Sheriff Joe Arpaio goes Hollywood

A new and scary low for humanity, Sheriff Joe marches shackled immigrants through selective neighborhoods of Phoenix to heighten the impact and gain some publicity for himself.

Does the right wing want Mexicans to be tattooed with an ID number and have to wear a symbol of their ethnicity? Maybe a star of David like the Nazis had the Jews wear on their clothing in Europe?

Last year in Maricopa county Arizona during Easter Sunday Sheriff Joe set up roadblocks in  Chicano neighborhoods surrounding churches and stopped and questioned every “Mexican looking” family on their way to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

Could this happen here? If Walter Moore gets elected Mayor he already has his “Jamiel’s Law”, written up to “legally” profile Mexican Americans. It seems the failed right wing is looking to scapegoat the Mexican American population and use the issue of immigration as a wedge issue since they have nothing else to whip up enthusiasm for their “cause”

It can happen here!

Sheriff Joe goes Hollywood

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Marches Immigrants Through Public Square

New America Media, Commentary, Douglas Rivlin, Posted: Feb 05, 2009 Review it on NewsTrustReview it on NewsTrustReview it on NewsTrustReview it on NewsTrustReview it on NewsTrustReview it on NewsTrust

Editor’s Note: On Wednesday, Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio marched shackled immigrants through the streets of Phoenix as a show of force and to promote his Fox Reality Channel television program. Meanwhile, former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, the new Secretary of Homeland Security, has called for a review of Homeland Security immigration enforcement measures, including 287g, which allows local police to enforce federal civil immigration law. Maricopa County has entered into a 287g agreement with the federal government that gives Sheriff Arpaio greater latitude to go after immigrants, whether or not they are accused of committing criminal offenses. Douglas Rivlin is communications director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan pro-immigrant advocacy group in Washington, D.C.

8 thoughts on “Sheriff Joe Arpaio goes Hollywood

  1. thanks for bringing this up Don. That cabron has been a pain in the ass to say the least. The stuff he does in the name of “America” is ridiculous to say the least.

  2. Green bologna all around and pink jail togs too. Arpaio’s been over the top forever, Don. What’s scary is the people of AZ still support him. Walter Moore doesn’t have that here.

  3. My biggest nightmare regarding the immigration debate is that people would start assuming all people who are poor and look of Mexican descent to be illegal immigrants. I was listening to Dennis Miller’s radio show a couple of years ago, where he talked about how bad illegal immigration was where he lived, and used the many Mexican laborers in his area as an example. I tried to call into the show and asked him if he’d checked their identifications to determine if they were here illegally. Couldn’t get on.

    It’s going to get ugly. Arpaio has shades of Darryl Gates. He wants to be labeled a racist. Relishes in it, as Gates did. We remember what happened on Gates’ watch. History always repeats itself.

  4. “My biggest nightmare regarding the immigration debate is that people would start assuming all people who are poor and look of Mexican descent to be illegal immigrants. ”

    RobSac, that’s why it’s called racial profiling.
    And your right it’s going to get worse because when things get bad people always look for a scapegoat.

    “Then he shall take the two goats, and set them before The Lord at the door of the tent of meeting; and Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats, one lot for The Lord and the other lot for Azazel. And Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for The Lord, and offer it as a sin offering; but the goat on which the lot fell for Azazel shall be presented alive before The Lord to make atonement over it, that it may be sent away into the wilderness to Azazel.” (Leviticus 16:7-10 RSV)
    “And when he has made an end of atoning for The Holy Place and the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall present the live goat; and Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins; and he shall put them upon the head of the goat, and send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness. The goat shall bear all their iniquities upon him to a solitary land; and he shall let the goat go in the wilderness.” (Leviticus 16:20-22 RSV)”

  5. I prefer my goat slow cooked over wood, but a goat head stew is nice with brown rice. Hey ! what’s with the Old Testament quotes? This isn’t like you, DQ. It’s kind of scary, man.

  6. Joe Arpaio: the voice of married first-cousins
    Joe Arpaio: Law Enforcement’s answer to Professional Wrestling
    Joe Arpaio: A loose chip on the microprocessor board

    Janet Napolitano, order Joe Arpaio’s brain scan records to be released!
    Drinking With Tony

  7. Just a little history and affectation vis a vis scapegoats Bolinas, not to worry man.

  8. It’s one thing to disagree. It’s another thing to support the nazi like tactics of Joe Arpaio. Any grown adult with a brain who comes to a blog called LA east side to defend Joe Arpaio would surely expect to get shit on. Then again, there are no adults with brains that support Arpaio, so I guess they wouldn’t know better. So, cover yourself with a plastic tarp, like you’re in the front row of a Gallagher show.

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