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Judge: Ariz. sheriff's office profiles Latinos

Published: Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 9:21 p.m.

PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys say an appeal is planned after a federal judge ruled that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically racially profiled Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols.

The decision today by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow marks the first finding by a court that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office racially profiles people.

It also backs up allegations made by critics that Arpaio's officers rely on race in their immigration enforcement.

Judge Snow also ruled Arpaio's deputies unreasonably prolonged the detentions of people who were pulled over.

A small group of Latinos alleged deputies pulled over some vehicles only to make immigration status checks.

Arpaio's lead attorney Tim Casey says the sheriff's office "has never used race and will never use race in its law-enforcement decisions" and an appeal of Judge Snow's ruling will come "in the next 30 days."


1redeye1(5612 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Just another bleeding heart liberal as a judge. Last time I checked most illegals are latinos . So this doesn't make one bit of sense to me.

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2NoBS(2758 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Oh, heavens!!! He "systematically racially profiled Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols." - who do they think was entering the country illegally across the Arizona/Mexico border? The Irish?

This political correctness nonsense has got to stop!

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3thinkthentalk(310 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Are the taxpayers of Maricopa county still paying Arpaio's office to investigate a certain Hawaiian birth certificate?

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