Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Psssst ... Let's nail the sheriff--Justice Department takes on Arizona's popular Arpaio
Posted on 12/16/2009 9:52:23 AM PST by jazusamo
Controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., is no stranger to hardball tactics, so he probably isn't fazed by being on the receiving end of rough politics. Still, that doesn't excuse the Obama administration's apparent ideological vendetta against him.
By the (il)logic of the administration and its allies at the American Civil Liberties Union, Sheriff Arpaio should not set up a phone tip line to search for immigration violators, and he is not allowed to tell the public about federal immigration enforcement policies even if he is merely disputing demonstrable falsehoods told about him; yet the Justice Department can set up an anonymous tip line to gather evidence against the sheriff.
Of course, the administration isn't much worried about consistency. Moral grandstanding is its game, and its intended prize is the scalp of a pestilent sheriff.
Mr. Arpaio is famous as a tough, lock-'em-up lawman who has housed prisoners in tent cities and even made them wear wimpy pink clothing for identification. What really enrages liberals, however, is his arrest of many thousands of illegal immigrants over the years. In 2008, he was sued, by plaintiffs represented by the ACLU, for purported civil rights violations involving ethnic profiling of Latinos in the county. Among the lawsuit's allegations was the claim that the "telephonic hot line" he set up to unearth suspected immigration violations was, by its very nature, sure to generate "false, inaccurate and racially motivated reports about Latino residents."
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With Joe possibly running for AZ Gov, let the smear machine begin. LOL
“Holder is scum. “
Criminal racketeering scum. I want this guy in jail. I don’t care how long it takes to get him there either!!
McCain does slanderous push polling on Hayworth, and he hasn’t even declared his intent to run, and Holder is terrorizing Joe Arpaio. Capone is no worse than these scumbags!!
I think Friday is a good day for his arrest.
Put him in the Black Panther wing of a super-max facility so he won't feel lonely.
(Put him in the Black Panther wing of a super-max facility so he won’t feel lonely. )
Revenge of the Radical Rump Rangers...........
coming to a cell near yoooo!