Phoenix Mayor Asks US Department of Justice to Investigate Arpaio
The Mayor of Phoenix, Phil Gordon, “wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey asking that the Justice Department's civil-rights
division and the FBI investigate Arpaio's immigration crackdowns. He alleged that the sweeps included "a pattern and practice of conduct that
includes discriminatory harassment, improper stops, searches and arrests.”” [Arizona Republic, 11/24/08]
Members of AZ Legislature Support Mayor’s Call For Federal Probe of Arpaio
According to the AP, some members of the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus are supportive of “…Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon‟s call for a federal
probe into…Arpaio‟s recent crime sweeps in Hispanic neighborhoods. Lawmakers [said] the sheriff's tactics are tantamount to racial-profiling and
reflect poorly on all Arizonans, regardless of their ethnic heritage.” [AP, 4/18/08]
Arpaio Stages Phony Murder Plot Against Himself, Accused Released for Wrongful Imprisonment, County Pays over $1 million to Settle
In 2004 a man was released from prison after being wrongly accused of plotting to kill Arpaio. Evidence suggested that Arpaio‟s office staged the
plot and the County agreed to pay over $1 million to settle the case. The County‟s insurance policy paid an additional un-released amount. [Phoenix
New Times, 10/28/08]
AZ Jewish Leaders Decry Arpaio’s Racial Profiling
According to the East Valley Tribune, AZ area rabbis “…said they found it distressing that „it appears that people are being profiled and
detained ... on the basis of their race and ethnicity, and that this policy is creating an environment of fear and intimidation‟ in the community
among both legal and illegal immigrants. „We feel that this policy can only lead to the further dehumanization of individuals and groups of
individuals in our community‟… Arpaio may be acting within the law, they said, but his actions are not consistent with America's founders "who
passionately believed in the value of freedom and justice for all.” [East Valley Tribune, 4/18/08]
Arpaio Advocates Forced Labor
The Washington Post reports that Arpaio favors forcing jailed immigrants to sleep “in tents and feeding them bologna sandwiches,” Arpaio said.
[Washington Post, 5/20/06]
Arpaio Proud of Increased Fear in Immigrant Community
“Some undocumented workers say they are afraid to drive because of Arpaio‟s crackdown. Others say they are considering leaving the state, which,
advocates say, could hurt the economy. Arpaio said that indicates his crackdown, aimed at deterring illegal immigration, is working.” “If you say
they are leaving, I have accomplished my mission,” Arpaio said. [Arizona Republic, 10/17/07]
Is is not funny how CHRISTIANS love him?
Is that not HYSTERICAL and pure golden hypocrisy?
I'm sure the ultra-liberal Jesus Christ would have loved that!!!
These traitors to democracy speak of liberty and freedom, yet they adore people who openly disregard human rights and are drunk in power.
Praise him, like the Germans slowly starting praising the Nazis when they took away the jews to labor camps.
This Eternal coward arrests people who disagree with him.
He makes up stories.
He barges into private property to arrest editors that exposed him for the fraud he is.
He is a sociopath, a maniac who laughs at his supporters who don't even realize he is a racist and a lover of fascism - not democracy.
What nice supporters of his, fans of Adolf Hitler and loyal to Fascism :
I leave you with this:
In Germany they first came for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me —
and by that time no one was left to speak up
[edit on 7-10-2009 by thebeast2012]