Gruppenführer Josef Arpaio of Arizona has prided himself on his long record of treating brown, non-Aryan people like dirt. He has kept his ugly much in the media forever, promoting his equally ugly policies. In Arizona, where Nazis are as common as cactus stands, that policy has been pretty popular.

Unfortunately for the Gruppenführer, however, we have this thing called a Federal Constitution. And that Constitution has this thing called an Amendment. Specifically, the 14th Amendment, which says that the Gruppenführer isn’t allowed to persecute non-Aryans just because they’re non-Aryans. For years now, I’ve wondered why someone didn’t take the time to actually try to enforce that Constitution.

At long last, it appears my wait is over. The Gruppenführer is finally receiving the Federal smackdown he’s been deserving of for so long.

Damn. First Nazi leader Russell Pearce got tossed out on his ass, and now the Gruppenführer is being stripped of his authoritah. It’s a pretty damned Merry Christmas in Arizona-especially if you’re not white.

 

A federal judge on Friday barred high profile Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio from detaining people simply for being in the country illegally, in a ruling that faulted the local lawman for enforcing federal immigration law.
The 40-page written opinion by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow came on the same day he issued legal sanctions against Arpaio over destroyed documents.

The decisions come as a further blow for the controversial sheriff, who already has faced rebukes from the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

Both rulings by Snow stemmed from a 2007 civil lawsuit against Arpaio and his agency, which accuses his officers of racial profiling of Latinos in traffic stops the judge found were conducted as immigration sweeps.

The judge also said officers with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department (MCSO), which covers Phoenix and surrounding areas, circulated emails that “compared Mexicans to dogs” and portrayed them “as drunks.”

“Local law enforcement agencies, such as MCSO, may not enforce civil federal immigration law,” Snow said in his written opinion.

He added that the sheriff’s agency was “hereby enjoined” from detaining “any person based only on knowledge or reasonable belief, without more, that the person is unlawfully present within the United States.”

In his ruling, Snow also granted a request by plaintiffs to certify the lawsuit as a class action.

He defined the class action as encompassing all Latinos “stopped, detained, questioned or searched” by Arpaio’s officers “while driving or sitting in a vehicle” on roads or parking areas in Maricopa County.
Snow also cited the admitted destruction of emails and patrol records by Arpaio’s office related to the case. He noted the sheriff’s agency never contested those documents were shredded rather than lost.
Further proceedings in the case are expected to be decided by Snow rather than a jury because the plaintiffs have not requested a jury trial.

 

 

 

 

It’s weird….. Nazis always carefully document their pogroms. That’s how so many of them found themselves in the dock at Nuremburg. One wonders why they do it. Is it some compulsion to destroy themselves, or is it so they’ll have the docs and photographs later, to look at with pride when they tell their grandchildren about the “good old days?”

I’m guessing the latter is the correct answer, since I have never seen much evidence of humanity in Arpaio.

 

 

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