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    Default Sheriff Arpaio: Hard On Minorities, Soft On Child-Molesters

    We all know by now that while Sheriff Arpaio was on his own personal anit-immigrant crusade and intimidate opposing local politicians, violent crime skyrocketed in his jurisdiction even as it dropped in the jurisdictions of less ideologically driven Sheriffs.

    Now, a recent report reveals that Sheriff Arpiao refused to investigate over 400 sex crimes many involving children.

    Maricopa County Sheriff's Office mishandled sex cases, report says

    Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...#ixzz1ND5hUq7M

    The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office failed to adequately investigate more than 400 sex-crime cases, including dozens in El Mirage, over a two-year period because of poor oversight and former Chief Deputy David Hendershott's desire to protect a key investigator from bad publicity, according to documents pertaining to a recent internal investigation released by the Sheriff's Office.

    The errors led to interminable delays for victims of serious crimes who waited years for the attackers to be brought to justice, if they were ever caught.

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    More than 50 El Mirage sex-crime cases, most involving young children reportedly victimized by friends or family, went uninvestigated after police took an initial report. The lack of oversight was so widespread in El Mirage that it affected other cases: roughly 15 death investigations, some of them homicides with workable leads, were never presented to prosecutors, and dozens of robberies and auto-theft cases never led to arrests.



    Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...#ixzz1ND5RxX61

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    Granny says, "Dat's right Sheriff Joe, don't let `em push ya around - tell `em to stick it where the sun don't shine!...

    U.S. sues Arpaio's office over treatment of Latinos
    May. 10, 2012 The U.S. Justice Department's racial-profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will prolong a case that already has languished for years unless negotiators find common ground for a settlement.
    The suit, filed Thursday, accuses deputies of discriminating against Latino residents and seeks injunctive relief from a federal judge. It marks just the second time since the federal police-reform act was passed in 1994 that the Justice Department has been forced to file a contested lawsuit against a law-enforcement agency, Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez said. If experience is any barometer, finding common ground for a settlement could prove difficult. The only other such case the Justice Department has taken to court took three years and several million dollars to settle, and the parties in that case were less polarized than Arpaio and his federal nemesis.

    Perez said Thursday that his agency was left with no choice but to file suit against the five-term sheriff, his office and the county after Arpaio's attorneys balked at a demand for a court-appointed monitor to ensure the Sheriff's Office complied with any settlement terms. The sheriff has repeatedly rejected the notion of a court-appointed monitor with sweeping powers, and his attorneys blamed the Justice Department for being intractable on the issue. Arpaio said he welcomed the court challenge. "We are not racist, we do not racial- profile. There's no systemic proof of that," Arpaio said Thursday. "Quite frankly, I'm happy (they sued)."

    But Perez said he was saddened by the turn of events that led the federal government to file only its second lawsuit since reforms were enacted after the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles. "I come here today with a profound sense of disappointment ... because, based on our experience, I feel like we had a pretty good handle on some of the solutions that would work and would make (Arpaio) look good and would make the community better and would make the community safer," Perez said.

    A three-year Justice Department investigation concluded in December that sheriff's deputies and detention officers discriminated against Latinos in patrol and jail operations. The investigation initially was stalled by the sheriff's refusal to turn over records, which delayed the probe for 18 months and forced the federal government to sue for the documents in September 2010. That suit was resolved in 2011. Arpaio has repeatedly charged that the investigation was politically motivated and that the suit is timed to coincide with President Barack Obama's re-election bid.

    Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/politi...#ixzz1ueionaiI
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    'I Am Not Going to Surrender My Office to the Federal Government,' Sheriff Arpaio Says
    May 10, 2012 — As defiant as ever, get-tough Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces a federal court showdown over charges that deputies on his trademark immigration patrols racially profiled Latinos in violation of civil rights law.
    After months of negotiations failed to reach a settlement over the allegations, the U.S. Justice Department took the rare step Thursday of suing. "We have invariably been able to work collaboratively with law enforcement agencies to build better departments and safer communities," Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez said. Arpaio and his department "have been a glaring exception," said Perez, who heads the civil rights division.

    The main issue that caused talks to break down last month was federal officials' insistence that Arpaio agree to a court-appointed monitor for the department. Arpaio objected, saying it would undermine his authority. "I am not going to surrender my office to the federal government," a visibly angry Arpaio said at an afternoon news conference. "I will fight this to the bitter end." The lawsuit means that a federal judge will decide the escalating, long-standing dispute.

    The Justice Department, which had been investigating Arpaio on civil rights allegations for more than three years and faced a similar impasse earlier in the investigation, said it was left with no choice but to sue the sheriff to seek the court-appointed monitor it wants to oversee the law enforcement agency. The DOJ had filed another lawsuit against Arpaio that alleged his office refused to fully cooperate with a request for records and access to jails and employees. It was settled last summer after the office complied.

    The latest lawsuit comes as part of the DOJ's effort to enforce a law passed after the verdict in the Rodney King police brutality case and the Los Angeles riots. It bans police from systematically violating constitutional rights. Normally, settlements are filed in court as part of lawsuits that aren't contested by the police agencies. Since the law's passage, federal officials said that only once before has the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against a police department with which they were unable to reach an agreement. In 1999, they filed a lawsuit against Columbus, Ohio, police, but the two sides eventually settled, Perez said.

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    So here is my suggestion: Forget bombs -- we should drop Obama administration policy makers on Iraq and Syria. That would ensure the ruin of the Islamic State in no time!

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    Go on....

    Why don't you start with showing us evidence there was reason to go forward with investigating these allegations. You DO realize that many allegations are false. Did you ever stop to think that these 400 allegations simply have no merit?

    Look, I know you have Sheriff Joe, but you need to wipe the drool off your chin and come up with something workable. This is a non-story and the desperation is palpable.
    Some timely advice for empty suit Barack Hussein Obama, from a man far wiser than him:

    "A real leader does not need to point, he is content to lead."

    — Henry Miller, author

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltky View Post
    Granny says, "Dat's right Sheriff Joe, don't let `em push ya around - tell `em to stick it where the sun don't shine!...

    U.S. sues Arpaio's office over treatment of Latinos
    May. 10, 2012 The U.S. Justice Department's racial-profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will prolong a case that already has languished for years unless negotiators find common ground for a settlement.


    See also:

    'I Am Not Going to Surrender My Office to the Federal Government,' Sheriff Arpaio Says
    May 10, 2012 — As defiant as ever, get-tough Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces a federal court showdown over charges that deputies on his trademark immigration patrols racially profiled Latinos in violation of civil rights law.
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    This lawsuit is frivilous. Dozens of Maricopa deputies are Hispanic. They launched this lawsuit process after the Obama Admin was only in office for 49 DAYS and only 6 months after ICE gave MCSO a rave review - even on compliance with Federal racial profiling guidelines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddwv View Post
    We all know by now that while Sheriff Arpaio was on his own personal anit-immigrant crusade and intimidate opposing local politicians, violent crime skyrocketed in his jurisdiction even as it dropped in the jurisdictions of less ideologically driven Sheriffs.

    Now, a recent report reveals that Sheriff Arpiao refused to investigate over 400 sex crimes many involving children.
    You failed to report the last paragraph of the article which states:

    {The Sheriff's Office confirmed that detectives reactivated 432 sex-crimes cases from throughout the Valley after concerns were raised, making 19 arrests. Of the remainder, 115 were determined to be unfounded, 67 were classified as "cold cases" and 221 were "exceptionally" cleared without arrest.}

    Time to move on.

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    HAHAHA!! Awesome! Thanks for finding that. I had a feeling it was a scam. And it's always great when you show a scammer his scam with the words he posted.

    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shilliam Watner View Post
    You failed to report the last paragraph of the article which states:

    {The Sheriff's Office confirmed that detectives reactivated 432 sex-crimes cases from throughout the Valley after concerns were raised, making 19 arrests. Of the remainder, 115 were determined to be unfounded, 67 were classified as "cold cases" and 221 were "exceptionally" cleared without arrest.}

    Time to move on.
    Some timely advice for empty suit Barack Hussein Obama, from a man far wiser than him:

    "A real leader does not need to point, he is content to lead."

    — Henry Miller, author

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceFrehley View Post
    HAHAHA!! Awesome! Thanks for finding that. I had a feeling it was a scam. And it's always great when you show a scammer his scam with the words he posted.

    Good job!
    You're welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceFrehley View Post
    HAHAHA!! Awesome! Thanks for finding that. I had a feeling it was a scam. And it's always great when you show a scammer his scam with the words he posted.

    Good job!
    You're welcome.

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