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AP Newsbreak: AZ sheriff played probe for laughs
CBS News ^ | April 22, 2012 | The Associated Press

Posted on 04/22/2012 11:44:11 AM PDT by mdittmar

PHOENIX — An audio recording has surfaced of an Arizona sheriff playing his refusal to cooperate in a racial profiling investigation for laughs at a fundraiser for an anti-illegal immigration group in Texas.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio displayed contempt toward federal authorities who at the time were — and are still — investigating him on two fronts.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arpaio; doj; ericholder; obama; sheriffjoe; sheriffjoearpaio
That's just "mean-spirited";)
1 posted on 04/22/2012 11:44:18 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
"...Arpaio displayed contempt toward federal authorities..."

Rightly so!

2 posted on 04/22/2012 11:45:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mdittmar

As Breitbart would say... “So?”


3 posted on 04/22/2012 11:46:53 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: mdittmar
I watched his news conference on the 'cold case posse' report. He made scornful pointed jokes about the ludicrous feds on tape and out loud. Nothing "surfaced," it was out there in public for all to see. The flunkies at CBS are so conspiratorial themselves it never occurred to them that the sheriff was not trying to sneak something by-- they were just too stupid to attend his speech.
4 posted on 04/22/2012 11:48:21 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mdittmar

Good on him! The feds persecution of Joe IS a joke.


5 posted on 04/22/2012 11:49:27 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mdittmar

SeeBS?


6 posted on 04/22/2012 11:49:54 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: mdittmar

I see nothing wrong with displaying contempt for contemptible government.


7 posted on 04/22/2012 11:50:29 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Lucky9teen

You beat me to it. Ditto.


8 posted on 04/22/2012 11:52:27 AM PDT by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: mdittmar

Laughing at the Fed’s now a federal crime for the right?


9 posted on 04/22/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: mdittmar
for laughs
10 posted on 04/22/2012 11:55:05 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (under construction)
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To: ColdOne

Apparently so. Getting scary what with Ted Nugent getting a visit for an innocuous non-threatening statement and a pastor who said Obama was taking the road of Hitler getting slapped with an IRS notice.

I would not put it past the current regime to go after an opponent that laughs for them on a contempt charge.


11 posted on 04/22/2012 12:02:44 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: mdittmar

I share his contempt


12 posted on 04/22/2012 12:12:11 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: mdittmar

This is just Joe. The last time I saw him, he was talking about lawsuits. He jokingly asked the deputy with him how many lawsuits he had currently pending against him. I think it was 741 or 742. LOL!


13 posted on 04/22/2012 12:14:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: mdittmar

It was a matter of time before the media harpies took aim at Sheriff Joe.


14 posted on 04/22/2012 12:24:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: mdittmar
Sheriff Joe Arpaio displayed contempt toward federal authorities

Contempt for the contemptible? How...appropriate.

Unlike Libs, who express contempt for anything & everything American.

15 posted on 04/22/2012 12:29:58 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: mdittmar

Maybe one of these great investigative reporters could use some of their skills on Fast & Furious or the fake Obama Birth Certificate....


16 posted on 04/22/2012 12:30:24 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: mdittmar
Sheriff Joe Arpaio displayed contempt toward federal authorities

Federal authorities display contempt for the American people and the constitution on a daily basis.
17 posted on 04/22/2012 12:31:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: skeeter
Don't think it's working anymore.

I'm an optimist.

18 posted on 04/22/2012 12:36:37 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: cripplecreek
And remember, Citizen... nobama and his asshat minions hate you, hate your family, hate your success, hate your happiness, hate your freedom, hate Free America, hate Americans, hate the Constitution and hate the Bill of Rights. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. nobama is the Destroyer . Everything nobama and his minions do is intentional. God help us all.
19 posted on 04/22/2012 12:52:14 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: mdittmar
"...Arpaio displayed contempt toward federal authorities..."

Joe will be reelected for as long as he wants to run. AZ does not take States Rights lightly.
20 posted on 04/22/2012 12:54:28 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: mdittmar

The Feds just hate it when people do not knuckle under and play their silly PC games....


21 posted on 04/22/2012 1:03:45 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: mdittmar

Should they ever have orders to attempt it, on whatever trumped-up charge, I’d hate to be the federal agent (or SWAT team) who came to arrest Sheriff Joe.

Would that be enough of a “spark” to set off the powder keg?


22 posted on 04/22/2012 1:17:48 PM PDT by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. — Robert Heinlein)
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To: mdittmar

Hello, that IS Sheriff Arpio. That’s how he gets elected.


23 posted on 04/22/2012 1:23:29 PM PDT by donna (Mitt? NEVER!)
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To: mdittmar
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio displayed contempt toward federal authorities who at the time were — and are still — investigating him on two fronts.

Who can blame him? They're a joke and their investigation is a political hatchet job.

24 posted on 04/22/2012 1:38:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: DNME

Should they ever have orders to attempt it, on whatever trumped-up charge, I’d hate to be the federal agent (or SWAT team) who came to arrest Sheriff Joe.
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If Joe calls up the Reserves, I’ll be there asap.


25 posted on 04/22/2012 2:05:40 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: hal ogen

The Mamelukes are in charge now and payback and retribution is their game.


26 posted on 04/22/2012 2:31:31 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: mdittmar

Sheriff Joe, like most folks in Arizona really ARE in contempt of the federal government.


27 posted on 04/22/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Paladin2

Anyone who does not have contempt for “federal authority” when it comes to domestic matters has no Constitutional spine.

After learning about the history of the present “Federal government of theses united states in my heart I honestly can’t help but feel anything but contempt for Washington.

An organization that at best ruled by the lawless passion of the mob while at worse is directed by a series of political oligarchs retaining power by simply paying off their supporters with money stolen from an ever shrinking minority of producers. Is no more deserving of reverence than it has the consent of the governed.

What tyrant has admiration for Washington D.C? What man has it within himself to admire such self-serving and lawless corruption?

I am sorry mister federal magistrate but I do in my heart feel contempt for your organization. I don’t think it is in the nature of my soul to feel otherwise about a government so devoid of the consent of the governed.


28 posted on 04/22/2012 6:37:09 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: mdittmar
Is it time to take matters concerning illegal immigration away from the federal government?

1. For instance, I am tired of hearing from judges and federal officials over and over that immigration is solely a federal job, while, at the same time, illegal immigrants are pouring across our borders in record numbers from all over the world non-stop.

2. For instance, states should have the power to screen persons as to their legal status when it comes to housing, jobs, elementary and high school education, welfare benefits, and voting rights.

3. If we don't do something soon, we will soon PASS THE POINT OF NO RETURN when these illegal immigrants will have so many in number and gain so much power that they will be able to pass laws that will make the borders wide open for anyone who wants to come here.

4. Again, I am so tired of hearing judges, Senators, Representatives, federal judges, and President Obama say that fighting illegal immigration is a federal government only duty, while, in the meantime, states like Arizona, Texas, and California turn more and more into illegal immigration dominated states.

5. NOTE: I have a relative in a Southern state who said this to me when I asked the relative why their small construction company hires Mexicans:

6. The relative said that they do so because the Mexicans show up every day while they never know when white workers are going to show up, especially if the weather is bad like it is raining.

7. When I asked the relative why not hire black laborers---living in a Southern state, there is a large pool of black workers---the relative mumbled something and did not answer the question.

I leave it up to you to figure out what the relative thinks of the work habits of black workers where he lives, if the relative is so critical of white laborers.

8. I'm sorry, but the POINT OF NO RETURN is rapidly approaching when illegal immigrants and their supporters will soon use their power to open our borders to anyone.

9. And it is not just a problem in traditional illegal immigrant states like Arizona, because as many of us know, the problem is now in non-traditional illegal immigration states like Southern states North Carolina and Georgia.

10. Sen. Rubio of Florida: What is this about his Dream Act? Has he lost his mind?

11. Such a Dream Act would send everyone across the world who is dreaming of coming to the United States this message: "If you can sneak across the border and survive for at least 5 years without breaking any major laws, your children will be granted amnesty and entitled to an American education."

So, if you can sneak across the border and not be caught, why not try it, because if the Rubio Dream Act passes, an illegal immigrant sneaking across the border will have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

And once an illegal immigrant is legally entitled to an education all the way up to college, it would be a sad thing to send him back to his country of origin, according to the Rubio Dream Act argument, so the best thing to do would be to let him stay in the United States and let him work his way to citizenship.

And once he becomes a citizen, he can then petition the court to bring all his relatives to this country.

And the vicious circle continues over and over.

12. Rubio seems like a good leader, but if in his distorted reasoning, he believes that this Dream Act is good for America, he is completely wrong.

13. So it is time to put pressure on Sen. Rubio to drop this Dream Act, because it is wrong for the United States.

14.ARIZONA SHERIFF: He and other law enforcement officials across the country should have the power to help control illegal immigration at the state level, because it is becoming obvious more more with each passing day that the problem is too big for the federal government to handle.

15. Do we need a Constitutional amendment to give more fighting power to states like Arizona who are being overwhelmed and suffocating with illegal immigration problems, or can Congress pass laws to give more power to the states before it will be too late to do anything about it, because illegal immigrants and their supporter will have too much power so that they will be able to stop any plans to control illegal immigration in the future?

16. For instance, if the police spot a van or truck with a lot of people in it, and the police suspect something is not right, they should be able to stop the vehicle and find out what is going on and check identification papers.

17. ANCHOR BABIES: Something has got to be done about these so-called anchor babies.

18. I recently read a story where a foreign national had a baby on a plane that was coming to the United States.

19. Obviously, the woman was waiting to the last minute to travel to the United States so that she could have her baby in the United States, because how many women would dare travel out of their country in the last few months of pregnancy unless their dream was to have their children born in the land of gold, the United States of America, where their children automatically become United States citizens at birth.

20. I can't blame the woman for trying to find a better life for her and her family, but this illegal immigration is out of control, and so we must try to do something to to try stop it before it is too late.

21. One of things we can do is take away some of the federal government's power over immigration.

22. We can then give the power back to the states so that people like the ARIZONA SHERIFF---who see the problem every day---can help control illegal immigration at the state level.

29 posted on 04/23/2012 2:53:32 AM PDT by john mirse
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