Joe Arpaio Thumbs Nose at Federal Judge, Plans Sweep to Start Friday

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio is sticking his tongue out at federal Judge G. Murray Snow, telling the jurist that the MCSO will execute one of the sheriff's infamous crime suppression sweeps beginning Friday, October 18.

Though Snow recently ordered that a monitor be appointed to oversee 59 pages of instructions on how the MCSO must comply with his ruling in the civil rights case Melendres v. Arpaio, Arpaio is getting a jump on the judge, pulling the trigger on a sweep before a monitor is installed.

In a court filing partially made under seal today, Arpaio's lawyer Tim Casey advised Snow of the sweep, noting the absence of a monitor at present.

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Casey writes:

Defendants will conduct a law enforcement operation on October 18-19, 2013 in Maricopa County that qualifies as a "Significant Operation" or "Significant Patrol" as such terms are defined in the Court's Order dated October 2, 2013...The Order further provides that a "written protocol [for a Significant Operation] shall be provided to the Monitor in advance of any Significant Operation or Patrol."

Because no Monitor is yet in place to receive a copy of the MCSO's written protocol for this Significant Operation, and the Order is silent as to the treatment of the written protocol under such circumstances, Defendants seek to file with the Court under seal the written protocol for the operation.

Defendants respectfully submit that good cause exists to file the written protocol
under seal for the following reasons:

1. Officer safety is likely to be enhanced, and the effectiveness of the operation is more likely to be achieved, if the specific location of the operation, the timing of the operation, the methodology intended to be used for the operation, the staffing for the operation, the mission statement for the operation, and the specific details of the operational plan are maintained as confidential and private before the start of the operation and during the operation.

2. The filing under seal is sought only on a temporary basis. Defendants request that the written protocol remain under seal until Sunday, October 20, 2013 when it can be unsealed and placed in the public record.

Granted, even Snow has admitted that his injunctions do not prevent the MCSO from engaging in a legitimate crime suppression operation. However, Arpaio's boys in beige are not allowed to enforce civil immigration law or use race or ethnicity as a factor in stopping cars, among other restrictions.

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DNichols
DNichols

On the bright side, after nearly eighty Racist Crime Sweeps looking for non criminal Hard Working Mothers, and Fathers of Legal Citizen Children for the mere fact that thier skin is BROWN, Arpaio seems to have learned that there are real Criminals in Maricopa County?!

On the Dark side M.C.S.O. Deputies are becoming disliked because they work for a Racist Tyrant that dosen't even care when his Deputies "Wrongfully Kill"/Assasinate Hispanic War Veterans with mental disabilities?!!

M.C.S.O. Deputies deserve a REAL SHERIFF, not a Racist piece of Corrupt Garbage like they now are forced to work under.

Arpaio is a Disgrace to Arizona, and America.

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

                    ARPAIO   keeps mentioning the the assasination of deputy JORGE VARGAS...WHILE I DO SEND MY REGARDS AND PRAYERS TO THE VARGAS FAMILY  ......BUT WITH ALL DO RESPECT. I DO POSE A QUESTION TO ARPAIO........  WHAT ABOUT THE ASSASINATION OF ......MARTI ATENCIO AT THE HANDS OF ..THE MCSO.....

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit topcommenter

OMG  ...Will the jo dog and pony show ever cease? I personally don't care what he does in the course of his job to make HIMSELF  look like a shining star coming out of the sky. Baloney. I would at least like to know WHY HE cant be as effective 24/7? Fine........... he has the boots ...............he has the weapons and an agenda that is geared towards arresting BROWN PEOPLE. Could it be my imagination or .am I SEEING things like this cuz I'm a MEXICAN? Anyway it seems to me (and I would have at least a little RESPECT for him) ...........if there was some consistency to this type of operation! From where I sit ..HE's becoming MORE AND MORE OF A MEDIA WHORE  every day. Come on joe ........YOU CAN DO IT !

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

22 arrested at last news count, could you imagine how many people would have been caught if we had a real sheriff who didnt  tell them all where and when he was going to be? criminals like bank robbers succeed because they dont broadcast which bank and when they will be hitting. nothing like a media attention craving idiot to warn the criminals when to stay at home to avoid capture .................(and he was even nice enough to give them a few days notice so they could stock up for the time they lay low). at what point do you realize that giving all your plans to people who make a living telling people stuff was a mistake? well Joe still hasnt learned that after 20 years. getting criminals off the street for 2 days isnt stopping them, its giving them a day off (and it isnt getting them off the streets, its getting them to go in for dinner)

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

This was a joke of a sweep. I saw more deputies hiding and waiting for their shift to change than do any work.  In fact, there were more Phoenix PD making arrests and pulling people over than MCSO.  Did he really have 150 deputies out? I doubt it.  This was about seeing how far he could push Judge Snow. 

As for news coverage, I do give props to NBC 12's Joe Dana for  hitting Arpaio hard with solid questions and also being educated on Judge Snows order.  Dana Asked Arpaio if this sweep was so important why wait three weeks after the person who shot your Jail Guard was already arrested to do the sweep?  Arpaio's response  was "Well I don't want to get into all the semantics." 


FRONTERA
FRONTERA

 How bout a crime sweep in east valley  suburbia, where all  them white soccer/hockey moms vote  for you jo ?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I hope Judge Snow bitch-slaps the insidious old man into next week with this bullshit.

Personally, we wouldn't even have this problem if Candy Andy hadn't come along. It's all that disgraceful narcisissts fault. Perhaps Judge Snow needs to bitch-slap that fool too. Much the same way the State Supreme Court did in May of last year.

Anyone who supports these fools are fools themselves. I fully support term limits for all elected officials and would love to see a ballot proposition or a state constitutional amendment that imposes 2 terms on all officials.

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

                      NICE.......REALLY NICE.......NO BETTER WAY TO PISS A FEDERAL JUDGE OFF.......AND OR EVEN ANY FUTURE....JUDGE OR JUDGES THAT MIGHT LOOK INTO ARPAIOS DISCRIMATORY ACTIONS.....THEN BY ACTING........... EXACTLY LIKE ONE OF THE VERY REPEAT OFENDERS  THAT COME INTO ARPAIOS COUNTY JAILS...."ALWAYS CHALLENGING AUTHORITY"....."ALWAYS BEING A NUCKLE HEAD..".ALWAYS THUMBING  HIS NOSE AT THE VERY LAW"........EVEN THE LAW HE SWORE TO UPHOLD..........WELL MARICOPA COUNTY TAKE A GOOD LOOK ..AT THE MONSTER YOU CREATED.........

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@mrh0202201091 What the hell does Atencio have to do with Arpaio going after criminals with outstanding warrants ?

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy DO you really think Arpaio wants to give a heads up to the criminals do really think that ? This was done to appease the Hispanic community If Arpaio or for that matter PPD does a stake out any where around illegal immigrant strong holds the activist's are out with their camera's and mega phones that's why those communities are crime ridden the criminals they have a friend in the activists whether the activists realize it or not. 

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@robert_graham 

Yes, you are. Glad you are finally starting to see what the rest of us have known since day 1 you typed on these blogs... 

You are pathetic

robert_graham
robert_graham

@dennis20 You must not have been everywhere at once because if you had been you would have noticed quite a few more deputies and posse members.   

Just like the press conference said, the sweep is about all about taking violent criminals off our street and not about immigration.  Why do you have a problem with that? 

People like you who oppose Arpaio's sweeps are simply asses and are likely the very same people who must have something to hide because why would do you oppose it otherwise?

Again, let me make it perfectly clear that because all police departments in this country do crime suppression sweeps so why shouldn't MCSO also do them?  

Why shouldn't violent criminals such as murderes, gang bangers, drug dealers, rapists get taken off our streets?  Is it you are worried that you might be one of the people who are arrested?

The sweeps are not about thumbing a nose at Judge Snow.  He is fully aware of it and does not object - actually he is in favor of it because he knows it's standard operating procedure in the fight against criminals having free reign on our streets.

You are sadly mistaken if you think that Snow's ruling means that all of Arpaio's sweeps must come to an end because that ain't happening.  If Arpaio had his monitor now, he or she would agree that this planned sweep is legitimate and necessary.  So stop your tizzy fits because it is simply a waste of your time.  You are pathetic.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@dennis20  i saw that news clip. i think you are missing a part that "I" think may get interesting (time will tell though).........right after he says he doesnt want to get into the semantics, he says "its okay" as in what he is doing is within the guidelines of the ruling. that is not up to Joe to decide whether or not he is following the order properly, thats up to the judge and the legal experts to debate. if he is going to pull stunts like having his raid BEFORE a monitor is in place so he doesnt have to submit a plan first (which could easily be taken as a thumb to the nose move) he should not be assuming what he is doing is going to sit well with the court. Judge Snow could still claim that Joe's move was directly done in defiance and take further action (whether or not that would stick is another matter, and one that could tie up Joe and his legal team for even longer and cost more). i think that this is just the tip of the iceberg and that Joe is going to defiantly walk himself face first into a whole lot of legal headaches. you can only antagonize someone so long before they let you have it....................with both barrels, and as a federal Judge............Snow isnt just shooting blanks

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

                                                 GOOD ONE....MaskedMagician1967..........

robert_graham
robert_graham

@MaskedMagician1967It should be Judge Snow who gets bitch slapped by being thrown off the bench. Anybody who opposes dangerous criminals being arrested must have something to hide.  Otherwise why would they care?  Do you also oppose crime sweeps in every other city across America?

YEZZIR
YEZZIR

fuq a fed judge.... Joe, the former fed employee knows exactly what he's doing.  Thank you Joe for removing trash!

robert_graham
robert_graham

@mrh0202201091 You mean every other crime sweep like it across America should piss of federal judges?  You mean federal judges should be angry that dangerous criminals are being arrested?

DNichols
DNichols

@john:  You are right Arpaio didn't need to do a "Crime Sweep" or go after any "Outstanding Warrants" to retaliate for Marty Atencio's Murder.

The Killers were Arpaio's "Goon Squad" Killers trained by Arpaio to use tasers until persons in M.C.S.O. Custody Die then claim it was an accident?!!

They have a long History under Arpaio of Killing people in thier custody with tasers, even after being TOTALLY RESTRAINED, AND GAGED!

But I am glad to see Arpaio attempting to finally do his Job after all these years of neglect, and ethnic cleansing!

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

                     WELL IT S VERY SIMPLE.....APAIO KEEPS MENTIONING AS THE ASSASINATINON OF DEPUTY JORGE VARGAS ON TELEVISION AND EVEYTHING>>>AS THE REASON FOR THE  SWEEP.....WELL   I ASK THIS QUESTION .........IS ONE LIFE WORTH MORE THEN THE OTHER......IS MR>VARGES S LIFE WORTH MORE THEN MARTI  ATENCIO S LIFE................AND THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION MY FRIEND..............IS   NO......ABSOLUTLY NOT......MR.JOHN043012...

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012  think of it this way, if Joe were just to say he is doing a sweep and not give out the location and time.....................how much more effective would it have been? infinitely more effective. so why does he have to give out locations and times? thats his choice not ours, thats him destroying an operation not us (joe also only has himself to blame for all the activists being there, he told them where and when to be there)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012 PPD does do sweeps, they just dont broadcast it first. everyone does them, Joe is the one alerting the media and giving away crucial details prior to them

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012 broadcasting operational plans and their location and duration to the media is not appeasing the hispanic community. gathering the community leaders and informing THEM before the media is how you do that. 2 days Joe could have talked to the community leaders, instead he went with the media. the activists got the sweep info off the news, Joe gave all the info to the news, he set himself up for an inferior operation by doing that. 22 arrests could have easily been 100 if Joe didnt hold a press conference first

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

jaffy wants to get all of the shurrf's semen antics.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@robert_graham

Don't you ever get tired of sucking Bozo Joe's dick ?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham  "you must not have been everywhere at once"???????? twit, just what kind of delusional fantasy world are you living in, and maybe you wouldnt be there if you stayed on your psych meds. and who said the raids have to stop because there is a monitor? the monitor is an observer

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @dennis20  I saw it on TV and paraphrased as I was going off memory but I agree. I also think Arpaio doesn't really care if MCSO is taken over by the Feds.  He will walk away considered a hero by the idiot tea party for taking on the federal government. He will start his own posse and get his own reality TV show.  Remember, he barely ran against Penzone last election. He mostly ran against Obama, his birth certificate and the fact Obama sued over SB 1070.  He will keep picking fights with Judge Snow.  He will use it to fund raise (as he already has) .

http://www.azcentral.com/video/2753684147001


danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham and anybody who opposes arresting criminals would hold a press conference telling exactly where and when you will have your officers out looking for those criminals. please tell me where telling criminals where and when you will be out in force is supposed to be catching them? do you think that the people they are warning will think its a lie and go directly to that area at that time? its a sweep to arrest criminals, not an invite to a party, Joe is telling them where to avoid if they want to stay out of jail.   and for some f***ing reason you seem to think that that is brilliant strategy.......................warning criminals of where the police will be (and dont blame the media, they arent the ones who sent out the press releases, that was Joe)

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

LMAO Federal Judges have a lifetime appointment Robert the Simpleton.Plus, the disgraceful old man has been bitch-slapped by conservative Federal Judges since 2008. When Judge Neil Wake ordered Joe to improve the jail conditions. The same judge ordered Joe to improve the meals in the jails. And Judge Wake awarded the biggest bitch-slap to that fool when he refused to grant Arpaio immunity from the bullshit RICO lawsuit filed against county government.Judge Snow awarded the second biggest bitch slap when he ruled that the insidious old man racially profiled Latinos. He then handed down thethird biggest bitch slap when Snow forced a monitor up the old man's ass. Something Holder is gonna be doing pretty soon I hear. The heinous old man will have a SECOND monitor forced up his ass.And let's not forget that the most conservative U.S. Supreme Court since William Howard Taft bitch slapped that fool when they gutted BS1070.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@robert_graham, yappy..what a pathetic pussyass twit u r bitch, what happened 2 ur " i support Arpaio doing those sweeps 2 arrest all those illegals, they should b shot on sight....blah ....blah ...bla...", now ur new mantra is all about: "my daddy d pooper has d right  2 conduct those sweeps 2 arrest all those dangerous criminals & drug traffickers, do u oppose those sweeps beign conducted? if u do, is because u have something 2 hide.  That fuckin' POOPER don't have d balls 2 REALLY DEFY judge Snow's rulings. instead he goes on a tangent...thus his followers believe he's enforcing all laws & defying d rulings 2 prove 2 them that he's d "thoughest shurf in America", so they continue to donate mo' money. PINCHE BABOSO PUTO.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham "anybody who opposes dangerous criminals being arrested must have something to hide" and "do you oppose crime sweeps in every other city across america"...................lets address the first one first. you have been on here numerous times objecting to our wanting the El Mirage sex crimes being re-investigated, and you even have gone so far as to deny they ever even happened (even after Joe himself held a press conference and admitted they not only happened but were horribly mismanaged and given little to no attention or work), that would be you opposing violent criminals being investigated and arrested................why? rape is a VIOLENT crime twit. you only encourage immigration and ID theft crimes being given all of Joe's attention...........those are non-violent. #2 ...........do we oppose crime suppression sweeps? hell no, but we sure object to some flipping idiot holding a press conference explaining all the details of them (things like when and where) days before the sweep is to occur. someone doing that is not intersted in stopping those criminals that are now going to lay low or hide out during the well detailed plans are explained on the news by some attention craving idiot who doesnt understand how to effectively hold a sweep. if you want to see MCSO start becoming an effective law enforcement agency, retire the clown who keeps giving away all their plans on television just to grab a few minutes of air time. did you notice how smoothly MCSO ran while Joe was in the hospital nursing his shoulder?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@robert_graham @MaskedMagician1967 

and who is going to do that? You?? ROFL!!!!

Hey, where is my subpoena bitch? You know the one. The one you said you were going to give me for saying in my opinion you are a low life little boy fucker, otherwise why would have you have all those gay underage porn web sites that you own?

BTW - did you re-bury my mother at least after you dug her up the other day? It's would be just like you to not respect the dead, even if they are your preferred dates.

C'Mon Robert, sue me like you said you would and serve me my subpoena. I look forward to it.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham who held a press conference telling the media they were going to have a sweep and when and where? yup, it was Joe. so think about who notified the criminals to avoid that area while they are looking for criminals? yup, Joe again. thats what would be called INEFFECTIVE law enforcement.   so basically, Joe is helping keep criminals on the streets Robert

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham who is opposing violent criminals being arrested? maybe more of them would be arrested if Joe allowed his cops to go out in force for things other than illegal immigration or identity theft. immigration and ID theft are non-violent crimes twit and those are Joe's priorities instead of rapists and pedarists. staging a 2 day media covered and media alerted sweep are how you keep violent criminals away from your area that you are sweeping

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

And federal judges have been bitch-slapping the heinous old man for 5 years.

Fuck that evil old man!!! Go Judge Snow!!! Ram your foot up the old man's ass!!!!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

John, what does someone's political affiliation have to do with the actions of a corrupt, hateful, racist, xenophobic sheriff?

While I dislike Obama (in the top 5 worst presidents in history) there have actually been more Republican presidents (18) than Democratic presidents (10) since the Republican Party's founding in 1854.

Arpaio has more than 40,000 outstanding warrants to serve. Something he has failed to do.

There are laws dealing with immigration going all the way back to the Alien and Sedition Act of 1798.

Class dismissed.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012 as for you agreeing with me on the giving the heads up on the sweep...................thats all i am asking for. i am not asking you to oppose him, just to be concerned with the flaws in logic that he is exhibiting

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012 i am just as passionate about them, i just feel that the higher priority offenses are not given the same attention lesser ones are. I want either equal law enforcement or enforcement given according to severity of those crimes. if rape and child molestation are higher felonies than ID theft, why arent they a higher priority? just my personal opinion, but the top three heinous crimes are child molestation, rape and murder................and in that order

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012 if anyone had ever bothered to ask, there are actually some things about Arpaio i do like, but i just feel  he has become more of an actor than a sheriff (just my opinion) and that is interferring with his effectiveness and job

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy so you draw the line at child molestation .well that's commendable. and its an issue  that you are passionate about but law enforcement needs to be just as passionate about all criminal activity including I,d,theft

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012 okay, so we are almost on the same page...............that wasnt so bad right? i am a republican (and pretty staunch about it) i just dont feel it is all a liberal thing that is ruining us............there are some of my party doing their fair share of damage too. where you are saying it is a liberal thing.............i am starting to realize that it is all a POLITICIAN thing. i grew up in a different time and the politicians just dont measure up to the ones we used to have (and thats all across the board) there are some good ones on both sides, but they are few and far between

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy I agree with you about giving a heads up its ridiculous but that is where we are now the liberals our in control of Washington the democrats are out pandering to a certain group for votes and the result, we have southern states being overwhelmed with drug traffic , gang banger's , having to bare mandated costs of illegal immigration.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012 is that a violent crime? do you think a child who has been molested deserves less attention than me if my ID is being used? i dont, i want that child to have every resource available given to their case before mine. i can recover from identity theft, a childs innocence can not be restored

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012 you even posted a while back about how the criminals wouldnt wait around to get busted if they knew the cops were coming...................i find no fault in that and that is exactly what i am saying here. there was no reason to give specifics on this sweep, yet Joe did days ahead of time

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy If your identification was being used by someone else  would you have a problem with that ?and what would you expect to be done about it?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012 22 out of over 10,000 warrants? it could have been a much higher number if all the operational details were not publicized 2 days prior. and they already released the info on those arrests...................drugs and traffic violations. i could care less about a traffic violation if we could have netted the rapists and murderers who were aware of where and when all the cops would be

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy You should wait before you criticize Arpaio and this crime suppression sweep to see what those warrants were for and the criminals he was after.My guess they where pretty bad

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012 and again, i say..............you just tell them you are going to have an operation, there is no reason to give them the specifics, that is operational info that does not need to be shared to non-law enforcement personnel 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012 maybe you dont get where i am coming from, i really dont concern myself with the activists, i do not support illegal immigration and i am strongly against free roaming criminals. my problem with Joe is the WAY he does things. he is doing a tough job that many people wouldnt want to do, but i feel he is doing it wrong as in his priorities. Joe devotes more effort and manpower into immigration issues and ID theft than he does into any other crime. to me...............the number one priority crime should be child molestation, it is a violent crime and is the corruption and destruction of an innocent child (too much to get into on here, but it is stuff we have all gone over before) if Joe devoted even a fraction of his time or energy into the more heinous crimes as he does into lesser crimes..................i would support him wholeheartedly, when Joe first ran, i WAS a supporter, he has changed and thusly so has my allegence to him. i want a sheriff who is watching ALL crime, not one who has tunnel vision. 

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy are you kidding me not give a heads up my god the Hispanics along with their illegal brethren would be marching ,demonizing, threatening the list is endless. If the majority of warrants are in illegal immigrant strong holds what would you do and how would handle the Hispanic backlash. I realize you most likely have no law enforcement back ground but you must have some thought on how to capture people in those areas without upsetting the activists

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@john043012 you cant stop criminals by publicizing your actions before you take them. that is forewarning them. all Joe had to do was say he IS having a sweep, he didnt have to give out all the details on the news, there is nothing other than his craving for attention making him give out that info.. giving out that info is compromising an objective

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy If there is the slightest chance an illegal immigrant could be snagged during any type of stake out the community leader's would not keep their mouths shut and I think you know it . Everyone who supports those activists have a reason to ,most likely they have a family member who is illegally in the country they are willing to accept their environment so long as their illegal family member's don't get separated from their anchor's. I realize if deportation was off the table that some of those who live in these crime infested areas would be very grateful to our law enforcement for trying to clean up their mess.

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