Joe Arpaio's Doomsday: Arpaio Loses ACLU Civil Rights Lawsuit, MCSO Enjoined from Racially Profiling Latinos

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That's right, Joe, you lost. Big time.

U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow just handed the ACLU, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the law firm Covington & Burling, all Latinos, and everyone who has strived for justice in Maricopa County a reason to celebrate over the long holiday weekend by ruling against Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the big Melendres v. Arpaio racial-profiling lawsuit.

See also:
-Joe Arpaio's Racial Profiling Trial Begins, and, Yes, He's Guilty as Sin
-Joe Arpaio's (ahem) Legal Scholar Brett "Shut Up" Palmer and Flunky Brian Sands Under Oath
-Joe Arpaio's Taliban, Nativist Steve Camarota, and More Problems for the MCSO
-Joe Arpaio's Racial Profiling Trial Ends, and Yes, Joe's Still Guilty as Sin

Essentially, Snow found that the MCSO does engage in racial profiling and discrimination, and he has ordered it to stop.

The decision reads, in part:

[I]n determining whom it will detain and/or investigate, both with respect to its LEAR policy, and in its enforcement of immigration-related state law, the MCSO continues to take into account a suspect's Latino identity as one factor in evaluating those persons whom it encounters. In Maricopa County, as the MCSO acknowledged and stipulated prior to trial, Latino ancestry is not a factor on which it can rely in arriving at reasonable suspicion or forming probable cause that a person is in the United States without authorization.

Thus, to the extent it uses race as a factor in arriving at reasonable suspicion or forming probable cause to stop or investigate persons of Latino ancestry for being in the country without authorization, it violates the Fourth Amendment. In addition, it violates the Plaintiff class's right to equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Read G. Murray's Snow's 142 page ruling in Melendres v. Arpaio.

As a result, Snow is laying down the law:

"For the reasons set forth above," he writes, "Plaintiffs are entitled to injunctive relief to protect them from usurpation of rights guaranteed under the United States Constitution.

"Therefore, in the absence of further facts that would give rise to reasonable suspicion or
probable cause that a violation of either federal criminal law or applicable state law is
occurring, the MCSO is enjoined from (1) enforcing its LEAR policy, (2) using Hispanic
ancestry or race as any factor in making law enforcement decisions pertaining to whether
a person is authorized to be in the country, and (3) unconstitutionally lengthening stops."

"The evidence introduced at trial establishes that, in the past, the MCSO has aggressively protected its right to engage in immigration and immigration-related enforcement operations even when it had no accurate legal basis for doing so.

"Such policies have apparently resulted in the violation of this court's own preliminary injunction entered in this action in December 2011. The Court will therefore, upon further consideration and after consultation with the parties, order additional steps that may be necessary to effectuate the merited relief."

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414 comments
Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

I have to wonder. When is the last time that the elderly shurf has actually been seen in public? 

Is this a case, such as in some third world countries, where a public figure has died and someone forgot to mention it? 

He is now blaming all the profiling on the ICE training. Yep, he has never been wrong and it's always someone else's fault.

dumpsterdiver
dumpsterdiver

Churff Payaso,Is it fun watching yourself become irrelevant?

DNichols
DNichols

Surprise, this Nasty Little Nazi Hugging Racist Sheriff is guilty of Racially Profiling Latinos?!

It was reported that Arpaio's Nazi Pal J.T. Ready was planning to Bomb Hispanic neiborhoods, who gave this Racist Home Grown Terrorist the Six High Tech Military/Serial Numbered  Rocket Propelled Grenades found at his Gilbert Home?!!

Sheriffs have accsess to MIlitary Gear?!!

Any Ideas how your Nazi Pal got the W.M.D.'s Arpaio?!!

To: Justice in Arizona?!

j_river31
j_river31

I am a Hispanic woman and don't support Arpaio or 99% of his policies. I do support the deputies working the streets though. All the ones I have encountered were very nice and professional, except one, which was a badge heavy woman!!!!!!!   

Venita Ozols-Graham
Venita Ozols-Graham

Carlos, all those questions are valid when you're talking about American citizens. People who have snuck into our country illegally do not have the same rights as American citizens. They are, in effect, in limbo and should be deported immediately so we wouldn't be having this discussion. Then they can be treated fairly according to THEIR country's laws. I'm sorry...I'm kind of stuck on the fact that they're here ILLEGALLY and nobody seems to care anymore. Let's just open all the borders and call it good. Actually, I'm fine with that if every country did it across the globe. Why do we need borders? One world...John Lennon phrased it so well in 'Imagine'...

robert_graham
robert_graham

The war against mojado's has just begun. Deport NOT Support!

Rie Helm
Rie Helm

I have been following for many years and I can't get over all of the die hard fans he has. HE IS A MONSTER. SMH.

Rie Helm
Rie Helm

Far as many that are for him there are hundreds that are like us. Who see truth.

Brenda German
Brenda German

You are not alone. At all. I have been following Joe's exploits in the New Times for a few years. He is nothing but an attention grabbing media whore. With Greasy Hair, LOL

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

Thank you Rie Helm, Brenda German for your intelligent input on this matter, I was here alone for a long time against these other people that are Pro-Arpaio, and now finally I have some friends that support my views...

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

thanks for sharing this Rie, this is stuff you can't make up that maybe will open some eyes..

Rie Helm
Rie Helm

I read that Joe Arpaio is a first generation American whose parents are from Lacedonia, Italy. His parents were illegals!!

Rie Helm
Rie Helm

All a person has to do is Google "arpaio wrongful death" to see the lives lost and shed blood. Not all died. Some were even white.

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

It happens, so many people have died at the hands of jailers in 4th ave jail, and tax payers have spent MILLIONS in settlements for these actions and yet none of these jailers that kill inmates ever get convicted of any crimes what so ever...

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

Nice speech there Ryan, but some of us on this side that were born here in the U.S. see it totally different when its us that these racist are looking at while driving down the road, something has to be done when a citizen of the U.S. is being stopped for the color of their skin. I'm sure that doesn't matter to you because your Anglo. Two wrongs don't make a right, I agree that some people need to become citizens legally and I see that sheriff Jackass has handled this illegally as well, there has to be another way of handling this. Since when is it more important to go after a trespasser instead of child molesters or serve the 50,000 outstanding warrants??? Something wrong with that way of thinking period...

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

Hey dumb ass Kattykat kat, if you followed this through out the whole thing you would remember that you that you idle sheriff Joe used verbiage rounding up "illegals" on tv during some of his so called "crime suppression" sweeps. and since when is that its more important to round up a trespasser instead of going after child molesters?? Don't you see a problem with that? if not your just as sick an individual as your beloved sheriff Jackass...

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

Always has to be one idiot out there...lol "What about this"...lol What a good comeback, dude must be racist too, most of these knuckleheads that support and vote for Arpaio are...

Brenda German
Brenda German

Inexcusable. That is the TRUE crime, IMO. To put that as a higher priority than crimes against CHILDREN.

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

Right?? Something wrong with the law (Sheriff Jackass) concentrating on trespassers instead of going after the more serious offenders, and all the warrants outstanding in Maricopa county..

Brenda German
Brenda German

Absolutely. There is no excuse for that. They worry so much about the CRIME of being here illegally...

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

I've always agreed that he has been racial profiling, he even says in early interviews with 3tv that he is rounding up illegals...so glad to hear that the courts see this too...Now maybe the department will get back to doing their real job an solve the 400+ sex crimes and serve those 50,000 outstanding warrants...

brinvinn
brinvinn

Very cool indeed, but that aint gonna stop him he is above all lol.


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Brenda German
Brenda German

ALL sex crimes should be investigated. Period.

Charles Paschal
Charles Paschal

How about the outrage over the sex crimes the illegal aliens do that are not investigated?

MotherJones
MotherJones

@Venita Ozols-Graham "People who have snuck into our country illegally do not have the same rights as American citizens." Yes and no. The constitution does not refer to "illegal immigrants." There are some rights restricted to citizens, but noncitizens -- whether they are here legally or no -- are afforded many of the same rights we all have. For instance, equal protection under the law and due process are afforded every "person." And as much as you may not like it, an individual is a "person" regardless of immigration status.

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan Bob bear (boboso) the only support your gonna get is help to hold the flaccid fools nutsack in your mouth and till he  spurts his maranera sauce till its cumming out you nose!. Your mom says your still leaving skid marks in those pretty little ruffled pink panties you wear.You should be more considerate after all she is the animal that bore you !

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

THE ONLY MOJADOS ARE THE ONES THAT ILLEGALLY CROSSED THE BORDER FIRST AND STOLE THEIRE LAND IN THE MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR>>READ UP ON YOUR HISTORY..

MisterE
MisterE

@JoeArpaioFan The only war against "mojados" you're going to wage is the war  against Arpaio's depends mojados. How many times a day do you have to change them,huh JAFfy ? BIATCH !

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYJOE. U just keep on saying the same shit over and over, that war is only in UR 2cells brain. MOJADO PUTO.

MisterE
MisterE

@Rie Helm Outstanding,sums it it very nicely,great job .

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

your clown hat should be investigated, texass cocksucker.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Bnbk @JoeArpaioFan You will care because it will break you because it's the truth. Actually there are a lot of people that like what I have to say.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan@Bnbk 

"Stay out of Arizona business" 

But of course it's ok for John Sousa who lives in Connecticut to get involved right?

Once again, proving your hypocrisy Robert, it's all you have. 

Bnbk
Bnbk

@JoeArpaioFan @Bnbk You are such a flippen dweeb ! If you must know,we own multiple properties,just none in Baton Rouge. But keep pretending that you are some kind of super PI. It's so funny just watching you constantly proving your stupidity to everyone. You are as  big a Joke as your Pappy. FOOL !!!!

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JoeArpaioFan @Bnbk LMAO coming from the moron who thinks oxymoron is an insult is laughable..just fade away bobbi boi..youve lost 

Cozz
Cozz

@JoeArpaioFan @Bnbk

Yes there is, you and your 60 other log in's.

Nobody else is dumb enough to like you're never ending babbling bullshit.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@JoeArpaioFan @Bnbk @scott.huminski Shouldn't you be changing someone's soiled depends about now ?

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