Saturday, May 08, 2010

Arpaio refuses to show his documents

And the "delicious irony" series continues...

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one of the most ardent supporters of the Fourth Amendment-overriding SB1070, the new law in Arizona that requires folks to produce documents proving citizenship/legal presence in the U.S. whenever a law enforcement officer demands that they do so.

Turns out he isn't so enthusiastic about the production of documents when he's the one expected to produce them.

From the Arizona Republic -
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on Friday refused to turn over financial documents the Board of Supervisors requested in a subpoena, saying officials were abusing their power.

The supervisors served the subpoena last month seeking documents dating from Jan. 1, 2005, including credit-card transactions, work assignments, a list of all detainees or defendants extradited by the office, expenditures from various funds and a complete list of all bank accounts.

BTW - "delicious irony" is a euphemism for "raging hypocrisy."

Just in case you didn't figure that one out on your own... :)

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