The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

Feds Rush In Where Fools Know Not To Go

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Feds hoping their new raid turns out differently this time.

Recall the song, "I fought the law, and the law won"?  It would seem that the Feds are firm believers in this practice.  If anyone stands up for their own rights against the Feds, the Feds will come down hard. Even if there might not be reason to.

A federal investigation of a controversial Arizona sheriff known for tough immigration enforcement has intensified in recent days, escalating the conflict between the Obama administration and officials in the border state.

Justice Department officials in Washington have issued a rare threat to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he does not cooperate with their investigation of whether he discriminates against Hispanics. The civil rights inquiry is one of two that target the man who calls himself "America's toughest sheriff."

But, don't let facts get in the way of a mow-down.

Two of Arpaio's attorneys, Robert N. Driscoll and Asheesh Agarwal, were officials in the Justice Department's civil rights division in the George W. Bush administration. They denied that the sheriff, a Republican who has been reelected four times since 1992, has been uncooperative or has engaged in racial profiling, misusing money or targeting political enemies.

"The sheriff's office is cooperating fully with the grand jury investigation and has complete confidence that the inquiry will clear it of any wrongdoing," Agarwal said. "The office has always fulfilled its responsibilities truthfully, honorably, and in full compliance with state and federal law."

Arpaio's attorneys contend that the investigations are politically motivated, citing a news conference in March at which Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was quoted as saying he expects the inquiries to "produce results."

So?  Wonder what this is really all about?

A complaint to the Justice Department said that even bilingual jail guards are required to speak to inmates only in English and that the rule could endanger prisoners' medical care. The jail was also accused of forcing Hispanic visitors to fill out a "citizenship check" form, the letters said.

OH NOES!!!!   How dispicable.

Tell you what.  If the Feds do come down there and take over his office, you are going to see something similar to the painting above.

[UPDATE]  Yes, we want our country to be like this:

Police have found the body of a Mexican mayor days after he was abducted at gunpoint from his home in northern Mexico, El Norte reported Wednesday.

Cavazos was found handcuffed and blindfolded, the Monterrey-based daily newspaper said.

Local media have blamed the kidnapping on drug gangs. Santiago, a town that forms part of metropolitan Monterrey, has recently suffered a surge in violence which cops blame on warring cartels.

Cavazos had just returned from a public function Sunday night when 15 armed men stormed his home and bundled him into a car, according to reports.

Political allies suggested that he may have been targeted because of his efforts to blitz corruption in his local police force.


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