Joe Arpaio Blames Feds for MCSO's Racial Profiling, and Why He's Full of It


Can someone check Joe for vitals? The MCSO's beginning to resemble a re-make of Weekend at Bernie's.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio recently crawled out from under his rock in Fountain Hills where he's been licking his wounds since his February slip and fall to do a YouTube video, in which he responds to U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow's ruling, enjoining the MCSO to stop its racial-profiling ways.

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The video gives Arpaio a chance to show off his graveyard tan and his emaciated wrists. If his lips weren't moving, I'd swear he'd been embalmed already.

Plus, you're telling me Arpaio would rather do a YouTube video in his office than a full on press conference? More evidence of how fragile the old coot is these days.

Anyway, in the video, Arpaio cops the same line that his lawyer Tim Casey did on Friday when Judge Snow's ruling dropped.

That is, he blamed it all on the training his deputies received from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement once the MCSO entered into a so-called 287g agreement with ICE, allowing some MCSO detention officers and deputies to act as immigration cops.

"Now the federal court has ruled that the federal training was unconstitutional and it led to racial profiling," says Arpaio, who also indicates that his office will be appealing Snow's decision.

Arpaio partially is correct, in that Judge Snow found that,

"In the 287(g) training that ICE provided, and in other policies and procedures promulgated by the MCSO [italics added], MCSO deputies were instructed that they could consider race or `Mexican ancestry' as one factor among others in making law enforcement decisions during immigration enforcement operations without violating the legal requirements pertaining to racial bias in policing."

As I mentioned in my column this week, Snow explains that this belief is actually a misinterpretation of a U.S. Supreme Court case.

"ICE failed to take into account," Snow writes, "that its interpretation ...was rejected by the en banc Ninth Circuit 13 years ago...the Ninth Circuit held, at a minimum, that in locations where a significant portion of the legal resident population is of Hispanic ancestry, Hispanic descent was not a permissible factor to consider, either alone or in conjunction with other factors, in forming reasonable suspicion justifying the detention of a suspect based on his or her suspected unauthorized presence."

And since around one-third of Arizona's population is Latino, and the vast majority of that Latino population is legally present -- anywhere from 73 to 81 percent, depending on the estimate you accept -- then "Hispanic ancestry" is not a permissible factor for law enforcement to use in developing reasonable suspicion concerning immigration status.

ICE, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DHS secretary and former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, and the administration of President George W. Bush all bear some responsibility for the wide-scale racial profiling that occurred under ICE's 287g grant of immigration authority to the MCSO.

But you don't hear Arpaio or his backers arguing that the MCSO should never have been allowed to have 287g authority, or that the 287g program was itself fatally flawed.

Moreover, in his video, Arpaio fails to mention that ICE revoked MCSO's 287g field authority in 2009. After this, Arpaio very publicly thumbed his nose at the feds and the Obama administration, asserting that under federal law, he retained the power to enforce immigration law, despite ICE's rescinding its 287g agreement with the MCSO.



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WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Is Joe confined to a wheelchair these days?  The few times he's been on camera since that evil sidewalk attacked him, it's been behind a desk.

With the recall announcement today, the "Real Joe" would be in front of cameras wagging his finger and spitting, but it seems he's too feeble!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Will YPS ever tell us why MCSO lost their street level 287(g)?  He said I was wrong yesterday when I said it was due to MCSO not following the rules.  I'd like to know what was the real cause, if I was wrong!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

the "I know it is wrong, BUT they told me to" defense never works. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

so Joe knew it was racial profiling and did it anyhow? and if ICE trained people to racially profile........why isnt this happening in other states or counties? why isnt it happening in other police agencies? the correct answer would be because they arent running a department  as half assed as Arpaio is. good to know that if Joe doesnt feel something is right, he wont do it (example being how he said he would refuse to take away our guns because it is unconstitutional and wrong) but if it is wrong and unconstitutional to single out hispanics......he doesnt see a reason to stand up and say no and will even try to do it more than any other agency (and he even gives speeches on how he wants to do more)

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

What the elderly elected official fails to mention is that he has vicarious responsibility and liability for the actions of his employees. A professional sheriff would know the difference between racial profiling and normally accepted application of reasonable suspicion and/or probable cause.

It appears the mentally diminished coot simply doesn't know, and doesn't CARE to know, or HE would have stopped the obvious racial profiling that was being practiced with him as the 'chief administrative officer' of the law enforcement agency known as MCSO.

Once again, the geriatric goon points the finger away from him, hoping people are stupid enough to buy his latest load of manure.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

LMAO Arpaio should just face facts and accept responsibility for his offices' failure.

He's already damaged the public's trust and confidence in law-enforcement. The best thing for him to do is ride off into the sunset so he can spend time with his grandchildren.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Arpaio may dodge the recall effort. But his advanced age and seemingly declining health may make the recall moot. And boy howdy, he's gonna have some 'splaining to do.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Joe Delano "I'm not confined to a wheelchair" Arpaio.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Joe Arpaio sounds like a fucking 5 year old. THEY'RE DOING IT TOO! HOW COME THEY CAN DO IT AND I CAN'T?

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

An excellent article, Lemons. Your last sentence nailed it. I think the judge recognizes that and will appoint a monitor. That will really gall the old toad.

DNichols
DNichols

@JoeArpaio's Butt Monkey:

Blah, Blah, Blah.

Get a Job you worthless Dip Shit, Arpaio is a Racist, you are both a Racist, and a Blithering Idiot spouting out as if what you say is how all of Arizona will act.

You are not the "King" of Arizona so please just accept that Arpaio was found "Guilty" of Racial Profiling, and then perhaps Shut up?!

robert_graham
robert_graham

Full of it I don't think so. This is yet another yellow journalism attempt to bash Sheriff Joe. By the way have you seen the article on ABC15 today that labels you as trying to fight an uphill battle to oust Arpaio?  Your deadline is 5PM today and you are not even close to turning in all the LEGITIMATE signatures you need.

Ha ha!

Now because you find yourselves in a corner, you are trying to fight back like an injured animal.  And you will stop at nothing to try getting your way and you will call everybody a racist who opposes you.  Well sorry, you have run out of race cards to play.

Other news media has reported that regardless of that puppet judge's ruling, Arpaio can still enforce illegal immigration and boy will he enforce it now with a vengeance.  You wanna fuck with Joe?  Well now he will "fuck you back".  That's what you get for angering Arpaio and trying to make his excellent team of deputies look bad.

The part about his deputies being incorrectly trained by ICE is correct.  It is in my opinion that he was trained wrong purposely as a move by the DOJ to create this callamity.  And because everything is well documented step by step, proving it won't be hard to do.  But I already can see it coming - ICE and the DOJ will know nothing about it just like they knew nothing about the other latest scandals surrounding the DOJ.  It's never their fault, is it?  

I've got high regards for the DOJ and the good people who work there and it's a fact that what has happened has happened only because they were told what to do even though it was wrong.  But there still is time to fix things. I'm sure that the judge feared he would be in trouble if he did not rule they way he did, so his hands were tied and he made the ruling his superiors told him to rule.

But once Arpaio's appeal is heard he will prevail - I guarantee it!  

Keep trying to fight Arpaio but you are going to lose.  And as I type this, deputies are out enforing Arizona's illegal immigration laws.  The last I heard, deputies have pulled over a vehicle in northern Maricopa County and neither the driver or passengers have ID nor can they speak English.  

Ding, ding, ding... by golly those people just might be here illegally wouldn't you say???

The stop was made because of a burned out tail light... a very legitimate reason to make the stop.

And if it takes deputies three minutes or three hours to find out their status, so be it!  If I am pulled over deputies or police can take as long as necessary to verify my papers - that my drivers license is valid, that I have insurance and if I have warrants or not - so why should it be any different for Hispanics?  Do they deserve special treatment? I don't think so!!!

And if the occupants of the vehicle turn out to be illegal aliens, if ICE doesn't want to take them, Joe can house them in his jail because human smuggling is a violation of state law too. Just remember that Arpaio can enforce federal human smuggling laws because he enforces other federal laws such as bank robbery, drugs, child porn and so forth.  Those federal laws are also state laws.

Now I know you don't want to hear this but what Arpaio has been doing all along is NOT RACIAL PROFILING. You just claim it is for one reason - that you are against enforcement of it.  And you will stop at nothing to critisize anybody who enorces it and gets in your way.  But our laws will be enforced and if you don't like it, LEAVE!!!!  You can go to a different state such as California where they don't enforce the laws.  In fact, they welcome it!  You can continue to set up all the Camp Snoopy's you want, yell and scream until you are blue in the face but you will not get your way becaaue your way is the wrong way.  Complende?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy He tried the "I don't recall" defense and was laughed at by anyone with more than 1/2 a brain, so he's trying something new.....

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

But children around the world continue to use it.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@JoeArpaioFan 

"I've got high regards for the DOJ and the good people who work there."

Is that why you called Eric Holder a racist? He's the head of the DOJ.

wipee_ese
wipee_ese

@JoeArpaioFan You sure are one delusional idiot ! What the hell is "complende"? Eres un pendejo !!!  Why are you a pendejo,you ask ? Because,wipee_ese says so ! BIATCH !!

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan whats wrong bobbi boi, upset your hero joe caved and admitted the profiling? awe, i bet your little feelers are hurt arent they...LMAO enjoy your day =)

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan you got bullied in school didnt you...either that or someone seriously screwed you up, cause you have some serious issues. 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan lol you wish..the 9th is not going to overturn it..i guarantee it! lol sorry bobbi, no more sweeps, no more raids..now youll just have to sit there, all by your lonesome, swallowed up by all your hate...you seriously are one miserable person, i feel sorry for you. 

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

"Complende". Isn't that a hillbilly smoothy?

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