“America’s toughest sheriff”, legendary sheriff and law enforcement officer, Joe Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled Monday that Arpaio was guilty of criminal contempt.
Criminal contempt is a Class 1 misdemeanor that carries a maximum punishment of six months in jail, probation and a fine.
Judge Snow ordered Joe Arpaio and the rest of the department back in 2011 to stop detaining illegal immigrants. It is also interesting to note that Judge Snow was nominated by George W. Bush. Perhaps the deep state has an invested interest in weakening our borders and starting wars.
After Snow issued that order, MCSO continued to detain people. Snow found Arpaio in civil contempt and requested he be prosecuted for criminal contempt. Prosecutors agreed and Arpaio’s trial was held this summer in front of Bolton.
According to Bolton, the prosecutors successfully proved, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the former sheriff knew of Snow’s order and willfully disobeyed it by detaining immigrants.
Bolton also referred to the agency’s human smuggling unit’s shift summaries that indicate about 171 people were illegally detained in violation of Snow’s order.
This is ridiculous. Law enforcement and border patrol can’t arrest or detain unless they break state laws. Uhh, but, entering the country illegally doesn't count as breaking U.S. law under Judge Snow’s preliminary injunction.
And it was a tough case to fight. Arpaio had stated at the time of Judge Snow's ruling and in the days after that he would continue protecting citizens and enforcing the law. Keep an eye out for how this story continues to unfold.
Now that Bolton found Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt, she must sentence him. He was scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 5 after a pre-sentence report is prepared and presented to the court along with recommendations from the prosecutor and from the defense.
Arpaio has said he will appeal the ruling, which does not come as a shock. He had already argued that the prosecutors waited too long to file charges and were outside the statute of limitations.
The liberals hate this man. Arpaio is the man who filed a lawsuit just hours after the Obama administration launched their amnesty program. “America’s toughest sheriff” also wasn’t afraid to call bull dung on Obama’s birth certificate and launch an investigation. He’s come far too close to the truth, one too many times, for the liberals to keep letting him walk around a free man.