Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe Fights Back: Appealing Court Ruling Barring Arrest of Hispanic Illegal Aliens
Posted on 01/19/2012 5:50:35 AM PST by montag813
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is appealing a federal judge's ruling that prohibited his deputies from detaining people under Arizona's immigrant smuggling law based solely on the suspicion that they're in the country illegally.
Arpaio's lawyers told U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in a filing that they will appeal the judge's preposterous Dec. 23 ruling in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU alleging that the sheriff's deputies racially profiled Latinos in immigration patrols.
The ruling - like the Department of Justice's recent accusations of racial profiling - was based almost entirely upon "testimony" of foreign nationals in the U.S. illegally, who insist they were doing nothing else wrong when they were stopped by one of Arpaio's deputies and asked their immigration status.
Based on this flimsy racial premise, Snow has effectively handcuffed a Sheriff's office that apprehends a remarkable 25% of all criminal illegal aliens in the U.S. every year.
Incredibly, in the same ruling, Snow also expanded the scope of a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office (MCSO) to include every Hispanic driver and passenger who has been stopped, detained, questioned or searched by MCSO deputies since January 2007 - potentially tens of thousands of individuals!
As if it was not bad enough for a sitting Federal judge to brazenly undermine the rule of law and put the public - in Arizona and beyond - at increased risk, Snow also awarded ACLU attorneys a staggering $90,000 in legal fees.
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I think Frontier justice needs to pay a visit to Judge Snow. He should be stripped of his citizenship and deported.
someone needs to handcuff the D!MN judge and toss him in Joe’s jail !!!!!! Bet he changes his mind real quick like then.
STAND WITH SHERRIF JOE !
Give em hell Joe.
The ACLU had no standing in a case against the Sheriff and his department that were following STATE LAW.
And the judge should have ruled that way.
The lawsuit, even though ridiculous, should have been against the State.
Judges do not have card-Blanche to change existing law, but only have the authority to rule whether the law is Unconstitutional or not.
If deemed unconstitutional, then it must be returned to the State legislature to be either changed, affirmed or abandoned.
When are these legislatures going to rise up and start impeaching these tyrants?
(I know. It’s a rhetorical question.)
Isn’t Sherriff Joe supposed to make some kind of birth certificate or citizen announcement in February ?
Stay after them, Sheriff.
” - - - someone needs to handcuff the D!MN judge and toss him in Joes jail !!!!!! Bet he changes his mind real quick like then.”
Judges never change their minds,- - - they just get older. And like an old judge, they just fade away - - . Leaving their wrecked jurisdiction behind them - - - .
BTW, hope da’ judge doesn’t like wearing pink undies!
Good solid law abiding efforts by public servants like Joe all come to an end when “appeals” begin. They own the course of the courts.
He is just doing the work that the feds don't want to do.
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