Arpaio Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt

Arpaio Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt

Former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio convicted of criminal contempt of court for continuing his racial-profiling practices.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 5. Arpaio installed the inhumane jail in his first year as sheriff, and his legacy is largely tied to it.

Jack Wilenchik, one of Mr. Arpaio's lawyers, said Judge Snow's 2011 order "was not clear and definite, and Judge Bolton did not adequately address that".

"Her verdict is contrary to what every single witness testified in the case", his legal team said in a statement.

The verdict is a rejection of Arpaio's defense: That the order was unclear and that, although mistakes had been made, the violations were unintended.

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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's attorneys say they'll try to appeal the verdict to get a trial by jury.

"This meant, in effect, that MCSO officers were required by defendant to detain persons not suspected of any crime for the additional hour and 15 minutes to hour and 30 minutes it took to deliver the detainees to the nearest Border Patrol station", Bolton wrote in her ruling.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled that Arpaio "willfully violated" a 2011 court order barring his officers from stopping and detaining Latino motorists exclusively on the suspicion that they were in the country without authorization.

During the 2007 trial, Arpaio was found to have acted on various crude and racially-charged complaints that he forwarded to his senior command staff while deputies also regularly circulated emails with racist commentary about Latinos.

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Prosecutors in the criminal contempt case argued that the controversial former Arizona sheriff knew precisely what he was doing and willfully violated the court order to "boost his 2012 re-election campaign", which he won by a wide margin.

"Arpaio believes that a jury would have found in his favor and that it will", the statement read. I say predictably, because the federal judge who gleefully made the ruling holding "America's Sheriff" in criminal contempt, a buddy of Judge Snow, Susan Bolton, is - you guessed it - an appointee of former President Bill Clinton.

Last November 8 was a bittersweet day for nativists in Phoenix.

Arpaio was ousted in the same election that sent Trump to the White House. His work to eradicate the Latino population of his Phoenix county earned him a 22-page report from the Department of Justice in 2011 outlining the explicit racial profiling and "unconstitutional policing" found in his office. On the one hand, Donald Trump won the presidency while carrying Arizona.

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