Joe Arpaio on Blast by Tom Perez, Courtesy of Dennis Gilman (w/Update, Part 2)

Tom Perez blasts Sheriff Joe in Phoenix yesterday

Hey, did you hear that the U.S. Department of Justice is suing Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

Well, in case you were hibernating beneath a saguaro on Thursday, Assistant U.S. Attorney General Tom Perez was in town to blast everyone's least-favorite sheriff for his racial-profiling, Latino-hatin', constitution-trashin' ways, and to explain the reasons for the DOJ's lawsuit. 

Independent journalist and videographer Dennis Gilman was on the scene and caught Perez's entire press conference. 

This is part one of that historic presser. Gilman will soon post Perez's Q & A session with reporters. Gilman got in a significant query about whether or not the DOJ will join the ACLU's racial profiling lawsuit against Arpaio, which goes to trial July 19. So stay tuned for part two.

A transcript of Perez's remarks is below. Sure, we'd rather see Arpaio marched through the streets of Phoenix in stripes and shackles, like he did to many of his Hispanic prisoners a couple of years ago. But here in Sand Land, we'll take what we can get, justice-wise.

Update: See Part 2 of this presser after the jump.


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Anon
Anon

There's more than one cockroach in the kitchen.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Check out Perez referring to Maricopa as "Montgomery" at 00:55 into the video!!!

Michael Powers
Michael Powers

Joe Arpaio's longevity as sheriff only proves that crimes doesn't pay on a small scale.  It pays on a big one.  Those who kept voting him into office were OK with these crimes because Arpaio catered to their fears and prejudices, and they were confident that those crimes would only be directed at those they hated.

It is they, not Arpaio, that I blame most.  Arpaio is just an unremarkable little toad of a man.  The world is full of them.  Those who kept him in office neglected their duty as citizens, and Americans.

If I don't love your liberty as I do my own, then neither one of us is free.

Marcy
Marcy

I look forward to criminal charges being filed.  

Americal69
Americal69

when the trial comes he be in Mafia defense mode.  you know, show up with a neck brace in a wheel chair, can't remember nothin.

Ignatius Ibsage
Ignatius Ibsage

hang in there sheriff joe.  you are a true american hero !

Car_del99
Car_del99

If you practice to be a TURD , sooner or later you end up in the toilet." and that's where the joker is heading

Car_del99
Car_del99

I can almost hear the toilet flushing, with the joker in the bowl

Danielle Russell
Danielle Russell

"Perez told The Daily ... federal money can’t be distributed to organizations that violate the Constitution." So why do the 31 U.S. sanctuary cities who openly violate federal immigration laws continue to get federal money? And why hasn't Holder and Obama sued those cities?

Bobby
Bobby

The problem is I've read that Mr. Perez is a member of the racist Mexican/Hispanic organization LA RAZA. He this is true, should recuse himself from the case due to conflict of interest.

Nmraider
Nmraider

After watching the second video and seeing the local media not even mention most of what was said on the news coverage I'm a little pissed of. 
They ask the right questions but they dont let us hear the answers. Thats fucked up! 

sveny
sveny

The federal abuse of power investigation into flaccid joe began under Dubya's watch, this is hardly a political witchhunt.  It's become recounted many times by people who worked daily with this fool that the corrupt RICO scheme to charge innocent individuals was crafted by Arpaio, who then remained a central figure in the entire sordid affair. There's been less evidence available in murder trials to secure a conviction than what is available here.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I for one am glad to see that Mr. Perez recognizes that criminal abuse of power exists within the MCSO and the MCSO shurf.

"I would rather fix the problem than debate the existence of a problem."

Here's an idea Mr. Perez: Get off your hands and get the MCSO shurf & Co. criminally indicted for abuse of power. Then, place the entire MCSO into federal receivership. Then, install a new, professional sheriff who will comply with both Arizona Revised Statute 11-441 as well as AZPOST certification.  

jodad
jodad

tom perez is a joke puppet on a doj (destruction of justice) string ,,,just like the media puppet strings,,,, how much do you get paid for your puppet strings?

david saint
david saint

Its funny how those who call obama a communist support a man who charged judges with crimes he had no evidence for what so ever..merely doing it just to intimidate them.  Please, one of you morons explain to me where in the Constitution it allows this? I can show you where it says its illegal though. LMAO wow...do they have a tin foil hat booth at tea party gatherings, or do you dipshits order them through the mail? 

jodad
jodad

lemons,,, shouldn't that be lemmings ,,, like follow over a cliff ,,, historic presser,,yeah right- more like an agenda driven union media reporter american sellout

jodad
jodad

you libs love whining while waiting for your entitlement checks,,,, at the core of this is doj abuse of power  

Bobby
Bobby

Shows you were his bigoted brain is, doesn't it?

Anon
Anon

Michael Powers, You nailed it!

syzygygygy
syzygygygy

If you don't protect the freedom of the poorest and least protected then soon none of us will be free.

FORMER MCSO
FORMER MCSO

I read that Bobby had a baby with his little sister and is a member of the Aryan Brotherhood special prison bitch devision. 

Marcy
Marcy

I'll bet that you also read that Obama was born in Kenya and airplanes didn't really crash into the WTC and Pentagon.

Car_del99
Car_del99

And I have read ,that you ARE an idiot

URDUMB
URDUMB

Do you have any evidence to back up your allegation that NCLR is a racist organization or is just some opinion you have?

Would it hurt you to educate yourself instead of just shitting out of your mouth all the time?

jodad
jodad

ohh great another author acclaimed historic presser--- hope you all have better things to do on friday night with your lame limp lib time then watch self exalting perez vids,,,,ohh yeah forgot  gotta get ready for sundays hate america protest

jodad
jodad

 maybe you should go get another toddy or martini and ponder some more, with some recounting about rico, flaccid and get a chill up your leg------i mean,,seriously,,for real

jodad
jodad

don't forget the federal approved hall monitor sheriff czar and his fed staff of sheriff monitors for all county's and law enforcers other then feds,,,, gotta be monitored afterall,,, criminal abuse of power is quite a work up,,,, you liberals really can work yourself up that's for sure,,,, all agenda driven no doubt

hahahahaha
hahahahaha

Haha- troll all you want, meathead, you aren't wiping the grin from our faces, Joe is going down. Also, you are a little bitch.

jodad
jodad

 just tell us all it's bush's fault and quit being so angry--- besides joe was cleared of all the rico allegations,,, take a chill pill before you ,,,spin out---too late,,,, reporters are not journalists just so you know --- journalists check for facts and deliver accordingly ---schmuck, btw my mirror shows a rather handsome upstanding american

syzygygygy
syzygygygy

Union media? You've got a hell of an imagination.

david saint
david saint

if you want to see an american sell out, take a long look in the mirror. 

syzygygygy
syzygygygy

At the core of this is human rights abuses (and deaths) of people who HAVE NOT YET BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME. It's bad enough that the culture of the US thinks that prison should be a rape hellhole but to brutalise people who have been arrested by a corrupt sheriff for no other reason than he felt it was worthwhile arresting them is repulsive.

Coz
Coz

You are a fucking moron.
Crawl back under your rock.

sveny
sveny

lol.....i think you're the biggest idiot to ever post here, congrats!!. lmfao

Deport Arpaio
Deport Arpaio

At the core of this is federal money that Arpaio must comply in order to recieve. Without it Maricopa County is as fucked as your mother was last night at the gang bang. 

azlefty
azlefty

Well only if you follow the  SOVIET Constitution! 

david saint
david saint

LMAO did an arpaio apologists just say abuse of power?!? Need I remind your dumb ass that he charged sitting judges with RICO, yet had no evidence to provide other than hearsay??! Judges that he wanted to intimidate...maybe in your nazi world thats ok, but here in the real world that is ILLEGAL! thanks for playing small minded one, now go back inside and watch cartoons and let the grown ups speak. 

Bobby
Bobby

The SPLC, hahahahahaaahahahahahahahahahahaha.................................... How many times does that anti-white organization have to be discredited?

Bobby
Bobby

I read that you have an I.Q. of 25, and are a child molester..

Bobby
Bobby

I don't care about Obama one way or another.

Coz
Coz

Booby proves that every time he posts...

Bobby
Bobby

Evidence that LA RAZA is a racist organization?? Where have you been living bro, Siberia. This is common knowledge.

Coz
Coz

I don't hate America, what I do hate is slimeballs like you that condone corruption and racism.
You are part of the problem fucking up America.

Car_del99
Car_del99

That mirror is lying to you, just as you are doing

azlefty
azlefty

Are you a NAMBLA Member?  I wonder  since you support their "Man of the Year" Joe! 

jodad
jodad

 now there is the true democrat mentality ,,, and by the way "very creative vocabulary" but not unexpected fro a true blue limp libber

Coz
Coz

Toss up between it and Booby

jodad
jodad

 fox local has a comment monitor that doesn't like some of us or any fact driven conversation,,, so i came over here to lib land for some jibber jabber --- you libs into facts,,,like current facts and not old nonfactual lib crap,,, you know the past bush facts and current accountability for a worthless administration facts

jodad
jodad

thanks,,, seems idiots are brilliant these days--- i've been called worse,,,, sorry you can't get past the rico stuff----snap out of it --- sheriff joe still has his j o b ,,,this is about new allegations, politics, hurt feelings and accusations that the doj will cost us alot of money for nothing--as usual,,, or they will do the strong arm railroading him on out

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

 They are anti-"white-power" that's for sure!  Took down the Klan.  Took down a bunch of groups that hate whites too.  You hate on someone's race - you going down in the U S of A, courtesy of SPLC.  Bobby, you got to get some info into that skull before it deflates.

Bobby
Bobby

Allen is proof of how many crackheads Arizona actually has, and what crack will to do you.

Allan Bartlett
Allan Bartlett

bobbys vagina smells, arpaio still loves it...long time.

Coz
Coz

bla bla bla.....

zardoz
zardoz

So your previous slum kicked you out so you decided to come here and see long it takes you to get kicked out out of our slum?

Americal69
Americal69

bla bla bla the investigation started under ol codpiece W himself. take a bite of them road apples goober

zaious
zaious

Arpaio is the one wasting millions of dollars in taxpayer money... Why dont you tea baggers ever having a spaz about that?

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