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    Obama DOJ Pursuing Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    Obama DOJ Pursuing Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    They finally found someone they want to prosecute.

    On the day before early voting began in Arizona, Obama’s Department of Justice decided to pursue charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a widely known opponent of illegal immigration.

    This is nothing short of stunning.

    The Associated Press reports, via NBC News:

    Feds to Pursue Contempt Charges Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    Prosecutors said Tuesday they will charge Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt-of-court for defying a judge’s orders to end his signature immigration patrols in Arizona, exposing the 84-year-old lawman to the possibility of jail time and clouding his political future as he seeks a seventh term.

    The announcement in federal court sets in motion criminal proceedings against the sheriff less than a month before Election Day and comes as he has taken on a prominent role on the national political stage in 2016, appearing alongside Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on several occasions.

    Arpaio has acknowledged violating the order to stop the immigration patrols but insists his disobedience wasn’t intentional.

    U.S. District Judge Murray Snow previously recommended criminal contempt charges against Arpaio but left it up to federal prosecutors to actually bring the case.

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

    Arpaio could face up to six months in jail if convicted of misdemeanor contempt.

    The best part of the report comes at the end…

    “No one is above the law, and today’s announcement in court epitomizes the strength of the judicial system,” Democratic opponent Paul Penzone said.

    No one is above the law? You could’ve fooled us.

    Here’s a video report from ABC 15 News in Arizona:

    Sean Davis of The Federalist noted the irony on Twitter:

    The politicization of our federal government is now complete and the message being sent is loud and clear. Anyone who’s part of the leftist coalition gets a pass. Anyone who isn’t is fair game.

    Featured image via YouTube.


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    “Arpaio has acknowledged violating the order to stop the immigration patrols but insists his disobedience wasn’t intentional…”

    One must also remember that coming across the borders without permission is a crime. Although the judge has forbidden the law enforcement officer from pursuing this crime, these illegal immigrants frequently carry drugs for the organization which organizes the northward trip (also a crime), and quite often criminal aliens who have been deported are in the group (also a crime).

    So just because a judge has decided not to enforce some laws, doesn’t make these people saints.

    Zachary | October 12, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I know it’s wrong, but I have zero sympathy for this jackass. Make him wear pink and sleep in a tent in the desert for all I care.

    mailman | October 12, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Whats this guys crime? Enforcing the law?

    You know what would have been sweet, sweet irony? If the protesters had been targeted and all the illegal aliens arrested and deported! 🙂


    Merlin01 | October 12, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Arpaio’s poll numbers will go up and the election is over…Arpaio wins!

    Sheriffs are a major obstacle to federal attempts to centralize law enforcement. I’ll be sending another 100 bucks to Joe.

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