The repercussions of the eight year crime spree perpetrated by the Obama administration are still being felt. Liberals never give up, and they will hound someone (regardless of the facts) like a pack of rabid dogs until their prey is destroyed.
In addition to the travesty of socialized government healthcare forced on free American citizens, now Joe Arpaio, former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona is facing a jail sentence. He was found guilty by a Clinton-appointed judge yesterday, in the lengthy and severe leftist persecution of a man simply trying to do his job.
The decision is a clear case of political activism. Countless legal and criminal experts have weighed in on the matter, agreeing that there was simply no proof on which U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton based her ruling.
In fact, the entire process has been carefully constructed to stack the deck against “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” The man who dedicated his life to law enforcement was just too effective. Leftists had to eliminate him even if it involved injustice and manipulative mendacity.
For 24 years, Sheriff Arpaio was tough on illegal immigration. The number of human traffickers running trucks filled with dead and dying children that went through Maricopa County under his watch was nearly non-existent, and he arrested those who were in the country criminally. However, that didn’t mesh with the Obama administration’s plan for the destruction of America.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Department of Justice under criminal Loretta Lynch began to target the law abiding sheriff in 2007. They brought a racial profiling lawsuit against Arpaio, which fell to Judge G. Murray Snow in Arizona’s District Court. Snow, unnecessarily, blocked a public hearing and found Arpaio in civil contempt. He then recommended the Sheriff for criminal prosecution.
Snow’s brother-in-law was a legal representative for the unjust prosecution, but Snow failed to disclose that fact until the proceedings were under way. Likewise, the DOJ timed the announcement of the criminal prosecution to coincide with the day before the election. Sheriff Joe didn’t have a chance.
Snow was not impartial. According to court documents, Snow’s wife told a friend that the judge “hates” Arpaio and “will do anything to get [Arpaio] out of office.” This statement was overheard both by the friend’s husband and also by their son, but Snow refused to recuse himself. He also had ex parte conversations with the prosecution. Essentially, everything about the case was designed to oust the sheriff.
Snow dragged the case out and then referred it to Loretta Lynch. The Obama administration planned to charge Arpaio with criminal charges. Enter Susan Bolton, Clinton appointee. Snow issued an injunction in 2011 that basically said the Arizona sheriff could not detain criminals if their only crime was being n the country illegally. Sheriff Joe continued to do his job and arrest illegal aliens.
He was denied a jury trial, the DOJ opting for a misdemeanor charge instead of one that would have allowed citizens to hear evidence. Bolton, towing the line for the leftists in the nation said that Arpaio was in contempt because he ignored the injunction.
However, the truth of the matter is that Judge Snow’s wording was vague and ambiguous. Sheriff Joe did not break the law. He simply did his job in arresting people here who were criminal residents. Bolton said that he wasn’t supposed to arrest criminals whose offences only entailed being in America illegally.
From 2011 to 2013, Arpaio’s department turned over 171 criminals to ICE. Bolton was angry that the sheriff conducted “business as usual no matter who said otherwise,” and cited the lawman’s own quotes to back up her claims.
Bolton actually claimed that Snow’s injunction, “clearly said something that it did not even say: that the MCSO was prohibited from turning illegal aliens over to Border Patrol or ICE.” Perhaps she’s clairvoyant. This isn’t a ruling, it’s a personal vendetta.
However, America’s Toughest Sheriff isn’t going down without a fight. His attorney Jack Wilenchik says they will appeal the decision mostly because of improper evidence. He said the judge “violated the United States Constitution by issuing her verdict without even reading it to the defendant in public court. Her verdict is contrary to what every single witness testified in the case.” Wilenchik wants a jury trial.
So does Jerry Sheridan, Arpaio’s former chief deputy. He said, “The Sheriff Joe I know and worked with is an honest, law-abiding lawman.” He added, “I never witnessed one unethical action on his part in all of the years I worked alongside him. He did not deliberately violate any court order, and now, for a judge to find him guilty of this is a tragedy. In fact, no MCSO personnel intentionally violated the judge’s order.”
Of course, those who want to see America brought to her knees and overrun with anyone who cares to cross the border are thrilled by the unjust ruling. Carlos Garcia, president of the Puente Human Rights Movement thinks that everything Arpaio did was wrong.
He supports a sanctuary state policy, and said, “As long as ICE is in the jails, Arpaio is still in control.” Further stating that “True justice will be served when Sheriff Penzone ends all collaboration with ICE and finally breaks with the legacy of Sheriff Arpaio.”
Others disagree. In fact, Sheriff Joe supporters outnumber leftists by an amazing amount.
The National Center for Police Defense issued a statement calling the verdict a “travesty of justice.” James Fotis, the center’s president told reporters, “As I sat in the courtroom and listened to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s trial, I knew any reasonable man or woman who was there to pass judgment on this honest, law abiding man who gave his life to the rule of law could never find him guilty on the evidence presented.”
The former sheriff could receive up to six months in jail, but that scenario is highly unlikely. Sentencing won’t take place until October, so there’s still plenty of time for an appeal to be filed.
Regardless of the eventual outcome, the fact remains that Sheriff Joe’s only real crime was standing up to the Obama administration and the hordes of illegal immigrants spreading across the country.
Judge Bolton acted without evidence and without reason. Arpaio is a true patriot beset upon by rabid liberal political-death squads. Hopefully, under the new administration, he’ll be vindicated and the ruling will be overturned.