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Sheriff Joe responds: I'm no 'whipping boy' for Justice Department
MSNBC ^ | 12/15/11 | Staff

Posted on 12/15/2011 9:15:49 PM PST by Nachum

Phoenix - Sheriff Joe Arpaio said a scathing U.S. Justice Department report about his office's law enforcement tactics against Latinos marks "a sad day for America as a whole." Billed as America's toughest sheriff, Arpaio struck a defiant tone at a Thursday afternoon news conference in response to the report, which he called a politically motivated attack by the Obama administration that will make Arizona unsafe. (Snip) Homeland Security also will restrict the sheriff's office use of the Secure Communities program, which uses fingerprints collected in local jails to identify illegal immigrants.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; arpaio; birthcertificate; certifigate; department; doj; ericholder; holder; joearpaio; justice; naturalborncitizen; obama; responds; sheriff; sheriffjoe
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1 posted on 12/15/2011 9:15:52 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Good for Joe.
They are only attacking him because he endorsed Perry.


2 posted on 12/15/2011 9:19:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum

La Raza is partying hard tonight. They’ve been out to get Arpaio for a long time. The Kenyan finally came through for them. This should get Barry a lot of hispanic votes. The drug cartels are probably celebrating by beheading a few school teachers, cops and businessmen.


3 posted on 12/15/2011 9:20:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Nachum

I hope that Joe can stand his ground. They are going to ratchet-up the pressure and try to wear him down, of course.


4 posted on 12/15/2011 9:21:55 PM PST by davisfh
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To: Nachum

One more reason Eric Holder needs to go.


5 posted on 12/15/2011 9:22:22 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Nachum

We now have a federal government which defines enforcing the law as “unconstitutional.”


6 posted on 12/15/2011 9:25:02 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: mylife

They have been attacking him way before that. He makes them look incompetent and negligent in the enforcement of their constitutional responsibilities.


7 posted on 12/15/2011 9:26:22 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Nachum

I see Sheriff Joe’s posse expanding to include most of the armed freedom loving people of this nation.


8 posted on 12/15/2011 9:29:30 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
They’ve been out to get Arpaio for a long time. The Kenyan finally came through for them.

they've had a million dollar bounty on Joes head for years.

A million dollar donation to Obamas campaign can get the same results.

9 posted on 12/15/2011 9:31:02 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

That’s pocket money for a cartel. The only question to me is why’d it take so long?


10 posted on 12/15/2011 9:32:19 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: morphing libertarian

This is in response to the Perry endorsement.
I have no doubt.


11 posted on 12/15/2011 9:32:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All
Sheriff Joe your posse of Americans across the USA is ready and waiting to round up Obama and the traitors.
12 posted on 12/15/2011 9:33:39 PM PST by troy McClure
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To: Nachum
Homeland Security also will restrict the sheriff's office use of the Secure Communities program, which uses fingerprints collected in local jails to identify illegal immigrants.

They are withholding a tool the sheriff could use to do his job? Do they think that the tool belongs to them personally? Or is it the property of the United States of America to be used for all law enforcement agencies?
If they can prove he has done something illegal, why don't they bring him up on charges?

13 posted on 12/15/2011 9:33:51 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Nachum

This latest attack on Sheriff Joe further reveals our “enemy within”. My America, our America requires those in power to live up to their oath. Holder and the “Messiah” are not and should be removed from office. Send Sheriff Joe to do the job.


14 posted on 12/15/2011 9:34:02 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Nachum

Joe to DOJ:

Dear Eric,
I’ve been enforcing the law since you were in grammer school.
ALL of my policies and practices are executed to the letter of the law, as evidenced by prevailing in countless attacks by the ACLU and other friends of yours.
I will continue in the future, as I have in the past.
If you continue with your intimidation tactics and presume to impose wastefull administrative overhead, I’ll drag your butt to the U.S. Supreme Court!
Sincerely,
Joe


15 posted on 12/15/2011 9:35:59 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: G Larry

Lets not forget that sheriff Joe is looking in to Obama’s eligibility as well.

If he found pay dirt, they could be trying to take him down for that.


16 posted on 12/15/2011 9:38:27 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: cableguymn

I forgot about that. Someone needs to remind Joe to bring that up whenever there’s a microphone.


17 posted on 12/15/2011 9:41:56 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: mylife

Perry and Newt are about equally unpredictable in how they’d treat the illegale situation, both having tacked in both directions during their careers. I can’t see a minor ranking contender, whose rank was virtually unchanged by the Sheriff Joe endorsement, being a major issue to Obama.


18 posted on 12/15/2011 9:48:38 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Nachum
Homeland Security also will restrict the sheriff's office use of the Secure Communities program, which uses
fingerprints collected in local jails to identify illegal immigrants.


Sounds like Obama is guilty of ...

trea·son

/ˈtrizən/ Show Spelled[tree-zuhn] Show IPA
noun
1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
2. a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

19 posted on 12/15/2011 9:48:52 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: oldbrowser
 
 
Exactly
 
Where is there the whiff of any Due Process?
Where is a grand jury? Where are the indictments?
 
Instead they are out to indict, try and convict the sheriff in the media.
 
They're playing a dangerous game of chicken since by all appearances the sheriff knows the power of his own standing, along with the lack of theirs.
 
 
 
 

20 posted on 12/15/2011 9:50:59 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I think Perry has been very clear on the matter.


21 posted on 12/15/2011 9:51:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum

Keeping this up there


22 posted on 12/15/2011 9:52:19 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: mylife

Clearly called certain folks heartless, that is.


23 posted on 12/15/2011 9:52:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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Homeland Security also will restrict the sheriff's office use of the Secure Communities program, which uses
fingerprints collected in local jails to identify illegal immigrants.


Synonyms:
treachery - betrayal - perfidy - disloyalty - sellout

24 posted on 12/15/2011 9:53:20 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

HE also apologized over that choice of words.


25 posted on 12/15/2011 9:54:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

Might-could be because of that birth certificate investigation he has ongoing.


26 posted on 12/15/2011 9:54:48 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Perry is not the enemy.


27 posted on 12/15/2011 9:55:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum

sheriff arpaio report on dunham eligibility and fraud due in early february 2012. The GLOBE mag said moochelle is in a panic over the arpaio investigation.


28 posted on 12/15/2011 9:57:20 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: mylife

Didn’t matter the “choice of words” — what he intended to do, and with what passion, was clear.


29 posted on 12/15/2011 9:58:01 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: mylife

Checkered past, as has Newt, neither of which are “enemies” in the sense that Mitt Romney is.


30 posted on 12/15/2011 9:59:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Nachum

So the murdering, gun-running, money-laundering, Black Panther vote-intimidating, criminal enterprise known as the Department of Justice has a problem with Sheriff Joe?

The illegal-alien usurper in the White House, Attorney General, State Department, Homeland Security, ATF, FBI, DEA are responsible for the murders of Brian Terry, Jamie Zapata, hundreds of “Latinos” in Mexico, and the butchering of the Constitution.

It’s not audacious it’s galling.


31 posted on 12/15/2011 10:30:31 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: davisfh

Somehow I don’t get the feeling that prospect bothers Sheriff Joe very much.

That’s a man who clearly loves a good fight.


32 posted on 12/15/2011 10:42:25 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Nachum
Sheriff Joe is looking at Obama’s eligibility.........Obama Adminstration goes after Sheriff Joe.........

8:}

33 posted on 12/15/2011 11:00:18 PM PST by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November II........)
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To: Future Useless Eater

We have a lawless administration who will use the full force of the federal government against American citizens for political purposes. Using the federal government against a citizen for poliltical purposes should be an impeachable offense.


34 posted on 12/15/2011 11:54:19 PM PST by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Nachum

“Homeland Security also will restrict the sheriff’s office use of the Secure Communities program, which uses fingerprints collected in local jails to identify illegal immigrants.”

So they punish Joe by restricting and obstructing his
ability to perform his elected duties? Now they have made it
obvious, Joe’s got something on Obama.


35 posted on 12/16/2011 1:51:02 AM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: oldbrowser

This goes waaaay beyond stovepiping and ‘the wall’. This is a deliberate witholding of a law enforcement tool that other jurisdictions use. Who would be next??? People better stand up and take notice...Sis, Holder, 0bama must go.


36 posted on 12/16/2011 4:32:39 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: SueRae

“They are withholding a tool the sheriff could use to do his job? Do they think that the tool belongs to them personally? Or is it the property of the United States of America to be used for all law enforcement agencies?”........

Sounds to me the pot is calling the kettle black. Isn’t this discrimination in itslef?


37 posted on 12/16/2011 5:06:18 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: biggredd1
sheriff arpaio report on dunham eligibility and fraud due in early february 2012.

I can't wait...hopefully some well documented, prosecutable crimes will be revealed

...moochelle is in a panic over the Arpaio investigation.

Double double toil and trouble
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

They took out Sarah, then Cain...with character assassination and real death threats, everybody had better watch the Sheriff's six.

38 posted on 12/16/2011 5:17:22 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: biggredd1
... sheriff arpaio report on dunham eligibility and fraud due in early february 2012. The GLOBE mag said moochelle is in a panic over the arpaio investigation.

Arpaio had better think about getting the eligibility & fraud investigation results out before February. This concerted effort (by the administration & their allies in the liberal MSM) to destroy Arpaio's credibility is well under way. February is giving them way to much time to do their evil work.

39 posted on 12/16/2011 5:29:22 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Nachum
The report released Thursday said that Arpaio's office carried out a blatant pattern of discrimination against Latinos.

Most news on this has said that Sheriff Joe is guilty of 'racial profiling'. It would be difficult to come up with a dumber, more ridiculous charge considering what nation(s) border Arizona to the south.

Of course the illegal aliens in Arizona are overwhelmingly Latino. This is a prime example of just how politicized, dishonest and corrupt our so-called Justice Dept. and entire federal government have become.

40 posted on 12/16/2011 5:31:22 AM PST by Will88
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To: Nachum

It’s crap like this that gives credence to the thought of secession.


41 posted on 12/16/2011 5:43:58 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: All; mickie; flaglady47; seekthetruth; seenenuf; Chigirl 26; Bushbacker1; surfer; Jeff Head; ...
"They're only attacking him because he endorsed Perry."

Not at all. The fascist regime in DC couldn't care less who the Sheriff endorses.

Joe became a marked man and target for destruction the minute he announced the opening of his investigation (along with his carefully-selected "posse" of 300 law enforcement and legal experts) of Obama's legal claim to the throne.

Obama's Brown Shirts in the Justice Department, along with Reichgaulieter Eric Von Holder, are sending a message to other investigative busy-bodies in our country, i.e......."Investigate Der Fuehrer at your extreme peril".

The tandem, working relationship between Obama Holder has us all in peril....and most people don't even realize this at all.

Leni

42 posted on 12/16/2011 6:18:33 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Dapper 26

“Holder and the “Messiah” are not and should be removed from office. Send Sheriff Joe to do the job.”

Actually, you’ve hit the target, Dapper. States and sheriffs have the power to investigate, arrest, try and imprison criminals wherever they are in their jursidiction, including criminals in the federal government who infest our states. It’s up to every citizen to encourage the people on our side to do so.


43 posted on 12/16/2011 6:56:12 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: MinuteGal

Amen...and if hadn’t found anything they would have left him alone...Apario must have something good coming in Feb!!!


44 posted on 12/16/2011 6:56:48 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Nachum

Thomas Edward Perez (born October 7, 1961) is the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. Served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under Attorney General Janet Reno

45 posted on 12/16/2011 7:05:37 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Ronin
"Somehow I don’t get the feeling that prospect bothers Sheriff Joe very much.

"That’s a man who clearly loves a good fight."

Yep. You're probably right but don't underestimate this evil regime's determination to "put him in his place." An abbreviated martial law in Sheriff Joe's area is a real possibility.

46 posted on 12/16/2011 7:10:54 AM PST by davisfh
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To: MinuteGal

btw I do believe there is a slim chance, albeit very slim that Obama will not actually be on the ballot in November...I do see several Nixon type opportunities arising.


47 posted on 12/16/2011 7:14:17 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: MinuteGal

SO true! The pressure is on BO and the gang!


48 posted on 12/16/2011 8:18:01 AM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who STANDS with Our Military! Rick Perry 2012!)
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To: MinuteGal

SO true! The pressure is on BO and the gang!


49 posted on 12/16/2011 8:18:01 AM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who STANDS with Our Military! Rick Perry 2012!)
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To: Nachum

Give ‘em Hell, Joe!


50 posted on 12/16/2011 8:19:12 AM PST by dfwgator
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