Joe Arpaio Can't Arrest People for Smuggling Themselves Into Country, Judge Rules

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio


The scheme by county officials to round up immigrants for conspiring to smuggle themselves into the country has been busted up by a federal judge.

As a result of yet another immigration-related lawsuit filed against the county, a federal judge ruled that Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, and their successors, cannot arrest and prosecute people for self-smuggling -- a plot that was the brainchild of disbarred and disgraced former County Attorney Andrew Thomas.

See also:
-Bill Montgomery Prosecuting Fewer Immigrants for Smuggling Themselves

U.S. District Judge Robert Broomfield's order makes things pretty clear:
Defendants Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio and Maricopa County Attorney William G. Montgomery, and their agents, employees, successors in office, and all other persons who are in active concert or participation with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, are permanently enjoined from further implementing the Maricopa Migrant Conspiracy Policy including detaining, arresting, and prosecuting persons for conspiring to transport themselves, and no one else, in violation of Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-2319;
Although state courts upheld the policy, Judge Broomfield ruled that it conflicts with federal law.

"The Policy effectively criminalizes conduct which federal law does not," his order states. "More specifically, by deeming it a felony for unlawfully present aliens to conspire to transport themselves, the Policy is 'criminalizing unlawful presence, a stance plainly at odds with federal law.'"

That was one of the main ways Arpaio was able to snatch up so many undocumented immigrants, and although it wasn't used as much by Montgomery, it was still used.

Our colleague Ray Stern found that there were 294 people prosecuted for self-smuggling in 2008, 493 in 2009, 369 in 2010, 330 in 2011, and 155 through most of 2012.

Of course, Arpaio and Montgomery still hook up for workplace raids, in which immigrant workers are many times locked up without bond on charges of fraud and identity theft.

Read the order on the next page.

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WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

The Joker has been handed his ass so many times now, his garage must be FILLED with his asses!


Time for the Joker's Monitor to keep him from being a money wasting idiot!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

lol this is the fourth time in 3 years that a REPUBLICAN judge bitch-slapped the Old Fool.

>>Judge G. Murray Snow stopped the amended RICO complaint (of which Arpaio was a plaintiff) in 2010. Judge Snow is a Republican.

>>Judge Snow also ruled that the hateful old man racially profiled Latinos in 2013.

>>The most conservative U.S. Supreme Court since William Howard Taft ruled against BS1070 in 2012. 5 Justices are Republicans

>> And now Judge Broomfield just bitch-slapped the narcissistic old man and his equally inept sidekick, MontyPug. Judge Broomfield is a Republican.

DirtyHarry
DirtyHarry

Screw the judge. Joe Arpaio can and he will. What just happened proves it.

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

Maybe Joey can arrest himself for smuggling a known moron from Fountain Hills to downtown Phoenix, and for impersonating a law enforcement professional.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

To do our part with the shutdown, can we just move Arpaio to a retirement home where he could makes baskets or pot holders or something?  We could let him keep a plastic sheriff star as well as a whistle.

We don't have the money for all the lawsuits he loses, appeals, loses, appeals again, and loses!

yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

Im surprised this trapeze act lasted as long as it did. it never made sense to charge these people as coconspirators

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Is Danny's Car Wash still open?

robert_graham
robert_graham

If ICE can arrest people who smuggle themselves into the country, so can Arpaio and every other law enforcement agency in the country.

Have you seen "Border Wars" on the National Geographic channel? ICE arrests illegal aliens 24/7. They often times arrest dozens at a time.

car_del99
car_del99

@MaskedMagician1967 The joker is looking like a whore being slapped by his PIMP...For misbehaving

car_del99
car_del99

@DirtyHarry Most of these people WANT  to be arrested by the joker...That way ,they can be out next day.... with a WORK PERMIT from the feds !!!!

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

True fact: Since 2008, only 2 employers have been sanctioned under AZ Employer Sanctions Law. Dozens of businesses raided, hundreds of undocumented people arrested and only 2. Might as well repeal the law. Arpaio isn't enforcing it. Read about the law on Tom Horne's website.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@DirtyHarry "Can and he will" get his ass handed to him by another Conservative FEDERAL Judge?  Yes he can!

car_del99
car_del99

@ReggieVV Jaffy  got another Nick here ? no matter, you still sound stupid

DirtyHarry
DirtyHarry

@ReggieVV It would be much better to charge Obama with impersonating a United States President.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@jonnyquest 

They are back operating, at least until the owners get put in jail after a TRUE EMPLOYER SANCTION RAID, unlike what Joe does

BTone
BTone

@robert_graham 

How many ASU students have been prosecuted for ID Theft?  How many meth users routinely go for ID theft to feed their habit?  How many motorcycle gangs have ID theft as a side hobby?  The trend of attaching the 90 percent of the blame to small percent of the problem is intellectually lazy and wholly ineffective.


Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@robert_graham 

So waffy, how was the gas station today? It was a nice day out, did you get to wash anyones windows so you get some sun??

Be careful, you know those who wear helmets all day really should not be handling hazardous materials.. Don't want to see you get hurt there waffy... 

btw - get those toilets clean yet?? 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham ID theft is a crime, so is rape or child molestation, why doesnt he devote time to those crimes? over 70 employer sanction sweeps, but how many sex offender sweeps has he done?

DirtyHarry
DirtyHarry

@robert_graham That's true that since ICE can target illegal aliens for arrest so can Joe Arpaio. Other fed laws are enforced by police.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@robert_graham 

ICE has NEVER arrested anyone for smuggling themselves since it's a STUPID law and does not exist at the Federal Level.

It says so right in the article... do you know how to read?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham you do realize that they only make all those arrests through the magic of editing right? there are probably 50-60 hours of footage where they have nothing and let the people go for every 30 minutes of footage showing arrests

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@robert_graham, jaffy, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha  NO HE CAN'T. stupid moron, didn't u read d article? A FEDERAL JUDGE JUST RULED THAT D MOFCKR POS CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE, FUCKING BITCH!!!. d clown shurf LACKS Dd FEDERAL authority to make those arrests, on d other hand, it's ICE's job 2 arrest UNDOCUMENTED  WORKERS, because they HAVE D FEDERAL AUTHORITY to do so. FUCKING MORON. Now go & cry along with ur kind, u can bitch as much as u want to, but d CLOW SHURF HAS BEEN BITCH SLAPPED ONCE AGAIN, HA HA HA HA HA. LLLLOOOSSSSEEERRSSS.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@jonnyquest One was a sandwich shop that was shut down for ONE day, and the other was out of business when it was charged!

effiesedillo
effiesedillo

@DirtyHarry @ReggieVV Hey it is Robert!! well at least he's more likely resembling a fool that talks to empty chairs lmao!! AKA Jafy!

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Thanks to ICE. No action from either Arpaio or Montgomery. A 2000 person work force and nearly half undocumented. ICE has gathered plenty of evidence and it should be a fucking SLAM DUNK to show a violation of AZ's Employer Sanctions Law. But Danny is tight with Arpaio. So no action. It's called corruption.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Yet no action by Arpaio or Montgomery. How can people be so fucking blind to not see their scam?

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Isn't it strange that with all the "employer sanctions raids", there aren't any employers actually "sanctioned"?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @robert_graham Well, don't forget the last time he did a sweep for hookers, and all 80 cases got thrown out because MCSO was video taping themselves doing it with the girls...

DirtyHarry
DirtyHarry

@Flyer9753 @robert_graham But they do arrest people for smuggling everyday.  Simply being on this side of the border illegally is the same as smuggling whether the suspects came here on their own or were brought here by someone else. It's all the same thing.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Such mild treatment for lawbreakers.

effiesedillo
effiesedillo

@car_del99 @jonnyquest hey, it's not Dirty Harry it's Robert! AKA Jafy

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Danny pays off Arpaio. No prosecution. I think back east they call it a "protection racket ". That scam.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@jonnyquest 

Candy Andy started this bullshit by wrongly interpreting the law he himself penned, got through the Legislature and signed by Nappy.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@DirtyHarry, u should wash ur gaping vagina with sulfuric acid. nickle bag bitch. btw, how is uranus doing. NO MORE EMPTY CHAIRS 4 U. WHORE.

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