As Obama continues his push to naturalize millions of immigrants ahead of the November election (hmm, who does he think they’ll be voting for?), he’ll no doubt be pleased by what just happened in Arizona.The Hill reports Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his top aides on Friday were found in contempt of court for disobeying orders in a racial profiling case, according to multiple reports.
Arpaio, who is known for his hardline stance against illegal immigration, and three deputies violated a federal court ruling aimed at curtailing profiling, a judge said.
As for the specifics, it’s alleged that “The three ‘have demonstrated a persistent disregard for the orders of this court, as well as an intention to violate and manipulate the laws and policies regulating their conduct,’ U.S. District Judge Murray Snow wrote in a 162-page ruling, according to the AP.
“In short, the Court finds that the Defendants have engaged in multiple acts of misconduct, dishonesty, and bad faith with respect to the Plaintiff class and the protection of its rights,” the judge added, according to a report from AZ Central.Arpaio has acknowledged letting officers conduct immigration patrols over a year after the judge barred them from doing so, according to the AP.
Other alleged violations prompting the contempt hearings included failing to turn over video evidence before the profiling trial.
Gee, misconduct, dishonesty and bad faith. Intention to violate and manipulate laws. Sounds a lot like we’re talking about our own President of the United States, his IRS and former Secretary of State!But, of course, laws are only to used — whether that means manipulating or ignoring them, depending on the case — in service to the Obama administration’s ideological mission. In this case, Sheriff Arpaio certainly conflicts with that.
We won’t know until the 31st if Arpaio will be facing a criminal contempt case. If he can figure out whoever Hillary Clinton’s lawyer is and hire that guy, he should be fine.[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]