Joe Arpaio Protesters Arrested During Public Demonstration

Categories: Protesters

See Also: Puente's "Undocubus" Set to Travel to Democratic National Convention
See Also: Joe Arpaio Looks Like Tired, Old, Racist on Stand During Racial-Profiling Trial

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Uriel Garcia
Natally Cruz, one of four people arrested during today's protest
As Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was defending himself from racial-profiling allegations in federal court today, four people who said they are illegal immigrants were arrested during a public demonstration just outside the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse.

The protest took place in downtown Phoenix as the trial in the racial-profiling lawsuit Melendres v. Arpaio was under way. About 100 people from the local human-rights group Puente took to the streets and blocked traffic.

Before they started the tactic, the four people who eventually would be arrested made statements about being in the country illegally and challenged Arpaio to come out of the courtroom and arrest them.

"We have to come out of the shadows . . . We have to let people know that we are tired of being stepped on," 24-year-old undocumented immigrant Natally Cruz told New Times before she was arrested. "We are not scared anymore."

Police warned the demonstrators for about a half-hour that they'd be arrested if they didn't get off the street. The protesters ignored the warnings, and one by one, were snatched up and arrested.

"I'm doing this for my parents. For the sacrifice they made bringing me here [illegally]," said 28-year-old Isela Meraz, one of those taken into custody. "To let them know that the obstacles I have encountered are the system's fault and not theirs."

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Uriel Garcia
"No papers, no fear."

Carlos Garcia, a Puente organizer, said the group planned this demonstration as a coming-out-of-the-shadows campaign for undocumented immigrants who no longer are afraid of Arpaio's anti-immigrant policies.

Puente plans to take similar demonstrations across the country and challenge states with anti-immigrant laws or sheriffs who practice anti-immigrant polices. They will drive in a bus the group has dubbed the "undocubus," Garcia said.

The bus will carry about 40 undocumented immigrants and will leave on the journey July 29. They will end their trip at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina on September 4, with the purpose of showing the Democratic Party and President Obama that they want an end to all deportations.



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63 comments
G-Money
G-Money

FUCK THE ILLEGALS IN PHX. GO AWAY.

G-Money
G-Money

hey any women here looking to hook up tonight?  my dick is hard.

G-Money
G-Money

I's born here and I's have no job cause illegal aliens take jobs away. Sheriff Joe does good thing to make jobs for real ppl.

guest
guest

it seems like every time that I come to the new times website, I read about more illegal aliens  doing even more illegal things and getting arrested. I'm glad that their criminal behavior is highlighted by the new times. other media outlets avoid it lest they be labeled racists, but the new times consistently shows the illegal aliens for what they are. good job new times, as a proponent of law and order, I'll be supporting and/or voting for all anti illegal alien measures thanks to your coverage of their activities.

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

ArpaioFan you are a Stupid MF. Arpaio chooses what laws to enforce. Tell me what happen to hundreds of cases in El Mirage he chose not to do anything about? Right he admitted he didn't do what he was suppose to...he's FULL OF SHIT

robert_graham
robert_graham

If you have a problem with Arpaio, call me on my cell at 602-492-9249 and I'll straighten you out right away.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.  If those protesters are really illegal they should be detained and then deported because of their stupidity!  What if a bank robber stood on the corner and proclaimed I JUST ROBBED A BANK! Should he or she be arrested?  Of course.  I've got no sympathy for those that think they have the right to be here illegally and do not have to answer for their crimes!

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

I am proud of all Immigrants with the Courage to stand up against the Country's "Most Racist Sheriff."

 

What violent criminals to sit on a sign in the middle of the road?

 

America these "Human's" are standing against a Racist "Tyrant"!

 

Arpaio has wrongfully arrested U.S. Citizens because their skkin is Brown!

 

Arpaio has ignored over three hundred reported cases of Child Abuse, because their skin was Brown!

 

Arpaio allowed an Immigrant Woman in one of his Jails chained to a post in the Arizona summer heat for thirteen hours with no shade or water, because her skin was Brown!

 

Arpaio's Reign of Terror against Hispanics must end!

 

To: Honesty, and Justice.  May they prevail.

Coz...
Coz...

This bullshit keeps up, it won't be long until there's riots in the street and this hellhole gets burned to the ground.

 

I rermember the LA riots well, we are headed down the same path...

Chris Long
Chris Long

Hey, gang.  Please ignore ArpaioFan and don't pull his chain, because every time you do his Potty Mouth spews...

robert_graham
robert_graham

Hey all you stupid fucks!  What part about the word ILLEGAL don't you understand?  Because you are all clueless let me explain.  Illegal immigration is just that...illegal!  If it was not there would be no border fences, ICE or deportations.  Anybody here illegally is NOT WELCOME!  ICE is being contacted and it will demanded of them to enforce the law.  ICE must (and I mean MUST) start deporting everybody that is here without permission. And as for Sheriff Arpaio, he will remain our sheriff until he decides to retire.  He will not be arrested and he will not quit.  His enforcement raids will continue because Americans are out of work and will get the jobs before illegal aliens get the jobs.  Do you complende?

bill.shine
bill.shine

I think it's time to start criminal prosecution of Joe Arpaio.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Blocking traffic is not the way to protest against Joe's anti-Hispanic reign of

terror.  Keep it legal especially when you're not.

bajarat
bajarat

These loathsome border-jumping leeches sure are becoming more obnoxious since Comrade O has issued his latest unconstitutional decrees, eh? Hopefully Joe's boys will cart them to the border and shove them through the turnstiles this evening :-)

American_Hellraiser
American_Hellraiser

The citizens of Maricopa County are lucky to have a sheriff like Arpaio, one who has guts and tells the goverment to go ``F'' themselves.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

The lowlife ignorant citizens of Phoenix DESERVE Dirty Joe Arpaio as their sheriff!

 

A Democracy gets the Government it Elects!

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

 @G-Money You are full of shit kid, you don't want to work......at my  employer alone  for entry level positions there are at least 15- 20. A total of 300 plus are listed if you have skills which I doubt you do, that's why you're not employed. Just an excuse to keep crying about no work

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @pearlsvaluables No you are full of shit!  If you don't want him to enforce immigration laws, why should he then enforce any laws at all or are you trying to dictate what laws he should and should not enforce?

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

 @arpaiofan Liking Arpaio Dick you can't straighten no one out....you like his all in you....this MF is crooked....listen to meeting that Newtimes shared a few months ago, that will tell you how crooked all them MF's are at the Sherriffs office

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @Coz... You took the words right out of my mouth except that the riots will be against the illegals.  Truthfully if you idiots don't shut up about illegals having rights there shall be riots and it won't be pretty!

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @Chris Long Hey if you have a problem with me call me at 602-492-9249 and I'll straighten you out hasty pronto.

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @arpaiofan Hey Arpaiofan, what part of ILLEGAL don't you understand.  It is ILLEGAL to violate the protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution.  All of our laws flow from that fundamental document.  GO READ IT before spewing your ignorant bullshit.  Yes, it is illegal to enter this country except through an active port of entry with a valid and appropriate visa.  But it is also illegal to violate individual's Constitutionally guaranteed rights to due process and equal protection.  And yes, like it or not, the 14th Amendment that guarantees these rights applies to citizens, legal aliens and illegal aliens.  Tough shit if your don't like but that is the law and illegal is illegal, remember.

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @bill.shine No these fuck-head activists should be shot!  Why in the fuck would anybody say that illegal aliens have the right to break the law and Sheriff Arpaio should be arrested for enforcing the law? That is total bullshit!

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @bill.shine These fucking activists should be shot!  Why in the fuck would anybody say that illegal aliens have the right to break the law and Sheriff Arpaio should be arrested for enforcing the law? That is total bullshit!

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

 @bajarat

 suck my cock while you say this, ooooo that's good, good bajarat.You dirty lttle arpaio lover. Makes you all wet down there.

bill.shine
bill.shine

@bajarat Joe's boys couldn't find the border with two maps and 3 gps units. Look at the idiots investigating the president's birth certificate. They were fooled by Jerome Corsi. You can't get stupider than that, can you?

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

 @American_Hellraiser Ok, Lucky to have a Sherrif who chooses not to prosecute hundreds of crimes, wow....this MF admits and apologized for hundreds of crimes that nothing was done about....sorry, would rather have someone one is not prejudice and chooses what crimes to follow up on.......educate yourself about this prick

bill.shine
bill.shine

@American_Hellraiser Actually, we have a gutless Sheriff who ignores serious crime, and does what he can for publicity. He is the government, and we need to hold him accountable for everything he has said and done, including what he said in his book. I have never in my life seen such a gutless wimp as Sheriff Joe.

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

 @DonkeyHotay Youa re just as your name says, A JACK ASS, sorry not all citizens support this prick, so I surely don't deserve to have him not prosecuting serious crimes and letting who he wants to be free remain free, so IGNORANT is YOU

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

 @G-Money WTF? Educate yourself youngster, Just becaue you want illegals gone, My point is that he is a crooked motherfucker. Listen to meetings Newtimes publicized and listen to the crooked shit him and his staff do, then keep sucking his dick

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

 @arpaiofan Not only that, my opinion and way to clear immigration would be quick and easy.

1. Announce on news, radio etc, if you are here illegal and want to be right? PROVE IT, come to XYZ between these dates and times WITH NO FEAR. YOU WILL ONLY BE ARRESTED OR DEPORTED IF YOU MATCH PRINTS AND ARE WANTED FOR A CRIME SUCH AS IDENTITY THEFT...

 - Pay a small fee TO START application with additional fees to apply later....

- Give me your photo, fingerprints and REAL name...if you have not stolen someones identity then we proceed, if you have, lock em up. PERIOD

- Once i know who you are, where you live and can track you to crime and make sure you are using your own name, start to pay your past due fees to become legal like all others that have and keep working and living.

 - Those who would not show up are obviously those that may be doing more illegal things, like be wanted for a serious crime, be working under someone elses name. THOSE ARE THEN SUBJECT TO ALL OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT TACTICS FOR ANY CRIMINAL LEGAL OR ILLEGAL 

- BOTTOM LINE IF YOU ARE HERE ALREADY, PROVE TO ME YOU ARE HERE DOING RIGHT AND BEGIN THE PROCESS FOR LEGAL CITIZENSHIP, PROBLEM IS THAT THEY STILL WILL NOT COME CLEAN BUT YET WANT TO REMAIN...............THERE ARE DOCUMENTS AND A PROCESS REQUIRED, HELP YOURSELF, AVOID PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND DO IT !!!!!!!!!!

 

AND I GREW UP ON THE SONORAN BORDER, AM BILINGUAL AND JUST SO HAPPEN TO LOVE HISPANIC CULTURE........

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

enforce all laws as applicable dumb ass. JOE is the one the choosing which ones. If he didn't, then he would be doing immigration, traffic, the hundreds of FUCKED OFF CASES etc you fucken idiot. Instead it is obvious he doesn't care about other laws as much as the immigration because that's what his fat ass is in court for now. you are STUPID, my problem is that he is a crooked motherfucker behind all of this. talk to some ex employees, listen to recordings of this assholes meetings and listen to the CROOKED shit he does. SHIT that shouldn't be done as a Sheriff. He abuses his power to do what he wants instead of whats right across the board as law enforcement. EDUCATE yourself about who this asshole really is, NOT just because YOU want illegals gone...I better stop interacting with you before I become as DUMB as YOU

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

what happen in El Mirage? He chooses what laws to enforce you stupid MF

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

 @arpaiofan  @Chris Long Im sure Arpaio will be calling you this evening after court Arpaiofan, so he can stick his dick on those fat lips and where you like it most...ENJOY ArpaioFan, you're probably so loose from him you have no choice but to support him

pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

 @arpaiofan It sure does, Thats why Joe Joe is in court defending his lame ass.....We will see when over. When they find that he does racially profile then what MF?...You will still keep sucking his dick

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @LegitQuestions What the fuck are you talking about?  The Constitution does not give anybody the right to break the law nor does it give illegal aliens the right to come here illegally so you better get your facts straight dumb ass!

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