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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 06:32 AM
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Aryan Nativist Sheriff Joe Arpaio is on the other side of the law now - and he doesn't like it
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AP, via WaPo:



Ariz. sheriff under scrutiny wants tables turned


By JACQUES BILLEAUD
The Associated Press

Tuesday, June 2, 2009; 10:46 PM


PHOENIX -- A lawyer for an Arizona sheriff who has aggressively cracked down on illegal immigration has asked for a probe of federal officials who are investigating the sheriff's office for alleged discrimination and unconstitutional searches.

Robert Driscoll, a lawyer for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, said in a letter that Department of Justice investigators conducting the civil rights probe improperly shared documents with the Department of Homeland Security, which is auditing Arpaio's use of federal immigration powers.

"They are not playing fair," Arpaio said Tuesday. "There is a political motive behind all of this _ and ethical violations. Right now, I'm fighting back."

Arpaio said both examinations are focused on his immigration enforcement efforts, which include arresting more than 1,000 illegal immigrants under a state smuggling law and setting up a hot line to report immigration violations. Arpaio also has led crime and immigration sweeps in some heavily Latino areas in metropolitan Phoenix.

Critics say deputies racially profiled people during the immigration sweeps and that Arpaio abused the powers that the federal government gave dozens of his deputies to make immigration arrests. Arpaio said people pulled over in the sweeps were approached because deputies had probable cause to believe they had committed crimes. ..........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...




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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 08:33 AM
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1. K&R #2 n/t
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 08:56 AM
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2. joe would be right at home running a gulag or a death camp
it`s a shame he`ll never wear pink...
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 09:00 AM
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3. I hate that "man"...
He is a publicity hound and waste of our taxpayer's money.

His jail is a joke.

I should know....I've spent time in his tent city.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:02 PM
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9. welcome to the site!
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 06:52 PM
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10. What's a joke about it?
Not that I'm disagreeing with you, please don't think that. I hate Joe Arpaio. I'm just curious about what a little insider perspective on his jails are like, is all.
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duhneece Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 01:19 PM
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4. Our NM sheriff was called on this
Our sheriff is still publicly saying they did nothing wrong after this:

EL PASO A federal lawsuit claiming that Otero County, N.M., sheriffs deputies were involved in racial profiling, unlawful stops and other civil-rights violations while targeting undocumented immigrants in Chaparral has been settled, activists said Wednesday.

The Otero County Sheriffs Department agreed to a settlement of $100,000 and changes to its operational procedures, which activists said would help eliminate fears that deputies are enforcing federal immigration laws.

The lawsuit stemmed from incidents in which deputies allegedly harassed and interrogated residents and searched homes in Chaparral while trying to find undocumented immigrants in 2007 and 2008 as part of the federally funded Operation Stonegarden.

We wanted to make sure what happened in Otero in 2007 would not happen again, said Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights. I would say this policy is unprecedented.
snip
http://www.texascivilrightsproject.org/?cat=10

Glad someone is calling Joe on this-what a scumbag he is.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 01:32 PM
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5. Let me add another violin to the chorus...
:nopity:
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 02:32 PM
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6. Tell him to put his pink boxers on and STFU
before he gets sent to live in a tent in the desert.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 02:34 PM
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7. Of course, when he bends rules, that's perfectly OK
That fucker needs to be thrown in jail with MS-13 gang members.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 02:44 PM
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8. How they hell is "Arpaio" Aryan?
Didn't the Moors come through and "blacken up" his ancestors?
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 07:54 PM
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11. K&R
:kick:
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-13-09 05:31 AM
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12. .
Well, that's pretty interesting.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-13-09 05:42 AM
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13. Arpaio must be one of those "responsible white separatists".
From a WP article about the Holocaust Museum assailant:
De Nugent(an acquaintance of von Brunn, and self-described white supremacist) called von Brunn a genius but described the shooting as the act of "a loner and a hothead."

"The responsible white separatist community condemns this," he said. "It makes us look bad."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20 ...
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