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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 01:28 PM

Civil trial begins for Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Source: Los Angeles Times

Civil trial begins for Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio
By Michael Muskal
July 19, 2012, 10:06 a.m.

High noon is approaching for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A civil trial against the Arizona law enforcement official -- known for his tough stance on illegal immigration -- begins in Phoenix today, with foes accusing him of racial profiling and of illegally discriminating against Latinos.

Groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union are suing Arpaio and the state's most populous county, charging that they targeted Latinos as part of the sheriff’s get-tough policy on illegal immigration. Arpaio, who used frequent television appearances to build a reputation as a tough-talking lawman hard on criminals, is expected to take the stand at some point during the several weeks of the civil trial in federal court.

The suit is important in helping define the policies of the local sheriff’s office, but it's just one legal skirmish that Arpaio is facing.

The U.S. Department of Justice is also suing the sheriff, his office and Maricopa County, charging civil-rights violations. In addition, a federal grand jury has been investigating Arpaio's office for allegedly abusing its law enforcement powers and for other possible instances of public corruption.



Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-arizona-sheriff-joe-arpaio-racial-profiling-trial-20120719,0,1369308.story

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Reply Civil trial begins for Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 2012 OP
Solly Mack Jul 2012 #1
marmar Jul 2012 #2
LiberalLoner Jul 2012 #3
Comrade Grumpy Jul 2012 #4
cosmicone Jul 2012 #5
thelordofhell Jul 2012 #6
DeSwiss Jul 2012 #7
Archae Jul 2012 #8
Bandit Jul 2012 #9
Vidar Jul 2012 #10

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 01:29 PM

1. K&R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 01:47 PM

2. Oh, how I wish it were a criminal trial........





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Response to marmar (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 01:54 PM

3. Me too, would love to see him spend time in "tent city" in Phoenix.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:04 PM

4. Goodbye Joe, you gotta go, me-oh-mi-oh

The worst cop in America, and there's lots of competition.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:10 PM

5. I want to see him frog-marched wearing pink lace panties. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:55 PM

6. Take it away George...........

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 04:06 PM

7. K&R

- Interesting of course, but I'm more interested in a CRIMINAL trial.....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 04:10 PM

8. This trial will do nothing.

It'll just be the latest civil suit against Arpaio and his goon squad, and any monetary damages will be paid by the county's insurance, adding to the $40 million Arpaio has already cost Maricopa county.

And Arpaio will go right back to his usual antics.

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Response to Archae (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 04:17 PM

9. If Maricopa county continues to keep him on then they deserve everything this man brings

to them.. I suspect there will be many more Civil Suits and quite possibly a couple of Criminal Charges as well..

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:14 PM

10. Too bad you can't hang him after a civil trial.

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