Department of Justice to Investigate Arpaio!
Alright folks, I've been away from the blogosphere for a week and a LOT has happened. Most importantly the Department of Justice has finally called for an investigation into Sheriff Joe Arpaio! This comes on the heels of a major action in Arizona, an online petition from America's Voice and a nation-wide outcry against the antics of Sheriff Joe.
From the AP:
Federal authorities told a high-profile Arizona sheriff Tuesday that they will investigate his department over allegations of discrimination and unconstitutional searches and seizures.
The U.S. Justice Department said in a letter to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that investigators will focus on alleged patterns of police discrimination based on national origin.
This announcement was made Tuesday and on Wednesday America's Voice delivered the online petition with over 38,000 signatures supporting the DOJ investigation. Below is a video from the event that features Rep. Nadler, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
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Thanks to everyone who signed the America's Voice petition and helped in the effort to Bring Joe to Justice!