Somehow, the Obama administration and Department of Justice got to US District Judge Murray Snow. Snow was appointed to the District Court by President George W. Bush in July 2008. Snow was known for his conservative and constitutional rulings, which is why Bush appointed him to the bench.
However, in May of this year, Snow was the judge that ruled that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by racially profiling Hispanics. This wasn’t enough for Obama and Holder, largely because Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse refused to back off from the investigation into Obama’s birth certificate, Social Security Number and Selective Service Registration form, all of which appear to be forgeries.
Late last week, Judge Snow rendered an additional ruling against Arpaio and his department. He ordered that a court appointed monitor watch over all aspects of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department for any instances of racial profiling and discrimination. Snow clarified that the monitor is not allowed to get involved with or interfere with any law enforcement activities of the sheriff’s department. In addition, every member of the sheriff’s department will undergo annual sensitivity training.
Arpaio says that he will appeal the ruling because it basically forbids any member of his department from arresting illegal aliens without their first committing another crime. If they stop a suspected vehicle, such as a truck or van that is loaded with Hispanics and driving suspiciously, they are not allowed to stop it to see if it contains illegals or drugs because that would be considered racial profiling by the court and the feds.
Arpaio even points out that many of his deputies have been trained by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, yet the court says they can’t do what they’ve been trained to do.
Maricopa County is the most populated county in Arizona with a population of 4 million, 30% of which are Hispanic. It is also known to be one of the major centers for illegal aliens and drugs that easily flow across the Mexican border. From my sources back home, at least 80% to 90% of the illegals are Hispanic and over 90% of the illegal drugs are brought across the border by Hispanics.
So how can any law enforcement agency try to stop the trafficking of illegal aliens and drugs, the bulk of which are Hispanic, without focusing their attention on Hispanics? If they focused their attention on whites, Asians or American Indians, they would be negligent and derelict in their duties as law enforcement officers.
By pressuring Judge Snow into making the rulings against the Sheriff Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, Obama and Holder have opened up Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix and 7 other cities of over 100,000 people, to be a mecca for illegals and drug traffickers. They know that the sheriff’s department can’t stop nor can they search for drugs if they are Hispanic. They can still stop and search suspicious vehicles of whites, Asians, Indians and other ethnic groups, but not if they’re Hispanic. Obama has put a neon sign welcoming illegals and drug traffickers to Phoenix and Maricopa County. It’s as if the feds have turned the county into an amnesty haven for illegals and druggies.
We need to pray that Arpaio’s appeal is upheld and that his deputies will be allowed to do their jobs of enforcing the law and protecting the people of Maricopa County.