Joe Arpaio's Contemptuous of the Court, So Judge Snow Should Find Him in Contempt

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Forget playing chicken with this guy Judge Snow, it's a waste of time...

Among other things, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a liar and a coward.

To prove my point, I could go into Arpaio's history of dodging debates with re-election rivals, his opportune moments of amnesia under oath, and his sloughing off responsibility for MCSO scandals onto subordinates.

But let's examine more recent events: Arpaio's latest shenanigans regarding the ACLU's groundbreaking civil rights case Melendres v. Arpaio.

You'll recall what Arpaio and his henchmen regularly "forget": That last May, as a result of a 2012 bench trial, federal Judge G. Murray Snow found the MCSO guilty of racially profiling Latinos in Maricopa County and ordered that this unconstitutional activity cease.

In October, after the parties in Melendres failed to come up with an agreement implementing Snow's order, the judge issued a 59-page final injunction, giving the MCSO a laundry list of reforms and requirements to institute and follow.

Then in January, Snow appointed Robert Warshaw, a former Rochester, New York, police chief, to act as monitor over the MCSO.

Arpaio is appealing Snow's rulings to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals -- with our money, naturally.

So far, the county tells me that Joe's defense in Melendres, including the appeal to the Ninth Circuit has cost taxpayers $1.7 million, a pittance for Joe.

Remember the $100 million he swiped from protected accounts so he'd have the cash to chase Latinos and pursue his political enemies?

That's not to mention the scores of millions in lawsuits he's cost us, or the millions more it will cost us in Melendres to bring Arpaio into compliance with the U.S. Constitution and Snow's order.

Costs aside, the curious thing about Arpaio's appeal is that it essentially admits that the MCSO is guilty, just not quite as guilty as Judge Snow says it is.


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car_del99
car_del99

Your stupidity will show , by the people you idolize..

devilsbeatwildscums
devilsbeatwildscums

Throw the scum in jail or toss him over the border where they can stone him to death legally.

tullmrgaret
tullmrgaret

hoe get your  go   to talk to putin in  Russ\ia he has  majer   dirt on  obozoe

tullmrgaret
tullmrgaret

hoe get your  pocy  to talk to putin in  Russ\ia he has  mager  dirt on  obozoe

Edward Vidrios
Edward Vidrios

When he's out of office, half your paper will be empty because you'll have nothing to report on.

Anna McPherson
Anna McPherson

I have mixed feelings. I believe that jail should be remembered as the next step toward prison. It is not a picnic-but a reminder that prison is worse. I just don't understand how the officers can do what they do and call it justice. But again times have changed.

Jenny L Stephens
Jenny L Stephens

Sherriff Joe will be AZ's next govener,more people love him then hate him,God bless you Joe and may God keep the devil and his puppet libs away from you

Jenny L Stephens
Jenny L Stephens

Libs want to get anyone that does not abide by their way's,they are ruthless,bullies and got their tongues stuck up obama and hillary's ass!

Chad Parsley
Chad Parsley

He should be IN his jails, not running them.

johnlancaster85035
johnlancaster85035

It s interesting how an "ARTICLE" that came out about the Supreme Court denying Jan brewer an appeal on sb1070 s provision on harboring immigrants,was quickly hushed away.Just proves Jan brewer is still determined as ever, to drag "THE GREAT STATE OF ARIZONA'S' image into the ground.In front of a national audience."SHAME ON YOU GOVERNOR BREWER".SHAME ON YOU.

alittle918
alittle918

Its amazing how Joe and his corrupt cronies can lie in federal court about racially profiling which violates MCSO policy for truthfulness.  A policy violation which carries an automatic punishment of dismissal.  MCSO has fired many deputies and detention staff for truthfulness issues but yet the very command who wrote the policy can violate it and not face any punishment...Joe MUST GO

Lori Holt
Lori Holt

No. He come help sheriff Paul on the border

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Judge Snow either needs to do something or just admit he's Arpaio's bitch.

Enough is enough.

Jerry Young
Jerry Young

Instead of all the toxic spewing, I'd like to read what could be done that's a better way of enforcing the law?

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

Does anyone else get the impression that Lemons has a perverted sexual fantasy that involves him and Arpaio. It wouldn't surprise me if he had a picture of the sheriff in his wallet and when along in his office he drools over it while touching himself

Don Collins
Don Collins

Looks too me some of the comments on here are people that met Joe's wrath , "NEWS FLASH" to fu--en bad !!!!!!!!

DNichols
DNichols

Arpaio a "Coward"?

I don't think Arpaio has ever faced a Man in his life, however he did yell at the Woman Mayor of the Town of Guadalupe in front of the Media Circus that followed him, and filmed his bravery against Little Miss Himenez.

Arpaio puffed up and acted real tough right to her face, what a Man?!

Jimmy Green
Jimmy Green

The border "should" be secure. But it isn't.

Jimmy Green
Jimmy Green

Who taught you how to write a headline?

Vince Rafferty
Vince Rafferty

see patrick that's an awesome keyboard warrior response. The kind that would have you sucking your dinner through a straw because your jaw would be wired shut from talking that shit to my face.

Original-American
Original-American

If Judge Snow keeps up with his cowardly pace. The entire court system will be deemed weak and ineffective in upholding the U.S. Constitution as well as protecting the Rights of American citizens from political tyrants like arpaio. Judge Snow seriously needs to act accordingly and give the U.S. Marshals the green light to place arpaio under arrest for contempt of court. So that the American citizens can be assured of their Rights and Freedom.

DNichols
DNichols

"Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a liar, and a coward."

Bravo Mr. Lemons your intro can not even be disputed by Joe's most faithful brain washed lemmings.

Spot on!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

dont forget Joe's own words (ones he SAID, not ones someone else wrote and he claims are his)................."there is nothing in the constitution that says just because you havent been convicted, you cant wear pink underwear or eat green bologna"...................you were FOUND guilty Joe, just NOT convicted............where are your pink undies and why arent you eating green bologna? theres nothing in the constitution that says you shouldnt be in pink and eating surplus food. show us that you believe in the law as you describe it, let it apply to you

Juan Guevara
Juan Guevara

Jajaja, for president? We don't want Maricones.

Bob Rickabaugh
Bob Rickabaugh

No,, leave Joe alone and let him do the job that has kept all of you whiners safe over the years

DNichols
DNichols

@alittle918

Ain't that the truth?!

The way Arpaio  professionally use's  "I don't recall" while under oath is sickening!

This is flat out lying to the Court.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Zip it Robert. The adults are busy having a conversation.

DNichols
DNichols

@John043012, and azn?

Do you sicko's ever read the insane , mental comments you post?!

Please seek help.

RobertGraham29
RobertGraham29

@john043012 That's no secret. He wants Arpaio to fuck him in the ass but sorry Lemons, Arpaio doesn't play that way.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@john043012  

Nope, that sounds more like you're habits.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@john043012  So John, I guess you didn't know the Clowns Sheriff's hero is J Edgar Hoover - a famous cross dresser!  And the Joke LOVES to see men walk around in pink boxers.....

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

LOL...

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

Sadly, I suspect that if Joe's methods were really keeping anybody safe, they wouldn't be under this level of scrutiny by the feds.

In fact, though, the only thing Joe accomplishes is to create an inflated image of a Sheriff "enforcing laws that nobody else will".


If you're impressed by inflated images, cruise past a few car lots.  You can see giant gorillas, dinosaurs ... lots of fun things that don't cost the taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fees.


MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Bob, that dilapidated old man hasn't been doing his job for 21 years. You must not live in Arizona or Nazicopa County.

DNichols
DNichols

@Bob

Arpaio,s Deputies have kept people safe, Arpaio is a "Coward" that has cost tax payers millions for his personal security battallion to protect his chicken crap butt.

Wake up?!

azgrantorino
azgrantorino

@DNichols There are 2 sets of policies for MCSO....those the deputy chiefs live by and the rank and file.  Joe will not hesitate to sacrifice one of his deputy chiefs in the name of PR and campaign money.  He specializes in throwing subordinates under the bus. (i.e., Hendershott).  Granted, they should be run over, but basically Joe runs his meetings like Sons of Anarchy.

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