Skip to comments.Civil rights lawsuit filed against Ariz. sheriff
Posted on 05/10/2012 10:16:44 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
PHOENIX (AP) -- Federal authorities sued America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff Thursday after months of negations failed to yield an agreement to settle allegations that his department racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols.
The U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit marked an escalation in the agency's civil rights investigation of Joe Arpaio and puts the dispute on track to be decided by a federal judge.
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"Marked" for court dismissal because of frivolity.
We may be headed for some tough decisions for all of us.
It is certainly not past the capacity of this President to cause civil strife to try and retain power. But I do not believe though that we should let Sheriff Joe go down.
They will try and use him as an example to silence all of us.
I bet if 20,000 citizens showed up to support him and stand between him and Holder's minions, it would make the difference. If Holder's people tried to get too rough on us, Joe's people would intervene and arrest them.
If Obama racheted it up a notch, I believe the Governor of Arizona would too.
I pray it does not come to that, but I learned at the Klamath Basin Water Crisis that this is the type of thing we have to be willing to do if we do not want truth and what is right bowled over.
Sheriff Joe won’t back down and will end up making a public mockery of Holder and his entire department. I predict that no action will be taken. They’re afraid of him.
What an evil bigot. Everyone knows that Icelanders are the most common people trying to sneak into the US from Mexico.
From your keyboard to God’s ears, Deb. I hope and pray that is the case.
I wonder what discovery Sheriff Joe would be entitled to if this does move forward? Not that this DoJ would comply, anyway.
This is one of those fights I'm looking forward to. You mess with the bull you get the horn. Sheriff Joe for head of Department of Justice!
Does anyone know the rights of the state with this kind of situation? What can the state do about this witch hunt?
I don’t know anything about the law, really, but I would bet that Holder is going to use the open case against Arpaio to avoid turning over documents to the Supreme Court in the case against the state of Arizona.
Arizona’s Gov. Jan Brewer needs to step up to the plate here and use the power of her office to support the Sheriff.
If she does not, she is part of the problem.
>> you enter our State you will be arrested<<
Psst...they are already there.
Everyone knows that Icelanders are the most common people trying to sneak into the US from Mexico.
But asking if one is from Iceland is profiling and
you’ll get charged, makes a lot of sense huh.
“Profiling” used to be call good police work.
Sheriff Joe is one of my heroes in life. This baseless lawsuit will quickly disappear, like every other baseless charge brought against AMERICA’S TOUGHEST SHERIFF...Go Sheriff Joe.
“Sheriff Joe wont back down and will end up making a public mockery of Holder and his entire department. I predict that no action will be taken. Theyre afraid of him.”
As well they should be. I’m surprised Holder fell for the trap. Now Joe will get national airtime for his investigation into Obama : )
I do believe that Joe did catch a few Chinese an pasty white blue eyed bosnians an Serbs on those patrols.
Holder is going to jail someday. He will go to jail.
Regardless he will be judged in the end for his sins.
Stay Safe Jeff.
Sheriff Joe needs to start deputising more of his supporters.
I would love to see several thousand deputies standing between Holder and Joe.
I would think this would convince any AZ voters who voted for Obama that made an enormous mistake. I doubt that is the case, but I would think that, anyway.
Holder will end up in one Sheriff Joe’s pink jumpsuits.
The irony : )