Thursday, March 12, 2009

Democrats investigate sheriff... for enforcing the law.

You American types will want to perk right up about this one.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona following requests by congressional Democrats and allegations by liberal activists that the department has violated the civil rights of illegal aliens.
Ok, down to business, "congressional Democrats means these guys:  Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), and Robert Scott (D-Va.) Liberal activists means  National Day Laborer Organizer Network and ACORN.  This is why ACORN needed all that money they got in the Porkulus Maximus bill, to harass cops for doing their jobs.

Here's what's been done in Maricopa County, which is basically Phoenix area.  Emphasis mine.

Concerning the DOJ's investigation, Arpaio told  "I will not back down. What I am doing is upholding the laws of the state of Arizona, and I will not be persuaded to turn my back on my oath of office as sheriff of this county."

In an August 2008 press release, Arpaio's office detailed those results.

"While the Sheriff's illegal immigration and human smuggling operations conducted on the streets and roadways here have netted nearly 2,300 arrests, another very successful effort to locate illegal aliens has been quietly happening inside Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails," the release said.

It continues: "Despite the growing criticism of the Sheriff's illegal immigration fight by some valley politicians and activists, Sheriff Arpaio says 60 detention officers trained by ICE officials have conducted over 106,000 interviews and investigations of inmates booked into jail since April of 2007.

"In those 18 months, 16,000 inmates were determined to be illegal aliens. Either they have already been deported or will be deported after being tried and/or serving their sentences for crimes committed in the valley. The work being done be Arpaio's detention staff is a likely contributor to the recent reduction in crime in the valley," the press release added.

"That number of 16,000 represents a full one-third (1/3) of all inmates in the United States who have had holds placed on them after being identified by jail or prison officials as illegal aliens."

The press release goes on to say that 20 percent of inmates in the Maricopa County Jail are illegal aliens and that of those, 2,000 illegal aliens - 70 percent - were arrested for felony crimes.

Let me make clear at this time that Sheriff Joe and the boys did not arrest 16,000 illegals off the street.  They found that 16,000 people who were arrested for doing a variety of crimes were also illegal immigrants.  The number of people arrested off the street for being illegally in the USA was 2,300.  That's just in the last year and a half.

My friends, bottom line here is the crime rate for the state of Arizona could be cut by 20% just by closing the border to illegals. Not to mention the costs incurred by cops, courts and social services.  As in, by building a fence and encouraging the Minutemen to sit in their lawn chairs on hilltops, calling in the fence jumpers for free.

The fine men and women of the Democrat Party do not want that.  They want these people to stay in your country, to keep committing crimes and keep  collecting social services paid for by your tax dollars. This is the only conclusion I can come to.

You might want to have a word with your congress critters about this.  Today, I think.

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