News – Sheriff Joe Accused of Constitutional Violations

Fox News reports Sheriff Joe accused by federal government of violating the United States Constitution.  Feds say Sheriff Joe engaged in “systematic racial profiling” that resulted in a “wall of distrust” between MCSO officers and the Latino community in Arizona.  Sheriff Joe claims he merely enforces state and federal immigration laws.  What do you think?  Comment today.

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Arpaio Fires Back Against Fed’s Report

Calls it a politically-motivated attack

Updated: Thursday, 15 Dec 2011, 9:21 PM MST
Published : Thursday, 15 Dec 2011, 5:32 PM MST

PHOENIX – Sheriff Joe Arpaio says a scathing U.S. Justice Department report about his office’s law enforcement tactics marks what he calls “a sad day for America as a whole,” and offered no apologies.

The report released Thursday found that Arpaio’s office carried out a blatant pattern of discrimination against Latinos.

“Our case is more than just statistics. Its about real people, law abiding residents of Maricopa County caught up in the web of unconstitutional activity and unlawfully stopped, detained and arrested,” said Thomas Perez, Asst. U.S. Attorney General.

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