So the Dept. of “Justice” refuses to go after any criminals with that all important (D) after their names, but they do go after everybody who opposes our God President.
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will pursue a criminal-contempt charge against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for defying orders to halt the immigration-enforcement operations that made him a national lightning rod.
First, a “lightning rod”, yeah. Because he does what he’s elected to do but our social, moral, political and intellectual betters have decided that that they know better. AZ Central is a mini-minitrue outlet. Which made it funnier that other minitrue outlets pretended it was YUGE!!!!! that they endorced Hillary!. You know, like every other newspaper in America.
So how normal is what the feds are doing?
The move has few precedents in U.S. history, as prosecutors endorsed a federal judge’s findings that the lawman intentionally violated the judge’s orders.
The New Normal where the federal gov’t is used to stomp on anybody who tries to enforce laws the feds have decided not to enforce.
And of course, the feds followed the rules as we expect them to.
Announcement of the charge, which came minutes into the start of the criminal-contempt proceedings, surprised even those closest to the lawsuit.
“Usually a set status conference is a meeting between the court and council to discuss legal issues,” said Mel McDonald, Arpaio’s defense attorney. “We had no clue that they were going to come here today and make the announcements that they made.”
In other words, the only rules they follow are those that screw us.
So why are the feds doing this?
The sheriff blasted the move as politically motivated, coming on the eve of the start of early voting for the Nov. 8 election, in which he is running for his seventh term…
Business as usual, in other words. The feds trying to influence an election where someone they don’t like is going to be re-elected.
What’s the end game for the feds?
If convicted, Arpaio could spend up to six months in jail…
“I am not going to surrender. I am going to fight this all the way.
I don’t think he’ll be fighting alone if the feds send their SWAT teams after him.
That could easily become very fucking ugly very quickly.
I voted GOP locally just to have people who might have the balls to stop the feds from going after their political enemies. It’s not a good outcome, but, like Trump, it’s a billion times better than the alternative.
That small part of my mind that I’ve thought was too paranoid that’s expecting Obama to do something if Trump wins, is very scared right now.
My cuttin’ and pastin’ was all over the place on that, those quotes are not in the order of the article. I’ve grouped them to make my point.