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Civil rights lawsuit filed against Ariz. sheriff
Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | JACQUES BILLEAUD

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arpaio; joearpaio; naturalborncitizen; sheriff; sheriffjoe

1 posted on 05/10/2012 10:16:45 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit marked an escalation

"Marked" for court dismissal because of frivolity.

2 posted on 05/10/2012 10:22:31 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Noumenon; Travis McGee; Squantos; wardaddy; Eaker; Lurker; soundbits; ...
Eric Holder wants to deflect attention away from himself, and he surely wants to try and silence Sheriff Joe.

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.

3 posted on 05/10/2012 10:25:48 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (wwwOh ...now I see..dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
to be decided by a federal judge...


4 posted on 05/10/2012 10:28:54 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Jeff Head

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.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 10:31:36 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Time to tell Holder to go to hell. Arizona will be the first State to tell the feds if the case is upheld you enter our State you will be arrested.
6 posted on 05/10/2012 10:32:31 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Forgot to mention civil war is about to erupt.
7 posted on 05/10/2012 10:33:57 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What an evil bigot. Everyone knows that Icelanders are the most common people trying to sneak into the US from Mexico.


8 posted on 05/10/2012 10:34:29 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Deb

From your keyboard to God’s ears, Deb. I hope and pray that is the case.


9 posted on 05/10/2012 10:37:31 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (wwwOh ...now I see..dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder what discovery Sheriff Joe would be entitled to if this does move forward? Not that this DoJ would comply, anyway.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 10:41:40 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: pabianice
Yeah! They sneak in with the intent to board and hijack our airliners.

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!

11 posted on 05/10/2012 10:43:49 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Jeff Head

Me too.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 10:47:11 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
OBAMA HASN'T FIRED HOLDER. I GUESS HE APPROVES.
13 posted on 05/10/2012 10:58:34 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does anyone know the rights of the state with this kind of situation? What can the state do about this witch hunt?


14 posted on 05/10/2012 10:58:48 AM PDT by Getsmart64
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To: Getsmart64

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.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 11:04:54 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Jeff Head

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.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 11:07:37 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Logical me

>> you enter our State you will be arrested<<

Psst...they are already there.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 11:09:06 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: pabianice

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.


18 posted on 05/10/2012 11:21:43 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Profiling” used to be call good police work.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 11:22:27 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 11:23:35 AM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: Deb; All

“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.”

As well they should be. I’m surprised Holder fell for the trap. Now Joe will get national airtime for his investigation into Obama : )


21 posted on 05/10/2012 11:50:24 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: Jeff Head

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.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 1:37:08 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Jeff Head

Sheriff Joe needs to start deputising more of his supporters.

I would love to see several thousand deputies standing between Holder and Joe.


23 posted on 05/10/2012 1:58:15 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


24 posted on 05/10/2012 2:10:33 PM PDT by South40
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Holder will end up in one Sheriff Joe’s pink jumpsuits.


25 posted on 05/11/2012 12:38:34 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

The irony : )


26 posted on 05/11/2012 12:53:39 PM 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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