This is good news, but not GREAT news. A whole bunch of charges have been dropped, but he is STILL being accused, probably unjustly, of racial profiling for illegal immigrant enforcement. Also still open, I think, is the investigation accusing him of not properly following up on child molestation cases, which weren’t even in his original jurisdiction, from what I remember.
All of these charges were probably to discredit Arpaio, call him off immigration enforcement and the Obama (in)eligibility investigation, as well as get him out of office via the November election. Govt. is likely spending millions of taxpayer dollars to do this. Most of our readers know that the Sheriff has been a huge thorn in Obama’s side, creating festering wounds, with his dogged investigation of Obama’s increasingly obvious ineligibility for office.
Arpaio’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s office “Cold Case Posse” is conducting the first ever and only official investigation into this biggest political scandal in history. No other branch of government, in any jurisdiction, will even touch it. However, numerous private investigations and legal actions are taking place. While officials refuse to take action, the public gets it and it is affecting opinions massively. The media have been very hostile to this, questioning motives and everything but the overwhelming evidence itself. The case has focused mainly on forged documents, improper use of others’ Social Security numbers and evidence of ineligibility.
We have published quite a bit of info on the investigation on our Arizona Page
Fox News Story
PHOENIX – Federal authorities said Friday that they’re closing their abuse-of-power investigation into a sheriff in Arizona without filing charges against him.
Authorities were investigating America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, for his part in failed public corruption cases against officials who were odds with him. Arpaio brought cases against a judge and two county officials in 2009.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann Birmingham Scheel released a statement saying her office “is closing its investigation into allegations of criminal conduct” by current and former members of the sheriff’s and county attorney’s offices.
Scheel, who is based in Arizona, didn’t elaborate but said she was acting on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
AP | BOB CHRISTIE and JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 08.31.2012