Bill Montgomery: Victimizer of Undocumented Workers, Turns "Victims' Rights" Advocate in DC

Garcia continued, holding Montgomery accountable for not walking the talk.

"Montgomery is no different than Arpaio," Garcia stated. "He can't be considered an advocate for immigration reform while he criminalizes immigrants and locks up Dreamers. He can't speak for victims rights while violating the rights of victims of raids in his own jurisdiction.

"In order for Bill Montgomery's testimony to have any weight today he needs to drop the charges against victims of Arpaio's profiling and refuse to continue to feed people who could be citizens tomorrow into the deportation machine of Maricopa County today."

I completely agree. Montgomery cannot continue to give lip service to comprehensive immigration reform while persecuting the very people who would benefit from that reform.

Or, that is, he can continue to do so, but then no one should take him seriously when he shows up to immigration forums and preens for the cameras, offering himself as a conservative, law-and-order Republican, who also backs CIR.

Sadly, Montgomery knows all too well V.I. Lenin's dictum that, "A lie told often enough becomes the truth."

Which is how he's able to con some in the pro-immigrant crowd, while continuing the anti-immigrant practices designed by his predecessor, disgraced, disbarred ex-County Attorney Andrew Thomas.

In his address to congress on victim's rights, Montgomery adopted a finger-wagging, moralistic tone, admonishing all those who did not support the proposed amendment.

"It's a good thing they were not in the first Congress that provided us with a Bill of Rights," Montgomery intoned. "It is good they were not at the 38th Congress that ended slavery.

"Or in the 39th Congress that asserted rights to equal protection and due process. It is good that they were not in the 66th Congress that extended the right to vote to women, and it was good they were not in the 87th Congress that ended the poll tax.

"You see, through the long course of our history, great injustices in America have ended in Constitutional justice."

Hopefully, the same arc of history will one day apply to the injustice Montgomery manufactures here in Sand Land.

Because as things currently stand, that ain't the case.

(Note: Montgomery's prepared statement to the subcommittee is online at judiciary.house.gov, but his remarks Thursday morning diverged from his written statement.)

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ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

MCAO "protecting" Spaw, when he too should have been disbarred along with Thomas and Aubuchon.  What other conservative states are doing...

Now Andrew Thomas running for Governor? He belongs in prison.  


A Texas Prosecutor Faces Justice - NYTimes.com


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/opinion/nocera-a-texas-prosecutor-faces-justice.html?_r=0
"In just about a month from now, Texas will witness a rare event: a former prosecutor is going to be held to account for alleged prosecutorial misconduct."

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Mr. Lemons, Great journalism! Thanks for keeping the public informed. 

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Now ain't this a crock of shit.  Because illegal aliens are here illegally, arresting and prosecuting them is not victimizing them, it's following the law.  Not arresting and prosecuting them would be victimizing the American people.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

The proper term is ILLEGAL ALIENS because that's what they are.  Calling them undocumented workers is like calling drug dealers unlicensed physicians.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

MontyPug, what a joke.

The ONLY thing MontyPug knows is how to keep disgraced lawyers (Peter Spaw) on taxpayer teat and Candy Andy ethics.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

Montgomery has taken hypocrisy to a new level. He has a bright political future as a republican now. 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

Someone needs to explain to Mr. Montgomery that he is a COUNTY ATTORNEY in Arizona. One of FIFTEEN in the state. Why the hell is our COUNTY ATTORNEY in Washington, D.C. testifying about a STATE law?

How about if our COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS keep their backsides in Maricopa County and concentrate on their jobs HERE? 

It's bad enough that Mrs. Brewer flits here and there trying to be impressive in other states, but at least she is a STATE elected person (I can't force myself to refer to her as anything else). 

As an aside, it appears that George Dubya is certainly certified as the consummate politician. Only such a person could be a concubine in public to Mrs. Brewer. The man has no ethics...

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@JoeArpaioFan 

Pursuant to federal law, entering the United States illegally is a CIVIL violation, not a criminal violation. Dumbass.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@MandyMountain  What MCAO and state prosecutors want to ignore -- the mass incarceration of Arizona's people, visitors as well. As they continue down the path of self-destructing the state of Arizona and importing of other states inmates (using taxpayers $$$'s for the private prison corporation profiteers -- CCA, GEO, etc.

Watch Sundance Award-winning documentary, "THE HOUSE I LIVE IN" : New Film Exposes Economic, Moral Failure of U.S. War on Drugs. 1 of 2 - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=I1UMvLYVDP4

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

@JoeArpaioFan Actually, the analogy you're apparently seeking would be to call drug dealers  "unlicensed pharmacists." BTW, you're one sick mofo.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@JoeArpaioFan 

How do you know they didn't receive amnesty under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, signed by then-President Ronald Reagan, one of the most iconic REPUBLICAN Presidents of the 20th century?

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967   Your comment is spot-on!  Spaw should have been disbarred as well.  Unbalanced, unchecked justice system.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Tommy,

MontyPug was testifying at a Congressional hearing for adding a crime victims bill of rights to the U.S. Constitution.

He may have been subpoenaed to appear before Congress to give said testimony.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

No Jaffy he won't. I'd rather have Don Trump as governor over MontyPug.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

No Jaffy, it's fact.

Now go back to scrubbing those BK toilets.

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