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If he did nothing wrong, why won't he just SHOW HIS PAPERS?

Tucson, Ariz. – The United States Justice Department is filing an "unprecedented" lawsuit against Joe Arpaio, the controversial sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County.

In announcing the legal action Thursday, a Justice Department official said that Sheriff Arpaio is refusing to cooperate with a federal investigation into allegations of discrimination and illegal searches and seizures by the department.

The Justice Department said it has been seeking documents relating to its civil-rights probe for 15 months and turned to a lawsuit only as a last resort, adding that this was the first time in 30 years that a police department had not cooperated with a civil-rights investigation.

"The actions of the sheriff's office are unprecedented," said Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the civil-rights division, in a statement.


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:20 AM on Sep. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Oh, he did something wrong, all right. Now he's going to cry persecution...funny how that works, huh. Wah, he's being picked on, this poor sheriff that thinks he can follow his own vigilante laws rather than follow the laws he is required to enforce. He is not some kind of judge, jury, and executioner. If he wants to change the laws he can run for congress and see how far he gets.

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 11:01 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • You could say the same thing about the AZ law everyone was so upset about. Why didn't they wanna show their papers?

    Answer by matthewscandi at 10:33 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Email him and ask him. ;) maybe he thinks he'll show them when he is required to do so and not just asked to do so. Maybe he thinks he bigger priorites to deal with. All are just another question of yours that calls for us to speculate what is going through an individual's mind. If the people of Maricopa don't like his process and accountability~ it is up to them to vote him out.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:40 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Why won't the President show us his Birth Certificate?

    Answer by Mommy_0f_many at 10:23 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Ok was able to get yahoo link opened. No where did the link state he was required to cooperate and is in violation of the law. They were seeking. He didn't respond. But your link does have statements from arpaios and his office where he thought the Feds were playing politics. So, that should satisfy your question asking for us to speculate. What exactly are you hoping to discuss here? The link answers your own question.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:03 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • I doubt there is a single woman on here that would just voluntarily hand over every single business paper they have with no known reason given by an authority. You hand over the paperwork that is required, not everything. The justice department is not/has not been specific about what they are investigating and it hasn't been specific about what paperwork it actually requires. When it has, the paperwork has been handed over.

    What the justice department WANTS is to just be able to sift through everything so they can try and nail this sheriff, but our laws don't support that. He has told them no, so they are now trying another tactic.

    If even a 10th of the feds were doing their jobs none of this (Sheriff Joe, the AZ law) would have ever been an issue. If they spent a 10th of the resources on immigration control as they are on these lawsuits, illegals wouldn't be an issue.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 12:17 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Sheriff Joe and his Sheriff department lawyers have said they have been cooperating, and have given the DJ everything they have asked for. So I guess we will have to wait and see what happens.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 4:15 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • "clicky link". On my phone. ;)

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:52 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Thx for clicky. Sorry meant to type that in ^ question.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:04 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Meant to be busy work for the Sheriff

    Just keep ignoring it!                                                                      NOVEMBER! dancing


    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 11:10 AM on Sep. 3, 2010