Politically motivated Judge refers Sheriff Arpaio, aides for prosecution?

Seemingly vendetta-based action timed to coincide with election

Unable to contain their elation, the crew at the Arizona Republic reported on Saturday with bared teeth and an all cap, declaration of war-sized headline, “CRIMINAL CONTEMPT.” The sense is the exact model of the coverage, including the 7 x 7 inch unflattering photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on ice waiting for the judge’s order. They were showing irritation on May 31, when the newspaper’s testy report was titled, “No ruling yet on criminal charges for Arpaio.”

That moment came on Friday when U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow haughtily wrote:”Criminal contempt serves to vindicate the Court’s authority by punishing the intentional disregard for that authority.” 

 Judge Snow was appointed to the federal bench on the recommendation of Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, He was given the fast-track, green light by Democrat Sen. Harry Reid, who announced “all Senators should be aware that this vote will occur very quickly…” Snow was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona by President George W. Bush, but without a recorded confirmation vote. This unanimous consent agreement sufficed. Federal judges do not stand for either election or retention. They hold their positions until they decide to retire or are unable to fulfill the duties.

The 32-page Criminal Contempt Order signed Aug. 18, 2016 by Judge G. Murray Snow can be read here. Being forwarded to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for possible criminal contempt charges are Sheriff  Joe Arpaio, his Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan, the MCSO’s former Professional Standards Bureau Captain Steve Bailey, and Arpaio’s former attorney Michele Iafrate.

In May 2015, Breitbart reported on incendiary comments alleged to have been made by Judge Snow’s wife to a friend and overheard in a Valley restaurant. The allegations which were never denied by either the judge or his wife, should have caused Judge Snow to recuse himself from this case. He did not. A motion for recusal was filed, Snow remained on the case.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been the focus of professional agitators and race-baiters who have spent years filing claims against him and loudly protesting outside his office, beating drums, screaming and holding derogatory signs — as they accuse him of racial profiling, a charge he has steadfastly denied. He has complied with previous judicial orders intended to rein in control of the office he  has repeatedly been elected to lead. This contempt charge appears suspiciously timed to coincide with the upcoming election.

Vote for Sheriff Arpaio, a dedicated, career lawman  who has always done the job Maricopa County citizens have elected him to do.


9 Responses to Politically motivated Judge refers Sheriff Arpaio, aides for prosecution?

  1. Longtime GOP PC says:

    Thanks for this post. I saw that headlined article at the breakfast shop I frequent where free newspapers are available for diners. I couldn’t bring myself to read it since I was eating and in a public place. Joe Arpaio has been treated despicably by the professional agitators and the courts. But the voters who keep electing him are not fooled. We appreciate this good man. I agree that the timing of this contemptible contempt charge is timed to coincide with the election. Good information about how the judge got on the federal bench. I don’t have time to read the judge’s order, but I will and appreciate having it available. You guys do great work!

  2. State Delegate says:

    Joe Arpaio has the votes of this family as long as he runs. He’s a decent and honorable man. He’s one of the increasingly few politicians we admire.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I never pass up a chance to vote (or send money) for Sheriff Joe. The worse he’s treated by the Left, the more money he gets from me.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Here’s a conservative website standing behind Sheriff Joe:

    Sheriff Arpaio Just Got BAD News From a Fed Judge… He Needs Our Prayers and Support


    • East Valley Conservative says:

      Sheriff Joe has our votes AND our prayers. His lovely wife, Ava, is seriously ill. His son-in-law Phil Boas is the editorial page editor of the Arizona Repulsive. That’s a double whammy to have to deal with.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Off Topic, but it’s a window into our “news media” and how they hide truth if it doesn’t fit their agenda.
    The Bizarre Media Blackout Of Hacked George Soros Documents | Stock News


  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    God Bless Sheriff Joe and his lovely wife. They need our prayers.

    After seeing what happened, with lightening-like speed, to Dinesh D’Souza after he made the documentary about Obama, I am very concerned about Sheriff Joe’s safety.

    D’Souza’s latest documentary, “Hillary’s America”, shows in graphic detail the type of facility that D’Souza was sent to. He was in with very hardened criminals.

    On another topic, here is a story from the L.A. Times regarding Bisbee/Warren Buffett’s son, Howard/Cochise County Sheriff.
    Crazy town.

  7. jakesez says:

    How very convenient, the judge who’s wife let it be known that he, the judge, hates Sheriff Joe and hopes he loses, issues a statement about charges being brought just a week prior to the election. Justice is blind? Maybe she is just closing her eyes to the political biases in the court system.

  8. Blaine Dunning says:

    They could never beat him at the polls, so they went after him using the courts. I’ve met him several times and while I haven’t always agreed with him, what person ever agrees with someone about everything. They have gone after Sheriff Joe to prevent others from doing enforcement of the laws we have passed on illegal immigration.

    He has always had my support and this election is no different.