Gloating leftists are sharing this story for a much different reason than we are.
This verdict will be appealed, of course.
The illegal immigrants who were impacted by his policy, have ironically said they will feel vindicated when they see this Sheriff’s mugshot.
People who are ILLEGAL aliens are insisting that the court order should be OBEYED by the Sheriff. That’s pretty rich.
These illegal aliens refuse to comply with our laws, and that’s supposed to be ‘perfectly fine’.
But somehow, THEY want the law to intervene against the Sheriff, for having applied the law to illegal aliens.
Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was found guilty on Monday of criminal contempt for defying a judge’s court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.
Arpaio, 85, was charged with misdemeanor contempt of court, declaring that he willfully defied a judge’s order in 2011 and prolonged his patrols for another 17 months, Fox 10 Phoenix reported.
…Arpaio’s lawyers said they would appeal the verdict, contending their client’s legal fate should have been decided by a jury, not a judge. They also said U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton violated Arpaio’s rights by not reading the decision in court.
“Her verdict is contrary to what every single witness testified in the case,” his lawyers said in a statement. “Arpaio believes that a jury would have found in his favor, and that it will.” –FOX
You may remember when this same Sheriff fought against Obama’s Executive Orders concerning Immigration.
We love that he was committed to enforcing the law, despite how our prissy 44th President overreached his authority.
The attorney representing Maricopa County’s controversy-prone Sheriff Joe Arpaio urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse a district judge’s December ruling and allow the case to proceed. Arpaio, known for his feisty, public battle against illegal immigration, is looking to reverse President Barack Obama’s executive orders allowing illegal immigrants who came as children to the U.S. or undocumented parents of legal residents to stay in the U.S.
Attorney Larry Klayman urged the three-judge panel Monday not to consider the case as a political dispute, but rather one about “whether the law is being enforced or not” — which both conservatives and liberal should support, he said. —CNN
Our Constitution and Rule of Law have to mean something, or they become useless for protecting our citizens.