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ICE agency report puts serious dent in Eric Holder’s DOJ case against sheriff Joe Arpaio

ICE agency report puts serious dent in Eric Holder’s DOJ case against sheriff Joe Arpaio

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On Thursday Eric Holder and the Department of Justice filed suit against Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s office run by the outspoken and flamboyant Joe Arpaio who’s made it a personal crusade to uphold U.S. immigrations laws when the feds won’t.

Eric Holder and the Obama Administration are applying the full weight of the federal government’s resources into trying to stop the new Arizona immigration law, but that’s only one of the multi-front attacks they’ve setup to make sure states are stripped of their ability to enforce U.S. immigration laws. Now the DOJ is suing the most active and largest sheriff’s office in Arizona (Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has 189 officers) by extending an investigation into alleged civil rights violations.

Back in March of 2009 the DOJ informed sheriff Arpaio that a probe was underway to investigate what the DOJ claimed were “alleged patterns or practices of discriminatory police practices and unconstitutional searches and seizures.” This is where things get sticky for Eric Holder and the Obama Administration.

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.”

The DOJ then got caught with its pants down when more government documents were uncovered under the Freedom of Information Act that suggests politics may be at the root of the investigation. Sheriff Arpaio’s lawyers found a March 11, 09 e-mail, that was sent just after the Justice Department investigation was announced, from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency employee to John P. Torres who was at the time the acting assistant secretary of ICE. The email said: “Did you see this?” attaching a news report on the investigation. “Yes,” Torres responded a few minutes later. “Interesting politics at play.”

Thursday’s DOJ lawsuit against sheriff Arpaio is for Arpaio’s allegedly failing to cooperate fully in the probe, despite the fact there has already been an ongoing probe for over a year and a half now and not a single charge has been levied against Arapio or his office by the DOJ for violating anyone’s civil rights.

With the new evidence found in the case by Arpaio’s lawyers including the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s raving reviews, emails hinting at this being a politically motivated case and the fact a year and a half investigation has not found one civil rights violation, Eric Holder and the Obama Administration appear to be legally and politically in trouble again.

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  1. The REAL point of the probe being acted on now is retaliation against Arpaio for his “cold case posse” that is investigating Obama’s forged birth certificates and use of stolen Social Security numbers. That the mainstream media is not reporting on these activities does not mean they are not happening.

    The Dayton Tribune, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, and MSNBC may not be telling you what is going on, but evidence against the thug-in-chief is mounting – and Eric Holder is doing his best to protect Barry Soetoro, in exchange for Barry not throwing Eric under the bus for Fast and Furious.


  2. you are missing the point of the probe. arpaio is refusing to provide requested documents to the DOJ. The DOJ has asked for these documents for months, yet Arpaio refuses to cooperate. It was at Arpaio's last refusal that the DOJ rightfully sued.


    • True American, YOU are missing the point.

      And the point is that with the previous investigation by the ICE which not only CLEARED Arpaio of any wrongdoing, it actually PRAISED the way he was doing things, THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR DOJ TO BE INVESTIGATING HIM TO BEGIN WITH!!!

      This is definitely a case of prosecutorial misconduct, on the Department level.


    • True American,
      You don't get the point do you? I can see you are drinking the Obama Coolaid again. You will need a lot more of that coolaid come November. I understand that Sheriff Joe has provided 1000's of documents to the Justice Department including the Kitchen sink. I understand that the Sheriff's department lawyers were in negotiation with the Justice Department to provide the so called missing documents. The Justice Department has never been specific as to what other documents they want. Sounds like a fishing expedition to me. They want the Sheriff's office to send them documents documenting cases of "human-rights" violations with never happened. Don't worry though after January we will finally get "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" which will include actually finishing the fence as well as sending the illegials back to there country of origin.


      • You misspelled Kool-Aid and you attacked True American right off the bat instead of sticking ton the issues. This style makes it hard to take you seriously.


    • Wow! It sounds like somebody is taking a page from the DOJ playbook. I think DOJ has refused to cooperate with Congress on Fast & Furious and has simply denied access to documents related to the investigation. This DOJ, from Holder down, is the most corrupt in history…..


    • You are full of it ! What News Organizations was that you say you work for ?


    • Rather like the DOJ sandbagging the gun running fiasco


    • It seems to me Issa has requested documents from the DOJ and receives blacked-out, redacted copies. Sauce for the goose?


    • Fuck the dept of UN JUSTICE. And fuck Holder!


  3. This story is a waste of time. Why are you trying to protect this jack-ass Arpaio? you idiot


  4. I don't know what the Federal Government is going to do about the Good Sheriff. Sheriffs are Constitutional officers, not U. S. Constitution but State Constitution.

    The people created the Constitution which empowers the Federal government to protect the people. Also, the Tenth Amendment reserves to the states respectively, or to the people, any powers the Constitution did not delegate to the United States, nor prohibit the states from exercising.

    The office of sheriff is created by the Constitution of the great state of Arizona. The sheriff is bound by the oath to uphold the Constitution of the state and answerable only to the people of the county NOT the Federal Government. The office of sheriff IS a part of the checks and balances of the United States of America. It is there to prevent the Federal Government from doing what it is trying to do today.

    So what is the Federal Government going to do? Amend the Arizona State Constitution? I think not.


    • It seems to me Kevin that they're going to trample and disregard the State Constitution, just like they've shredded and trashed the U.S. Constitution. Have you not been keeping track of what they're doing? As in The Patriot Act, NDAA, Etc, etc…


      • Are we talking about the same Joe Arpaio I talked to this morning? You get a life, man!

        BTW, this is the third (I'm assuming you can count) Federal investigation Joe for being a racist. Race-baiting is so overrated. Eric Holder hasn't learned and he is still calling our good Sheriff a racist. I've probably have been called a racist more times than you have existed in this world, times ten! It doesn't work and yet lefties keep trying. I know how it works, someone has no facts so they look around to find the most damming thing they can, they pick it up and throw it. In this case, unless you have been living under a rock all your life, racism is a pretty damming thing. There is a law for that, Godwin's law. Google it! Under Godwin's law, that makes the Feds the loser.

        So, what are YOU doing about it? Armchair warrior? Give me a break!


  5. I would like to thank Eric Holder for having the foresight to protect us from the evil State of Arizona. It's good to see SOMEONE in the 0bama administration who has his priorities straight. /sarcoff


  6. Go Joe!!!! Eric Holder is such a retard. Arizona has the right idea. Get rid of ALL illegals. Americans want thier country back. All states need to do the same law AZ is doing. Oh and while we are at it lets get rid of all the muslims, starting with Obama!!!


  7. The DOJ is a politically motivated department that is out of control. Not since the Janet Reno era, where Eric Holder was her understudy, has the department been so unhinged.

    This, following the dismissal of the New Black Panthers voter intimidation case, represents anything but justice for all.


  8. Seems to me there are two reasonable solutions to the immigration "issue" along our southern border – repeal of exisiting immigration laws or enforcement of same. Our current administration found a third choice – keep the laws, don't enforce them, and then go after anyone that tries to enforce them…

    Why won't this administration "man up" and either enforce or repeal the immigration laws? One would win them the other half of the country, the other would cost them their hlaf of the country – should be an easy choice…


    • Not even that certain. Hispanic voters, who by that very fact would have had to have crossed the legitimate hurdles are NOT predisposed to unanimously favor others who flout those hurdles and then worsen the employment prospects of them and theirs.
      I ran out of spit licking envelopes addressed to Republicans, many with Hispanic surnames in a town whose residents were 86 percent Hispanic. As usual, the racists of the left simplistically stereotype whole blocs that never actually took to the idea of bloc voting or group think, and only wished to make up their own minds.


  9. It’s this DOJ that is in violation of our laws, not Arpaio. Arpaio is a true American hero.


  10. The DOJ would do well to hire Sheriff Joe. He would get them going in the right direction. We need more people in law enforcement and politics that will just do their jobs and enforce the laws and not interpret them to fit their agendas.


  11. [...] Arpaio had been doing nothing inappropriate or illegal, and states that Arpaio’s cases were of “high quality”. Even ICE agents gave their superiors a vote of no confidence recently while the border patrol [...]


  12. [...] Arpaio had been doing nothing inappropriate or illegal, and states that Arpaio’s cases were of “high quality”. Even ICE agents gave their superiors a vote of no confidence recently while the border patrol [...]


  13. [...] this Justice Department decided that politics would be more important then defending our borders Political Hit Job. The domestic tranquility of our nation was destroyed by the anti-war left and continues to be [...]


  14. Well I also think Sheriff Joe is long due a promotion. Do you think we can somehow get him to run DOJ? We really really need him doing for the country what he is doing for Az. Thank you Az for have the guts to elect and keep this outstanding Sheriff.


  15. [...] ICE agency report puts serious dent in Eric Holder’s DOJ case against sheriff Joe Arpaio | Dayton Tribune Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 10:09 am   Via Scoop.it – ConservativePoliticsThe incompetent AG, Holder, may be barking up the wrong tree in their probe of Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s office, run by the outspoken and flamboyant Joe Arpaio who’s made it a personal crusade to uphold U.S. immigrations laws when the feds won’t.   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.”   Read MoreVia daytontribune.com [...]


  16. This is the filth in the Obama adminstration's reaction to SCOTUS undertaking judgement on Arizona SB1070. They know they are going to lose, possibly as early as June, and are making a pure desperation move to demonstrate to the Supreme court that immigration enforcement is racist, cruel, and unconstitutional. We will have to wait another entire year to flush this pile of waste down the toilet and out of office.


  17. I hope Sheriff Joe files a lawsuit against obama and holder for going after him. After we get a new president Sheriff Joe should be assigned head of DOJ.


  18. holder is like reno=ugly and has no balls.


  19. 91% of deported illegal immigrants are from 4 Latin American countries
    http://azstarnet.com/most-deported-illegal-immigr

    Help stop illegal immigration. HERE'S HOW: http://www.numbersusa.com
    YOU can make a difference!


  20. This is all payback , Due to the fact that Sheriff Joe is investigating Obama's Forged Birth Cert and his Connecticut issued S.S # , Sheriff Joe is about to blow the lid off of the greatest cover up / Hustle in human history. This is merely an attempt to dis credit/ silence Sheriff Joe. It won't work, soon the American Public will be fully aware we have an usurper in the whitehouse , who's destructive policies are nothing short of Treason against the U.S.A. !


  21. [...] Full Story Here: ICE agency report puts serious dent in Eric Holder’s DOJ case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio [...]


  22. Wait until the U.S. Fed and their illegal aliens (the Fed coddles) have to pay American citizens (who own the U.S.A. for the illegal use of the U.S.A. by the huge illegal alien economic engine. Looks like conversion of property to me? What property? Use of the U.S.A. for/by illegal purpose. I believe the Fed has no case against Arizona or Arpiao.


  23. [...] news is from back in September 2010: Six months prior to this investigation the Immigration and Customs [...]


  24. [...] news is from back in September 2010: Six months prior to this investigation the Immigration and Customs [...]


  25. [...] intriguing news is from back in September 2010: Six months prior to this investigation the Immigration and Customs [...]


  26. Well Barry Obama and Holder are just mafia thugs. All they know how to do is intimidation. They will try to turn up the heat and make it all go away, but it's their asses that the fire is lapping on, and I am sooooo glad. Corruption is thick with these crooks and criminals, I am so proud of Arizona and Arpiao:)


  27. Another reason to IMPEACH Obama and his circle of corrupt, inept idiots from office. You can't trust Liberal Marxist Progressives or their cronies. Holder needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and sent away for a long time. Obama, exiled and impeached from office for distorting the facts and destroying the office of the President of the United States. Impeach Obama !!


    • more constitutionally correct would be trial for high treason(holder)/spy(obama) and public execution by firing squad or hanging. my personal favorite would be referenced by W.W.V.D.(what would Vlad do)-impalement. definitely a strong deterrent to future spies and traitors.


  28. Sheriff Joe for president! That would be a vote getter!


  29. [...] “Yes,” Torres responded a few minutes later. “Interesting politics at play”…. Read more. [...]


  30. Hoping that Sheriff Joe accepts taking over Eric Holder's job. Holder and thousands of other 'Enemies of the Republic' can spend the rest of their lives in tent jails, preferrably in Death Valley.


  31. GOD BLESS Sheriff Joe…We need more like him!!!


  32. Holder is a serial killer. His racist hands are bloody going back to OKC. He is a mass murderer and a serial killer – ironically, your typical serial killer has the guts to do his own dirty work and not hide behind a desk while ordering brown shirts to do it for him.


  33. [...] Robert Blain of The Dayton Tribune sees this as just one of many multi-front attacks Holder and the  Obama administration have setup to make sure states are stripped of their ability to enforce U.S. immigration laws.  Now the DOJ is suing the most active and largest sheriff’s office in Arizona (Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has 189 officers) by extending an investigation into alleged civil rights violations. [...]


  34. When is Congress going to grow a PAIR and put these crooks in prison where they belong? Congress is full of COWARDS, all the men have been ran out of Washington and replaced with a bunch of Peter Puffers! Semper Fi.


  35. [...] Robert Blain of The Dayton Tribune sees this as just one of many multi-front attacks Holder and the  Obama administration have setup to make sure states are stripped of their ability to enforce U.S. immigration laws.  Now the DOJ is suing the most active and largest sheriff’s office in Arizona (Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has 189 officers) by extending an investigation into alleged civil rights violations. [...]


  36. [...] Robert Blain of The Dayton Tribune sees this as just one of many multi-front attacks Holder and the  Obama administration have setup to make sure states are stripped of their ability to enforce U.S. immigration laws.  Now the DOJ is suing the most active and largest sheriff’s office in Arizona (Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has 189 officers) by extending an investigation into alleged civil rights violations. [...]


  37. This is the same Attorney General blaming white people for all his problems…I hardly think he needs to sue anyone over denial of civil rights until he gets his racist bent under control.

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