Skip to comments.Justice Department: Arizona Sheriff Arpaio violated federal law
Posted on 12/15/2011 11:40:17 AM PST by markomalley
The Justice Department, following an often hostile three-year investigation, said Thursday the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) in Phoenix under the leadership of Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio violated federal law and the Constitution in its handling of persons arrested and inmates held in its jail system.
Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, who heads the departments Civil Rights Division, said investigators concluded there was reasonable cause to believe that sheriffs deputies engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional conduct and violations of federal law that jeopardized the agencys commitment to fair and effective law enforcement.
The not-unexpected decision said investigators found discriminatory policing practices including unlawful stops, detentions and arrests of Latinos; unlawful retaliation against persons exercising their First Amendment right to criticize the agencys policies or practices, including its discriminatory treatment of Latinos; and discriminatory jail practices against Latino inmates with limited English proficiency by punishing them and denying them critical services.
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If they had something, they wouldn't be whining, they'd be indicting.
They've got nothing, and they're getting scared.
Watch the other hand. They are about to try something else.
“Justice-Joke” dept or Sheriff Arpio?
Which one do you think has violated the law?
Hey lying Holder, when are you going to ‘fess up and go to jail, butthole?
We don’t believe a single statement coming out of your venal, corrupt, and demonstrably uneducated mouth.
Were it not for affirmate action, you’d be diggin ditches.
And that’s not racist...it’s the plain truth.
When the next civil war starts, I think it will start in Maricopa County.
Nothing but threats from Obama because Sheriff Joe is investigating Obama.
Sheriff Joe needs to show the feds who’s boss.
"Now, what we have heeyah...
is faylyer t'comune-cate."
“...While no formal findings of pattern or practice violations have been made, Mr. Perez said the investigation remains ongoing...” WITCH HUNT!
Perez is a La Raza stooge whose needs a cell with his boss.
The criminalization of conservative values continues apace.
Nothing concrete, just a bunch of unproven allegations being rehashed. Typical BS release from a prosecutor or investigator who has absolutely nothing but wants to make it sound like he does so he can get the green light to keep fishing.
Well, if that’s Arpaio’s big sin, then mObama must be in very serious trouble, since he swore to abide by Article IV Section IV of the United States Constitution.
“The president shall protect the states from invasion.”
Is this in response to his investigation(may have something good) into Obama’s Birth Certificate
Aw let’s toss this fisherman a bone.
He’s in a flimsy row boat, so lets make it a 5,000 pound one.
The Justice Department has violated federal law, not the sheriff.
That's one way to put it....
The illegal immigrants also violated federal law. This whole country has turned upside down...