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Joe Arpaio is awesome and totally doesn't hate on latinos unjustly

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Started: 3/18/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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He just is. Haters gonna hate, I dare anyone to prove me wrong.


I accept this debate and will argue that Joe Arpaio (Sheriff in Arizona currently denounced for overseeing the biggest racial profiling scandal in US history against Latinos) does hate on latino's unjustly

Other than that

Debate Round No. 1


My opponent has cited credible evidence for his side of the argument, yet has not voiced his personal opinion. I would ask that instead of merely giving citations, that con justifies them.

Arpaio is merely enforcing (as he is required to do by law), SB1070. He has not created a "discriminatory" or "racist culture" and to imply so would be plain wrong. He has lawfully and intelligently gained the support of a posse that helps, among MANY other duties, to prevent illegal immigration. Even if one can accuse him of hating on latinos, he does so because the new law encourages him to do so along with all of the supporters of said law.

"The Arizona Act additionally makes it a state misdemeanor crime for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying the required documents,[8] requires that state law enforcement officers attempt to determine an individual's immigration status during a "lawful stop, detention or arrest" when there is reasonable suspicionthat the individual is an illegal immigrant,[9] bars state or local officials or agencies from restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws,[1" -

By the by, awesome picture.



Ok first off, the Pro copy pasted half of his argument right off of wikipedia, and the other half comes from a website that was written BY JOE ARPAIO.....

Now then, The pro claims that Joe Arpaio's actions are all justified because he is only enforcing something called "SB1070", which is actually the technical name of the strict illegal immigration law passed in Arizona taking a very hard stance on illegal immigration. There have been several lawsuits against the bill, many of which claim that this law violates the federal Supremacy Clause, the Fourteenth Amendment, the First Amendment, and the Fourth Amendment. So right off the back Joe Arpaio is being criticized for exhibiting racist and unjust attitude against Latino's just to enforce a bill that violates 3 different amendments......

What exactly has Joe Arpaio done that can be seen as hateful against Latino's?

"The ACLU proved at the 2008 trial that the sheriff routinely abused pre-trial detainees at Maricopa County Jail by feeding them moldy bread, rotten fruit and other contaminated food, housing them in cells so hot as to endanger their health, denying them care for serious medical and mental health needs and keeping them packed as tightly as sardines in holding cells for days at a time"

"After an investigation that lasted more than three years, the civil rights division of the Justice Department said in a 22-page report that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, which Mr. Arpaio leads, had “a pervasive culture of discriminatory bias against Latinos” that “reaches the highest levels of the agency.” "

"Sheriff Arpaio was singled out for criticism in the report, which said that he had used racially charged letters he had received to justify raids and that he helped nurture the department’s “culture of bias.” "

"​Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office didn't just commit racial profiling of Latinos, according to the findings of the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation. Rather, Arpaio oversaw the worst pattern of racial profiling by a law enforcement agency in U.S. history"

"Some of damning findings in a report put out by the department today include:
- A study commissioned by the Justice Department found that "Latino drivers are four-to-nine times more likely to be stopped than similarly situated non-Latino drivers."
- A fifth of all the immigration-sweep traffic stops violated Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizures.
- Arpaio's anti-immigration squads responded repeatedly with enforcement patrols to complaints about people with "dark skin" or Spanish speakers.
- Jail guards punished Spanish-speaking inmates for failing to understand their commands in English, sometimes putting them in solitary confinement for that reason.
- Jail guards refused to accept grievance forms and "tank orders," which allow inmates to request basic daily services, that are written in Spanish."

"Investigators discovered a "widespread pattern or practice of law enforcement and jail activities that discriminate against Latinos." The "typical characteristic" of the sheriff's Human Smuggling Unit is one of prejudicial harassment "rather than the effective enforcement of immigration law," the DOJ report says. "

"U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yanked the 287(g) program from Maricopa County jails today because of a finding that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office abused the rights of Latinos."

"The federal government issued a scathing report Thursday that outlines how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged citizen complaints."

"The civil rights report said federal authorities will continue to investigate complaints of deputies using excessive force against Latinos, whether the sheriff's immigration efforts damage trust with the Hispanic community and a large number of sex-crimes cases that were assigned to the agency but weren't followed up on or investigated at all."

"A review done as part of the investigation found that 20 percent of traffic reports handled by Arpaio's immigrant-smuggling squad from March 2006 to March 2009 were stops -- almost all involving Latino drivers -- that were done without reasonable suspicion."

There is much evidence that Joe Arpaio acted unjustly against Latino's, and that those actions are not a result of enforcing a single immigration law that violates three different amendments....

Debate Round No. 2


Joe Arpaio is still awesome...
you haven't disproved that

jk, u friggin destroyed me, and Arpaio's an *sshole

well played sir, I respect you.


I thank the Pro for a fun debate nonetheless :)

Fun fact of the round: Joe Arpaio actually claims to have launched an investigation that claims Obama's birth certificate is fake
Debate Round No. 3


espanolproyecto forfeited this round.


Fun Fact of the round: Joe Arpaio recieved a death threat from a man named Adam Cox who threatened to fill Arpaio with a thousand bullets. What was his reason for the death threat and what did the death threat actually say?

""I plan to kill Arpaio first. He will be filled with a thousand bullet holes before the year is out. He won't f*ck with Obama"
Debate Round No. 4


espanolproyecto forfeited this round.


Vote con :)
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by espanolproyecto 4 years ago
I thought it would be difficult to get someone engaged in such a specific debate, so I made it broader
or maybe i'm actually joe arpaio
Posted by imabench 4 years ago
Your love for Joe Arpaio concerns me
Posted by espanolproyecto 4 years ago
I invite anyone to respond to my other more focused debate with a more serious tone.
Posted by Koopin 4 years ago
Count down till pro forfeit in 3.....2......1.....
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