UPDATED: see new links below, incl. a paper by the MCSO about the use and role of facial recognition technology at ACTIC, the Arizona fusion center network.
"ONCE A FED ALWAYS A FED"
Ref: New Times letter published Feb 24th
This same question has bewildered the editors and columnists at the New Times as well. Under any normal circumstances, these guys would be indicted given the mountains of evidence. So what's the gig?
"They're conservative." right?
The Obama administration and Nappy Napolitano are libs, right? So they are natural opponents and Nappy Nap and BO should be all over Arpaio and Henderschott, right? So, what's the problem?
The answer to this question is so obvious it's staring everyone in the face. It's truly the pink elephant or 800 lb gorilla in the room.
However, the answer is so large and contrary to the sensibilities of the liberal ninnies at the Phoenix NT, they just can't digest it.
The answer is this.
Barack Obama is a fed.
Nappy Napolitano is a fed.
JOE ARPAIO IS A FED.
DAVE HENDERSCHOTT IS A FED.
Feds dont nab feds. It's as simple as that.
The "liberal" feds will generate tons of media against the "conservative" feds. They may even conduct a sham investigation resulting in more paper. They may even conduct a sham trial.
The one certainty that you can BANK on is that Arpaio and Henderschott will not be fined and will never, ever, end up in jail.
Because feds don't nab feds. Feds don't even nab ex-Feds who are working at the local level on Feds' programs.
If you're a righty, you're asking about now, "But wait! Arpaio is a champion of states rights and one of the good guys!"
He's also ex-DEA and ex-CIA. In other words: A FED.
Henderschott is ex-CIA: A FED.
Nappy Nap is - you got it - ANOTHER FED and always has been: federal district attorney, for example.
Further, the MCSO is tied up in tons of FED homeland security test programs and grants - not very "conservative". Not pro-states-rights. Not "patriot" at all! In fact, quite the opposite: ANTI-states-right and ANTI-patriot. In other words, quite lib. Quite PRO-federal government!
For example, the MCSO received homeland security money to go to Honduras and Belize and conduct " training" with local police. That was even reported in the New Times!
They were testing facial recognition technology developed at ASU and commercialized via none other than Fife Symington's company.
The same technology is now in use in MCSO prisons, in fusion centers, photo radar cameras and in the ACTIC fusion centers where law enforcement surveill law abiding citizens.
In other words: FEDS.
Feds do not nab feds. They may make noise, create paper, do press releases against each other, have a dance off, a yelling match, BUT....
... it's ALL IN THE FAMILY. No one is going to jail. No one is paying a fine. Ever.
Stick that in yer pipe, Feathered Bastard!
ONCE A FED ALWAYS A FED