Well here we go with another Federal Government attack on Arizona for allegedly not cooperating with them in their “fishing expedition” as Sheriff Joe called it. Let’s see if we have it right on this one, the Sheriff gives thousands of documents to the Justice Dept. so they can sift through them and “see if” there is any “racial profiling” going on. The Justice Dept. doesn’t have any proof, so they want to browse thru the Sheriff Department’s papers to see if they can find any. I believe the Justice Dept. (Obama administration) is doing this to discourage other States from enacting their own legislation. Actually the Constitution doesn’t allow the Federal Government to sue States as they’ve been doing most of the 20th century. Only the Supreme Court should be hearing these cases.
Justice Dept. sues Arizona Sheriff Arpaio for not cooperation in a civil rights investigation
And the hits just keep on coming in Arizona, first the federal lawsuit against the state for cracking down on illegal immigration’s SB1070, then the Justice Department sues Arizona Maricopa County Community Colleges and now America’s toughest Sheriff Joe Arpaio is on the receiving end of a lawsuit from the federal government.
The lawsuit filed earlier today by the Justice Department accuses Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio of stonewalling the federal government with their probe into possible policies that include discrimination against Hispanics.
The Arizona Sheriff’s office has been at odds with federal prosecutors for improperly contacting employees at the sheriff’s office instead of going through lawyers as federal law mandates.
Sheriff Joe has been pro-active when it comes to illegal immigration and often refers to illegals as “lawbreakers.”
Eric Holder, of the Justice Dept. has been gunning for Arpaio since he took over with the Obama Administration.
The new lawsuit came as especially good news to the civil-rights groups who have wanted to fire the extremely popular sheriff; who has in the last few elections grabbed approximately 70 percent of the vote. (Another jab against the Will of the People….the courts are being used to side step the Will of the People.)
One Democrat, Ruth Burke says, “I wish people would leave him alone, he is just doing his job.”
But it’s precisely his job of arresting illegal immigrants and turning them over to federal law enforcement for deportation that open-border advocates are trying to prevent.
However, according to the lawsuit filed in Phoenix federal court, Maricopa County Sheriff’s office gets millions of dollars in federal funding and is required to cooperate with federal investigators in order to keep that money.
The pettiness of the federal government’s lawsuit even cited a public statement that Arpaio made claiming he wouldn’t cooperate with the government’s fishing expedition. (and that’s what this is….a fishing expedition.)