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Government plans to sue Arizona sheriff for targeting Latinos
Reuters ^ | 03 April 2012 | Jeremy Pelofsky

Posted on 04/04/2012 12:01:55 AM PDT by jda

The Obama administration on Tuesday said it was preparing to sue Arizona county sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department for violating civil rights laws by improperly targeting Latinos in a bid to crack down on illegal immigrants.

The sheriff's high-profile crackdown on illegal immigrants has helped thrust the issue onto the national political stage with some states passing tough new laws aimed at pushing out those in the country illegally.

The administration's Justice Department and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office have been in settlement talks for months over allegations that officers regularly made unlawful stops and arrests of Latinos, used excessive force against them and failed to adequately protect the Hispanic community.

Those negotiations have broken down because of a fight over the Justice Department's demand that an independent monitor be appointed by a federal court to oversee compliance with the settlement, which has now reached 128 pages in draft form, according to the Obama administration.

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The Justice Department in a December report outlined numerous alleged civil rights violations, including that Latino drivers were four to nine times more likely to be stopped than non-Latinos by Arpaio's force.

The sheriff has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing and lashed out at the Obama administration for targeting his department and failing to deal with the problem of illegal immigration with some 11.5 million believed to be in the United States.

In a strongly worded statement on Tuesday, Arpaio said the appointment of a monitor would force him to abdicate responsibility for his police force, including decisions about policies, operations, jail programs and enforcement.

"To the Obama administration, who is attempting to strong arm me into submission only for its political gain, I say: This will not happen, not on my watch!" Arpaio said in the statement.

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(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; arpaio; profiling
The Obama administration on Tuesday said it was preparing to sue Arizona county sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department for violating civil rights laws by improperly targeting Latinos in a bid to crack down on illegal immigrants.

Someone please help me here - I only have a public education! IF most of the illegal immigrants are coming from Mexico, and IF you really wanted to "crack down on illegal immigrants", wouldn't you target Latinos, as opposed to, say, Canadians, or Europeans, or Asians, or Africans???

1 posted on 04/04/2012 12:01:58 AM PDT by jda
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To: jda

Yup. Sue a lawman for enforcing the law.

Makes an Obama kinda sense.

With this utter assclown in the White House, America really is in the crapper and circling the chute.


2 posted on 04/04/2012 12:07:37 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: jda

Obama and his administration is something out of a very bad fascist movie. Good news—it ends with the good prevailing.


3 posted on 04/04/2012 12:14:59 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: jda

Meanwhile...

President Obama’s ILLEGAL uncle has reportedly been granted a hardship driver’s license by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles just a week after he lost the right to drive for 45 days in a deal in a drunken driving case.


4 posted on 04/04/2012 12:19:19 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: jda

Isn’t the Obama administration targeting a white-latino?


5 posted on 04/04/2012 12:30:20 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: jda

I hope sheriff Joe has:

1. Detected and turned over plenty of non-Mex. illegals to ICE.

2. Kept track of same.

We have illegal alien invaders here from every country on Earth, with many of them being enemy agents intent on doing us harm.

Start deporting the illegal Russians, Irish, Canadians, Africans, Chinese, etc. too!


6 posted on 04/04/2012 12:44:19 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: jda
I think I'm going to have a dream where the SCOTUS strikes down 0bamacare in its ENTIRETY (with reprimand to Congress for abuse of power under the Constitution), then upholds Sheriff Arpaio's appeal of the DOJ and 'warns' 0bama and Holder over abuse of power and harassment in retaliation for Arpaio's 'eligibility investigation' of 0bama leading up to the election.

I can only hope the sheep I'll be counting aren't people.

7 posted on 04/04/2012 12:48:32 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Loyal Sedition

Arpaio would STILL be harassed by the 0bama regime even if he moved to a Canadian border state. They’re retaliating against Arpaio because he’s getting to close to the truth with his ‘eligibility investigation’ of 0bama.


8 posted on 04/04/2012 12:54:03 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: jda
OBAMA SUES AMERICA
GET A CLUE, VOTERS.

9 posted on 04/04/2012 1:01:28 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: jda

What they are really trying to do is silence Arpaio on the Birth Certificate and the Selective Service Registration Card.

Have they ever mentioned the card? I don’t recall it but haven’t seen everything on it.

Have they mentioned the card since the Cold Case Posse gave their results?


10 posted on 04/04/2012 1:09:13 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kcvl
just a week after he lost the right to drive for 45 days in a deal in a drunken driving case

He will eventually kill someone. Then we can see obama dance some more.

11 posted on 04/04/2012 1:48:00 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: jda

Notice the article doesn’t mention the investigation by Arpao into Obama’s eligibility. You don’t think that a small part in this?

I said earlier today that I feel like I am living in pre WW2 Germany and feel helpless about it.


12 posted on 04/04/2012 2:58:33 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Loyal Sedition

yep, duh bozzo is hitting back at him for the birth certificate stuff, when a president is so vile that they attack citizens for their beliefs and are not held accountable we have a communist country..

We will be lucky to get rid of this POS...


13 posted on 04/04/2012 3:10:15 AM PDT by aces
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To: Right Wing Assault

I think he’s been doing that already..


14 posted on 04/04/2012 3:11:41 AM PDT by aces
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To: GOP Poet
...it ends with the good prevailing.

...in the movies...maybe. But what if it's a very long movie?

15 posted on 04/04/2012 3:25:27 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: jda

Amen & Amen! Right on target!

The lawyers (politicians) have been making so many laws they have to sue one another as: “My law is better than your law!”

Madness! Just more madness! Nebuchadnezzar madness! (Daniel 4:28-37)


16 posted on 04/04/2012 3:31:32 AM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: kcvl
President Obama’s ILLEGAL uncle has reportedly been granted a hardship driver’s license by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles just a week after he lost the right to drive for 45 days in a deal in a drunken driving case.

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True , but he can only drive to the liquor store (where he works).


17 posted on 04/04/2012 3:54:06 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: jda

Arpaio needs to start releasing crime and accident scene photos when illegals murder American citizens and when American citizens are killed in road accidents caused by illegals.

Expand that concept to include career citizen criminals who are repeat offenders and let the world and America see what they and illegals do to innocent citizens.

Release the death scenes in all their graphic horror and publish the front and center.

Let’s see what Obama’s bloodthirsty racist monsters do then.

Their whole greedy, powermad system relies on ruthless, totalitarian censorship and lies.

Show the horrific truth of what they are not only enabling, but openly encouraging.

Afraid?


18 posted on 04/04/2012 4:02:40 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Neidermeyer

Let me get this straight. The same office that conducted Project Gunrunner wants to punish Sheriff Arpaio for upholding the law? Amazing!


19 posted on 04/04/2012 4:03:16 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: autumnraine

“I said earlier today that I feel like I am living in pre WW2 Germany and feel helpless about it.”

We are living in such a place. But we are not helpless about it. Unlike the Germans of the 1930s, we can — and will — fight back. And November 6, 2012 is just one of the battles.


20 posted on 04/04/2012 4:07:00 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: jda

Oh, I get it! Being a “minority” makes you immune from Federal law. Thank you, Eric Holder, for explaining that.


21 posted on 04/04/2012 4:11:11 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: jda

It’s obvious that Obama isn’t eligible and if we can’t throw him out of power over something this big and blatant then we are done as a nation. We are pretty much at a point that elections will change nothing. We are choosing from liberals and anti-American liberals these days. We need a total reset and I don’t see how that’s plausible.


22 posted on 04/04/2012 4:20:51 AM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior
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To: jda

Only Siberian Eskimos are to be targeted by immigration authorities in AZ............


23 posted on 04/04/2012 4:27:40 AM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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24 posted on 04/04/2012 4:31:05 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: jda

I’m sure this has NOTHTING to do with the birth cert issue.


25 posted on 04/04/2012 4:44:47 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: jda

As long as it takes these days to get a court date in federal court, this suit probably will never see the light of day under either Holder or Obama.


26 posted on 04/04/2012 4:54:02 AM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: autumnraine

“I said earlier today that I feel like I am living in pre WW2 Germany and feel helpless about it.”


WOW, that sums it up perfectly. You nailed it!


27 posted on 04/04/2012 5:31:31 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Loyal Sedition
I hope sheriff Joe has:
1. Detected and turned over plenty of non-Mex. illegals to ICE.

How is he going to do that when all the illegals are Mexican?

Living about 45 miles from the largest US-Mex. border, I can tell you we don't see Asian illegals! Maybe he needs to look for some Swedish illegals?

Did you ever consider it's the illegals from Mexico that are breaking the laws that get them pulled over in the first place? My experience (from sharing the freeways with them): their vehicles alone break the law.

28 posted on 04/04/2012 6:01:21 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: jda
Someone please help me here - I only have a public education! IF most of the illegal immigrants are coming from Mexico, and IF you really wanted to "crack down on illegal immigrants", wouldn't you target Latinos, as opposed to, say, Canadians, or Europeans, or Asians, or Africans???

In a place like NYC you get a more diverse mix of illegals such as Mulsims, Indians, Chinese, etc
But Arizona? Illegal aliens there are just about always Mexicans and other Hispanics.

This is just the usual BS from the third world saboteurs Holder and Obama

29 posted on 04/04/2012 6:06:47 AM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: jda

The Deputies and Posse members do not target people by their race. That is known as “racial profiling,” and it’s illegal. Most of the traffic stops during enforcement patrols are due to driving infractions or equipment violations. If people would obey traffic laws and keep their vehicles street-legal, there would be no Probable Cause to pull them over. Because illegal aliens won’t do these things, they make the highways and city streets a target-rich environment, and they have no one to blame but themselves.


30 posted on 04/04/2012 7:12:21 AM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

” They’re retaliating against Arpaio because he’s getting to close to the truth with his ‘eligibility investigation’ of 0bama.”

That’s all this is about.


31 posted on 04/04/2012 8:41:27 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Travis McGee

” I’m sure this has NOTHTING to do with the birth cert issue.”

Anyone who read the recent biography on Joe knows he won’t relent. The Obammunist has a problem.


32 posted on 04/04/2012 8:44:49 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: CAluvdubya

I can guarantee you, there are PLENTY of “OTM’s” in the area!

The Mex get detected most easily as they refuse to make any effort at assimilation.

Illegals from other parts of the world either try to blend in, or rarely leave their ethnic enclaves. (”Chinatown”, “Little Havana”, Dearborn, etc.)

Sheriff Joe needs to bust a bunch of OTM’s if he has not already done so.


33 posted on 04/04/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Loyal Sedition
You do have a point about not blending in.....we see old pick ups piled high with old mattresses. They drive under the speed limit on the freeways.

I don't think Arpaio needs to do anything other than what he is already doing...executing the law as written. Obama is out to shut him up so will find fault with anything the sheriff does.

34 posted on 04/04/2012 11:27:43 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: TheOldLady


35 posted on 04/04/2012 6:37:42 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: greenhornet68
Gunrunner was a successful program under the Bush administration to tag and track guns in Mexico. None of the guns was lost, and investigations and arrests were made.

Gunwalker was a perversion by the zer0 administration of Gunrunner. The requirement for tag and track was dropped, and thousands of guns were sold into Mexico, where they were used to kill hundreds of Mexican citizens, Border Patrol Agent Bryan Terry, and US Special Agent Jaime Zapata. Fast and Furious was Gunwalker on steroids, and it was an obvious ruse to attack the 2nd Amendment rights of American citizens by claiming that the gun dealers the government forced to sell weapons to Mexican buyers require more regulation and confiscation of their stock to prevent "gun violence" that our very government caused in the first place.

It is a most illegal and disgusting situation, and everyone involved should be prosecuted and hanged as mass murderers if convicted, up to and including zer0.
36 posted on 04/05/2012 5:49:18 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: bcsco

Thank you for this and all the pings, dear.


37 posted on 04/05/2012 5:52:13 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: jda

I live near Tucson. I drive the roads daily, and I have no idea if someone is Hispanic when looking from the rear - where most cops are when they decide to pull someone over.

So just HOW does a cop ‘target’ Hispanics to pull over?

Excepting, of course, the pick-ups piled 10 feet high with stuff, which are driven by Mexicans most of the time - and that are illegal for ANYONE to drive.


38 posted on 04/05/2012 8:17:32 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: TheOldLady

You are quite welcome.


39 posted on 04/05/2012 8:38:15 AM PDT by bcsco
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