Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Found Guilty Of Contempt

The New York Daily News reports:

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt Monday. Arpaio, who was booted out of office in November, was charged with misdemeanor contempt-of-court for disobeying a 2011 court order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow in a racial profiling case.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton issued the verdict after closing arguments were delivered to conclude the eight-day federal trial. Arpaio, 85, was ordered to stop traffic patrols targeting immigrants, but he continued to enforce them 17 months after the order was implemented. The judge ruled the patrols had targeted Latinos.

Prosecutors say he used his anti-immigrant rhetoric to promote and raise funds for his 2012 re-election campaign. However, the six-term sheriff said he didn’t intentionally violate the order, blaming his lawyer for not properly explaining the terms to him. Arpaio faces six years in jail, but lawyers in the case have expressed doubt that he’ll be incarcerated because of his age.

  • ben-andy

    Lock him up.

    • RKitty01

      in pink underwear!

      • ben-andy

        Assless chaps.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Ewww !!

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          For a chapped Ass.

        • justme

          prune danish!!

          • ted-

            I just vomited and laughed out the vomit through my nose. Thanks πŸ˜›

          • justme

            should have seen me as I thought of it…:)

        • ted-

          Ew! And yes!

        • lymis

          Point of order. All chaps are assless. Chaps with asses are called pants.

          • Jamie_Johnson

            Tell that to Peter LaBarbera.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Point of order 2. Many chaps are asses.

          • FancyThat

            Point of order 3. Many asses are chapped.

          • Bluto

            I think most of us know that. Assless chaps is just more fun to say.

          • FancyThat

            Point of order. At his age, the ass sags so much, the chaps appear ‘assless.’

          • Nowhereman

            Thank you!

          • RoFaWh

            Jockstraps with asses are called briefs.

        • TrueWords

          NO ONE WANTS THAT…

        • RKitty01

          you want to see his wrinkled ass in a pair of chaps?

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        In a Mexican prison

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      • justme

        with skid marks already in place??

        • RKitty01

          he can make his own

      • olandp

        Bologna on white bread for every meal, confined in a tent in the Arizona desert.

        • Jamie_Johnson

          And let’s not forget the hard labor, so that he learns his lesson.

          Screw this “he’s too old” shit.

      • J Ascher

        He can only have Mexican food while there – especially bean-heavy meals!

    • james1200

      IN HIS OWN JAIL! WITH THE INMATES HE MADE WEAR PINK! I’m gonna die from an overdose of schadenfreude today.

      • Kruhn

        It’s a federal case, so he’ll serve in a federal prison.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Beat him off.

      • Todd20036

        No. No. Just no…..

    • GayOldLady

      He wouldn’t last 20 seconds in Maricopa County jail alongside the very people he’s made the targets of his hatred. He might be an old man but he should serve some sort of jail time, even if it’s in a private cell. He’s never shown mercy and deserves none himself.

    • FAEN

      And throw away the fucking key.

    • TrueWords
    • TrueWords

      Trump and his allies…

      SO MUCH WINNING

  • Cackalaquiano

    Presidential pardon and replacement for Sessions in 3…2…

    • ben-andy

      He won’t get a hearing from the Senate Judiciary Cmte. They like Jeff.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    It’s such a perfect day!
    (Even if it is a Monday.)

  • JWC

    he Donny How’s your day goin so far Sorta feel that you might have the EX-Lax touch

  • MichaelJ

    I can’t image him living his life without harassing immigrants and others at this point, sheriff’s uniform and badge or not. For all the harm he has caused others, and all the time he has demonstrated contempt of the law, he should do years of jail time.

    • JWC

      maybe his entire clan in public “stocks”, just for the first month, for the humiliation factor:

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Still on the Mooch, and competition on Pennsylvania ave:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZe777oON8w

    • William

      I’ll happily return the favor.

  • james1200

    OMG, I’m so happy! It’s like Christmas in August or rather like Christmas came all over my face.

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/ono7fq8s23novzzwjflo.gif

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Well “Merry Christmas” we can say it again I hear.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Better wipe that snow off. People will talk. πŸ˜‰

  • ohh myy

    So a racist, xenophobic douchebag with power to ruin people’s lives, and did, may not go to jail because he’s old???? And this is just normal politics anyway???? WTF

    • Tulle Christensen

      No silly “age” means white in the justice system

    • Hank

      If he was African-American he would be behind bars for the rest of his life!

    • Darrel Cj

      If he is physically vital enough to be in office (and it appears that he was), then he is healthy enough to go to jail. He can’t have it both ways. People like him and Cosby only become old and doddering when it comes time to pay for their crimes.

      • Ninja0980

        Along with many others.
        Old enough to commit a crime, old enough to go to jail for it.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      You mean the racist, xenophobic douchebag with power to ruin people’s lives in AZ, or the one in DC?

  • Derrick Johns

    Well, ok. Can we hang him? Please.

  • Christopher

    I don’t fucking care how old he is, lock his wrinkled ass up!

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      In a Mexican jail. Ours are too crowded.

      • Christopher

        Ha!

        That would be poetic justice!

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Make Mexico pay! (for Arpaio’s room and board).

        • RoFaWh

          Here, have another tortilla. They’re a little stale, btw.

      • Derrick Johns

        impale him in Trump’s wall. Well, a little wall–that will be Arpaio’s memorial.

    • lymis

      That’s hardly fair. His age should be taken into account. Rather than life, he should only get 30 years or so.

    • Treant

      It’s like pleading for leniency because you’re an orphan…and you were convicted of killing your parents.

      I don’t care, to jail with you.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Not a single person in his jail, no matter their age, was not subjected to the same mistreatment. Not one.

    • TrueWords
  • Lumpy Gaga

    In the “I hope you know what I’m talking about” dept:

    I saw an ABC News story about a teen stopped at the Mexican-US border by CBP and forced to drink the superconcentrated meth that was infused in his gatorade-looking beverage bottles.

    The agents are seen laughing it up as they order him to do it.

    $1mill civil settlement.

    No fines, no punishment. Not even a reprimand.

    There’s video. I won’t link to it here.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Fucking thugs have become a law unto themselves. DrΓΌmpf’s gestapo.

  • RichW

    If he was old enough to harass immigrants and citizens and disobey the U.S. courts, he’s old enough to have his sorry ass thrown in prison for years!

  • DrRobY

    Na na na na, na na na na, Hey hey hey, Goodbye!

  • teeveedub

    “Arpaio faces six years in jail, but lawyers in the case have expressed doubt that he’ll be incarcerated because of his age.”

    So, basically, if you’re totally corrupt for enough decades, you get away with no punishment. I’d love to hear AARP’s position on this.

    • RoFaWh

      “Make sure he has excellent medical care so he lives a long time in prison.”

  • Nax

    He’ll be pardoned by Trump and replace Sessions.

  • Donna in Texas

    I can’t stand this man, but in reading about this conviction it was a max of 6 months not 6 years according to the Az. central.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Well, 6 months is a long time for an 85 yr old who never been cage πŸ˜›

  • MonochromeMouse

    Throw his ass in one of the tent-city jails he set up, with the water cut off to his cell.

  • Lazycrockett

    https://twitter.com/IvankaTrump/status/892067409095426048

    Honey you should be the first one shown the door.

    • Treant

      Does that slut have bare arms in the Oval Office?

      • fuzzybits

        Yes,she do.

      • Paula

        What a tramp!!!

        • Treant

          Truly a scarlet woman.

          • another_steve

            But daddy likes her.

            She sits on his lap.

          • RoFaWh

            She does more than that, one suspects.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        What is she holding ?

        • Christopher

          Daddy’s tiny nut sack, perhaps?

    • lymis

      Only because Jared should be one of the first shown the jail cell.

    • bambinoitaliano

      The collective thoughts of those who are witnessing is, how long? and who will be next?.

    • The_Wretched

      Is that a “Handmaid” between Jared and Ivanka?

      And is Ivanka making the ISL sign for what’s directly behind them?

      • ByronK

        She’s there to make Ivanka look thinner.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        “I’m not doing that!” Vonky told Jayjay on their wedding night. Handmaid was hired the next morning.

    • Adam King

      Bitch, you’re not qualified to serve in government in any capacity. Fuck off.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Can’t even type. Still can’t figure out the fax machine.

    • kareemachan

      yeah, fuck off, cnut.

    • Keroleen

      Way to “downplay your influence” there, Ivanka.

  • fuzzybits

    Put him in the pokey anyway.

  • Rene Salinas

    Lock that mofo up.

  • Octavio

    Put him in a Mexican jail for five years. That seems fair.

    • MichaelJ

      Best idea yet.

  • Paula

    Make him live in a halfway house, there in Phoenix, for his six months. That should be fun.

    • Jonathan Smith

      fuck him. make him live in a tent, in a sand pit in the summer months wearing pink.

  • Dick518

    Lock that mother fucker up! He is a piece of shit scum bag…

  • bambinoitaliano

    Another asshole who realize there is no god, no heaven or hell and decide to fuck up everyone else before he bites the dust.

  • The_Wretched

    Make him live in his tent city in the desert.

  • another_steve

    So my man and I go shopping and when we get back home the world has changed. Glad to hear the Mooch thug is out.

    I need to go look for the cat now. Haven’t seen her since the morning, which usually means she’s in a closet somewhere shredding something of value.

  • Tor

    He blamed his lawyer for not properly explaining the terms to him. He is that stupid and still managed to serve 6 terms as sheriff?

    • Dan M

      Blame the voters

      • Todd20036

        Blame both

        • Jonathan Smith

          lets make it fair. lock ’em both up.

    • GayOldLady

      I wonder why he didn’t use “the Mexican’s made me do it” excuse?

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OT – It’s been said a thousand times, but it’s true – There is literally a Trump tweet for every occasion.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f7c2bb0adf63b8a824b1074a1bd71ca5929832b4287995906df9ee0ba0cf52d0.png

    • Todd20036

      Not even that long ago. Gods, what a regime.

    • Gustav2

      An older tweet for every occasion, the Hallmark Crown Shop of tweets.

    • ByronK

      A goat, a dog, just pick one!

      • Jonathan Smith
      • Canadian Observer

        Pick the goat, there are more and better recipes for goat

        • djcoastermark
          • Canadian Observer

            Yummm, that’s what curry looks like before it goes into the pot.

          • kareemachan

            YUMMMM….

          • RoFaWh

            Yogurt curry using goat or lamb:

            1Β½ lbs goat or lamb
            1 onion
            2 cloves garlic
            2-inch piece fresh root ginger

            oil for frying

            Β½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
            1 teaspoon ground cumin
            2 teaspoons chilli powder (Indian, not Mexican)
            2 cartons yogurt, 6-8 oz total.
            salt to taste
            juice of Β½ lemon

            Cut meat into cubes. Mince onion; garlic; and ginger finely (separately, not mixed). Heat some oil in a saucepan and fry onions until golden brown. Add garlic and ginger and fry well. Then add pepper, cumin, and chilli powder. Fry for five more minutes, then add meat. Continue frying until the meat is brown on all sides. Beat the yogurt with the salt and add to the meat. Stir well, lower the heat, and cook slowly until meat is tender.

            Add lemon juice ten minutes before end of cooking time.

            From “Indian Cooking for Pleasure” by Premila Lal.

            I’ve made this with lamb several times. Easy and tasty.

  • Christopher

    “Please drop dead. Please drop dead.”

    Oh, this isn’t the new “lock him up” chant?

    My bad, carry on.

    At least I said please.

    • djcoastermark

      Quite polite, thank you.

  • Mark Austin

    Think trump will pardon him?

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      My guess is yes. His fan base will love it, and that’s all that matters.

    • djcoastermark

      No, hire him.

  • ultragreen

    A misdemeanor offense means a punishment of up to a year in jail. Longer sentences are felonies that are served in prison, so something is not right here.

    • Jonathan Smith

      you mean besides he has not dropped dead yet?

    • Karl Dubhe

      He’s old, and sending him to his own prison would be fitting.

      • Tomcat

        They already shut down tent city.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Make it a prison; for one. πŸ™‚

          /sigh…

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
    • ByronK

      Did they check him for silverware?

      • Hue-Man

        And mini fridge?

        • djcoastermark

          That’s already gone. It’s the microwave this time.

          • Tomcat

            The microwave will tell on him!!!!!

  • William

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

  • Ken M

    Did he check the ages of the immigrants?

  • Nowhereman

    He should not be treated differently because of his age. In fact, put him up in one of his tent jails in pink undies and without air conditioning.

    • grada3784

      Don’t forget the green bologna sandwiches.

  • RJ Bone

    It’s fucking Christmas in July! First Scary Moocher and now Arpaio!

    Is the universe making it up to us after 2016? Can we get mass incarceration of the the upper half of the executive branch and the Congressional Majority, too, please?

    • djcoastermark

      Saving the best presents for the last (day of July)

      • kareemachan

        From your keyboard to Gawd’s monitor.

  • Adam King

    Took way, way too long. Justice delayed is justice denied.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Rick Zajac

    Make him go live in his Tent City.

  • justme

    No truer representative of the American Christian faith ..If ever…

  • rednekokie

    Hee hee — and he’ll look stunning in his new pink underwear, especially with the target painted right on his ass.

    • kareemachan

      Can’t disagree with this.

  • bkmn

    It’s a real shame it isn’t a felony so he would lose his right to own a gun and vote.

    • (((GC)))

      The whole movement of denying ex-felons the right to vote after they’ve served their sentences and been released is a way to suppress some of those inconvenient left-leaning votes from the poor, racial minorities, etc.

      • Tomcat

        It is designed to stop black men and mexicans from voting.
        White almost always get a plea bargain down to misdemeanor.

  • Tomcat

    He won’t have to stay in jail like the one he ran. He will get a cushy jail if any jail time at all.

  • anne marie in philly

    too old? FUCK DAT SHIT! never too old to escape the law! pink jumpsuit, bare bones food, ration the water, wake him up constantly at night, make the rest of his days a living hell!

  • Richard B

    Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio is a vile racist who thumbed his nose to the courts, Attorney General Eric Holder, and President Barak Obama. Arpaio didn’t follow the law, he fancied himself to be the law and misused his authority to prey on other people’s rights and dignity, something his had no right to do.
    If at the age of 86 years old, he is too old to go to prison as they say, the courts should do something significant enough to draw a bright clear line in the sand, so that no other authority entrusted to serve society, gets the idea that if Joe Arpaio could get away with breaking the law, so can they.
    I say slash Joe’s pension in half and give him house arrest with the condition he always has to wear one of his infamous pink prison uniforms he required Maricopa County’s prison population to wear for the rest of his hateful life.

  • billbear1961
  • billbear1961

    Two snickering fascist thugs, in that photo.

  • justmeeeee

    He needs to be in the clink!

  • Gianni

    The old bastard is pleading his age as an excuse. He was a prick as a young man and nothing has changed.

  • Andymac3

    Long time coming, karma has been busy lately, but she gets around to it sooner or later. Next on list of the criminal Sheriff pedestal, Sheriff Clarke, and his fake medals.

  • Sporkfighter

    He wasn’t too old to run for another term just last year.

  • LeeCMH

    He should at least lose his pension.

  • Nychta

    If we (Maraicopa county citizens) could finally rid ourselves of Arpaio, surely we (USA citizens) can rid ourselves of the despot.

  • Ninja0980

    Put the bastard in his own tent city, his age be damned.

    • RoFaWh

      In pink undies. Frilly pink ladies’ undies stolen off clothes lines in the dark of night.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Lock his sorry ass up. Treat him just like he treated his prisoners. No special favours.

    • kareemachan

      Don’t forget the effing rotten bologna.

  • KnownDonorDad

    At least he can’t be nominated as Secretary of Homeland Security now. Although I’ve actually heard Kris Kobach’s name floated…

    • kareemachan

      [gag]

  • RoFaWh

    In other words, he’s too stupid to understand an order from the bench.

  • JCF
  • ‘Til Tuesday

    A top law enforcement official doesn’t know what an “injunction” means? I don’t believe that for a moment. I said several years ago that karma would catch him eventually, and now it has. He thought he was above the rule of law for years and went around the country boasting about it. That he and Trump supported each other is not one bit surprising. I don’t think he’s too old for prison.

  • SDG

    Put the POS in his own jail.

  • NMNative

    A heaping helping of delicious irony. Gotta love it.

  • Charlie

    Bosom buddies…just wait, trump will pardon this POS and nominate him for Secretary of Homeland Security. If he doesn’t, don’t think for a minute that he didn’t think about it for a minute or two.

  • twb6yz

    He should be subjected to the same treatment he brags about providing to those locked up under his control, tents, pink underwear, limited food if poor quality as he bragged he soends more on feeding his dogs than inmates.

    Oh, yeah, lock him up in the middle if all the people he’s had profiled.