Sheriff Joe Arpaio Charged With Criminal Contempt

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in some legal trouble. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix was charged Tuesday with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a judge’s order in a racial-profiling case, leaving the 84-year-old lawman in a tough spot two weeks before Election Day as he seeks a seventh term.

Prosecutors promised two weeks ago that they would charge Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but the misdemeanor count wasn’t officially filed against him until U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton signed it.

On Wednesday, a federal judge set a Nov. 3 status conference — five days before the election — in the sheriff’s racial profiling case.

A formal trial date is scheduled for Dec. 6.

Arpaio could face up to six months in jail if convicted. A misdemeanor conviction would not…

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Posted on 10/27/2016, in Black History Month, Cases, Cops Gone Wild, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Two sides to a story

    About time. Karma may be slow, but it’s immutable! At 80+ years old, Sheriff Joe best be considering what his passage to the other side will be like . . .

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    • Hey Two sides! I’ll keep my ears open for follow-up. Since it’s criminal contempt, he will receive a sentence.

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    • That’s exactly what I was thinking when i first heard about it, hopefully he ends up wearing Pink Underwear in his own Tent Jail eating Bologna sandwiches.

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  2. He’s a real piece of work

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  3. I feel so embarrassed to be from Phoenix when I hear about him. You know, when I was in the hospital, I had the TV on and he was on. The respiratory therapist was watching and said, “Now HE is who should be running for president.”

    I threw up. And made sure that respiratory therapist never came into my room again!!!

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