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Department of Justice Releases Investigative Findings on the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Department of Justice ^ | December 15, 2011 | Office of Public Affairs

Posted on 12/15/2011 10:11:23 AM PST by Beowulf9

WASHINGTON – Following a comprehensive investigation, the Justice Department today announced its findings in the ongoing civil rights investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). The Justice Department found reasonable cause to believe that MCSO, under the leadership of Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio, has engaged in a pattern or practice of misconduct that violates the Constitution and federal law. The investigation, opened in June 2008, was conducted under the provisions of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Title VI implementing regulations.

The department found reasonable cause to believe that a pattern or practice of unconstitutional conduct and/or violations of federal law occurred in several areas, including:

•Discriminatory policing practices including unlawful stops, detentions and arrests of Latinos; •Unlawful retaliation against individuals exercising their First Amendment right to criticize MCSO’s policies or practices, including but not limited to practices relating to its discriminatory treatment of Latinos; and •Discriminatory jail practices against Latino inmates with limited English proficiency by punishing them and denying them critical services.

The Justice Department found a number of long-standing and entrenched systemic deficiencies that caused or contributed to these patterns of unlawful conduct, including:


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apaio; holder; immigration; thugocracy
•A failure to implement policies guiding deputies on lawful policing practices; •Allowing specialized units to engage in unconstitutional practices; •Inadequate training; •Inadequate supervision; •An ineffective disciplinary, oversight and accountability system; and •A lack of sufficient external oversight and accountability. In addition to these formal pattern or practice findings, the investigation uncovered additional areas of serious concern, including:

•Use of excessive force; •Police practices that have the effect of significantly compromising MCSO’s ability to adequately protect Latino residents; and •Failure to adequately investigate allegations of sexual assaults.

1 posted on 12/15/2011 10:11:31 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Holder, the DOJ, and most of the current FED structure can go STRAIGHT to hell.

Anyone sniff Tea? Party on the schedule?


2 posted on 12/15/2011 10:14:28 AM PST by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: Beowulf9

We’re overrun with illegal aliens, violent gangs from Mexico and the Feds are on their side.


3 posted on 12/15/2011 10:16:07 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9
Obama to Holder, "Sic 'em, Eric, no one gets away with trying to embarrass me or bring me down."

Holder to Obama, "Right away, Boss."

4 posted on 12/15/2011 10:18:07 AM PST by JPG (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.)
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To: Beowulf9; MestaMachine; LucyT; greyfoxx39
Quick investigation results (of course these "crimes" demanded priority over the F & F/Brian Terry investigations.) /sarc

Article and related thread:

APNewsBreak: Feds say Arpaio violated civil rights [DOJ Hit Piece]

5 posted on 12/15/2011 10:20:08 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Beowulf9
B U L L - * * * * !

And at the same time, they refuse to close the border, and seek every avenue to naturalize the illegals among us.

6 posted on 12/15/2011 10:21:34 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: Beowulf9

Lol! What a surprise, if I remember correctly Arpiao basically told the Justice Department to “go to hell” when they started this witch hunt and refused to participate or cooperate with the investigation. So you knew they were going to gunning for him because he didn’t “respect their authoritah”. Now I guess we have to wait and see if they actually have the cajones to take the next step and try to charge him with something, because I can guarantee Arpiao is not going to willingly agree to “federal oversight” which is what this was all about.


7 posted on 12/15/2011 10:21:52 AM PST by apillar
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To: Beowulf9

... imagine that.

what a surprise!


8 posted on 12/15/2011 10:22:45 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Beowulf9

If only they had stood at voting polling place entrances with billy clubs, refusing reporters from entering. Then all would be well.


9 posted on 12/15/2011 10:22:48 AM PST by Ghengis
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To: Beowulf9

Gee, when is the DOJ going to release their investigative findings on voter intimidation by the Black Panthers in Philadelphia?


10 posted on 12/15/2011 10:22:54 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Beowulf9

How many Ruby Ridges and Wacos have Sheriff Joe and his deputies been involved in?
I rest my case.


11 posted on 12/15/2011 10:23:15 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Beowulf9
Yet nobody is looking into Sheriff Dipstick and his band of merry assassins?
12 posted on 12/15/2011 10:25:57 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Beowulf9

Meanwhile, Sheriff Joe is playing his cards close to his vest.

His finding or rather the posse finding will destroy the DOJ CinC and the authors of this finding will be back chasing ambulances and suing for spotted owl abuse


13 posted on 12/15/2011 10:31:37 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Beowulf9

How is anyone supposed to believe anything from this DoJ? They’ve lost credibility a long time ago.


15 posted on 12/15/2011 10:34:34 AM PST by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: Beowulf9
From the article:
“MCSO’s systematic disregard for basic constitutional protections has created a wall of distrust between the sheriff’s office and large segments of the community, which dramatically compromises the ability to protect and serve the people,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.
Hmmm.. a "wall of distrust." I guess that explains why Sheriff Joe has been in office since 1992, was reelected with well over 50% of the vote in 2000, 2004 and 2008 and easily beat a recall effort in 2007. Source.
16 posted on 12/15/2011 10:40:43 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Beowulf9
The investigation, opened in June 2008, was conducted under the provisions of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Title VI implementing regulations.

In June, 2008, George Bush was President and Alberto Gonzales was the AG. What's up with that? Why were they investigating Arpaio?

In 1994 Clinton was President, Janet Reno was AG, and Eric Holder was Deputy AG. In 1964, LBJ was President, so those laws are consistent with who they are.

17 posted on 12/15/2011 10:41:41 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: Beowulf9; ExTexasRedhead; Nachum
We’re overrun with illegal aliens, violent gangs from Mexico and the Feds are on their side.

THIS is a gift from Obama, Holder and the Democrats. The majority of polls and opinion of American citizens is anti everything this administration is doing and they have just poured accelerant upon what most Americans want and need for the sovereignty and protection of this nation and the citizens within it.

Candidates need to use this to their advantage and those (like Trump) who get press for their opinions need to make sure this destructive agenda by democrats reaches every nook and cranny of America.

Rasmussen poll voters prefer border enforcement to amnesty by Two to One

President Obama’s recent administrative amnesty runs contrary to the public will (not to mention the Constitutional limits to Presidential power) as shown by recent polling.

Despite the media’s relentless propaganda about the bogus desirability of illegals, e.g. young aliens in student costumes demanding taxpayer-subsidized college educations, the voting public remains firm in favoring enforcement over rewards for lawbreakers.

Obama’s amnesty with work permits takes place amid the worst unemployment crisis in America since the Great Depression, and will displace citizens from scarce jobs. The amnesty sends the message to the world that even terrible suffering by Americans will not cause Washington to get serious about border and workplace enforcement. Would-be illegal aliens understand that if they make it over the porous border into the interior, they will not be deported under the Obama reign.

18 posted on 12/15/2011 10:42:18 AM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Beowulf9

D0J has to get him before his group releases the Birther informtion early next year. Truth not allowed by the DOJ.
Get him and others may fade away.


19 posted on 12/15/2011 10:44:05 AM PST by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: tickedoffnow

I think that the U.S. Department of [In]Justice has, under the leadership of Eric Holder, has engaged in a pattern or practice of misconduct that violates the Constitution and federal law.


20 posted on 12/15/2011 10:48:57 AM PST by Mr. Wright (N\)
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To: Beowulf9

Yeah we believe the Lying, criminal Department of Justice.


21 posted on 12/15/2011 10:55:02 AM PST by marty60
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
... In June, 2008, George Bush was President and Alberto Gonzales was the AG. What's up with that? Why were they investigating Arpaio? ...

GW is an open borders globalist whose compassion extends to illegals, but not the rest of us. GW called those who want secure borders 'vigilantes'.
22 posted on 12/15/2011 10:57:44 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Beowulf9

We´re all under attack by the United States Government.


23 posted on 12/15/2011 11:14:06 AM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: Beowulf9

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.


24 posted on 12/15/2011 11:15:40 AM PST by Revel
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To: JPG

You nailed it! No doubt none of this investigation would have been thunk of —had it not been for the elligibility question — a law man saying he doesn’t believe the LIE told by the President Holder has NO credibility The DOJ “findings” have NO credibility so long as Holder is NOT behind bars -sharing a cell with Manni Norriega ,and Barry Soetoro aka Barak Insane
Obummer II


25 posted on 12/15/2011 11:18:08 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Beowulf9

Eric Holder and Mr. Obama are not natural born citizens. Thomas Jefferson told us only natural born citizens can work in government.


26 posted on 12/15/2011 11:19:41 AM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Beowulf9

These slime in the WH simply discredit, besmirch and remove as their ploy due the Sheriff’s investigation of the Obozo’s eligibility. Right out of the Clinton/democrat party play book.


27 posted on 12/15/2011 11:20:52 AM PST by drypowder
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To: upchuck
MCSO’s systematic disregard for basic constitutional protections has created a wall of distrust between the sheriff’s office and large segments of the community
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The only distrust that exists is in the minds of illegal aliens, who DOJ rushes to the aid of just like the illegal alien drug smuggler that was arrested by the the Border Patrol agent. The unjustice department - working hard for crooks and law violators.
28 posted on 12/15/2011 11:24:00 AM PST by iontheball
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To: drypowder

The White House has a problem with this gambit however. Sheriff Joe is, Obama isn’t

The public knows it


29 posted on 12/15/2011 11:24:53 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Beowulf9

If you cause too much trouble, “they” will take you down.


30 posted on 12/15/2011 11:28:57 AM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: Beowulf9

Sheriff Arpaio is doing what is right, just, and in defense of this nation, therefore the enemies must try to destroy him.


31 posted on 12/15/2011 11:29:18 AM PST by Wordkraft
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To: Beowulf9

The feds want Sheriff Joe to spend equal resources on those Scandinavians coming across the Arizona border.


32 posted on 12/15/2011 11:29:36 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Beowulf9
As an American I am so very offended by this investigation. Americans have had enough of supporting Illegal Aliens. We have had enough of the crimes committed on our people by illegal aliens. Every time Americans try to back and support the law and protect our people...the illegals scream louder to change the focus. In this case from Americans sick of crimes committed against our people to allegations of rape. It is said that Sheriff Joe has unfairly targeted "Mexicans", "Latinos", "Hispanics". This is because in Arizona most illegal aliens are Mexican. This is because the highest percent of criminals in Arizona are Mexican (legal and illegal). This is not racial profiling. This is fact. Americans are hurting financially. Our children are going to bed hungry. So many homeless Americans. Why is the federal government still catering to illegals??? When Americans break the law they are arrested, tried in a court of law, fined, imprisoned, punished according to the law. But those who are hear illegally just scream "racial profiling" and they get sympathy from our federal government. What has happened to "We The People, For The People"? The people? American People!
33 posted on 12/15/2011 12:08:23 PM PST by American.AZ
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To: Beowulf9

bump...


34 posted on 12/15/2011 12:09:44 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: American.AZ
Welcome to FR.

Pretty good post....

But I'd disagree with a couple of your comments.

Our children ARE NOT going to bed hungry. There are NO children in America starving. Period.

Most of the "homeless" in America have chosen to be that way.

35 posted on 12/15/2011 12:12:53 PM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: Beowulf9

Some how, in some way, this is going to seriously blow back on OBozo & the rest of his CLOWNS!!


36 posted on 12/15/2011 12:21:31 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Beowulf9

THE MOST CORRUPT DOJ IN THE HISTORY OF THE US AND THE MOST RACIST, MARXIST, ANTI AMERICAN POS TRAITOR DIRECTOR EVER TO SERVE UNDER THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER TO INFECT AMERICA.

LLS


37 posted on 12/15/2011 12:47:22 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Unfortunately, it is also consistent with who Bush 43 was too.

He was an open borders panderer who wanted to keep two important (in his mind) constituencies in check: The agri-businesses whose business model depends on manual labor toiling under conditions of near slavery and, the Latino community of voters who (he thinks) equate lax enforcement of immigration laws with respect and concern for their rights.

It was one of his... less attractive ... traits.


38 posted on 12/15/2011 12:59:40 PM PST by SargeK
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