Joe Arpaio B-Day Bomb: Judge Wants Monitor in Melendres

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Dennis Gilman
Arpaio's Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan after Friday's Melendres hearing: Sheridan still claims no racial profiling has occurred, despite the judge's order

For Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 81st birthday, he's not getting 81 whacks on the fanny from federal Judge G. Murray Snow.

Rather, in a hearing today at the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse in downtown Phoenix, Snow signaled that he's inclined to give the aged autocrat something even less welcome, for the sheriff at least: a court-appointed independent monitor to enforce Snow's 142-page ruling in the ACLU's big racial-profiling case Melendres v. Arpaio.

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That ruling, filed May 24, found Arpaio and his deputies guilty as charged with prejudiced policing toward Latinos. As a result, Snow enjoined the MCSO from the practices that caused such blatant discrimination.

Today's hearing was held to discuss how to make the MCSO come to heel. At the outset, Snow indicated what he'd like to see in any draft consent decree, if both sides can agree to one.

Maintaining that he respected the sheriff's authority, the judge reminded the attorneys present that "the Constitution of the United States is supreme," and that he had the authority and the responsibility, "to ensure the constitutional rights of all residents of this county."

To this end, Snow explained: "It is my predilection to appoint an independent monitor."

Retraining of MCSO personnel "needs to take place," Snow added.

He insisted he would be the "final authority" on the actual instruction and training materials used. In fact, Snow said he might have to observe the retraining course himself to make certain it comports with his ruling.

He also stated that he would allow the MCSO to develop the training materials, though presumably with his oversight.

The MCSO will need much better record keeping, he stated, and be able to identify the persons its deputies stop as either Latino or non-Latino, without invading the driver or passenger's privacy. The judge wants these records available to the public.

Snow went on to correct a misinterpretation of part of his ruling by some in the public. He had not enjoined the MCSO from contacting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, if needed.

However, if the MCSO encounters someone they suspect of violating civil immigration law, they may not hold those persons. Nor may deputies detain them, waiting for ICE to arrive and take custody.

The MCSO can only hold persons suspected of committing federal or state crimes, including the violation of criminal immigration laws, according to Snow.

"[The sheriff's office] in my view cannot enforce civil immigration law," he stated, emphatically.


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DNichols
DNichols

Arpaio should RESIGN in SHAME, and start his own line of Pink Depends with shit stains already in them.

Juck Foe.

dwykoff
dwykoff

You know There are TWO sides of the immigration debate but what concerns me more is that fact that even LEGAL Latino's get swept up by the sweeps. My former girlfriend was of Latino descent. She was born here but she was afraid to go out on weekends because if she was in the wrong place at the wrong time she would have to prove her citizenship. She would have been held in jail until she could get the necessary paperwork. If she had been arrested and jailed she would not have been able to work and we would have probably been kicked out of the house we were renting. She works as a Teller for Chase Bank and she has actually had people sneering at her just because she is Hispanic. I told her that those people who judge you by the color of your skin are the people who should be pitied as they have no clue who or what they are passing up.

Her sister is half Hispanic and she and her husband who is also of Hispanic descent both could pass for white. They on the other hand thought that the Sheriff was the best thing to happen in Phoenix. I reminded them that her sister wasn't able to pass as white and she was afraid to even leave the house and that there are many other Hispanics in the same situation as my girlfriend. They thought long and hard about that point.

Sneekr
Sneekr

Hey Jaffy... hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! I'm pointing and laughing at YOU!

JaffyTheClown
JaffyTheClown

People like Jaffy are exactly why results like this happen in Arizona..

There's just no fixing stupid.

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Using numbers from 2010, a report called “Diplomas Count” ranks Arizona’s graduation rate 43rd on a list of 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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robert_graham
robert_graham

What he wants and what he gets are two different things. We the American People want a monitor of the Federal Government but will we get that?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Judge Snow just castrated Arpaio and MCSO with his decision to appoint a monitor.

Now all of the deputies have to undergo retraining, and the judge is overseeing it. The monitor will, if I read correctly, answer to the judge. Judge Snow has, in effect, put MCSO in federal receivership.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Finally. A judge with a lick of common sense.

Not only does Arpaio and MCSO need a monitor, the entire office ought to be put in receivership to fully root out the cause of the corruption.

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

" Despite the general and well-deserved sense of victory in the anti-Arpaio camp among both attorneys and activists, it feels like we're just entering a new phase of the same struggle, one that, in this county, never seems to end. " ......Your right  S L , it never will end for those of us who love to fight the good fight . I remember a real sheriff in this town  ,JERRY HILL, who road a horse and went after violent criminals. Some of us have been in the trenches for so long  its a small list....But this day is a time for victory and smelling the roses . By no means is this over.....THANKS to all in this fight.....

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

BY THE TIME IT S ALL OVER ..JOE ARPAIO WILL BE LUCKY IF HE HAS ANY POWER LEFT TO HOLD UP HIS PANTS AND BADGE...AFTER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TOOK HIS IMIGRATION POWERS AWAY..AND NOW JUDGE SNOW IS READY TO LOWER THE HATCH DOWN ON JOE..SERVES HIM RIGHT..TALK ABOUT TAKING THE TEETH OUT OF THE SHERIFF S DEPARTMENT..HUH...SERVES HIM RIGHT..

Cozz
Cozz

BTW, The old hag GED Gin Jan Brewer sure has been quiet about all of this.

Wonder how she feels now about making Arizona look like 1950's Mississippi and the leadership of this state look like the failed racist they are.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

It's painfully obvious Jerry Sheridan continues to be part of the problem as opposed to working on a solution. He can't possibly still hold out that MCSO didn't participate in racial profiling during the roundups and workplace raids.

But, he is a shill for the elderly elected official and that's how he is able to butter his bread. 

I hope the Board of Supervisors is watching all this very closely and will be willing to take appropriate measures.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@dwykoff Since it is State Law to possess your Driver's License while driving in the State of Arizona, and a Driver's License is prima facie that the person possessing it is legally in the State, her misgivings are self imposed and unreasonable.  There is no other paperwork necessary to prove citizenship.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@dwykoff Your ex was dillusional.  If she had a driver's license, it was presumed that she was legal.  Her employer had all of her I-9 information, so she was clear there. If she was afraid to go out at night or on weekends, then she had problems and issues unrelated to the color of her skin.

But, thanks for playing along on the home edition of the Skin Game

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYDUCK. So now U want a Monitor, I thought U said that the CON RACIST would do whatever He pleases, all I can say is that U and Him R the PUSSYEST BITCHES. N-WAY he is going to B kicked out flat in His fucking ass to the curb while the "Illegals" take pictures and laugh at both of U, and hopefuly He croacks right there and I hope U die from AIDS. FKNG WHORES. 

JaffyTheClown
JaffyTheClown

@JoeArpaioFan  

Maybe as soon as you sue in Federal Court and actually win dumbass.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@MaskedMagician1967 You are hoping that a monitor will force Arpaio to give illegals' a free pass. Sorry though but they are not above the law.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@MaskedMagician1967 Retraining my ass, only a COMPLETE MORON OF A DEPUTY pulls someone over for driving while Brown/Black and doesn't know damn well he/she is racially profiling and all the retraining in the world can't fix that kind of stupid.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 i prefer the term NEUTERED i just gives me a warm chuckle deep inside to picture Arpaio sitting in his office with the "cone of shame" on so he doesnt worry away at the stitches. i know it may be petty, but i just like to picture ANY politician that way

JaffyTheClown
JaffyTheClown

@FuckArpaio  

The cockroach just showed up above

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Cozz, GED Jan has been busy touting her budget with the new state Medicaid expanson, the money for said expansion the results of the Affordable Care Act. She doesn't have time to worry about the Flaccid Failure as well as her own racist Executive Order....

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

@Cozz She actually takes pride in it. She's too stupid to realize how stupid she really is.

Cozz
Cozz

@Tommy_Collins  

Did you ever really think Sheridan wasn't going to be a continuing problem ?

Sheridan has been joined at the hip of Arpaio's for years. Like father, like son.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Tommy_Collins heres the conundrum, they say they didnt racially profile, but then they say they racially profiled because they were taught wrong.    ??? how could you have profiled because you were taught wrong if you didnt profile???? its all just a big spinning blur (emphasis on the SPIN)

dwykoff
dwykoff

So tell it to the legal residents that got picked up and held for over a WEEK. And the EX was BORN here.  

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@JoeArpaioFanONLY THING YOUR GONNA SQUASH  is the head of your heroes limp noodle in your mouth! Ha what a laugh  typewriter commando jaffy duck is gonna squash ..look mom he is.............. its a limp noodle in his mouth .......ugh disgusting just to say it

JaffyTheClown
JaffyTheClown

@JoeArpaioFan

You aren't going to quash anything or anyone Pussy. You are nothing put a punk ass bitch.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @MaskedMagician1967 lol it must really blow your mind that the CBO just put out a report showing that passing the immigration bill will actually DECREASE the deficit...go ahead, cry us a fkn river 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Actually Robert, Judge Snow has said the Flaccid Failure essentially can give illegals a free pass.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Shadeaux, I would believe that the police academy trains potential police officers and sheriffs deputies NOT to racially profile.

I personally believe that Arpaio, for whatever reason, plans this bullshit to pander to the nativists in a half-assed attempt to remain politically relevant and popular.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Cockroach is too nice a term to describe sad little Robert JTC.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@Tommy_Collins @Cozz Tommy, they actually did a study in England in the 1990s regarding intelligence and they really did catagorize certain people as "Too stupid to realize how stupid they are."

DNichols
DNichols

@Cozz what was Jerry Sheridans position at the M.C.S.O. five years ago when the worst racial profiling occured?

Isn't he the new Arpaio appointed Suck Butt after Hendershot had to be Arpaio's "Fall Guy" in the Massive M.C.S.O. Corruption Fall out?

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@danzigsdaddy @Tommy_Collins I think that there is a legal defense somewhere that absolves an employee that acts in an illegal manner, but one that was taught to him as being legal.  I know that is convoluted, but I remember reading that opinion a couple of years ago.

That is a defense for the line level employee, not Sheridan or the Shurf.  If the line level employee is arresting people because his training assured him that the act was within the law, then he is immune from prosecution.

This is not to excuse the acts, but to explain why there will be no deputies arrested, or punished for the acts that were done in the mistaken belief that they were legal.

IMHO

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

David, that was a graphic image I really didn't need in my mind.....

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

warm chuckle? Is that what arpaio drips into your mouth? Thought it would be the consistency of warm cottage cheese. Go jaffy Go jaffy Go jaffy. Oh it's over. two minute joe poots again.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Threatening danzig Robert?

Captured, saved, and forwarded to my lawyer, the FBI and the DOJ.

Cozz
Cozz

...and Yes, he was promoted to Chief Deputy after Hendershots fall from grace with Arpaio.

Sheridan was a shoe in for the Chief Deputy position since he had already proven how dishonest he was and how much he was willing to lie to hide Arpaio's corruption.

Cozz
Cozz

@DNichols  

He was a Chief Deputy in charge of the Jails where all the murders and beatings of inmates took place by the hands of MCSO, if I remember correctly.

He lied about all those too every time he opened his mouth.

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