I think that you should know the whole story before critisizing. The mora kid only told what he wanted to say. But i guess thats ok for him to do that and lie about it.
By Amy Silverman
By Olivia LaVecchia
By Monica Alonzo and Stephen Lemons
By Chris Parker
By Michael Lacey
By Weston Phippen
I hate bullies, and I hate dumb rednecks, and I particularly despise redneck bullies who go on to become cops.
So I think you can guess what I think about Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Joe Sousa, a vein-popping hick from Rhode Island, infamous for telling elected politicians and critics of his boss Sheriff Joe Arpaio, "Shut up!" during a deputies' press conference, where he and other MCSO brown-shirts vented their spleens.
Sousa is the head of the sheriff's human-smuggling unit, a brigade of pseudo-badasses who pride themselves on raiding Pei Weis, McDonald's, and Sizzlers to arrest harmless dishwashers and potato-peelers.
Interestingly, that unit, which also engages in racial profiling via Sheriff Joe's Hispanic-hunting sweeps, just happens to be one of the MCSO's pet projects that have been funded via the $100 million the Sheriff's Office pilfered from two protected county funds, funds that now will have to be paid back ("Gang of Thieves," April 21).
Also, in a sworn affidavit submitted to the court in the ongoing racial-profiling lawsuit Melendres v. Arpaio, Sousa admitted that evidence sought by the plaintiffs — "stat sheets" with records of who was stopped on immigration sweeps and why — were "discarded" by the MCSO ("Arpaio's Deputies Admit Destroying Evidence," November 21, 2009).
On numerous occasions, Sousa has publicly declared that the MCSO does not racially profile individuals, though the evidence tells a different story.
"We only stop vehicles for traffic infractions that violate state law," Sousa claimed at a 2009 press conference. "Period. That's our only intent" ("We Don't Need No Stinking Badges!" October 23).
Sousa also whined at the same press event about the federal government's nixing the MCSO's 287(g) street authority, which allowed Arpaio's deputy dawgs to act as immigration agents in the field. The MCSO crybabies on Sousa's squad placed their federal badges in a big punch bowl for all the world to see.
"The feds screwed us in Washington!" this buffoon from back east, the nasal-toned nudnik, exclaimed at one point during the presser. "Do we have to bleep that out? Is 'screwed' okay?"
Arpaio sure knows how to pick 'em, don't he?
In any case, I was pleased to see this idgit get his face slapped in federal court recently, right along with his jefe, Sheriff Joe, in the case of Julio and Julian Mora.
The Moras were caught up in one of the anti-immigrant raids Sousa the Oaf supervised in February 2009, that of county contractor Handyman Maintenance Inc.
Julian Mora, 66, and his son Julio, 19, had been driving toward HMI in Phoenix when two MCSO SUVs cut them off 100 yards from the business where the elder Mora worked.
MCSO deputies zip-tied both men, transported them to the worksite and made them wait for three hours, without food or water.
The zip-ties on Julio's wrists were so tight they left marks. At one point, Julian, a diabetic, needed to relieve himself. His requests and his son's, on his dad's behalf, were ignored until the elder Mora finally told deputies he was about to wet himself.
A deputy took Mora to the parking lot, where he was made to urinate next to a car.
When nature called on the younger Mora, MCSO goons escorted him to the lavatory but refused to undo the zip tie. Handcuffed in front, as he struggled to unzip his pants, Sousa's bullyboys laughed at Mora, asking, "What's the matter, you can't find it?"
If the Moras had been in the country illegally, such treatment, though wrong, would likely be considered par for the course.
But the Moras are not undocumented. Far from it. The elder Mora is a legal permanent resident. His son is an American citizen.
Following this ordeal, Julio Mora testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, which was holding hearings on Arpaio's 287(g) agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It was the first time Mora had visited another part of the United States ("He Never Flinched," December 3, 2009).
He told the congressmen what had happened to him and his father, acquitting himself admirably under the media spotlight.
Nativist Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, grilled Mora after his testimony, suggesting that his father should have informed on those co-workers he suspected of being illegal.
In an asinine stunt, King asked Mora what he would say to the father of a daughter killed by an undocumented drunk driver, a father who had come to testify that day in favor of the 287(g) program.
Mora, a class act, told the man he was sorry for his loss. He then explained to King that he wanted police to enforce the law, but "be smart about it."
In his earnestness and honesty, Mora undermined King, who had been intent on playing the bully that day.
Come May, the Moras, with the assistance of their attorneys, filed a notice of claim with Maricopa County, asking for $200,000 each for their treatment at the hands of MCSO thugs.
Then in August, the American Civil Liberties Union brought a lawsuit in federal court on the Mora's behalf, claiming the violation of the Moras' rights under the U.S. Constitution as well as charging the MCSO with racial profiling: treating the Moras shabbily because of the color of their skin, the Spanish spoken by the elder Mora, and the tejana cowboy hat he usually wears ("ACLU and Moras Sue Sheriff Joe," August 19, 2009).
I think that you should know the whole story before critisizing. The mora kid only told what he wanted to say. But i guess thats ok for him to do that and lie about it.
Is this law Racist? Does it specify brown people?Are the people who agree with this law racist?Are those who want this law enforced racist?The law says nothing of little "brown" people but it explains what is illegal entry. It's not very hard to understand. Why is this law "broken"? Why can it be selectively ignored?Illegal alien includes all people who entered illegally, could be Croation, Russian, Chinese, Irish, Canadians and yes even Mexicans. No one single race or people is referenced in the law. Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who:Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime.Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense. The language is pretty clear to me.
All Illegal aliens should be allowed to apply for work permits but only while they are outside the United States in their home countries. This type of program (guest workers) has worked very well for many years in economically successful places such as Switzerland, Singapore to name a few. Once their work visa expires they must immediately leave the country. If the females become prgnant, they are immediately returned to their home country. commit any violation of ANY law (even "J" walking) and they are deported. If they attempt to re-enter the US illegaly, they are automatically placed on a list of permanently banned from entry into the US. Are you with us?Just enforce the Immigration Laws and treat all people who want to enter the US fairly. Don't show preference to those that entered illegally. Justice for all?
Is this law Racist? Are the people who agree with this law racist? Are those who want this law enforced racist?Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who:
Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or
Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or
Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime.
Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense.
Tangled web has tangled jeane into his web of idiocy. moronic comments like their's in defense of a pig are what let pigs like joe get away with this kind of behavior in the first place. Pathetic.
I have an idea. Instead of the illigals getting free medical, free food and free living being paid for by those of us who woirk, why don't you at the ACLU pay for them. That would cut our defficet.
well we need another victory like this against arpaio and the city and even the state of arizona, i am dealing with actions by these agencies and their resources in the community including local church members, and even FACEBOOK is being used to harass me, by joe arpaio's personnel and these others, have you ever wondered, why people with authority such as joe arpaio, and the city personnel, and why they think they are so high and mighty, well today they are finding out, THEY ARE NOTHING.....its bad when the corporate central intelligence agency, pays them a visit, and says, "WE HAVE POWER AND OPERATIONS TO REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICES AND THE CORRUPTION WILL BE REMOVED BY US", seeing that all the persons of the local agencies, have forgotten their aoths, they will pay the price as a whole...the consittution is in place for a reason, for us as american citizens, to prosper and to live our lives, what we own the government cannot touch, what the government has taken from me, and so many others, will be taken back from those who are stealing from us, the officers invovled will be fired, replacements found will be trained better than they are now, and will respect the federal constitutional rights, the federal laws override anything any state law establishes, and elected officials powers should and will be restrained for the safety and preservation of our constitutional rights, finding of fedral agency members who have turned blind eye to these actions, finding the truth about arpaio adn his corruption his fraud his extoriton blackmail illegal surveilance illegal seizures, and of course his embezzlment that he has (not_) gotten away with..
society needs to stand up and fight the injustice, and violaitons of persons lives and rights "WE THE PEOPLE", not hey joe,.......
and threats against my attorneys and harassments interfering with my interactions with my own attorneys, joe arpaio and city of phoenix tried to set up mediations, that would make me have to go through one of them to talk to my attorneys ILLEGAL UNCONSTITUTIONAL and they found out that this matter would cause me to file additional charges, when they attacked me for filing lawsuits against them, and not only for civil constitutional and human rights violations, but when i was threatened by one of joe arpaios SRT captains, or whatever you call them, peopel with no necks, GOONS, and city personnel who have threatened me on my own properties forces me to file suits----for which then they harass and have attacked me for doing so, they said they would break me, WELL THEY DID NOT, THEY COULD NOT, THEY WILL NOT, what they did do, was, embezzled money from my businesses, they stole from me, illegal seizures, and even physically attacked me......
THEY HAVE NO CONCEPT OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO THEMSELVES, I HAVE PROVEN THE EMBEZZLMENT FRAUD ILLEGAL SEIZURES, AND THE FUCKED UP GAMES THEY ARE ATTEMTPING TO PLAY WITH MY POSSESSIONS BUSINESSES, AND MY LIFE......
I WAS TOLD, ------ STOP US THEN-------- AND YOU KNOW WHAT, ASK THE PIECE OF SHIT WITH THE HOLE IN HIS FUCKING CHEST FOR TRYING TO ROB ME, IF I AM PLAYING GAMES WITH THESE STUPID FUCKS OR NOT.....
Shortly after The Phoenix New Times revealed that Global Warming is in fact the fault of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, they also reported that he advised Sadam Hussein during the Gulf War, and was instrumental in causing the levees to break in New Orleans.
Where would we be without this quality of reporting (hint - we'd be better informed of other local news).
What do you expect when you have a jerk like Stephen lemons writing the article.He makes PHIL GORDON seem like a choir boy.
It figures the best you can do is answer with a logical fallacy. It just goes to show how unreasonable you are when confronted with facts and evidence that chip away at your closely held beliefs.
I'm so very glad that someone finally stepped up to the plate and gave this Joe Arpaio guy just what he deserves for being a bigot though this isn't nothing to what he and his followers deserve for picking on these "Human Beings" if though they were Animals. I'm a proud Human Rights Advocate and I back the ACLU in this 100 and 10%. This world can not and will not continue to function off of Hate and Racism. We are always running off at the mouth about going after Terrorist but yet we are growing them every single day in this Country known as "The United States", NOT America but of it. It's because of "Hate Crimes" like this and that SB1070 why this Country is in a bind now. We are going through hard times in these United States because we are sending these Human Beings through them, Wake up and smell the Coffee because it's so many cups floating in the air with so many names on it, It's not even funny. It's very simple to bash someone but yet it's hard as the Devil to study this whole Illegal Immigration "Business" and see it for what it really is. I'm happy to live in a State where I see Immigrants and they are not being badly abused like you see in States such as Arizona. Think about how this look to our possible guest because me for one sure wouldn't want to visit a unfriendly State as such. This whole thing goes beyond what's legal and what's not. Politics use these Human Beings every last single Election to collect votes off them with their fake plans and deals. They don't want these Human Beings in this Country no more than some of the people with their on again, off again crap playing with these people feelings. Joe ain't the only one that need a taste of this. And for the person that called the ACLU a Terrorist Group, Just what do you think ICE, Boarder Patrol and those Minute Men are if they are not Terrorists in the flesh. You mention an so-called Illegal Immigrant ran over and killed someone but yet failed to mention that unarmed Immigrant that was killed in cold blood by a Boarder Patrol "Terrorist" simply for crossing this precious Boarder.
Are you serious..You must support illegal immigration..You may want to go to back to school to learn how to spell..We need folks here to speak and spell English..Every single illegal immigrant needs to be deported..As well as all of the kids they have given birth to. Quit nursing off the tit of this country..Sherriff Joe is by far the best sherriff in the country..he is handcuffed by the federal government constantly and has to deal with many issues that should not be. I support him 100%. He is one of the few that stands up and support this state and this country unlike the weak folks. We need to put all the illegal Immigration supporters into a big database and pull the funding to support the illegals from your paycheck's. People sure seem to shut up when I mention this..Pony up if you want them all here..
I support Sheriff Jo, The New TImes has had it in for Sheriff Jo from day 1. THe United States is a country of laws, which Sheriff Jo enforces. I got a job to support my family because of e-verify. An illegal immigrant was fired because of a fake social security number and now I can support my family, Anika H.
when is the ACLU going to figure out that the United States can't support the people we have here already. There are not enough people working to pay taxes to pay for more illegals to utilize the resources we have. Why doesn't this organization spend as much time working to get these people into our country LEGALLY, instead of pushing the courts to force the governments of the states to welcome people here thru other than legal means.
It's apparent you did not even read the article before you spouted your ignorant mouth off.Next time you have your rights violated, suck it up buttercup. Because that's basically what you are saying when you bash the ACLU.And yes it's true we can't support the people we have, so it's good to have hillbilly's like you living in the back woods to keep costs down.
ACLU is a terrorist organization paid for by taxpayer dollars. Having them on your side is bad, very bad.
GO TO NUMBERSUSA.COM to send free online faxes to your representatives demanding that they fight illegal aliens who are here by the MILLIONS. NUMBERSUSA.COM puts you in touch with the fight to keep America for LEGAL AMERICANS. Go check out the site, get involved it's very easy------Flag
Wow, and you sound so inteligent yourself. This has nothing to do with skin color!!!! if you border neighbors where white it would still be illegal to come to America without the proper papers!!!!!! you sound like the idiot to me!!
Another Arpaio nugget of shame from his scrapbook of STUPID violations of the rights of AMERICAN CITIZENS, and their LEGAL relatives...
Female prisoners and forced prison labor in Arizona (2011)May 2, 2011 ... I work on a work crew for Martori Farms. ..... in Georgia are striking due to being used as slave labor by that state's prison industries. ...internationalprisonwatch.blogs... .html - Cached
Prison Labor, USA: Martori Farms and the AZ Department of Corrections.
"It's come to my attention that the women from ASPC-Perryville who are providing the prison labor to Martori Farms are being coerced into taking the jobs by the guards responsible for recruiting them, and are reportedly working at times without water, sunscreen, adequate nutrition and full breaks, and without regard to medical concerns or age. Those who refuse the jobs or don't work sufficiently hard enough in the fields - or who even just complain - are threatened with being written up (a major ticket which can cost good time), or thrown into the hole.
The women are afraid for their health and safety; some are allergic to the bees they are harvesting, and others have been told to work through serious symptoms such as chest pain, still being dismissed as malingering - reminiscent of what happened to Brenda Todd and Susan Lopez, when they begged for medical care. They're presently working 8-hr days/6 days a week (not including the 1+ hour trek to and from the farm). Come harvest time, they've been told they'll be working 12-hour days...." prison abolitionist.org
Do the time to pay for your crime. What happened to the rights of their victims???? Bologna sandwiches (lucky they get meat) and water should be the only thing taxpayers should pay for."Repercussions for their crime!"
In Prison Reform, Money Trumps Civil Rights - NYTimes.com
excerpt: "Those who believe that righteous indignation and protest politics were appropriate in the struggle to end Jim Crow, but that something less will do as we seek to dismantle mass incarceration, fail to appreciate the magnitude of the challenge. If our nation were to return to the rates of incarceration we had in the 1970s, we would have to release 4 out of 5 people behind bars. A million people employed by the criminal justice system could lose their jobs. Private prison companies would see their profits vanish. This system is now so deeply rooted in our social, political and economic structures that it is not going to fade away without a major shift in public consciousness."
Hispanic protect illegals because they can then abuse them.
Anyone who believe in illegal immigration is supporting the continuation of a Juan Crow society where there is an abuseable underclass in society. A group who has no protections under the law and no legal recourse for crimes committed against them.
Yep, that sounds like Liberal thinking.
Tell it brother! Illegal immigration exists to get arround the retarded minimum wage laws (and for other reasons). Not every job is worth minimum wage. That's a fact. Jobs that people want done, like dishwasher, lawn care worker, etc. We wont pay the higher prices that hiring citizens would necessistate (and lets face it the quality of work in those jobs from the citizen classes is for crap, immigrants work their asses off) as a result business hire illegals creating a demand for their labor. If we just admitted these things we could have a guest worker program let them in LEGALLY AND STILL GET THE LABOR.
Sheriff Arpiao is a great man. He stands for the duly passed laws of our great state and nation. When the Federal government abdicated its obligation to secure the border it was Sheriff Joe who stepped in.
I am all for immigrations sweeps. I am all for imprisonment of illegals rather then deportation, and I am all for Joe Arpiao and a Nation made up of Laws.
If Hispanics citizens want respect and want to stop being lumped together with illegals, then they should be the ones calling Sheriff Joe about drop houses, illegals in the workpace etc.
But they don't, and they won't, because they do not believe in the laws of our nation, they only believe in what they can earn or steal in our great nation. This isn't racist like the author, this is a statement of fact about the Hispanic population (as opposed to ignorant redneck per the author).
More Liberal BS.
This paper should focus on what it is good at. Advertising marijuan dispensaries, strip clubs and hookers. Leave the news for those who are objective.
I loved the "Harmless Dishwasher and potatoe peelers". I guess committing no fewer then 3 felonies makes you harmless. Just because they violated our laws doesn't mean they are dangerous. Just because they commit identity theft daily to get a job does not mean they are dangerous. Just because they sponge off of our social services doesn't make them dangerous.
Hmmm...More Liberal-biased media BS. THey can decide which laws are important to enforce.Elected officails be damned. Liberal authors like this one know better. Really?!!
If you are going to report news, then report news objetively. If you are going to write an editorial, then don't try to pass it off as either factual accurate or news.
This paper should focus on what its good at...namely advertising marijuana dispensaries, strip clubs and hookers.
Once again...this article is so slanted that it should slide off my computer screen.
This is why NewTimes gets most of its revenue from ads for Marijuan dispensaries, strip clubs and hookers.
With writing like this, it is the only reason to read this rag!
harmless dishwashers and potato-peelers......LAFAO... who are these people that call themselves reporters? What a waste of a paper and reading material... you know what, I think I might have some dog crap out back I can use this for....
Latinos are sick and tired of being grouped in with illegal aliens who flaunt US law and corrode American values. Sheriff Joe is a great man who is only enforcing the laws on the books. Undocumented aliens should be identified and repatriated to their respective homelands.
majongweif mexicans stay in mexico who is going to work in the fields you are .Ha! ha! ha!and make $7.00 pre hour ya right.
Do you ever wonder why American teenagers can't find jobs? The answer is because illegals are taking the entry level jobs. For an illegal, anything close to minimum wage is a blessing. Byt these types of minimum wage positions used to be worked by American teens as a stepping stone to their first real job or college or trade school.
Illegals lower the wage for all workers. They are primarily taking jobs from young americans.
To say otherwise is a lie and propaganda.
Stephen, I don't know how much control you have over the headlines, but it's not a victory for the ACLU against Arpaio. It's a half-victory for Americans against Arpaio and his Buford T. Justice-style media whoring. The victory will see Arpaio before a grand jury taking the fifth more than a skid-row alkie.
Mexico for Mexicans. America for Americans. Stay in Mexico and make it better then you won't have to come to America and deal with us hicks.
Arizona WAS Mexico. And clear that up for me... see, I am Mexican, but third generation to be born in U.S., Where is it I belong, Hick? And where did your ancestors emigrate from....Ass Munch
If you are a third generation to be born in the U.S. than you are a an American, not a Mexican... what the hell are you learning in school? Sounds like you have some serious issues with white people. also, The land in question was legally bought by the U.S. so it might have been Mexico but it is not now, get over it. Either be an American and respect the laws of this land or go be a Mexican in Mexico and cry all the time about how you have nothing.
the author is such a liberal jerk. I suppose he would just as soon leave thugs that broke into his house to rob him since they are illegal iimmigrants it would be ok.....
Scottra are you that dense? Your statement is completely false. The majority of undocumented immigrants are not criminals. Being undocumented is NOT a criminal offense... it's a civil one. You're just stinging right now because....let's face it, your man Joe was NAILED along with his incompetent officers. Just admit it, you have racist beliefs that fail to take into consideration any of the history associated with AZ because YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THAT. You also probably know very little about the economic convenience AZ obtained from undocumented worker exploitation. The fact of the matter is the majority of undocumented people have been living in AZ for years, stimulating the economy by buying food, owning or renting property, and trying to live their lives.
did you read the article dipsh!t They didn't break the law (didn't break into a house) the were driving to work, musta failed reading comprehension
When Joe Arpiao left the DEA, he left one step ahead of a federal investigation. His nickname in the DEA was "Dime bag Joe", because no matter how much of a volume of drugs he captured, he turned a "Dime bag" into evidence! Arpiao was a thief then, and is a thief now, the county supervisors need to look into the racket he and his entire family have at the Maricopa county jail. His wife runs the inmate store, which is a total ripoff to the inmates. One of his children or their spouse runs the laundry and clothing for the jail system. ho profits from these enterprises?
Keep It up JOE....did you notice all the US citizens that showed up when jobs became available. They ARE NOT HARM LESS FOR GODSAKE, THEY STEAL PEOPLES IDENTITY. UNLESS YOU HAVE EVER BEEN A VICTIM, YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE GO THROUGH TO GET OUR IDENTITY BACK. Deport them all...
Dearest Kylee, you are a complete alarmist idiot! There are lots & lots of crimes that occur around identity theft that has NOTHING to do with undocumented people. And by the way, it wouldn't happen at ALL if AZ hadn't passed the dipshit law that prevents undocumented people from working & taking care of their families. You are scapegoating & demonizing people with no facts & a lot of racist bluster. God has an ironic sense of humor. May your next life be as an undocumented person being oppressed by a racist idiot like you.