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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:59 PM
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Arpaio: Acorn using federal money in immigration fight
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is subpoenaing records from the Acorn community activist group, saying it could be using government funds meant for housing and social services to wage a campaign against his immigration enforcement.

The sheriffs office seeking information regarding the groups involvement with Arpaio critics on Melendres v. Arpaio, a case brought by a Mexican national claiming he was unfairly treated and the victim of racial profiling by deputies.

I believe the organization used state and federal funds meant to help poor people to conduct a campaign against me and my officers, said Arpaio in a statement. These records will show, I believe, that Acorn is in bed with the anti-immigration enforcement organizations, which continue to demonstrate in front of my office trying to thwart my officers from enforcing state and federal law.

Acorn has called for Arpaio to resign and opposes his immigration raids. The group could not immediately be reached for comment.

more . . . http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2009/09/...
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:01 PM
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1. Is that clown still around?
I thought he was dead.
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rufus dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:10 PM
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3. yes he is and he is still out of control
He arrested this BOS member after other charges were dropped, bypassed the DA, just cuffed the guy in a parking lot.



One day after his arrest, Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley tells 12 News he is the victim of an inquisition by the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office, making a reference to a medieval tactic to scrutinize an individual without regard to his rights.

We dont believe in inquisitions. Those kinds of things happen in other countries, Stapley said. The real crime is the crime committed by (Sheriff) Joe Arpaio and his inquisition of me.

Stapley pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. He said his arrest should outrage the community because it is not based on a just investigation.

full story

http://www.azcentral.com/12news/news/articles/2009/09/2...
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:03 PM
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2. Now this should be interesting.
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