Joe Arpaio Denies Justice Department Allegations, but Offers Up Some Strange Claims

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Lawyers for Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed a response to the Justice Department's racial-discrimination lawsuit, which mostly just denies each of the 188 allegations in the DoJ's suit.

The denial also contains some very interesting claims from Arpaio, including repeated claims that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office does not conduct "sweeps" or "raids."

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"...Defendant Arpaio asserts that the MCSO conducts crime suppression operations and saturation patrols, but does not conduct 'sweeps,' and that the use of that militaristic term 'sweeps' is a product of the media and Department of Justice Attorneys," Arpaio's attorneys wrote in the response, literally 10 times.

Now, where would the damned media get an idea like that? For one, a press release from Arpaio:

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A press release from the office of "Joe Arpaio, Sheriff."


Also, on the subject of MCSO raids, Arpaio's never heard of 'em.

"...Defendant Arpaio denies that MCSO conducts 'raids' and affirmatively asserts that MCSO conducts law enforcement operations lawfully and constitutionally," Arpaio's response to the DoJ lawsuit says.

Nope, no raids to see here.

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The apparent junior-varsity lawyer at the law firm representing Arpaio -- Jones, Skelton, & Hochuli -- also included a couple other fun facts in response to the Justice Department's lawsuit.

For one, consider the "employer sanction operations" the Sheriff's Office conducts. New Times continuously pointed out that these always resulted in the arrests of employees, but zero problems for the employer that's supposed to be sanctioned in, you know, an "employer sanction operation."

"Defendant Arpaio admits that MCSO has not arrested employers as no employer has been tied into any violations," Arpaio's attorneys write.

Elsewhere, Arpaio's attorneys have a response to the seemingly racist quotes in Arpaio's books -- the ones Arpaio claimed over the summer were penned by a co-author.

"...Defendant Arpaio admits that he co-authored a book in 2008 and affirmatively asserts that the content of that book, including any quotations, speak for themselves," the response says.

Another Arpaio quote, this one from a national TV interview -- "They hate me, the Hispanic community, because they're afraid they're going to be arrested. And they're all leaving town, so I think we're doing something good, if they're leaving" -- also "speaks for itself," in Arpaio's opinion, according to this response.


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comrade
comrade

This corrupt Shurf might be an illegal allien, how can people be sure if his parents might 've been legal alliens for that matter. Fucking radish nose, even camels are jealous of his nose.

RobAZ
RobAZ

You think maybe Hochuli starting employing some of those replacement refs that took his job during the NFL referee strike last year?

todddemodd
todddemodd

lol, that sack of Dogs#@! Arpaio is clearly corrupt as the day is long, I cant wait till the day its all brought out!

www.make-anon.tk


tellis
tellis

Yes, Guadalupe is a town that really needs to be cleaned out of all its illegals. You can tell when you've entered Guadalupe because it looks like a splitting image of Tijuana. That raid is gonna be a good one.

tellis
tellis

Drug raids don't always target the suppliers either so there is nothing wrong with targeting illegal alien employees.

PissOnArpaio
PissOnArpaio

Just put this old POS Arpaio in prison already and let the fucker die there.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

OMG, what an effin' liar... uh, I mean lawyer. One thing I'm curious about. Does Joe always notify the local po-po when his brownshirts are about to stage a raid?

teknik
teknik

@todddemodd the local muppets will still claim it's all a media conspiracy.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@tellis newsflash, those arent "illegals" or even Mexicans moron...they are Native Americans that look like Mexicans...and thank you for highlighting the problem with this issue..total and complete ignorance of the facts..

cassityg32
cassityg32

@tellis no, they aren't raids....whatever

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@tellis Guad was settled by native americans, long before Phoenix was even a city.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@tellis  but if the drug dealer is there, he gets arrested, so why is it Arpaio goes on "EMPLOYER SANCTION RAIDS" yet doesnt arrest employers? if you serve a warrant on a drug dealer and find drugs, you arrest him, so if you go on a employer sanction raid and find illegals...why arrest everyone but the person you are there for, especially since you now have him doing what you went there for in the first place? that is tantamount to raiding a drug dealer....finding a ton of drugs, and letting him go (with the drugs) because he wasnt selling them when you kicked in the door

RobAZ
RobAZ

@tellis Obviously. I mean if they went after the dealers/suppliers you wouldn't be here posting now, would you?

tellis
tellis

@PissOnArpaio Hey buddy, we've got your IP address now. Let's see how loud you yell Piss On Arpaio when you are sitting in a jail cell under Arpaio's control. Then it will be yes sir won't it?  Because you told Arpaio to piss off your food will be denied for at a few days while you think about what you said. Ha ha.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@eric.nelson745  most likely...NO. Joe doesnt cooperate with any agency (sometime not even with his own)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@david_saint01 Ba-Boom!!!!! as long as he's got his racist glasses on, it dont matter right? anything not lily white HAS just got to be mexican. so since Joe is Italian (olive skinned) that must mean he's one of them there mexican imm-uh-grints

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@tellis spoken like a true fascist...thankfully in this country, we have that thing called the Constitution..you know, that thing that says Freedom of speech is a right...yea, go fuck yourself and the donkey you rode in on

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

@tellis hey shurff wop lover, we have yer moms video. NBA All-Star gang bang special Vaseline edition. Your mom swallows for food

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@tellis  well if Arpaio had Canada do the investigation, and the US Marshals do the arrest...once he was in MCSO custody, he could just walk out just like Rocky Marquez did, so he wouldnt have to worry about food being withheld would he?

cassityg32
cassityg32

@tellis what EXACTLY would he be going to jail for you moron? No threats were made, just his (accurate) opinion of Joe and last I checked we had freedom of speech. Although you make a good point with your comment. Joe is crooked enough to arrest someone for exercising their constitutional rights.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@tellis Say it loud, say it proud....illegal is illegal.  As in, you know, violating the U.S. Constitution.  As in, you know, violating the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  You know, the one that states, "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."  You see, withholding food for a few days would be classified as an effort to "maliciously and sadistically" cause harm to the prisoner which violates the 8th Amendment as held by Justice Scalia in Wilson v. Seiter (501 US 294; 1991).  Now I suspect that you feel that Scalia is one of those bleeding heart activist liberal Justices, but the rest of the court agreed with him (5 Justices joined in the decision and the other 4 Justices joined in a concurrence).  So, while you may think that denying food for a few days is a really clever idea, the U.S. Supreme Court has said it is illegal and, you know, illegal is illegal.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@tellis  changing your profile name doesnt change the fact you are an idiot JAF

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

@tellis You're busted Joey.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@tellis  JAF, quit trying to use other profiles, you arent fooling anyone

comrade
comrade

The POS corrupt shurf is not allowed to conduct any raids on the streets anymore, BTW tellis go on and clean the old fart's ass, he just defecated all over his office, he forgot to wear his depends, fucking moron, your brain is full of shit, since you live inside his hole and the shit is even comming out your ears.

cassityg32
cassityg32

@tellis @eric.nelson745 hmmmm well aren't you sweet for warning people about a raid.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@david_saint01 hey bud, you are aware that thats JAF right?

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public @tellis These two-faced traitors to our Constitution only see the 2nd Amendment and all the other part of that document that they say they "love" so much can go to hell - just like they do with the Bible and intelligence on Iraq - Cherry Pick the info to support their foregone conclusions.  PIGS@!!!!

lucyababeu
lucyababeu

@danzigsdaddy @tellis ,you have JAF number, the other site got shut down because of JAF. I REPORTED JAF TO POLICE  JAF AND OTHER PLACES. I AM NOT THROUGH REPORTING YOUR DEATH THREATS TOWARDS ME. JAF, THANKS DANZIGDADDY. LUCY BABEU

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