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Default Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt of court

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt of court

The immigration policies that elevated former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to fame were the same that would ultimately lead to his political demise, and now have convicted him of a federal crime.



On Monday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton found Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt of court, finding that he willfully violated a federal judge's order.



The sentencing phase will begin Oct. 5. Arpaio faces up to six months in confinement, a sentence equivalent to that of a misdemeanor.


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Hmmm....I wonder how he would feel is he were subjected to the same conditions he forced inmates to endure.
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Hmmm....I wonder how he would feel is he were subjected to the same conditions he forced inmates to endure.

That should be a condition of sentencing! Let's see how he likes being on the other side of the bars. I doubt it changes anything about his attitude except to make him even worse.
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I'm not hiding my breath on him seeing any jail time, but I'm glad he was found guilty. The funny part is seeing all his supporters say he shouldn't serve any time, as if they never agreed with the hard line, "don't do the crime if you don't want the time" bs.
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It would be nice to see him locked up in his own jails, wouldn't it? However, I doubt he will end up doing time. And even if he did, I'm certain (because of his notoriety) that he would be in some sort of protective custody or house arrest for his safety.
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Yes, I agree with the above posters... it really sucks when you see the news that someone was actually "called out" / "caught up" in their unlawful ways and then realize that the best they will receive is a slap to the wrist.
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I agree and it's worse when you hear him on the news saying in snarky tones like it's funny how he treated inmates "well at least I can rest easy knowing I'll have 3 good square meals a day if found guilty" bc his meals were crap and he only served 2 is what he is is joking about - what a jerk!!
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What happened to mandatory minimums and truth in sentencing laws or is it only states that have those guidelines and not Federal laws?
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What happened to mandatory minimums and truth in sentencing laws or is it only states that have those guidelines and not Federal laws?

State law is not relevant here. This was a federal case. Sentencing would be consistent with the federal guidelines, to include any applicable downward departures that might exist. That being said, not all States use mandatory minimums, with a trend being to get away from those since they remove discretion from both judge and jury.

As noted, he would not likely be housed in the general population but instead would be housed in some manner of protection, just as would most other high profile felons. Even where you see a high profile case (like OJ or Martha Stewart) that makes it to population, it is not an immediate placement.
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As noted, he would not likely be housed in the general population but instead would be housed in some manner of protection, just as would most other high profile felons.
Or, he could call on a favor from the POTUS.

I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio, the president told Fox News Sunday at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Arpaio has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. Hes a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him.

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Or, he could call on a favor from the POTUS.

I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio, the president told Fox News Sunday at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Arpaio has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. Hes a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him.

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Of all the people deserving a pardon, this isn't the guy to put at the top of the list. It just goes to show how Trump is rewarding those who go along with his plans. The sheriff is only sentenced to 6 months & probably could get a medical reason to serve it at home or somewhere else. How about a Trump resort? Whatever your politics are, this isn't the right thing to do.
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Of all the people deserving a pardon, this isn't the guy to put at the top of the list. It just goes to show how Trump is rewarding those who go along with his plans. The sheriff is only sentenced to 6 months & probably could get a medical reason to serve it at home or somewhere else. How about a Trump resort? Whatever your politics are, this isn't the right thing to do.
It isn't as though there is a lack of precedent for pardons almost as soon as any appellate process has run its course. And, not all pardons are complete walks, as we saw with Scooter Libby. I consider that commutation to have been far more egregious than anything that could occur with Arpaio...
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It isn't as though there is a lack of precedent for pardons almost as soon as any appellate process has run its course. And, not all pardons are complete walks, as we saw with Scooter Libby. I consider that commutation to have been far more egregious than anything that could occur with Arpaio...
I agree that there is a need & place for pardons but to have Sheriff Joe be the 1st one doesn't seem the best use of the pardon process. I would think in his case at age 85 with a sentence of 6 months to serve, a pardon would be basically a walk. I hope that if he is pardoned that he'll enjoy his blessing & life.
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Even if he is not pardoned, Federal Judges are not very well known for throwing life long octogenarian cops into prison. He's going to walk no matter what (maybe a house arrest at the very worst).

I'm not an Arpaio fan at all, BTW.
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