Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, was pardoned by President Trump on his conviction for criminal contempt after he defied a court order and refused to cease traffic stops of vehicles suspected of carrying illegal immigrants.
Arpaio became controversial for constructing outdoor tent cities for prisoners, reviving chain gangs, serving bad food, and making the inmates wear prison stripe clothes and pink underwear to humiliate them. The intent of all that was to discourage crime and to stop illegal immigrants from entering his county. He says he was prosecuted by Obama holdovers because he conducted an investigation into Obama’s birth certificate and declared it a fake. Arpaio endorsed Trump before he was taken seriously as a candidate.
The “will he/won’t he” speculation will run all day — right up until Trump takes the stage in Phoenix around 10 p.m. eastern tonight. So, it’s worth asking: How did we get here with Joe Arpaio?
Arpaio first came to national prominence in the early 1990s when, as newly elected sheriff of Maricopa County, he pushed the construction of Tent City — an open-air jail he viewed as not only a solution to prison overcrowding but also a way to burnish his tough-on-crime persona.
“We’re going to do it, and it’s time to get tough around here,” Arpaio said in 1993 when Tent City was unveiled, according to the Arizona Republic. “And to get tough, you have to have a place to put the bad guys.”
Arpaio also made prisoners wear pink underwear and pink handcuffs as a way of shaming them (and to stop them from stealing each others’ clothes). In the mid-1990s, he reinstated chain gangs — including for women and juveniles. He pushed for every mug shot to be posted online. He cut down prison meals to two a day — no lunch! — and banned the use of salt and pepper to save money.
This 4-minute video excerpt focuses on what Mr. Gates thinks the future will hold following the Covid-19 pandemic, which was underway at the time. Mr. Gates is an oligarch with the money and power to make things happen globally. What he sees for the future has a good chance of coming to pass.
Approximately one-third of the entire population of the globe now is under some sort of a lockdown order. A few are able to work at home, but the vast majority are forcibly unemployed. Many small businesses will not survive the folly of their leaders, and the number of homeless will drastically rise.
Projection for COVID-19 infections is about one one-thousands as severe as for the common flu. [1-billion infections of flu compared to approximately one-million infections of COVID-16.] In other words, the common flu is a thousand times more dangerous than COVID-19.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot threatened fines and arrest for people who defy her stay-at-home order. She said that outdoors is only for brief respite, not long long exposure. The mandate that carries a $500 fine, if violated once. Repeat offenders will be arrested. This is the face of martial law.
The web site for CovidActNow, that is being used by media, state governors, local leaders, and county judges as a reason to quarantine, says: “this [computer] model is designed to drive fast action, not predict the future.” [In other words, the predictions are propaganda, not science.]
Scientist and Imperial College author Neil Ferguson several weeks ago warned that the coronavirus would kill 500,000 people in the United Kingdom. He now says that, if all goes as expected, the death toll will be 20,000 people or fewer. Ferguson has tested positive for COVID-19 and is not expecting to die.
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow announced the total coronavirus relief package will come to around $6-trillion, with $2-trillion in “direct assistance” to Main Street and “roughly $4-trillion in Federal Reserve lending power” for Wall Street.
These experts’ concerns include: the fact that the destruction of the economy will cause more deaths than the coronavirus, there are no scientific standards for testing for the presence of the virus, most deaths are only in the elderly population, and more!
The mayor said that water and power would be turned off for nonessential businesses to force them to close. He called the businesses that have yet to close “irresponsible and selfish.” While small business owners are fighting for economic survival, the Mayor enjoys a handsome salary with no interruptions or reductions.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cut interest rates to zero, launched unlimited quantitative easing (money creation), has committed to buy $1-trillion in Treasury Bonds and mortgage-backed securities, and municipal bonds. All this adds up to a death warrant for the American economy.
India’s economy has come to a screeching halt as residents in 75 districts across the country, including in major cities, such as the capital New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore have been forced into mandatory quarantine by the government until March 31.
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Democrats are laying a perjury trap for Kavanaugh by asking detailed questions about inscriptions in his yearbook and drinking games from 35 years ago. If he is confirmed, Democrats plan to impeach him on the basis of contradictions in his testimony about sexual terms in his yearbook.
Democrats failed with the Russia investigation, and they changed their strategy, preventing Republicans from cross examining witnesses. Impeachment is unlikely, but the purpose is to continue the theater of fierce conflict between the two parties when, in reality, there is little or none.
From now on, it will be possible to Impeach any minority-party president whether Republican or Democrat. There goes one more of those precious checks and balances that are so essential to a free society, because the common man losses either way.