Friday, March 13, 2009

U.S. Justice Department Investigates America’s Sheriff

From CNSNews, “Justice Dept. Investigates Arizona Sheriff for Enforcing Immigration Law,” the Justice department is investigating Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He, of course, is the famous Arizona sheriff who has been in the news for his “interesting” handling of prisoners and enforcement of laws.

So, Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), and Robert Scott (D-Va.) requested to investigate the Sheriff. Why? Ask them, because it doesn’t make sense to me.

He is successfully finding, arresting, and deporting “illegal” immigrants. He is using the state and federals laws to do so. The Justice department is using the following laws to investigate Arpaio:

- Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994,42 U.S.C. §14141 ("Section 14141")
- Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968,42 U.S.C. § 3789d ("Safe Streets Act"),
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-7 ("Title Yr') Safe Streets Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3789d(c)."

Yes, the government is investigating Arpaio for discrimination and violation of the rights of “illegal” immigrants. Hey, new flash: THEY ARE ILLEGAL! They broke the law to be here. So, arrest them! Where is the common sense here?

Arpaio should not be arrested for doing his duty so well. Maricopa County and the state of Arizona should give him a medal and erect a monument. Sheriff Arpaio is a hero, not a criminal.

To show how affective Arpaio raids have been, the article has some interesting statistics:

The press release goes on to say that 20 percent of inmates in the Maricopa County Jail are illegal aliens and that of those, 2,000 illegal aliens - 70 percent - were arrested for felony crimes.Those felony crimes committed included the following: forgery, 12 percent; kidnapping, 10 percent; aggravated assault, 7 percent; driving under the influence, 7 percent; drug charges, 27 percent; robbery, 3 percent; murder, 3 percent; and theft, 4 percent.”

This injustice exemplifies how Liberals have distorted our laws to defend known criminal. This, also, shows how the Left smears and attacks heroes and glorifies the deviants.

Keep up the great work Sheriff Arpaio, we salute you!


  1. They are illegal. They have no "civil" rights. But, hey, when democrats want to subvert America, why let a few facts stand in the way.

    (saw you at Flopping Aces, and decided to pop on over.)


  2. Good deeds will not go unpunished.

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  4. The problem we have is that too many local authorities refuse to assist the feds in enforcing immigration law.

    Do the Dems that want to punish Sheriff Joe really think they are helping to solve that problem by going after the one man who DOES enforce federal law?