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SHERIFF ARPAIO MEETS TODAY’S D.O.J. DEADLINE (PRESS RELEASE 1/4/12)
MCSO: PRESS RELEASE ^ | 1/4/12 | Press Release

Posted on 01/12/2012 3:52:13 PM PST by Tigen

SHERIFF ARPAIO MEETS TODAY’S D.O.J. DEADLINE PROMISES TO CONTINUE FULL COOPERATION WITH INVESTIGATION BUT WILL NOT COWER AT THREAT OF LITIGATION

(Phoenix, AZ) In a letter authorized by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, attorneys for the Sheriff tell DOJ officials in no uncertain terms that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office will continue to cooperate with the federal government’s “racial profiling” investigation. But the letter also states reciprocal transparency is critical and demands full cooperation from the Justice Department to provide, in writing, information and facts which can prove, or disprove, the findings made public in a surprise press conference on December 15, 2011. At that media event, the U.S. Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, Thomas Perez, under the supervision of Eric Holder, head of the US Department of Justice, flew to Phoenix to accuse the MCSO of racially profiling Latino drivers and called this action one of the most egregious acts of racial profiling by any law enforcement agency anywhere. That press conference, according to today’s letter, was a political sideshow that was both unfortunate and misleading and as such, prompted an apology to the Sheriff’s Office by the second in command of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

“What we want for the Department of Justice to do is play ball,” Sheriff Arpaio said today. “In other words, provide whatever proof they may have to back their findings - proof which, by the way, they have refused to give to us or to the media. And if they cannot prove their findings, which I suspect to be the case, then stop the political posturing,” Arpaio says. The ironic twist is that the federal government now refuses to disclose the information or documents they claim prove their charges. Only a little over a year ago, the DOJ filed a lawsuit compelling Arpaio’s office to provide documents. Despite this, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Arpaio remain ready and willing to engage in constructive dialogue with federal officials once the Sheriff’s counsel receives the information requested from the federal government. The Sheriff has asked for a definitive response from the DOJ by January 18th. According to Deputy Director Jack MacIntyre, “The Sheriff is only asking the DOJ for basic justice – which includes the ability to evaluate charges made against us by them and to examine what evidence really exists. The timing of the DOJ report was political, the short response time allotted was unfair and the recruitment of Homeland Security and pro-immigration groups to attack the Sheriff publicly was also prejudicial. They need to better understand what cooperation and working together for the better good entails.” The information being requested of the DOJ will help Sheriff’s officials to determine what changes and remedies, if any, may be necessary. The DOJ report, on its face, cites only a handful of allegations but does not show any system-wide problems. The letter from Arpaio’s attorneys makes a final point very clear to the Justice officials: that litigation is a “foolish choice” and should be avoided. Litigation, the letter states, is too costly, too time consuming and will ultimately end in delaying precisely what the federal government officials say they so desire – reforms and changes in the Sheriff’s Office. “But in the final analysis, as Sheriff of this county, I will not tolerate being micromanaged by Washington, DC,” Arpaio says.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; arpaio; az; banglist; birthcertificate; certifigate; doj; esmit; holder; joearpaio; maricopacounty; naturalborncitizen; perez; sheriffjoe

1 posted on 01/12/2012 3:52:23 PM PST by Tigen
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To: Tigen

RESPONSE: http://www.mcso.org/MultiMedia/PressRelease/January%204%202012%20Letter%20to%20DOJ.pdf


2 posted on 01/12/2012 4:00:16 PM PST by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: Tigen

Get ‘em, Joe.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 4:00:30 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Tigen
God bless Joe Arpaio.
4 posted on 01/12/2012 4:00:42 PM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: Tigen

Has Holder ever made an appearance in Phoenix?

I’d love to see Sheriff Joe arrest him and throw in the slammer.


5 posted on 01/12/2012 4:02:09 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: momto6; montag813; HiJinx

Sic em Joe!


6 posted on 01/12/2012 4:03:11 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Tigen
“But in the final analysis, as Sheriff of this county, I will not tolerate being micromanaged by Washington, DC,” Arpaio says.

Why can't we have him as a Presidential candidate?

7 posted on 01/12/2012 4:04:41 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Rights begin where power ends!)
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To: Tigen
"...the Sheriff tell DOJ officials in no uncertain terms that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office will continue to cooperate with the federal government’s “racial profiling” investigation."

And

“What we want for the Department of Justice to do is play ball,” Sheriff Arpaio said today. “In other words, provide whatever proof they may have to back their findings - proof which, by the way, they have refused to give to us or to the media. And if they cannot prove their findings, which I suspect to be the case, then stop the political posturing,” Arpaio says."

Whatya going to do Holder/Obama?

8 posted on 01/12/2012 4:08:20 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: SunTzuWu
God bless Joe Arpaio.

Amen!

9 posted on 01/12/2012 4:08:54 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Tigen

Thank you for the source document that explains a lot of what is happening. Everyone should take the time to read it.

Civil rights are for the few in power - we are an African Dictatorship or a Banana Republic the way these public servants abuse their power.

Now that they are in power, ITS PAYBACK TIME! The law be damned.


10 posted on 01/12/2012 4:11:19 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Tigen

Sheriff Joe ought to be running the DOJ, at least he’d maintain the justice and balance of law as constructed in the constitution.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 4:11:52 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Tigen

I thought of one way I might consider voting for Romney.


12 posted on 01/12/2012 4:15:24 PM PST by Leep
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To: Tigen
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Arpaio remain ready and willing to engage in constructive dialogue with federal officials once the Sheriff’s counsel receives the information requested from the federal government. The Sheriff has asked for a definitive response from the DOJ by January 18th.

I think Holder and Zer0 have bitten off more than they can chew here, they can't get much of anything through the courts before the election without cooperation, but Republicans and alternative media can trumpet Justice Dept obstruction, non transparency and Justice Dept criminal activity daily.

13 posted on 01/12/2012 4:19:59 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Tigen

What the DOJ did with their unsubstantiated pronouncements was probably slander and, to the extent that it could be construed as a threat, would be a felony by virtue of threatening to prosecute in exchange for quid pro quo actions; i.e., backing off the Obama eligibility investigation.

Of course, just like Gore when he was caught campaigning from his VP office, the response would be “there is no controlling legal authority”. Perhaps Joe could bring charges of extortion in State court?!


14 posted on 01/12/2012 4:23:41 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Thank you for the source document that explains a lot of what is happening. Everyone should take the time to read it.

Yes. Ditto on the Banana Republic.
15 posted on 01/12/2012 4:44:24 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Tigen

Thanks for posting the article. It was by far the most positive and encouraging (to a conservative) article I’ve seen today. Nearly everything else had to do with political in-fighting.


16 posted on 01/12/2012 5:32:46 PM PST by ngat
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To: Aevery_Freeman
Why can't we have him as a Presidential candidate?

If he's going to do anything other than be the Maricopa cty sheriff I would rather he gave seminars across the country on how to be a county sheriff.

17 posted on 01/12/2012 5:58:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Mentorship would be a good thing.


18 posted on 01/12/2012 6:30:26 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
Yep, a hundred clones of Sheriff Joe all over the country would go a long way towards putting the FedMob in its place.

Here is another good sheriff who is doing the education thing...

Oath Keeper Sheriff Richard Mack

19 posted on 01/12/2012 6:53:38 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
It's been about 25 years since the DOJ roasted some citizens. They’re just itch’n for another brawl.
20 posted on 01/13/2012 4:40:24 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: Tigen
It's all about butch slapping a white man with a badge during an election year.

The racist communist base eats it up. It's Obamas red meat.

21 posted on 01/13/2012 4:49:05 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: Red Steel
"Whatya going to do Holder/Obama?"

Reach for the sky, varmint!

22 posted on 01/13/2012 4:49:19 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama" Eligibility: Don't let 'em (continue to) get away with it.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

“Reach for the sky, varmint!”

Okay, that was an html fail. Back to bootcamp! :(


23 posted on 01/13/2012 4:50:46 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama" Eligibility: Don't let 'em (continue to) get away with it.)
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To: Tigen
Clearly, it's time for Congress to step and put Holder and his thugs under oath on this. He is now harassing law enforcement officials in a state where he has distributed AK47’s to Mexican drug lords.

This is going to far.

Mr. Issa, where are you???

24 posted on 01/13/2012 5:04:11 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: Tigen

“Without providing such information, the DOJ expects us to proceed in a vacuum and institute requested changes blindly, without considering the facts upon which the DOJ bases its findings.”

Yep, this amounts to “Heel, dog. Do not question your master’s authority!” It’s the same attitude the administration exhibited towards the sheeple while ramming through the highly unpopular and unwanted Obamacare law. Arrogance is way too mild a term to describe this mentality.


25 posted on 01/13/2012 5:09:58 AM PST by DrC
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To: PA-RIVER
"This is going too far."

Read "Injustice" by J. Christian Adams. We went way beyond "too far" years ago. This is what you get when you "elect" lawlessness: lawlessness.

26 posted on 01/13/2012 5:43:05 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama" Eligibility: Don't let 'em (continue to) get away with it.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
There, fixed it for ya, FJ:


27 posted on 01/13/2012 12:24:31 PM PST by WildSnail (The US government now has more control over the people than the old Soviet Union ever dreamed of)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

“There, fixed it for ya, FJ:’

Thanks! Showoff. ;)

Would you mind terribly pm-ing me to let me know what I did wrong?


28 posted on 01/13/2012 6:22:29 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama" Eligibility: Don't let 'em (continue to) get away with it.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome; WildSnail
Wait, I think I got it.

Old Case Posse.

29 posted on 01/13/2012 8:03:33 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama" Eligibility: Don't let 'em (continue to) get away with it.)
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To: Tigen; LachlanMinnesota; SunTzuWu; nascarnation; SandRat; Aevery_Freeman; Red Steel; Flycatcher; ...
Related CRITICAL URGENT NOTICE FROM SHERIFF MACK
30 posted on 01/14/2012 9:16:01 AM PST by GregNH (One Pissed Off Natural Born Citizen OPONBC)
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