Fascist Maricipa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lost many court cases over his authoritarian and racist tactics but has learned absolutely nothing. Now a federal judge has ordered him to undergo a training program on how to avoid racial profiling. Not that he he will ever actually do that, of course.
A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday ordered a controversial Arizona sheriff to undergo the same training as his deputies to prevent racial profiling and unlawful detention in the wake of the lawman’s recent comments.
U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow criticized sheriff Joe Arpaio during a hearing in Phoenix for telling a reporter he would have no problem conducting an immigration sweep like one performed in the town of Guadalupe in 2008, which was later declared unconstitutional.
The judge ruled in May 2013 that Arpaio, who bills himself as “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” violated the rights of Latino drivers with his crackdown on illegal immigration and ordered him to stop using race as a factor in law enforcement decisions.Snow said Arpaio’s recent comments undermined his office’s efforts to comply with the ruling.
But his office isn’t going to comply with the ruling. At best, they’ll try to pretend that they’re complying with it.
Plaintiff’s attorney and director of the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project, Cecillia Wang, said Arpaio should be held in contempt if his behavior continues.
“He needs to know that there will be consequences for his actions,” Wang said after the hearing.
That’s the only thing that might change his behavior. Hold him in contempt and throw him in his own jails to eat rotten food.