U.S. Justice Department: The same government agency that brought us "Fast and Furious" and lied through their teeth about it. I think that blows the Fed's credibility right out of the water. I've lived in Arizona for 26 years and even met Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a number of his public speaking engagements. I see this report as just one more government lie to open up our southern border to terrorists, sexual exploitation of children, criminal gangs and drug smuggling.
Remember, the banks, Wall Street investors and politicians ALL profit from the multi-billion dollar drug/human smuggling trade and will stop at nothing to keep their cash cow alive. This inquisition has nothing to do with civil rights and everything to do with money.
Feds say MCSO violated civil rights in immigration efforts
PHOENIX - The federal government issued a scathing report Thursday that outlines how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged citizen complaints.
The report, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release, is a result of the U.S. Justice Department's three-year investigation of Arpaio's office amid complaints of racial profiling and a culture of bias at the agency's top level.
The Justice Department's conclusions in the civil probe mark the federal government's harshest rebuke of a national political fixture who has risen to prominence for his immigration crackdowns and became coveted endorsement among candidates in the GOP presidential field. http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/feds-to-release-findings-in-probe-of-sheriff-arpaio#ixzz1gdT8FMOt
DHS ends cooperation deal with Arizona sheriff
The Civil Rights Division of U.S. Justice Department today said a three-year investigation finds that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has engaged in a "culture of bias" involving racial profiling and a widespread pattern of discrimination of Latinos.
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Here is the DHS statement:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is troubled by the Department of Justice's (DOJ) findings of discriminatory policing practices within the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO). Discrimination undermines law enforcement and erodes the public trust. DHS will not be a party to such practices. Accordingly, and effective immediately, DHS is terminating MCSO's 287(g) jail model agreement and is restricting the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office access to the Secure Communities program. DHS will utilize federal resources for the purpose of identifying and detaining those individuals who meet U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement's (ICE) immigration enforcement priorities. The Department will continue to enforce federal immigration laws in Maricopa County in smart, effective ways that focus our resources on criminal aliens, recent border crossers, repeat and egregious immigration law violators and employers who knowingly hire illegal labor. More...
Meanwhile, next door in Pinal County, Shereiff Paul Babeu's deputies are performing the exact same type of traffic stops as Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies. The fact of the matter is, Hispanic/Mexican male and female suspects out number white suspects. This is not racial profiling, especially, when may of these traffic stops occur at night and the officer that makes contact has no idea what race/ethnicity or how many subjects are in the vehicle until after it's stopped.
Being in close proximity to Mexico is the reason so many criminals are Mexicans or of Hispanic ancestry. Only a fool would not take this into consideration. Of course, clueless liberals and the DOJ are areas where one can find large concentrations of clueless liberals fools. I'm saying that there are some liberals out there that have a clue. This is not directed towards them.
Traffic Stop Turns Up Guns, Drugs and Stolen ID’s
On 12-11-11, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a PCSO deputy on patrol heading eastbound on U.S. 60 conducted a routine vehicle registration check on a light blue, 2000 Nissan Altima.
Pictured are the items confiscated during the traffic stop. After the check came back negative for highway use, the deputy initiated a traffic stop, to which the driver complied and pulled to a complete stop along shoulder at mile post 215. More...
Needless to say, today's news events will have absolutely no affect on ongoing and upcoming USBG and NSM counter drug and human smuggling actrivities in southern Arizona. “Criminal profiling” and “racial profiling” are two completely different things.
Needless to say, today's news events, might be a bombshell to Maricopa County, but they will have absolutely no affect on ongoing and upcoming USBG and NSM counter drug and human smuggling actrivities in southern Arizona. Our patrols will continue and probably intensify. “Criminal profiling” and “racial profiling” are two completely different things. We know who we are looking for.
Out in the field, we do not look at race, religion or national origin. There are plenty of "OTM's" (Other Than Mexican) out on the desert bringing nothing but evil, suffering, pain, misery and death to the United States of America. If you are a drug smuggler, gang member, child molester, we will be patrolling for you.
Oddly, during more than two years of desert operations, not one "person of interest" encountered was white, black or Asian. I'm sure a similar situation has been encountered in Maricopa County. And No! It's not RACIST! We just have more "brown" criminals.
Unfortunately, too many cowardly people are too damn scared to admit the truth because they will be called a racist.
“I'm a 9th generation American and patriot (1737). My forefathers served in the Pennsylvania Militia. On June 27, 1781, they were called to perform a tour of duty. I'm still protecting freedom and securing the border, 274 years later.” --Harry L Hughes III