Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Obama going after his ENEMIES - Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio to face criminal charges over immigration patrols

PHOENIX - Prosecutors said Tuesday they will charge Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt of court over immigration patrols.

The announcement was made the day before early voting starts in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s bid for a seventh term as metro Phoenix’s top law enforcer, his toughest fight yet after more than two decades in office. Arpaio, who calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” made a name for himself cracking down on illegal immigration and forcing jail inmates to wear pink underwear.

The charges were revealed at a hearing to discuss issues raised by another judge’s request that Arpaio face criminal contempt charges after refusing to stop targeting Latinos in patrols.

Prosecutor John Keller said in court that the government will bring charges, with the next step being a court filing that’s akin to a criminal complaint.

Arpaio could face up to six months in jail if convicted of misdemeanor contempt. Arpaio has already been found guilty of civil contempt of court in relation the the patrols.

Arpaio has acknowledged violating the order from U.S. District Judge Murray Snow but insists it wasn’t intentional. Snow disagreed, concluding Arpaio knowingly continued the patrols because he believed his immigration enforcement efforts would help his 2012 re-election campaign.

Chad Willems, Arpaio’s campaign manager, said the sheriff doesn’t have anything to worry about with the hearing occurring just before early voting begins.

“It’s more of a procedural matter at this point today. Our efforts and our internal numbers are showing the sheriff is in a very strong position going into early ballots,” Willems said.Snow also requested criminal charges against Arpaio and his second in command, Jerry Sheridan, for withholding 50 hard drives in a secret investigation that critics say targeted Snow.

The racial profiling lawsuit that Arpaio lost more than three years ago morphed into a contempt case after the sheriff was accused of violating court orders. It revealed deep flaws in Arpaio’s internal investigations, which Snow said had been manipulated to shield sheriff’s officials from accountability.

County taxpayers have shelled out $48 million so far in the profiling case, and the costs are expected to reach $72 million by next summer. That includes $17 million in spending ordered by Snow to make changes to the agency.

Arpaio would face up to six months in jail if convicted of misdemeanor criminal contempt and an unspecified sentencing range if such a conviction is deemed a felony.

A felony contempt conviction would force Arpaio from office, while he could remain sheriff with a misdemeanor conviction. If prosecutors charge him, the case is not expected to be designated as a misdemeanor or felony until later.

Among his many exploits, Arpaio is known nationwide for forcing inmates to wear pink underwear and jailing them in canvas tents during Phoenix’s triple-degree summer heat. He has faced his most crushing legal defeats in the nearly 9-year-old racial profiling case, which focused on his immigration patrols.


Anonymous said...

JOKE-BAMA and his sense of justice once again.

Anonymous said...

This happened years ago too. Big headline in paper and then he gets aquitted!
The info on the aquittal was on page 24!
Nothing like a little bias!!!!!
Good luck Sheriff Joe!

Anonymous said...

PARDON ME, Mr. Obama
I sold Crack Cocaine in the Ghetto
I didn't kill no body
I stamped out every roach I saw
I helped little old ladies carry groceries
I gave 10% of my profits to Salvation Army
I bought Girl Scout Cookies
I'm tired of living in jail
PARDON ME, Mr. Obama

Anonymous said...

The County Sheriff IS the law of the land.

Anonymous said...

Fuck him and Obama both.

Anonymous said...

this guy is the real deal along with Sheriff Clarke in Milwaukee...people in Arizona love this man and know what he does is in their best interests,,, typical dems in by my rules or don't play....

Anonymous said...

When they arest BO, I hope they let Arpaio put his cuffs on him.

Anonymous said...

Is this the time to unite and run the trash out of Washington?

Anonymous said...

Not only does Obama violate the Constitution by refusing to enforce our immigration laws because he believes that the will of the people is "gridlock", he prosecutes the police officer who does try to enforce our immigration laws because he won't do it.

This is a dictatorship. Our leaders ignore our laws and do as they wish with the active collusion of the media and the rapidly expanding share of the population consisting of lawless negroes, illegal beaners, militant homo activists, and millennial snowflakes.

The government is officially out of control. They are making it up as they go along without even pretending to follow the law or give a damn what anybody thinks about it.

This will not end well.

Anonymous said...

What does he care so old he can die anytime!!