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Arpaio resists cooperating with feds

How ridiculous is this? Let the man do his job we do not need any more illegals!
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July 8, 2009 - 8:49 AM
Mike Sakal
Daily News-Sun
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Washington attorney said Tuesday they will not cooperate with an ongoing Department of Justice investigation into the sheriff's office until the feds name specific charges and reveal what they are looking for.

Arpaio also said Tuesday during a heavily attended press conference in Phoenix he will not be intimidated nor back down in his methods of crime sweeps that have netted the arrests of 4,000 illegal immigrants in the last two and a half months.

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tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 4:04 PM on Jul. 10, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Arpaio's office is accused of racial profiling during crime sweeps and is the target of a civil rights violations investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. Arpaio has called the investigation "politically motivated."

    Attorney Robert Driscoll, now representing Arpaio's office in the Department of Justice's investigation, was in Phoenix Tuesday to discuss the case. Driscoll formerly served as deputy assistant attorney general under Attorney General John Ashcroft between 2001 and 2003 and supervised the special litigation section of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.

    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 4:04 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • "We're not going to open the doors of this office for an investigation that can take years and cost millions of dollars to taxpayers across the United States," Driscoll said.

    At least five officials from the Justice Department are in Phoenix now investigating the case.

    The sheriff's office contends the Justice Department acted unethically by requesting documents of communications that had occurred between the sheriff's office and that of a federal official.

    Communication between the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and the federal employee is protected by federal statutes, according to the sheriff's office.

    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 4:05 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • "We're not going to surrender," Arpaio said. "We're going to have more crime supression operations. We can have all the activists, politicians in Washington, D.C., and everyone else trying to use me as the poster boy (for illegal immigrant arrests). We're not going to talk to the Civil Rights Division until they clean up their act."

    Driscoll said during the press conference Tuesday that he believed the Department of Justice picked a defendant first, and will look for evidence of wrongdoing later when a prosecutor should look for evidence of wrongdoing first.

    Driscoll said he filed a request on May 29 with the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility to investigate what the sheriff's office claims is a politically motivated investigation
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 4:05 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • This case puts the constitutionality of the 287g program squarely into question and is therefore incumbent upon the federal government to defend its own statutes," Driscoll said. "Instead, the federal government is choosing to go after the sheriff's office and the deputies who enforce their statute to the letter."
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 4:05 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • GO SHERIFF JOE!!!!!!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:59 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • YEp he has been harrassed to the max by congressional democrats and liberal activist extremists over doing his job.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 5:46 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • That guy is a media whore. He probably wouldn't bother getting up in the morning if he didn't have a press conference scheduled that day.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:19 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • Where is the





    evil hag? I miss





    her evil idiocy!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • You must be the anon stalker. Nothing to contribute?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:23 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • I'm a Dem and I LOVE this guy!
    ozarkgirl3

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 7:02 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

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