Skip to comments.Judge rules against Arizona sheriff in racial profiling suit
Posted on 05/24/2013 4:34:30 PM PDT by South40
PHOENIX (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday found hardline Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio had violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in his crackdown on illegal immigration, and ordered him to stop using race as a factor in law enforcement decisions.
The ruling against the Maricopa County sheriff came in response to a class-action lawsuit brought by Hispanic drivers that tested whether police can target illegal immigrants without racially profiling Hispanic citizens and legal residents.
U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow ruled that the sheriff's policies violated the drivers' constitutional rights and ordered his office to cease using race or ancestry as a grounds to stop, detain or hold occupants of vehicles - some of them in crime sweeps dubbed "saturation patrols."
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At a quick read “...ICE has since revoked the MCSOs 287(g) authority...” seems to be the heart of it.
County probably can’t afford to appeal... it looks like Obama and Holder “got” him.
Well put- and faster too!
Zippy and Holder claim to be using “discretion” in deciding what to prosecute. Should be good enough for Sheriff Joe, too.
Obama’s IRS profiles Conservatives, proving that Profiling is the Law of the Land.
He comes from a political dynasty that's relied on Big Government for generations. Maybe he appointed a pro illegal alien, hispandering person in his own image.
They can target anyone they want as long as they aren't illegal aliens, Hispanics, sexual deviants, or Democrats. Sorry if some of those groups overlap.
Gee, I guess all those crime-perpetrating Arizona Amish are safe now from Arpaio’s “profiling”.
Since the majority of criminals in Arizona are Hispanic, I think the situation is way beyond “profiling”. It is the equivalent of spitting in the room at Bill Ayer’s house where Obama got the nod for an Illinois Senate run, and NOT hitting a communist. Wasn’t going to happen.
Meanwhile, all the Amish in the world are heading for Arizona where they will be safe from Arpaio and the law.
Sheriff Joe another pet project of Obama and Holder, something Pelosi said , just pull things out thin air
Lets see.....the majority of ILLEGALS are from Mexico and are HISPANIC.
And just like with the majority of terrorists being Muslim....you’re pretty freakin stupid if you DON’T racial profile. It’s common sense.
But of course, Arpaio is going after Obama for being an ILLEGAL MUSLIM himself, so go figure the Feds on the left are trying to discredit him.
Considering all the recent revelations that the Obama regime unfairly targets the Tea party, religious, the AP and FOX news reporters, this could be an opportunity to make the case that the lawsuit against Arpaio may be retaliation by the Obama DOJ for Arpaios Cold Case Posse criminal investigation that proves Obamas birth certificate posted at the White House web site is an indisputable fake.
Strike while the iron is hot folks. Wherever this Arpaio story is posted, refer readers to ORYR or your own favorite videos and websites that show Obama is a fraud.
What race are Hispanics?
Never heard of him. I’m convinced some of these judges do crap like this just to make a name for themselves and become darlings of the left. Better that than nobody’s darling, I guess. Who knows, maybe someday it’ll turn into a SCOTUS appointment for him. Got whore written all over him.
The #1 factor in a District level nomination is the recommendation of the senior Senator of that district.
The #2 factor is the recommendation of the junior Senator.
#3 is the opinion of the President...
I wonder if a jury trial would have had a different finding? Sheriff always seems to have plenty of supporters.
(shrug) How about a state criminal offense?
Did AZ argue that they were racial profiling and that its constitutional??
Did AZ argue that they were racial profiling and that its constitutional??
The judge, Murray Snow is a Mormon lackey who did his missionary 2 years in Latin America and speaks fluent Spanish. The LDS is 100% behind amnesty, and was also behind the recall and defeat of DB1070 author Russell Pearce 2 years ago. Snow’s ruling was a disgusting display of reverse racism - giving special immunity from prosecution for so-called “Latinos”, which is a non-existent term.
I’ve seen two with white females. I don’t recall any with a black, Hispanic, etc. driver.
The state tried. It is being told it cannot make immigration a state crime.
The fact that GW turned on the Swift Boat Vets confused me but later when he let RINO Mack and Dem Breaux squander Tax Reform, I knew then that Bush was completely controlled by his father and his liberal wife.
The Bush family is part of the NWO and the US Aristocracy. They have deep ties to the CIA and all the international trade and off book banking (private placement) controlled therefrom. They are world citizens first, Americans second; same as Obama.
Well, I agree with you.
I find it even more amazing that if you decide to turn off before the check point, then that is grounds for pulling you over. Couldn’t your decision to turn around simply be to avoid the delay?
Not in a police state.
(Note I have never been ticketed at a check point. Just harassed. Cops have trouble with lap belts w/o shoulder harnesses in a 1975 van. It usually takes a sergeant to tell them it’s okay. They also profile motorcyclists. If it’s just a seat belt check and let cars go through slowly, they always stop me to check my papers.)
Joe can use his “sweeps” resources to go after ID fraud Identity theft ALL DAY LONG. This is where the action is. Since you are going after illegal hiring and the buisinesses will be the “target”...great legal firewall.Let them drive and focus on this instead. Double the sweeps in this area. THIS MAKES THEM NUTS as it racks up felonies and if the traitors pass amnesty they can’t be included.
I Live in Southern CA. A few weeks ago my Boss’s 8 Month Pregnant Daughter was rear ended by a “suspected” Illegal Alien.
With her in the Car were her 3 year old daughter and her Mother, my Boss’s Wife. His Wife ended up with a Concussion and is being tested for other Neurological problems.
Let’s see. The guy had no Driver’s License, he was driving a borrowed Car and could not show any proof of Insurance.
The Police let him walk away after interviewing him.
Welcome to America, where the Government targets U.S. Citizens and treats Illegal Invaders like a Protected Class.
Sure seems like it.
Ultimately, I agree. It’s sad really, but none the less true.
Here’s a family that should be thankful for all that the U. S. had to offer, and instead of protecting it for future generations, they went the globalist route.
It’s really an American tragedy.
I’ve never been ticketed in one either. That doesn’t stop the ‘Papers please’.
Feels like check-point Charlie.
Snow was nominated by President George W. Bush
What a shock!
Sheriff Joe has given us more reasons for us to trust him than any judge who was once a lawyer. Most judges at the state level are already politically corrupt. “Good judges stay bought” so we know what that means when they rise to “higher” offices and rule FOR the government.
Yep. I love Sheriff Joe.
I have no doubt whatsoever that this ruling came from a corrupt statist judge.
And were I the Sheriff, I’d be very tempted to do just as Obama has done and see what exactly this judge would be willing to do to actually enforce his ruling, because if a court does nothing to enforce its rulings, why obey them? As Obama has shown.
Of course, I expect this judge would go to the ends of the earth to enforce his ruling, whereas those courts that have had their ruling defied by Obama just kind of do nothing.
Puh-leaze! Bush knew exactly was he was doing. He and his entire family are hard core Globalists that have done everything in their power to undermine our Constitutional Republic and the future of this nation. If Bush could have gotten away with it he would have rounded up every Third-world illiterate he could find south of the border and ship them up here by cattle car.
This naivety among conservatives is downright dangerous and is the reason our country is in so much peril.
Ya think judges are afraid of IRS audits now?
That’s okay. I’m closer to your view than you think. There are still a lot of closet Bush supporters here. It’s not going to change their mind to get hit over the head with it, but mentioning it in a more non confrontational tone will wake them up so they won’t go all-in again for another globalist. At least I would hope not.
I regard the flooding of this nation with third worlders, to be the globalist tell. And so when I see our fair haired favorites going squishy on this one issue, it tells me volumes.
Folks must wake up and smell the stink-weeds when it comes to certain fair-haired favorites, political idols.
It was already like that a century ago, once the robber barons’ economic conspiracies had outrun the law, and then bought up the law on the quiet so as to become the law. Government schooling **as we know it today** is a product of all that.
You know, when I was a kid I went to public schools for a few years. Back then they were truly healthy environments. They taught patriotism, good types of civics lessons, history, math..., they worked to turn out really great citizens. And I don’t mean the hoodwinked propagandized kind either.
Today these schools are cesspools. It’s a national disgrace.
Our federal government shouldn’t be involved, and for damn sure UNESCO shouldn’t be. UNESCO is the instigator of a lot of this subterfuge.
Have Federales investigators located the guy who mailed Sheriff Joe a bomb the week before the Boston bombing attack and 2 weeks before the “ricin letters” that we heard about?
Guess that was another “local crime story” that the MSM doesn’t cover.
Sheriff needs to pull the judge over and arrest him and put him in jail with a bunch of these thugs and let them gang rape his liberal tail a few times and he will see what he is allowing into the country.
The ruling by this "judge" is just insane.
Sheriff Joe should use crime statistics to pick locations for the pullovers and then no judge could find him discriminatory.
The several states have rights and laws that are enforceable as well do they not?
State laws do not have to pass the same federal muster because they are state specific. If there are laws on the books in AZ that make it a crime to be undeclared (no proof of citizenship), then enforce them accordingly. Anyone who is here legitimately generally has either a valid state issued ID, insurance, visa, green card, etc... If people can’t handle following the laws of whatever state they’re in as a visitor, then they make themselves targets.
There are any number of ways to deal with this insipid ruling while still accomplishing the same goal of booting illegal alien invaders out of AZ should Arpaio decide to do so.
BTW... I’m pretty sure Arpaio is intelligent enough to figure this out on his own.
“If there are laws on the books in AZ that make it a crime to be undeclared (no proof of citizenship), then enforce them accordingly.”
That would be SB1070 (http://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/11-182#writing-11-182_OPINION_3), passed to make it a state crime to be here illegally. The Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.
Personally, I think Arizona has every right to decide who is allowed in Arizona. I would be willing to trade higher immigration from Mexico in exchange for keeping Californians and anyone from the NE US out!
There are a ton of other state laws to enforce. Also, tell the Feds to enforce their ruling - what are they going to do, invade AZ?
I knew about that ruling, but I was being a bit tongue in cheek in my initial response.
Its Duck season. No, its Rabbit season.
All three branches of the Federal Government are hell-bent on starting another civil war.
If he's violating the 14th Amendment, yes.