Sheriff Arpaio found in contempt of court over racial profiling case

by Stephen Dinan  |  published on May 14, 2016

A federal judge in Arizona found Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in contempt of court Friday, saying the controversial lawman deliberately violated court orders, hid evidence and failed to clean up after his department was found to be conducting illegal racial profiling.

“In short, the court finds that the defendants have engaged in multiple acts of misconduct, dishonesty, and bad faith,” Judge G. Murray Snow concluded in a withering 162-page document laying out the case against Sheriff Arpaio.

The controversial sheriff, who’s been in office for more than two decades, has made headlines in the past for investigating President Obama’s birth certificate and, more recently, for endorsing GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

The sheriff has also had repeated run-ins with federal authorities who say he’s violated civil rights with the way he’s run his department.

  • Eleanor Cummings

    Judge G. Murray Snow should be removed from office

    • CharlieSeattle

      Another Snow job.

  • CharlieSeattle

    BS! I hope to helll that law enforcement knows what an illegal alien looks and sounds like, and does NOT waste tax payer money bothering little ol grandmothers from Iowa!

  • Steve Gifford

    Obama’s federal judges are against the constitution and the people they are just like Harry Reid: Obama lap dogs.

  • Warren

    The Federal Government considers Constitutionalists & Citizens who do not recognize U.N. or International Law Enemies. So that leaves me to believe that the Present Federal Government Agencies are not at all on the side of the Patriotic People of the USA but on the side of the New World Order The People that placed the Kenyon Candidate in the highest position of power with the intent to destroy the Greatest Country in the World.
    Throw that Political Hack Snow Out Now. Leave Joe do his job uninterrupted.

  • Betty Lukich

    The judge should be removed from office. Obama has been working on getting Joe for 8 long years, just for doing his job. Obama and his whole party should be in jail.

  • Climax

    Perhaps the judge should get off his Democrat Arce and start reading the laws that are on the books about illegal immigration, invasion by a foreign nation, and the oath that every law enforcement officer, every solder, every congressman, every senator, and ever Official has to take, “to protect the Constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic” of which an open border does not do. If it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, sounds like a duck, and flies like a duck, it must be a duck.

  • Richard Bagenstose

    just another one of obomas corrupt judges , it’s not the sherifs job to protect the border , it’s the governments job , and if i were govenor of az , seeing how the fed refuses to do it’s job , i would tell my law enforcement to shoot them as they cross , until the fed starts doing it’s job ,it’s the states right to protect it’s border and the fed has nothing to say about it

  • SDofAZ

    Arpaio just stepped in where the feds abdicated their duties. This is utterly unfair and very likely illegal.

  • elda

    I have a question. Why is profiling bad? What is wrong with stopping someone for acting like a criminal? If they walk like a duck and talk like a duck they usually are a duck. If they turn out to be a goose let them go. Pretty soon there is no reason to stop anyone because the illegals will all be gone problem solved.

  • earlwatters

    obama has been trying to get joe for 8 years now for doing his job obama is the cook his whole dam party is crooked all need to be in jail

    • CharlieSeattle


    • Eleanor Cummings

      It’s probably a cooked up charge. and like I said , Judge G. Murray Snow should be removed from office

      • earlwatters

        you got that right 10 to one he is a democrat and fits right in with oduma

  • Rodney Steward

    Seem that these judges have been drinking the same Kool-Aid as the college kids! HINT, DO NOT DRINK THE KOOL-AID LABLED- DUMBA$$ !!

    • peanut9244

      There seems to be a lot of “people” drinking the KOOL-AID for the past 8 years. I hope the next 4 years that kool-aid stays in the cupboard.

      • Rodney Steward

        Amen, right beside the PC cup!! 🙂

        • peanut9244

          (being funny after all NSA might be listening) What? What? Ihave no clue what you are talking about.

  • John

    The federal judge should be removed from office and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law another case of judicial misconduct like the attourney general herself..

  • Frankie Boy

    Those Aholes in the DOJ (Dept. of Justice). Should be impeached and jailed for not enforcing the immigration laws of this country. Sheriff Arpaio should file a counter suit !!!
    Could someone please inform me, on why we need illegal immigrants in my country. Ship them all out !!! I don’t want to share the fruits of my parents labor and my targeted tax dollars !!! They come here for the welfare and free housing. If you don’t have a job, we don’t want you !!!!!

    • joe

      we don’t need illegal immigrant but Hillary Clinton needs them how else she is going to get votes

      • CharlieSeattle

        election fraud

    • elda

      That would be like telling the fox in the hen house to shoot himself. I think at this point the country will need to crash and start over.

    • peanut9244

      Maybe you should be a SCOTUS I am willing to bet there would be a lot of house cleaning.

    • CharlieSeattle

      Justice has been Lynched!

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