That lawsuit is the big Melendres v. Arpaio racial profiling case, which is being pursued by the legal firm Steptoe and Johnson, the ACLU and MALDEF on behalf of several plaintiffs who allege racial profiling at the hands of MCSO deputies. The suit seeks to establish that the MCSO is engaging in the pattern and practice of violating the civil rights of Hispanics in Maricopa County. The organization Somos America (We Are America) is one of the plaintiffs.
ACORN, however, is not a plaintiff, and has not joined the lawsuit. But, hey, those facts won’t get Arpaio’s flaccid jowls on TV with Glenn Beck or Lou Dobbs, capisce?
In the release, Arpaio, apparently at mental war with reality, suggests that ACORN is using “state and federal funds meant to help poor people to conduct a campaign against me and my officers.” Heh, like Arpaio gives a dormouse’s patootie about poor people. Save for the fact that he likes to arrest them, especially if they’re brown.