Tuesday, December 20, 2011

DOJ Attack on Sheriff Joe Getting ICEd

Something most of you already know, that the Obama Administration and Eric Holder DOJ efforts began, in March of 2009, to probe in to shutting down Sheriff Joe Arpaio sworn duty to uphold the laws of the United States.

The 'results' (in their words) of which they released last week - accusing Arpaio of 'racial profiling', 'civil rights violations' and 'unconstitutional policing'.

But this article, from back in Sept of 2010 shows that ICE had given Sheriff Joe a raving review of his effort to combat illegal immigration and as far as ICE was concerned, the probe from Obama's DOJ was all politically motivated.

Excerpts of that Dayton Tribune piece.

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.

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.
Emails from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency employee to John P. Torres who was at the time the acting assistant secretary of ICE said: “Did you see this?” attaching a news report on the investigation. “Yes,” Torres responded a few minutes later. “Interesting politics at play.”

 So with that said, is ICE also 'racial profiling', violating 'civil rights' and such?
This is more like a witch hunt then a probe of wrong doing.

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