Humbled Arpaio Submits DUI Task Force Plan for Review by Judge and Lawsuit Plaintiffs

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Stephen Lemons
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's agency can't even arrest a few drunks with the other cop shops without first submitting his plans in writing to federal court.

As part of the order by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow last month in a wide-reaching racial-profiling lawsuit, procedures to help stop Arpaio's deputies from discriminating against Hispanics include providing full notice of any "significant operation" before it occurs. The plans are to be reviewed by a court-approved monitor when a monitor is selected; until then, plans must be submitted for review by Judge Snow and the lawsuit's plaintiffs.

See also:
-Arpaio "Circumventing" Federal Court, Claims Lawyer for Plaintiffs in Melendres

Arpaio didn't submit a plan for a two-day crime sweep conducted last month, raising a stink by the plaintiffs. The Sheriff's Office apparently learned its lesson regarding that rule and filed plans this week (see below) to let the judge and plaintiffs know that a handful of deputies would be participating in the 2013 Holiday DUI Task Force with other law enforcement agencies.

"The Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety . . . has requested that defendant (MCSO) participate in its annual multi-law enforcement agency 2013 Holiday Task Force starting on November 29, 2013 and ending January 1, 2014," the written notice states. It goes on to explain that the MCSO busts drunk drivers, which helps keep the community safer, and that it has a contractual obligation to the highway-safety office to provide deputies for the program.

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Judge Murray Snow
The notice includes a 51-page attachment outlining the agency's action plan for its role in the task force, emphasizing that at no point will anyone be arrested because of a suspect's immigration status. A footnote to the filing "respectfully" argues that participation in the annual anti-DUI crackdown should not be considered a "significant operation" under Snow's order because fewer than 10 deputies are typically deployed.

The footnote continues: "Please note, however, that regardless of whether the MCSO's participation in the DUI Task Force those dates qualifies . . . as a "Significant Operation," the MCSO is voluntarily collecting to the extent possible, for its involvement, the categories of data set forth in the Order. Such data will be made available to the monitor, when appointed, and to the Plaintiffs' representative."

This is sort of like the school bully being forced to write a request to the principal, asking if he can go out to the playground with others, and promising to not to beat up the smaller kids if the answer's yes.

Not that we want our analogy to make light of this case: In May, Snow determined in the long-running Melendres vs. Arpaio lawsuit that the sheriff's office had practiced systemic discrimination against Hispanics. Arpaio's office must submit advance word of significant operations because it has abused the civil rights of some of those netted in past operations.

Unless the judge changes his mind, the sheriff's office will have to continued to give independent authorities a heads-up whenever deputies are engaged in any sort of hunt for suspects.

Click here to read the notice by Arpaio's office and the DUI task force plan.

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71 comments
MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I hope Judge Snow appoints the monitor before this significant operation begins. Then once it begins the monitor should watch Arpaio like a hawk looking for food. Once the DOJ gets their monitor Arpaio will have to send plans for significant operations to Judge Snow, the plaintiffs, and the DOJ for approval. I'm gonna laugh my ass off when Arpaio fucks this up.... Plus Arpaio is due in Judge Snow's courtroom for the bitch-slap heard 'round the world for the first significant operation he (Arpaio) fucked up....

Edwin Coronel
Edwin Coronel

Oh yeah Joe enforces the law, directly in proportion to the amount of melanin in your skin.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

If not closely watched, Joe's boys in beige will send every Mexican to "secondary."

Zee Arbelo
Zee Arbelo

Maybe people who have lived here forever think he enforces the law but coming from a much safer state, I find that crime is getting worse in my area after living here the last 3 years. I no longer feel safe in my very nice neighborhood in Scottsdale. I also find from working at the hospital that we have more drunk driver accidents recently. So I'm assuming that as long as he talks the talk the facts don't have to line up. He is popular because to be honest as long as he goes after the illegals nobody really cares what he does. And before anyone says it...Trust me we don't plan on staying.

car_del99
car_del99

He thought he was a pitbull  but judge Snow turned him in to a little chihuahua....

Ekatherine Matthews
Ekatherine Matthews

Don't believe it...the majority of Phoenix...Joe wins elections very easily....

galpal
galpal

He's on his way out! Bye pos!

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Love the Choke Chain that's been placed around Bozo Joe Arpaio's neck...Now it needs to be pulled and jerked as hard as possible.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

Actually the majority is Sun City and the outskirts of Phoenix. Not Phoenix proper.

Jon Crowley
Jon Crowley

You efforts to derail his work are laughable.

robert_graham
robert_graham

If you don't like Sheriff Joe then you're not going to like what you hear at (602) 777-6632. And if you favor amnesty for illegal aliens you're not going to like what you hear at (602) 926-2873, but so what... it's the truth.  Can you take a guess what subject I will publish next?  It just might be the truth about the Phoenix New Times... yeah, this rag.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

I don't really see any significant "humbling" in announcing an operation as routine as a DUI task force.

Save the celebration for when he gives notice of an operation that isn't already common knowledge.



WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Why did MCSO change?  Yippy, our own MCSO stooge that posts on the NT, claimed that the sweep last month was in full compliance with Snow's order!  Or was YPS wrong (yet again!)?

Ekatherine Matthews
Ekatherine Matthews

You should know by now ,the majority of Phoenix likes Joe....he enforces the law....

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 oh I did not know he had a scheduled court date for a bitch slapping, when is it ?

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@Ekatherine Matthews Hopefully, Joe will be six feet under long before Judge Snow's order expires. 

wtf....
wtf....

@Ekatherine Matthews i know what you mean, we live in a fucked up city!

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@Ekatherine Matthews  

BULLSHIT

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Ekatherine Matthews You seem to not even know that the Clown is NOT the "Sheriff of Phoenix".  Where do you live?  In a cave?


I bet you're just Jaffy in drag!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Jon Crowley Your efforts to back up a clown who ADMITTED to illegally spending $99 MILLION and ignoring 400 cases of sexual assault sure shows YOUR true colors!


Seems you like crooked politicians.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Robert, no one with a scintilla of sanity will call your bullshit phone lines to hear you call them illegal aliens, threaten them with tire irons and baseball bats, etc.

Do us all a favor and stop posting spam.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@robert_graham  

Is that Bozo Joe I hear the background saying suck harder Jaffy ?

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@robert_graham The truth?If you knew the truth your one brain cell would explode!!!!!!!!!!!!    jaffy       Dial 1-800-eatshit for a message from me and my Homies . Still waiting for your call jaffy.

azweasel
azweasel

Your hero joe will soon be gone, hopefully six feet under and the illegal immigrants will stay. Face it you little fucking dunce.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@robert_graham Seems you posted the phone number of one of the gay porn websites you host....

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@robert_graham This from an expert on douchebags, as he sees one in the mirror all the time!

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@Joe Hernandez  

Arpaio is a waste of the air he breaths.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@Joe Hernandez And so is funding higher education for illegal immigrant adult children or for that matter any of those kids

car_del99
car_del99

@Ekatherine Matthews  Do you get paid to be stupid ?

DNichols
DNichols

@EKathrine;

The Majority of Maricopa County Republican voters are still caught up in the "Wave of Bigotry" that starting in 2008 with the I.C.E. Deportation/Incarceration Programs crashed our Nation Economically, and set America backwards at least fifty years in Racism, Bigotry, and Hate.

Arpaio ignores "Laws" against Child Molesters, and Chid Rapist's right?!!

Did you know there are more than Laws than just the ones against brown skinned un-documented immigrants?!

Arpaio Sucks at enforcing those other "Laws".

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Ekatherine Matthews Seems you know NOTHING about The Clown Sheriff's ratings the last few years.  The MAJORITY of Phx is seeing this egotistical fool for the jerk and MONEY WASTER he really is!

Bnbk
Bnbk

@Ekatherine Matthews Why don't you join little john043012 for playtime in the sandbox.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@eric.nelson745  

One can only hope its as painful as the many others that have suffered the same faith under his watch.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@Cozz Well he has been re elected like 6 times

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

"This from an expert on douchebags, as he sees one in the mirror all the time!"

You hit a grand slam with this response WhoKnows. IOU a shot of my rum.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@john043012 @WhoKnows Look it up little boy.  a 4 sq mile area.  Looking for the criminal that killed someone, even AFTER they guy that did it was arrested!


Another Joke PR show...  But you seem to lost to understand that.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@WhoKnows where are you getting your Information from THE MAJORITY IN PHOENIX >

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Shadeaux, a schizophrenic makes more sense than little Robert....

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@WhoKnows your making no sense there is no news article from last month stating MSCO was sweeping a 4mile area for a murderer who was already captured a week earlier. Why the lying

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@WhoKnows SO now trying to corner a criminal is a illegal action falls in line with a sweep and must be approved by Snow

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