"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
In a perfect world
Sheriff” Joe Arpaio was found guilty Monday of misdemeanor criminal
contempt without the benefit of a jury of his peers. The guilty ruling,
by Bill Clinton-appointed U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, is the
latest chapter of a nearly decade-long saga of legal proceedings
against Sheriff Joe initiated by leftist groups opposed to his
aggressive policing of illegal aliens. The 85-year-old Arpaio now faces
up to six months in jail.
charges against Arpaio stem from a civil rights suit demanding he cease
“racial profiling” in his Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office’s
immigration enforcement operations. After a federal judge issued an
order demanding certain practices, Arpaio was charged with contempt for
continuing to try to enforce the law as he saw fit.
Arpaio was charged only with a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of
six-months in jail, the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee him a
right to trial by a jury of his peers. Arpaio and his attorneys
repeatedly petitioned for a jury, only to be denied by Judge Bolton in
March and again in May. Sources familiar with the proceedings have told
Breitbart News the decision to charge only the misdemeanor was likely a
ploy by federal prosecutors to avoid a jury trial in the community
where Arpaio served as sheriff for more than 20 years