Thursday, April 05, 2012

Obama Continues Bullying Sheriff Joe, Negotiations With InJustice Dept. Called Off

The Supreme Court, Paul Ryan, and Maricopa County AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio...all under attack by Obama, who acts more and more like a banana republic dictator than the President of the United States (CSMonitor).

The Justice Department has called off negotiations with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office over accusations of racial discrimination, a move that paves the way for a showdown in court.

The point of contention is that Sheriff Joe Arpaio refused to accept an independent monitor in his office, something the Justice Department calls “a key, non-negotiable requirement of a settlement,” that was made clear from the onset.

“We believe that you are wasting time and not negotiating in good faith,” Roy Austin, deputy assistant attorney general, states in a letter to Mr. Arpaio's attorneys. “Your tactics have required DOJ to squander valuable time and resources.”

The sheriff denies he already had agreed to the court-appointed monitor. Such a monitor, he says, would usurp his authority as part of the Obama administration's goal to take control.

“I am the constitutionally and legitimately elected sheriff, and I absolutely refuse to surrender my responsibility to the federal government,” Arpaio said Tuesday, adding that he is ready for a legal battle.

Negotiations were scheduled to begin Wednesday, nearly four months since the Justice Department released a scathing report against Arpaio. A three-year civil rights investigation concluded that his office practiced systematic discrimination against Hispanics. In his letter, Mr. Austin wrote that since the findings, his department has uncovered information about his office's “failure to reasonably investigate sex crimes.”

Arpaio, who became sheriff in 1993, calls the federal government's allegations “a political witch hunt.”

Which is what it is.


Montana said...

Mitt Romney’s Mexican father, hmmmmm…….Are the simple minded “BIRTHERS”, going to ask Romney for his birth certificate? We all know this was never about a birth certificate, if it was then these same people would be asking Romney for his. It’s about small minded people who hate African Americans and do not have the brains to review a President’s policy so they make something up.

Lets be clear none of you dullards have won a case in the “U.S. Courts”, maybe in your simple minds (if you have any) but not in our “U.S. Courts”, so unless Birthers/ teabaggers, whatever you want to be called, win a court case, we will continue to see as dullards, liars or racist or maybe all three. Deal with that baby!

June said...

Mitt is the original anchor baby!