[Ed. – Citing “the law” in going after Arpaio is the summit of hypocrisy for everyone who does it. Advocates for illegal migrants haven’t had the actual law on their side at any time — ever. Their whole purpose is to destroy law in the United States.]
U.S. Department of Justice attorneys have opted to pursue a criminal contempt charge against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for violating a federal court’s orders in a racial-profiling case.
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.
Arpaio has not yet officially been charged. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton asked the federal government to write an order to show cause, by Wednesday, for her to sign. That will serve as a charging document for the case to go forward against Arpaio only. …
Arpaio was not at the Tuesday hearing, but issued a statement hours later that blamed his legal woes on the President Barack Obama.
“First and foremost, it is clear that the corrupt Obama Justice Department is trying to influence my re-election as Sheriff of Maricopa County,” the statement read. “It is no coincidence that this announcement comes 28 days before the election and the day before early voting starts. It is a blatant abuse of power and the people of Maricopa County should be as outraged as I am.”