Joe Arpaio's "Corrective Statement" in Melendres Submitted to Federal Judge

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Not sure I'll believe this until I see Sheriff Joe Arpaio's geriatric scrawl on it, but reproduced at the bottom of this post is the so-called "corrective statement," filed by the MCSO's attorney Tim Casey in the ACLU's big civil rights lawsuit Melendres v. Arpaio.

You'll recall that on May 24, 2013, federal Judge G. Murray Snow essentially found the MCSO guilty of racially profiling Latinos during traffic stops and ordered that this unconstitutional activity cease.

Snow issued an injunction in October, detailing what the MCSO would have to do to comply with his May judgement.

In January, Snow appointed former Rochester, NY police chief Robert Warshaw as his monitor, to make sure that his order is followed.

Read the draft "corrective statement" submitted by MCSO lawyer Tim Casey.

But Arpaio is a hard case, and his command staff ain't much better. Since Snow's ruling and final injunction, Arpaio, his Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan, and most recently Deputy Chief David Trombi have all been caught belittling and mischaracterizing the judge's findings. (Note: Here, "mischaracterizing" is a polite term for "spewing self-serving whoppers.")

Read MCSO counsel Tim Casey's averral that Arpaio is prepared to sign the corrective statement.

So Snow ordered that the defense work with the plaintiffs to come up with a "corrective statement," outlining the MCSO's gaffes and relating what Snow's decision actually says.

Last week, Casey filed "the parties' counsels' agreed upon draft corrective statement," and it is a particularly delicious document, as Arpaio will no longer be able to claim, as he did in a recent fundraising letter, that accusations of racial profiling against his office are "unfounded."

Read the MCSO's proposed schedule for court-ordered testing and training.

Moreover, the statement makes clear that not only are Arpaio and the MCSO guilty as sin, but even the MCSO's appeal to the Ninth Circuit is limited in scope.

Check this lovely passage:

Based on the evidence presented at trial, the Court found that the MCSO has violated the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights of Latinos because the MCSO used race or ethnicity in conducting traffic stops.

We are appealing the court's order only as far as it covers traffic stops outside of saturation patrols. We are not appealing the Court's findings that MCSO violated the constitutional rights of Latinos during saturation patrols. That conclusion of the Court will not be altered by the appeal even if the MCSO prevails on that appeal.


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WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Why does Jaffy have a new login?  Could it be he made more threats involving a baseball bat or tire iron, and a clueless little twit wielding them?

jumping_bean
jumping_bean

Joe needs to keep the heat on the Mexicans. If I needed a landscaper or a maid, I might feel differently, but I don't (need mexicans nor feel differently). Mexicans should try to be more like our decent neighbors to the north.

JustThinking
JustThinking

If I read correctly the sides agreed to the content of the letter, so that means there is no opposition. I think the judge needs to put an egg timer on his desk and say when the sand runs out so does your time for turning in the signed papers. He needs to stop the delays and games before they get out of hand


DNichols
DNichols

I hope judge Snow realizes that Arpaio's signature on a document is worth less than a few squares of used toilet paper.

MCSO Recievership is the only way to flush the Racist Turd.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Someone needs to drop 1 signed copy of the letter for every dollar Bozo Joe has cost the tax payers out an airplane and blanket Maricopa County with them.

With the message written on it, "get a clue moron"

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

And Arpaio retaliates by going on an anti-semite radio show. I guess he needs to show his followers he is still racist one way or the other. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

ch12 is reporting this letter and it's contents....


CBS5 has something about dabbing cow parts in Nevada, and abc15 is talking about Easter Candy......

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

Once signed, these should be flyered all throughout MCSO jurisdiction

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

I think it's time for a new nickname for the old man.


I never refer to him by his actual name, for obvious reasons. Shurf works well, since that's what he refers to himself as. But, he's not really a sheriff. He's just an elected official. Not even a cop.


I like Mr. WU for him now. It stands for Wheezer Unit, which seems appropriate given the number of times he contracts flu when asked to make a truthful statement.


Therefore I now proclaim that the elderly elected official formerly known as "shurf" shall now be known as Mr. WU. No offense to anyone given that name at birth, of course.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

And Judge Snow needs to keep the heat on the Fetid Fossil of MCSO JB.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@jumping_bean  You missed the point that the people that brought this law suit were ALL in the country legally I guess.  And all but one person is a US citizen.  Why do you hate the US Constitution so much?

arizonanewtimes
arizonanewtimes

@DNichols No, it's Obama, Holder, Sharpton and YOU that are the racist turds.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@dennis20  Yup, he has to rally his fans so they ignore that his lawyers want him to sign a document (for Snow) where he admits he's a bigoted asshole....

RobertGraham29
RobertGraham29

@Flyer9753 And can you guess what I will be flyering all over Arizona? Just take a look at the web site corresponding with my nickname. 

Vizzini
Vizzini

Handed out at every traffic stop.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Flyer9753  If you were running against the Joker in the next election, wouldn't you use this signed letter in your campaign mailers?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

What about on the old man's campaign website and email Flyer?

I wonder how many campaign donations he'd get...

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Flyer9753  and just to piss of Joe and JAFfy......................in English AND spanish (just a little salt in the wounds you know)

car_del99
car_del99

@arizonanewtimes  What would be the point of me calling you an idiot , if you are too stupid to realize that ?

DNichols
DNichols

@azn

Thank you for being color blind enough to list me with these "Great Men".

Hope I didn't over value your hero Little HItler's  signature?!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Lol AZNT while I dislike Obama holder and Sharpton, you show your true colors by supporting that narcissistic asshole Arpaio.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

LMAO Cozz has a clue. He's a true victim of the old man's bullshit AZNT

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows nope, it would be read aloud at my campaign stops...................wouldnt want to risk people missing it by thinking its junk mail and pitching it

Vizzini
Vizzini

@MaskedMagician1967 That's protected speech, according to Snow, but reading the transcript it's clear Snow is pissed off at both Arpaio's campaign donation email and the misstatement of facts at the community meetings, and Snow did nothing but tighten up his order in response.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967  Agreed, he should have to send a copy to everyone he sends his bullshit mailers (snail and email) too


First MCSO cruiser I see I plan on taping it on the window

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 I still like the tag, OSB... but I can't lay claim to that one. I believe Gerry came up with that one several years ago...

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

There is no excuse for you Robert. Never has been, never will be.

Why you support that narcissistic asshole Arpaio is beyond me. But hey, better an idiot and a twit like you than an intelligent, educated soul like me.

RobertGraham29
RobertGraham29

@MaskedMagician1967 Excuse me but Arpaio is not an asshole. Yes as you know I fully support him. Did you read that he recently arrested a Scottsdale maid for working using a poor old blind woman's info which caused that blind woman to be denied benefits by the Dept. of Economic Security? It's true that happened.

So now my question to you and every other Arpaio critic is, do you feel sympathy for the illegal alien maid or the blind woman who had her identity stolen by the illegal alien maid?

Well????  Let me ask that question in the article I put on arizonanewtimes.com.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

LMAO Judge Snow will force the old man to sign it. Otherwise Snow's gonna go off the deep end against the Fetid Fossil Robert

That'll make for a great show.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @WhoKnows  When Signed, i do plan on getting a copy and framing it, and will have a bookmark to it so I can post it when ever a Joke fan supports his methods!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Vizzini the reason the 4th of July fireworks are so spectacular is because you wait ALL year for them. then they are just breathtakingly beautiful................this fireworks display has been years in the coming..............................................it will be transcendent 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Vizzini i agree.............just not certain of HOW SOON. (history repeats itself, the old man will try to make a mockery of Snow again, and THATS when it will blow up)

Vizzini
Vizzini

@danzigsdaddy @Vizzini  Snow said in open court he was at the end of his rope and would not accept excuses or delays. If it going to come to a head, it will be coming soon.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Vizzini needs more tightening. he's dealing with a slippery one. give the old bastard an inch.........he'll take a mile

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Vizzini panel van and a wrap.............cruise night

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Any mailers I get from MCSO I use it to wipe my ass Flyer (especially since that's all they're good for).

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Haven't heard from Gerry in a while Tommy. I think it's ok to invoke the OSB moniker for the old man.

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