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Obama Administration Strong Arming Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

4April2012

PHOENIX - Federal authorities trying to settle civil rights allegations against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Tuesday that the sheriff's office has negotiated in bad faith and risks ending settlement talks.

The U.S. Justice Department told a lawyer for Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a letter Tuesday that the sheriff's precondition of not having a court-appointed monitor to help enforce an agreement to settle the civil rights allegations would result in the cancellation of negotiations.

The Justice Department said Arpaio's lawyer sprung this precondition on federal authorities Tuesday, despite having previously agreed to a court monitor. The sheriff's office said it made no such agreement.

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"We believe that you are wasting time and not negotiating in good faith," wrote Roy Austin Jr., a deputy assistant attorney general, questioning whether the sheriff's office was ever interested in settling the matter. "Your tactics have required DOJ to squander valuable time and resources."

Negotiations were to resume Wednesday in Phoenix after lawyers on both sides had met at least once in February. The Justice Department said a cancellation of Wednesday's settlement would mark the second time negotiations were called off.

The Justice Department said Arpaio's refusal to negotiate in good faith requires the federal agency to prepare for a lawsuit.

Arpaio said in a written statement that agreeing to a court monitor would mean that every policy decision would have to be cleared through an observer and would nullify his authority as the elected sheriff.

"I am the constitutionally and legitimately elected sheriff, and I absolutely refuse to surrender my responsibility to the federal government," Arpaio said, accusing the Obama administration of trying to "strong arm" him.





http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/feds-accuse-arpaio-of-bad-faith


Added: Apr-3-2012 Occurred On: Apr-3-2012
By: Arizona_Patriot
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Tags: Obama, Administration, Strong, Arming, Arizona, Sheriff, Joe, Arpaio, Obama, Holder, Traitors,
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States (load item map)
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  • Fuck Eric Holder and the DOJ. The sheriff is elected to lawfully protect and serve the law abiding citizens in his jurisdiction, and that's exactly what he has done very well for decades.

    I wish I could say the same for Obama's Justice Dept. (Fast And Furious anyone?)(Federal refusal to manage the southern border, in violation of its constitutional responsibilities, anyone?) They can kiss Sheriff Arpaio's ass and go get a real job IMO.

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  • I'll back Sheriff Joe against traitors in Washington anytime.

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  • Obama can go to hell. Arpaio speaks my language, and I wish there were more like him

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  • Joe Arpaio for president!! Keep up the great work Joe!!

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  • Rock on Sheriff Joe, fight back!

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  • Homey D. Clown, and his puppet master, Barry, are strong-arming yet another patriot for the sake of buying the Latino vote.

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  • Something's "deeply flawed" with this Presidential administration...it's the only Presidency in my lifetime that I can recall has engaged in direct conflict with the states over their own rights. Not just Arizona either...Texas, Montana, several other states have simply said "NO" to many of Obama's mandates. Now that Arpaio's pushing Obama ("birther" stuff) he's pushing back.

    Can we really afford to give this clown government regime 4 more years?

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  • I heard the sheriff say that he would not accept a monitor in an interview last month. The DOJ is either intentionally lying, arrogantly ignoring or completely incompitent. No matter what the case may be, the sheriff stated last month that he intends to go to court against the DOJ and the Obama administration to force them to release the names of the anonymous plaintifs that allegedly had their civil rights violated. I can't wait for the smoke screen to be lifted on these Democrat fools, just li More..

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    • @INDO_420

      I doubt Holder and his gang would take it to trial. They might start proceedings to try to bluff Arpaio or gauge his resolve, but in the end it will either be dropped or Holder will make some settlement.

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  • The federal gov't should be supporting law enforcement not attacking it. They should go after groups who block voters from getting to the polls and those that rise up to put bounties on the heads of american citizens.

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    • @tsatoke13 nothing hateful from my comment, but you spew so much venom. Hate, hate, hate. I am talking about solutions to this great republic. "You want war I'll take you to war"

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  • Joe Arpaio has more USAmerican in his pinky than Obama (our fucken president)has in his whole lifespan from dusk to dawn whenever that may be.

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    • @meximeltdown Yeah, I heard Obama eats little children for breakfast. They said so on Fox News so it can't be wrong.

      Obama has already turned the US into a socialist paradise, filled with muslims who put up mosques and rape women everywhere. He did everything Fox News said he was going to do, including making the Swastika the national emblem.

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    • @Foxbattle Wow~ did I hurt your feelings? I sowry!

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  • You just have to stop and ask yourself... Is Obama and his administration (including the slimeball Eric Holder) doing what is right for the U.S. and it's citizens?

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    • @porcubunny Compared to what the republicans have to offer, like George Bush?

      Sure.

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    • @Foxbattle Almost 4 years into this epic Obama disaster and you still go to the Bush card. Ladies and gents, this is your confirmation of utter liberal failure, brought to you by Foxbattle.

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    • @yorba Except this presidency hasn't been a failure. By any standards.

      Definitely not by the standard his predecessor left. You might want to talk George Bush away, but he was real, and the current economic mess was one of his many creations. Deny it all you want, but most (intelligent) people will not forget what your last republican president did.

      Don't try to make the rest of us forget your embarrassment. It's not gonna happen.

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  • so because he used the tactic of targeting the people who cause most of the crimes in is area he was accused of racially profiling...wtf is wrong with the us government?

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    • @fat belly its beyond that. both sides wanted to take it political. Arpaio is the old" tough on crime" He doesn't have a clue. He's a geriatric cold warrior that needs to retire and let someone else take over his job. We had a similar "tough on crime" type in davidson county. Hagee was his name i think. He got busted for corruption and the public still believed they could trust this"tough on crime" non sense. The people voted his ass back into office after the corru More..

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    • @fat belly using the UK government as a model perhaps?

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  • Liberals take sides with the dredges of society. Anything for votes.........
    This is just a move by the Obama administration to make nice again with Hispanic Americans after he tried to hang Zimmerman on national TV.

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  • Good post, voted!

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  • Obama is SATAN! I swear to GOD! .....I say this as an Atheist, but I mean it with my soul!

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    • @klaus123 Satan is a religious belief....I don't believe in firey monsters or a white bearded man in the clouds with a magic wand- but if you do, I respect that! Totally! Definitely not gay.....caca smells to bad for me?

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  • They don't like him because he won't play ball. Eventually they will find a way to get him but if he was dirty it would have happened long ago. He is risking everything to do the job he swore to do and deep down everyone knows it.

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  • Stand pat, Joe. The Obama Administration has only a bit over 9 months left.

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  • Sheriff Joe is the man, libs are angry little pussies

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  • What we can see of this regime's bullshit now is just the tip of the iceberg.
    I predict that once this sorry excuse for a president is finally out of office there will be some tell all books by those on the inside of this thugocracy who cannot now talk but will when they can.

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    • @ValleyBlacksmith If "they" didn't talk when Bush left, "they" won't talk when Obama leaves.

      In 4 years and 9 months.

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    • @Foxbattle
      Keep snorting lines of the Koolaid powder, it's eating holes in what little brains you have left.

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    • @ValleyBlacksmith Are you even gonna reply with something intelligent?

      Do you have a real answer?

      I'll repeat my point: If "they" didn't talk when Bush left, "they" won't talk when Obama leaves.

      Now think a little and come back with a real reply. Not your usual drivel and petty, meaningless insults.

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  • This is just distraction of the week. Fluke, Limbaugh, Martin, look over there.
    Anything to make you look away from a failed president.

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  • must of hit a nerve.

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  • Everyone is blaming Obama and Bush for our economic problems, so I guess everyone has forgotten that little nugget that Clinton dropped on us, call NAFTA. Soon after that piece of Crap signed that bill all our industry shut down and went south or overseas, and that got this whole shit storm brewing.

    Clinton should be hung as a traitor, because he KNEW the affect that bill would have on our economy and signed it with a smile.

    As for Sheriff Joe, he ran an expose on the Obama birth cert. scan More..

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  • I see 11 people have no concept of rational thinking and "actually" believe Joe Arapaio is a meaningful contributor to enforcing the law and keeping the peace....I'm laughing hysterically at how completely out there most people are in this country. I'd outsource too if I knew what was in the barrel for workers in the country. He's what's not good about law enforcement. With all of the wrong doing on his part while in office, it's only suitable for him to be thoroughly investigated. If More..

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  • What you've just posted, along with pretty much every comment made, is one of the most insanely idiotic things any sane rational person has ever heard or read. At no point in this rambling, incoherent posting were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone that's intelligent in this room, which is pretty much noone, is now dumber for having read & listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul

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