The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson in North Carolina. Johnson attended the “Border School” of Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) this year, refining some of the very skills that got Johnson sued.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement stripped Alamance County of its 287(g) and Secure Communities agreements earlier this year after a DOJ investigation determined that the ACSO engaged in racial profiling. “The discriminatory conduct we observed is deeply rooted in a culture that begins with Sheriff Johnson and permeates the entire agency,” said Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez.
The Center for Immigration Studies, of course, called the allegations of racial profiling “flimsy” last year—several months later, the results of the investigation proved otherwise. The Center for Imimgration Studies has upheld Johnson as a good sheriff and hosted him, along with his traveling companion, Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page, to speak as panelists at CIS events. In complete fairness, Johnson didn’t hide his bigotry all that well:
“Their values are a lot different, their morals, than what we have here,” Johnson said, of Mexicans, to the Raleigh News & Observer [recounted by the Independent Weekly]. “In Mexico, there’s nothing wrong with having sex with a 12-,13-year-old girl …They do a lot of drinking down in Mexico.”
Will CIS come to the rescue of their golden boy now, as he continues to embarrass his state? We aren’t holding our breath.