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.
People will accept any insult to their liberties in order to survive, which is the reason why one crisis after another is scientifically engineered. Confusion and fear is the secret weapon of tyrants. This will continue until a significant segment of the population (perhaps 15%) understands the scam and pushes back.
West railed against a COVID-19 vaccine saying he believes it is the mark of the beast, a symbol of opposition to God noted in the Book of Revelation. He condemned Planned Parenthood and believes it is the tool of white supremacists to do the “Devil’s work.”
No one has done a proper study for a novel, never-seen-before virus, and it will never be attempted because it would destroy the theory that one virus is causing a pandemic. A few people at the top know the truth, but the cult operates on blind faith.
The decision could call into question thousands of state prosecutions for serious crimes. Under federal law, major crimes committed by individuals on Native American land must be tried by the federal government. Hundreds of state prosecutions could become undone, even for heinous crimes.
Oregon politician Jonathan Lopez admitted to police that he sent an “anonymous” hate-filled racist letter to himself in a bid to advance his political career. He lost the primary race and placed fourth when he was a candidate for county commissioner in May 2020.
It is already a crime to file a false police report and this bill could have a chilling effect on calling the police in a real emergency – especially if the crime or threat of crime is committed by someone of a protected minority.
Trump’s broad rollback of Obamacare rules that required employers to provide free birth control to women. But employers are no longer forced to participate in providing cost-free contraceptives to employees. Congressman Jerry Nadler said the regulations upheld by the Court can be reversed by a new President.
Samantha Shader is accused of hurling a Molotov cocktail at an NYPD van full of police during a George Floyd protest, and she claimed a trio of “black” strangers made her do it. Prosecutors say the bottle failed to ignite because she used toilet paper instead of a rag as the fuse. The facts do not support her story.
The State’s Medical Practice Board accused Dr. Jensen of ‘providing reckless advice’ on a news program by comparing COVID-19 to the ordinary flu. [Dr. Jensen is correct, of course, and If this goes to court, there is a good chance he will prove his case. Our guess, therefore, is that it will never go to court.]
The new classification of ‘probable cases’ includes 15 possible ways to be counted as a COVID-19 patient without ever taking a lab test. Anyone who had contact with a COVID-19 patient and has two symptoms can be considered a probable COVID-19 case and could be quarantined for 14 days.
Forest City Police Department officials said that Shaquille Marshon Francis allegedly murdered the girl just three hours after he had been released from jail. Earlier in the day, he was arrested and booked for allegedly pointing a gun at someone, and he was released hours later, enabling him to kill the little girl.
The driver was attempting to make a U-turn near the near the burned-down Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed when a group of armed individuals who were blocking the entrance confronted her and opened fire on the car. The police are seeking three suspects.
House Bill 2502 that would give the director of the State Department of Health the power to declare a health emergency if authorized by the governor. The governor already has the power to declare a health emergency, and critics of this bill say that it gives too much power to a state official who is not elected.
Rockland County officials issued subpoenas to eight people allegedly infected by the coronavirus to compel them to speak with contact tracers about contracting the COVID-19 disease at a party last month. Patricia Rupert, the county’s health commissioner, said, “Failure to comply will be costly: $2,000 per day.”
The country’s uninformed population may be exploited as the French researcher Jean-Paul Mira proposed, “Shouldn’t we be doing this study in Africa where there are no masks, no treatment, no intensive care, a little bit like we did in certain AIDS studies or with prostitutes?”
Places of worship must therefore discontinue singing and chanting activities and limit indoor attendance to 25% of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower. A choir practice without masks was blamed for an acute outbreak of coronavirus in Washington State in March.
Video shows a driver hitting two female BLM protesters standing on the I-5 freeway at 1:30 in the morning. Summer Taylor died at the hospital. The Washington State Patrol says it will not allow protesters to enter I-5 and will arrest pedestrians on the freeway. The driver, Dawit Kelete, was arrested.
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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.
A host of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are calling for impeachment. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, are the lawmakers who would actually spearhead an inquiry, and they say they will continue their investigations.
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.