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Justice Department: Arizona Sheriff Arpaio violated federal law
The Washington Times ^ | December 15, 2011 | Jerry Seper

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 department’s Civil Rights Division, said investigators concluded there was reasonable cause to believe that sheriff’s deputies engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional conduct and violations of federal law that jeopardized the agency’s 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 agency’s 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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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arpaio; civilrights; civilrightsdivision; doj; ericholder; holder; joearpaio; naturalborncitizen; profiling; sheriffjoe; thomaseperez
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1 posted on 12/15/2011 11:40:19 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley
I heard the weasel making the accusations. He sounded like a mouse.

If they had something, they wouldn't be whining, they'd be indicting.

They've got nothing, and they're getting scared.

2 posted on 12/15/2011 11:42:36 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: markomalley

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Arpaio


3 posted on 12/15/2011 11:43:51 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: markomalley

Watch the other hand. They are about to try something else.


4 posted on 12/15/2011 11:44:05 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: markomalley

“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.


5 posted on 12/15/2011 11:44:59 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: markomalley

When the next civil war starts, I think it will start in Maricopa County.


6 posted on 12/15/2011 11:45:03 AM PST by fwdude
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To: markomalley

Nothing but threats from Obama because Sheriff Joe is investigating Obama.

Sheriff Joe needs to show the feds who’s boss.


7 posted on 12/15/2011 11:45:31 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: markomalley
The response from Arpaio should be:

"Now, what we have heeyah...
is faylyer t'comune-cate."


8 posted on 12/15/2011 11:46:25 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: markomalley

“...While no formal findings of pattern or practice violations have been made, Mr. Perez said the investigation remains ongoing...” WITCH HUNT!


9 posted on 12/15/2011 11:46:37 AM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: markomalley

Perez is a La Raza stooge whose needs a cell with his boss.


10 posted on 12/15/2011 11:47:42 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: markomalley

The criminalization of conservative values continues apace.


11 posted on 12/15/2011 11:48:12 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: markomalley

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.


12 posted on 12/15/2011 11:51:18 AM PST by kevkrom (Separation of Business and State)
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To: markomalley

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.”

FAIL!


13 posted on 12/15/2011 11:52:33 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: WellyP
“...While no formal findings of pattern or practice violations have been made, Mr. Perez said the investigation remains ongoing...” WITCH HUNT!

Hey, be fair. They've only been investigating for three years.
14 posted on 12/15/2011 11:53:02 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: markomalley

Is this in response to his investigation(may have something good) into Obama’s Birth Certificate


15 posted on 12/15/2011 11:54:54 AM PST by molson209
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To: kevkrom

Aw let’s toss this fisherman a bone.

He’s in a flimsy row boat, so lets make it a 5,000 pound one.


16 posted on 12/15/2011 11:55:24 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: markomalley

The Justice Department has violated federal law, not the sheriff.


17 posted on 12/15/2011 11:58:40 AM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: markomalley

18 posted on 12/15/2011 12:03:25 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: markomalley
The not-unexpected decision

That's one way to put it....

19 posted on 12/15/2011 12:03:34 PM PST by Burkean Buckleyite
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To: Jane Austen

The illegal immigrants also violated federal law. This whole country has turned upside down...


20 posted on 12/15/2011 12:03:51 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: DoughtyOne

If I remember correctly, the sheriff has authority to arrest any lawbreaker that enters his county.

Here’s hoping the communist gun-runner tries to visit the Sheriff.


21 posted on 12/15/2011 12:05:58 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Ramirez is a genius.

Reminds me of Larson's "Far Side"

22 posted on 12/15/2011 12:07:52 PM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: markomalley

If he did violate some Federal law then convene a Grand Jury and indict him. Otherwise STFU Holder you gun-running accessory to Murder.


23 posted on 12/15/2011 12:09:16 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: molson209
Is this in response to his investigation(may have something good) into Obama’s Birth Certificate

No.

Justice has been investigating Arpaio for years. This administration has had a hard-on for Arpaio since they were elected.

24 posted on 12/15/2011 12:09:50 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Osage Orange

Amazon sells a whole book of his stuff.


25 posted on 12/15/2011 12:11:56 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: markomalley

Eric Holder’s DOJ has no moral grounds to enforce any law anywhere.


26 posted on 12/15/2011 12:12:43 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: markomalley

If Perez had turned around, bent over and made his statement in that position, he wouldn’t have sounded any more ridiculous, desperate and stupid. Got a Spanish-surnamed government goon working for a guy being investigated by Sheriff Joe, trying to discredit our sheriff.

By the way, if Perez had made his statement in the bent-over position, he might have strengethned the homosexual vote.


27 posted on 12/15/2011 12:13:11 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: markomalley
following an often hostile three-year investigation


Three years ago, hmm, I'm trying to remember what happened three years ago
and why this started three years ago.

The burden of proof belongs to the RAT-Fed-feds.

28 posted on 12/15/2011 12:16:00 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

-——no moral grounds -——

Morals are irrelevant. The only thing that matters is what they think is the law.

To a democrat, the law is what ever you can get judge to rule.

The point of being a criminal progressive democrat is to have no morals.


29 posted on 12/15/2011 12:17:30 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

That cartoon is racist. /s


30 posted on 12/15/2011 12:22:01 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

La RAZA

Saturday, July 23, 2011
12:30–2:30 p.m.
National Affiliate Luncheon
Embrace Now

Introductory Remarks
Daniel R. Ortega, Jr., Chair, NCLR Board of Directors

Welcome and Awards Presentation
Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO

Keynote Speaker
Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice


31 posted on 12/15/2011 12:24:55 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: markomalley

They should accuse the sheriff’s office of having automatic weapons then blockade and burn his headquarters down along with anyone trapped inside.


32 posted on 12/15/2011 12:28:43 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: markomalley; A_Former_Democrat; Albion Wilde; algernonpj; AmericanVictory; AngelesCrestHighway; ...
There is no doubt that this is getting a lot of press coverage NOW, because Arpaio is close to making public what his posse has learned about Obama's secret past...

Dummett: "I can say, because it has already been released to the press and I can verify it, that he will produce a report in February, and it will be devastating. I can’t say what it is, but I know what it is.”
Presidential Candidate: Meeting with Sheriff Joe Arpaio Yielded “Devastating” Information

and this...

Alluding Obama could conceivably be an illegal alien, which he said was “not that far off,” Arpaio chided the mainstream media for ignoring the issue...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2817194/posts

33 posted on 12/15/2011 12:29:00 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: bert
To a democrat, the law is what ever you can get judge to rule.

That will not work if conservatives regain the necessary backbone for challenging judicial abuse of power.

34 posted on 12/15/2011 12:30:43 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: Future Useless Eater

In my opinion, Arpaio shouldn’t wait until February - he should go public with it now!


35 posted on 12/15/2011 12:33:48 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: markomalley

I stand with Arpaio . Obama’s America can go straight to hell.


36 posted on 12/15/2011 12:38:43 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: markomalley
This is completely politically motivated. The timing is very suspicious.

Perhaps Arapio should release these “findings” tomorrow.

37 posted on 12/15/2011 12:39:44 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: markomalley

Form a posse and arrest Holder for Crimes Against Humanity, Mexico and Arizona. Go git em Sheriff.


38 posted on 12/15/2011 12:47:18 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: markomalley

The Justice Department (Oxymoron) accusing anyone of this tripe is complete hypocrocy.


39 posted on 12/15/2011 12:49:05 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country., Really! NOW!!!)
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To: SatinDoll
In my opinion, Arpaio shouldn’t wait until February - he should go public with it now!

Agreed. But there are probably legal procedural steps he must take before he goes public, like exhaust every law enforcement option to refute or confirm what he has discovered.

I would bet for example, that a court in Maricopa county is also serving Hawaii with a subpoena for the 1961 Microfiche Roll, because if Obama's April 2011 forged B.C. is NOT identical to, (or not even ON) that microfiche roll that confirms this monumental historic fraud. Things like this take time, often 30 days or more.

Hawaii Issued Subpoena For Obama's Original Birth Certificate and 1961 Microfiche Roll(Court Issued)

Also, because Arpaio has implied that Obama may not even (still) be a U.S. citizen, that would also take time to confirm through official channels.


40 posted on 12/15/2011 12:55:33 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Future Useless Eater

I believe Arapaio could have proof in black and white, sure proof—,indisputable ,incontravertible, no way on Gods green earth copuld anyone deny it , and it will simply be made to dissappear.

We are not going to get Obama out of the White House in any manner other than to vote him out, and even after the world see’s Arapaio’s undeniable proof that he is an illegal President he may win the next election.Almost 50% of Americans want this load in the White House to continue to destroy our country.


41 posted on 12/15/2011 12:56:35 PM PST by Venturer
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To: markomalley

“While no formal findings of pattern or practice violations have been made...”

Wow, what a worm. In other words, “nobody broke any law, so we are going to curse at you and *suggest* that you did a whole bunch of *subjectively* bad things. And then we will take you to court and hope a judge agrees to require you to comply with our ever changing, nebulous and whimsical wish list of what we want you to do.”

Which is total ca-ca. Sheriff Joe would be insane to agree to such nonsense. It would be like requiring a high school teacher to have a half dozen adult federal employees in his class, criticizing and arguing with everything he says right after he says it. Teaching would grind to a halt.


42 posted on 12/15/2011 1:02:01 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: markomalley; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ..
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

43 posted on 12/15/2011 1:09:58 PM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch...)
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To: SatinDoll

:: In my opinion, Arpaio shouldn’t wait until February ::

I wondered why he would not go with it sooner but, then, I read somewhere that the drop dead date for filing for the bulk of primaries is around February 14.

If Obamugabe is all in on the 14th and no challenger, Joe hits him on the 15th showing he’s ineligible, then what do the Dhimmicrats do?


44 posted on 12/15/2011 1:13:51 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: markomalley
While no formal findings of pattern or practice violations have been made, Mr. Perez said the investigation remains ongoing.

Perez needs another three years and a few million more dollars.

45 posted on 12/15/2011 1:16:28 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Future Useless Eater; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; ...
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Article, then see important comments; begin at # 2 , through # 42.

Thanks FutureUE.

46 posted on 12/15/2011 1:16:55 PM PST by LucyT
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The DOJ just cannot accept the fact that Sheriff Joe does not give a rat’s bazoo what they think. He’s a duly elected sheriff of the sovereign state of Arizona and there really isn’t much they can do to him. Its driving them nuts.


47 posted on 12/15/2011 1:18:25 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: HiJinx

Put me on the jury.


48 posted on 12/15/2011 1:31:34 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

“...what do the Dhimmicrats do?”

The Democrats will ignore whatever Arpaio discovers.

As one liberal yahoo at another site posited, possession is 9/10ths of the law, and BHO2 is already in the White House. The attitude of Democrats is basically, “drop dead!”

We now have a federal fascist state, and it happened right in front of us.


49 posted on 12/15/2011 1:40:18 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: DoughtyOne
"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.”

Not to mention:

Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

50 posted on 12/15/2011 1:54:38 PM PST by Godebert
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