Sheriff Joe Arpaio now has until 9/10 to comply with a Justice Department request to explain his office’s “operations, policies and procedures” involving the arrest and detention of Hispanics, according to a letter obtained by ABC News.
Gee, sounds to me like the DOJ is putting words into the Sheriff’s mouth – trying to make it seem as though there is profiling, discrimination, bias going on.
Yet, the DOJ doesn’t seem to say anything about the violence and murders being perpetrated by the Mexican drug cartel members that have come across our southern border to perform their crimes on our citizens.
UPDATE: Here comes the lawsuit. Seems DOJ is claiming the following: alleged discrimination, unconstitutional searches and seizures, and having English-only policies in his jails that discriminate against people with limited English skills.
UPDATEx2: Apparently as a result of a Freedom of Information Act submission, ICE had cleared Sheriff Arpaio of any wrongdoing 5 months prior to the DOJ filing court papers against the Sheriff in 2010. Meaning, ICE investigated him in 2009 and now the DOJ is suing (in 2010) on those exact same charges back in 2009. Sheesh.