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Protest Against Sheriff Joe Turns Violent

Protest Against Sheriff Joe Turns Violent

The AP via YellowBrix

January 18, 2010

“Most regrettably, a nearby 2-year-old child was hit by some of the pepper spray,” said Hill, adding that the Phoenix Fire Department was called to the scene to treat the girl. “I am told she was released and was expected to be OK.”

No one else was seriously injured, he said.

Phoenix police said Saturday night that five people were arrested during the protest and taken to Maricopa County Jail. Four were booked on suspicion of aggravated assault on police. The other faces disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Though the scene of the disturbance was cleared within minutes, the aftermath was chaotic. Protesters yelled obscenities at police officers in riot gear. One officer shook his pepper spray canister as he ordered people to keep moving. One protester wore goggles, and several others wrapped bandanas around their mouths.

Critics have accused deputies working in Arpaio’s immigration efforts of racial profiling, which the sheriff denies. He says his deputies approach people when they have probable cause to believe they had committed crimes.

Ten months ago, Arpaio learned he was under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for alleged discrimination and unconstitutional searches. He says the investigation was prompted by his immigration efforts, although federal authorities haven’t provided details.

Since early 2008, Arpaio has run 13 immigration and crimes sweeps involving officers who flood a section of a city – in some cases heavily Latino areas – to seek out traffic violators and arrest other violators.

Arpaio’s power to make federal immigration arrests was stripped away three months ago by officials in Washington, but he continues his immigration efforts through the enforcement of two state laws.

A federal grand jury also is investigating Arpaio and his office on allegations of abusing his powers.

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    wolfhoundcop

    about 4 years ago

    18 Comments

    Although I don't agree with all of Joe's tactics, I applaud him noone the less for at least doing something. The FEDS don't like it, then they need to get their ass in gear and do something themselves. This passing the blame game by the FEDS gets pretty tiring.So FEDS, "PUT UP OR SHUT UP". As for p7196, take a chill pill, the "so called idiots" have the same rights under the constitution as you. Attacking our fellow citizens diminishes your point. Remember, many Americans (Republicans) voted for Obama, but do you think they would admit it....Noooooooo....lol
    The beef you have is with the "federal handling" with immigration laws, so write your senator and congressman. Quit attacking Americans.

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    kevin0906

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    no joe is the best in az

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    p7196

    about 4 years ago

    72 Comments

    Yeah Joe Must Go! Go get more of the "illegal aliens" off the streets and out of our country. If you want to come here first off learn our damn language. Then come here the legal way. To the bleeding heart liberal ba$tards, why don't you go to the other countries and see if they will learn our language to appease you. You idiots want to give these people rights that only AMERICANS deserve. Don't give me the ole' america is made up of people from other countries either. They came here legally. They learned the language, they support us and they totally became AMERICANS the legal way. So you trolls can go screw yourselves.

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    PDPATCHES

    about 4 years ago

    68 Comments

    J1SD ---- Another example of one who does not fill out their profile. Another Troll!

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    PDPATCHES

    about 4 years ago

    68 Comments

    It is very interesting that almost all the ones who post bleeding heart liberal crap fail to fill out their profile and do not reveal their position in law enforcement, the department they work for, their acomplishments etc., etc., etc. These same individuals do not post that information because they are NOT cops and probably never will be. They know if they post their complete profile the gig is up. Well we know you are not cops so please go to some liberal crap website to spew your crap and leave our site. I for one say you are not welcome here. I earned the right to say that.

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    tx5_O_2008

    about 4 years ago

    22 Comments

    If your against Sheriff Joe then I'm against you! I wish we had someone like Sheriff Joe around here, and the chief of I believe... Conroe. We need one of those here too. I would love to work for one of them two.
    Sucure Texas lmbo!

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    LAWMANTUKES

    about 4 years ago

    6950 Comments

    And the same goes for "Dad8" and any other troll that has crapp..!!..to spew....!!

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    LAWMANTUKES

    about 4 years ago

    6950 Comments

    "J1SD" Let me remind you of a very important point..!! First of all, I don't know if you are here to just spew a lot of "Liberal Bias Bull$hit. Or if you are here to attempt to push the buttons of me and my fellow warriors of the badge. But what ever reason that you feel the erge to sound off your far left, american civil liberties, global warming believing in, save the polar bear, socialist, stimulus package, big government, politcal correctness, CNN watching, conspiracy theory opinionated a$$ BULL$hit..!!! Well let me tell you that it is because of the men and women in uniform that go to work every day and place their lives on the line to protect our way of life. True..!! I don't know for sure if you are some flip flop wearing, anti military, anti law enforcement a$$hole, who does nothing but sit back and blame George W Bush for every thing from the economy to the recent earthquake in Hati. But if you are all or any of the above, then you need to crawl back under your far left liberal rock, and find another web site to spitt out your crapp..!!! Because here in this forum, we that have worn and we that continue to wear the uniforms of our military and law enforcement agencies, will always stand united against all that you and your kind represents...!! AS a matter of pure fact, It is because of men and women like us and Sheriff Joe Arpaio that have served this great and honorable nation, through both peacetime and through many battles, some long forgotten in far away places for the protection of our constitution and freedoms that you and many like you seem to take for granted, it is because of what we have contributed, some with the ultimate sacrifice for the protection of our nation, that allows moronic statements like yours to be posted.......

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    J1SD

    about 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    It's very easy for every person born in this country whose family has been here for generations to say comments like the ones I've read. The truth is that these illegal immigrants are here to work and give their families a better life. They're fleeing from the injustices that they all face in their countries. All of the corruption in the central and south American continents has forced them to look else where. God formed this great nation with HIS hands. This nation belongs to no one but Him. And remember that everyone in this great nation is a descendant of an immigrant. Whether it be from Europe, Africa, Asia, Central or South America no one is a pure American. I agree that some of these people that do come are criminals, but the great majority are not. Why keep everything to ourselves?? Why not give a help those who need a big help?

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    LAWMANTUKES

    about 4 years ago

    6950 Comments

    "PDPATCHES" You are the man..!! Keep up the good work..!!

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    securetexas

    about 4 years ago

    1038 Comments

    All they got was pepper spray, sorry you go after my horse your a gonna get stomped. [by the horse] Oh thats not politicly correct, My 16.5 hand Quarter Horse does not agree w/ some of the currant policies set forth by the liberal politicians... Keep going Sheriff Joe, This is our country, We need to take a stand for it... To many have GIVEN ALL they had to protect our rights, we need to honor that. Come to this country, but do it right... {ok, ok getting off my soap box...}

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    Jimvg

    about 4 years ago

    440 Comments

    They just don't seem to comprehend the meaning of ILLEGAL Alien. As John Wayne said in "True Grit", "The rat catcher is too tough on the rats."

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    Silent_Observer

    about 4 years ago

    446 Comments

    If illegal immigrants were anything but spineless cowards looking to rob others for a living by leeching off welfare, they would stay in their own countries and make things better there. Countless people fought and died to make this nation great and those criminals need to go back to their own countries and either do the same or live with the consequences of living a cowardly life.

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    Coop505

    about 4 years ago

    20 Comments

    I though they were trying to stop illegal immigration? This guy does his job and the feds try to stop him. Another unfulfilled, empty promise from the great hypocrite in chief.

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    Moniquekelly

    about 4 years ago

    46 Comments

    I agree with Norsehero. If you wish to come to the United States and to give your family a better life, you should do so legally. Doing so illegally is a slap in the face to all of the good people who waited their turn to come here and did things the legal way. Nothing in life worth having comes easy. If it did, no one would appreciate it. That's why all of the immigrants who came to this country the proper way love it so much and treasure it. If it had been easy, they probably wouldn't be as loyal as they are now. I think that Sheriff Joe is a very brave man. He often does the things that a lot of other people are afraid to do, because it may not be politically correct at the time. That takes courage, and he has loads of it. Even if someone doesn't agree with everything Sheriff Joe does, at least they can't say he is a mindless robot. The man sticks to his beliefs and does what he thinks is right. Not enough people these days are willing to do that.

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