From an unquestioning Reuters:
Government plans to sue Arizona sheriff for targeting Latinos
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday said it was preparing to sue Arizona county sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department for violating civil rights laws by improperly targeting Latinos in a bid to crack down on illegal immigrants.
So let’s review. The Obama campaign has whipped up their ‘union base’ with their Wisconsin attacks. They have whipped up their anarchist ‘class warfare’ base with their Occupy Wall Street movement. They have whipped up their ‘feminist base’ with their contraception mandate and their charges of a Republican ‘War On Women.’
They have whipped up their ‘black base’ with a month old shooting. And now they are whipping up their ‘Hispanic’ base suing Sheriff Arpaio and rekindling their attacks on Arizona in general. Have they missed anything? Have they covered all their bases?
The sheriff’s high-profile crackdown on illegal immigrants has helped thrust the issue onto the national political stage with some states passing tough new laws aimed at pushing out those in the country illegally.
Reuters managed to sneak in the word ‘profile’ in the second sentence. Even though there is absolutely no proof that Sheriff Arpaio has ever profiled anyone.
The administration’s Justice Department and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office have been in settlement talks for months over allegations that officers regularly made unlawful stops and arrests of Latinos, used excessive force against them and failed to adequately protect the Hispanic community.
Those negotiations have broken down because of a fight over the Justice Department’s demand that an independent monitor be appointed by a federal court to oversee compliance with the settlement, which has now reached 128 pages in draft form, according to the Obama administration…
No, those “negotiations” have broken down because the Obama campaign needs to rile up the Hispanic community. Especially, after their misstep in exploiting a shooting where the ‘white’ killer of a black turned out to be a Hispanic Democrat.
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