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  • “America’s Toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio Announces Re-Election, Needs Your Help

    02/01/2012 2:10:02 PM PST · by thesaleboat · 19 replies · 3+ views
    JoePac ^ | 1 Feb 2012 | JOEPAC
    The open-borders crowd just can’t believe it. After all the trumped-up “investigations”, the race-baiting by Obama officials and La Raza activists, the politically-driven charges by the Department of Justice… Sheriff Joe is running for another term. That’s right. “America’s Toughest Sheriff” refuses to quit, refuses to knuckle under or stop doing his job protecting the people of Maricopa County – the 4th most populous county in America – from illegal invaders and criminal aliens. And Sheriff Joe is also staying on the job for ALL Americans. Because Arpaio's office - a single sheriff's office - apprehends a staggering 25% of...
  • Has Sheriff's "Get a Gun" Comment Impacted Crime Rates?(SC)

    01/26/2012 1:29:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    wspa.com ^ | 25 January, 2012 | Graeme Moore
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- In late October, Sheriff Chuck Wright, reacting to recent violent crime, told Spartanburg residents to arm themselves, but have those comments impacted crime rates? Numbers provided by the sheriff's office tell two different stories when it comes to crime trends. For instance, from October 31, 2011 (when the sheriff urged people to get guns) through January 24, 2012, certain violent crimes spiked, while others stayed the same or even dropped, as compared to the same time period the year before. From 10/31/2011 - 1/24/2012 there was one murder, 21 forcible rapes, 28 robberies, and 95 aggravated assaults...
  • Mirkarimi wife: 'This country is destroying my family'

    01/20/2012 8:47:49 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | January 20, 2012 | Ari Burack
    Despite the impassioned pleas of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s wife, a judge has renewed a court order barring him from seeing or contacting his spouse or son until his domestic abuse trial is over. “This country is trying to pull my family apart,” Eliana Lopez told Judge Susan Breall at her husband’s arraignment Thursday. “This is the real violence, I believe.” Mirkarimi, seated in the front row, quivered and wiped tears from his eyes. Prosecutors asked to extend an emergency protective order filed after Mirkarimi’s arrest last week on domestic violence battery, child endangerment and witness dissuasion charges, all misdemeanors. The...
  • Arpaio appeals Federal Judge ruling of racial profiling

    01/17/2012 8:25:32 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is appeals a federal judge's ruling that prohibited his deputies from detaining people under Arizona's immigrant-smuggling law based solely on the suspicion that they're in the country illegally. ---------
  • San Francisco sheriff vows to fight domestic violence, other charges

    01/16/2012 11:00:44 PM PST · by Rabin · 10 replies
    AP / Latimes ^ | 01/13/12 | TERRY COLLINS
    San Francisco County Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is vowing to remain in office and fight charges of misdemeanor domestic violence, child endangerment and dissuading a witness related to a fight with his wife. His wife, stood by her husband... "This is completely wrong." Dist. Atty. George Gascon said police are investigating the possibility that Mirkarimi may have been involved… An emergency protective order that bars Mirkarimi from his home and prohibit any contact between him and his wife, their toddler son, (and) require Mirkarimi to give up all his firearms within 24 hours. Gascon said that he is "not aware of...
  • S.F. sheriff likely to face misdemeanor charge - Domestic violence charge likely ..

    01/11/2012 1:29:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/11/12 | Phillip Matier , Andrew Ross
    It's looking likely that San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón will file misdemeanor domestic violence charges against newly sworn-in Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Prosecutors are "convinced this is very real," said a source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation. The case stems from a New Year's Eve incident in which Mirkarimi allegedly grabbed his wife - former Venezuelan telenovela star Eliana Lopez - with enough force to leave a bruise. Lopez has said publicly that she has no complaint against her husband and that the incident had been taken "out of context." Mirkarimi's attorney, Robert Waggener, said Tuesday that the sheriff...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Judge won't give Ross Mirkarimi oath amid inquiry

    01/08/2012 8:02:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/8/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    The ongoing investigation into allegations of domestic violence against incoming Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has prompted Superior Court Judge Katherine Feinstein to withdraw from administering his oath of office. Feinstein, who had been invited to administer the oath today at the ceremony at the Herbst Theatre, said in an e-mail Saturday that "given that there is a pending investigation, and the possibility that a case might be brought before our court, I did not want to create a potential legal conflict in the future." Feinstein is one of many city officials who suddenly find themselves walking a legal and political tightrope...
  • Sheriff Joe & the FED's Law Suit against him

    01/04/2012 4:42:16 AM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies
    Feds Wicthhunt against Sheriff Joe. ------- DOJ released a report last month alleging that Sheriff Joe's office racially profiles Latinos, ------ Sheriff Joe has denied the allegations, calling the DOJ report a politically motivated attack by Obama's administration. --------
  • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Press Conference Statements From 12/15/11

    12/16/2011 6:37:51 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 72 replies
    Maricopa County ^ | December 15, 2011 | Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    NEWS RELEASE Sheriff’s Response to DOJ Letter December 15, 2011 (Maricopa County, AZ) The following statements were made by Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a press conference held on 12/15/11 in response to the 22 page Department of Justice letter received 1 hour prior to DOJ press conference. “Before we get started today, I want to say something to the citizens of Arizona and the rest of the nation. On the surface, it may appear that today’s findings and actions by our federal government are directed towards this Sheriff and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The truth of the matter is...
  • Sheriff Joe responds: I'm no 'whipping boy' for Justice Department

    12/15/2011 9:15:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/15/11 | Staff
    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.
  • Santa Clara County sheriff draws legal fire for way she hands out concealed-gun permits

    12/11/2011 12:46:41 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 11, 2011 | Tracy Seipel
    When Tom Scocca applied to Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith three years ago for a permit to carry a concealed firearm, he thought he had all the right stuff. Not only was he a former police officer and sheriff's deputy working as a security manager at a major Silicon Valley tech company, he owned an investigative firm and was already licensed to openly carry a loaded gun. But the sheriff turned him down. Now that denial is the basis of a federal lawsuit in which Scocca alleges that Smith issues concealed-weapons permits in an arbitrary and capricious way. He...
  • Local sheriff defends farmer from FDA intrusion

    12/09/2011 8:34:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Vision News ^ | 12/08/2011 | Joel McDurmon
    Brad Rogers, Sheriff of Elkhart County, Indiana, is withstanding FDA bureaucrats who are harassing citizens in his county. The Complete Patient reports,The U.S. Justice Department has withdrawn its subpoena of Indiana raw dairy farmer Richard Hochstetler to appear before a federal grand jury. He was scheduled to testify tomorrow in Detroit, in connection with an outbreak of illnesses linked by public health officials, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to the milk of his Forest Grove Dairy. But yesterday he received a certified letter saying that his subpoena was being withdrawn.The withdrawal came after Roger’s Sheriff’s Department told the...
  • Sheriff’s arrest shows need is for self control, not control of others(CO)

    12/02/2011 6:18:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 December, 2011 | David Codrea
    “Patrick Sullivan was such a popular sheriff that Arapahoe County renamed the jail after him when he retired,” ABC News reports. “Sullivan, arrested on drug charges this week, is now an inmate in the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility.” What happened? The former top cop in Arapahoe County, which includes Littleton, Colo., is facing charges that he planned to distribute methamphetamine after police found him allegedly offering to trade the drug for sex with a man. Curious. Pathetic and sad, if true. And outrageous for those of us who do not face such inner demons, or display such profound...
  • Arpaio is next marked man for recall by ‘posse’ in Arizona

    11/23/2011 7:06:27 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    The same Arizona group that took down the state’s leading immigration hard-liner is now gunning for its best-known lawman. Fresh off a successful drive to oust Republican state Senate President Russell Pearce this month, leaders of Citizens for a Better Arizona announced this week that they plan to form a “citizens posse” to challenge Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in his 2012 re-election bid. Sheriff Arpaio, who has carved out a national reputation for his no-nonsense treatment of lawbreakers in his county and for his running battles with the Obama administration and immigration advocates, is serving his fifth four-year term....
  • Armed and Ready: New Mexico Residents Defy Government

    11/23/2011 7:15:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 22 November, 2011 | Larry Pratt
    GOA member Dr. Ray Seidel alerted me to the stirring of freedom that is taking place in his village of Ruidoso, New Mexico. I have already reported on the first battle with Mayor Ray Alborn and how he tried to impose an unconstitutional gun ban in the village. To get the full story of what happened in Ruidoso, you can go here and listen to my first debriefing session with Seidel. I recently interviewed Dr. Seidel a second time on my Gun Owners News Hour weekly radio program and asked him about several acts of local interposition in the surrounding...
  • Gun shop owner sues Johnston County sheriff Says he should be granted a machine gun permit(NC)

    11/23/2011 6:26:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    theherald-nc.com ^ | 23 November, 2011 | REBECCA PUTTERMAN
    CLAYTON - A local gun shop owner is suing to force Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell to grant him a machine gun permit. Ronnie Mitchell, Bizzell's attorney, said he will ask the court to dismiss the case. Dennis Nielsen, owner of Freedom Arms, a newly opened gun store on U.S. 70 Business in Clayton, requested a machine gun permit in May. Bizzell refused, saying he needed more information, including the type of automatic weapon Nielsen needed a permit for, where and how it would be stored and why Nielsen needed the weapon. State law requires permits from the county sheriff...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: County Sheriffs Push Back Against Feds

    11/20/2011 2:43:25 PM PST · by GregNH · 29 replies
    RTR.org ^ | 11/20/2011 | Gary
    Americans are pushing back all over the country. It's very clear that a revolution is in full swing. Tea Parties have been organizing to fight the bailouts and taxation. Occupy Movements have be springing up to fight against Wall St corruption at the hands of the Federal Reserve. Americans are pulling their cash out of Big Banks and supporting local Credit unions, as we move into a heated election season where it looks like it's anyone's game. In today's exclusive special report Gary Franchi is joined by Former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack. They discuss the County Sheriff Project, a...
  • AZ Sheriff Says 2 Seized Guns Tied to 'Fast and Furious'

    11/01/2011 9:55:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Fox ^ | 11/1/11 | ap
    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona sheriff says that two guns seized as part of a major drug smuggling bust have been connected to a botched federal investigation known as "Fast and Furious." "Fast and Furious" was a controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms' investigation that lost track of up to 1,400 weapons that were sold in Arizona gun stores to suspected straw buyers for Mexican drug gangs.
  • South Carolina sheriff urges women to carry guns (holds news conference)

    11/01/2011 4:03:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/01/11
    South Carolina sheriff urges women to carry gunsAP – 6 mins ago SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff is urging women to get concealed weapons permits and carry guns to protect themselves. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright made the suggestion Monday while discussing the arrest of a suspect in an attempted rape last weekend. Wright suggests that women carry a .45-caliber weapon because he says they wouldn't have to be accurate, just close to the target.
  • Sheriff: Time For Citizens To Arm Themselves

    10/31/2011 3:42:25 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 31 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | 10/31/2011 | WYFF4
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -- The Spartanburg County Sheriff is known for speaking his mind, and at a news conference on Monday, he didn't hold back his anger and frustration after a woman was attacked in a park over the weekend. Investigators said 46-year-old Walter Lance grabbed a woman who was walking her dog in Milliken Park on Sunday afternoon. They said Lance choked the woman, made her take off her clothing and tried to rape her. (Full Story)