Joe Arpaio's Racial Profiling Rationalized by Lawyer Tim Casey in Closing Written Arguments



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Casey's closing argument in Melendres is a dog that don't hunt
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio's nearly-million-dollar defense attorney in the ACLU's big racial profiling lawsuit Melendres v. Arpaio must be figuring U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow for a chump.

How else to explain the asinine rationalizations and outright misstatements of fact that Joe's lawyer Tim Casey offers in his 37-page closing written argument? Some of this stuff you'd have to be brain damaged and high on bath salts to believe.

The document's overarching theme, of course, is that the plaintiffs have failed to prove that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office engages in a pattern and practice of discriminatory policing.

To bolster this laughable contention, Casey wants the judge (and by extension, the public) to discount the mountain of evidence, the seven days of testimony, and the incriminating statements of Sheriff Joe and others that were offered during the trial, which wrapped up on August 3.

Some of Casey's more ridiculous rationalizations come when he tries to excuse Arpaio's many, blatantly bigoted statements, like Arpaio's infamous comment in 2009 that all Mexican migrants are "dirty."

Casey writes:

"[Arpaio's] purported comment about illegal immigrants being `dirty' was, if not taken completely out of context, referring to them having hiked through the desert for several days, being overheated, being physically grimy or dirty from the desert hiking, disheveled, and un-groomed."

So which is it, Tim, was the comment taken out of context, or did it just require further explanation? Hey, let's go to the full quote, and let the people decide.

"All these people that come over, they could come with disease," Arpaio told a GQ reporter three years ago. "There's no control, no health checks or anything. They check fruits and vegetables. How come they don't check people? No one talks about that! They're all dirty. I sent out 200 inmates into the desert, they picked up 18 tons of garbage that they bring in -- the baby diapers and all that. Where's everybody who wants to preserve the desert?"

What about Arpaio saying on Lou Dobbs' old CNN show that it was an "honor" to be called KKK?

"That suggestion is absurd," Casey sniffs. "Arpaio does not believe being called KKK is an honor."

Really? Then why did he say it was? It's not like the plaintiffs put the words into the old man's mouth. Here's a clip from the show (below). I don't see any ACLU lawyers standing behind him pulling strings on his pie hole.

All Joe needs is white sheet, a fiery cross and he's set


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rockiesfever
rockiesfever

did i just read a news report? or a high school debate team narrative by stephen lemmons?

 

lunix
lunix

Arpaio is an egomaniacal narcissist.  Therefore, he cannot help but underestimate others.  Even when he loses (usually), he blames others.

fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

The old sociopath sheriff deserves a pair of pink underwear, a cot under a tent in the desert and a couple of sessions in his 'restraint chair' - complete with high-octane pepper spray to his face and a few Taser shocks to help his foggy memory of the occasion. He is a bitter, vile and unhappy person who is compelled to make others share in his misery. Old Jose Arpaio will keep Karma busy for a few days when his time is due.

robert_graham
robert_graham

County Attorney Comments on Attack on Police Officer by Unlawful Alien

 

PHOENIX, AZ (June 29, 2012) – Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery released the following statement on the recent attack on a Phoenix Police Officer by a suspect who was in the United States illegally:

 

“On June 26, 2012, a Phoenix Police Officer was assaulted by a suspect who had been deported numerous times, including a court ordered 10-year bar to reentry and a previous felony conviction for assault. This suspect allegedly entered a police vehicle and brazenly began punching the police officer who then drew his weapon. In the ensuing struggle, the suspect was shot and is currently in custody.

 

In a week in which the United States Supreme Court underscored the responsibility of the federal government to carry out immigration law and at a time when the current federal administration would tell us that ‘the border is more secure than ever,’ this incident reminds us that the federal government has failed us. I warned the current federal administration that failure to cooperate with local law enforcement may result in a situation where the blood of a victim would be on their hands should anyone unlawfully present in the United States hurt or kill someone.

 

This assault on a police officer by someone whom the federal government failed to properly preclude from reentry is the first incident following the administration's childish cessation of 287(g) programs in reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling. It will not be the last, and if responsible steps are not taken to establish operational control of the border and uphold our immigration laws, I fear that the next incident may involve the loss of life.”

 

It's just too bad that the officer did not kill this illegal alien suspect.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

There really isn't anything new to say about this nasty old codger.

What we really need is a well placed monsoon lightning bolt.

Cynthia Kostmerchock-Kroll
Cynthia Kostmerchock-Kroll

Joe is awesome, why attack him for doing his job??? No one else in government does s&*t.......Joe has implemented great programs to save and help animals!!! Love him

Jim Pompe
Jim Pompe

It's hard to believe that there isn't a #2 or a #3 at DPS who wouldn't be at least as qualified if not more so to be sheriff, but who would run against this crazy man when Joe would attack you any way he could to keep his job.

robert_graham
robert_graham

No, Arpaio did not profile anybody.  Regardless if you are Mexican, white, black or even purple, if you violate the law you shall get pulled over.

Michael Brownlee
Michael Brownlee

I can't think of anyone better to protect the border....

Warren J Sarvis III
Warren J Sarvis III

Crimes against humanity is what Joe is about crimes against humanity.He is so much more than just racist.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

The sheriff belongs in prison along with the likes of the Orange County, CA sheriff and the Colorado sheriff and soon to be ousted the LA County sheriff who is also under fire. These ego driven narcississists have destroyed innocent lives and families and created a culture of cruelty and inhumanity that has consumed the culture. Time for Joe-to-go!

James Baldwin
James Baldwin

This is like 50% of what you guys post about let's hear about some real news I usually like the other stuff you post this arpaio stuff is just getting old

Rob Morgan
Rob Morgan

He might not be racist I'm not sure. He's a twat though.

arizonamildman
arizonamildman

There are over a half million illegal alien Mexicans in the state of Arizona. They are responsible for most of our DUI cases and a good majority of sexual assaults and molestation. Any landlord here has horror stories about how he rented to one of them and the next thing he knew there were 14 to 20 of them sleeping in a one bedroom apartment, ruining the furniture and carpeting, bothering all the neighbors, drinking constantly, and moving out owing money as well as leaving a ravaged apartment with ruined appliances, furniture, and carpeting, holes is the walls, broken windows, towel racks pulled out of the walls, urine and defecation everywhere, and food that looks like it spoiled a month ago, that has to be removed and the inside of the refrigerator and freezer steam cleaned and sanitized. We arrest them when they commit a felony and they get deported and come right back. A few out of the many actually come here to work but most come here to take advantage. They come from a country where the government and police are corrupt and we expect them to obey the law after they move here, which is a joke. The majority in prison say, "Live in Mexico, steal over here."

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @rockiesfeverThe stories presented on these pages are mostly opinion, based on gathered facts. I would think you would know that, but apparently not. I suggest if you think you can do better perhaps you should trot yourself down to New Times and offer to write, for free, for them for a month and show them how it's supposed to be done. In the mean time I will continue to read the articles presented here by most of the writers and enjoy their content, whether I agree or not.

 

TruConserv
TruConserv

 @JoeArpaioFan Ignoring your juvenile comment, thanks for posting this all the same. It reminds us of the hypocrisy of the AG and Sheriff.

 

Do we blame the AG or the Sheriff for the unlawful acts of recidivist released from their charge?  Of course not.

 

To use a single event to bolster a lie he can not support with real statistics reveals how fundamentally opposed to the truth the AG truly is.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @wherewasi that would require a monsoon storm to hit where Sheriff Joke lives, which isn't likely due to the high heat in Phoenix that sometimes keeps the storms away.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @arizonamildman come to Black Canyon City and look up the DUI records here. I wonder if with all the people I know (who are white btw) that have been convicted, I would think that what you are saying is BULLSHIT!

TruConserv
TruConserv

 @arizonamildman Most means more than 50-percent.  Got proof?

 

No, of course not.

 

You're just looking for excuses to cover your hate.

 

Hate is not a traditional conservative value, not a Christian or Judaic principle, not even an admirable personality trait.

 

Why do you engage in it?

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @arizonamildman

 Actually, the majority of people in the United States illegally are those who came here legally on work, tourist, or student visas and have stayed after those visas have expired. Most of those who have crossed illegally into the United States over the SOUTH border are arrested and deported. Let's NOT forget we have a northern border that allows many people to cross illegally, as well.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@arizonamildman ... And who is corrupt? Who is stealing $50,000,000.00 from the mortgage foreclosure settlement intended for homeowners to give to the private prison corporations running around the state to get contracts signed for 500 NEW maximum security beds that Arizona does NOT need? Who's investigating that for possible corruption? Why the taxpayers are duped once again!

gebookerjr
gebookerjr

 @arizonamildman  Please tell me where you got your statistics from?  I would like to verify your statements for myself.

crazybaldhead
crazybaldhead

 @arizonamildman

 I'm a white male, early 40's, got a dui last labor day weekend, been through the classes/court/interlock bull shit, and am still going through it. The demographics of those around me that have also been charged are the same as those you would find at a corner bar on Friday night. They are many shades of different colors and all speak fluent English. I'm curious, where did you get your information? You're so far away from correct that I laughed out loud. Uninformed people with a spoon fed rhetoric that are too lazy to get up from their computer and assess whether they've come to an erroneous conclusion..yep, that is exactly what is wrong with our country

 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @ptcgazI've often wondered why all the storm activity in Fountain Hills always seems to miss that house on N. Via Del Sol. I guess it's due to the enormity of the heat generated by the shurf, which then rises into a huge column, thus causing all the other turbulent air and thunder and lightning to pass over and around, further victimizing others.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @JoeArpaioFanYou seriously need to stop with all the trash talk just because someone opposes your opinion. You are gaining nothing more than making yourself appear to be the fool that you might not want to be. If you have what you think are valid arguments and can present them in a cogent statement, go for it. Most of us who read comments here actually value some dissenting opinions, when they are well presented. The personal attacks have no value.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @JoeArpaioFan I could arrange for your mother to have an accident with a black cock if you want.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

And I hope you get the dishonor of being sent to the Flaccid Fucknut's jails. Maybe then you will understand what wherewasi is talking about.

 

Shut the Goddamn hole in your face.

TruConserv
TruConserv

 @JoeArpaioFan Racism always outs itself eventually.

 

Why should anyone listen to a potty-mouthed racist such as you?

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @JoeArpaioFan Who ever posted this by impersonating my name shall be beaten into a coma! I shall get your IP address.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Actually, the MCSO shurf can't comply with the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions as well as Arizona Revised Statute 11-441 and you think those who don't support the Flaccid Fraud should be in jail?

 

You really need to pull your head out of your ass.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan unfortunately the sheriff does NOT enforce the laws but creates his own regardless of who he destroys. He deserves NO respect.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Hey JoeArpaioFan, I have an idea.

 

Why don't you zip on over to azleg.gov and read Arizona Revised Statute 11-441? That law lays out the description of the duties and roles of the sheriff.

 

Then, come back when you've read the statute and tell me what you think.

crazybaldhead
crazybaldhead

 @JoeArpaioFan

 Wow. That's the best you've got. wow. The entire internet is at your disposal and your A game response is " I know you are but what am I ". I knew from previous posts that I disagreed with you politically, but it wasn't until just now that I realized that you're an adolescent with a truly unfortunately low i.q. wow.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @Tommy_Collins from all that I have seen, I tend to agree with you on both your points. Something like 75% or more of the people that are here illegally overstayed their visas. Many of them are students. Some have had huge issues because their visa ran out. 

 

Many of these morons forget about our Northern Border with Canada.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @crazybaldhead well, there are a few white people I know that have gotten DUIs here in BCC. And I would assume that the rest of people that convictions are mostly the same... shades of white, a few shades of black, and maybe some illegals, and maybe some legal immigrants... BUT MOSTLY IT'S WHITE people.. sorta like when I was in the drunk tank for a minor traffic court issue.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @Tommy_Collins AH HA there we got, that is the one factor I didn't think about. Must be the evil that is displayed by the Jokester. This evil displaces good things, like rain. 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @MaskedMagician1967 well, it's not that hard to get an IP address, but these days it's impossible to do much of anything with one.

 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @JoeArpaioFan you can't find mine, so what makes you think you will find theirs?

 

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

 @JoeArpaioFan  If I recall, i think you told another person the truth hurts, Well, the truth is out and you seem to be hurt. This truth shouldnt hurt you because you enjoy it

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Good luck with that.

 

You have to have PROBABLE CAUSE. Something that your hero, mentor and savior knows nothing about.

justme
justme

 @crazybaldhead

 Less than an adolescent, just a paid troll who works for Arpaio and his political operative (lobbyist), trolling Arpaio internet threads, spreading misinformation and even right out lies in an attempt to cloud the dirty ugly truth about Arpaio and what his sick narcissism has cost him (integrity, ethics are gone). 

 

What's really sick, is in the end, Arpaio won't be re-elected and he'll get off easy.  It's us taxpayers that Arpaio has stuck us taxpayers with paying for his legacy of corruption, mismanagement, financial malfeasance and incompetence.

 

Let's get this clear.  Arpaio didn't intend to engage in racial profiling practices just to racial profile.

 

Arpaio engaged in racial profiling to garner more attention for himself.  Well, he accomplished that, and he'll leave us holding the bag.

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