called State Department has flipped out too........did you hear they turned in their own country for stuff? hello, these people have a screw loose


14 posted on 09/07/2010 8:05:47 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: cradle of freedom

Any Arizonan who votes for a Democrat is a total moron. ....................................... It depends on how many total morons are needed to decide the election. Look how many voted for a President in 2008. And the are a bunch of proud morons too.


15 posted on 09/07/2010 9:05:21 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


16 posted on 09/07/2010 9:28:30 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: Kaslin

In the duck?

Oh my bad eyes.


17 posted on 09/07/2010 9:32:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: DemforBush

Well it could be, if language barriers imposed by mere decree mean it is impossible for Spanish speakers to alert staff to genuine problems. If a prisoner’s health goes south due to a local jailer’s negligence, it’s now a federal civil rights violation.

It galls that 99% of these problems are the illegales, but a domestic citizen or two may also be affected.


18 posted on 09/07/2010 9:36:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: yldstrk

Can’t the tables be turned and complaints be made by states to the U.N. about Washington, DC?


19 posted on 09/07/2010 9:37:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: BobP

Your discription of an invasion could apply to muslims too.


20 posted on 09/07/2010 10:19:36 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: FlingWingFlyer

NOBODY’S gonna GIVE those things to you, save God. But He tells us to work out our OWN salvation... and in this sense, WE MUST TAKE BACK our own liberty and our own country. No one’s gonna do it for us.


21 posted on 09/08/2010 2:56:15 AM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Give me freedom and liberty. Give me America, back.

I will not wait for the master to "give" me my freedom....I will take it.....after all, it is mine and always was mine.

22 posted on 09/08/2010 4:52:30 AM PDT by cbkaty (Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy---W Churchill)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Can’t the tables be turned and complaints be made by states to the U.N. about Washington, DC?

Why would anyone want the U.N. involved in sovereign issues of state?

Ignore the bastards.....then defund them.....then tow the vehicles...then cancel the lease....then sell the building.

23 posted on 09/08/2010 4:55:56 AM PDT by cbkaty (Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy---W Churchill)
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To: Kaslin

More proof we are in the last days, Good will be called Evil and Evil will be called Good.


24 posted on 09/08/2010 5:08:27 AM PDT by 2001convSVT ("Repeal ObamaCare")
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To: 2001convSVT

It sure looks that way


25 posted on 09/08/2010 5:14:13 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Outrageous.


26 posted on 09/08/2010 6:04:31 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: yldstrk
Goes to show that the greatest threat to this country comes from within.
27 posted on 09/08/2010 7:40:35 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Give me freedom and liberty. Give me America, back.

Yes, please!


Runaway Slave

Apostle Claver tells the world how the real party of racism is the Democrats

28 posted on 09/08/2010 8:20:22 AM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: Kaslin

SECURE VOTERS, NOT BORDERS!

Brewer Pledges to Keep Fighting the Feds to Secure Arizona’s Border | Hannity

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/transcript/brewer-pledges-keep-fighting-feds-secure-arizona039s-border

HANNITY: You know, there’s a lot of speculation. A lot of people have come up with their own theories as to why they think this is happening.

What do you think? Do you think this is about politics?

Do you think this is about vote gathering? Did you think this is, you know, breaking people into demographics?

That the Democrats have calculated this will help them with the Hispanic vote in the country?

BREWER: All of the above. It’s pretty obvious what is taking place.

You know, it is all politics in regards to how they are behaving, there’s absolutely no excuse for it.

I mean, it’s — you know, it’s like the unions, the bottom line the unions are at the White House more than he is.

You know, they’re running our country.

HANNITY: All right, Governor, always a pleasure, thank you for being with us. Appreciate it.

BREWER: Thank you. Thank you for your support, Sean.

HANNITY: You bet. Thank you.


29 posted on 09/08/2010 9:44:18 AM PDT by rosettasister
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