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Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik refuses to enforce state's new 'racist' immigration law
NY Daily News ^ | 29 April 2010 | Edgar Sandoval

Posted on 01/10/2011 7:45:03 AM PST by jda

"Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnick kept his mouth shut during the great Arizona debate on locking up undocumented aliens.

"Come August, when his 500 deputies become responsible for busting illegals, the sheriff's actions will speak louder than any words: His men will look the other way.

"'We are not immigration officials,' Dupnick vowed Thursday. 'We fight crime. The state put us in this position.'"

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"Dupnick said he never joined the contentious debate over the controversial bill because he didn't expect Gov. Jan Brewer or state legislators to approve it.

"'This law, it's just irresponsible,' he said. 'It makes them [legislators] look like racists.'"

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: giffords
It is obvious the sheriff has a political agenda! I'm sure it had nothing to do with his statements blaming conservatives for the Arizona shootings.
1 posted on 01/10/2011 7:45:08 AM PST by jda
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To: jda

Does the Governor have the power to send this POS packing?


2 posted on 01/10/2011 7:47:14 AM PST by AU72
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To: AU72
"Does the Governor have the power to send this POS packing?"

Since he's elected, he would have to be recalled. That would require a recall petition and a lot of other legal steps. It can happen though. Remember California's governor a few years ago?

3 posted on 01/10/2011 7:50:31 AM PST by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: jda

When is he up for re-election?
Can he be recalled?
Can the governor remove him from office?...........


4 posted on 01/10/2011 7:51:10 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: jda

He is jealous of Sheriff Arpaio.

Sheriff Joe does NOT make an ASS of himself!

Thats the FIRST lesson you have to learn Dumb Dumb Dupnik!!


5 posted on 01/10/2011 7:51:22 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: jda

The Sheriff is an idiot. Shame on him for being so irresponsible. I question whether he and his department will conduct a proper and thorough investigation. I’m glad the FBI is involved.


6 posted on 01/10/2011 7:58:59 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: chicagolady

Refusing to enforce the law? Is that the oath a Sheriff takes?


7 posted on 01/10/2011 7:59:22 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: jda

The most frightening thing ever a citizen sees, should be law enforcement, deciding which laws it will enforce. Cops have no right to supersede the legislature. That’s the very definition of a police state.


8 posted on 01/10/2011 8:01:48 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: jda

Note to Pima County illegals.....this is the place to settle.Pass it on to your fellow illegals.


9 posted on 01/10/2011 8:03:10 AM PST by Clint Lippo
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To: davisfh

Could he not be sued for failing to fulfill responsibilities of his office? Making overt statements that he will not perfome duties mandated by law?


10 posted on 01/10/2011 8:03:16 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: Blue Turtle; fatnotlazy

It appears that he may want to make more room in the jails for Tea Partiers.


11 posted on 01/10/2011 8:04:28 AM PST by Celerity
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To: jda

Arrest him for violating the law.


12 posted on 01/10/2011 8:04:50 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Red Badger
When is he up for re-election?

I believe in 2012. He's in his early 70s and has held this position since 1980.

Time for him to go.

13 posted on 01/10/2011 8:05:08 AM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: AU72
“Does the Governor have the power to send this POS packing?”

NO! She is the Governor not the Queen.
However I wonder if Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnick’s picking and choosing which laws he and his department will enforce constitutes a violation of his oath of office.

I also wonder if the citizens of Pinal county are paying the price for Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnick’s refusal to enforce Arizona law. SB1070.
A press release from the Pinal County sheriff's Dept dated
January 5 2011 states the following:
Pounds of Seized Marijuana
2007 28,093
2008 19,619
2009 44,963
2010 44,819
Pursuits
2007 142
2008 140
2009 289
2010 335
Calls to U.S. Border Patrol
2007 188
2008 169
2009 270
2010 335

14 posted on 01/10/2011 8:07:45 AM PST by Tupelo
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To: jda

Dupnik is not qualified to be sheriff. Does he not have to give an oath to uphold the law, not just those he likes? His comment on the shooting were to get his face on TV to push his agenda. A loser.


15 posted on 01/10/2011 8:07:55 AM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: jda

May I suggest we now have a ‘Dumbnik (Miranda) Rights’law, to be read to every conservative who is about to speak anywhere on any subject. It will read like this.....

You have a right to remain silent about the corruption,hypocrisy,and hate of the democrat party. Your words will be taken out of context,denied,twisted and referred to by our thug friends in the news media as a cause to murder.This will be used over and over against you.

Your entire life will be examined from your birth certificate(long form) to all your writings, travels (all 57 states and overseas)speeches, mentors and friends.

If you are bankrupt paying taxes and you request a lawyer one will be provided by the ACLU!


16 posted on 01/10/2011 8:11:40 AM PST by Maumee (wtw)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

“Arrest him for violating the law.”

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Too bad he can’t be arrested for stupidity.


17 posted on 01/10/2011 8:14:04 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: jda

Easier (and safer) to write parking tickets and hang around Dunkin’ Donuts than arrest illegal aliens and take psychotic maniacs to mental hospitals.


18 posted on 01/10/2011 8:19:01 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: jda

My new name for this @$$hole is ‘Sherriff Herp Derp DUpnick’.

I hope he loses his job over this.


19 posted on 01/10/2011 8:26:43 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: jda

Seems we now all have free reign to ignore any laws in his county that we feel are irresponsible.

Works for me. It would be an interesting case against a LEO who makes up his own set of laws to obey or ignore.

One more POS in the ruling class that needs to have the constitution shoved down his throat.


20 posted on 01/10/2011 8:27:50 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: jda
And if you watch the Megyn Kelly interview w/ the sheriff, at about 10 mins into the interview, he admits to having prior reports of death theats from this punk.

He tells her, a lawyer would advise him not to talk about those recent, pior reports, of death threats.

21 posted on 01/10/2011 8:28:21 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Jane Austen

I LOVED how Megyn Kelly of Fox News handed this guy his jock-strap on national TV:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvc_7Fb5T5M


22 posted on 01/10/2011 8:29:44 AM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: TexasCajun

This sheriff admitted to being aware of prior death threats being made by the current shooter?


23 posted on 01/10/2011 8:37:46 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: jda

How ironic his name is ‘dupe-nik’, he’s the left’s dupe alright.


24 posted on 01/10/2011 8:38:56 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
This sheriff admitted to being aware of prior death threats being made by the current shooter?

Yes.

Busy at work, it was posted on FR yesterday and you can find it on Youtube. Megyn Kelly / Fox

25 posted on 01/10/2011 8:43:43 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

“Busy at work, it was posted on FR yesterday and you can find it on Youtube. Megyn Kelly / Fox”

Posted above as well


26 posted on 01/10/2011 8:47:30 AM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: jda

This guy is a “boss hog” loose cannon. What an idiot.


27 posted on 01/10/2011 8:55:04 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: jda
In his position...he has compromised a federal case by expressing his personal opinion as judge, jury, and executioner in the public square....over facts and evidence in a court of law.

For that reason alone he should resign or be removed by those who value the rule of law and hold accountable those who have the responsibility to enforce them without presumption or prejudice.

He has shown himself to be nothing less than a total unprofessional disgrace from the very beginning....by using his position of authority he has only exposed himself as nothing more than a political hack.

Everything in the media has turned into a reality show....for CNN and BSNBC....I guess that makes this guy the new Snooki.

Slouching(at lightning speed)Towards Gomorrah

28 posted on 01/10/2011 8:57:47 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: TexasCajun

Thanks for the response. I was away yesterday and could not follow the story except through the MSM.


29 posted on 01/10/2011 8:57:53 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: jda

How can a sheriff refuse to enforce a State law? Is he a law unto himself? The State, meaning the people of the State, passes a law, and he simply refuses to enforce it. And they wonder why citizens get angry? And then they ascribe all kinds of violence to us when we do get angry. Our vanilla news media and government officials are a joke.


30 posted on 01/10/2011 9:09:16 AM PST by popdonnelly (Your political opponents want you to shut up.)
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To: jda

a bloomin’ idiot.. he says they’ll stick to enforcing law and stay away from doing the feds job..

how the hell did he ever get elected.?


31 posted on 01/10/2011 9:11:50 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: fidelis

I saw part of Megyn’s interview. She was terrific. But Dupnik appears mentally confused if he believes what he mutters or corrupt if he is following orders to promote this nonsense.


32 posted on 01/10/2011 11:10:35 AM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: jda
Abutting the Mexican border, a logical person would welcome this additional tool in ridding his county of a large portion of the transcient, felonious criminal element. But obviously he is an Obozo braindead moron, where politics is more important than doing the job he was elected to do.

Nam Vet

33 posted on 01/10/2011 11:15:25 AM PST by Nam Vet (Are you better off than you were 4 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Jane Austen

Dupnik apparently forgot he wasn’t talking to the local liberal Tucson news media. His scripted little PC speech failed him in front of someone who is capable of asking something other than a soft-ball question. He actually seemed shocked that he would be treated so.
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Did you see his eyes toward the end of the clip? He just wanted the heck outta there.


34 posted on 01/10/2011 11:20:07 AM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Perhaps. I don’t know all of the legal avenues that might be explored. But I believe that he needs to go, however that can be accomplished.


35 posted on 01/10/2011 6:34:19 PM PST by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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