Maricopa County Sheriff's Press Release
Date: April 3, 2012
DOJ TO SHERIFF ARPAIO:
“MONITOR ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY”
ARPAIO TO DOJ:
“I WILL NOT SURRENDER MY OFFICE
TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT”
(Phoenix, AZ) A series of meetings between representatives for Maricopa County
Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the U.S. Department of Justice were slated to begin
tomorrow to discuss ways to resolve allegations of racial profiling by Sheriff’s
But hours before the first meeting, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roy
Austin of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division called Arpaio’s
attorneys with an ultimatum. Austin stated that it was absolutely mandatory for
the Sheriff’s Office to agree to have an outside monitor otherwise there is no
reason for further meetings.
Appointment of an outside monitor essentially usurps the powers and duties of
an elected Sheriff and transfers them to a person or group of persons selected by
the federal government. Every policy decision, every operation, every new
program in the jails and in enforcement, virtually everything would have to be
approved by the monitor, nullifying the authority of the elected Sheriff and
eviscerating the will of the citizens of Maricopa County.
“I am the constitutionally and legitimately elected Sheriff and I absolutely refuse
to surrender my responsibility to the federal government. And so to the Obama
administration, who is attempting to strong arm me into submission only for its
political gain, I say, ‘This will not happen, not on my watch!’”
Sheriff's Deputy Director and Attorney Jack MacIntyre says a federal monitor is
the most extreme proposal, particularly in light of the fact that the federal
government has refused to provide any details or proof as to how they came to
the conclusion that Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office employees engage in
patterns and practices of racial profiling as well as other unsupported claims that
the DOJ has widely publicized.
MacIntyre stated “We have never agreed to a monitor replacing the duly elected
Sheriff. We have always been open to negotiating these issues raised by the DOJ,
but never the appointment of a monitor.” END
MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!
Yeah! Thats my Sheriff :-)
Yeah, let all the world see Obama's unconstitutional strong-armed tactics.
Give them hell Joe! I have donated to this Patriot.
Keep up the good fight Joe. Don't let the bastards beat you down. how can an "average" freedom loving American help?
Way to go Sheriff Arpaio! Remember, you can deputize all of us - some of us have military and police experience and we can help you push these folks back across the Potomac...
Join the posse and help Sheriff Joe arrest all federal creeps that enter his county . Ladies donate all the pink underware you can . Guys any chains and sledge hammers you have laying around ; donate them too.
Sheriff Joe please keep up the good work you have started. We all know the DOJ is being spurred by the Obama machine and the purpose is to take your attention away from your rightful investigation into his unconsitiutional election. He has recorded videos on the internet admitting his birthplace as well as his wife stating they visited his birthplace in Kenya. WHY does the media and others continue to ignore all the evidence that is available out of his own mouth.
Here is the only elected man in the country with any balls! You are my hero Joe and if it wasn't for Odildos economy, I could donate and show you how sincere I am. As I am a retired cop, I can appreciate the pressure you are under and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Go Joe!
What Sheriff Arpaio needs to do is get his evidence into court, any court, as soon as possible.
Call their bluff and move on the offensive, is the only way to deal with a blatant misuse of executive power.
Where in the U.S. Constitution does it permit the Federal Govt. to userp the authority of any State in the Union to abrogate and surrender that States authority to investigate and prosecute crimes committed in that State and have impacted detrimentally that State within it's borders directly and would interfere with the prosecution of a defendant who has authority over the Federal Entities utilized to userp the States authority in that matter???
Way to go Sheriff Joe. Just wait to see what happens. I'm behind Sheriff Joe 100% as many others are. We all have your back. God Bless You for having the courage to stand up to these evil-doers.