Joe Arpaio, Arizona Sheriff to Await Delayed Ruling

By: Lacy Langley - August 31, 2013

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow delayed a ruling in the racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office Friday as both sides remain at odds over key remedies to ensure the agency adheres to constitutional requirements. Snow found in May that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office singled out Latinos and deputies unreasonably prolonged detentions, marking the first finding by a court that the agency covering Arizona’s most populous county engages in racial profiling.

In June, the case was delayed to give the two parties more time to reach and agreement, though Friday it became apparent that neither side was ready to give in. “I presume that you’re now leaving it up to me to take your outline and create an order, and that’s what I intend to do,” Snow told attorneys. He said he would issue a final order shortly after the Sept. 18th deadline for both sides to turn in any additional briefs.

The case arose after a small group of Latinos sued the sheriff’s office, claiming that their constitutional rights had been violated. They claim that they were detained by the agency simply because of their race.

There are a couple of key points they are hung up on. One requires deputies to note to dispatchers why they have stopped a vehicle before they make contact with the driver. Maricopa County Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan told the judge it would be burdensome and risky since “traffic stops are one of the most dangerous things that deputies do.”

However, Cecillia Wang, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who is representing the plaintiffs, stated, “It takes less than a second to say, `I’m pulling this car over because it was speeding.'”. She added that such a requirement is needed “given the record … of racial profiling of Latinos in this county.”

Another key point that neither side will give on is the appointment of a monitor to oversee the agency’s adherence to the judge’s eventual order. Arpaio claims that allowing a monitor means every policy decision would have to be cleared through the monitor and would undermine his authority.”Obviously, my client opposes the appointment of any monitor,” Tim Casey, one of Arpaio’s lawyers, told the judge.

Casey said in addition to undermining the authority of the sheriff, the agency is concerned about how much power the monitor would hold, and how exposed the monitor would be to sensitive information, including ongoing investigations and search warrants. “Basically, the concern is one of safety,” Casey said. “The more people who know, the greater the risk of being burned.”

Despite the objections, Snow indicated that a monitor would be appointed and would have significant authority.
“It will be the monitor’s obligation to determine when the MCSO is in full compliance,” the judge said.

Arpaio’s office also disagrees the plaintiffs’ proposal to create an advisory board aimed at improving the department’s relationship with the Latino community. Casey argued that the Sheriff’s Office already has a community outreach liaison, and that “the sheriff recognizes there needs to be some improvement.There’s a positive effect if my client goes to the Latino community voluntarily,” he said, adding that if it appeared forced it would be “throwing fuel on the fire.”

While the judge’s May ruling doesn’t prohibit Arpaio from enforcing the state’s immigration laws, it does limit what the sheriff can do on his patrols, some of them in heavily latino-concentrated areas. The restrictions focus on using race as a factor in deciding whether to stop a vehicle with a Latino occupant and on detaining Latino passengers only on the suspicion that they’re in the country illegally.

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  • Jack Sprat

    It’s way past time someone put the Clamps on old Joe the Sheriff !

    • El guyvacho

      Habla usted espanol? Better learn vato. 11 million illegals and up to 1/3 of them entered through Az. Sheriff Joe has done what INS or employers will not do. Stop Illegals from coming into and staying in AZ.
      Sheriff is enforcing the current laws. The Feds can’t. Current law states a person without proper documentation should be deported.
      Get in a car accident with an illegal.. no insurance no license and they go to Mexico and you are stuck with the bills.

    • Katiedid

      Perhaps he could go to the desert with some pink underwear on and join the guys!

      • Steve Miller

        May God bless Joe and may he send us MANY more like him.

    • Rob

      Why? because he upholds the LAW
      you must be a wetback lover

  • Jose

    If Mexico is next door, then who does he stop? Southwest Az, probably has more Mexicans than Whites.

    • laura

      MCSO should stop those who are actually breaking the law, not those who “Could” be breaking the law and/or are Hispanic

      • Ray Bird

        ANOTHER WET BACK

    • Katiedid

      Nah, they all left due to racial profiling.

    • Rob

      ya and more wetbacks than legals

  • David S

    “Arpaio claims that allowing a monitor means every policy decision would have to be cleared through the monitor and would undermine his authority.”

    Yep, that’s certainly what it means Sheriff Joe.. You’re a racist pig, and you need to go…

    • Katiedid

      He sure is and we all know with whacko’s like Gov. Brewer and the teabaggers, it sure is a racial profiling state and these clowns need to go!

      • brian

        Hmmm!

  • Mark George

    Joe, you keep on fighting, you’re the hero of every city,county and state where the law enforcement officers (and I use that term lightly) do not enforce the law by arresting Illegal aliens. They shirk their duties because it MAY not be politically correct or just too much work.You keep on fighting the RIGHT fight.

  • http://aol.com robert smith

    ILLEGAL Immigrants are entering US illegally. Arpaio is only doing what the US gov’t refuses to do, which is secure the border. When millions of illegal white Europeans come across US southern border .then it would be rational to stop white EUROPREANS.

  • m edwardson

    maybe some of the things this guy USED to do were ok. But wow, you can’t have a Sheriff who knows he is above the law because he is THE LAW.

    And, by the way, this is The United States of America. And we were founded on something called the Constitution. He ignores some of said document.

    The guy has to go, I’m truly shocked he is still sitting where he is. And more shocked that someone has not tried to harm him.

    • TC

      You must be just another Mexican.

    • Ray Bird

      YOU MUST BE A WET BACK THEN

  • Rick T

    He is doing what needs to be done and should be done. Let him go,

  • jim Gator

    Sheriff Joe and his Sheriffs Department, is in his right to enforce all laws when it come to dealing with illegal Mexicans in Arizona . This Obama, Holder judge ass sucking dictator just thinks he can rule like Hitler in maters concerning the law enforcement and safety in Sheriff Joe’s County. The far left IDIOTS like Eric Holder and this Two Faced Judge think they are above the law, when in fact, All of the Obama Administration need to be investigated by congress for there violation in violating Citizens civil rights.
    You go Joe, America is behind you and some day we will rid our selfs of there radical leftest Judges

    • james

      “Mr. Obama has turned out to be THE most racist president in living memory and Mr. Holder is just as bad,”

      Please show ONE, JUST ONE Racist thing the President has done.
      I am so tired of ppl calling the half BLACK half WHITE, raise as a small child by an Indonesian, then in his youth by WHITE grandparents a racist. he has the most diverse racial background than ANY president and has done NOTHING to keep down or specifically raise up another raise. If he has, I challenge you to post it

    • james

      you need to look up your facts Gator, the investigation of Arpiao was started not by “far left idiots” like Holder and Obama, but rather by the Conservative Bush administration.
      and even back then the MCSO was ruled against for violating the law.

      all it takes is 5 minutes of research to avoid showing your ignorance

  • David

    we could use a few more sheriffs like him. its sad that our government is wasting time and money doing this stupid things to him. these drybaby latino’s need to obey the law and shut the hell up

    • Optilady

      So sick of people playing the race card every time they don’t like something. Most recently the blacks and Al Sharpton. Now the Mexicans are jumping on the race bandwagon !! Racial tension will continue to exist as long as people play the race card every time they don’t like or want to do something. It is Really Getting Old and Annoying.

  • Steven

    Mr. Obama has turned out to be THE most racist president in living memory and Mr. Holder is just as bad,
    if not worse.

    • Paul

      Arpaio is a good example of a bad cop–and a total jerk……….

      • Doc Vega

        Paul you are an example of a useless punk and I personally volunteer to kick your butt over the border to Mexico where you can stay with your beloved people! Now get lost!

  • usmcb10

    If we had more sheriffs like Joe our cities and towns will be a lot safer. I hope he beats all of these lawsuits and send the ACLU packing. The commentator was right when he said have a accident and they leave and go to Mexico, and you get stuck with the bills. Your insurance goes up. They come up here and take our jobs when we need to be taking care of Americans and not the whole world. Just look what they did to the economy in California illegals broke the medical care system out there. They get pregnant, nor to have their baby suddenly that baby is a US citizen. We need more sheriffs like Sheriff Joe you go Joe!

  • keith

    a Sheriff that keeps law and order, does not allow crimes to be committed, is enforcing the immigration laws and has made his county safer and made jail an unpleasant place to be is demonized, yet a president that breaks the law, ignores the constitution is praised. only in the current united states

    • james

      “a Sheriff that keeps law and order, does not allow crimes to be committed,”

      except those 400+ sexual assault casses that “slipped” through the cracks. apparantly his modo was ” Fuck them rape victims and kids, We gots Messkins to harrass”
      as much as I hate illegal immigration, I think Child molesters and rapist are a bigger problem dont you?

  • traderj

    if you are not a citizen of the USA your rights were not violated if i was visiting MEXICO or any other latin county for that matter any forgein country i would not be able to and say my rights were violated because i am a guest in their country and must abide by their rules and laws we are just to damm PC

    • http://yahooo Henry

      henry, Joe is a true patriot, the evil left is out to destroy him! He’s 81 years old. What going to happen after Joe. By God I hope there is a protégé Joe has been mentoring. We need ten thousand Joe’s. God bless you Joe, you are my hero1 I salute you!

      • Doc Vega

        Henry right on Dude! I hope they have someone to follow in Joe’s footsteps!

        • Knute

          Senor Vega,

          If thats you real name you must hate yourself and your parent. Please take a break from posting. I think we got
          the point. You dislike Mexicans, you are now becoming
          redundant with your venomous diatribe.

          Knute

  • TC

    It’s just too bad we can’t call it “Mexican” profiling in Arizona, since 95% of hispanics in Arizona ARE Mexicans and out of that percentage 80% are either illegal or anchor children. They gotta go, not Sheriff Joe Arpaio!! Mexicans are ever so quickly injecting their defective cultural behavior upon the US, bringing American quality of life, standard of living, and American values down to the level of their sewer hole of a country. We need someone with balls like Sheriff Joe since our own government is clearly already pandering to the illegal mexicans. This clearly isn’t a racial issue as they make it out to be. Go Joe!!

    • Gifted One

      So 80% of Mexicans living in Arizona are illegal? You’re an idiot. The majority of Mexican-Americans are hard working, God fearing people that are trying to raise a family and get ahead.

      • Doc Vega

        Hey Gifted one, did you get that name from picking up your welfare check and food stamps from the Arizona state government, Pancho?

      • Doc Vega

        You are right gifted one Americans are idiots for buying health care, education, and other assistance for illegal immigrants! Damn right I agree with you on that one, Manuel.

    • russ

      I spent a long time defending this country and it’s sad that now the Mexicans can come over here and tear down the life that I defended.
      It’s time for them to go home and pay back the millions of dollars their sorry country owes the US

      • Doc Vega

        It is sad that in Arizona they let Mexicans protest by walking on the American flag, putting graffiti, on the flag, and spitting on the flag not to mention what else these bastards do!

  • myself

    wow! what a bunch of racist, ignorant bastards…. it is a matter or right and wrong. fucking idiots.

  • myself

    wait, is this a FOX-run website?

    • ken

      no,its mine,and next week i’m coming to your house,i’m going to eat all your food,flood your bathroom,and i’ll be controlling your remote from now on,go complain to obummer if you don’t like it!!!!!!

      • Doc Vega

        Whoa yeah! Ken!

    • ADAN

      what Fox news and Arizona have in common? that both of them are the biggest hypocrisy.

    • RJ

      The time for talk is over, it’s time to take action against our corrupt Government. Wake up sheeple!

      • Doc Vega

        Damn right people it’s time to stop the insanity and get rid of Eric Holder and Barack H. Obama! If they had their way they’d hand over America to our enemies and they’re doing it!

    • Doc Vega

      Myself, why don’t you pull your brains out of you behind and pay attention the the issue, has nothing to do with Fox and everything to do with low life scum drug dealers, criminals, and people breaking our laws and coming here expecting government hand-out! Got it clown?

      • wes

        just like the wetbacks do, they ruin this country

      • Snookie

        Stop insulting clowns. We are good people who love kids and our country

    • Doc Vega

      Fox? Hey Jackass this is Yahoo and you are in need of a new brain. Ask that Mexican Cartel to grow you a new one, comprendo?

      • loc

        Hey Doc Vega its Comprende? You stupid dumb ass racist fucking,pendeja, babosa, you need a big fucking verga up your ass, you’re an ignorant hija de puta. FUCK!! Joe Arpaio his another fucking Hitler of our generation he can also suck a big donkey dick, you too bitch ass leva. Yeah Mexicans protest, but never spit on the American flag you’re, you’re just lying up your ass. I’m impressed how many ignorant mother fucker use Gods name, if you dumb fucks really believe in God, you should know that he judges no one, so why should you. Keep Gods name of out your mouth stupid dumb fucks. By the way at least we work and not beg for money on the streets so SUCK A BIG FUCKING DICK you all racist fucking mother fucker and I’m out.

  • az renter

    Arpaio needs to retire. Period.

    • Doc Vega

      Hey brainless, why don’t you retire and go back to your country? Got it essay?

      • Mike

        doc, you’re an idiot. all of your comments are the same. “hey (insert insult) why don’t you (insert commenter’s talking point), ok (insert another insult)?” glad I don’t know who you really are because I’d fill your sorry ass full of lead.

  • Karmaupos

    I’m truly amazed that the Mexican cartels have not taken him out. He’s lucky to be alive.

    • Doc Vega

      Hey Crap for brains why don’t you go down there and let them take you out cox sukker?

    • Mike

      the cartels have nothing to gain by exterminating this hog. cartels don’t care about their own people, they only care about profits.

  • christina

    I think we need more Joe Arpaio to do what is necessary and isn’t afraid. Everyone wants to be politically correct these days or liberals and seriously why is it when it comes to “MEXICANS” right we should bow down NO WAY !!!! They are part of the reason we are so far in debt. They come over get credit cards, go on welfare, driving new vehicles and we hard working american born and raised don’t qualify for a darn thing send them back Joe everyone!!! Those of you idiots comment not on behalf of Joe we obviously know that your a non working criminal or a welfare recipient who has no values or worked in your life> KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JOE!!!!

    • Doc Vega

      You got it Bro, more heroes like Arpaio who don’t listen to the federal government! Yeah!

      • KKL

        you got that right why should he listen to fedral government? Federal government don’t listen to us

        • Robert

          We are 50 states and I’m not exact on the number of territories. All with our own local and state Governments. Washington is suppose to work for us. Governments are suppose to work for us. The Federal Government is not in charge of the states. It is the other way around. Local Governments and the people who elect those in Government know what is best for them. The Power lies with the People. But the people need to be active enough and educated enough to know where the power comes from. We cannot allow undocumented workers, illegal aliens to Vote, sit on juries, or be elected to positions in Government.

  • Steve Miller

    We need more men in America just like this one. Illegal immigrants should not be tolerated…..period. Criminals should not be tolerated. The liberals are ruining this country. Everyone wants to talk about there being no jobs. Unemployment is high because we allow immigrants to come and take the jobs and we allow lazy unproductive Americans to set on there asses collecting welfare. Whats worse than lazy no good Americans collecting welfare is the government allowing illegal aliens benefits as well. Welfare was something put in place during the depression so people did not starve but not meant to become a way of life. This country has allowed welfare to be a way of life for so many that has helped to ruin us. My taxes rise to take care of the lazy. Where is that fair?????? America is not the great and powerful nation she once was because we can no longer stand for what is right. The president of this United States should not be out trying to be a movie star but should be out looking to save this once great nation. It is time to get back to the basics and that is “One Nation Under God” …. “In God We Trust” and so on. If my child or yours wants to pray in school and say the pledge of allegiance than God bless them. If yours do not want to or you do not want to hear it than dont listen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Randi

      Those of us who live in Texas have come to realize that even though we beat the Mexicans at San Jacinto, the Mexicans are beating us now by bankrupting the welfare system, the food stamp system, etc.
      Sneaky!!!

  • Rob

    Pure BS, now the liberal give the country back to the mexicans are trying to control how law enforcement upholds the LAW, sheriff Joe doesn’t abuse the law he just enforces the letter of it, something our lame government fails to do 100 percent.

    • james

      the MCSO has a multitude of sivil rights violations that both the federal AND state courts have rulled against him. like feeding inmates moldy bread and rotten fruit. how would YOU feel if you or your relative was arrested (not convicted simply arrested which means nothing) and you were given molded bread and rotten fruit to eat?

  • http://yahoo Steelman1

    What constitutional rights? As illegals, you have no rights. Way to go Joe….send all the illegals out!!!!!

    • wes

      i totally believe in Sheriff Arpaio…there are too many illegals in this country as it is. Im caucasian and i saw on the news that we are the minority now

      • http://yahoo Tony

        ha ha you just found out in the news that you are a minority. Where have you been living???

    • james

      showing your ignorance

      the supreme court has ruled on multiple occaisions since the 1800s the illegal aliens DO have rights under the constitution. the moment they are on US soil, they gains some (not all) constitutional rights.
      the rights being discussed here they DO have

  • ann vanvleck

    He is like Hitler. Everyone deserves to be treated like a human being regardless of race. I hope he ends up in one of the desert tents with pink underwear! Every Mexican I have ever knows were hard working people.

  • mitch

    I was a police officer in a small community for several years and I can assure you that if you are making a traffic stop in the middle of the night and know that you have little or no back up available, you don’t need some politician judging wither or not you complied with there idea of political correctness.

    • james

      but Maricopa county is NOT a small community, and the sherrif dept has more officers than the LA sheriff.
      this makes your comment moot.
      oh and by the way, if the MCSO hadnt had 2 decades of civil rights violations piled up against it, there would be no need of a monitor now would it?

      • Devil’s Advocate

        Right, Phoenix is not a small community. However larger communities have much higher crime rates than the smaller ones. Often times the larger communities don’t have enough in the line of police and sheriffs to handle the quantity and scope of the crimes committed. Harsher treatment right off the bat for a crime committed instead of this “we’ll give this person another chance (and another and another) before we put them in an intervention program” mentality. How is that working? I don’t know about you but when I was a kid and I did something wrong, I had a harsh punishment. I didn’t do that action again. Most people I know feel the same way. It worked then, why can’t it work now?

  • Connie

    The Sheriff enforces law and order? What about the over 400 cases of sexual assault, some of them on children, that were not thoroughly investigated because deputies were too busy stopping Hispanic looking individuals who were not commiting crimes? I am Hispanic, born in this country, a citizen, with parents who worked long and hard to better our lives. Such ignorance as I am seeing in these comments is horrifying and sad. Arizona deserves better than this ego-inflated pretense of a sheriff. I respect police officers and the job they do, when they are allowed to do their jobs.

    • Doc Vega

      Connie I advise you to stop sexually assaulting all those children then! What you think the sheriffs are doing this you brain dead excuse for a female?

      • http://www.brspecial.com Ken Curtis

        People like ‘Doc Vega’ seem to be the type that support this sheriff. Dumb, dumber and dumbest is the only criteria for being an Arpaio fan. Arizona is going to need to build one of the Sheriff Joe style camps for all his mentally challenged followers. (I lived in Phoenix for over a decade and witnessed first hand the type of supporters this nazi cop has and they are a scary bunch of half wits) Good luck Maricopa county residents – you vote for him – you deserve him.

        • Sam

          Wait, wait, wait,
          Dumb, dumber, and dumbest. Uh no, that would be the uneducated, dope pushing, dope abusing, sit on butt and do nothing (even though they are perfectly capable), EBT card, food stamp receiving leaches who keep voting for the liberals who keep taking the hard earned money of the American Workers and passing it out to lazy bums.
          NOTE: there are those who need this help, but the percentage is about 1/4 of the number who are actually on it. Just my humble opinion which has only my eyes and experience dealing with these people to back it up.

      • Mike

        nice retort, this proves that the average joe supporter is an ignorant redneck with no sense of nobility and an inability to hold an argument without stooping to such depths. bravo, sir… bravo.

    • Rob

      Connie, Do you ride around with guns and drugs in your car ? The people the cops are crime profiling DO ! Cops just don’t waste there time pulling someone over just because they are a minority. Its because the mannerisms, body language and appearance exhibited by a person leads the cops to believe something illegal is going on. Just as a normal person does in day to day encounters with people they don’t know. Its there job. Deal with it

  • KKL

    This guy is doing nothing more than making this country a better place all he is doing is preventing illegal immigrants from coming to this country and keeping them from getting hand outs while us hard working Americans work hard to get what we need and want in life also Sheriff Joe makes his jails the way jail should be, if the rest of our jails in this country were more like the ones he created the crime in this county would take a huge plunge who would want to suffer from hot heat and sleep with no pillows and eat bologna sandwiches for breakfast lunch and dinner everyday he gives the prisoners exactly what they deserve he is about saving tax dollars and sheriff joe is looking out for the hard working tax paying americans this guy should run for president he tells it like it is and does not welcome the illegal immigrants ROCK ON SHERIFF JOE

    • Doc Vega

      KKL you got it Bro!

    • james

      says the person who hasnt been stopped for simply being of a hispanic ethnicity.

      not to mention that most of those “prisoners” are in fact pre trial detainies who have not been convicted of a crime.

      as far as saving tax dollars. maybe you should research his record. he had to pay back the county 10k for his “obama” probe and he only did that when the tax payers forced him to do so.
      with that said, the county has spent over 50 million dollars in simply DEFENDING against the multitude of lawsuits filed against the sheriff dept and that is not counting the payoff and the insurance premiums. the Insurance company raised the county’s deductible from 1 mil to 5 mil because of the amounts of payoff it had to make.

      • Devil’s Advocate

        Yeah, thanks to the ACLU and their ilk.

  • JOJO

    Joe deserves credit the guy is 81 years old and is still torturing scumbag criminals and illegal immigrants most 81 year old people are like fuck it im old im gonna die soon so what happens happens I lived my life NOT SHERIFF JOE he still enforcing the laws and locking scumbags up and throwing away the keys

  • weonlywantbutterbeans

    Joe is a HERO!!!! They come here in droves because their country doesn’t want the them and they come here yelling how great Mexico is ????? I don’t plan on ever learning about or how they speak. This is the USA we want good food not watered down beans and lord knows what they put in the meat. Lets take back our country and let Uncle Sam give a kick in there ass all the way back over the boarder.

    • http://yahoo Tony

      Take back what country Kimosave? USA is made up of Inmigrants is it not? or your ancestors all of the sudden show up from nowhere??

  • james koehler

    mine the border

  • Jim

    I was not aware that a small group of Latinos could claim their constitutional rights were violated. If it is so bad here go back to Mexico and see how your rights work out down there!

    • Mike

      so your suggestion is to stay here and be degraded and spat upon at every opportunity? great argument you got there.

  • Rob

    Guess who commits a very LARGE percentage of crime ? The people who they are accused of profiling. It not racial profiling, its crime profiling. Its hard to blame the cops. Its there job. Americans have decided they are tired of the huge rise in violent and property crimes. Its very sad that it has come to this. Unfortunately its become a necessary evil. Welcome to the 21st Century

    • http://yahoo Tony

      To your surprise and probably to most americans will find hard to believe that the majority are of mexican americans living in these states (New Mexico, Texas,Arizona, etc). Born and raised here but of mexican descent are the ones making these legitimate complaint.

      • AL

        Then they should support the sheriff. They will be less confused with the illegals in the long run if they support him. They are not being profiled because they are Mexican.
        They are being profiled because most of the criminals ARE illegal and/or Mexican: cartels, drug dealers, rapists, murderers, etc. etc. etc. Give the sheriff some credit. He knows what the score is.If legals support the illegals, what does that really say? What is it they really want? Perhaps they should help the sheriff? They may be citizens, but they are not acting like AMERICANS. They are just adding fuel to the fire and causing more discord.
        That is why they also appear to be trying to take the states back for Mexico from the inside. If this is not so, then they should shut up and support him.

    • jackie

      I do agree.

  • curt

    I didnt know that if you are here illegally you had any constitutional rights other than the right to be deported back where you came from.If they want constitutional rights let them strive for them in Mexico.

  • Alan

    All you brainiacs that want to deport the immigrants back to Mexico, better be ready to pay 3 to 4 times as much for your produce. Not very many Americans will ever do it for the same pay as these folks. Think I’m kidding? Research it and see for yourselves.

    • alcoholic_insight

      Hmm let’s see, pricier lettuce in return for not having to pay for all the illegals food stamps, healthcare, etc? Sounds good to me… I won’t be able to get a pinata at the flea market, but I think I’ll manage somehow.

      • Mike

        you forgot to factor in nannies, lawn care, mechanics, ALL produce (not just lettuce,) any place that employs janitors will mark-up all prices, fees, etc. most states that have passed reform against illegal immigrants have seen many jobs open up, yet nobody is willing to work these jobs due to their poor pay and extreme difficulty (try bending and scooping for 8-10 hours a day 6 days a week.) now go ahead and thumb me down. ignorant fools.

        • Bulldog

          Mike, I won’t stoop to name calling as you do, but I have no problem deflecting your flimsy position. The point is that without the illegal flow of aliens, primarily Mexican, all the crime, interracial conflict, and other negative impacts that it brings would not exist. Think about it man. How would you feel if the impact of illegal aliens were to hit you a little closer to home? What if, with government support, a family of them, unable to communicate with you because they don’t speak English, were allowed to suddenly occupy a couple rooms in your house to live in; to eat what food they needed from your refrigerator and pantry; to receive medical care at your direct expense; to drive your car and have YOU responsible for the cost of an accident they might cause? And then, what if one of them were involved in some kind of criminal activity that brought other such individuals to your doorstep? All this is already happening, albeit just a few steps further away from you. You are already feeling these same impacts from illegal aliens, but for some reason, you refuse to acknowledge it. The burden of an uneducated, poverty stricken, unskilled and illiterate population of illegal aliens, some of whom are criminals, is an incredible burden on U.S. citizens. You speak of the cheap labor that they provide. Indeed, they will work for so little that a head of lettuce (and, as you say, all produce) is cheaper than it would be otherwise. And yes, they provide other dirt cheap services such as nannys, and other manual labor jobs. You think this is good. I think it is not good because it diminishes the value of those jobs. Those jobs SHOULD be paying more, and if they did, there would not be a problem filling them. Without illegal aliens, salaries for these jobs would have to rise, as they should, if employers want those jobs done. Higher prices? Sure. When have prices ever NOT gone up? A few years ago, I could fill a grocery bag for $10; now it costs me $30. I won’t even talk about the increased cost of gasoline the past several years. In a nutshell, the economics of the population of illegal aliens in this country are anything but favorable. One last point. Many will take issue with my use of the term illegal alien. rather than undocumented immigrant. One who is in this country and not a U.S. citizen is legally referred to as alien. An alien who is not in the U.S. legally is referred to as an illegal alien. They are what they are, and if they want to be called otherwise, there are legal channels to accomplish that.

      • GiGi

        I agree I had rather pay for higher produce or grow my own than to pay for SS benefits, food stamps and housing for an illegal person that should not be here. I think we would have some extra money somewhere without the outlay of those funds. Some US citizens who need the SS cant get it but folks who have never worked here legally can, how grand is that?

        • doninks

          What a load of nonsense. You do realize that if they are here illegally, they cannot collect SS. Besides, even if they could most of them do pay into it. That is the injustice, they pay into it, but can’t collect anything. And I have not heard of anyone who is legitimately eligible for SS not being able to get it. I have heard of lots of scammers who try, but get caught in their scam though.

      • ArbyBrown

        I’m sure you know that undocumented immigrants do not receive welfare or social security or healthcare. What you get is the benefit of billions of dollars they contribute to the US economy.

        As for your pinata, just reach around and pull it out of your backside.

        • Frank

          Ilegals to get health care by going to emergency rooms.By law,they have to be treated.

    • Devil’s Advocate

      That is fine, I can always eat something else. I am not forced (yet) into eating anything that I don’t want to.

    • Gail

      Sounds like good jobs for our criminal populations, especially the white collar types – Might also help the able-bodied folk on welfare to keep occupied and teach self respect like the old 1930’s programs. They built parks and roads that now need repair/replacement. Many details to work out but maybe worth the effort?? A built in work force!

  • http://www.gerriwilliams.com Gerri Williams

    Perhaps this sheriff has overstayed his welcome. I would hate to think that my grandchildren who’s dad is Mexican could be detained for nothing more than their color or culture. And to those of you who praise him…do your research..you may find that you would not want to be on his wrong side color or not. Sheriff’s that think they are God should remember that they are nothing more than babysitters we the law abiding citizens vote him in and pay him so all can be treated and protective fairly. He can be replaced,

    • warren garrison

      apparently like most Liberals with your Ritalin Time Out pathetic excuse of disciplining, you haven’t a clue as to what is going on. First of all, ALL who pass through these drug corridors moving their drugs THAT EVENTUALLY WILLS REACH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN YOU SPEAK OF, aren’t Jamaicans, they aren’t Irish, they aren’t Canadians or French, or anything but Mexicans. The largest % of vehicles stolen are stolen by Mexicans and taken to Mexico, or ushered into Chop shops around the area. I need no more evidence that you people are just damn fools, bottom line, case closed BUT hey, the flooding in of people with nothing more than the clothes on their backs, no money, no job, no transportation, will soon catch with you and yours and you’ll wish this country had more people like Joe Arpaio. His people have been shot at AND shot and yet you morons beat and bash his efforts continually, WHY? Simple, you’re stupid as hell.

    • http://Yahoo Darrell

      True,,,we do vote him in…and he keeps getting re-elected. So.,..he IS doing the work of the people. And the judge…is elected as well….I am thinking the judge that monitor the sherrif…may not win the next election. If you have nothing to hide….why worry about being asked for identification?

      • libertyanne

        Is your last name Issa? How would YOU like to be treated like a criminal just because you happen to be living with dark skin?

      • Jonathan Jones

        Federal Judges are appointed to office for life by the Senator of their area, and then approved by the entire Senate. The President often plays a large role. Although these jobs are very significant in the scheme of political patronage,the candidates are generally very qualified.

        Unfortunately, this entire issue has become blurred by extremist views on both sides of the issue. Overall, there seems to be an absence of political will on either side of the isle in Congress to take control of the problem; the Democrats view the Hispanic population as key voting block for many generations to come and quite frankly, the Republicans have become dependent on the cheap labor pool. When I say “cheap”, I mean people that will work long hours in harsh conditions for $7 an hour as “1099 independent contractors”.

        I moved to Houston from the Northeast a few years ago and was surprised by the large number of Hispanics, many of whom entered illegally. I have found many of them to be decent hard working people who are simply trying to escape the abject poverty they were born into in Mexico or elsewhere in South America. But for accident of birth, you or I could be in the same position and would likely be trying to get to the US any way we could. Ironically, many of them are quite conservative in their viewpoints on social-political issues.

        That being said, we still have a huge problem here and it is growing daily. You have to ask yourself : “What becomes of these people when they can no longer work, due to age or illness?”. Their children born here will have become “Americanized” and will look to Social Security. Medicare and Medicaid for the support of their parents. There will be no pensions and no medical insurance. As it is now, the ER at LBJ Hospital and the like is often the answer for medical care. These expenses will skyrocket and to some extent, this has already started to happen. There is also a question as to exactly how much this “ethnic block” is contributing to the schools, police force and public services which they currently use, and in some cases over-use.

        As a civilized society, what are we going to do? Drag them to the border and throw them over the fence, just because they cannot work 48 hours a week in the hot sun for $7 an hour anymore? That strikes me as both unfair and just plain mean spirited, yet I believe that many of their current “employers” would do just this in a heartbeat, if asked to contribute to the cost of their long term care.

        These are not problems that will not just work themselves out. They get worse every day, not better. “Sheriff Joe” is likely very frustrated with the circumstances he finds himself in. If many of these people are here illegally, what is he supposed to do? He sees a very complex and complicated job in front of him – one that is almost impossible to do. Yes, he could act more politically correct, but let’s not fault him for honesty.

        After all, his actions actually have some of us thinking and talking about an issue that is usually ignored. The current administration wants to make it easier to “mainstream” the illegal immigrants, hopefully putting them on the grid as far as paying taxes, voting and buying health insurance. There is a concurrent push to raise the minimum wage substantially, which goes in lock step with these other issues. The problem is though that the employers that employ them and people who hire them to cut the grass or paint the house, likely will not want to utilize their services on this basis, as the cost will go up significantly.

        America has to take a cold, hard look at these issues and make tough decisions on our country’s immigration policy that will stabilize, and to some extent reverse (yes, some will have to go back and not return) what has been going on for decades. Until that occurs, these side shows with “Sheriff Joe vs The Federal Judge” will continue and America will become polarized on these issues, opening the way for fanatics on either side of the issue to take control, for the simple reason that the majority of people in the middle did nothing when they had the opportunity.

        • Bulldog

          Jonathan, you did a really fantastic job sizing up the scope of this complex issue. However, I was unable to give you a thumbs-up or down because all you really did was succinctly define what the problems are. You didn’t offer specific remedies. You did say,”…the majority of people in the middle did nothing when they had the opportunity.” Give us some meat to chew on. What do YOU think the majority of people in the middle SHOULD do?

  • Al Dunaway

    Well ain’t it just funny how the liberals will dog Sheriff Joe, but New York City, that liberal bastion, has an enforced policy to stop and frisk blacks, but that’s ok because they are “targeting criminals”. Too f-ing funny if you ask me.

    • james

      now you are sounding foolish. organizations have been against stop and frisk for more than a decade. and in cae you dont watch the news, about 3 weeks ago it was found unconstitutional and like arpiao, the NYPD now has a monitor

  • Charles Baker

    I think that latinos and blacks should get shipped back to Korea.

    • Bob Saget

      Funny

    • Patricia

      This Maron, haven’t a clue,. Maybe everyone should go back to their native home,, I know the Indians would be glad to get their home back,,,the USA,,,So long Charles Baker,, I’m sure you aren’t Indian

      • scram

        If Indian ancestors originally came from Asia how can they be native American? Wouldn’t that make them Asian American?

      • Sam

        ummm it is Native American you insensative nincumpoop

      • libertyanne

        Maybe Arpaio should go back to Italy with his fancy spaghetti name.

        • L. Bowser

          Arpaio is of Mexican heritage, not Italian.

      • Gail

        Playing with Ancestry.com I find 21 countries in my genes mostly Euro but including Spain & American Indian and, as before noted, the Indians came over from Asia – Spain was overrun by North African Muslims (amid much bloodshed) who were stopped and driven back by Charles “The Hammer” Martel.
        I have two female ancestors who were caucasian captives ergo
        slave/concubines. I do not blame my shortcomings on their enslavement. The American indians also had slaves. Get over it! Some ancestors were good, some not so much but most worked hard, and some fought and died for their families.
        I do not object to airport security measures nor should anyone object to similar measures where there is probable reason to be extra careful.

        • Alan

          You really should take a history class. Once you have, come back and correct the obvious mistakes you made in that ridiculous post. SMFH!

    • Ocean 34

      If your paying, i would love a trip to Korea, as long as it isn’t N. Korea. Hey, what’s the good thing about Korea? There aren’t any $hit-kicking rednecks like Charles Baker!

  • Mike

    well of course Arpaio doesn’t want to be monitored while his department makes their arrests. everyone in his department knows the drill and any outsiders would just interfere with their pesky facts and civil liberties.

  • CynLee

    …for enforcing the law against illegal immigration; because illegal immigrants are at least 99% Hispanic and he was checking Hispanics. Just want to ‘refresh’ the memory on what life was like before the ‘Mad Emperor’ & his insane cohorts took over the Country and started to ‘brain-warp’ the citizens via T.V. & Computer Media…

    • http://yahoo Tony

      I dont think you guys get the point of what profiling is. You are getting stopped not because you’re speeding or braking the law. You are being singled out because of your race. Do that to a black person or an asian and would sitll have the same complaint. Stop celebrating the fact that police need to do their jobs the wrong way. The law is the law. If Latinos are committing crimes is fine to go after them, but to stop them for any reason is just absurd.

  • ? l

    Ok, well Mexicans do commit almost all the crime there. Really they do, not too many Norwegians or Canadians robbing, raping, and shooting. It’s a huge huge effing problem.

  • Peter

    funny stuff – a hard nosed cop gets beat down for working hard to control immigration law in an area overrun with illegal immigrants … hmmm thats probably some kind of hypocrisy, so here we go take down the one sheriff that has actually made a difference in how to deter this type of behavior. Instead of a giving the guy a medal they want to take away his badge, where has this country gone to besides just making peace with everyone. Talk about hypocrisy… you have to be laughing at the irony that this guy has created too much structure and somehow the US Gov’t wants to blow it all up because they are afraid of bad press … how many illegals receive free medical attention, how many are in our jails, in the mix for unemployment benefits, SS checks, selling drugs, and being overall great models of society. Hey I love mexican people and those that come from any country legally and try hard to cherish the opportunities they have here, but if I get pulled over I had better have my ID and life in order- just like anyone else, at anytime… for instance at our mandatory DUI check points. Please get a clue and get over the persecution of one law official I actually think is doing some good.

    • gary

      excellent response Peter, the state is largely Hispanic who do they want him to arrest? The Dutch?

    • Chris

      It’s funny how they say there constitutional rights were violated,(illegals). But isn’t the constitution just a g-damn piece of paper! I mean it doesn’t adhere to U.S. citizens,why can it apply to them?

    • Gail

      We have some very nice hispanic neighbors (LEGAL) but were victimized -Identity Theft (big time) by “persons” from Miami.
      My question is – Is it self defense or suicide if I find and eliminate them myself having no Arizona Joe to protect little old lady me??
      Hypothetical question of course!

    • Alan

      Peter said: “how many illegals receive free medical attention, in the mix for unemployment benefits, SS checks”
      Answer is: NONE
      But hey, don’t let the facts get in the way of a good bullsht story…right?

  • StandandDeliver

    Wow ! I guess the haters of Mexicans commenting are White people. And most likely you have a relative that hires Mexicans. The majority of Mexicans living in the U.S. are working for White people. So you don’t have to look too far or need a sheriff to find them. Just go visit an Uncle !

    • Douglas

      This isn’t about rather or not anyone hates Mexicans…it is about right from wrong. It is wrong to jump ahead of others to get what you want out of life, and Illegals have done that and then ask that our Government protect them from being placed at the back of the line where they belong…or back into their country where they came to steal our community services, our community employment, and our laws to hold people responsible for their actions against others within the community!

      This is America, and because of our loving nature, people like to assume it is a weakness…and try to take advantage of it.

      So this Judge may place a person in the sheriff’s office to keep this Police Officer from doing his job without first getting the monitor’s permission…is nothing more than a ploy to get back at this Sheriff for going after the illegals at any level of our Government…Obama pay back you might say!

    • Johnnybitchin

      Relations with Sheriff Joe and the Hispanic community would improve if all the Illegals would go home and the Gangbangers would disband….but how is easy is that?…Keep up the good work..

  • George

    If 80% (made up) of the criminals are white/black/or latino, doesn’t make sense that 80% of the suspects are the same?!!!

    • ArbyBrown

      The majority of criminals and people in US prisons are white. For gods sake try posting something factual instead of parroting tea party talking points.

      • @Arby

        People don’t know facts about what they are talking about. They just give opinions.

        It is like the statistic that America has 25% of the world’s prison population. This is so well documented. Books have been written about this. Heck, an idiot can Google it in 2 seconds Yet, morons on here swear that the statistic is wrong.

        Americans live in a dream world where they make things up to suit themselves or their views.

  • seth

    Googled Judge Murray Shaw, searched in Wikipedia, and came up empty. Who is this person. Wiki covers all federal judges.

    • seth

      My bad. It is Snow.

    • Cw527

      Try Snow instead of Shaw, better results.

  • Thomas

    The idiot in the white house and his flunky attorney general have a personal agenda against sheriff Joe. Perhaps the Arrogant lying excuse for a president and AG ,who private firm defends militant muslim, follow the US Constitution .
    The country is in deep trouble with 5 years of unemployment, foreclosures, price escalation,Illegal Immigration, Obamacare, ambassador killed in Benghazi, Egyptian boondoggle,IRS coverup, fast & Furious, racial unrest, inability to work with congress and on and on.
    Sheriff Joe can learn from NYC police commissioner Kelly how to handle the limousine liberals and kool-aide drinkers

    • Lady

      You can say what you want, the bottom line is President Obama is still the head men in charge. Go over it and move on. If he was not doing his job he would not have gotten re-elected.
      Black man in charge, whip your butt and move over, there is nothing you can do to change it. What he say rules!!!
      Get a box of tissue, wipe your eyes, ore butt and get ovet it.

      • Winston

        At best, Obama is an illegitimately elected president. He was never vetted as to his meeting the Constitutional qualifications to be a presidential candidate, yet he was allowed to be placed on the national ballot…then the socialist/Facists filled ballot boxes with bogus ballots while the Republicants put up loser candidates. It’s all a grand conspiracy to destroy the American Constitution and Bill of Rights of legal citizens and destroy national sovereignty.

      • Man

        First off it’s NOT Go over it’s Get over!
        Second BLACK Man in Charge Why do you have to pull a race card? Black White regardless DO YOU FRICKEN JOB!
        News Flash THE BLACK ISN’T! SO get a fricken life.
        Oh yea! I doubt a LOT OF PEOPLE WILL VOTE LIKE THAT AGAIN….

    • jackie

      TO THOMAS!!!!!

      Where have you been- United States was screwed 2002,2004. Remember that when you make your assessment of who is responsible for what is happening, and do not forget that GOOD BOYS CLUB that is running this world.

      • Winston

        It goes back before those dates. It goes back to the presidency of GHW Bush (the elder) and America has been slow eroding since.

  • Edward

    You know it cost me over $10,000 and 18 months of paperwork to bring my family here from another country, so does all this mean that I get a refund? If some people are allowed to enter “the wrong way” why can’t all be allowed? Lets get real, if it’s fair for one then it should be fair for all. I don’t care where you come from as long as you did it the correct way, if not, then didn’t you break the law and should you not have to pay for it?

  • Michael DeRhone

    This is a not too transparent move to punish him and those citizens who refuse to give up on the Obama birth issue. For any reasonably intelligent adult to think otherwise is ludicrous. It is not about race it is about law. Perhaps Obama and his minions should enforce all of our laws, not just the ones they approve of. And another thing, Obama and Holder should rescind all of their policies and directives that contravene law.

    • Lady

      Blame everything on Obama, the one that does that are the ones that does not have an opinion for them.
      For once it is not a BLACK person, but hey the President is black why not blame him.
      Your opinion is just like a butt, everyone has one, and most are still full of shi*
      Lack of education, always shows.

  • Thomas

    the looney left will any and everything to screw with him. they have a loooooooooooong record of that

  • Reality

    Joe is simply crazy. Any sane person can see that. How many lives has he destroyed due to his craziness? If he acts this crazy in front of cameras, what is he doing behind the scenes when no one is watching? How many people has he hurt and lives has he destroyed?

    I hear all these people saying God Bless Joe. Well, Joe would have deported Mary and Joseph when they were fleeing. He would have gave them back to the very people that were trying to kill Jesus. After all, they were illegals.

    Also, God doesn’t care about what country you are from. It is not relevant to God. Try using the “I am an American” excuse on God when you die. Also, he doesn’t care about man’s law. He fundamentally knows that man’s law is corrupt. After all, man’s law killed his son who was completely innocent.

    • Sean Thorton

      Religious fanatics that didn’t want to lose their power killed Jesus. Pilot tried to let him but the yelled crucify him! crucify him!

      • @Sean

        All pilot had to do was let Christ go. It was that simple.

        You don’t think that happens today? The police going along with the mob mentality? Our prisons are full of innocent people.

        Fool yourself if you want, but trust me, if you ever get arrested for anything, you will see just how bad the system is. It simply will not matter if you are innocent or guilty.

    • Frank

      Mary And Joseph were not fleeing anything.They went to pay there taxes.

      • @Frank

        I guess Herod just wanted to say happy birthday to Christ huh? Mary and Joseph most certainly fled. The most certainly were immigrants.

        Both would be very disappointed in the way we treat immigrants.

  • BillB

    He is the last of the MEN will balls and they will replace him with a sheep that will curtail to all the trash invading OUR AMERICA!

    • Charlie

      That’s just what Geronimo said

  • http://yahoo BILL

    IMPEACH OBAMA ELECT JOE ARPAIO FOR PRESIDENT MAYBE THEN THINGS WILL TURN AROUND IN WASHINGTON THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS NEED TO SEEK OTHER EMPLOYMENT THEY ARE NOT DOING VERY WELL AT THIS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JOE

    • @Bill

      You would have more of a police state than already exists in America. We are not the land of the free.

      • Robert

        Have you been to Mexico, how about Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, The Emirates, China? you want to talk police state? you do Not want to get arrested in these countries. Think Globally, not locally. We are still the Land of the Free. We can no longer allow our borders to be non-existent when it comes to allowing people to come here and stay. BTW, you don’t want to get caught in any of these countries that I mentioned and many more that I didn’t without proper documentation. The US by far is the country that if you were illegal, would be the place to get caught. I have been stopped in many of these countries just to check my papers. Thankfully they have been proper.

    • tommy

      You have to make it all CAPITAL letters because you’re so small, as is your opinion.

    • Kenneth

      Enjoyed your comment, finally some one that could comment with out going into the gutter.

    • I eat your puny arguments for breakfast

      Good work??? Like arresting a 9 year old girl??? I guess he is somewhat of a fools hero…

    • Ocean 34

      Immigrants aren’t as big of an issue as you make it seem. Congress can focus its efforts on other things that can help bring this nation and its people back up. Things like job creation, or trying to put an end to corporate greed by way of outsourcing. What have Mexicans done to you, other than raise your children and clean your toilets, build your houses, streets, bridges…ect? Joe would make a horrible president, the world would hate the US even more than they already do. It’s like this, no more honkies in the white house! White people are okay, but honkies need not apply!

      • Robert

        I realize that The U.S. is thought of as a beacon of hope to the down trodden. Somehow we have changed from a welcome beacon to a”what can you do foe me” country. There are over 4 million people who want to come here Legally. There are over 11 million here Illegally. Why did they come here illegally? Was it because they were doctors, lawyers, teachers? Were they persecuted in their home country or were they under educated and poor. Why didn’t they stay in their country and try to make changes.

        The U.S. is suppose to be a God Believing, Law Abiding people. What part of Illegal makes it legal to be here. Yes many came here and worked menial jobs that were very hard on the body and many Americans did not want to do. If the grower had offered a wage that a person could support himself or a family, they might have found Americans to do the work. They chose not to do it and there was a market for Illegals to better themselves. In our history, the blacks were the forced labor that were brought to this country. Almost every ethnic group that has Legally Emigrated to the U.S. at some point was the nigger of society, The Italians,Irish,Jews,and many more. They educated themselves, they learned the language, they assimilated into society but they came here legally. What makes America what it was, simply they became Americans. There were no utility bills printed in multiple languages. You had to learn English, You weren’t forbidden from speaking your native language in and amongst your families and friends. Today we offer teaching in multiple languages and do not require you to become Americans. Our Motto means essentially from many we have become one. If your argument is why should you give up your heritage to live in the U.S. You don’t have to, but you cannot continue to live your heritage. If you love your heritage that much then perhaps the U.S. isn’t the country for you.

  • Hmm

    America simply is not a moral nation and there is so much hate in our country. Hate for people we don’t even know and have never met. The comments on this article proves that.

    We have 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s prisoners. That does not even count people on parole, probation, or detained. Multi-billion dollar industries exist in every state that make money off of slave prison labor. Small town America is supported by the fines and fees collected from arresting people and ticketing people. We incarcerate more than any other nation in the history of the world and more than the Soviets did under the Gulag system.

    We are not the land of the free. We are the land of hypocrites. The worst ones are people like Joe. People that claim to be moral and upstanding. Yet, all they do is ruin the lives of people. People like Joe simply go out of their way to cause suffering.

    The most ironic thing is that if the average person knew just how dirty the average cop was they would become totally disillusioned. That really is the problem. The average american doesn’t understand how courts really work, what prison is like, and how messed up our legal system really is. They never spend any real time around cops to see just how crazy they really are.

    The average American goes by what they see on TV and on commercials. That is all. TV and commercials are nothing but illusions.

    • Rhonda

      The problem is if you are not a citizen you are not protected by the Constitution. If I am a foreigner or an illegal you do not have the rights of a naturalized or born American. Get real.

      • FRED

        This is not a problem. The Constitution was written for American Citizens! There is not one single country in the world that treats foreigners or illegals as good as America does. Every country I know of arrests illegals and tosses their butts in jail or shoots them! I put my life on the line in the Military for Americans, not illegals or foreiners.

      • Randy

        If you are a white American as I am you are already an illegal. The white man came over here and the Indians fed us and showed us how to live here. What did we do? We stole his land, His language and put him on a reservation. So that was not good enough. Then we went and brought the black man over here to be our slaves. (All men are created equal) Not in this country. OK now we decide we want California, Airzona, New Mexico and Texas, So let’s ride off and steal that from Mexico. Well we did and killed hundreds of thousands in the process. So the next time US white people want to see an illegal go look in the mirror and be so proud of all you and your ancestors have accomplished,

        • ar

          That was powerfull…..

        • @Randy

          Don’t try telling people facts in America. America just wants to make things up and be self-righteous. The reality is that all you said is the truth. Yet, you will get a bunch of thumbs down. This is a nation full of hypocrites. Why do you think the world hates us? It isn’t that they are jealous of us. I assure you.

        • Erie

          Tell them the truth!!!!

      • @Rhonda

        Who are you kidding Rhonda? Americans are not protected by the Constitution. Have you been watching the news lately?

    • Sean Thorton

      In the gulags the usually died sooner than later so the numbers a misnomer.

      • @Sean

        The numbers we are putting in the prison system are greater than those that went into the Gulag system. Much greater. Look up the statistics. Also, the number of people dying in American prisons is huge as well.

        Try not to deflect the issue. The reality is that everything is well studied and well documented. Most people who talk about crime don’t know a single thing and don’t research.

    • Gail

      One reason for our overcrowded jails is that we actually put criminals in jail. Many other countries just kill them as soon as they are convicted (and sometimes before). Some just disappear. Criminals in the US often live better and longer than poor citizens in third world countries. I believe all criminals should earn their living like honest people do.
      As for “profiling”, criminals check out(“profile”) homes and people to attack so why not the reverse, “If it walks like a duck” etc….

      • @Gail

        That actually is not true. Do some real research instead of just repeating what you have always heard.

        Many criminals want to earn a living and want to work. However, you try getting a job with a felony on your record. What you are saying is hypocritical. You want criminals to work and then you put every possible barrier to getting a job in front of them.

        Also Gail, you are very naive. Someone could follow you around for a week and charge you with a felony. Even you, Gail. Although, from what it sounds like, you are perfect.

        I have met lots of hypocrites like you. Casting the first stone and never putting yourself in other people’s shoes.

        • http://yahoo Daisy

          She was talking about having prisoners work while they are incarcerated not after they are released. She is not a hypocrite, just giving her opinion.

          • @Daisy

            They are working. Working like dogs and making states billions. Where the hell have you been?

            Do research before you speak. The prison industry is huge. There are 23 industrial plants in the state of Georgia alone. Prisoners are working 40 hours a week and not getting paid a dime.

        • Gail

          As you just said “having a felony on your record” means they are already criminals. You cannot blame anyone for not wanting to hire a criminal. I’m certainly not perfect but in 78 years I have not committed a crime. Earning room and board while in jail could teach them a useful skill and responsibility. That might be helpful when they go back to the normal workforce. It would also remove the burden of supporting them from the people they have already victimized.

          • @Daisy

            You are greatly mistaken in your views and I believe you have not done any research on the subject you are speaking about.

            Prisoners do work in prison and the vast majority do not get paid. Some states do pay about 25 cents an hour. How do you make a life on 25 cents an hour? My God, billions are made off of the labor of prisoners. Private prisons are listed on the NYSE because they are so PROFITABLE. You have some prisoners paying restitution even though they don’t have victims in their crime.

            If I put your life under a microscope Gail, I am sure we can find something wrong in it. Have you ever even read the law? The shear number of crimes a person can commit? Anyone can be charged with a felony.

            That is okay though. Live in your dream world and just keep saying the same things you have been saying for 5 decades even though things have changed. Try doing some research or God forbid — actually visit a prison and talk to prisoners. It might just change your whole outlook on things and also educate you on the system.

          • Erie

            The reason why people go to jail is to pay for what the crimes that they have committed after they have gotten caught and hopefully be rehabilitated. There are some that have been rehabilitated and there are those that have not. Just because you haven’t committed a crime that would have put you in jail, doesn’t mean that you have not broken any of the 10 Commandments. Most of these laws comes from the commandments. How dare you judge another person? Again, “He who is without sin, cast the first stone.” No one is without sin and yet we throw stones at everyone else every time we open our mouth.

          • @Gail

            You obviously have no idea how American courtrooms work. Innocent people go to prison every day.

    • jackie

      Hey- Most of America is aware, just will not face it.

      And the fact that Americans want to blame one person for the United States faults show how egotistical MOST Americans are.

      ARE YOU LISTING D-Ohio!!!!!!

    • fcirec

      What in the world are you talking about? All the words on your post seem to me to be psycho-babble.
      First of all, most of the HATE you cite is directed against the sheriff.
      Secondly, your argument about the percentage of population, which I believe could have come out of your head, may prove we incarcerate lawbreakers not shoot them on the spot.
      Next, we ARE the land of the free. You and me being able to express our opinion this way without having our heads chopped off or being stoned to death proves that. Hypocrite? Only honest self-evaluation can determine that, my conscience is clear.
      Finally, the average cop is dirty??? These are men and women putting their life on the line every day to protect people like you and me. They keep anarchy from encroaching on our way of life, the greatest way of life on the planet.
      No Hmm, we need more people like Sheriff Joe Arpaio to protect us.

      • dixie

        Haters reap what they sew, now, don’t they!

      • @fcirec

        No. The facts are correct. Look them up yourself. You might actually learn something. Just Google — America has 25% of the world’s prisoners. The sources are quite well documented from the NY Times to the Economist. The rest of the world has done studies on this as well.

        So no — I did not make up things.

        But I guess you have because you don’t even know the basic statistics. Then again you don’t want to live in reality. You want to live in your dream world. You are also very naive as to what happens in our jails and courtrooms.

    • http://yahoo Daisy

      I suggest you move to Latin America and observe their laws re: illegal immigrants. We are soooo politically correct and common sense that former great presidents possessed is nowhere to be seen. God bless Joe A. who wants to protect the sovereignty of his state. How dare the Fed. govt. for interfering with that. You are a reverse racist, not him, in your belief that it is ok for the hard-pressed, hard-working middle class to support people here illegally. Why not have their lobbyists/lawyers fight as hard in Mexico for their rights as they do here…in a country where they don’t belong.

    • R.G.

      You are a dumbass…The problem is not with the cops, it is with the courts.. we have laws, and the cops enforce…but then the courts interpret, and with all the liberals in the judicial system it is no wonder that these criminals are not afraid of anything. We are a nation of laws that ARE enforced, but NOT upheld in the courts. Joe ruins the lives of ILLEGAL’S asshole, not yours. I am from Florida, and we are a state of pussy’s. Our media is now afraid to state if a suspect in a crime that is being reported is black….I would love Joe to come here and rum for Gov. it would be a landslide. Next time you or your wife or daughter go out to the store after dark, think about who you would rather be the sheriff in your county. I go out to the gas station after dark and all I see are niggers waiting for the easy target…in AZ. it is the illegal mexicans…why do you not want to live in a nation of law abiding CITIZENS ?

      • @RG

        I half agree. Cops are very corrupt though. Dont think for a second they arent. You have to look behind the scenes though. Work with them for a while and you will see.

        It is really very disillusioning. Heck, I have even had a cop tell me that if you wanted to not be charged with a crime you have to know the judge and pay. This came from a cop!!! I am not making this stuff up.

  • tommy

    Jerk Joe is such a waste of time and money. If not for the older population in AZ, he would not be in office. He is a racist and an ass—-. Get rid of him.

    • Gilley

      You must be one of the criminals or Spanish against him. He is the only sheriff in America that upholds the law. Why should criminals get a/c, free food, free tv, etc? Non-criminals have to pay for these things!

      • EDWIN J. MATTHEWS

        GO SHERIFF JOE…..THE ONLY MAN IN AMERICA WHO ISN`T AFRAID TO NOT BEING POLITICALLY CORRECT…..!!!! I think he should run for president…..!!!!!
        I just wish he was in California….there are more mexicans in California than ANY other race put together….!!!!
        They are breeding us out…!!!!

        • Fara

          Lol, the kind of people who support that ‘sheriff’. ^

          • Alex T

            And what kind of person are you Fara?

        • bill

          I WANT TO HAVE MORE SHERIFFS JUST LIKE JOE!!!!! HE IS THE ONLY SHERIFF MAKING NEWS ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND PROVIDING JUSTICE TO HIS COMMUNITY.. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JOE!!!!

          • Dalele

            U r right. If we had more lawmen like him, we would still control our countr, the crime rate would go down and Americans would feel safe in our homes. I would vote for him as president. God knows we need a real man in the white house instead of a trouble making punk. GO JOE. The. only people that don’t like him r scumbags and people that have never been victims of a violent crime.

        • robert gadd

          I can’t seem to get this story across. But we all better stop this bickering. You have a more present danger. If this goes bad over there with Obama it might just be a free for all for nerve gas. There isn’t any good guys over there. Just like 9/11 the party might come here.

      • Charlie

        The primary responsibilities of the Maricopa County Sheriff are the operation of the jail system, the execution of arrest warrants, and law enforcement in outlying area.

        Arpaio has lost $43M in lawsuits over the condition of his jails, all but three cities (Guadalupe, Sun City, and El Mirage) have their own police force, and the warrant database has been whittled down to *only* 32,000 outstanding warrants issued by county courts.

      • Bob

        you are 100% correct. Criminals have more rights than the victim.

    • http://yahoo Daisy

      Tommy, Totally wrong statistically; a large percent of younger Americans agree that this is a distinct nation separate and apart from Mexico. These states, impacted negatively in every way from illegal immigrants pouring over their borders, have every right to protect their sovereignty, even if the Fed. govt. won’t. You are a racist and an ass.

    • AL

      YOU ARE THE ASS…..and your head is up it. You don’t have a clue as to what is going on….not just in Arizona, but the entire nation…..we are under attack and it comes directly from the White House. We are so pro-politically correct and oblivious to our own downfall that we are literally dying on the vine. God help us.

      • Erie

        You are an ASS too with that comment!!!

  • State of America

    So much hate in America. It reminds me of pre-WWII Germany.

    No wonder the rest of the world can’t stand us. America lives in a messed up illusion. That we are a moral nation. People wonder where the anti-christ will originate from. You don’t have to look far. He will come from this nation.

    • D Ohio

      Your anti-christ was golfing after punting Syria to Congress.

      • @ D

        You could very well be right. Look at what he has done. Totally got everyone fighting. From Trayvon to Syria to Joe…. nothing but disunity.

        I don’t know if he is, but he is certainly paving the way.

    • Jeff Holdorf

      You are a idiot!

  • Truth

    I hear all these people saying God Bless Joe. Well, Joe would have deported Mary and Joseph when they were fleeing. He would have gave them back to the very people that were trying to kill Jesus.

    After all, they were illegals.

  • Obvious

    Only a fool would support the blatant hate that comes from Joe. It is nothing but hate and it is obvious. Times are tough so we got to find someone to hate instead of looking at ourselves in the mirror. Sounds like Germany and the Jews.

    Don’t blame immigrants for America’s problems. Blame the last 3 presidents and congress. They are the ones who deported your jobs, took away your rights, and has made us fight needless wars that have drained the economy.

    What? You don’t think all this fighting costs anything?

    • Sean Thorton

      Only a fool supports a justice department and INS that won’t enforce immigration laws. What part illegal don’t leftist/liberal/socialist under stand?

      • @Sean

        What part of an insane, hate-filled, crazy fool do you not understand? Just because it is the law it does not make it right. It isn’t moral what we are doing.

        People follow the law blindly. I just hope you don’t find yourself in trouble one day. You will find out just how our court system works and unless you have lots of money, you will not like what you see.

      • @Sean

        Naive. So very naive Sean.

  • Miller

    My question is, Are the latinos being represented by the ACLU illegal immigrants? If so, why do they qualify for Constitutional rights. Constitutional rights are reserved for true legal American Citizens!

    • ArbyBrown

      Wrong Buckingham – legal protections granted in the Bill of Rights apply to everyone on US soil regardless of their immigration status. You tea party types always get that wrong.

      • Sean Thorton

        Brown, Whoa, Whoa you make assumptions that he is tea party then I will make the assumption that you are leftist/liberal/socialist.

  • ArbyBrown

    Arpaio represents a small but dangerous Right Wing element in our society. His thuggery appeals to the pin-headed tea party types who think sheriffs have the right to ignore federal law. It’s way past time for Joe to go.

  • Marie

    So glad to see this ruling for a monitor. Jerk Joe and his team are out of control.

    • Juliann

      I see you as the jerk this man is trying to keep out illegals who are here to take our jobs and live off of welfare why they send money back to be spent in their home countries I am fully behind Sheriff Joe

      • @Juliann

        All your jobs were shipped out via NAFTA and by corporations. Politicians like Joe took your job. Politicians that are greedy and only think of themselves.

        It isn’t the immigrant picking fruit in a field that is taking your job. Hell, you wouldn’t even want to pick fruit. It is beneath you.

  • Marie

    Watch for Rita McVey as well

  • JOE

    GOD BLESS THE SHERIFF HE IS A TRUE PATRIOT IN A COUNTRY FILLED WITH GODLESS LIBERALS !!!

    • Ocean 34

      If by patriot you mean complete asshole, then he is the biggest patriot of them all! LOL BTW, how much time do you spend watching O’Reilly Factor? I bet you actually spend a lot of your day playing “patriot of pinhead!” LOL

    • @Joe

      Yeah. God is going to bless all those people that do not have compassion for their fellow man.

      God doesn’t care about countries, but if he did, our country would not be in good standing. Liberal or conservative, we fight more wars than anyone. We are greedy. We simply cause so much suffering.

      We are hypocrites.

  • http://yahoo LOREN

    I believe in everything this man does and making hard calls that NO OTHER OFFICAL will make to help control illegals from ruining his city. I think he should run for a higher postion that would help control illegals from coming in to this country you ROCK JOE!!!!!

    • Ocean 34

      Many people, and I do mean many people, felt the same way about Hitler. I’m glad that he gets your stamp of approval. Quick question, how many swastika tattoos do you have on your body? Illegals should be stopped from being here, all illegals…not just the brown variety…but all of them. Don’t worry, many of these people will not be illegal for long…they will get amnesty from the government when enough white people need them for cheap labor and severe exploitation!

    • @Loren

      Hitler made the hard call on the Jews. Boy that worked out well.

      The hard call is to be compassionate to all men and be giving. To take away some of your comfort to help other people in life.

      The easy call is to lock people up. Joe is doing the easy thing. The lazy thing.

  • Sean Thorton

    The justice department targeting a local sheriff department for enforcing laws the INS refuses to enforce.

    • Ocean 34

      The law isn’t in place to mistreat people, the law is in place to protect American people’s interest. There are ways to go about getting what one wants without becoming a bad person in the process. I wouldn’t doubt it if this guy gets money under the table from the far right-wingers there in good ol’ AZ! I have family that live there and they tell me they have had run-ins with this pos, and that he is nothing more than a racist man given too much power. He will have to answer to a much higher authority than any authority he will ever have to answer to in the next few months. R.I.P. Joe’s career!

      • @Ocean

        I agree but you are also naive. The reality is that detainees are locked up in prison for sometimes years. It is horrible.

        Yes, a lot of people will have to answer to a higher power. God does not care if you are an American or a Mexican. In fact, he will ask how did you treat your brother.

        We are all in need of Christ’s mercy because frankly, our country is messed up. It is full of hate and vengeance.

  • Juliann

    hey Arbybrown if you and Obvious are so for the illegals why don’t you 2 get together and we will let you finance them you pay for their healthcare their schooling their home and any thing else they may need that way the true Americans who want illegals sent back to their own country don’t have to pay all the bills these have they get welfare foodstamps hosing payments plus not paying taxes

    • @Juliann

      Look at your grocery store. Prices have double and tripled in 4 short years. This is not the fault of illegals. It is corporate greed.

      Your not suffering because you are helping feed children with food stamps. (Yes, contrary to popular belief there are many hungry children being fed with food stamps.)

      It also couldn’t be the fact we have been fighting useless wars for 12 years. Nah, it can’t be that. It has to be the person who needs food stamps. They are the cause of all our problems.

      • Joseph J. Girard

        Where does juliann shop? doubled or tripled? In my state we have EBT cards which allow the parent to buy food. However, there is no possible way to insure that mommy spends that money on food. Hence, we have the so-called “starving children”

        • @Joseph

          Bitter man aren’t you Joe. You want to punish everyone and take things away because a few people abuse the system.

          Many kids need food stamps.

  • Sara

    I’ve lived in AZ for almost 30 years, most of that in Maricopa County. Arpaio is an absolutely disgusting sociopath. I was unfortunate to have lived in one of his converted hotels he pushed off as apartments. He never fixed anything, drug dealers everywhere, demanded illegal rent increases and even before he was elected sheriff, he was shaking down local businesses for protection money. I’m white, republican and female without a criminal record and I would never vote for that pos. His idea of justice is guilty until proven innocent. It doesn’t matter if your brown, black, yellow, purple or other, he doesn’t give a damn about anything other than his reputation. So, for all of you who think he’s so great, come to AZ, wait till you’re arrested (it won’t take long), fed moldy bread and green bologna, held for days on end with complete disregard for procedure and denied medical attention then tell me what you think of him.

    • Joseph J. Girard

      Gee whiz Sara, why did you live in one of his apartments? Did you rent it sight unseen? You’re an idiot, and probably a criminal

      • Sara

        Well Joe, it appears you don’t read these posts completely. I don’t have a record of any kind. I wound up in that hell hole because I lost my job and was about to become homeless. I’d bet you don’t live in AZ. You’re probably just another one of those simpletons that doesn’t know what the @%^& they’re talking about and just feel like putting their irrelevant two cents in. Next time you post something, you should have something to say.

      • @Joseph

        Hypocrite. You assume all criminals are bad people. The reality is that I could follow you around for a week and pin some sort of felony on you.

        In fact, you response to Sara could be construed as a verbal assault and defamation of character, which in some states is at least a misdemeanor and could result in a felony.

        Plus, you don’t ask the fundamental question. How does crazy Joe make enough to even own apartments? Don’t you realize how corrupt our police force is? Stop drinking the kool-aid and begin realizing you life in a dream world.

        We incarcerate more people than any other nation. Have multi-billion dollar industries making money off of prison labor. There are stories of police corruption every day on the news. We are arresting people for victim-less crimes left and right now.

        Before you start making assumptions, I too am white. I am highly educated and worked within the correctional/legal system for half a decade now.

        My advice to you is to never get arrested ever. You will not win in court and you will see just how corrupt the system is. You could find yourself being a felon quite easily and then your whole perspective would change.

        Sara is right.

  • Walter77777

    Tort law seems a fairly good remedy for sheriff Joe’s excesses. Maricopa County’s insurance company raised the deductible to $5,000,000 in liability actions. A few wrongful death actions and a number of other actions in the pipeline just may get the attention of voters in Maricopa County.

    W

  • alsoran

    For people hating sheriff Joe,Maricopa County populus keep voting him in.Love the guy,need more like him.
    He’s called racist among other things.Here in NM our guv is called racist when she went after illegals getting drivers license.She is Hispanic or Mexican.
    Trying to do what the feds wont do on illegal immigration isn’t popular or easy.
    Corporate America to blame.

    • Ocean 34

      The point is the way he is going about it, if documentation is to be shown then all people should be truly checked and not just a single group of people singled out…that is discrimination! Another thing, Susana Martinez is a complete idiot! How do I know this, because I’ve had to deal with your on a few occasions back in Las Cruces, NM when she was the DA…what a cunt!

  • Ocean 34

    It is time for white people to stop living in denial, grow a pair and have an honest dialogue about what is truly happening in this country with regards to race and ethnicity. White people are raised to not talk about their white privilege, to act as though racism doesn’t exist…yes, people have caught on to your game of playing ignorant and the gig is up. It isn’t enough to live a life of privilege for you people is it? Nope, you must oppress and attempt to dominate everything around you. Times are changing and for you white people’s sake, you should start praying that karma doesn’t come around full circle and kick many of you in the @$$! Make up your minds, do you or do you not want Mexicans here? When you want someone to raise your children, wash your cars, mow your lawns, pick your fruits and vegetables, scrub your dirty toilets, etc…then you want them here. However, once you feel you no longer need their services you want them gone! Doesn’t this sound all too familiar?! You wanted work done in the days of slavery, so what did you do? You got black people to do everything for you, short of wiping your asses, and that may have even taken place. The moment people start to get comfortable and perhaps you feel as though the brunt of the work is done, you wanted slaves to “go back to Africa!” It’s the same thing, take someones land and then only want them over when you want them to clean your dirty underwear. White America, many of you are good people…but there is such a high percentage of you that are just horrible people that it becomes hard to distinguish one from the other! And yes, racism exists in all races…but no other race in the world has taken it to the level that white people have, can any of you here deny that? Please do, I wish I were wrong…I’ve never wanted to be more wrong in my life. This country has serious issues of denial, but again times are changing and all of this will come to light!

  • Angel

    I think Sheriff Joe is great! I don’t live in Arizona – I live in Texas. But, Sheriff Joe would get my vote every time he ran for an office if I did live in AZ. My husband is a retired lawman of more than 30 yrs. When racial profiling came in to existence in Texas, he quit pulling people over because of monthly reports that were so rediculous that had to be sent in to the state. And someone on the state level would have given him hell if he had too many of the nationalities that are crying the loudest. Vehicles now have tinted windows. A person can’t tell what or who is in a vehicle. The only ones screaming are the Mexicans (and Tx has plenty of those) and the blacks. So, who cares if they are polka dot. If you do the crime, you should pay the fine or do the time. Sheriff Joe needs to go to the national level and help clean up this entire country. And, by the way you might want to look up and read the “Wetback Act of 1954″. President Eisenhower did a lot to help the illegals. He had them picked up, put on ships, and sent 500 miles deep in Mexico and left them off in their own country where they belong.

    • @Angel

      Your husband probably has done so many dirty things over 30 years and you just turned your head.

      Lots of cops are dirty.

      You sound like an old bitter person that blames all the world’s problems on the less fortunate. But then again, you are a cops wife. Paranoid about everything and not realizing you are part of the problem.

      • Angel

        If you knew my husband, you would eat your words. As for the less fortunate, I could have been classified as less fortunate at one time. I was a single mother for 22 yrs. I worked hard (LEGALLY), and now own a ranch, that is free and clear of any debt. I, also, worked hard and now own property and built a new building on it in 2000. That property is on town square. I’m only about 120 miles from the border and the wetbacks come through and damage buildings and steal. They kill my animals to eat them. The animals are income for the ranch. If they are hungry, bring money with them and purchase something at the grocery store. I married my husband 12 yrs ago. And, that’s not a long time. So, no one can take credit for what I’ve done for myself – only I can take that credit. You sound like an illegal who crys a lot and wants free things that you want the legal U.S. citizens to pay for. Either that or you steal it. Why won’t the illegal aliens stay in their own country and clean it up? Laziness seems to be a trait of those wetbacks. Oh, they may work “menial jobs” here – but, if they would stay in their own country and make something of it, get an education, they and you too, would make a decent country to live in.

        • @Angel

          No, I am not an illegal. Not even close. You are taking all of this way to personal. You wrote a whole long paragraph on your own accomplishments when we weren’t even talking about your accomplishments.

          I have never stolen a thing in my life. Your suspicions are wrong, but what else can you expect from the wife of a cop. Everyone commits crimes but cops apparently. Even though every day we hear stories about dirty cops.

          You sound like a racist and have no compassion for anyone.

    • Ocean 34

      Cops stop all different types of vehicles in situations where the race of the occupant is unknown. However, once the stop is made the race of the occupant is quickly identified and racial profiling kicks in at that point. Do you realize what fuels the presence of so many Mexicans here? You lazy white people…that is right! You don’t want them here when the economy is down and out, but the moment the GDP increases and unemployment drops the first thing you white people want are Mexicans here doing your dirty work. If blacks were still slaves, you wouldn’t need Mexicans right? Am I lying? You speak of Eisenhower sending Mexicans back to Mexico, but how many times has this government given amnesty to Mexicans so that they can come to the US and clean after you and raise your children. I live in Texas also, and it’s ignorant people like you that give Texas a bad image.

      • Joseph J. Girard

        Sorry, Ocean, we don’t want them here at all. Not a single one of them. They undermine blue collar wages. How does an honest contractor compete with somone who employs illegals? I worked at Home Depot for over a year. Every morning illegal workers would be out there looking for work in the trades.

      • Angel

        If they can’t go the proper route and get the legal paperwork to work in .this country, then I don’t want them here at all. The GDP has nothing to do with it; and you know it. Since you refer to “You lazy white people…” then the assumption can only be that you are not “white”. As for dirty work, I’ve done more in my life than the average person – because I wanted to own something of my own. And, I succeeded. One other thing, if you are so against things being done legally-like entering this country legally-why don’t you run in the next election where you can legislate making crime legal?

  • Chuck

    When will they put this douchebag in jail himself

    • Norseman

      Don’t worry. That ignorant douchebag Eric Holder will be behind bars as well as these too soft on crime judges.

  • Shame on Us

    Look at all the hate we have here.
    Look at yourselves.
    So much hate.
    This man caused all this.
    And we say we are a moral nation and are under God.

    God would be so disappointed that his son died for this. We have lost our way in this nation and those of you that are holier-than-thou should put yourself in other people’s shoes because believe me, your life can change in a heart beat and you may find yourself in a position one day where you will need help.

    • Joseph J. Girard

      Hate? For enforcing the existing laws? Name another country that allows people to enter it illegally.

  • Norseman

    Sheriff Joe is upholding the law! These too soft on crime judges as well as Eric Holder are so incompetent that they need to be disbarred for being ignorant of our existing laws and looking the other way. Upholding the law is not a crime…ignoring the law is!

  • http://yahoo big fish

    Joe retire and take your pension and leave them to figure it out.

  • Joseph J. Girard

    Imagine that, a sheriff in Arizona profiling Mexican drivers who are, in many cases in this country ILLEGALLY. God Bless him for looking out for the American tazpayers

  • http://yahoo walter groux

    I wish our Sheriff had his balls!

  • Mark

    I think anyone with the brains of a 6 year old Mongolian idiot knows exactly what this clown is doing. He is targeting a specific group of individuals, and unfortunately for him, you can’t do that in America. Period. End of story.

    • http://Yahoo Greg

      yeah well you don’t stop a car load of Japanese to see if they are illegal Mexicans ??? JOE I know you personally Keep up the GOOD Fight !!!! Semper-Fi

  • http://bellsouth gcg

    Joe you are doing a good job keep up the good work .I just wish we had you in our county, the judges should be in jail themselves. Come to KY and get by with murder .and really there are more blacks then whites doing the crime

  • http://Yahoo Greg

    Let’s see we are trying to catch Mexicans that are not LEGAL Citizens ?? Lets see if I stop a White male WOW that’s not LATINO . Hmmm Guess if I stop a Latino he MIGHT be ILEGAL ??? Does it make sense to anyone that you don’t stop Chinese or White people to see if they are Illegal Mexicans .NO YOU STOP LATINOS !!!!! DARN lets get the illegals out of the country that I fought for and get some of our Veterans and Citizens to work !!!!!

  • Sidesaddle

    yes, illegals get government aid. I know, I worked w/Mexicans (legal & illegal) @ an orchard. They not only received foodstamps, but checks, WIC, help from churches, salvation army, food pantrys…… in the forms of FREE food, gas, clothes, housing, medical care, education….. Then when payday came, the “legal” worker would take his pay, his cut of the other illegals who worked for him, then pay them Then most of their pay would be sent to Mexico. They kept enough to go to cantina.

    • sieben

      Did you do your civic duty and report this ?????? I bet you sat back and did NOTHING

  • sieben

    I cant wait until the DOJ has enough evidence to put his arrogant,racist ass in jail where he belongs

  • @Welcome

    Welcome to hate filled America. A country in rapid decline and all these comments just proves it.

    Bravo America. Bravo.

    So much hate over immigrants — despite the fact that immigrants built this country and every damn person in the country is an immigrant. We stole this country from the Indians and slaughtered them. People don’t even know their damn history.

    Bravo America. Bravo

    • Winston

      Are you completely blind to what the debate is all about? It’s NOT about legal immigration, but criminal illegal immigration… illegal insurgents. Get it right and stop showing your racist ideology.

      • @Winston

        How can I be racist …. I am white. Also, I am also telling the truth. I am sorry you don’t know the history of this country. You want me to ignore the truth? Sorry, I will not do this.

        There are lots of laws in this country that are not moral and that I do not agree with. Also, here is the reality, 95% of illegal immigrants work hard, are family oriented, and do the jobs most Americans think they are too good for.

        Joe is a nut and full of hate. He seeks publicity to puff himself up. He is not a moral man.

  • native pride

    White people always get scared when they feel like their “top of the food chain” position is challenged. So funny to read these comments about how bad mexicans are and they commit all the crimes. Same with blacks, asians, indians and ect.. but the “good ol christian white man” is never committing crimes and is always the victim… blah blah blah… Shame people still think we live in the 1800’s with thier simple minded attitude. Go back to europe if you dont want to live in the U.S.

    • Winston

      That is the most hateful racial statement I’ve read in a very long time. Such hatefulness against a white people and especially “Christian white people” is straight from the pit of hell and the father of lies – Satan. America is NOT “white” as your assinine posts suggest, but God is color-blind but He does hate the evil of those who break the laws established by our non-biased Founders.

  • Winston

    The problem lies with the corrupt Justice system and the White House temporary resident which push the pseudo-rights of criminal illegal aliens OVER the rights of legal American citizens. The American justice system and many politicians are completely UPSIDE DOWN in thier erroneous view of illegal aliens and in giving them amnesty which slams the immigration laws already in place. When will real Americans get off their bu##s and push back against the corrupt few running this naiton into the ground and demand the rights of the many.

  • Mercy

    Everyone wants Mercy and Compassion given to them but so few people want to give those things to others.

    Life is short. It is so short that one day you will wake up and realize all you did was hate and make things worse for others instead of finding ways to make things better.

    The funny thing is that so many people here are being so hateful and then claiming they follow God. God isn’t a fool people. He sees what is in your heart.

  • L. Bowser

    If those who feel warm and fuzzy about giving constitutional rights to illegal aliens, why don’t you feel this way about the detainees at Gitmo, Cuba. There isn’t any difference between being taken to American soil or crossing the border ILLEGALLY. The detainees at Gitmo are not under our constitution because they are criminals. It is also a felony to enter the United States illegally. Just as it would be if you try to go to Mexico or any other sovereign nation. You will most likely be deported or jailed or both. Americans need to find a different weed to smoke or wake up from their coma. The government is brainwashing everyone to think wrong is right. Wrong is still wrong. Next they will say that marrying a goat or pedophilia is perfectly ok by constantly repeating it. Ant the public will slow grow immune to it as well and accept it to be o.k. as well. The favorite phrase of the government to use is “it is the will of the American people”. They say that even if the majority does not believe it.

  • Alan

    I see some things never change. Such as:
    1) Racism is still alive & well.
    2) The Republican party still has followers with little or no education.
    3) The GOP still wants it’s minions to be cold-hearted bigots.
    4) Money means more than a human life, for many of you haters.
    To hate or disrespect someone just because they look different than you, speaks volumes about you.

  • http://Yahoo Tyler

    Do something all you cry babies. Read all this crap and laugh as I do bc that’s all you can do is read this stuff and laugh at all you idiots wasting your time like what you say matters. It’s life. It sucks for some, better for others but your words don’t mean a thing. Everyone has an idea or opinion but not one if you will get up tomorrow w an agenda. Get use to talking about what you’d do if….bc that’s all these post are good for.

  • Bill Rayburn

    To all who think Sheriff Joe is such a bargain what about the less than legal way he goes about enforcing his beliefs? What about anyone who opposes him getting investigated by his office or arrested? Like the counsel members or the seated Judge. He gave it his all to bring illegal investigations against them to try and destroy them if possible. And to the extent that the prosecuting attorney and his minion were disbarred for less than ethical behavior in all that. He certainly doesn’t sound like the harmless 81 year old just trying to do his job when you read all that, he sound more like Hitler.