Joe Arpaio Arrests Four Cleaning Ladies in 74th Immigration Raid

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Four cleaning ladies, workers for Pro-Serv, captured in MCSO's Thursday night raid...

One week away from a major filing in the ACLU civil rights case Melendres v. Arpaio, the MCSO performed its 74th worksite immigration raid on the Phoenix commercial cleaning service Pro-Serv, arresting four female employees Thursday evening.

MCSO spokesman Chris Hegstrom issued the following statement in response to repeated requests from the media:

"Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio can confirm that search warrants were served on Pro-Serve [sic] Commercial Cleaning, a janitorial service company that employs hundreds of workers who provide cleaning services to over a hundred locations throughout the greater metro area.

"Arpaio says four female employees have been taken into custody for ID theft/forgery so far and the investigation is continuing. No further comment can be made at this time."

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The four women were not identified in the release, but MCSO mugshots online show four women, dressed in identical yellow-green shirts, each booked on charges of identity theft and forgery, class four felonies that make them nonbondable under Arizona law, if they are presumed to be undocumented.

Pro-Serv's lawyer Julie Pace confirmed the four as Pro-Serv employees.

Pace said the MCSO's warrant was for personnel files on 120 persons. She also stated that deputies confiscated two company computers. As for the employees taken into custody, Pace said she believed they were arrested at two separate sites of Pro-Serv clients.

In a statement to the press, Pace denied that the company engages in unlawful employment practices.

"Pro-Serv is a Company that takes immigration compliance seriously," said Pace. "The Company has taken several steps to ensure immigration compliance and goes above and beyond the requirements of the law."

She added that, "The Company has been using E-Verify [to check prospective employees' work eligibility] since 2008."

Pro-immigration activist Lydia Guzman of the organization Respect/Respeto was one of the first to hear of the raid, which was conducted late Thursday night, apparently without the MCSO tipping off the press.



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jnhutchinson
jnhutchinson

I like the work of the Feathered Bastard.  You have done much to further justice.  My first awareness of how serious the injustice problem was in Arizona was when I read the 9CC finding in Milke v. Ryan concerning the injustices suffered by Debra Milke.  The Phoenix PD must be nearly as corrupt as that champion of police corruption, New Orleans, LA.  

The current Maricopa County DA, Bill Montgomery, reminds of the Durham County DA in my North Carolina, Mike Nifong.  The judge at Milke's first trial must have been having senior moments.  The perjuring cop who testified against Milke now intends to take the 5th Amendment in any retrial.  What does that tell you about the PPD?  The judge of the original Milke trial and the prosecutor are already taking the "Sgt Schultz approach (of Hogan's Heroes fame):  I know nothing!  I see nothing!" as they throw the lying detective under the bus.

You guys and gals of the Feathered Bastard sure have your work cut out for you.  God bless.

P. S.  Oh, read Chapters 13 and 14 of the Book of Daniel.  The books are not in the King James Bible used by Protestants, Mormons, and other pseudo-Christian sects.  It is from the ancient  Greek-language Septuagint used by Catholics, the Orthodox, the Assyrian Church of the East, and the Copts of Egypt.

edeakrammer
edeakrammer

Hmmm…. On some point Joe presses on to show he merits the moniker of "America's JOBS Sheriff". Since each time Sheriff Joe conducts a raid, he authorizes employments for lawful American workers.

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plusoneextraplease
plusoneextraplease

You guys don't understand. Now, I love Mexicans! But what they did WAS illegal- should we just be blind to criminals because we feel sorry for them? What about theft? If you're poor, it's ok? Drug dealers who've "had a rough upbringing"? Listen- NO teenager can get a job now, because the jobs have all been taken (they took 'er jerbs!) go to McDonalds- ALL Mexican housewives. No teens. Plus, for me, I don't like a woman with sideburns handing me food- it ruins my appetite. The janitorial jobs used to be the go-to employment for black men who just got out of prison (not an insult- I mean it!) why aren't black American men outraged at their jobs being taken away?? Why aren't young people marching in the streets because all of their opportunities are smashed- because of some immigrant who does not belong here got his/her job using someone ELSE's identification?

enigma9000aa
enigma9000aa

Wow the devotee of Marquis De Sade now likes to hound the cleaning ladies! No surprise this fellow and some of his pals in his department do have some twisted natures, dark souls!

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

NO! Why doesn't he go after the employers, and the violent criminals like the human/drug smugglers?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Here we go again with the Gestapo-like tactics.

Joe's not a human being. He's more like a Nazi.

Joe, like Hitler, orders the mass roundup of German Jewish citizens.

Joe, like Hitler, designed Tent City much like a concentration camp.

Joe, like Hitler, uses his police powers to silence those who oppose him.

Joe, like Hitler, expended taxpayers money like it grew on trees on stupid and needless bullshit.

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

never heard about these arrests until new times reported it. i guess its only makes great liberal media coverage.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

So, Arpaio busts cleaning ladies and not even investigate the 400 sexual assaults in El Mirage.....

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

And in 74 raids, not even ONE employer has been busted.  I wonder how many of the 74 have contributed graft to Arpaio's election fund!


Need I mention Tuff Paradise?  Arpaio went after the STATE for not giving licences to illegals that worked at the track!

Syd Vishus
Syd Vishus

This is happening more and more. Illegals killing and raping innocent citizens..and then NOT getting deported!! Getting let go back into the USA...to keep on raping and pillaging! Illegal is illegal!!

John Cady
John Cady

How about the fact that a few years ago he had a giant chunk of his budget taken away by the Governors office, money that was specifically designated for serving high risk warrants, money that was given to other law enforcement branches in the state specifically because his numbers had been abysmally low for years.

Berto
Berto

Victimhood is powerful.

Nandoboom
Nandoboom

Joe Arpaio will face the ultimate justice when he is roasting in the chambers of Satan for eternity. These women were just trying to feed their families. Cruelty needs to be eliminated and people given better opportunities.  http://t.co/kzRbfOe2GT

sherrybbyrn
sherrybbyrn

God decides who is BLESSED. Many people take it upon themselves to call themselves blessed. A bit arogant! Blessed are the meek.......People consider themselves blessed by God because they have acquired material things. Do you really believe you will be judged on what materal things you have acquired? Or perhaps God judges on how we have treated our fellow man. Not just how we have treated our fellow American man.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@Francisco Cortez  Because he does not enforce all the laws like he claims he does.  He never has and he never will. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967  not true at all. Hitler did the things he did mainly because of his hate and contempt for Jews, Arpaio does what he does for attention first and foremost....................his hatred is secondary

plusoneextraplease
plusoneextraplease

@WhoKnows Agreed. These businesses NEED to be held accountable. Once we start prosecuting businesses- I bet we would hear a lot less about these raids! We need to implement strict penalties for those that hire illegals. Of course, if we even THOUGHT about that the people would just scream "racism! Racism!" that old chestnut. You know what? If people didn't give a flying F$&% about that phony racism card, they'd get a lot done! Go ahead- call me your fake "racist" insult everybody, I know what I am, and I don't give a rat's' ass what your ignorant butts think.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@Syd Vishus Bullshit. Illegals don't get to kill and rape and not get charged with crimes. Are you really that stupid? It's definitely not happening more. In fact, the few times it has happened is because of Arpaio's fuck up. Remember Adrian Cruz? He was a convicted rapist (rare since most are white males) and Arpaio's deputies let him walk right out of court. That was years ago and Arpaio has never found him. 

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@Syd Vishus  And white dudes do it and nevr get deported. So what? The fact you racist shitheads hate is more crimes are committed by whites than any race. More murders, rapes, theft and they almost always get less jail time...to commit again.  Your worn out racist talking points peaked in 2010.  People are wise to them. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@phxmusicman64 Zello is a former used car salesman.  That says it all.  Notice how the Joke even sees that Zello's dirty and trying to wash his hands of everything?

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Nandoboom  

I've heard drug dealer say that they were just trying to feed their families.

Isn't there some saying about "ends" and "means"?

Geezus
Geezus

@Nandoboom Sorry to burst your bubble but there is no such place.  Man made god out of ignorance and fear.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYCUNT. & That'll B D last 1, ha ha ha ha ha, as i've been saying, the POS RACIST is going to be an underling B4 the end of the month, when a monitor will B appointed at MCSO and if he doesn't like it, he can go and fuck 1 of HILLFOLKREDNECK goats, and take his old bitch along, just wait and see bitch . BTW I have UR exact IP address, and by that same time U R going to B exposed, FUCKING "NICKLE BAG BITCH"

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@valleynative @Nandoboom I also heard investment bankers say the same thing and Arpaio never arrests any of them. They caused real damage to our economy. I guess he doesn't enforce all the laws does he.


dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@valleynative @Nandoboom Are you really so stupid that you can't tell the dif between a janitor and a drug dealer? Are janitorial services  endangering your safety?

Never mind.  

I already know the answer.


HaddieNuff
HaddieNuff

@valleynative 

And cleaning ladies equate to drug dealers how?  Go after drug dealers, by all means, but the MCSO doesn't bother with those. Or rapist and child molesters for that matter. 

They sure keep us safe from all those dangerous cleaning ladies and restaurant employees though! Way to go, Joe! I feel SO safe now!  (Yes, that was sarcasm.)

plusoneextraplease
plusoneextraplease

@dennis20 @valleynative @danzigsdaddy Oh please. Cut it with the nazi business, it's ridiculous. This illegal immigration madness MUST STOP. Have you ONCE looked at our employment numbers?? Don't lie by trying to say "no American wants those jobs" Americans HAD those jobs. We need to quit repeating the brainwashed "racist" garbage insults and look at reality.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@dennis20

Dennis, seriously, read some full articles and apply some thought.

I don't support Arpaio and I agree that immigration reform is necessary but most of the vitriol I'm hearing is pure bullshit.

Minors drinking with fake ID is, for example, covered by completely separate legislation, and for a good reason.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@valleynative @jason.tokyo  1) You don't know if they had their constitutional rights violated or not. Several have, thats why Arpaio was found GUILTY recently by a conservative federal judge. 

2) Regardless of the laws, they are being selectively enforced and over-charged. 

3) If I were wrong, MCSO would be raiding bars in Tempe regularly looking for under aged white college kids drinking with fake IDs, jailing them and charging them with felonies. He does none of that.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@dennis20

It's not a crime to be without papers.

Read past the headlines and talking points.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@valleynative @danzigsdaddy  Not true. Hitler went after the Gypsies first. He then made every group "illegals" including the Jews. Gays,  and the list goes on.  Arizona made it a crime to simply be anywhere without papers and made anyone suspected of it jailable and non bailable for any petty offense. That even includes putting up yard sale signs where prohibited but not posted.  Hitler used the "rule of law" banter the same as the Nativists do and so did our law makers like Russell Pearce etc...

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@jason.tokyo

You realize that these women didn't have any Constitutional rights violated, right?  They were arrested for breaking the law, genius.


jason.tokyo
jason.tokyo

@valleynative @jason.tokyo 

It doesn't save your point. Both citizens and noncitizens have rights under the constitution. And they are both afforded human rights. I don't like Hitler comparisons. Arpaio is not Hitler. He's not nearly that smart.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@valleynative good point.           valleynative 1  danzigsdaddy 0

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@dennis20 @valleynative

Investment bankers aren't likely to fall into the jurisdiction of a County Sheriff, genius.  Who said he enforces "all the laws", and what do you think that has to do with this topic?

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@valleynative @jason.tokyo @dennis20 You "learned that" ? Wow.   Tell me you've never broken the law and I'll tell you that you are being dishonest.  These folks are over-charged on purpose to satisfy racists. Also, there is no special legislation for white college kids using fake IDs.  Did you pull that from your ass? 

Find one other place, city or county in the USA that charges undocumented workers with class 6 felonies when there are no victims of ID theft after 76 raids.  What a pathetic joke you are for supporting these raids. And claiming you don't support Arpaio when you support these raids is dishonest. 

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@jason.tokyo @valleynative @dennis20  

I learned that, in an analogy between crimes, the seriousness of the crimes is inconsequential to the validity of the analogy.   That's sort of the whole point of analogies.  Where did you go to school?

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@dennis20

You didn't understand it.  We see that.   You can stop making yourself look increasingly more illiterate any time now.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@valleynative @dennis20 Your analogy is so childish that only a fool or a racist (or both) would even attempt to think it's clever or persuasive.

jason.tokyo
jason.tokyo

@valleynative @dennis20 Why not compare it to murder, while you're at it? Apparently the high school critical thinking class you failed didn't teach you about false analogies.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@dennis20

Dennis, are you so stupid that you don't understand analogy?

The two violations are very different, but the point is that in neither case is it justified by "just wanting to feed their families".

Maybe a high school level critical thinking class would help.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@HaddieNuff

They "equate" in the sense that in neither case is the illegal action justified by "just trying to feed their families".

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