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Sharpton Demands Joe Arpaio Step Down

From his (Mr. Sharpton’s, that is) fans at Reuters:

Vice President Joseph Biden, left and Rev. Al Sharpton wave to the audience as they arrive on stage at the National Action Network’s 11th annual convention in New York, Friday April 3, 2009.

Al Sharpton calls for Arizona sheriff to step down

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. civil rights activist Al Sharpton weighed into a fight over an Arizona sheriff’s immigration sweeps on Tuesday, accusing him of racially profiling Hispanics and urging him to step down.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has dispatched deputies into Hispanic communities in the Phoenix area, where they stop people and arrest anyone who cannot prove he or she is a legal U.S. resident.

Under a deal allowing them to enforce federal immigration laws, the deputies have arrested more than 1,500 people who they determined were in Arizona illegally, triggering street protests and condemnation from Latino activists who accuse him of racial profiling.

"I am first calling for the resignation and or removal of Sheriff Arpaio … harassment based on color is nothing short of racial profiling, which many of us … helped to fight to make against the law," Sharpton told reporters.

U.S. Department of Justice officials recently launched an inquiry into Arpaio’s activities. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee also held hearings last week about the federal program that allows for such enforcement tactics.

"Arpaio needs to be confronted, he needs to be removed. … We also need to suspend the law that he is using. We must stand with our brown brothers and sisters," Sharpton said.

Sharpton said he would travel to Arizona to make his case.

Arpaio, who has held the job since 1992, called charges he carries out racial profiling of Hispanics ridiculous.

"I’m never going to resign," he said. "The guy is living in a fantasy land if he thinks he is going to pressure me into anything. He doesn’t even know where Arizona is."

We suspect that for once Mr. Sharpton will not get away with his race-baiting shakedown routine.

And we say that knowing he also has the moral weight of Mr. John Conyers and the rest of the Democrat Congress and Mr. Holder’s Department of Justice – and even apparently the Vice President – behind him.

At least we hope Mr. Sharpton and the rest of these thugs won’t get away with it.

(Thanks to CGardner for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

39 Responses to “Sharpton Demands Joe Arpaio Step Down”

  1. NC Cop says:

    Imagine a sheriff actually enforcing the law!?!?!?! What is this world coming to?!?!?!?!

    Thank you Al, for showing us all the way.

    You truly are one of the lowest, degenerate morons the world has ever seen.

  2. Colonel1961 says:

    Give ’em hell, Joe! Real Americans support you 100%! We’ll take Rev. Shakedown seriously when he apologizes – and pays reparations for – the Tawana Brawley case.

    p.s. between Joe Blow-dry and Al Sharpie, who has the least credibility? Tough call…

  3. caligirl9 says:

    Sheriff Joe is an American hero!

    And Al Baby, if you and your “brown brothers” want to be left alone, stop breaking laws! It’s just that easy!

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Honestly, how stupid would it be to sweep for illegal aliens at the local Gold’s Gym? “Today, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Dept looked all over town for illegal aliens at Starbucks, Books-A-Million and Dillard’s department stores. Oddly the sweep turned up no illegals”


      Sharpton might as well have said, “US does business only with Japanese who come from Japan; Will not do business with African-American-Japanese”.

      Yes, it’s that ridiculous.

  4. canary says:

    Sharpton should go to the border, cross over, and cross back in, riding in an acorn coffin, waving a mexican flag.
    He should be preaching to the jailed, encouraging them try and follow the Good Book. I’m sure the Sherrif would allow a marsmellow wienie roast camp ut. Sing hymms. Be a spiritual leader for these misguided souls. Show them the way back to their roots. Push them back, push them back, way way back.

  5. Sharpton needs to be paraded around in Pink underwear.

    Smarter and better folks than the Rev have been in Joe’s custody.

  6. Howard Roark says:

    I just watched Lou Dobbs interview that knuckle-dragging pair of idiots, Al Sharpton and Bertha Lewis from ACORN about this very issue. They are up in arms over Arpaio because they say he racial profiles, and “paraded prisoners around in public” when Arpaio transfered some prisoners from one jail to another.

    Don’t these crackheads have better things to do? I’m sure there’s some meeting of Hate Whitey going on somewhere that they’re missing.

    I held my nose and went to cnn.com to see if there was a video upload of this interview for you all to see, but I found none. However, I did see something just as impressive about cnn viewers. Their homepage is featuring a poll question: Who do you trust more on national security: Joe Biden or Dick Cheney? Their response: Biden 70% [20,454] / Cheney 30% [8,944].

    Can’t you just see the average cnn viewer awash with glee over seeing that poll result? “Yeah, I’m up on politics! Look how many people agree with me!

  7. pinandpuller says:

    Maybe Sherrif Joe wouldn’t be locking up so many illegals if people like Johnny Sutton weren’t locking up border officers for shooting drug dealers.

    I have a lot less qualms about this than Homeland Security running checkpoints 40 miles NORTH of the border on EAST/WEST highways.

    I think AS needs to call his organization the dept of HOE-LAND security.

  8. BillK says:

    Whoops – post moved.

  9. oldswimcoach says:

    How is enforcing the law and arresting criminals a bad thing? This article just reinforces the premise of Ann Coulter’s most recent book!

  10. GL0120 says:

    Is Arpaio singling out people based on race/skin color?
    You bet your bippy he is, and why not?
    If the problem is that ten’s of thousands of Mexicans are crossing the border illegally why bother checking blond haired, blue eyed people?
    Al’s been upstaged by TCO when it comes to being the hero of blacks so now he’s trying to become the hero of the illegal Mexicans.
    Since Al never advocates for whites, isn’t he also guilty of racial profiling?

    • jobeth says:

      You said,

      1)Al’s been upstaged by TCO when it comes to being the hero of blacks so now he’s trying to become the hero of the illegal Mexicans.
      2)Since Al never advocates for whites, isn’t he also guilty of racial profiling?”

      Amen, and Amen! LOL

      Guess ol’ Al feels “disenfranchised”

  11. mybrotherkeeper says:

    Dear Sheriff Arpaio,
    We thank you for all you have done for your county. We can only imagine how much worse it would be if you had not properly done your job.
    Thanks for occupying some of these evildoers (Sharpton, Holder, Conyers, et al) who would otherwise be harassing some other people.
    We all should think thusly: If we harass the wrongdoers in any way possible (I say harass, what I really mean is testify of the truth) we can wear them out. After all, there is an advantage to living right–you live without guilt, can look in the mirror, can sleep at night.
    So thanks for getting Sharpton to waste his time! We’ll be praying and believing for you!
    Once again, we cannot express how thankful we are for your character. Thanks for never quitting!

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      I lived in Phoenix for a couple of decades. Sheriff Joe was often in the news for his unorthodox methods. However, none of it is cruel or unusual. He took cable TV away. He took their pornography away. He got more of them to work while in prison and to learn a useful skill. He is all for rehabilitation but not for letting prisoners languish on the taxpayer’s dime. He built “tent city” and prisoners hate it so much, they finally made the connection that “prison is a bad place that I don’t want to go back to”. Imagine that.

      Joe is tough. But I also happen to know he is fair. He keeps getting re-elected. How about that in our liberal-minded, panty-waste world of “everyone’s a victim” think?

      Few sheriff’s since Wyatt Earp have enjoyed such popularity based on actual deeds and positive results. Even prisoners say they respect him.

      And, for the record, Joe goes to the prison, checks on the prisoners and asks about the food, the wellness of the prisoners and so forth. They, the prisoners, get it that they are there to be punished, but also learn quickly they can do themselves some good.

      On top of all else, his methods have saved Maricopa County millions of dollars and probably rehabilitated more inmates than any prison in history.

      But, Sharp-tongue is as dull-witted as he is vindictive. Perhaps he is now grasping at straws, or like any miscreant of his ilk, is checking to see where the boundaries have moved to.

      Not only is he ugly. He’s ugly-stupid.

    • canary says:

      I saw a documentary (on a more liberal tv news show) and it showed the Sheriffs jail in a very positive and productive light. Even their TV is censored to watch good spiritual shows, instead of trash. Movies and all. It’s meant to rehabilitate. Also, I had read a recent article praising it, after the Sheriff offered to let Gitmo prisoners come to his prison!!!!! So Sharpton is ignorant, and male politicians are all wearing pink, purple. Also, recently, a well known athlete African American is serving for a DUI, and the Sherrif has him in safe jail cell, for his protection, so Al Sharpton needs to open and run his own prison, or half way house before thinking he is some expert. Also, I read do to less arrests on the borders, the death rate on the borders has gone up. I’d still just assume seen Al carried in an acorn coffin, waving his Mexican flag.

  12. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    The Reverend (Ahem, I’m sure!) Al Charlatan demands Sheriff Arpaio step down? How about shutting your mouth Al, and let the sheriff do his job.

  13. Barbie says:

    Shut the hell up, Sharpton. Thank you, Sheriff Arpaio!! (the very second I heard of Sheriff Arpaio, I thought – oh oh – the libs will be coming after him). Sharpton the shakedown artist needs to get a real job, for once.

  14. Confucius says:

    I bet the Latino community (illegal or not) doesn’t appreciate being called “brown” let alone “brothers and sisters” of the Reverend Sharpton.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Yeah…..who in the world wants to associate with a well know race baiter and shakedown artist who is neither a reverend or civil?

    • GL0120 says:

      True, after all, even though they’re here illegally they still work which is more than can be said of Sharpton.

  15. curvyred says:

    “I’m never going to resign,” he said. “The guy is living in a fantasy land if he thinks he is going to pressure me into anything. He doesn’t even know where Arizona is.”

    Joe, what can I say? I love you!! Keep up the good work!

  16. pdsand says:

    It’s comforting to know that these are the same arguments that have been made against the Sheriff since the very early days of the chain gangs and tent cities. However, we have never before, to my knowledge, seen the U.S. Attorney General and the President on the other side of the battle, seriously looking to either convict him or shut him down through some other manner. He will never resign, or be voted out, but he may very well be indicted, and they can definitely end the ability of county sheriffs to arrest illegals.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Minutemen stood up to tryants before………
      The libtards have picked the wrong “JOE” to try and take (shake) down this time.
      Hey Blackbarry….. this is the REAL Sherrif Joe!! Not some old “Hair For Men” reject of a Veep, you trot out for the adoring, fawning, kissass press.

  17. Ranger519vx says:

    Maybe Al will go down there and start a riot or jaywalk so Joe can put him on the chain gang. That would be justice. Al needs to get a dictionary and have someone read to him what the word illegal means. When the illegal immigrants are from Mexico then why would you check someone not Mexican? Al doesn’t appear to be the sharpest tool in the shed, just a hate monger. His racist against White people just doesn’t seem to get the same attention.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “His hate against white people just doesn’t seem to get as much attention.”
      Fixed that for ya, Ranger519vx !!

  18. Odie44 says:

    Sharpton is the worst virus within the black community, yet they are too dumb to know it.

    He still hasn’t paid Steve Pagones from libel and slander, takes zero responsibilty for 3 of his “buddy lawyers” getting disbarred for life due to the Brawley case (though – they did pay their fines…),still hasn’t paid over $1M in taxes (SG had an article a few weeks back), still takes zero responsibility for Freddies getting torched after saying “we should burn this place down”, which killed 7 people, still doesnt take aby responsibilty for the Crown Heights deaths and riots of a Hasidic Jew, and this gem (buried in the past 2 years):

    Dunbar Village
    On March 11, 2007, Sharpton held a press conference to highlight what he said was unequal treatment of four suspected rapists in a high-profile crime in the Dunbar Village Housing Projects in West Palm Beach, Florida. The suspects, who were young black men, were arrested for allegedly raping and beating a black Haitian woman at gunpoint. The crime also involved forcing the woman to perform oral sex on her 12-year-old son.[58]

    At his press conference Sharpton said that any violent act toward a woman is inexcusable but he felt that the accused youths were being treated unfairly because they were black. Sharpton contrasted the treatment of the suspects, who remain in jail, with white suspects involved in a gang rape who were released after posting bond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Sharpton

    If I were the sheriff – I would contact the NYS and NYC court systems to see if he has any outstanding warrants – then arrest the slob. I don’t care if its 2 unpaid parking tickets – sheriffs are at their own discretion to arrest other state warrant offenders. Even a NYC tax lien could potentially cause a warranted arrest.

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      Great idea Odie on the warrant search. That would be hilarious seeing that racist POS getting put in the back of a cruiser fresh off the plane. Watch your head Al when they’re putting you in the backseat!

  19. Reality Bytes says:

    I’ll be fishin’, I mean, “profiling sea trout” next week in Corpus Christi.

  20. Howard Roark says:

    I just posted the CNN video capture of Al Sharpton and Bertha Lewis being interviewed re Sheriff Arpaio: http://girdingmyloins.blogspot.com/2009/04/race-baiters-digest-al-sharpton-and.html

  21. Squito says:

    Isn’t Bertha Lewis the idiot who said a while back that the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution gave people a right to free housing or something?

    That last part with her denying the investigations and whatnot was too funny. XD

    Long live Arpaio!

  22. jrmcdonald says:

    Sharpton (the crimminal), does not like Sheriff Joe (the Law) This is news?

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