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The Department of Justice is Very Unhappy With Joe Arpaio

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Nearly 20 years since he was first elected sheriff, awful person Joe Arpaio is in trouble and his law enforcement practices will have to change. Not because democracy works and people stopped electing him, but because a three-year investigation by the Department of Justice's civil rights division has confirmed what a lot of people already suspected about Arpaio— not only is he super into chain gangs and humiliating prisoners by making them wear pink uniforms, but his heavy-handed law enforcement tactics target Latinos in a manner which is both a violation of their civil rights and the Constitution.

It's so bad that the Department of Homeland Security announced they will no longer coordinate with Maricopa County on immigration enforcement.

Arpaio has not been having the best of times recently. The man has cost Arizona's Maricopa County $5 million in lawsuit settlements (with another $177 million filed by various and sundry), has used $99.5 million in public funds to pay his staff instead of housing prisoners, and Reason readers might recall that he completed some kind of media whore trifecta by combining Steven Seagal, a tank, and television cameras in order to arrest a man for alleged cock-fighting, but that led to yet another lawsuit. 

All this, yet the man has Republican primary candidates working for his endorsement as if it's a great honor — Michele Bachmann slobbered out the word "hero" during her attempts to get Arpaio's support, but he somewhat surprisingly threw that to Rick Perry, who is defending Arpaio even now.

But it turns out not only is Arpaio good at violating the rights of people who at best were actually in the country illegally, he is also really awful at following up on serious criminal complaints. While Sheriff Joe and his deputies were ignoring 400 sexual abuse reports between 2005 and 2007, many of which involved the Hispanic community, they were busy with their trademark heavy-handed immigration raids. Fifteen hundred people have been arrested or detained in these sweeping raids since 2008, but neither Arpaio nor his drones have the gift of identifying by sight which Hispanic-looking people are legally in the United States and which are not. According to his own office, just 57 percent of people caught or detained were are illegal immigrants. 

According to an excellent, in-depth report from the the Associated Press, the investigation also found:

Latino inmates with limited English skills were punished for failing to understand commands in English by being put in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day or keeping prisoners locked down in their jail pods for as long as 72 hours without a trip to the canteen area or making nonlegal phone calls….

Detention officers refused to accept forms requesting basic daily services and reporting mistreatment when the documents were completed in Spanish and pressured Latinos with limited English skills to sign forms that implicate their legal rights without language assistance.

The agency pressures Latinos with limited English skills to sign forms by yelling at them and keeping them in uncomfortably cold cells for long periods of time.

Furthermore:

The civil rights report said Latinos are four to nine times more likely to be stopped in traffic stops in Maricopa County than non-Latinos and that the agency's immigration policies treat Latinos as if they are all in the country illegally. Deputies on the immigrant-smuggling squad stop and arrest Latino drivers without good cause, the investigation found.

A review done as part of the investigation found that 20 percent of traffic reports handled by Arpaio's immigrant-smuggling squad from March 2006 to March 2009 were stops — almost all involving Latino drivers — that were done without reasonable suspicion. The squad's stops rarely led to smuggling arrests.

The harsh conclusions reached by the DOJ do not mean any kind of litigation is forthcoming, only that it's being seriously threatened. Arpaio has 60 days to begin to get his house in order, meanwhile the investigation continues and schadenfreude should reign throughout the land.

Reason on Joe Arpaio. 

(Hat tip to sloopyinca for that AP link. Image credit to Gage Skidmore/Wikipedia commons.)

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  1. Thank goodness that asshole might finally go down.

    1. So far nobody has said something that to me is obvious.
      Fine.
      Now what about Clarence Dupnik in Pima County?
      Seriously, for all his bluster and well documented douchebaggery, and plenty of actual harm he has done, has Joseph Arpaio even made it as the worst sheriff in Arizona?
      Remember Jose Guerena.

      1. Yeah and there was the one in Pinal that won Nanny of the Month awhile back for his footloose-inspired dancing bans, wasn’t there? Arizona sure does have shit test in sheriff-electing.

  2. Yo, where are the movie reviews?

    1. Uh, at the AV Club? Just a thought.

  3. “It’s so bad that the Department of Homeland Security announced they will no longer coordinate with Maricopa County on immigration enforcement.”

    Am I reading this right?

    As the Supreme Court decides to review Arizona’s immigration law–with the knock against it being that the State of Arizona has no right to enforce federal immigration law…

    The federal government refuses to enforce federal immigration law–because they don’t like what local law enforcement is doing in Arizona?

    Somethin’s gotta give!

    1. I think it means something a little different, Ken. The way I understand it, the DHS will not use the MCSD to assist in enforcement of federal immigration laws because they cannot trust them to not violate civil rights or to investigate correctly.

      Somebody correct me if I’m wrong here, but a lot of federal crime is investigated by local and state officials. They are typically part of a task force with the feds, but the grunt work is done by locals because the feds are just too thinly staffed (ha!) to do it all themselves. The MCSD has proven themselves to be so incompetent, biased and heavy-handed that the DHS has said “no thanks” to having them help out.

    2. No, what it means is that MCSO can’t be part of the S-Comm program, 287(g) (although I think Arpaio was already kicked out of that) and so on. Local law enforcement is allowed to enforce federal immigration law — the feds are not debating that point — but they have to follow the rules. SB1070 was an attempt by AZ to say, “we’re going to enforce it anyway and you can’t stop us!”

  4. Oh, and how come we can’t get this lucky on the drug war? Where some state refuses to enforce federal laws against marijuana, and the feds refuse to coordinate with local law enforcement on marijuana charges–because local law enforcement is prejudiced against people of color.

    1. Arizona isn’t refusing to enforce federal immigration laws. And the feds have decided not to coordinate with him cause it’s possible he might be a racist asshole that is enforcing law in a prejudiced manner.

      Not really in the DOJ’s best interest to be helping a racist xenophobe in an election year when your boss is trying to court the Latino vote. Plus you know, civil rights violations and all that.

      1. Are there any other forms of criminal activity the Feds don’t want to coordinate with him on, or is immigration they only one?

  5. Is this whole article an attempt at sarcasm? And as for… “They will no longer coordinate with Maricopa County on immigration enforcement.” When have they?

    1. When have they?

      Probably almost every day up until this investigation. See above.

    2. I too initially thought it was sarcasm, as being disliked by Eric Holders gun/drug/money running DOJ seems to be evidence of high ethics.

  6. [quote]The harsh conclusions reached by the DOJ do not mean any kind of litigation is forthcoming, only that it’s being seriously threatened. [/quote]
    So after a 3 year investigation they have ‘harsh conclusions” but can’t even say they are enough to have any charges or litigation. Sounds like they did not find much.

    1. Here‘s the litigation you ordered.

    2. How often do you see the DoJ punish somebody on their team? I would imagine in the law enforcement business, this is the equivalent of a floor censure in the House of Representin’.

      1. Right. It’s a bit like saying, “why was so and so placed on administrative leave? If he had done something really bad, I sure they would have fired him.”

        1. whether or not a cop did something bad, admin leave is not a punishment. it is a process whereby they are seperated from their normal duties PENDING an investigation

          there is this pesky thing called due process which must be followed in the case of internal discipline, and this pesky thing called gathering evidence before a criminal trial.

          admin leave is not a punishmnet. it’s simply a way to protect the rights of people involved prior to determining IF punishment is warranted.

          fwiw, my agency fired somebody today for misconduct. will it make the papers or reason? of course not. but it happens all the time

          guess what. he was placed on admin leave DURING the investigation

          1. “there is this pesky thing called due process which must be followed in the case of internal discipline, and this pesky thing called gathering evidence before a criminal trial.”

            You mean cops have rights too?

            1. yea, i know… shocking

              and note that in many cases, the cops have specific contracts (yea, contracts… how do these work) that mean that if management doesn’t do X, they are in violation of a contract

          2. there is this pesky thing called due process which must be followed….

            At what point does the dog shooting work its way into the process?

            1. I think the dog shooting part happens before the administrative leave.

              If you shot a dog after the administrative leave, then I think that would be a problem. I think that’s what administrative leave is all about–making sure you don’t shoot any more dogs during the investigation.

              That’s my guess anyway, but you’ll have to ask dunphy.

              1. troll-o-meter: .0001

          3. Right. And this 60 day period to comply isn’t a punishment either. It doesn’t mean that nothing wrong has gone on.

          4. Two things. First, I don’t suppose you know any hard numbers for how many cops get put on admin leave only to come back with no wrong doing being found? (I suspect it is not huge, but there are a decent amount of cases where the cop was wrong in the publics eyes and retains their job. And yes I know the public doesn’t get the whole story, but maybe they should if you want public opinion of these situations to be different.)

            Second, if Admin Leave is not a punishment, then why do the PR machines of the various police departments try to make it sound as though it is?

      2. jesus christ, this nonsense again?

        you really luv yer fantasies.

        DOJ *loves* prosecuting cops. sometimes, the case is famous (e.g. Rodney King), most often it is not

        it really is amazing all these false assumptions you have about law enforcement

        1. FTA: …, but his heavy-handed law enforcement tactics target Latinos in a manner which is both a violation of their civil rights and the Constitution.

          which would be criminal. But…(also FTA): The harsh conclusions reached by the DOJ do not mean any kind of litigation is forthcoming…

          Yeah, they say he’s breaking the law of the land, but they’re not going to prosecute him for it if he “cleans up his act.”

          Do they give bank robbers a list of things they need to “clean up” to avoid prosecution? Do they send letters to kidnappers after their investigations giving them a list of steps they can take to avoid running afoul of the law in the future? How about counterfeiters? Do they send them a request asking them to change their ways?

          No, no and no. They reserve those requests for guys in the club.

          1. no, see again… you see what you want to see…

            for pete’s sake

            “but his heavy-handed law enforcement tactics target Latinos in a manner which is both a violation of their civil rights and the Constitution”

            that does not necessarily mean they can pin SPECIFIC charges on HIM based on his alleged agency wide tactics.

            you have to have a specific act that he did that specifically violated federal codes.

            it is entirely possible for the above statement to be true and yet there not be a prosecutable case against arpaio

            do you grok the difference?

            again, the DOJ and the FBI have agents and prosecutors who make a fucking living investigating and prosecuting local cops.it’s what they do

            the idea that the justice dept. is sympatico with local police to the extent that they don’t prosecute police when they have a good case is laughable. but i know you believe this shit. it’s like an infection with you.

            and in the case of arpaio, who has made a living complaining that the feds are shirking their duty vis a vis immigration enforcement, and HE can do it better, etc. etc. are you really that stupid and tone deaf that you think the FBI wouldn’t bend over backwards to prosecute him?

            seriously?

            what you just did is take a quote from an article that summarizes an investigation that the DOJ did and conclude that the DOJ has a criminally actionable case that they are deciding not to prosecute

            for some reason, that PDF is refusing to load, so i can’t read the source document?

            did you?

            and if you did, can you identify that they have enough case facts to prosecute him?

            if so, then let me know. otherwise, it’s just you seeing what you want to see

            1. Well then, I guess he’s got a pretty good case of slander against the DoJ then. Accusing a LEO of blanket civil rights violations and serial breach of the Constitution are not charges to be made lightly, especially in an official reprimand/request to change behavior.

              And the steps they ask him to take are addressing direct and calculated violations of the CRA and the Constitution. They are telling him that he’s breaking the law. In fact, they’re telling him that he’s a serial lawbreaker and that he’s also been warned repeatedly to stop breaking it. What they aren’t telling him, however, is that he’s under arrest for doing it.

              Read the report. They are alleging that he is consistently and calculatedly breaking multiple laws, that they list.

              1. And I’m out. If you want to contend this after reading the DoJ report, go right ahead. You can slog it out with somebody else. I’m going to go have a few beers and not think about arguing with you for one night. I already had to apologize to everybody here (and they all told me I was doing Tebow’s work) for arguing all of this shit with you. I’m not going down that road again. The Karl Thompson murder of Otto Zehm argument the other day put me over the edge.

                Good night reason…until I come home drunk in about 6 hours.

              2. i CAN’t read the report, since the PDF won’t load

                but again, do you grok the difference between saying that his policies etc. are violative of rights, and actually having a criminally actionable case against him?

                those are not the same thing.

                i will ADMIT i am not that knowledgeable on these federal civil rights codes, contrast with many other aspects of the law — that i am familiar with

                i will not jump to a conclusion that they have an actionable case against him.

                you HAVE. if there is evidence of that, i am not aware of it, but what you are presenting is certainly not proof of it

                and again, the meta-thing, the idea that the DOJ doesn’t willingly prosecute cops is just patently absurd.

                i KNOW you really believe it, but it’s ridiculous

                here’s a decent article that reference the CRD of the DOJ…

                http://www.totse2.com/totse/en…..lrght.html

                1. Alright, edjukate me. Since the public constantly hears about these sacrosanct “policies and procedures” that, if followed, exonerate all actions, I’m truly curious.

                  Let’s say I am responsible for making policies & procedures that others must follow, and my policies & procedures violate the law…how am I not guilty of something criminal? Not to get all Godwin, but Hitler never personally killed a Jew. He just created the policies and procedures. At some point the person making the rules is responsible for the results.
                  But I could be wrong, it’s happened before.

                2. it really is amazing all these false assumptions you have about law enforcement

                  Yo dunphy. Here’s some unsolicited advice regarding all the brain-dead “libertarian” cop-haters:

                  To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.
                  –Thomas Paine

                  1. Hating on people that enforce bullshit laws is one of the most American things anyone can do. And we don’t just hate on cops.

                    FWIW, I think there are good cops out there that don’t abuse the power they wield and are actually interested in protecting and serving. But I live in Dallas so I know how shitty a good portion of cops can be.

          2. The crickets. Oh how they chirp!

    3. Arpaio’s douchebaggery is public record.

    4. That’s right, a 3 year investigation and they’ve got nothing. No grounds for prosecution, no law suit – nada. But they have made an historic press release.

      I’m pretty sure that if the feds shined a flashlight up any libertarians ass for three years we would be fitting him out with a prison jumpsuit right now.

  7. has used $99.5 million in public funds to pay his staff instead of housing prisoners

    You can bet there’s a Union somewhere behind this.

  8. Sheriff Joe Arpaio: No means yes. Yes means anal!

  9. The US Justice Department is unhappy with Sheriff Joe?

    Pot calling the kettle black.

    On a related note, Goldwater Institute prepared a scathing report on Joe’s department.

    1. “Something’s amiss when even the most conservative think tank in Arizona is calling on Sheriff Joe to get his act together.”.

      ‘Even’? Do these people know ANYTHING about Goldwater?

  10. OT: I’m posting this in the movie review thread also, because I think it’s that fucked up.

    Rich person claims rich people simply hoard wealth, and do not create jobs, uses himself as example.

    1. Pinko mother-fuckers doing what pinko mother-fuckers do best — dragging better civilizations to the edge of ruin by corrupting and obliterating the characteristics and nature that made them great.

      1. OK, they’ve got one person contradicting reality. Big fucking deal. Remember, there’s still a Flat Earth Society.

        1. One person? If by ‘one person’ you mean most Americans and the vast majority of the human race, sure. And yeah, it’s an awfully big fucking deal.

          Their ilk is a larger, more venomous Flat Earth Society.

          1. I meant one rich person saying he doesn’t create wealth or jobs. He’s the first one I’ve seen so far to come out and say that. The rest is just good old class warfare where the bottom 51% is almost always gonna say the other 49% are fucking them and should have part of their earnings confiscated and redistributed.

    2. That very well may be the most idiotic thing I have ever read. If not the most, then definitely in the top five.

  11. “Anybody seen a cockfight? I’m gonna keep comin’ back until someone REMEMBERS seein’ a cockfight.”

    1. Actually, I’ve been to several cockfights. When I lived in PR, we used to go to them all the time in Rio Grande and Ceiba. But the best one was in San Juan…Bayamon to me more exact.

      And the people across the street from me raised fighting cocks. My little dog, Paco, used to get under the fence and drive them crazy until those bastards poisoned him. God, I loved that dog.*

      *Protip: when you bury a dog near the rain forest in Puerto Rico, always bury it more than 2 feet deep as all of the plant growth underground will push it to the surface in about 10 days.

      1. when i worked as a cop in hawaii, i ran into (literally) a cock fight on two occasions, just driving down some very rural out of the way dirt road.

        at which point everybody scattered and that was the end of that.

        cockfighting is reasonably popular in hawaii

    2. I always imagined that the reason some people liked cockfighting was because it’s the closest thing we have to T-Rex fighting.

  12. Does Dunphy consider sheriffs and deputy sheriffs to be cops?

    Either way he wins.

    If he considers them cops, he can make his usual general assertion that cops enjoy a high favorability rating with the public according to poll after poll and then he can follow up his general assertion with a specific application of it by citing the unchanging wishes of Maricopa County’s electorate.

    If he avers that Sheriff Joe’s kind are not cops, he could cite all sorts of anecdotal evidence, say, like almost all of the cops to whom he has ever spoken to on the subject have told him that being a deputy sheriff is just one step up from being Paul Blart.

    1. of course deputy sheriff’s are cops.

      sheriffs are usually elected politicians. they may or may not be actual cops, or a politician playing cop

      sheriff deputies vary substantially. in some states, like Mass they are jail guards. they have very limited arrest powers, and do not do traditional patrol

      in many other states (like california, WA, etc.) sheriff’s are fully fledged LEO’s and do the exact same thing that city cops do, except with broader jurisdiction, and often more power (in many states sheriffs have both civil and criminal enforcement power… although usually, only special units in sheriff;’s dept’s will deal with civil stuff)

      but in brief, don’t be an idiot

      sheriff’s in AZ are just as much real cops (if not moreso) than city cops.

      that’s also true in my state, and in california (see: LASO)

      arpaio is a miserable piece of shit

      my father in law lives in maricopa county (retired cop) and he hates arpaio and thinks he’s a POS.

      i agree

      the maricopa county deputies i have met were cool, but arpaio is a dick

      my impression is that they don’t like him very much.

      i know the phoenix cops that i know can’t stand him

      fwiw, since sheriffs are ELECTED vs. city police chiefs, who are appointed, they TEND to be more autonomous and not simply butt boys for the politician that appointed them

      in that way, they are preferable

      however, it also gives them more discretion ot be assmunches, since they only answer to the electorate

  13. i have a relative, retired LEO, who lives in Arpaio’s jurisDICtion.

    he thinks arpaio is an unsufferable ass and an embarassment to law enforcement. he was offered the opportunity too join arpaio’s “posse” and he lol’d.

    arpaio is a grandstanding thug pos.

    1. You answered my question!

    2. The funny thing about this cocksucker is that he doesn’t even try to mask his thuggery — if you’re going to fuck with people’s lives and rights, at least do it skillfully.

      Arpaio ravages some dude’s life for some minor offense, brags about it, a few asswipes that have convinced themselves they love freedom beat off to his heavy-handed bullshit, and the cycle repeats.

      I hope he gets shot in the ass by a stereotypically chubby, short, traditionally dressed Mexican in a small car that also happens to suck at English, but is a citizen of the United States.

      1. You mean an older Hyundai Excel, right?

        1. Anything that’s really boxy and slow. And also give the Mexican a large, furry mustache. Even let him have a statuette of a donkey with some coffee cans in the back seat.

          Wait, and watch the fury on Arpaio’s face as his cranial cavity ruptures/his head explodes.

          1. You’re not leaving much room for his statue and/or two foot window sticker of the Virgin of Guadaloupe.

            1. And don’t forget about the snakeskin boots — he has GOT to be wearing snakeskin boots when one of his .40s kicks Arpaio in the ass.

              1. I assume his belt will have a cowboy design and a huge buckle?

                1. You kidding me? Of course! And he’ll be pretty backwards on technology, too, and his Mexican-ness will naturally repel Apraio’s Taser’s shock.

  14. Why would an Hispanic even live in Maricopa County?

    It’s like a Jew supporting Ron Paul.

    1. Shut the fuck up, Colon.

      1. The best part is that his attempt at dem style plantation politics is full of shit because most Jews vote TEAM BLUE who TEAM RED people also call anti-semitic.

        1. Speaking of Teh Jooz, the Simon Weisenthal Center is none too pleased at the Center for American Progress and all their Jew-baiting hate speech.

          1. Don’t you know that if you bitch about the billions that are confiscated from productive folks stateside in order to give it to the Jewish state and don’t bitch about the billions going to the arab states, you are anti-semetic?

            Even if one is an anarchist who opposes ALL foreign aid?

            Yep.

    2. You mean like Murray Rothbard?

  15. And not a one of you assholes has given me shit for the Hat Tip.

    1. Here, have this photo I secretly took while you were seducing a hot chick:

      http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7306/126gn.jpg

      You’re one serious badass, dude.

      1. Derp. She’s too skinny. Why don’t you fuck a skeleton. Derp.

      2. Are you on the far side of those other two people? Tell them to move I can’t see you in the photo.

      3. Once I was able to remove my eyes from the female, I noticed that the male in question is wearing some seriously gay undies. If that dude is about to get laid, he’s going to be staring at the ceiling and thinking about Dwayne Johnson.

  16. Episiarch|12.15.11 @ 6:29PM|#|show direct|ignore
    “Anybody seen a cockfight? I’m gonna keep comin’ back until someone REMEMBERS seein’ a cockfight.”

    reply

    Oh shit. I didn’t see that was from Epi when I replied. I’m sure his version of “cockfighting” involves him and dunphy popping two viagra each, dressing up as the San Diego Chicken and Foghorn Leghorn, respectively, with holes cut in the front and back part, covered in bacon grease and set loose on the elevator of the Space Needle with the winner declared once submission and penetration are achieved.

    Mine involves roosters.

    1. I see Epi dressed as Deputy Dog.

      More consistent with the theme.

      1. i frankly don’t have a visual of epi

        people like pip, i suspect are fat pimply nerds (or skinnyfat nerds) playing on their computers in their mama’s basement while mom feeds them hot pockets and wipes their ass

        i know that epi is a lover of good food, as am i… but that doesn’t mean he would be a fatfuck. lots of us foodies are not

        so, i’m not sure if he’d be sexy enough to fuck, sorry

        1. Notice that their girth is the only part of the imagery dunphy contested?

          Sick bastard. 😛

          1. that’s a fair cop

            i actually don’t like men (in that way ) nttiawwt, but i do tend to like mesomorphic women, since that’s the culture i come from.

            iow, i like my wimminz with some muscles.

            yelena isibayeva, for example

            or women olympic lifters (usually under 65 kilos or so)

          2. Like dunphy, i have a relative (wife’s uncle) who lives in Maricopa County and also retired from the LAPD.

            He can’t stand Sheriff Joe.

            He claims to have written him letters critical of his practices and policies and that he’s called the talk shows to vent.

            The few times we have gotten together, this subject naturally arises. He gets an atta boy from me – on this subject.*

            See, this is not a cophate forum.

            * Full disclosure: My wife is both the executrix and principal beneficiary of his will.

            1. like i said, the impression i get is that his own deputies aren’t in love with him either.

              i generally think it’s pretty cool that sheriffs are elected vs. chiefs, who are usually appointed

              however, one drawback is … arpaio and those like him… clearly, as an elected official he cares more about doing the kind of shit he thinks will get him votes vs. doing the right thing. granted, MAYBE he thinks ignoring sexual assault investigations is the right thing, but if he really thinks that , he’s a worse POS than i think he is… and considering how much of a POS i think he is, that’s pretty difficult

    2. Yours sound much more interesting…from a spectators standpoint.

  17. ‘reign’, not ‘rein.

    1. Go to hell, Sawney!

  18. US GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RUN BY RADICAL LIBERAL PROGRESSIVES.

    There is only one cure for the corruption in Washington and that is joining the TEA PARTY. Thousands of fraudulent programs will be exposed and billions of dollars will be saved. This confronts the rot that has entered the Democratic and the Republican parties, and the astronomical deficit that America is suffering from. Read some undisclosed evidence at Judicial Watch, a legal non-profit, and the opposite to the Communist backed ACLU; a panderer to the illegal alien invaders. In addition, NumbersUSA gives you in depth analysis of costs to taxpayers and insider news from Congress. Lastly, the controversial website of “American Patrol” gives you one-click Bridging editions to the nationwide media, where the truth prevails.

    Newt Gingrich, Presidential candidate has been found to be weak on illegal immigration. On NumbersUSA website he has a grade of (D-). Former speaker Gingrich is not a true TEA PARTY Leader. While his counterpart Mitt Romney has already opened the Pandora’s Box on at his the National Hispanic Assembly conference, Romney said without mentioning Gingrich name, that finally, we must stop providing the incentives that encourage illegal immigration. As governor, I vetoed legislation that would have provided in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants. Romney also emphasis of by completing the construction of a high-tech fence,” Perhaps he has analyzed the weakness of the current single layer fence and not the double layer fence designed by Rep. Duncan Hunter in the President George Bush era. This was a corridor of information to inform the audience, that such things as tuition for illegal aliens, is against federal law and bypasses U.S. citizens who should always come first. This is similar situation when Mayors and other elected official say they are going to suppress assisting ICE, with the removal of every illegal alien under such laws as ‘Secure Communities’ or State recognized ‘E-Verify.’

    The flood of illegal workers almost certainly constitutes an invasion. The TEA PARTY will table any form of Amnesty or Immigration Reform and will apply the statutes in the 1986 Simpson/Mazzoli with strict enforcement according to the bill. Any Sanctuary City or State ordinances designed to cater to illegal aliens, will lose federal funding and expect ICE sweeps in the future. E-Verify and “Secure Communities” will no longer be a voluntary measure, but applied as a mandate to every state. The TEA PARTY will amend the 14th Amendment, so 300.000 children of illegal aliens annually can no longer obtain a foothold in America, to ransack the people’s welfare programs and public assistance.

    1. Remember illegal aliens do vote in federal elections, and we all need to contact our politicians, to either issue an official to scrutinize voter rolls, or specifically absentee ballots.

    2. ISSUE a mandatory federal ID card, for all Americans, for voting at a minimal fee for the low income. This will end the fraudulent exposure of groups as Acorn and multiple registrations from the same people.

    3. Make illegal entry into the United States, punishable as a felony, not a civil offense.

    4. Build the real 2006 Double border Fence.

    5. The TEA PARTY will not tolerate illegal immigration or any form of amnesty, including Sanctuary cities, dream acts or covert enactments by disguising Immigration Reform.

    6. The TEA PARTY will support Arizona, Alabama, Georgia and other states against any retribution by the Democratic or Republican establishment.

    7. Stand with Arizona (the original voice of commonsense to halt illegal alien invaders; hold firm with Sheriff Joe Arpaio a strong advocate against the US government to control unfettered illegal immigration and the $113 Billion dollar cost of unfunded mandates for states.) Stan with Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Utah, and Indiana of the bludgeoning attacks by the Department of IN-Justice to curtail their policing laws, which have been enacted to stop the hemorrhaging of state treasuries in support of 20 million illegal aliens settled countrywide. IMPEACH LIBERAL ERIC HOLDER!

    There is nothing wrong with Lama Smiths E-Verify “the Legal Workforce Act.” At the very least, it is a step in the right direction. Even if E-Verify has some flaws and some illegal aliens are able to obtain employment, it won’t last very long. Those hired illegally will be caught eventually when the irregularities are corrected with the electronic verification program. It’s better to have something as a deterrent, than to have nothing at all. E-Verify and to some extent ‘Secure Communities’ is an official order to fingerprint of all individuals who pass through booking halls of police precincts. This is all we have at this present time, to slow and finally end the hiring of illegal workers. E-Verify will place the burden firmly on every United States business, to check every new hire or be sanctioned, fined or even be imprisoned.

    Of course the usual radical voices are raised, as critics opposing this Historical Immigration Bill, H.R. 2885 are searching for any loophole to drag it down. They are using what inflammatory rhetoric or lies they can muster against the passage of E-Verify “the Legal Workforce Act.” First they contest it that legal American workers could be turned away in being hired. So that person just addresses their grievances by going to their local Social security office; illegal aliens will stay well clear of this agency. None of the media will inform their readership of this? Learn more information at NumbersUSA. Other websites that will deliver the facts about the criminal element, with wide ranging access to the E-media is American Patrol. We can all stand with our fellow jobless countryman by Calling House and Senate Leadership NOW Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

    Join a local TEA PARTY is end illegal immigration, the ruthless spread of the Liberal ‘Political Correctness’ agenda; restrict the giant growth of central government and return the power to sovereign states; dispatch the antiquated tax code for a flat tax, and equal for all, with no special privileges for the wealthy or giant corporations; listen to Donald Trump and tax goods from China, as they are taxing our products.

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    Tomorrow the House Judiciary Committee is going to vote on H.R.3261, the Stop Online Privacy Act, or SOPA for short. As I have previously outlined, this legislation would destroy the internet as we know it and severely impinge on free speech and the spread of information. — If this passes committee, which all indications say it likely will, it could be voted on by the whole of the House of Representatives.

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    1. Taxpaying Americans work for a living–they don’t have time to read all of that!

  19. Less than 100 comments before a Paleocon comes in to troll an immigration article. Isnt that a new record?

    1. And even better, this one calls for a national ID card, and mass fingerprinting.

      Fascism is the only way to end the illegal “invasion”!

      1. And meanwhile, God damn SOPA is going to infringe on freedom of speech.

        Nice trolling, nice trolling.

        1. Nah, too late. Nobody saw it but me and thee (and Cynical).

          A real troll would have thrown that bad-boy up as the sixth comment in the thread.

          And then reposted it further down, possibly in reply to the replies to his original post.

          I should open a troll school.

  20. Joe Arpaio is the same kind of cocksucker as the Indonesian “law enforcement” who hassled the punk rock kids.

  21. Sure, Arpaio is a sack of shit, but who is the illiterate at AP that writes the following crap and who at Reason quotes it without a [sic] in sight:

    “making nonlegal phone calls”

    “to sign forms that implicate their legal rights”

  22. is joe arpaio an enforcer of justice who got carried away or a sadistic racist? http://littlebiggy.org/2879007

  23. makes me want to live in his county so i can vote for him. We all know that if he did anything illegal the fed would have jumped on him hard instead of what it is doing. wow they don’t like the pink suit boo hoo.
    An they alledge the don’t know english but the know enough to drive around and read the street signs? Over 50% is great odds when finding criminals. they could always go back home if they don’t like the way they are treated.

  24. I am no fan of Arpaio but this “investigation” was run by the US Department of Justice – really? The same people who facilitated gun running by the US Government to Mexican drug lords? The same people who are explicitly pursuing racial policies of defending only certain races of people?

    Arpaio’s sin, in the DOJ’s eyes, is just that his bull is goring the “wrong” victims.

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