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Judge: Ariz. Sheriff’s Office Profiles Latinos

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PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the office of America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically racially profiled Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols.

The decision Friday 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.

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 has denied the allegations.

Cecillia D. Wang, director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Right Project, called the ruling a “great day for all the people of Maricopa County.”

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  • alpinequeen

    Good thing our border doesn’t include and Muslim countries.

  • bagpip

    This man (he is no human) is a worthless turd in the toilet bowl of life. He’s racist too? Gee I’m shocked. Hope they finally get rid of this jerk.

  • jarbear

    Sheriff Joe for president.

    • bagpip

      Sheriff Joe for a lethal injection!

  • anonymous777

    @keith..well keith if profiling works than you should stay away from small children and playgrounds and automatic weapons when your mad at the world….. how can you be an illegal if arizona was technically mexico wich was stolen right along with the half of the west coast from the mexicans then they have the nerve to claim the land as theirs and call the mexicans illegal thats some funny shit..go back home!!THEY ARE HOME!! YOU
    ARE THE ILLEGALS..what where the name of those boats again..the nina..pinta..santa maria..huh!?, sounds spanish to me

  • anonymous777

    I wonder if glenn will ask that again?

    • bagpip

      Ask what?
      Ask what?
      Ask what?

  • anonymous777

    Shout out to allan and bagpip for keeping it real!

  • bagpip

    It’s not hard to see that racism is alive and well here in the USA. They aren’t hard to spot. These same people rank on Obama for the same reason, they don’t like anyone of color, but just wouldn’t dare say in person to your faces, just a bunch of big cowards hiding behind their PC’s.
    Thank you anonymous.

  • Misses_ES

    Profiling most certainly DOES NOT WORK. The first 5 years of my working life were in retail and I couldn’t tell you how many ppl would walk up to me speaking spanish and I have to tell them I DONT SPEAK SPANISH! I am hispanic, my parents were born in PR. They taught me ENGLISH. So ppl ASSUMED that because I look “puerto rican” I know spanish. Thats PROFILING! And everyone does it! AND ITS WRONG!

  • Misses_ES

    And this POS left springfield because he wanted to be racist and knew there were too many minorities and he would be killed. So he went to hickville instead.

    • bagpip

      Springfield Ma??? This is the first time I ever heard that. There is a springfield in almost every state. If he is from here you are right misses, and the big difference is that the minorities around here are not illegal aliens, out there the Mexicans can be illegals, so he gets away with out there. He would not survive 10 minutes in Springfield now, especially after all this press. Hope he comes for a highl;y publicized visit to Springfield, and he wouldn’t live 5 minutes.

  • Misses_ES

    Not sure lol thats just what was said so I decided to comment about that. First I’ve heard of him being from here also. Guess I’ll google it.