8. Joe Arpaio didn’t seem to care much about sex crimes occurring in Maricopa County. Like at all. Hundreds of sexual assault and child-molestation cases were allegedly ignored and mishandled by his sheriff’s office while Arpaio chased the spotlight. Arpaio’s meticulously cultivated tough guy image didn’t extend to harsh treatment for sex criminals. Wonder why? Maybe it’s because one of his “Sheriff’s Posse” members was a big fan of child porn. … [Read more...] about The Maricopa County Cavalcade of Horrors: Joe Arpaio’s 10 Greatest Hits
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The blog item said incorrectly that Donahoe had been “forced to resign in disgrace,” when in fact he delayed his planned retirement because of the controversies. The hearings were “a trumped-up, meritless witch hunt,” the blog went on, and “the more sunlight shines on this issue in Arizona, the more the cockroaches who are prosecuting conservatives will start to scatter.” … [Read more...] about The Prosecutor on Trial: Ex-Maricopa County Attorney Faces Disbarment for Political Acts
He was first arrested on charges related to marijuana possession in Phoenix in 1996 and sentenced to four months in jail, the Bee reported. He served his time and was deported in 1997, when Bill Clinton was president, only to be deported again in 2001 soon after being arrested on marijuana charges, according to the Bee. … [Read more...] about Trump’s new immigration ad was panned as racist. Turns out it was also based on a falsehood.
On Friday, Judge Murray Snow, working out of the U.S. District of Arizona, ruled that probable cause existed for the following: 1) Arpaio purposefully failed to turn over records to a court official, even though he’d promised to do so under oath [The sheriff was allegedly running an investigation into the judge to discredit him]; 2) he continued immigration patrols even though Snow told him to stop; and 3) aide Jerry Sheridan hid about 1,500 stolen IDs [His deputies allegedly pocketed items during traffic stops]. … [Read more...] about ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Faces Federal Criminal Contempt Claim
His officers stopped Latino drivers four to nine times more frequently than they stopped others, and Arpaio became known for using derogatory terms such as “Mexican bitches.” He also oversaw a series of bizarre and draconian tactics in his county’s prison system, including forcing some people to parade around in pink underwear and reportedly calling his state’s jail a “concentration camp.” His office also ignored hundreds of sex abuse cases, according to an Associated Press investigation. … [Read more...] about Mike Pence Praises Sheriff Joe Arpaio As ‘Champion’ Of The Law