Joe Arpaio, Serial Racist, Brings Infamous "Crime Suppression Operation" (aka, Racial-Profiling Patrol) to Tempe
As long as Joe Arpaio is sheriff, every day in Maricopa County is Groundhog Day.
Despite federal Judge G. Murray Snow's May finding that Arpaio and his immigration-obsessed office are guilty of racial profiling and that the MCSO's prejudiced policing toward Latinos must cease, Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff has invited Maricopa County's serial racist to his town, under the pretext of MCSO deputies' assisting the TPD with Arizona State University's out-of-control party scene.
According to the TPD, Arpaio's boys in beige will be helping them out with its "Safe and Sober campaign," though Arpaio's press release suggests a broader scope.
"Well known to Ryff and others," the MCSO's press release reads, "is the Sheriff's Office vast experience with widespread crime suppression operations which have typically resulted in a high arrest numbers."
Sorry, but until this clown has a court-appointed monitor, there's no reason to trust the MCSO...
Arpaio states in the release that, "As with all our crime suppression operations, we anticipate several arrests." The words, "of illegal immigrants" are omitted, natch. After all, this is supposed to be about all those drunken college kids, right?
During the years of the large-scale sweeps (approximately 2008 to 2011), the phrase "crime suppression operation, when uttered by Arpaio, signaled a racial-profiling free-for-all by his MCSO deputies over a two or three day stretch.
Indeed, in Judge Snow's May order in Melendres v. Arpaio, Snow cites the MCSO's press releases concerning such operations to bolster his observation that the intent of Arpaio's sweeps was, quite obviously, immigration enforcement.