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Leahy wants investigation into Arizona sheriff’s tactics
The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jerry Seper

Posted on 05/15/2012 3:59:42 PM PDT by jazusamo

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee wants Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to find out if taxpayer dollars received by Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office through a federal grant program were used by his deputies to illegally detain Hispanics whom the government alleges were the victims of racial profiling.

If so, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, wants the Justice Department to consider ways of getting the money back - a total that could exceed $25 million.

“I urge the department to take all appropriate steps to determine whether taxpayer dollars - have been used in connection with the detention of individuals whose civil rights have been violated,” wrote Mr. Leahy in a letter Tuesday to Mr. Holder. “If so, I urge you to consider possible remedies including whether that funding can be recovered.”

Mr. Leahy said the Justice Department has estimated that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix has received more than $25 million dollars since 2000 under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) as reimbursement for the costs related to the detention of illegal immigrants.

Last week the Justice Department filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Arpaio alleging, among other things, that the sheriff and his deputies abused Hispanic inmates and engaged in ethnic profiling.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, charges discriminatory and unconstitutional law enforcement actions against Hispanics who are frequently stopped, detained and arrested on the basis of race, color or national origin; discriminatory jail practices against Hispanic inmates with limited English skills;...

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: District of Columbia; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: arizona; arpaio; districtofcolumbia; doj; holder; leakyleahy; sheriffjoe; vermont
Looks like mush mouth Leaky Leahy wants camera time like his cohort in crime Chucky Schumer. He'd do more for the country if he'd investigate Eric Holder and his boss for corruption and wasting taxpayer dollars.
1 posted on 05/15/2012 3:59:47 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Leahy is playing with fire here. It’s conceivable he, himself, could be tried for genocide in the aftermath of the Viet Nam War.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 4:03:34 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jazusamo

But....were they illegals or not? If so, no problem. Good police tactics.


3 posted on 05/15/2012 4:11:12 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: jazusamo

You defy the Democrat Party, they’ll bring the weight of the federal government down on you.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 4:11:42 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou
The RATS are definitely doing that. There's no one I'd rather see standing up to them than Sheriff Arpaio, he'll take the fight to them.
5 posted on 05/15/2012 4:15:39 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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6 posted on 05/15/2012 4:19:11 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Why doesn’t this ancient left-winger have a heart attack?


7 posted on 05/15/2012 4:23:31 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: jazusamo
Leahy is nothing but a stumbling, slimy drunkard, who should be spending his days in alcohol rehab, vice the Senate, where he is trying to bring down the country. Remember during the amnesty hearings on C-Span a few years ago when he got up to speak and we could only understand only 3 or 4 of every 5 words, while swaying back and forth from side to side and to and fro? Then, it showed him walking up to Trent Lott and almost knocking him down by misjudging the distance and running right into him.

He's the perfect example of a cheap drunk in a cheap suit.

8 posted on 05/15/2012 4:30:30 PM PDT by jmax (Ahhhh...life is so frigging good in the obama nation.)
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To: muawiyah
Problem is, the JD hasn't given Joe any evidence of wrongdoing on his part and apparently doesn't have any. And that is after 4-6 rigorous investigations.

Joe knows the game. He was on local TV last night and challenged the JD to play their cards.

Shud be fun!

9 posted on 05/15/2012 4:31:08 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat
......come January 21st Leahy and his fellow travelers will all be either retired or the minority, so have fun for now.
10 posted on 05/15/2012 4:35:02 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: jazusamo

Leaky Leahy needs to be investigated, indicted, tried and imprisoned.


11 posted on 05/15/2012 4:37:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: jmax

You hit the nail on the head.


12 posted on 05/15/2012 4:38:53 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
This criminal old fart is all for the illegals he wants them to be able to collect social security and the whole nine yards..Holder and Obams have turned this over to this old fart so they can stand back and not be blamed for harassing Joe Arpaios..This group of communist need to be stopped..
13 posted on 05/15/2012 4:49:31 PM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: jazusamo

Leahey noboby cares about your warped socialist democrat views anymore. It’s all over for you and Withholder after the elections. Withholder may see jailtime. You can’t be far behind.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 4:53:10 PM PDT by spawn44
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To: jazusamo

This is absurd.

He wants Joe investigated because he’s using federal money for the purpose it was intended for?

Good grief.


15 posted on 05/15/2012 4:55:10 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: jazusamo
Sheriff Joe doesn't intimidate; doesn't roll over and play dead or quake in fear. Holder, Leahy and their buds have picked the wrong guy to mess with.
16 posted on 05/15/2012 5:00:12 PM PDT by JPG (tagline is in the shop)
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To: jazusamo

Is that old goat still around?


17 posted on 05/15/2012 5:36:00 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: popdonnelly

You gotta have a heart before you can have an attack.


18 posted on 05/15/2012 5:36:44 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: jazusamo

...don’t forget the other media whores...McNasty and Lindsay Light-Loafers


19 posted on 05/15/2012 5:42:11 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: pointsal
Yep, the four of them deserve each and should retire.

They could appear as regulars on Chrissy Matthews’ lie fest.

20 posted on 05/15/2012 5:52:08 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Why would this senator from Vermont have anything to do with a sheriff in Arizona? You’d think the senators from Arizona would have something to say about a Vermont senator sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong. You’d think their senior senator in particular would have something to say about this intrusion into their state’s business.

Oh wait, never mind. John McCain is busy reaching across the aisle.


21 posted on 05/15/2012 9:08:53 PM PDT by Waryone
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