Lost in the campaign of lies about Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County from the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (DOJ CRD) was the follow-up to the investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which terminated the 287(g) agreement with Maricopa County and limited access of the sheriff's office to Secure Communities.
The real purpose was ending the success Sheriff Arpaio had with finding and referring to ICE thousands of Mexican illegal aliens.
The Los Angeles Times December 15, 2011
The Department of Homeland Security reacted quickly Thursday to news that the Justice Department had accused Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff known for his tough policies on illegal immigration, of a “pattern of misconduct” that permitted unlawful arrests and excessive force against Latinos.
In a statement, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said her department was ending one agreement with Arpaio’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and restricting the office’s access to another Homeland Security program.
“Discrimination undermines law enforcement and erodes the public trust,” Napolitano said. “DHS will not be a party to such practices. Accordingly, and effective immediately, DHS is terminating MCSO's 287(g) jail model agreement and is restricting the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office access to the Secure Communities program.”
Under the 287(g) program, Arpaio’s deputies could question jail inmates about their immigration status. Under Secure Communities, fingerprints collected by state and local police are shared with immigration authorities to identify and deport tens of thousands of people each year.
The main complaint of DOJ CRD was that Arpaio's deputies were arresting too many "Latinos." By which they mean Mexican illegal aliens and other Mexican criminals in Maricopa County. Well, just as the Oakland Police Department, the New York City Police Department, the Los Angeles City Police Department, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office all arrest "too many" blacks and "Latinos" as well. Not to mention ICE and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) who arrest lots of "Latinos" as well. In fact illegal alien boosters complain that ICE arrests too many Latinos as well.
CBS News July 22, 2009
(AP) Immigration agents raiding homes for suspected illegal immigrants violated the U.S. Constitution by entering without proper consent and may have used racial profiling, a report analyzing arrest records found.
Latinos made up a disproportionate number of the people arrested who were not the stated targets of the raids, and many of their arrest reports gave no basis for why they were initially seized, said the report, which was based on data from raids in New York and New Jersey.
So, why isn't DOJ CRD threatening Janet Reno Napolitano for her race based arrests? Why, because Sheriff Joe has not been cooperating with the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty.
And why hasn't DOJ CRD arrested Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad, who ordered the arrest of Christians for daring to preach the Gospel of Christ in Dearborn? Because the DOJ CRD does not care about the civil rights of Christians, whites, heterosexuals, or gun owners. In fact Attorney General Eric Holder is a rabid racist who considers blacks "his people."
To the Regime, the law is nothing more than a Stalinist construct, the sole purpose of which is to serve the ideology of the Regime. And in this particular case, civil rights means hammering down anyone who has opposed the Administrative Amnesty. The end result will be a Show Trial, but the one wrench in the works is that the Regime will have to hold a trial in Maricopa County. A conviction is unlikely given the jury pool there where Arpaio always wins re-election hands down. Therefore Arpaio should watch his back and avoid people who own ice axes. One might consider that in jest, but nothing is beyond this Regime. Just ask Brian Terry.
But in the end one must not forget that ICE issued a report on Arpaio and gave him a clean bill of health on 287(g).
Dayton Tribune September 6, 2010
Six months prior to this investigation the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) had already conducted its own investigation of sheriff Arpaio’s office and not only gave it a clean bill of health, they actually gave a raving review. The report said things like “The OI and DRO supervisors consider the conduct and performance of the MCSO … officers to be professional and meeting the requirement of the MOA.” And that they considered the working relationship between the feds and the sheriff’s office to be “excellent” and that cases brought by the sheriff’s office to be “high quality.”
There we have it. The DOJ CRD report is nothing more than lies designed to support the amnesty.