DHS blamed release of illegal aliens on Sheriff Joe Arpaio and then tried to shut him up about it

From this:

The spat between controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) surfaced on July 23 and 24 when the sheriff's deputies were ordered by ICE officials to release illegal immigrants who had been caught in a broader criminal sweep. Sheriff Arpaio complained to the media; a federal spokesman claimed the release was the sheriff's fault; and the sheriff then released audiotapes proving that ICE officials, not he, had ordered the release.

Caught looking foolish, ICE officials threatened to withdraw the sheriff's authority to enforce any immigration laws because the sheriff had violated a ban on contacting the media without first obtaining approval from the Department of Homeland Security, which is ICE's parent agency...


They are getting more evil by the day...Facism raises its ugly head. Speaking of ugly heads..Fat Janet fits the bill....

The Sheriff violated a ban by talking to the media without obtaining approval? I know the obvious reasons why the DHS wants proir approval.....but what is the "official" reason?

The "official" reason is they DO NOT WANT TO STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.Obama needs those votes desperately as Americans wake up to what a horrible choice they made!

The feds are trying to dictate what sheriff joe can say, and they are violating his rights. I hope he sues them given their malice towards him. The propaganda factor (making false statements of fact which they knew would be broadcasted) is reason alone to sue these government hacks personally under section 1983 and take everything they own after about 10 years of litigation. This is fascism, like it or not.