Monday, April 20, 2009

Why all those traffic stops and heavy Sheriff's presence in Colorado City?

They're just trolling for a teen with a bump.
The Mohave Daily News - "Sheriff Tom Sheahan promised that his sheriff's deputies will remain in the area to enforce the laws throughout the county. The sheriff also said there was a pattern of misconduct when six Colorado City police officers were decertified as law enforcement officers in recent years.

At the March meeting, Mohave County Attorney Matt Smith said his office will continue to look into allegations of sexual conduct with underage girls in Colorado City by members of the polygamist church."
What does this really mean? To borrow from Sean Hannity's "Liberal Translation" shtick, this really means "We don't know of a crime, we haven't found a crime, but we'll keep looking until we can charge someone with a crime."

Are they patrolling drug ridden neighborhoods with the same zeal?


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3 comments:

ztgstmv said...

I would say that statement by the Sheriff is clear evidence of profiling, and the towns people would be right to file a civil rights law suit over it.

duaneh1 said...

What laws aren't being enforced in Short Creek. Are drug dealers and prostitutes roaming the streets? Are the local police ignoring calls for robberies, assaults, thefts, etc? From what I understand, the sheriff's dept. are just driving around pulling people over left and right for traffic infractions, do they expect their patrol officers to spot supposed "abuse" going on by driving thru the neighborhoods, perhaps in the bushes or something? If anyone has the numbers of "abuse victims" who escaped to their trailer since they put it there, please let us know.

CTyankee said...

Ztgstmv: A sheriff from a nearby county is under investigation by the feds for similar profiling of Hispanics:

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2009/03/11/20090311investigation0311.html

"Officials from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division notified Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Tuesday that they had begun the investigation, which will focus on whether deputies are engaging in 'patterns or practices of discriminatory police practices and unconstitutional searches and seizures."