Sheriff Arpaio Won't Accept Justice Department Monitor in Racial-Profiling Case; Negotiations Stalled

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Talks between Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the U.S. Justice Department over the federal government's racial-profiling allegations have broken down.

Negotiations between Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the U.S. Justice Department over racial-profiling allegations have stalled because of Arpaio's refusal to let a federal "monitor" check out his office.

The feds announced in December that the Maricopa County Sheriff was behind the worst case of racial profiling in U.S. history, and the two entities have been discussing how to resolve the problem.

Those talks broke down, however, after Arpaio demanded today that he wouldn't put up with no stinkin' federal monitor overseeing his decisions. The Justice Department says that "precondition" means talks about an agreement to resolve the discrimination under Arpaio's watch could be terminated.

Clearly, the wrist-slappers over at the Justice Department had fooled themselves into thinking Arpaio would play nice. They must not have read New Times' January article by Michael Lacey, Village Voice Media Executive Editor, entitled "Coddling Joe: How Do You Collaborate With a Felon?"

Arpaio, who has been busy lately trying to prove that President Obama is really a natural-born African, says he and his office don't discriminate against Hispanics.


The sheriff claims in a new release this afternoon that he will not "surrender my office to the federal government."

Arpaio claims that a federally appointed monitor would have to approve "every policy decision, every operation..." of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, which would nullify his power.

We're not sure that's accurate. But if it is, imagine the potential humiliation involved if the monitor failed to approve all of Arpaio's document-shredding sessions, illegal-immigrant roundups, jail-tax-fund raids, campaign tricks and bogus search warrants. No wonder he's ticked.

What do you think -- will the feds cave to Arpaio's demands, or will they sue to install the monitor over the sheriff's protests?


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DNichols
DNichols

"Not on my Watch"?

When asked about Massive Corruption in the M.C.S.O. Arpaio always claims he knew nothing of it, and says he should do a better job watching his men?

Joe isn't that "Your Watch"?

You really think you are a Monarch don't you Little Joey.

To: True Justice for All.

Even Corrupt Little Wanna Be Kings.

DNichols
DNichols

Is This M.C.S.O.article mixed up with one about trying to Negogiate with Irans Crazed Leader?

Iran uses the exact same stall tactics as Arpaio.

Iran isn't hiding anything either, are they?

C,mon D.O.J., give Arpaio the evidence he demands in the form of an Indictment for his many Crimes.

Arpaio is not a King, or a Dictator, and he is not above the Law.

How many more "Human Beings" must "Wrongfully Die in Custody" under Arpaio's Brutal, Corrupt Regime?

TOM
TOM

Well if you are reading the jan and joe bullshit, i can see your point. Other than that, go pound sand up your ass.

Rvhobo1954
Rvhobo1954

There is really only one analogy in history of America where one can compare the similiar arrogance of a sheriff or Governor and it was in them good ole days of George Wallace and his toughest lawman Sheriff Bull Conner's of high pressure hosing, billy stick beating and letting loose the attack dogs on unarmed blacks, men, women and children of course both ended their lives as mere footnotes in history, both ended ironically in wheel chairs in poor health in their last days, Wallace due to a wanna-be assassins bullet, Conners due to a stroke, now only difference is Wallace facing his mortality, soon to meet his maker repented, rejected his former segregationist views, could not find any such repentence/regret of Cooners, guess one went up and one went down and one is maybe proving the old biblical caution of if you ask you can be forgiven and if you don't you want! My guess is Brewer is playing Wallace's place in history today, Arpaio is playing Conners, only question is in the end which way will they go up or down! I have my own theory but only god knows!

Tina
Tina

It's time for the DOJ to throw the book at Arpaio.  Arpaio's statements on the news last night, effectively that no one tells HIM  how to operate HIS law enforcement agency, and again playing the victim, demonstrate the need for prompt action.  He's a madman.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

No surprise here. The act of negotiating was simply a facade to buy more time. The Flaccid Fool has no intention to participate with anyone. His fake license plate hanging on the wall in his 19th floor office says it all, "My Way".

Until DOJ gets serious and literally takes over MCSO there will be no cooperation in any investigation or improvements to the agency.

The current MCSO sheriff appears to be an ego maniac who cares about nothing other than having ultimate control over his kingdom of Maricopa.

He recently stated he was running for sheriff again in 2012 "just to spite" his detractors.

Really, folks? Is that the kind of person who should be in charge of what could be a very fine law enforcement and detention agency?

He should be running for sheriff so he can direct the agency to serve and protect the taxpayers of Maricopa County, NOT to spite his detractors.

The MCSO Sheriff is mentally ill. 

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

He's stalling for time - it's all he has left.  

narizona
narizona

Again .what part of illegal does HE not understand?

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I guess the other civil rights/racial profiling case will not be moot after all.   We will have a couple of profiling circuses to watch and pay for.

Kpehjer94
Kpehjer94

The only. answer is for MCSO TO BE PLACED INTO FEDERAL RECIEVERSHIP.........It is scary that this S.O.B even thinks he has. so much power that he is just short of God....-

Michael Bryan
Michael Bryan

The DOJ will sue. They have absolutely no reason not to at this point.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Tick Tock goes the clock for all the corrupt Right-Wing nuts.........Did all you A-holes think you could get away with your BS forever ? Help me Mami Brain-Fart ! Not going to work anymore,just ask Scott (ALEC,KOCK BROS.) Walker.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

The Flaccid Fucknut better get his fat ass in gear and agree to whatever the Justice Department wants or taxpayers are on the hook for yet ANOTHER needless waste of taxpayer dollars to defend to defend this sad sack of shit against the lawsuit the feds will file to force compliance. 

Coz
Coz

Put this piece of shit in prison already.

Mymovie1111
Mymovie1111

The Phoenix New Times is AWESOME. For years they have been following the truth in Arizona daily and giving out a paper for FREE. Writer's are credible and people read the New Times for Free. It takes work. When you write the truth that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a TRUE CROOK AND WASTE OF TAX PAYER'S MONEY, INHUMANE AND NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT FOR THE DEATHS HE'S CAUSED IN TENT CITY JAILS...
Alison A. Hicks, Author, Film Creator, Activist

azbluesgal
azbluesgal

Somebody needs to change his depends. Gay Paul won't do it.neither will Jan.lol

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Money money money.  OSB is just playing games on our dime.  Sad thing is that so many applaud this idiot.

narizona
narizona

He won't budge ...he'll have to be pushed out , literally!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

What budget item will the clown sheriff use to pay for this circus stunt?  It won't be cheap.

Will the BOS be asked to provide MCSO extra funding?  What if they say "No Joe!"?

The MCAO will be representing MCSO, as that is their job, correct?  Joke should not be able to hire his own outside attys on the public time!

Anthonywesley
Anthonywesley

I wonder what would happen if we said that to the sheriff? Sheriff, I don't respect your authority over me. I will not pay any tickets our respond to any warrants or any authority you have because I think you are politically motivated.
The DOJ should take his ass to the ground, zip tie him and explain that he is going to jail if he doesn't do what they say just like they would do with any other normal person who breaks the law. What have we come to when our elected officials can decide what laws they will our will not follow.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Speaking of "My Way", do you remember the Old Fool saying he'd arrested Elvis Presley in the '50's?

Just a thought, from an Army vet to another Army vet, wouldn't the Flaccid Fool's arrest of the King damage his ability to serve in the Army? After all, Elvis served honorably from 1958-1960.

Yes indeed Tommy, the MCSO shurf is mentally ill.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 He's going to end up costing the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars just to show the world how tough he is as a county sheriff. The only thing more inflated than the judgments paid will be his ego.

The man is sick and needs to be attended to.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

That's what they're going to do now.

And the sad part? Taxpayers are on the hook for this needless bullshit. We will pay to defend the Flaccid Fucknut from completely unnecessary legal action. And the Old Fool will lose. And he knows it.  

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 im never going to get my ass in gear so your just going to have to used to it and me being around and im not going away anytime soon. shurf Joe A

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 Also thanks for those tax dollars you give me im living high on the hog while you piss ants suffer. thanks again. shurf Joe A

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 I admitted im fat already so bring a forklift tough guy. you dont sound like a weight lifter type to me. you sound fat and soft like most new times bloggers. thanks for the hate signed your friend shurf flaccid fool Joe A

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 I work at a jail already stupid. isnt that good enough for you? and I get paid very very well for working there to thanks to your hard working tax dollars that go to support me and my high class extravagant hollywood lifestyle. thanks for your hate signed your friend shurf Joe A

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 I never killed anybody in any tent. but thanks for your support anyway, signed your friend Joe.

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

New Times was 100% better when james king wrote for them. ever since james king left new times has gone downhill fast. bring back james king!

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 I wear pink underwear silly. I thought you knew that already geez... thanks for your hate signed your friend Joe A.

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 I love playing game with my haters. you guys take the bait every time so its kind of hard to quit its like an addiction. it gives me a kind of high or a drug buzz when I piss my haters off. thanks  again for your support and hate, signed your friend Joe A

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

  Bring a Forklift is my advice to remove me. in case you didnt notice im just a little over weight.

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 The money will come from the Jan and Joe budget money from drug deal busts. dont worry you the tax payer is safe from harm.

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 I said that to him once and he said I was not breaking any laws so it was OK to say it. he said it was my right to free speech to say that. no one went to jail that day. now its your turn.

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

You should grow some big balls and man up let him know that. walk up to his face and tell him straight to his face.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

OSB reminds me of a certain narcissistic, corrupt and mentally sick former Senate president who was recalled and then booted out of office...

Then again, The MCSO shurf IS a narcissist...

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

You'll get your ass in gear if it's the last thing you do. You are a failure and a disgrace and a corrupt, mentally sick old man who deserves a life behind bars. 

TOM
TOM

Imagine that. A hog living high in the hog. You can swing from the old mans sack all you want but the clock is ticking fast. He better hold on to his depends because shit is going to hit the fan.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

And pretty soon, you'll be out of a job. My sources within the Justice Department tell me they're about ready to drop a hammer on you you scared old man. You best brace yourself for a life inside. 

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I'll bring two forklifts to bring your fat ass to the federal prison cell that you belong in.

 

GloobBleen
GloobBleen

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......JandJShow, do you make band-aids?

Coz
Coz

Whatever you say Bobby....

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 But it's not as good as tweekin' is it, Goober?

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 Actually I lied you, the tax payers will be paying for this. sorry.

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 Who is Bobby? and why would I be him?  isnt Joe believable enough? whats so great about bobby any way? thanks for your hate signed shurf Joe A.

GloobBleen
GloobBleen

Joe..............your so full of it, no wonder you're in diapers and they're pink too. Rusty Pearce said so since he got the job as your new diaper changer because you threw your ol' buddy Henderschitt under the bus.

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 Thanks for your support. im on the jenny craig diet thing. your friend  shurf Joe A.

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