Trump's BFF Sheriff Joe Arpaio Could Face Criminal Contempt Charges

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    Aug 20, 2016 2:08 PM GMT
    Trump's BFF is in trouble. Federal Judge G. Murray Snow has asked the US Attorney's Office to file criminal contempt charges against Arpaio and some of his subordinates over failure to follow the court's instructions in a racial profiling case. Arpaio has "a history of obfuscation and subversion of this court's orders that is as old as this case," Snow wrote, adding that he and a deputy "intentionally made a number of false statements under oath." See http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/20/us/arpaio-criminal-contempt-charges-referral/index.html.

    Arpaio's discriminatory stance against immigration and his unconscionable roundups of undocumented immigrants have garnered national attention and a right-wing fan club. This guy thinks he's above the law. I hope he gets what's coming to him.
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    Aug 20, 2016 2:27 PM GMT
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_ArpaioArpaio styles himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff."[3][4][5] He has been accused of abuse of power, misuse of funds, failure to investigate sex crimes, improper clearance of cases, unlawful enforcement of immigration laws, and election law violations, among others. Because of racial profiling, a Federal court monitor was appointed to oversee his office's operations. The U.S. Department of Justice concluded that Arpaio oversaw the worst pattern of racial profiling in U.S. history, and subsequently filed suit against him for unlawful discriminatory police conduct.[6] As of September, 2015, cases involving Arpaio or his office have cost Maricopa County taxpayers $142 million in legal expenses, settlements, and court awards


    And that's just the first paragraph. Yikes.