kpho out of Phoenix reported:
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says a scathing U.S. Justice Department report about his office’s law enforcement tactics marks what he calls “a sad day for America as a whole.” The Justice Department on Thursday found that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged citizen complaints.
The AP reported:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he is the victim of a politically motivated attack by the Obama administration. That after the Justice Dept. issued a report saying Arpaio’s office has carried out a blatant pattern of discrimination against Latinos.
Arpaio held a press confernce, Thursday, to respond to the DOJs actions, which include the cancelation of their 287G agreement. Arpaio says that means law enforcement in AZ will no longer able to check the immigration status of criminal offenders brought to their jails.minal offenders brought to their jails.
A clearly bitter Aroaio concluded dryly: “President Obama and his band of merry men may as well erect a pink neon sign at the AZ/ Mexico border that says, “Welcome all illegals to your United States, Our home is your home.”
This Justice Department is out of control.
Via: HotAirPundit on a tip from Brian B.