/ February 14, 2009 09:24 AM
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's crackdown on illegal aliens is to be investigated by the Justice and Homeland Security Departments at the request of Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee. Sheriff Arpaio is allegedly committing civil-rights violations.
The four lawmakers called on Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to investigate complaints that deputies used skin color as the basis to search for illegal immigrants. They also asked that a federal agreement allowing the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to enforce immigration laws be terminated if any problems can't be fixed.
The lawmakers are the highest-level officials, and the first under the new Obama administration and Democratic-controlled Congress, to make such a request. They are committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, Zoe Lofgren of California, Jerrold Nadler of New York and Robert Scott of Virginia.
The Democrats claim that Sheriff Arpaio is overreaching his authority. Arpaio allegedly "scours Latino neighborhoods" searching for illegals based on skin color.
Frankly, I think that Congress is overreaching. From my reading, Sheriff Arpaio doesn't need to do racial profiling in Maricopa County to find illegal aliens. Arguably, it's a target-rich area. In fact, I've heard you can't swing a cat in Phoenix without hitting at least one illegal.
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Posted by Mike Pechar on February 14, 2009 09:24 AM (Permalink)
We need to find another honest person in law enforcement to go after those in the government that have been aiding and abetting the illegal aliens and this illegal invasion!
Aiding and abetting is a crime and doing nothing about an illegal invasion and dictating policy of your own choosing is a violation of the oath of office many of these criminals in office have sworn to.
Here is an oath I found for Maryland. Many oaths of office are similar.
"The Oath: “I swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of Maryland and support the Constitution and laws thereof; and that I will, to the best of my skill and judgment diligently and faithfully, without partiality or prejudice, execute the office of police officer according to the Constitution and laws of this State.”
I think Sheriff Joe Arpaio is doing his best to uphold his oath. It is apparent to me that others are doing their darnedest to avoid their responsibility.
Posted by: Carson on February 14, 2009 01:23 PM
I agree with Carson. We are seeing communism seek to control States and the people... and now County Sheriffs from over-reaching federal bureaucrats who have violated our Constitution.
The union of this nation will not stand the ripping and tearing of the Constitution by these traitors.
These Democrats with no respect for our Constitution, our nation, and now our Sheriffs who are upholding the law are traitors. They are going much, much too far. The rule of law is what holds this nation united. These radicals in office who try to rewrite the law to circumvent the law and punish officers of the law for upholding the law and maintaining the rule of law -- are the very people who are going to create disunion.
I don't see them stopping as they abuse power as tyrants contrary to all rules of self-government, the Constitution, and the sound rule of law.
More and more I am viewing far left politicians as criminals and Government as organized crime.
Posted by: l on February 14, 2009 03:32 PM
I agree with the above comments and consider Sheriff Joe to be a true American hero. But don't think that it's a Left or Right problem. Remember this illegal invasion is supported by both sides. Pres. Bush is the one who allowed the two border guards to sit in prison after the kangaroo court trial by his buddy Johnny Sutton. He gave a last minute commutation of their sentences but that's not good enough, someone needs to still give them justice. Also the only Rep. that stand up against this invasion get no support from the Republican Party.
Posted by: Bobkat on February 15, 2009 02:01 AM
"Majority Rules". So you Gringo's better start making babies...........
Posted by: Jack D. Ripper on February 15, 2009 09:01 AM
John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, Zoe Lofgren of California, Jerrold Nadler of New York and Robert Scott of Virginia. These names are quite familar. They are guilty of the oathes they took to enforce the laws of the country. And they are pointing fingers at the most prominent law enforcement officer in the nation? Don't buckle, Joe!
And by congress nationalizing more and more of economic sectors, it means they are controlling more and more the means of production, the classic definition of communism (above and beyond simple socialism). At least the socialist is smart enough to allow the free market to make them money before the free market is raped.
Posted by: Ken Pope on February 16, 2009 04:28 AM
Is it illegal to take skin color into account? Then how does affirmative action exist? No problem, if they can't speak a lick of english, it should be probable cause to see their immigration documents. If they are unable to produce such documents, they should be ticketed to leave the country. If they are found here again, they will be jailed. Allow due process and an opportunity to see an immigration judge, if desired. Sign away their children's adoption rights (if born here), otherwise send the kids back with their parents. (Don't want to separate families, as they keep saying)
Posted by: Kenneth E. Pope on February 16, 2009 04:58 AM
Bobkat, Sen Jeff Sessions is on our side. I don't understand the motivation of the dems. Protect our country! Or are they going after the illegal alien vote?(!)
Posted by: Kenneth E. Pope on February 16, 2009 05:09 AM