Friday, September 3, 2010

Arpaio's telling it like it is again.............from the HOT SEAT

The following is an official statement by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio regarding today's lawsuit filed against his office by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C. for alleged refusal to turn over documents. It is followed by another statement from his Washington, D.C. attorney, Bob Driscoll.

"The Obama administration has filed three lawsuits against Arizona in the last few weeks ... one against a college district, one against the state of Arizona and now one against my office. Each lawsuit centers on something to do with alleged racial
discrimination.
These actions make it abundantly clear that Arizona, including this Sheriff, IS Washington's new whipping boy. Now it's time to take the gloves off. As for today's lawsuit against my office: These people in Washington met with my attorneys only a few days ago. And in that meeting, Washington got our
cooperation; they admitted they already have thousands of pages of the requested documents; and they were given access to interview my staff and get into my jails. They smiled in our faces and then stabbed us in the back with this lawsuit. The Obama administration intended to sue us all along, no matter what we did to try to
avert it.
Washington isn't playing fair and it's time Americans everywhere wake up and see this administration for what it really is. Calculating, underhanded at times and
certainly not looking out for the best interests of the legal citizens residing in this
country. "

MORE

STATEMENT OF ROBERT N. DRISCOLL,
COUNSEL TO SHERIFF JOSEPH ARPAIO AND THE MARICOPA
COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

"Today's lawsuit by the Department of Justice is part of a deliberate media strategy to "get tough" on Sheriff Arpaio and the
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and undermine immigration enforcement by a local Sheriff who is trying desperately to make up for this Administration's own indifference to the topic.
The DOJ suit speaks loudly by what it does not say.
It does not allege that Sheriff Arpaio or the MCSO have discriminated against anyone because the DOJ, after 18 months of soliciting allegations against Sheriff Arpaio, has come up empty. Even the purported basis for the suit, which alleges a lack of "cooperation," is a sham. In fact, after meeting with the DOJ last week, just last Friday, on behalf of MCSO,
I informed the DOJ that MCSO would cooperate with all reasonable document requests and would schedule tours of MCSO facilities and interviews with senior MCSO command staff. We were awaiting a response from DOJ, and this lawsuit is apparently it. Clearly DOJ is more interested filing its third lawsuit in as manyweeks against Arizona defendants than in looking into the allegations that
purportedly gave rise to its investigation. This lawsuit is nothing more than an attempt to obscure the fact that DOJ still has no case. Today's suit over documents does not change that."

So, the Sheriff's office is perfectly willing to comply with whatever more documentation the DOJ wants and they're hit with a lawsuit instead. What do you think Sheriff Arpaio should to? And what message does this send to illegal aliens?


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12 comments:

Always On Watch said...

The federal government is "at war" with the state of Arizona.

Expect more attempted litigation.

Linda said...

We know what message is being sent to the illegal immigrants is...the American government wants you here.

I hope the sheriff and Arizona can survive. I wish all the states had as much common sense as Arizona. Kansas, copy them!

Anonymous said...

I love that man!! I only wish we could clone him. I've followed his career for several years.

Silvrlady

FairWitness said...

This is such a miscarriage of justice. We have got to do something about Eric Holder and the radicals who are destroying freedom at our own Justice Dept.

If I were Sheriff Arpaio I would be doing exactly what he's doing. Telling the truth about this with my head held high. When the wolf is at the door, you stand up straight, stick out your chest and dare that bastard to come any closer.

If Arpaio is going down, he's taking them with him. My money's on the Sheriff!

Joe Conservative said...

Six months before suing Arizona, a report of an independent investigation by DOJ of Sherrif Joe's department lauds their competence and professionalism...

...so the decision to sue wasn't a partisan poltical one????

Steve Harkonnen said...

The gloves really are off now. Sheriffs all across America need to unite. They have more power than the administration.

Brooke said...

This is blatant legal intimidation and bullying.

Does the Obama administration's shame never end?

Anonymous said...

AOW is right. The Feds are at war with Arizona.

The Obama administration will not tolerate any challenge to, or even disagreement with, their overblown sense of dictatorial power.

Their kneejerk response to what they see as disbedience, as if a state must be compliant to any wish or unfounded demand the executive has, flies in the face of what a sovereign state is.

Rather than the feds declaring a miles long no go zone in Arizona, now run by Mexican drug cartels, they choose to go after Arizona itself and a Sheriff who is doing his job. This witch hunt can end very badly, if the administraton goes too far.

This is but one example of the federal government behaving as if it were some third world dictatorship.

Arizona is essentially undergoing an invasion which so far, is enjoying the aid and comfort of the US federal government.

Furthermore, Arizona is being used to warn or intimidate any other State which crosses the federal government. They're being made an example of what can happen if any State stands up for it's state's rights.

I think the Obama administration wants all power over everything, including the states. Their power grab will not be complete until they control every aspect of this country and her people.

The Sheriff does not come under the jurisdiction of the federal government. The DOJ is way off base here, but as we can see, when our Constitution is torn asunder, there is nothing to stop the big bully on the block!

Pris

David Wyatt said...

Unbelievable, but not really from this administration. They oughtta be giving him medals rather than fits. If they're not gonna help him, then get outta his way!

Major said...

"I think the Obama administration wants all power over everything, including the states.

Thats precisely why this arrogant, simple minded asshole is going down. Horizontal or vertical. This warped moron has no respect for the rights of all the states..to refuse federal dictates.
Personally...and I know most of you disagree with...is another civil war. Which Arizona and many other states are engaged in.

Why should more than 45 states want the scum, bottom feeding, corrupt government dictating our rights?

I...look forward to the building, justifiable...conflict.

Not that long ago ( lest we forget ) Americans with conviction, honor and purpose...fought against the identical oppression of a soft spoken. jive ass, treasonous, chicago hoodlum...that we were fooled into following.

Phlager...was right.

And I hate this man....as much as I hated Hitler, Stalin. Kruschev or Saddam.

Major

Anonymous said...

It was reported this morning on Fox, that ICE performed a complete investigation of Arpaio a few months ago, and he was cleared of any wrongdoing.

I guess this is round two. After all the administration doesn't have anything better to do, right?

What do they care if two Arizona sheriffs have Mexican drug cartel death threats hanging over their heads, Arpaio being one of them.

How disgusting and shameful.

Pri

MK said...

i hope he prevails against the leftist trash, past history tells me that he has and hopefully he will in the future.