Al Sharpton: Joe Arpaio, "Arrogant," Racial Profiling a "National Disgrace"

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A still from Dennis Gilman's video of Sharpton speaking to protesters.
Phoenix videographer Dennis Gilman was on hand for the action outside the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Court, following Friday's hearing before federal Judge G. Murray Snow in the ACLU's big racial profiling case Melendres v. Arpaio.

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He caught some great footage of the Reverend Al Sharpton, in town for a speaking event, who stopped by to sit next to Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and watch the hearing. Afterward, he praised both Wilcox and all of the activists for making this day happen.

"To hear the judge talk about a monitor, to talk about a consent decree, I think shows a real breakthrough," said Sharpton. "And I think the credit must be given to those nameless, faceless activists that kept marching, against being ridiculed and laughed at.

"I wanted to be here with [Wilcox] today to say that we think this is a job well done. But we're going to wait until it's all over before we pop the champagne bottles."

Rev. Al Sharpton praises the activists, without whom, there would be no Melendres case

The longtime crusader for civil rights referred to racial profiling as a "national disgrace." He recalled coming to Phoenix to march with Wilcox and confront Arpaio face-to-face.

"I can think of, over the last several years, coming here, marching with them, and Sheriff Arpaio being very arrogant, as he continued this kind of behavior," said Sharpton.

Supervisor Wilcox gives her take on today's hearing in Melendres

Gilman also caught Supervisor Wilcox's comments to the media. Wilcox said she was "pleased" with the hearing and praised "a very strong statement by the judge," calling it "a very, very good day."

Asked about the baby steps the MCSO has already taken to end racial profiling, like taking ads for Arpaio's now-defunct illegal immigration hotline off MCSO vans, she said it was a good start, but not enough.

"I'm still seeing vans that say `illegal immigration,'" she said. "A lot has to be done...that is why it's so important that the judge said [to the MCSO's attorney], `I hear you, but I still want a monitor to make sure that they're done.'"

Damn straight, Supervisor.

This ain't over by a longshot, and the MCSO and Arpaio cannot be allowed to slither off the hook when it comes to the mess they've caused by taking their agency back in time for a taste of the dark days of segregation, when racist law-enforcement was called "good police work."

People should be outraged that Wilcox, the only politician, Latino or otherwise, present in court today, who knows this case like the back of her hand, is being excluded from the Board of Supervisors' executive sessions on Melendres by County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

And spare me the lies about her having a conflict of interest. She does not benefit financially from Melendres. No conflict exists.


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ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Mr. Lemons, Your title says it all. Judge Snow confirmed it. Great journalism!

robert_graham
robert_graham

By the way, have you seen this article on fox10.com?

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/22616060/2013/06/17/arrest-warrant-issued-for-california-man-for-arpaio-threat

There's a special cell waiting for him in the 4th Avenue jail.  When he is caught and brought back to Arizona, he'll be sorry.  Isn't making terrorist threats across state lines a federal offense? The FBI must get involved.  He will be caught!!!!!  While in jail he should have to go without food or water because like they say, "don't bite the hand that feeds you".

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

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http://www.nationalmemo.com/supreme-court-strikes-down-alec-backed-voting-restriction/

"Today’s ruling could serve as a deterrent for states that are considering making it harder to register to vote,” writesThe Nation‘s Ari Berman, who is writing a book about the GOP’s ongoing war on voting.

But proof of citizenship is just one tool being used in ALEC’s assault on the right to vote.

The Court will rule on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act this week or next. Killing this crown jewel of the voting rights movement has been a conservative dream for years."

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Those thinking about visiting, moving to Arizona or doing business with the state will get a good picture in this blog of who controls the state. Paid trolls by the GOP.  Those who live here are held hostage with their worthless luxury homes. The informed won't step a foot in this state and certainly not transfer through the Phoenix airfare after the Gotbaum death at the hands of the Phoenix PD.

JaffyTheClown
JaffyTheClown

Come on now, Don't pick on JoeArpaioFan, he loves black dick up the ass.

JaffyTheClown
JaffyTheClown

JoeArpaioFan is a cock sucker now. His worn out white ass just can't take it anymore

robert_graham
robert_graham

Al Sharpton is the disgrace. His black ass ought to shut the hell up.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Glad Sharpton sees what the sane bunch of us see in the Flaccid Failure and MCSO.

Now let's see him contribute a solution to the problem.

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Arpaio is just a  Steer now....

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Thank you Rev. Sharpton for visiting Arizona and shining the harsh bright light on the state and it's racism and bigotry which is evident in the blog. Truly shameful in the 21st Century.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

"People should be outraged that Wilcox, the only politician, Latino or otherwise, present in court today, who knows this case like the back of her hand, is being excluded from the Board of Supervisors' executive sessions on Melendres by County Attorney Bill Montgomery."

We ARE outraged! Using Mrs. Wilcox, a "high-profile" woman and elected official to take the attention away from Debra Milke, an innocent woman, sitting on death row --when her conviction and sentencing was overturned on March 14, 2013. This is not only an outrage but a travesty and mockery of the justice system and the courts. 

Women in Arizona are treated poorly, dismissively and with mockery. MCAO Montgomery is following the established tradition. More politician than minister of justice.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@truthseekeraz The decision should and will be reversed. I guess that if I go apply for a passport I don't have to prove my citizenship either, right?

robert_graham
robert_graham

@truthseekeraz You've got a lot of nerve to talk about paid trolls. You had better look at yourself in the mirror before you speak!

sarum
sarum

I can step out my door and meet people from all over the world here in oh so racist Maricopa county.  They know truths that escape the brainwashed US people.  One of those truths is that racism is government created.  Many of these people come from multi-racial nations with extremely diverse populations of ethnic and religion for centuries.   Sharptongue is just paying his due to the NWO globalists.

If you can see nothing else please think of the cutbacks and sequestration and how we as a nation can't afford anything anymore - we are told.  And how is it really that we can't afford life basics now but we are going to afford millions of illegals and even if they take no social services suddenly there will be monies to help them learn English, file their path to citizenship papers and teach them the US history the government wants them to know?  (Probably taken right out of banned TUSD materials - tongue in cheek.)   There is no logic or common sense being applied in this whole situation.

The sudden appearance of all these funds for a pathway to citizenship should clue you in to the financial criminality we live suffer.  Magically the money appears.  How can that be?  Suddenly banks are going to loosen their fists because of the hardworking Hispanic illegals?  Isn't that a form of racialism?

There is another word that has gone global and is quickly on the minds and tongues of people around the globe when they think of the US.  That word is a name and it is McCain.  The use of this name is becoming synonymous with "devil" or "Satan."  It is well past "traitor" now in the common understanding.  Even this guy above who calls himself dumb, knows the name of McCain.  Apparently he has ensured his place in the history of the world as well as any Obama or Bush.


Lone_Wolf
Lone_Wolf

@JoeArpaioFan The Rev's "black ass" is not a disgrace because he agrees with the American public's popular perception of the Flaccid Failure. Why don't you tell that to every black MCSO detention officers and black Deputies? Oh that's right. You're just a troglodyte pussy and an illegal arpaio slave boy.

azweasel
azweasel

You really are arpaio's anal baby.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@JoeArpaioFan AMEN!  HE'S ALWAYS PREACHIN' BLACK PRIDE BUT WHENEVER THE WHITE MAN SAYS WHITE PRIDE WE'RE RACISTS.  WHITE MEN AIN'T GOT NO DAM RIGHTS, HELL THEY WANT TO TAKE OUR GUNS, OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH THESE GODDAM ILLEGALS HAVE MORE RIGHTS THAN WE THE PEOPLE!!!!  IM DAM SICK AND TIRED OF THIS CRAP THEN I COME ON HERE AND SEE THESE GODDAM COMMUNISTS MAKIN' A FUSS AND CARRYIN' ON!!!  

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Truth, MontyPug will be in need of a lawyer if he keeps up his unethical attacks on MRW.

And his lawyer will not be taxpayer-funded.

sarum
sarum

@JoeArpaioFan You have been getting smarter but some of the stuff that comes out of your mouth is prosecutable and you are dumb enough to create an on-line trail with it.  Didn't your daddy ever tell you not to threaten anyone cuz when the SHTF you will be under interrogation first?  Or hey, you are going to become a vigilante illegal alien hunter?   You cause more harm than good to your position and are dumb enough to attack potential allies.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@sarum LMAO please tell me you arent trying to say racism doesnt exist. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK and you arent ranting and railing about racial pride when you spit out comments like RACE TRAITOR??? sounds to me like someone is preaching racial purity which IS a form of pride for your race

robert_graham
robert_graham

@sarum @JoeArpaioFan Me attack potential allies? Speak for yourself. 

My saying that Sharpton will burn in hell is no more of a threat than the WBC saying fags will burn in hell. No, what I am saying is not a crime.

sarum
sarum

@david_saint01 @sarum Of course it exists.  It has always existed and probably will always exist.  It is part of the condition of being human.  Probably classified as a mental health disorder under the new DSM too lol.  

But it is also true that creating racism and perception of racism is a powerful tool to manipulate people.  If we truly wish to live in peace with each other the ethnic studies classes would be mandatory just as government classes are.  Racism these days is mostly determined by emotion not logic.  The success of a multi-racial, multi-cultural nation means learning to live together and how to evaluate logically various situations we encounter - how to be rational vs. emotional jumping to erroneous conclusions.  I've known too many people of each side of the racial divide who immediately consider everything racism when it simply is not.  Racism has become slapstick no thought answer to everything that does not go their way.  We can each try to educate those within our sphere of influence but it is a frustratingly slow process.  

There are unspoken cultural norms that we violate unknowingly as well as values differences that also create clashes all the time.  We can allow ignorance to create perception of racism as well as creating actual racism or we can educate and minimize racism.  We all have to live here together regardless if we finally become proactive about long term problem or not.  The bonus for us as individual citizens is that if we are empowered with knowledge the corporate media spin will have much less chance to pit us against each other.


OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@danzigsdaddy @HILLFOLKREDNECK LIKE I SAID AIN'T NOTHIN' WRONG WITH BEIN' WHITE RIGHT?  THERE AIN'T NOTHIN' WRONG WITH BEIN' BLACK OR ANY OTHER COLOR AT ALL.   I GOT MY PRIDE AND CAN'T NOBODY TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@danzigsdaddy YOUNG MAN I'M AM IN NO SHAPE OR FORM FOLLOWING YOUR COMMENTS, ALL I DO IS HIT REPLY AND MAYBE I MIGHT ADD MY OWN TWO CENTS HERE AND THERE.  AND I GOT YOUR LAST MESSAGE ABOUT YOU NOT SENDIN' ME YOUR EMAIL BUT ALL THAT'S BEATIN' A DEAD HORSE AND AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED IT'S WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE.  NOW YOU HAVE A GOOD NIGHT, I'M GONNA GO REST BECAUSE THIS IS THE LORD'S DAY PRAISE BE.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@danzigsdaddy WELL I NEVER SAID I WAS PERFECT AND THE GOOD LORD KNOWS IT TO, I DO MY BEST THOUGH AND THATS ALL WE CAN DO AS GOOD AMERICANS.  AND AS FAR AS RACE TRAITOR I SAID THAT BECAUSE I WAS BROUGHT UP THAT YOU HELPED YOUR OWN FIRST BEFORE OTHERS KNOW WHAT I MEAN?  AND ANYBODY THAT DIDNT HELP THEIR OWN WAS A RACE TRAITOR SO I DON'T KNOW HOW THATS RACIST.   ALSO I HAVE BEEN ATTACKED ON HERE, SENT HATE EMAILS AND ALL THIS AND IM JUST FIGHTIN' FIRE WITH FIRE HERE THAT'S ALL.  HAVE A GOOD NIGHT, AND GOD BLESS.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK also if i am such a smart ass that needs saving as you have put it before, and you find my comments to be so infuriating and disrespectful..........why have you started following my comments? are you aware that it notifies me when i pick up followers or get likes or replies? if my comments piss you off so much.......why follow them? you werent notified of me following your comments were you? JoeArpaioFan doesnt have me listed as a follower either, and that would be because your comments are disrespectful. i only comment on them if i see them in a string i am following or if you make a heinously assinine comment (which is evidently quite often, because i seem to be replying to you more than i do to JAFfy)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK really? i have spent a lot of time with people of all different nationalities and skin tones, none of them ever reacted to me the way you claim............maybe it was just you they hate? and with the shit that comes out of your mouth like RACE TRAITOR, or CANT TRUST BLACK FOLK WITH A GUN spewing out.......no wonder they hate you. its people like you that are creating the hate they might have for white people. you see i treat them all like the human beings they are until they prove otherwise. remember how a long time ago i tried to tell you how set your your profile settings on here so you wouldnt keep getting swamped with hate mail replies??? that was treating you like a human being. then you opened that inbred fly trap mouth of your and spit out your RACE TRAITOR crap and started calling people like myself who defended this country for nitwits like you a communist. you see thats when you became SUB-HUMAN and warranted no respect at all. you need to show respect and earn respect to get respect. your comments have taken you far far from earning any respect from me or anyone else i would care to know. hate breeds hate skipper, and you have been planting the seeds of hate for a while now, so just kick back and  enjoy your harvest of hate that you have been so carefully been nurturing

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@danzigsdaddy @HILLFOLKREDNECK DANSDADDY WELL YOU JUST HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS DON'T YA?  ALWAYS GOT SOMETHIN' SMART ALEC TO SAY.   YOU WOULNDNT BE SAYIN' THAT IF YOU KNEW HOW MUCH THEY HATE YOUR WHITE SKIN, DON'T MATTER WHAT KIND OF PERSON YOU ARE, JUST YOUR WHITE SKIN IS ENOUGH FOR THEM TO HATE, NOW THAT'S A RACIST!!!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK  you dont stop intolerance and hate with EVEN MORE intolerance and hate, you stop it with compassion and tolerance. fighting it with even more intolerance and hate is starting a war.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK absolutely 100% wrong!!! you dont fight racism or hate by upping the hatred. thats like saying you need to stop murders by killing everyone. you are saying that we need to bring more racism and hate and inspire more dissent and violence in order to keep hate in check. you dont stop something by increasing it. 

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