Is Joe Arpaio Really "Misinformed" About Illegal Immigration Patrols?

Categories: Morning Poll
See Also: Brian Sands' Testimony Contradicted by His Statements in 2010
See Also: Joe Arpaio's (ahem) Legal Scholar Brett Palmer and Brian Sands Under Oath
See Also: Joe Arpaio Struggles in Racial-Profiling Trial
See Also: Joe Arpaio's Deputy Thinks Most Day-Laborers Are Undocumented


Sheriff-Joe-Arpaio-by-Jamie-Peachey.jpg
Photo by Jamie Peachey
How "misinformed" is this guy?
Brian Sands, one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputy chiefs, testified yesterday that the sheriff was sometimes "misinformed" about his crime-suppression patrols.

"Arpaio sometimes is misinformed, through no fault of his own," Sands said.

Sands claimed some of Arpaio's press releases about the saturation patrols -- specifically one press release claiming an operation was targeting day laborers -- were bogus.

So, the judge asked Sands, is the goal to just round up illegal immigrants during those patrols?

"That's not the goal or objective...but it's the results that occur," Sands said. "If people are arrested and, subsequently, they're in the country illegally, that's the end result of stopping a certain amount of people."

As our colleague Ray Stern pointed out later yesterday, Sands was singing a different tune a couple years back:

Sands, to put the statements in context, had been responding to questions by investigators about the times he had "points of conflict" with [former chief deputy Dave] Hendershott, who was fired by Arpaio (then allowed to retire) after the investigation concluded he had committed unethical and possibly illegal acts for years as Arpaio's right-hand man. Arpaio later claimed he was "duped" by Hendershott and knew nothing about his chief deputy's activities -- even though evidence showed he had near-daily briefings by Hendershott, and that Hendershott was probably just following Arpaio's orders.

Sands described one point of conflict as taking place on the 2008 saturation patrol. He claimed he "cautioned" Hendershott that "we can't do massive arrests when it comes to illegal aliens" because of the "complexity of our relationship" with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau and the 287(g) cross-training status of sheriff's deputies.

"I think (Hendershott's) issue was that he wanted to see something that would, you know, be very newsworthy out there," Sands told investigators.

That said, how "misinformed" was Arpaio?

Cast your vote below:



My Voice Nation Help
19 comments
ThePiper
ThePiper

This Civil suit is worthless, Arpaio faces no Fines, or Jail Time, and the entire World knows he is a Racist "Tyrant" with strong Ties to Neo-Nazi;s.

 

I would like to know which Sheriff gave the Baby Murderer /Mass Murderer J.T. Ready (Arpaio's Trophy Nazi) the Weapons of Mass Destruction Military Rocket Propelled Grenades?

 

The F.B.I. said J.T. Ready, Arpaio, and Russell Pearce's Pal was on their list as a "Home Grown Terrorist", how in the Hell did he get the Bombs!

 

Any ideas Arpaio?

 

How about you Babeu?

 

To: Real Justice?

magyart
magyart

Vote AGAINST the politicians that support ILLEGAL migrants, over LEGAL residents.

ernie13x
ernie13x

Does anyone have contact info for Atty. Stanley Young? Have tried yellow pages, ect without success. Have info that may (or not) be helpful in the racial-profiling case. Thanks!!

dumpsterdiver
dumpsterdiver

MCSO: When cops cease to be cops and become politicians[ ..they lie.

teknik
teknik

don't these folks know joe will just throw them under the bus first chance he gets?

shobson21
shobson21

The only people who are misinformed about illegal immigration are those people who dislike Sheriff Joe for enforcing the law and those who think illegal immigration is okay.  Oh they understand all right, they just don't want to take no for an answer.

rickthepr1ck
rickthepr1ck

bunch of racist faggots. they all "take it in the butt" for each other.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @magyart I will vote for people who follow the rule of law. The Joke doesn't.

ernie13x
ernie13x

@magyart I'll continue voting against politicians with known ties to white supremist organizations. Their message of "power to the white Europeans" is anything but American. Have a nice day.

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

 @shobson21

 GOOBER! Can you really take 8 inches up your ass?

WOW! you're such a dirty lil boy. russell and joey and pauly must love you at the boys only club. It does take all three to make the 8 inches.

 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @shobson21 Sheriff Joke is not a federal officer so therefore he needs to stick to his job. He needs to stop arresting maids at hotels AND instead investigate sex crimes of 432 children.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 @shobson21 Goober, he's not the Border Patrol. He's just a sheriff, and not a very good one at that. The only reason he rides the immigration issue to death is because he knows how to push the hate and fear buttons of gullible people like you. Tell me, did he enforce the law in El Mirage when his investigators ignored hundreds of sex crimes, including offenses involving child victims? Just keep on drinking that grape Kool-aid, Goober. I'm sure America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff appreciates your gullibility.

 

Do you still have a picture of Paul Babeu taped to your refrigerator doo next to Arpaio's?

ernie13x
ernie13x

@Hock @ernie13x Thank you!!

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @shobson21 and you must be the biggest one of all to know that?

 

Now Trending

Phoenix Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...