Joe Arpaio, Crybaby Sheriff, Wants Do-Over of His "Corrective Statement" in Melendres
Is there a diaper big enough to fit big ol' baby Sheriff Joe Arpaio?
Yep, Arpaio's pitching a fit like the spoiled, soiled octogenarian that he is, demanding a do-over on a "corrective statement" that his attorney Tim Casey recently submitted to the federal court in the ACLU's groundbreaking civil rights case Melendres v. Arpaio.
In his filing last week, Casey indicated that Arpaio was willing to sign the statement, which is to be sent to all MCSO employees, per the court's instructions.
But that was before the media got hold of it and pointed out that Arpaio's corrective statement admitted to various mischaracterizations of U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow's ruling.
The statement also summarized in plain language Snow's findings and orders in the case, such as Snow's conclusion that the MCSO impermissibly used race in its operations.
On Tuesday, Casey submitted a re-worded order on his master's behalf, kvetching to Snow that:
"Since the date of the filing, instead of accurately reporting to the public that the Draft Corrective Statement is a summary of the Court's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law for the benefit of MCSO personnel, the mainstream media, Spanish language media, and a local tabloid have represented to the public that the Draft Corrective Statement is, among other things, an admission by Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio that he and the MCSO did, in fact, use racial profiling tactics in its law enforcement operations."
Check this passage from the original "draft corrective statement," which Casey submitted last week: