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    Default Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted Of Criminal Contempt

    He was my Hitler Sheriff. I liked him. (couldn't help it.)


    NPR (ugh.)
    Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted Of Criminal Contempt




    Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff who garnered nationwide attention for his crackdown on illegal immigration, has been convicted of criminal contempt by a federal judge in Arizona. The ruling carries a possible maximum sentence of six months in jail and a monetary fine for the 85-year-old Arpaio.

    The misdemeanor criminal conviction handed down Monday by District Judge Susan Bolton found that Arpaio knowingly violated a federal judge's order in 2011. At that time, Arpaio was told he could not detain immigrants simply because they lacked legal status — but for 18 months, his deputies carried on with the practice.

    For these violations, Arpaio was found to have committed civil contempt. But Arpaio has long maintained he did not do so intentionally — and so is innocent of criminal contempt — because the judge's order was unclear. As member station KJZZ notes, "his attorneys argued that the violations were a result of poor communication and a lack of understanding by Arpaio and his command staff."

    Now, Bolton has rejected Arpaio's argument.

    "Arpaio's supporters believe this criminal case is really about politics — Democrats trying to hurt a Republican sheriff," Jude Joffe-Block and Amita Kelly reported for NPR last month. "Those supporters hoped the Trump administration would drop the criminal case" — but federal prosecutors continued to press forward anyway.



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    member the overflow tents? the pink jumpsuits? the pnut butter/jelly sammiches? No porn. No weight rooms. 'Old Movie nite'?
    hahahaha... drove the SJWs krazee.

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    The judge had the charges lessened to misdemeanor, so Joe Arpaio could not get a jury trial, as he tried to do when it was felony charges.

    (no, you do not have a right to trial by jury, sorry, you have no rights, and never really did).

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    member the overflow tents? the pink jumpsuits? the pnut butter/jelly sammiches? No porn. No weight rooms. 'Old Movie nite'?
    hahahaha... drove the SJWs krazee.
    He also cost them tens of milllions of dollars in lawsuits. Don't forget that raid with a tank and SWAT team and Steven Seagal on a chicken ranch accused of cock fighting.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkai.../#7009c1557489

    The story of Steven Seagal accompanying Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s raid on an Arizona man suspected of cock-fighting seems almost humorous. Almost, that is, until you think about police driving into your own home with a tank and killing your dog, which is what happened when Seagal drove a tank into Jesus Llovera’s house.

    Seagal told a local radio station that animal cruelty was one of his pet peeves, and since the bust was an animal cruelty bust – which apparently requires the use of several armored cars, a tank, and dozens of sheriff’s deputies in full riot gear – Seagal decided to go along for the ride…and kill hundreds of roosters and a puppy in the process.

    So much for animal cruelty. It turns out, of course, that Seagal was just joining the ranks of reality TV stars, blending the line between reality and television, and the line between entertainment and justice. And now he’s being sued to the tune of $100,000 by Llovera, who is also demanding a written apology from Seagal to his children for killing their puppy.

    Seagal has also accompanied Arpaio’s sheriffs in cracking down on illegal immigrants. I guess being a tough guy in the movies is just never enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    He also cost them tens of milllions of dollars in lawsuits.
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    He cost them tens of millions in lawsuits filed by criminals here illegally.

    What a country!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ting-raid.html

    Llovera has been charged with 115 felony counts of owning, possessing, keeping or training roosters with the intent to fight.

    More than 100 birds were euthanized at the scene and the remaining birds will be turned over to a third party, investigators said.
    I hate cops . I think cock fighting should be legal because animals are property. But pretending that there isn't money involved and the cops should just knock on the door is a bit naive.

    http://www.azfamily.com/story/207564...r-over-az-raid
    Suit tossed against sheriff's office, actor over AZ raid
    Posted: Jan 28, 2013 7:20 PM EST
    Updated: Feb 11, 2013 7:47 PM EST

    A lawsuit has been dismissed against actor Steven Seagal and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office over an arrest that a Phoenix-area man claimed was staged for the sake of good television.

    The suit, filed in U.S. District Court, was tossed after Jesus Llovera, 43, of Laveen, pleaded guilty to cockfighting and drug possession charges in Maricopa County Superior Court last week.
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    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    He cost them tens of millions in lawsuits filed by criminals here illegally.
    It's almost as if they have rights or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    It's almost as if they have rights or something.
    They have no right to be here. That's where it should stop.

    She thinks its ok to openly break immigration law, but how dare he infringe on a right she doesn't actually have?

    Noemi Romero said she suffered when she was arrested by Arpaio's officers on accusations of forgery and identity theft during a 2013 raid on a Phoenix supermarket. She used her mother's identity to land a job as a cashier.

    She spent two months in jail before she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to time served.

    Romero could not take part in a government program that would protect her from deportation because of her felony conviction.
    But this $#@! filed a lawsuit because she felt racially profiled? Screw that - stereotypes exist by definition.

    He is right. these are people we do not need here.

    he profiling case has already cost taxpayers $66 million for attorney fees, officer training and an alert system to spot problematic behavior by sheriff's deputies. Over the next year, it will cost an additional $26 million, largely for adding officers to the effort to comply with a court-ordered overhaul of the agency.

    The financial hemorrhaging is expected to persist until the sheriff's office fully complies with court-ordered changes for three straight years.
    He isn't the problem. Their presence in this country, along with the plethora of cottage industries that surround them, are the problem. Trump should pardon him and put him in charge of ICE. Well, as soon as he finishes appointing justices to the federal court system.

    http://www.ktre.com/story/36018144/j...his-conviction
    Last edited by angelatc; 08-02-2017 at 07:57 AM.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    6 months in the can, its not like he's being made to wear pink panties.

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    And yet Hillary Clinton still walks around free.
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    ...a whole lot of republican-radio numbskulls just love this miserable drug warrior, arpaio...ugh...

    ...i hope he rots for his part in ruining people's lives in conduct of this gd fool drug war...just another glaring example of how much republicans/crats suck...ugh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnay View Post
    And yet Hillary Clinton still walks around free.
    Pretty much sums up the Trump presidency
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    Quote Originally Posted by jllundqu View Post
    Pretty much sums up the Trump presidency
    I think it is a matter of time now. Lots of things are starting to come out about that whole corruption and connections with Seth Rich's murder.
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    http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-w...yers-millions/

    Not including the cockfight SWAT raid:

    Maricopa sheriff lawsuits cost taxpayers millions

    On Monday, records released by county officials show a four-year political feud with county officials in which Arpaio was a central player has cost taxpayers $38 million.

    The following is look at some of Arpaio’s legal costs over his 21-year tenure as sheriff.

    OFFICIAL CHARGED — $3.5 MILLION

    Maricopa County taxpayers paid former Supervisor Don Stapley $3.5 million to settle his abuse-of-power lawsuit against Arpaio. Stapley’s lawsuit arose out of two failed criminal cases brought against him by the sheriff and an Arpaio ally who was then the county’s top prosecutor. Both criminal cases collapsed in court, without either case ever going to trial. Stapley contended that he had been wrongfully targeted, while Arpaio and his ally maintained they were trying to root out corruption in county government.

    POLICE DOG’S DEATH — $775,000

    The county agreed to pay $775,000 to settle a lawsuit that alleged Arpaio violated Chandler police Sgt. Tom Lovejoy’s rights by arresting him on an animal-abuse charge after the officer’s police dog died from excessive heat in August 2007 after being left in a hot police vehicle for 12 hours. Lovejoy was acquitted of the misdemeanor charge and accused Arpaio of trumping up the criminal case so the sheriff could exploit the publicity. The sheriff argued the arrest was constitutional because investigators had probable cause to arrest Lovejoy.

    RACIAL PROFILING — $21 MILLION

    Arpaio’s office estimates that it will cost taxpayers more than $21 million over the next 18 months to pay for changes required by a judge who found the agency had systematically racially profiled Latinos in patrols. The compliance costs including hiring a court-appointed official to monitor the agency’s operations, installing video cameras in hundreds of the agency’s patrol vehicles and carrying out additional training to ensure officers aren’t making unconstitutional arrests. Arpaio has said he doesn’t regret getting involved in immigration enforcement and is appealing the judge’s racial-profiling ruling. He has asked the federal government to pick up the compliance tab.

    JAIL DEATH — $3.2 MILLION

    The county paid $3.2 million to settle a lawsuit by a diabetic woman’s family members who alleged she was denied medical treatment while incarcerated in one Arpaio’s jails. Deborah Ann Braillard was brought to the jail in January 2005 and died more than two weeks later at a hospital. The lawsuit alleged that detention officers and health workers within the jail system knew of her condition but did nothing to treat her. Braillard received no insulin or a diabetic diet after she was brought in the jail system and was found face-down her cell after her daughter called the jail. She died 18 days after she was taken to hospital, the lawsuit said. Lawyers for the county said Braillard failed to advise the jail of her condition and denied that she complained about her condition.

    RESTRAINT CHAIR DEATH — $8.25 MILLION

    The county and its excess insurance carrier shared the costs of an $8.25 million settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed the family of a man who died in 1996 during a struggle with detention officers who forced him into a restraint chair and pushed his head into his chest. A medical examiner ruled that Scott Norberg died accidentally by “positional asphyxia.” The lawsuit alleged that Arpaio’s officers suffocated Norberg and the medical examiner’s office covered up evidence of a beating. Federal investigators dropped their investigation of Norberg’s death, saying the evidence is consistent with the opinion of medical examiner. Arpaio said he was confident his officers didn’t do anything wrong and that he believes the Justice Department’s decision exonerated his officers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H. E. Panqui View Post
    ...a whole lot of republican-radio numbskulls just love this miserable drug warrior, arpaio...ugh...

    ...i hope he rots for his part in ruining people's lives in conduct of this gd fool drug war...just another glaring example of how much republicans/crats suck...ugh...

    I dont like people who go around saying they are "law and order" then actually go around and BREAK the law.

    ie: Sheriff Clarke

    In America, the law is king.

    In Trumpistan, the king is law.

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    Default This Trump-might-pardon-him rumor

    I know arpaio said something about a pardon would be nice, but why are people talking about Trump pardoning him now? Shouldn't Arpaio be appealing first? Doesn't he get to appeal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valli6 View Post
    I know arpaio said something about a pardon would be nice, but why are people talking about Trump pardoning him now? Shouldn't Arpaio be appealing first? Doesn't he get to appeal?
    Yes.. it's premature for a pardon
    but
    Trump & Joe are bff's
    Joe is now 85 yo..
    his wife has cancer
    Trump may just want to spare him the aggravation.

    Arpaio has plans for to appeal for a juried trial.
    The conviction was simply a judge's decision.

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    Arpaio



    Updates from Mr. Hudson as I make my way to Phoenix, AZ
    to attend the Trump rally where POTUS is widely expected to pardon controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, or will he?
    Upon arriving in Phoenix, Mike Zullo tells me Sheriff Joe has been "uninvited" to tonight's rally.






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