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Resolution 11.11 - Recommend U.S. Attorney General to Exercise Receivership Over Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio’s Operations

This Resolution was Approved By the National Latino Congreso on Day 3, Sunday, January 31, 2010

Author: Mr. Salvador Reza

Organization: National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)

Phone: 602 446-9928     Email Address: srza@aol.com

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WHEREAS, we recall National Latino Congreso Resolutions 5.16, passed by this body in 2007; and

WHEREAS, The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (hereinafter, "the MCSO") under the leadership of Sheriff Joseph Arpaio violated his 287 (g) agreement with Homeland Security and, despite being prohibited to do so, continues to enforce immigration law during his so called “crime suppression sweeps;” and

WHEREAS, The MCSO is under investigation by the Department of Justice and a Grand Jury has been impaneled to look into abuse of power and intimidation of political opponents, elected officials, and sitting judges; and

WHEREAS, The MCSO is under investigation by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice for practices of racial profiling; and

WHEREAS, The MCSO and County Attorney’s Office, under the leadership of Andrew Thomas, have refused to work with the County Board of Supervisors and instead have placed the entire board under investigation and indicted Board of Supervisors Mary Rose Wilcox and Don Stapley for political vendettas; and

WHEREAS, The MCSO continues to abuse immigrant and non immigrant detainees by physically abusing them and denying the basic humanitarian health services; and

WHEREAS, The MCSO has lost its Health Accreditation in its jails for failing to maintain minimum Health Standards; and

WHEREAS, the constant and deliberate abuses of rights by Sheriff Joseph Arpaio will continue in the absence of action by the United States federal government or by higher authority pursuant to international human rights law;

1. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, that the organizations represented by delegates of the 2010 National Latino Congreso recommend to the United States Government Attorney General under the Department of Justice to exercise Receivership of Maricopa County Sheriff Office functions until Maricopa County Jails and Enforcement comply with the constitutional rule of law;

2. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT IN THE RECOMMENDATION, that the organizations represented by delegates of the 2010 National Latino Congreso recommend that Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio be prevented by the U.S. Attorney General Office from exercising any law enforcement authority until Grand Jury and Justice Department investigations are resolved.