Joe Arpaio Issues a Press Release en español, and Not Because He Wanted to
It might seem like someone needs to go check the temperature in Hell, because Sheriff Joe Arpaio issued a press release in Spanish.
You know, the same Sheriff Joe Arpaio whose department had to be banned from racial profiling by a federal judge, and whose die-hard supporters are seriously upset about having to select "English" at an ATM or on a 1-800 call.
The press release (which was also released in English) explains that the MCSO will host a community meeting, where citizens can ask questions about Arpaio's recent sweep.
Of course, Arpaio's not doing any of this out of the goodness of his heart. These are things called for in the order from the judge in Melendres v. Arpaio, Judge G. Murray Snow:
And, gee, wouldn't you know, Arpaio's busy that day, according to his press release (emphasis ours):
Saturday's after action meeting will provide the public an opportunity to ask questions of the Sheriff's Commanders who oversaw the operation. Interested citizens are invited to attend the meeting on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 9:30A.M.
The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Litchfield Park Library grounds at 111 West Wigwam Blvd in Litchfield Park, AZ. As Sheriff Arpaio is participating in the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, Deputy Chief David Trombi and Captain Edward 'Pat' Lopez will present the operation details and answer any questions or concerns community members may have. A Spanish-speaking deputy will also be present to assist communications with Spanish-speaking citizenry.
What a coincidence.
Of course, this was the sweep that just so happened to take place before the monitor could be installed in the MCSO, in what certainly looked like a push back against Snow's order.
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