Judge Orders Arpaio Into Training to Stop Racial Profiling

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.

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  • reddiaperbaby1942

    Well it’s ABOUT TIME! I’m amazed it took this long, and no-one did anything about this guy.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    HOW ELSE IS HE SUPPOSED TO CATCH THE EYE-LEGALS IF HE DOESNT “HARASS” EVERYONE WHO MATCHES THE DESCRIPTION?!! PROPER INVESTIGATION?!!! COME ON!!

  • marcus

    Hey! What is this country coming to when DWB is not considered a legitimate stop and grounds for a cavity search?!

    Thanks Liberals!

  • colnago80

    It’s all very well to beat up on Arpaio, who is a horse’s ass. Far more serious is the fact that this putz keeps getting reelected by the brain-dead voters in that jurisdiction.

  • moarscienceplz

    Hold him in contempt and throw him in his own jails to eat rotten food.

    Throw him into his own tent city and let him bake to death.

  • petemoulton

    colnago80: we aren’t all brain-dead, but we’re outnumbered by the lily-white retirees in Sun City who’re terrified of Latinos. Makes me wonder WTF they expected when they came here.

  • tsig

    Yo’all expect him to enforce the law and abide by it at the same time? Ol’ Joe is the law.

  • blf

    Makes me wonder WTF they expected when they came here.

    To stop suffering from allergic reactions to the pollen of all the water-hungry alien(-to-the-region) plants they brought with them when they moved.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730511544 billdaniels

    I have come to believe, after years of experience with “sensitivity-type” training is that those who need it never understand it and those who do understand it never needed it in the first place.

  • marcus

    @9 My thoughts as well, especially with someone like Ol’ Joe whose head is so far up his ass he can see his own appendix. However the fact that it’s going to annoy the shit out of him is worth something, not to mention that his perfidy has now been documented (again).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730511544 billdaniels

    @10. I agree completely. I bet he makes a total ass of himself during the sessions, although he is already a total ass.