Skip to comments.Judge orders monitor to be appointed to oversee Arizona Sheriff Arpaio
Posted on 10/11/2013 9:51:56 PM PDT by Red Steel
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the appointment of an independent monitor and a community advisory board to ensure that an Arizona sheriff is complying with constitutional requirements after finding his office engages in racial profiling.
U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found in May that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office singled out Latinos and deputies unreasonably prolonged detentions.
It was the first finding by a court that the agency covering Arizona's most populous county engages in racial profiling after a small group of Latinos sued the Arpaio for violating their constitutional rights, saying they were being detained simply because of their race. ...
In his ruling Wednesday, Snow ordered that a monitor be appointed to oversee the agency's re-training of deputies and ensure the Sheriff's Office is complying with constitutional requirements. Snow also ordered the creation of a community advisory board aimed at helping restore the public's confidence, among other remedies.
"Today's order is really going to put some sunlight into the corners of the MCSO that have been such a problem in terms of people's civil rights. It's a great day," said Cecillia Wang, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who is representing the plaintiffs.
Arpaio's office had vehemently opposed the appointment of a monitor, arguing it would mean every one of his policy decisions would have to be cleared through the observer and would nullify his authority. ... "The monitor cannot tell us what to do or not to do," Casey said, referring to the monitor's role in the ruling as overseeing training and procedures, among other things.
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Sad. When someone that is complying with the constitution is prosecuted. To put a sheriff in a leg monitor is ludicrous. Hope to hell this poc judge visits Arizona in the near future and commits a traffic violation.
We all know how this is going to go down. They’ll appoint some Arpaio hating DemocRAT homosexual or an illegal alien drug cartel boss.
One step close to Civil War, IMO. The left keeps pushing and perhaps that’s what they want in their mad rush to consolidate power, but I really doubt the outcome will match their expectations.
Elected official replaced by federal fiat.
Judge orders monitor to be appointed to oversee Arizona Sheriff Arpaio,
"A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the appointment of an independent monitor and a community advisory board ..."
Not a leg monitor. Someone to follow Arpaio around, make sure he doesn’t spit on the sidewalk.
Should be able to appeal the judges ruling !
I would think so also. I wouldn't think one of these FEDERAL, black robed little gods has the Constitutional authority to do this.
On the recommendation of Arizona U.S. Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, Snow was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona by President George W. Bush on December 11, 2007
According to various Wikis, he has exactly one (1) notable case in that six year period.
Ha ha ha ha haaaaaa!! Good luck Mr. “Federal Monitor”.
Ol’ Joe hasn’t survived bein the head of the DEA in Latin America, the drug cartels and Aryan Brotherhood by bein some kind of Nelly.
Joe’s havin a whiskey and cigar right now laughin his ass off.
Most Popular Elected Official in the last 20 years and in the history of Arizona.
I say we need to get a state judge to sic a monitor on Eric Holder...
time for me to send more money to our Joe. the most effective conservative politician on the planet.
I’m not laughing.
When they are out to get you, the attacks are relentless and their resources seem to be infinite.
Alinsky tactics — hammer away at your target and control the narrative.
The media is standing by to magnify and distort any accusations.
Those are legislative acts.
So... who is Murray Snow, and why is he so wrong on this?
Jack boots in action... God bless and protect Sheriff Arpaio , his family, his friends
and his supporters.
“Hello, Mr. Monitor”
“Here’s your office, third stall down on the left”
Sheriff Joe should just hand his badge to the “monitor” and say, “Now it’s your problem.”