Professional, Polite, Prepared to Kill

Arizona Sheriff’s Sweeps on Solid Legal Ground


Maricopa County’s top prosecutor said Tuesday that the sheriff recent high-profile sweeps in metropolitan Phoenix were legal if his officers followed rules prohibiting racial profiling and unwarranted traffic stops.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has drawn criticism that the sweeps in three heavily Hispanic areas during late March and early April were thinly veiled immigration patrols fraught with racial profiling.

The sweeps led Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon to request a federal investigation of Arpaio for possible civil rights violations. The U.S. Justice Department has declined to comment on the request. More from

Good for Sheriff Joe! Besides, stands to reason if you are in a primarily Hispanic neighborhood, you will pick up a majority of Hispanics.


April 30, 2008 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime, Border Security, illegal immigration | , ,

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