JUSTICE DEPT. OUT OF CONTROL, SAY GROWING NUMBER OF AMERICANS
NWV News writer Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
August 29, 2010
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When Attorney General Eric Holder should be prosecuting terrorists, he is wasting time manufacturing baseless lawsuits against patriotic sheriffs such as Joe Arpaio and harmless pro-lifers. This [latest] action by the Attorney General is an abuse of power and an example of misplaced priorities, according to a growing number of Americans.
With terrorists lurking throughout the nation, illegal aliens preying on American citizens, and government corruption a daily occurrence, the U.S. Department of Justice is embroiled in a legal battle against a pro-life advocate in Florida.
A public-interest legal group affiliated with Liberty University, has agreed to represent Mary Susan Pine, a sidewalk abortion counselor, who is being sued by the politically motivated U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder.
Using the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) federal law and seeking the maximum fine of $10,000, Holder alleges that Pine “obstructed” a car entering a Florida abortion clinic nearly a year ago, on November 19, 2009. The suit is entitled Holder v. Pine.
Holder’s lawsuit acknowledges that Pine frequently appears at the Presidential Women’s Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Pine herself has had an abortion and for the past 20 years has counseled women about the tragedy of abortion.
The suit alleges only one act on November 19, 2009, in which Holder claims Pine obstructed a car by stepping in front of the vehicle when it entered the clinic. Pine never obstructs anyone and denies she ever obstructed any vehicle.
Notwithstanding, Holder’s suit alleges Pine is a threat and must be fined the maximum of $10,000. Holder’s complaint is only 3½ pages. Since the passage of FACE in 1994, this case is the first time anyone has been sued in Florida under the law.
In the Liberty Counsel case of Cheffer v. Reno, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that FACE can only be applied to actual physical force or threat of force. Based on the erroneous allegations in Holder’s complaint, the Attorney General has no case, say legal experts.
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, commented: “This lawsuit by Attorney General Eric Holder is politically motivated and patently frivolous. It is designed to intimidate pro-lifers. We will not allow the Attorney General to push around little people and intimidate them for their pro-life beliefs."
"When Attorney General Eric Holder should be prosecuting terrorists, he is wasting time manufacturing baseless lawsuits against harmless pro-lifers. This action by the Attorney General is an abuse of power and an example of misplaced priorities,” he said.
Holder Protects Illegal Aliens, Attacks Patriots?
U.S. Justice Department attorneys met last Tuesday with representatives of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, as they look into allegations of civil rights violations in his department's treatment of illegal aliens.
Justice Department investigators say that they gave the sheriff's lawyers over a week to turn over documents and cooperate with their inquiry.
Attorney General Eric Holder is continuing his more than one year investigation into whether Arpaio's policies and law enforcement sweeps discriminate against illegal aliens.
The popular Arpaio, who is called "America's toughest sheriff" by millions of supporters across the nation is known for his opposition to criminal aliens who are committing crimes in his jurisdiction.
His supporters -- many whom work in law enforcement -- say the Justice Department's civil rights probe and its separate criminal investigation are politically motivated.
"This is an empty-suit attorney general [Eric Holder] wasting taxpayers' money on an investigation of a law enforcement chief who cares more than Obama's minions about the safety and security of Americans. This is a federal government that's out of control," says a former police commander now an owner of a New York City security firm.
Meanwhile, Arpaio's lawyers reject claims that he is uncooperative. The attorneys contend the Justice Department may not require documents simply to see if they can find something to support their suspicions of discrimination.
According to Fox News homeland security correspondent Catherine Herridge, Sheriff Arpaio has been open and transparent about his department's operations including it's jail policies and procedures. He appears regularly on news programs and openly explains his department's activities to reporters, said former police detective Mike Snopes.
Recently, in an effort to bypass the new media's "liberal filter," a mass mailing from the man known as "America's Sheriff" circulated on the Internet to give Americans the unadulterated opinions of the lawman's lawman.
While the pleas from American citizens in Arizona and other states fell on deaf ears in Washington, DC, the violence and crime at the U.S.-Mexico border continues unabated. And instead of offering support for Arizona's initiatives to combat criminal aliens and their violence, the Obama Justice Department and Democrats in his own state decided to target Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio because of his tough immigration enforcement policy.
When the legal director of an influential national group La Raza -- The Race -- that represents day laborers called Arizona's immigration law an "unconstitutional, unwise and odious bill" created by “demagogue leaders” who have become folk heroes for “white supremacists” throughout the country, many within the elite media appeared to choose Arizona law enforcement to vilify.
"I cannot compete with the local and national media machines that distort my record and the job I’m doing to protect this country. And, I don’t have the personal resources to defend myself from these vicious attacks," said Arpaio
"You... probably saw that a federal judge blocked the toughest parts of law before it was set to be enacted on July 29th. I still support this law 100%. Even before this law was passed and the judge blocked parts of it, I was the only law enforcement official in this state enforcing all the laws that our federal and state legislatures put in place to combat illegal immigration and human smuggling," said the popular law enforcement official.
"Because I have taken the lead over the years by enforcing existing state and federal laws against illegal immigration, I have become the target of attack by radical, left-wing, open-borders extremists," said Arpaio.
When asked about the people coming to Arizona to oppose immigration law enforcement -- commonly referred to as "carpetbaggers," Arpaio said, "I’ve been sued, picketed, burned in effigy and even had the Reverend Al Sharpton come to Phoenix – TWICE! – to march on my headquarters. Some have even gone so far as to call for my assassination! Now, the Mexican Drug Cartels have issued a “hit” on me."
"One of the local newspapers printed a political cartoon of me and our Governor wearing Nazi uniforms and performing the Nazi salute," he laughed. Showing he gives little credence to the neo-Stalinist tactics of the far-left.
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"What these extremists really want is a Sheriff who will look the other way, be silent and allow the charade to continue, while ignoring the laws of our land. That, I promise, will never happen," said Arpaio.
"I won’t back down. I won’t surrender to politicians, thugs or drug dealers!"
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