Sheriff Joe Arpaio vindicated — again

Federal judge finds no evidence of racial profiling, negligence or abuse

The local left-leaning dispensaries of news have made an art form of brutalizing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  He is relentlessly hammered, often in daily front page journalistic jujitsu masquerading as legitimate news reports. Preposterous editorials collude with columnists and cartoon endeavors against him.  Gannett, the same parent company, owns the state’s largest newspaper, and a local television network operation, whose sole purpose on many days is to act in concert as foul twins, feeding off of one another in their pursuit of the sheriff — a man of integrity and commitment to enforcing the law. Regardless of the efforts to marginalize him by the open borders, amnesty proponents, Arpaio continues to do the job he has repeatedly been elected to do, sometimes even using a good dose of humor to get his point across.

Yesterday’s newspaper carried another report — relegated to the second section, below the fold. But his one vindicated Joe Arpaio of yet another baseless claim against him — that of discrimination. U.S. District Judge Stephen McNamee dismissed a lawsuit against Arpaio in conjunction with one of his law enforcement workplace sweeps.

In dismissing the lawsuit Alvarez v. Arpaio, the federal judge concluded neither Arpaio, the Sheriff’s Office nor county administrators knew of, participated in or authorized any unconstitutional conduct during the 2009 worksite enforcement sweep upon which the lawsuit was based. The illegal alien employees arrested were suspected of identity theft and fraud.

The basis of the claim and Judge McNamee’s ruling centered on facts specific to a woman’s detention and arrest on charges of document forgery, identity theft and being in the country illegally, when apprehended during a workplace raid at Handyman Maintenance Inc., a landscaping company.

Judge McNamee found that “Plaintiff has presented no evidence that any relevant MCSO policy, pattern, or practice had a discriminatory effect and was motivated by a discriminatory purpose.”

In a statement, Sheriff Arpaio said, “Document forgery and identity theft are not victimless crimes. The fact that such crimes may be committed by illegal aliens in Maricopa Countywill not stop me from properly enforcing the law. I am very pleased that the federal court recognized that my deputies follow the Constitution to its letter and spirit when they enforce Arizona law.”

To which Maricopa County citizens can cheerfully add, “Bravo!”

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10 Responses to Sheriff Joe Arpaio vindicated — again

  1. Jane says:

    Not just a win for Arpaio!!!!!!

  2. East Valley Voter says:

    Thanks for this fine post about a fine man. Too bad it’s necessary to have to keep reminding some of the decency of Joe Arpaio, but it’s important to counter the negative hits from the left. At least Judge McNamee gets it. He has my gratitude.

  3. Seen It All says:

    Since 1992 the people of Maricopa Country have returned Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the leadership post of the Maricopa County Sheriff”s Office for an unprecedented five 4-year terms. Sheriff Luther “Cal” Boies was a longtime elected sheriff, serving from 1946 – 1968, but when he was sheriff, the terms were only two years.

    We are very fortunate to have Joe Arpaio in this position. i wish him good health and length of days.

  4. Seen It All says:

    PS I join East Valley Voter in expressing gratitude to Judge McNamee.

  5. Kathy says:

    Go Joe!!! The truth will prevail.

  6. garvan says:

    I wonder if Sheriff Joe could win Jon Kyl’s seat?

  7. Brandy Baron says:

    We need Joe right where he’s at, garvan! He has more power as sheriff to be effective at ridding us of this illegal alien plague than he would as as a senator. (Just make sure that Flake doesn’t get Kyl’s seat!)
    Thank you judge McNamee! GO JOE!!!!

  8. Robin Hopper says:

    You GO Joe! ______,,;0;,,______

  9. steve says:

    I donated to the fund to re-elect sheriff joe and I don’t even live in Arizona,but he’s the man.

    • Night Owl says:

      Welcome to our dialogue here, Steve. We are a good group of mostly conservatives, Republicans, some tea partiers and supporters of American freedom and the US Constitution. Once in a while others straggle in to make us think. My best guess is we all admire Sheriff Joe Arpaio and consider ourselves fortunate to have him working on our behalf here in Maricopa County. Thanks for supporting this good man.