Skip to comments.ARPAIO TO DOJ: “I WILL NOT SURRENDER MY OFFICE TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT”
Posted on 04/03/2012 3:57:56 PM PDT by Nachum
DOJ TO SHERIFF ARPAIO: MONITOR ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY
ARPAIO TO DOJ: I WILL NOT SURRENDER MY OFFICE TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
(Phoenix, AZ) A series of meetings between representatives for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the U.S. Department of Justice were slated to begin tomorrow to discuss ways to resolve allegations of racial profiling by Sheriffs employees.
But hours before the first meeting, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roy Austin of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division called Arpaios attorneys with an ultimatum. Austin stated that it was absolutely mandatory for the Sheriffs Office to agree to have an outside monitor otherwise there is no reason for further meetings.
Appointment of an outside monitor essentially usurps the powers and duties of an elected Sheriff and transfers them to a person or group of persons selected by the federal government. Every policy decision, every operation, every new program in the jails and in enforcement, virtually everything would have to be approved by the monitor, nullifying the authority of the elected Sheriff and eviscerating the will of the citizens of Maricopa County.
I am the constitutionally and legitimately elected Sheriff and I absolutely refuse to surrender my responsibility to the federal government. And so to the Obama administration, who is attempting to strong arm me into submission only for its political gain, I say, This will not happen, not on my watch!
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I am thinking the worst of this development. And I am sure that many of you are thinking the same thing. If the feds are ready to order an elected sheriff to relinquish his post, then it seems to me that "plans" are farther along than we think. It almost seems like a green light for other elements of societal unrest to begin.
God, I love this man. I was in Phoenix last week but did not have time to find his office. Next trip our there, I’m making a special point to visit him and shake his hand.
They’re not ordering him to relinquish his office.
Back down,feds. There is no need for further meetings.
The current regime doesn’t realize that the USA is made up of sovereign states. But then, when you have a clown in office that doesn’t know the Constitution even though he taught it ....
Fort Sumter (1861) = Maricopa County (2012) ?
STAND TALL SHERIFF JOE...
They A R E getting desperate : )
To borrow a phrase from Algore, and use it where it is actually true, there is no controlling legal authority. The DoJ has no Constitutional authority to oversee a county sheriff’s office’s business.
“The DoJ has no Constitutional authority to oversee a county sheriffs offices business.”
Well, if we are going to talk about the magnificent, limited government PROSCRIBED poswers of our Constitution, we need to roll back to a better United States of at least 100 years ago.
Joe and Reagan are the two people I suspect that clank when they walk!
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