Joe Arpaio

Joe Arpaio May Have Been Pardoned, But He's Still a Whiny Baby

His and President Trump's complaints that he was treated unfairly by the courts are nonsense.

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Recently pardoned by President Donald Trump, Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio is almost certainly "America's Worst Lawman." The lawman was found guilty of contempt of court for flouting a federal order to stop "the unconstitutional racial profiling and detainment of Latino residents." He was sued in 2007 for running "saturation patrols" that stopped people for immigrant-status offenses that are the exclusive province of federal authorities. Famous for making male prisoners wear pink underwear and running a sweltering "boot camp" prison in the Arizona desert, Arpaio had been getting into trouble with the law since the mid-1990s, when investigators raised questions about excessive violence against inmates and suspects. His out-of-control methods ended up costing Arizona taxpayers money. As Reason's C.J. Ciaramella explains:

In 2007, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors settled a lawsuit filed by the founders of the Phoenix New Timesnewspaper against Arpaio and the board for $3.5 million. The newspaper founders sued after they were arrested by MCSO deputies for publishing details of a grand jury subpoena for the paper's notes and sources for its coverage of Arpaio. The charges against the newspaper were quickly dropped. The Maricopa County attorney and deputy attorney, on the other hand, were both later disbarred for ethical violations involving campaign finance corruption. Arpaio's chief of staff, who once deployed deputies to spy on Arpaio's political opponents, was fired for his role in the same scandal.

In 2008, Arpaio's jail lost its accreditation after investigators found jail officials provided false information about conditions inside the facility. The Phoenix New Times reported that, at the time, there had been 2,200 lawsuits filed against Arpaio for the conditions inside his jail.

Still, Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio even before the sentencing phase of his contempt conviction was underway:

"He's done a great job for the people of Arizona, he's very strong on borders, very strong on illegal immigration, he is loved in Arizona," Trump said. "I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly when they came down with their big decision to go get him, right before the election voting started."

For such a tough guy, Arpaio himself is no slouch when it comes to whining about his treatment under the rule of law, going so far as to call his contempt conviction the result of a "political witch hunt by holdovers in the Obama justice department."

In an understated yet blistering tweetstorm and a Washington Post piece, Andrew Case, who clerked for the judge who issued the court order that Arpaio flouted, undercuts the sheriff's outrage at the same justice system he supposedly upheld. Arpaio repeatedly attacked Judge G. Murray Snow as a liberal who went after Arpaio out of political bias. The reality is anything but, says Case:

It has been widely reported that Snow was appointed by George W. Bush; that is not the full extent of his conservatism. He had a desk blotter from the Romney Institute. He spoke favorably of Justice Antonin Scalia's jurisprudence. While we had little opportunity to talk electoral politics, I would guess he was no fan of President Barack Obama.

Snow believed in the rule of law and the fair application of law. During my clerkship year, from September 2011 through September 2012, he heard foreclosure cases, prisoner petitions and many prosecutions of immigrants. A liberal judge could have found loopholes to save a person's house, spring a prisoner or give an immigrant a second chance, but Snow did not: He followed the law….

He treated Arpaio exceptionally fairly throughout the trial. When the plaintiffs presented strong evidence that Arpaio's department mainly stopped Hispanics, Snow emphasized that the lawsuit could not prevail unless they also proved that that was Arpaio's intent. When it was revealed that Arpaio's office had improperly deleted thousands of emails responsive to document requests, Snow ruled only that he "may" take the fact under consideration at trial. And when Snow discovered a procedural issue that could have merited his recusal, he called a hearing, and both sides asked him to stay on the case.

Snow repeatedly focused on the facts of the case in front of him, even when incendiary material was presentd. For instance, it turned out that Arpaio had ordered the deletion of official emails requested by the prosecution. When some of those emails were found, they included racist jokes:

Case writes that "Snow Snow ignored these incendiary emails and focused on the evidence relevant to the case — Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office equated being Hispanic with being unlawfully present in the country. Their written orders directed officers to stop cars when the drivers and passengers appeared Hispanic. Full stop."

Read the full Washington Post piece here and the tweetstorm here.

On the specific case at hand, it's a powerful deconstruction of Arpaio's (and Trump's) delusional belief that the self-styled "world's toughest sheriff" was somehow treated poorly in the court of law. Even more important, the entire episode is one more case study in the need to verify the claims of powerful authorities in an age of social media. If journalism has never been objective, political figures are even more self-interested in the stories they tell about themselves and others. In an age where more and more people can tell their stories directly, without intermediaries, it's incumbent upon all of us to verify information more than ever. With such liberating technology comes responsibility. In the early days of the World Wide Web, when media gatekeepers were starting to break down in a big way, there was a saying that the internet would "fact-check your ass." Back then, it was mostly meant as a threat to journalists, but it also is a useful reminder that politicians, especially those who control men and women with guns, deserve such treatment even more so.

When it comes to the federal goverment and the news media, only about one in five of us has much confidence in either. And who can blame us? Confidence and trust aren't easy to earn and will only change when behaviors change. There's nothing wrong with non-objective news as long as reporters are fair—that is, they present the best evidence for the other side in stories that are about a conflict or difference in analysis. I write as a libertarian but first and foremost I want to represent honestly the people with whom I disagree. It's not complicated, really, but an archly partisan press corrodes trust and confidence when readers know they're getting a snow job all the time. Politicians need to change how they act too. If they just feed the perceived biases of their supporters and attack all criticism as illegitimate and motivated only by political animus, they may rally their base while sawing the floor out from under representative democracy. Certainly Arpaio's relentless attacks on his critics and Donald Trump's flights of fancy work to that end.

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  1. When some of those emails were found, they included racist jokes:

    And they aren’t even very good racist jokes.

    1. “Mexifornia” is a clumsy portmanteau.

      1. I expected a plethora of good racist jokes.

        1. I know a black Jewish guy. He was looking to buy a used car one day and he was telling me about it afterwards. He said the biggest problem was trying to decide whether to Jew the guy down on the price or just go back later and steal it.

        2. The best part about black Mexicans is that they’re too lazy to mug you.

        3. Did you hear about the new Firestein tires? They’ll stop on a dime… and pick it up too.

        4. On the roof of a very tall building are four men; one is asian, one is mexican, one is black, and the last one is white. The asian walks to the ledge and says, “This is for all my people” and jumps off the roof. Next, the mexican walks to the ledge and also says, “This is for all my people” and then he jumps off the roof. Next is the black guy’s turn. The black guy walks to the ledge and says, “This is for all my people” and then throws the white guy off the roof.

        5. What is a Mexican’s favorite sport? Cross-country.

        6. Q: What do you call white people running down a hill?
          A: An avalanche.
          Q: What do you call Mexicans running down a hill?
          A: A mudslide.
          Q: What do you call black people running down a hill?
          A: A jail break.

          1. What do you get when you cross a Black with a Chinese?

            Car thief who can’t drive.

          2. ” A mudslide.”

            PROUD to be a racist (gag)

            Fox News Poll: “Voter satisfaction with the direction of the nation is down by double digits, as a majority says President Donald Trump is tearing the country apart.

            Fox News

            a record 55 percent of voters disapprove of the job he’s doing as president, while 41 percent approve. That’s a net negative by 14 points and his worst score to-date. In April, around the 100-day mark of the administration, his ratings were at net negative three (45-48 percent).

            “Trump’s first job rating on the Fox News Poll is the only one that’s been in positive territory: 48-47 percent (February 2017). Since that time he’s lost the most ground with conservatives (down 7 points), Republican men (-9 points), and whites without a college degree (-9 points).

            “His worst marks are on race relations (33-61 percent), where disapproval outweighs approval by 28 points.”

            Many saw videos, EXPOSING his blatant bullshit on who initiated the violence in Charlottesville, who was REALLY beating people with clubs … and that NO counter-protesters wore any damn masks.

            All BEFORE the Arpaio atrocity

        7. An Asian lady went into labor and her child came out black. The doctor asked her if she picked a name for the baby and she said, “Yea, Som Ting Wong!”

          1. Exactly, that’s the way you rape the horses, ride off on the women, and prune the hedges like a real Mexican!

          2. Reminds me of this coverage of the Asiana Flight 214 crash.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17GbGmDORwk

            1. Thanks for dusting off an old chestnut, Sir!

      2. Calexico and Mexicali are actual towns, named because they face each other across the border between Mexico and California.

      3. Mexifornia is indeed a clumteau.

    2. Still – funnier than most of what we read here.

  2. This will all be resolutely ignored by the apologists.

    1. Sheriff Joe thanks president Trump…and that’s whining? The Obama administration simply freed the illegal aliens arrested for violent crimes. Of course, Sheriff Joe trie to fix the problem.

      “The Sheriff had previously released the results of a 3-month review by his office that showed that one out of three illegal immigrants arrested by law enforcement in Maricopa County and booked into jail had previously been arrested in a wide range of serious criminal charges ? most multiple times, many more than a dozen ? despite being turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). At that time, 419 individuals of a total of 1,348 illegal aliens, or 31 percent, fell into the prior arrest category.”

      So complaining that the obama administration dumping violent criminals back on the streets is “whining”.

      1. Whining is also your bogus quote that ignores 17 months of racial profiling, unconstitutional and in violation of the court order. I’m sure racial profiling is no problem for all the alt-rights here, but libertarians have a problem with it.

        You’re fine with pulling people over and demanding proof of citizenship ,.. ONLY if they look Hispanic.
        You thugs would likely also support pulling cars over and searching for illegal weapons … ONLY black males.
        And you also likely wonder why I made the comparison.

        1. The court order was bullshit in the first place. By a commie subversive judge.

          1. SEE what the Trumpian fascists DEFEND.

            You’re fine with pulling people over and demanding proof of citizenship ,.. ONLY if they look Hispanic. You thugs would likely also support pulling cars over and searching for illegal weapons … ONLY black males.

            The court order was bullshit in the first place. By a commie subversive judge.

            THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!

            Read this, slaver: https://usconstitution.com/

            Last of the Shitlords

            BECAUSE of the liberty you fascists despise.

    2. sorry, what was that?

  3. No actually all these people complaining about the pardon are the whiny bitches. Arpaio’s free, you lost. Time to MOVE ON.

    1. Thank you. The only whiny bitches are the staff here

      It’s like with antifa calling everyone they don’t like a fascist, reason freaking out over everything trump does just causes people to tune out. When trump actually does something serious it’s going to be ignored

      1. How about the alt-right retards who swallowed the bullshit that
        1) Charlottesville was an antifa event
        2) They wore masks
        3) And charged the nazis, beating them with clubs.

        I suspect you could care less about the truth. But for libertarians, and others who care about individual liberty and facts, this short video has undeniable proof that the alt-right apologists are as bat-shit crazy as our President.

        1. If one cares about individual liberty, one recognizes that associational freedom trumps diversity, multiculturalism, and unity. ALL DAY, EVERYDAY DAY.

    2. Arpaio is still a whiny bitch win or lose.

      1. Actually, I think he had the right idea on prisons.

        Surplus tents. No entertainment. Freeze in the winter. Bake in the summer. Pink underwear. Horrible food.

        That’s what prison should be – a place you can’t wait to get out of and to which you never want to return.

        If more prisons were like that, we could probably reduce not only the cost of running the prisons on a per-day basis, but also shorten the sentences. A month in HELL is worse than a year in “club Fed”. Since humans are pretty good at adapting to circumstances given enough time, long sentences are probably counter-productive as punishment and rehabilitation and are really only useful when the goal is to keep someone out of society.

          1. You damn atheists, BambiB and tommham, are a disgrace.

        1. Our armed forces frequently deploy into worse living conditions.

          1. .SLAVER DEFENDS TRUMP BARBARITIES … because a dictatorship can be even worse WTF? ignore Trump, snowflakes.. “Fall on your knees. like the last SCUMLORD does and THANK GOD this is not North Korea!” … as he squats and shits all over this: https://usconstitution.com/

            THIS JUST IN … ANOTHER HUMILIATING DEFEAT FOR TRUMP’S FASCIST BIGOTRY,

            The administration AGREED to assist in applying for green cards … EVERYONE illegally denied entry from the seven Muslim-majority nations. To settle a lawsuit and avoid an even greater humiliation.
            Details, latest shame for Trump’s fascist bigotry

        2. Which would mean ending mandatory minimum sentences for crimes that hurt nobody.

          1. He’d probably increase them. But that’s okay, because only for non-whites
            (/sarc)

    3. I’m guessing you don’t know about the prisoners in Joe’s jail MURDERED by deputies in medieval “restraint chairs”.

      Or, maybe you do and support the Police State.

      Either way, you suck.

      The problem with the police state is it has to go thru a LOT of people before it finally takes out the ones that deserve it.

      1. They’re mostly neo-nazis and klansmen. Even Fox News reports that Trump is destroying his Presidency sucking up to them.

        Fox News Poll:“? a majority says President Donald Trump is tearing the country apart.”

        Full story at Fox News site

        Key excerpts (my emphasis)

        “In addition, a record 55 percent of voters disapprove of the job he’s doing as president, while 41 percent approve. That’s a net negative by 14 points and his worst score to-date. In April, around the 100-day mark of the administration, his ratings were at net negative three (45-48 percent).

        “Trump’s first job rating on the Fox News Poll is the only one that’s been in positive territory: 48-47 percent (February 2017) … he’s lost the most ground with conservatives (down 7 points), Republican men (-9 points), and whites without a college degree (-9 points).

        “His worst marks are on race relations (33-61 percent), …

        Likely because so many saw the videos, exposing his blatant bullshit on who initiated the violence in Charlottesville, who was beating people with clubs … and that NO counter-protesters wore any damn masks. The alt-right gets NO support from most Americans, not just libertarians.

      2. The prisoners died of positional asphyxia complicated by methamphetamine toxicity. Positional asphyxia was finally recognized a lethal danger of restraint chairs, and those devices are banned. The number of deaths prior to the ban numbered in the thousands, and no, there isn’t thousands of guilty restraint chair “murderers” roaming the streets of America.

    4. So: A government official is convicted of abusing his authority (and that’s certainly what happened, despite the technical label “contempt of court”). A higher official pardons him. And your response to people concerned about the original abuse of authority is “Too bad, you lost. Move on.” Seriously? Government force is not a game about winning and losing. Perhaps act committed “under color of law” should be ineligible for pardons.

      But I do agree that the term “whining” is way overused, and what gets labeled that way often depends on one’s point of view about the things being complained of, rather than purely the manner in which the complaints are made. Certainly, it has little to do with the actual pitch of sounds used to make the complaints.

      1. ? your response to people concerned about the original abuse of authority is “Too bad, you lost. Move on.” Seriously?

        Trump is a ventriloquist. They are his …
        Arpaio BLATANTLY defied the 5th and 14th Amendments for years ,.. and a Court Order for 17 months.


        On Wednesday, Fox News reported Trump is LOSING … bigly!
        [my emphasis]

        “Voter satisfaction with the direction of the nation is down by double digits…
        … a majority says President Donald Trump is tearing the country apart.
        ?a record 55 percent of voters disapprove of the job he’s doing as president,
        while 41 percent approve.
        That’s a net negative by 14 points and his worst score to-date”.

        …. ****His worst marks are an race relations (33-61 percent)”

        Poll taken BEFORE his racist pardon! His cult saw only managed news (Fox-Breitbart-Infowars, etc)
        But Americans saw videos, with undeniable proof of Trump’s blatant bullshit on
        1) who initiated the violence in Charlottesville
        2) who were the ONLY ones beating people with clubs
        3) and NO (visible) counter-protesters wore masks.

        Snowflakes troll his lies everywhere, for the White Race.

  4. What’s going on here? Were they passing out free lobotomies while I was away?

    1. What’s going on here? Were they passing out free lobotomies while I was away

      How far did you travel for yours?

      1. They wouldn’t tell me. But my doc says I’m still sharper than all yall put together. (“Though just barely” – he was quick to add.)

        1. You got served by Michael Hihn. Chew on that.

          1. Hihn’s actually pretty cool. You guys underestimated him.

      2. Heard he had to cross a border to get his.

      3. Probably would’ve been an improvement in his case.

    2. yes, and some folks got 2…

      1. And some didn’t need one ….

  5. “Joe Arpaio May Have Been Pardoned, But He’s Still a Whiny Bitch

    What was the name of this site again?

    1. Serious Journalism From A Libertarian Perspective

    2. What was the name of this site again?

      Good point! Is is “reason” able to assume all the readers are literate?

      1. You are up early.

        1. You are up early.

          Viagra.
          Does it show?

          1. Doesn’t that prevent you from closing the coffin?

            1. It’s difficult to close yours fro so far back, but possible.

    3. Everything after the comma was the Jacket, which is edgy and appeals to millennials.

      1. Pleather Jacket is compensating because KMW wouldn’t approve the expense for Gillespie to fly out and “confront those Antifa pussies mano a mano.”

        That’s just how they roll.

      2. I’m a millennial and that is stupid as shit. Just reflects poorly on this website to have garbage like that

        1. ^ Easily triggered snowflake.

          1. Clickbait is so 2011.

      3. Everything after the comma was the Jacket, which is edgy and appeals to millennials.

        Reason should be appealing to the smug boomer bracket, imo.

      4. “”appeals to millennials.””

        which you can tell from the super-youthful readership

        iow, they started the pander-machine back in 2014 or so. how’s that working out?

      5. which is edgy and appeals to millennials.

        But mostly to libertarians, and the few remaining Goldwater/Reagan conservatives.

    4. The article itself was pretty good and but for the title (which will probably deter those who would benefit the most from reading it from reading it), it’s one that I’d consider sharing.

      1. The only people who would be turned off by a headline calling Arpaio a whiny bitch are whiny bitches. Fuck ’em.

        1. And his adoring fans and fellow fascists in the alt-right.

          1. Go back to Media Matters groggy.

            1. PROOF …. the last scumlord DEFENDS racial oppression by an all-powerful government

              Last of the Shitlords|8.31.17 @ 6:14PM|#
              You mean all those illegals who looked like illegals? Boo hoo.

              They looked HISPANIC, you shameless, hate-spewing bigot
              As the slimy Trumpbot squats to shit all over the Constitution

              THIS JUST IN … ANOTHER HUMILIATING DEFEAT FOR TRUMP’S FASCIST BIGOTRY,

              The administration AGREED to assist in applying for green cards … EVERYONE illegally denied entry from the seven Muslim-majority nations. To settle a lawsuit and avoid an even greater humiliation.
              Details, latest shame for Trump’s fascist bigotry

              To judge Trump, see his core base. As vomit fills your mouth
              Left-Right=Zero

    5. Failure to read the masthead at the top of the page may be the height of intellectual laziness, even around here. Protip: you can scroll up to the top of the page with shift+space.

      1. Hi, Hugh. Been a while.

        They were brought here by Ron Paul, the intellectual founder of the alt-right. He made the KKK;s version of States Rights respectable .. thus their enabler.

  6. Arpaio is all kinds of asshole but he wasn’t convicted (or pardoned) for any of that. No matter who you are “misdemeanor contempt of a federal court” sounds like a chickenshit charge. For all the actual wrongdoing on the part of the sheriff all they could pin on him was “not fully complying with a judge’s order in a civil case”, and that only because it didn’t require a jury verdict?

    The Maricopa County, AZ voters finally stopped Joe Arpaio’s abuses.

    1. You know who else was slapped with a chicken shit charge?

      1. Foghorn Leghorn, Country Lawyer?

      2. William Jefferson Clinton?

    2. Yeah, for 20 years they were pretty stupid.

      I know, I was there the whole time.

      In a sane world he would have met the same fate as Mussolini.

      1. Perhaps he lacks a mistress, being ugly and all that. But one can still dream.

    3. I used to work in a Federal Courthouse and the Federal Judges are treated like Gods and most act like they think they are Gods.

    4. No matter who you are “misdemeanor contempt of a federal court” sounds like a chickenshit charge

      Are you lying or ignorant of the offense? It was 17 months of blatant racial profiling, in defiance of a court order. He admits violating the order but says …. it was unintentional! A bullshitter as bad as his hero, Trump.

      I’m sure you aren’t defending racial profiling. Oh wait, it’s SIV …

      1. Good for him. of course they’re profiling. It just makes good sense. Race is just part of it.

        1. Last of the Shiforbrains DEFENDS systematic racial oppression by an all-powerful state, (gag)

          Good for him. of course they’re profiling. It just makes good sense

          FOR NON-WHITES ONLY! … DEFEND THE MASTER RACE. SIEG HEIL!
          Elsewhere on this page, individual liberty is RIDICULED by shitforbrains.

          Last of the Shitlords|8.31.17 @ 6:14PM|#
          You mean all those illegals who looked like illegals? Boo hoo.

          They looked HISPANIC, you shameless, hate-spewing bigot
          As the slimy Trumpbot squats to shit all over the Constitution

          THIS JUST IN … ANOTHER HUMILIATING DEFEAT FOR TRUMP’S FASCIST BIGOTRY,

          The administration AGREED to assist in applying for green cards … EVERYONE illegally denied entry from the seven Muslim-majority nations. To settle a lawsuit and avoid an even greater humiliation.
          Details, latest shame for Trump’s fascist bigotry

          To judge Trump, see his core base. As vomit fills your mouth
          Left-Right=Zero

  7. Good headline. 5 stars. Would read again.

    1. Glad some here still have taste.

      1. Back when I was in journalism school they taught us to always be respectful to authoritarian assholes.

        1. Agree with him or disagree with him, he served his fellow citizens for 50 years. A little decorum is the least he is owed.

          1. What were his torture victims owed?

            1. You really are a dumbass, Tony.

              1. Sarcasm is for whiny bitches.

                1. Well I can’t tell in this place sometimes. The most principled people on earth like to get nuanced at odd times.

                  1. To Tony, bootlicking is nuance.

            2. Tony, I keep telling you to go drink Drano. NOW GO DRINK THE GODDAMN DRANO YOU STUPID BITCH!

              1. TODAY’S NAZIS … A NEW AND QUICKER “FINAL SOLUTION” (GAG)

                “DRINK THE GODDAMN DRANO YOU STUPID BITCH!”

                The last scumlord DEFENDS racial oppression by an all-powerful government. trolling the entire page..

                Last of the Shitlords|8.31.17 @ 6:14PM|#
                You mean all those illegals who looked like illegals? Boo hoo.

                They looked HISPANIC, you shameless, hate-spewing bigot
                As the slimy Trumpbot squats to shit all over the Constitution

                THIS JUST IN … ANOTHER HUMILIATING DEFEAT FOR TRUMP’S FASCIST BIGOTRY,

                The administration AGREED to assist in applying for green cards … EVERYONE illegally denied entry from the seven Muslim-majority nations. To settle a lawsuit and avoid an even greater humiliation.
                Details, latest shame for Trump’s fascist bigotry

                To judge Trump, see his core base. As vomit fills your mouth
                Left-Right=Zero

          2. “You are a whiny bitch, sir.”

            1. Much better.

          3. Unlabelable MJGreen
            Agree with him or disagree with him, he served his fellow citizens for 50 years. A little decorum is the least he is owed.

            Unmmm, 24 years.
            This is a libertarian web site. We don/t suck up to Fascist Uncle Toms.,

        2. Would that be the University of Columbia School of Journalism? Because that’s the only one that counts.

          1. I agree, some of their graduates can make it almost to 5…

        3. like your publishers & editors?

  8. This guy talks tough about respecting authority. But he fails to respect the authority above him.

  9. I said I wanted “a bottle in front of me” you IDIOTS.

  10. Arpaio’s jail lost its accreditation

    Maybe but still.

  11. It seems Republicans should be pretty outraged by a government official under investigation ordering the deletion of emails requested by investigators. I seem to recall them being upset about missing emails in some other case in recent years …

    1. Yep. You’d think they could have nailed him to the wall with charges and an actual trial over such acts.

      Strange how nobody is ever held accountable for these sorts of things.

      1. TD-
        Obviously, no one in power wants to set a precedent like that. Too easy for it to come back at them.

        1. By ‘strange’ I meant ‘entirely predictable.’

  12. On the specific case at hand, it’s a powerful deconstruction of Arpaio’s (and Trump’s) delusional belief that the self-styled “world’s toughest sheriff” was somehow treated poorly in the court of law.

    This line bears repeating. I personally cannot stand these “law and order” pieces of shit in the everyday understanding of that term considering that so many American laws are horribly unjust so when these fuckers themselves break the law it almost makes my head explode. I could charge a machine gun nest for the opportunity to unleash on fuckers like Trump and Arpario . And this Trump fuckface is especially devious considering the guy is very likely guilty of criminally conspiring with Putin to win an election for monetary gain. Trump is a fucking traitor and a criminal. Trump is the scoundrel Samuel Johnson described and people like that are mortal enemies of this American project.

    1. Say hello to r/iamverybadass

    2. Well yes but once you realize that his cousin-fucking followers don’t give a single shit about America but are singularly focused on genociding the brown people out of neighborhoods they don’t live in, it all comes together.

    3. This trend of bolding text really has to stop.

      1. Obviously Memory Hole is a damikesomething sock. Or damikesomething is a Memory Hole sock. Either way, BULLY.


    4. And this Trump fuckface is especially devious considering the guy is very likely guilty of criminally conspiring with Putin to win an election for monetary gain.

      ‘Very likely guilty’ based upon what evidence, pray tell? Not that I like Trump, but this is rather like calling Barak Obama a sleeper agent for the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s a sign you’re mentally ill if you believe it sans evidence.

      1. And, yes, for the record virtually the entire Democrat party is mentally ill as they appear to at least pretend to believe this sans evidence. They’ve launched a full-scale witch hunt, drilling down into the bedrock of Trumps life looking for this magic connection up to and including a special council, and so far they have found…jack and shit.

        You can be a terrible person, and not guilty of treason at the same time.

        1. He has to be a traitor so Internet lunatics can play out their rage fantasies.

        2. virtually the entire Democrat party is mentally ill

          This is no different than when Team Blue says “virtually the entire Republican party are racist Nazis”. It’s wrong, and moreover it’s intended just to shut down debate rather than discuss ideas. Plus your slur has the added bonus of being genuinely insulting to sick people.

          1. You mean for calling them Democrats, right?

          2. No, it’s no different than saying Republicans were mentally ill for their “Secret Kenyan Muslim” conspiracies.

        3. You can be a terrible person and not guilty of treason at the same time. I need to copy that line for some people

    5. So……Memory hole is a total fucking idiot. Possibly a Tony sock puppet?

      1. PROOF …. the last scumlord DEFENDS racial oppression by an all-powerful government

        Last of the Shitlords|8.31.17 @ 6:14PM|#
        You mean all those illegals who looked like illegals? Boo hoo.

        They looked HISPANIC, you shameless, hate-spewing bigot
        As the slimy Trumpbot squats to shit all over the Constitution

        THIS JUST IN … ANOTHER HUMILIATING DEFEAT FOR TRUMP’S FASCIST BIGOTRY,

        The administration AGREED to assist in applying for green cards … EVERYONE illegally denied entry from the seven Muslim-majority nations. To settle a lawsuit and avoid an even greater humiliation.
        Details, latest shame for Trump’s fascist bigotry

        To judge Trump, see his core base. As vomit fills your mouth
        Left-Right=Zero

  13. I don’t think Sheriff Joe’s a whiny bitch any more than Donald Trump’s a whiny bitch or all the SJW’s are whiny bitches – they’re all just cry-bullies who’ve figured out that pretending to be a whiny bitch pays. Joe’s the last one who should be complaining about a witch hunt – the DoJ didn’t like Joe so they dug around for some excuse to bust his ass. Same way Joe doesn’t like brown-skinned people so he digs around for any excuse to bust their ass. Arresting somebody first and then finding something afterward to justify the arrest is a fishing expedition and it’s not the way the system’s supposed to work, but that’s what Joe got busted for doing. When the tables are turned and he’s the one on the hook, an officer of the law getting treated the way us mundanes get treated instead of being treated as if he’s above the law the way officers of the law are normally treated, he whines about how unfair it is. But he’s not being hypocritical because he doesn’t actually believe he’s being treated unfairly, he’s just whining as a defensive strategy. It’s all an act.

    1. It’s whiny bitches all the way down.

      But he’s not being hypocritical because he doesn’t actually believe he’s being treated unfairly, he’s just whining as a defensive strategy. It’s all an act.

      I’m not sure if it’s all just an act or if he really is just that obtuse and lacking in self awareness. Not that it matters, either way he’s gonna whine about it.

  14. meh. A pox on all their houses.
    It is perfectly reasonable to simultaneously:

    1) Dislike Arpaio’s tactics and be happy he lost the power he had over others
    2) Not care that he was pardoned because regardless of Arpaio’s tactics, the suits against him were minor and petty, entirely driven by political efforts
    3) Enjoy the seizures of the far-left over Trump’s pardon of Arpaio.

    To me, it’s a win win win.

    1. Well, you’re obviously a fuckface.

      “Derr the man rounded up people based on race alone, tortured them, held them in what he called ‘concentration camps,’ let countless detainees die under mysterious circumstances, and was generally fond of taking a dump on the Constitution, but it makes progtards weep, so it’s all good!”

      The intellectual brilliance is almost too much to gaze upon.

      1. Fuckface? What happened to cousin fucker?

        1. Technically they were aunt and nephew.

      2. and thus we observe the seizures of the far-left.

        win

        1. Win what? A win for what? Sometimes I wish we had souls so people like you could feel what it’s like to have a disintegrating cinder instead of one.

        2. That’s the problem with being on the “right”.

          So many of my fellow travelers are cop-suckers.

      3. Sadly, that’s not what he was convicted on.

        1. Tony has no convictions.

          Lots of indictments, but no convictions.

          Crazy will help you that way.

      4. Tony, go drink your goddamned Drano.

  15. “It has been widely reported that Snow was appointed by George W. Bush; that is not the full extent of his conservatism. He had a desk blotter from the Romney Institute. He spoke favorably of Justice Antonin Scalia’s jurisprudence. While we had little opportunity to talk electoral politics, I would guess he was no fan of President Barack Obama.

    Snow believed in the rule of law and the fair application of law. During my clerkship year, from September 2011 through September 2012, he heard foreclosure cases, prisoner petitions and many prosecutions of immigrants. A liberal judge could have found loopholes to save a person’s house, spring a prisoner or give an immigrant a second chance, but Snow did not: He followed the law….”
    Aw, Gillespie has been a bit upset that people are not agreeing with the lefty assessment that Arpaio is the worst. These people point out that Arpaio never received a jury trial, so Gillespie tries to make Judge Snow out to be this beacon of judicial excellence.

    Romney was/is not a conservative. Romneycare is the most damning evidence that Romney is a Democrat hiding as a RINO. So for me, anyone who advocates anything Romney is suspect in the conservative category. Booosh was/is a New England RINO too. They are both okay with massive expansions to government.

    1. You don’t have to be a lefty to see that Arpaio is a lawless, sadistic prick.

      1. Arpaio is something… bad. I am just not sure that sadistic prick is a good characterization of him.

        Plus, all this attention on Arpaio lets all the other sadistic prick sheriffs and police off the hook for a while.

        Arpaio definitely seems to be targeted because he will actually round up illegals while many big city sheriffs are declaring their jurisdictions sanctuaries for illegals.

        1. He was rounding up people who looked like illegals to him.

          Look at your handle and study it why don’t you.

          1. You mean all those illegals who looked like illegals? Boo hoo.

            1. PROOF …. the last scumlord DEFENDS racial oppression by an all-powerful government

              Last of the Shitlords|8.31.17 @ 6:14PM|#
              You mean all those illegals who looked like illegals? Boo hoo.

              They looked HISPANIC, you shameless, hate-spewing bigot
              As the slimy Trumpbot squats to shit all over the Constitution

              THIS JUST IN … ANOTHER HUMILIATING DEFEAT FOR TRUMP’S FASCIST BIGOTRY,

              The administration AGREED to assist in applying for green cards … EVERYONE illegally denied entry from the seven Muslim-majority nations. To settle a lawsuit and avoid an even greater humiliation.
              Details, latest shame for Trump’s fascist bigotry

              To judge Trump, see his core base. As vomit fills your mouth
              Left-Right=Zero

        2. He should have been targeted long ago for his culpability in his deputies MURDERING people in Medieval “restraint chairs” (for which Maricopa County voters paid out $50 MILLION in wrongful death settlements).

          But of course neither the Feds nor the left cares about that.

          “Racial profiling” though, now THAT’s awful!

        3. Exposing Neo- Nazi Bullshit

          “Arpaio definitely seems to be targeted because he will actually round up illegals”

          FACT: NEO-NAZI fucktards are defending racial profiling — different law enforcement based SOLELY on skin color. Pulling people over, demanding proof of legal residence, ONLY if the LOOK Hispanic.

          NAZI FUCKTARDS DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO THEIR VICTIMS ARE! NOR DO THEY CARE.
          Their victims … THINK … are INNOCENT residents, harassed by the police state

          * Pulled over and required to prove legal residence. (ONLY non-whites)

          * Essentially forced to carry proof of residence (ONLY non-whites)

          But, hey, they’re not the Master Race.

          PAY ATTENTION GOOBERS
          Racial profiling violates the Due Process Clause of the 5th Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14rh.
          Sheriff Arpaio ADMITS continuing blatantly unconstitutional pullovers … for 17 months …. in defiance of a Court Order. … and says it was unintentional! … but, being a blowhard (like Trump) … he was guilty by his own words!

          He DID exercise his right to jury trial, which was rejected buy SCOTUS. Goobers say, in effect, that Constitutionality can be decided by JURORS! Since when? (lol)

          Trump’s racism just suffered a HUMILIATING defeat
          Cont’d

          1. Part 2, Neo-Nazis

            Fox News Poll: “Voter satisfaction with the direction of the nation is down by double digits, as a majority says President Donald Trump is tearing the country apart.

            Full story at Fox News

            excerpts (my emphasis)

            “In addition, a record 55 percent of voters disapprove of the job he’s doing as president, while 41 percent approve. That’s a net negative by 14 points and his worst score to-date. In April, around the 100-day mark of the administration, his ratings were at net negative three (45-48 percent).

            “Trump’s first job rating on the Fox News Poll is the only one that’s been in positive territory: 48-47 percent (February 2017). Since that time he’s lost the most ground with conservatives (down 7 points), Republican men (-9 points), and whites without a college degree (-9 points).

            “His worst marks are on race relations (33-61 percent), where disapproval outweighs approval by 28 points.”

            Likely because so many saw the videos, EXPOSING his blatant bullshit on who initiated the violence in Charlottesville, who was REALLY beating people with clubs … and that NO counter-protesters wore any damn masks.

            All BEFORE the Arpaio atrocity

  16. Well, Andy McCarthy at National Review and Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post lay out the procedural problems with the pardon and the fact that it could be overturned. I’m sure Trump was advised that he should wait until Arpaio was sentenced, but he was obstinate.

    1. Did either of them explain the process by which the exercise of an otherwise plenary power (this not involving impeachment) gets overturned? Or just who exactly would do the ‘overturning?’

      1. If President Ford was able to pardon President Nixon who hadn’t even been charged with a crime and President Carter was able to grant amnesty to an unknown number of unnamed people who fled to Canada to avoid the draft, I suspect that President Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio will stand even if he hadn’t been formally sentenced.

        1. Yeah, there is nothing in the Constitution that requires formal charges or formal sentencing for people to be pardoned.

          The Constitution only requires that a crime against the United States has taken place.

          1. Not even a ‘crime’ only an “offence.”

            POTUS could pardon Tony for being an idiot.

            1. That would be impeachable, I think.

              1. And Tony would still be an idiot.

                1. PROOF …. the last scumlord DEFENDS racial oppression by an all-powerful government

                  Last of the Shitlords|8.31.17 @ 6:14PM|#
                  You mean all those illegals who looked like illegals? Boo hoo.

                  They looked HISPANIC, you shameless, hate-spewing bigot
                  As the slimy Trumpbot squats to shit all over the Constitution

                  THIS JUST IN … ANOTHER HUMILIATING DEFEAT FOR TRUMP’S FASCIST BIGOTRY,

                  The administration AGREED to assist in applying for green cards … EVERYONE illegally denied entry from the seven Muslim-majority nations. To settle a lawsuit and avoid an even greater humiliation.
                  Details, latest shame for Trump’s fascist bigotry

                  To judge Trump, see his core base. As vomit fills your mouth
                  Left-Right=Zero

    2. Article II, Section 2 outlines the presidential power of reprieves and pardons. There is no language in the Constitution that allows another branch of government to overturn an Executive pardon or reprieve. The pardon and reprieve are actually a check to the Legislative and Judicial branches.

      1. There is no language in the Constitution that allows another branch of government to overturn an Executive pardon or reprieve

        Bill of Rights.

    3. Here is the link that you notably did not include.

      The argument does not have to do with waiting for sentencing, but claims that the Bill of Rights implicitly overrules the original constitution’s pardon power in the case of officials who violate constitutional rights.

      This is a stupid argument, as the BOR doesn’t even mandate criminal penalties for violation of constitutional rights. To say that it renders such penalties immune to clemency is ridiculous.

      Of course it is a little worrisome that the judge whose order Arpaio violated appears to be kicking around the idea of ignoring the pardon and putting him back in prison anyway.

      1. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton canceled former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s upcoming sentencing hearing for his criminal contempt-of-court conviction, telling attorneys not to file replies to motions that were pending before his recent presidential pardon.

        However, Bolton on Tuesday stopped short of throwing out the conviction based solely on Arpaio’s request. Instead she ordered Arpaio and the U.S. Department of Justice, which is prosecuting the case, to file briefs on why she should or shouldn’t grant Arpaio’s request.

      2. That would be ironic for the judge who convicted Arpaio of contempt of court to be convicted by another judge of contempt of court for ignoring a presidential pardon.

        It might shut the lefties up that this judge is conservative and only wants Arpaio to obey the law. This judge is a RINO hack who most assuredly lets cops and other government officials off for lying under oath, violate constitutional rights, etc. Judge Snow just doe snot like illegals being rounded up by a big city Sheriff.

      3. , but claims that the Bill of Rights implicitly overrules the original constitution’s pardon power in the case of officials who violate constitutional rights.

        This is a stupid argument, as the BOR doesn’t even mandate criminal penalties for violation of constitutional rights. To say that it renders such penalties immune to clemency is ridiculous.

        Umm, speaking of stupid …. MASSIVELY stupid ….
        The BOR forbids ANY action that violates Due Process, Equal Protection or any other enumerated rights ,
        And the 9th Amendment forbids ALL levels and/or branches to “deny or disparage” ANY UNenumerated rightss .. where fundamental rights include Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness … and all the others

        Liberty == Equality

        You’re the enemy of both, as shown here.

  17. Oh look, Reason supports unchecked powers for a judge to throw you in jail on a whim.

    Looks like it has fully recovered from its former stance against judicial tyranny in the woodchipper case.

    1. Umm… I think you missed all the abuse-of-state-power stuff that the whiny bitch sheriff was doing in order to get himself in trouble.

      1. Politically motivated arrests are extremely bad but arresting illegals is perfectly within the law.

        This mostly seems like politically motivated revenge to oust a sheriff that tries to kick illegals out of the USA and the Obama Administration wanted to have more control over who was deported and who wasn’t.

        You don’t really hear about big lefty sheriffs and all the corrupt shit they are doing. Let alone federal judges making huge public shows going after government agents breaking the law.

        1. The judge in the ongoing IRS cases should start giving federal agents the Arpaio treatment.

          Then those people can cool their heels waiting three or seven years to get their pardon.

          But I doubt the pant shitting at Reason over those pardons would hold a candle to this one.

          1. Nope. They have a hate boner for Arpaio for the simple reason he does not conform to their ‘Open Borders No Matter What’ doctrine.

            1. PROOF …. the last scumlord DEFENDS racial oppression by an all-powerful government

              Last of the Shitlords|8.31.17 @ 6:14PM|#
              You mean all those illegals who looked like illegals? Boo hoo.

              They looked HISPANIC, you shameless, hate-spewing bigot
              As the slimy Trumpbot squats to shit all over the Constitution

              THIS JUST IN … ANOTHER HUMILIATING DEFEAT FOR TRUMP’S FASCIST BIGOTRY,

              The administration AGREED to assist in applying for green cards … EVERYONE illegally denied entry from the seven Muslim-majority nations. To settle a lawsuit and avoid an even greater humiliation.
              Details, latest shame for Trump’s fascist bigotry

              To judge Trump, see his core base. As vomit fills your mouth
              Left-Right=Zero

      2. It’s abuse-of-state-power all the way down!

        However, all things being equal, abuse of state power by an elected local official representing the preferences of his community seems preferable to me to abuse of power by a federal judge.

        1. Fucks the Constitution AGAIN! (my emphasis)

          abuse of state power by an elected local official representing the preferences of his community seems preferable to me to abuse of power by a federal judge.

          THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRACY, RIGHT-WING FASCIST. The EXACT “justification” used by the KKK and all southern racists,

          * Justifies Jim Crow.

          * Justifies segregation (Marl applies the EXACT excuse Orval Faubus used for Little Rock, when he activated his state militia ,,, naked government force against nine CHILDREN … until Eisenhower sent SUPERIOR force, federal troops to DEFEND nine children,)

          *Now to justify racial profiling

          MAKE NO MISTAKE, LIBERTARIANS, MARK STANDS WITH THE KKK, ORVAL FAUBUS, LESTER MADDOX AND RON PAUL …. individual liberty has NO defense from abuse by states … and the 9th Amendment us a fraud added later by George Soros,

          MARK SAYS IT’S AN ABUSE OF POWER FOR A “ROGUE JUDGE” (Ron Paul’s term) TO ENFORCE THE DECADES-LONG BAN ON RACIAL PROFILING .. AND FOLLOW THE FIFTH AND FOURTEENTH AMENDMENTS.

          What we don’t yet know – the size of Mark’;s Klavern

          It’s a sad day when individual liberty is under siege … on a liberrtarian web site … by far-right facsists,, racists and statists, The alt-right, enabled by Ron Paul,

          1. It’s a sad day when individual liberty is under siege … on a liberrtarian web site … by far-right facsists,, racists and statists,

            Well, you could reduce the number of “fascists, racists and statists” posting to this site by a a whole dozen by… going away and taking all your sock puppets with you.

            1. Fucks the Constitution AGAIN! (my emphasis)

              abuse of state power by an elected local official representing the preferences of his community seems preferable to me to abuse of power by a federal judge.

              THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRACY, RIGHT-WING FASCIST. The EXACT “justification” used by the KKK and all southern racists,

              * Justifies Jim Crow.

              * Justifies segregation (Marl applies the EXACT excuse Orval Faubus used for Little Rock, when he activated his state militia ,,, naked government force against nine CHILDREN … until Eisenhower sent SUPERIOR force, federal troops to DEFEND nine children,)

              *Now to justify racial profiling

              MARK SAYS IT’S AN ABUSE OF POWER FOR A “ROGUE JUDGE” (Ron Paul’s term) TO ENFORCE THE DECADES-LONG BAN ON RACIAL PROFILING .. AND FOLLOW THE FIFTH AND FOURTEENTH AMENDMENTS.

              It’s a sad day when individual liberty is under siege … on a libertarian web site … by far-right fascists,, racists and statists,

      3. So egregious was the abuse-of-state-power stuff that the Judge immediately passed over the Notice of Infraction and went straight to a misdemeanor.

    2. Also, whiny little bitch Nick Gillespie and all the rest of the fake libertarian whiny bitches here at Reason where nowhere near this agitated when their hero Block Yomomma pardoned that Puerto Rican FALN terrorist. Gee, I wonder why!

      1. Puerto Rican FALN terrorist didn’t murder anyone, unlike activist sheriff Pol Pot Arpaio.

        1. Who did Arpaio murder?

    3. See the newest article. Their position changes hourly!

      1. How so, Sparky?

    4. Oh look, Reason supports unchecked powers for a judge to throw you in jail on a whim.

      Oh look, ANOTHER ignoramus!

      Are you ignorant of the facts here? Or another one who never heard of a bench trial … or another whiner who says he should have had a jury trial? (SCOTUS refused his appeal, probably because he ADMITTED violarinf the Court Oder for 77 months?

      Whatever.

      You can learn the differences between, and the proper use of jury verses bench trials here.
      https://reason.com/blog/2017/08…..nt_6950375

  18. RE: Joe Arpaio May Have Been Pardoned, But He’s Still a Whiny Baby

    Arpaio should quit whining and sniveling.
    If he really wants to piss people off, then get re-elected as sheriff.
    Otherwise he should STFU.

  19. posting again:

    Razorfist on the Arpaio Pardon

    he’s a libertarian and lifelong Phoenix resident

    1. That guy is good. Heh.

    2. Wow.

      That was enlightening.

  20. Are we all sure this is really a libertarian site??? I mean this is up there with Melania’s high heels. I wonder how Nick would feel if someone tried to politically shank him in the ass for his *choke* libertarian views.

    1. “Are we all sure this is really a libertarian site???”

      Like so many here, you seem believe your alt-right is somehow libertarian.
      That’s like confusing Jesus of Nazareth with the anti-christ.

      1. I am sure you can tell me all about Jesus. Then you can define what alt right is!!! Is it the same as a NAZI, meaning anyone who disagrees with you? Does this mean I am the first mixed race NAZI??? You tell me John, cause Libertarian Fonzy is sounding kinda childish with these kind of articles. Along with Shika Shika, I can’t stand her articles, but I like her name.

        1. Then you can define what alt right is!!!

          Breitbart did.

          Is it the same as a NAZI, meaning anyone who disagrees with you?

          (SNEER)
          YOU EQUATE MELANIA’S HIGH HEELS WITH SYSTEMATIC RACIAL OPPRESSION ..in SHAMEFUL violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, Uncle Sambo
          https://reason.com/blog/2017/08…..nt_6949747

          Does this mean I am the first mixed race NAZI??

          (SMIRK)
          How many ACTUAL mixed-race openly defy the 14th Amendment?

          You tell me John, cause Libertarian Fonzy is sounding kinda childish with these kind of articles.

          But an ADULT would equate systematic racial aggression with HIGH HEELS ,… while CLAIMING to be mixed-race as he shits on the 14th Amendment. (OMG)

          I am sure you can tell me all about Jesus.

          HE WAS DARK-SKINNED, chump.

          I’m far from the only libertarian, but I am the one who just jammed individual liberty up your pathetic ass, slaver.

          THAT is who John Galt is

      2. John you’re using a lot of progtard weasel words. Maybe you’re just another brain dead progtard.

        1. PROOF …. the last scumlord DEFENDS racial oppression by an all-powerful government

          Last of the Shitlords|8.31.17 @ 6:14PM|#
          You mean all those illegals who looked like illegals? Boo hoo.

          They looked HISPANIC, you shameless, hate-spewing bigot
          As the slimy Trumpbot squats to shit all over the Constitution

          THIS JUST IN … ANOTHER HUMILIATING DEFEAT FOR TRUMP’S FASCIST BIGOTRY,

          The administration AGREED to assist in applying for green cards … EVERYONE illegally denied entry from the seven Muslim-majority nations. To settle a lawsuit and avoid an even greater humiliation.
          Details, latest shame for Trump’s fascist bigotry

          To judge Trump, see his core base. As vomit fills your mouth
          Left-Right=Zero

  21. Sorry Sheriff, the Obama administration may have begun the case but it was the Trump Administration that proscuted it. By accepting the pardon you admitted guilt so the complaints about political witch hunts don’t make sense. You are guilty of doing what you were charged with doing by your own admission. You can’t have it both ways.

  22. Nick is the whiner. We need more Sheriff Joe’s and more tough jails. Make life miserable for them and maybe they won’t come back.

    1. FUCK THE CONSTITUTION.

      1. I’m sure you feel that way. Although I highly doubt you have any real grasp of it’s contents.

        1. Bend over. his will go in easier. (smirk>

          FUCK THE CONSTITUTION

          I’m sure you feel that way. Although I highly doubt you have any real grasp of it’s contents.

          I’m sure that you fucked up AGAIN … and I have MUCH more than your whining.

          FACT: NEO-NAZI fucktards are defending racial profiling — different law enforcement based SOLELY on skin color. Pulling people over, demanding proof of legal residence, ONLY if the LOOK Hispanic.

          NAZI FUCKTARDS DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO THEIR VICTIMS ARE! NOR DO THEY CARE.
          Their victims … THINK … are INNOCENT residents, harassed by the police state

          * Pulled over and required to prove legal residence. (ONLY non-whites)

          * Essentially forced to carry proof of residence (ONLY non-whites)

          But, hey, they’re not the Master Race.

          PAY ATTENTION GOOBERS
          Racial profiling violates the Due Process Clause of the 5th Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14rh.
          Sheriff Arpaio ADMITS continuing blatantly unconstitutional pullovers … for 17 months …. in defiance of a Court Order. … and says it was unintentional! … but, being a blowhard (like Trump) … he was guilty by his own words!

          He DID exercise his right to jury trial, which was rejected buy SCOTUS. Goobers say, in effect, that Constitutionality can be decided by JURORS! Since when? (lol)

          Anything else?

  23. Well, Nick, you and Sheriff Joe share one thing…….Whininess!

    1. “Well, Nick, you and Sheriff Joe share one thing…….Whininess!

      Well, Whiny Crybaby Trumpbot … might boldface clarify the facts you people REFUSE to accept?

      In 2007, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors settled a lawsuit … against Arpaio and the board for $3.5 million. ,,, The Maricopa County attorney and deputy attorney …..were both later disbarred for ethical violations ,,, Arpaio’s chief of staff, who once deployed deputies to spy on Arpaio’s political opponents, was fired for his role in the same scandal.

      … Arpaio’s jail lost its accreditation after investigators found jail officials provided false information about conditions inside the facility … there had been 2,200 lawsuits filed against Arpaio for the conditions inside his jail.

      But he’s white!

      1. Hi, Mr. Hihn!

        1. The name is Mary Slack …. sheesh

          1. I’m afraid “Mary Slack” just won’t do as a drag name. Your drag name should say something about yourself while still sounding vaguely name-like. Try “Pat Hetic” or “Senator Ility” or “Ang R Ibitch”. If you must, at least go for “Mary Slackwood”.

            1. “Sheriff” Arpaio

              “In 2007, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors settled a lawsuit … against Arpaio and the board for $3.5 million. ,,, The Maricopa County attorney and deputy attorney …..were both later disbarred for ethical violations ,,, Arpaio’s chief of staff, who once deployed deputies to spy on Arpaio’s political opponents, was fired for his role in the same scandal.

              “… Arpaio’s jail lost its accreditation after investigators found jail officials provided false information about conditions inside the facility … there had been 2,200 lawsuits filed against Arpaio for the conditions inside his jail.”

              BUT MY NAME IS A USEFUL DIVERSION FROM INCONVEEEEN-YENT FACTS TO WHITE SUPREMACISTS.

              1. Welcome, Pat!

  24. Yes, these people point out that Arpaio never received a jury trial, so Gillespie tries to make Judge Snow out to be this beacon of judicial excellence.

    1. Did you ever get a traffic ticket? Did the jury find you guilty or innocent?

      This will teach you the difference between a jury trial and a bench trial — if you’ve never been to traffic court, or probate, family law and all other instances.

      The Phoenix newspaper describes this case.

      Are you aware this was about his contempt of court?
      His request for a jury trial was rejected by the Supreme Court. He had admitted continuing his unconstitutional patrols for 17 months … but claimed it was not intentional.

      Gillespie tries to make Judge Snow out to be this beacon of judicial excellence.

      Nick descried the outcome of a routine proceeding … on a judicial matter you admit knowing nothing about.

      1. If you purport to care about individual liberty, would you not support the literal construction and application of the sixth amendment’ guarantee of a jury trial in all criminal prosecutions?

        There is no “contempt of court” exception in the text of the sixth amendment.

        There is no “bad white guy” exception either.

        1. Did you miss that he DID exercise his right to a jury trial?
          Juries have never had the power to decide constitutionality . Should they? If so, why?
          It was also treated as a misdemeanor, which is described in my link .. .at a site for DEFENSE attorneys
          Did YOU ever get a driver’s license?

          There is no “contempt of court” exception in the text of the sixth amendment.

          Also nothing allowing people to escape from jail and avoid being caught and returned.
          Or skipping bail! Should there be?

          There is no “bad white guy” exception either.

          That’s what told me you used the constitution as a smoke screen. Ready??

          Racial profiling violates the Due Process Clause of the 5th Amendment and the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment ….even for non-whites! I THINK it’s also in the Civil Rights Act.

          My turn, If you purport to care about individual liberty … how can you defend his 17 months of violating a court order to cease and desist his blatantly unconstitutional racial profiling … which he ADMITS to continuing, but …., says it was unintentional!!! He’s a blowhard like Trump so his own words were used him in the trial. See my link to the newspaper.

          Anything else I can teach you about individual liberty?

          1. I don’t think you grasp the concept in the first place.

  25. Fox News Poll: Voters’ mood sours, 56 percent say Trump tearing country apart
    He peaked in February, his only net positive rating. (by Fox)

    Full story at Fox News site

    Key excerpts (my emphasis)

    “In addition, a record 55 percent of voters disapprove of the job he’s doing as president, while 41 percent approve. That’s a net negative by 14 points and his worst score to-date. In April, around the 100-day mark of the administration, his ratings were at net negative three (45-48 percent).

    “Trump’s first job rating on the Fox News Poll is the only one that’s been in positive territory: 48-47 percent (February 2017). Since that time he’s lost the most ground with conservatives (down 7 points), Republican men (-9 points), and whites without a college degree (-9 points).

    “His worst marks are on race relations (33-61 percent), where disapproval outweighs approval by 28 points.”

    Likely because so many saw the videos, exposing his blatant bullshit on who initiated violence in Charlottesville, who were the ONLY ones beating people with clubs … and that NO counter-protesters wore any damn masks.

  26. Nick Gillespie May Be a Reason Contributor, But He’s Still a Whiny Baby

    Seriously, guys, get over it: Arpaio is an 85 year old sheriff. All you’re doing is using him to tarnish anybody wants to replace our racist immigration policy with one based on skills and economic contributions, you know, like that found in places like Canada, Australia, or Europe.

    1. Nick Gillespie May Be a Reason Contributor,

      He’s the Editor-in-Chief of this web site and Reason TV. So this starts in the toilet, and goes downhill from there. whew

      But He’s Still a Whiny Baby

      Let’s examine your own whining, and shameful defense of blatant racism

      ll you’re doing is using him to tarnish anybody wants to replace our racist immigration policy with one based on skills and economic contributions, you know, like that found in places like Canada, Australia, or Europe.

      So … that justifies you DEFENDING the absolute most racist immigration actions in America?

      YOUR whining defends 17 months of blatantly unconstitutional racial profiling … in violation of a court order .. which he ADMITS he violated for all that time … and says it was UNINTENTIONAL … but, because he’s a raging blowhard like Trump, his own bluster was used to find him guilty.

      But he’s 85.

      AND your whining defends Trump’s pardon of a (fellow) blatant racist … when ,61% of voters ALREADY say “race relations” are Trump’s WORST failure … before THIS atrocity … per Fox News!

      1. You need to learn how to read. I didn’t defend Arpaio. I’m saying that demagogues like you are using issues like Arpaio to derail any debate about how to replace our current racist immigration system with one based on skills.

        1. YOUR whining defends 17 months of blatantly unconstitutional racial profiling … in violation of a court order .. which he ADMITS he violated for all that time … and says it was UNINTENTIONAL … but, because he’s a raging blowhard like Trump, his own bluster was used to find him guilty.

          You need to learn how to read. I didn’t defend Arpaio

          REPLACE OUR “BLATANTLY RACIST IMMIGRATION POLICY” BY … DEFENDING THE MOST BLATANTLY RACIST IMMIGRATION POLICY IN AMERICA!
          (SNEER)

      2. AND your whining defends Trump’s pardon of a (fellow) blatant racist … when ,61% of voters ALREADY say “race relations” are Trump’s WORST failure … before THIS atrocity

        Race relations deteriorated sharply under Obama during his second term. Obama’s performance on race and race relationships was a dismal failure, and Obama left the country in the shambles we now find it in.

        If failure to return race relations to their pre-Obama levels in the first six months of his presidency were Trumps’ “worst failure”, Trump would actually be doing quite well.

        1. Obama’s performance on race and race relationships was a dismal failure,

          PATHETIC FUCKING LIAR.

          CLICK THE GODDAMN FASCIST’S LINK …… NEVER BLA,MES OBAMA FOR NUTHING. (GAG)

          SAYS AMERICA SHOWS “INCREASED CONCERN” FOR RACE RELATIONS UNDER OBAMA … WHICH PISSES OFF THE WHITE SUPREMACIST

          HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH 61% OF AMERICANS SAYING RACE RELATIONS IS TRUMP’S BIGGEST FAILURE

          “HE DID IT FIRST MOMMY!”

          MARK NOW EVEN MORE PATHETIC.
          and kinda dumb

  27. There are quite a few troubling things about Arpaio and his trial. I think he should have been prosecuted for infringing the human rights of both convicted criminals AND those he, as everybody else, had to assume to be innocent until proven guilty. It beats me how someone to claim to cherish limited government can possible cheer excesses of an executive officer, an officer of the law for that matter.
    Thus, he “only” got away with contempt of court, again no laughing matter for someone charged to uphold law and order. Now it gets tricky: I think that Arpaio’s supporters ? sadly ? are right: he would not have been convicted by a jury. The court (the prosecutors?) in my view deliberately chose to limit the sanction he would face in order to get a conviction. By that, in the spirit of the limitations allowed on the constitutional principle of the right to a jury trial, the court more or less declared the contempt a minor, a “petty” matter. The whole argument why the presidential pardon was so shocking is that violating a court injunction curtailing the excesses of an executive officer of the law is an extremely GRAVE offense, and pardoning by the president opens the flood gates for law enforcement to flout the law, to remove the obstacles for an out of bounds government.
    Which is it ? petty or grave?

    1. The constitutional right to a jury does not apply to matters like this, for the same reason we don’t see jurors in traffic court. What his supporters won’t tell you is that his right to a jury trial was exercised in an appeal to the Supreme Court was denied … and kinda goody

      The Court Order included his violation of Due Process and Equal Protection, 5th and 14th Amendment. Jurors do not decide constitutional matters. He continued blatantly unconstitutional racial profiling for 17 months, in violation of a Court Order. He ADMITS violating the Court Order for all that time. but says it was unintentional! THAT imploded in trial, because he’s a bellowing blowhard, like Trump … and his own words proved him a lair (also like Trump’s) Trump gets crazier by the week.

      Trump plays ONLY to his core base, comprised almost entirely of Birthers, Nazis and Supremacist,
      A recent Fox News Poll found “race relations” is Trump’s WORST failure — by a staggering 61% of voters!
      The poll is summarized and linked here:
      https://reason.com/blog/2017/08…..nt_6950380
      And that’s BEFORE the pardon!!! 56% say Trump is “tearing the country apart”. (Also Fox News)

      1. Goddamn you’re a raving idiot.

  28. See that!

    All you people need to stop your babying about the headline. It has been fixed!

    But, maybe we can still bitch about the stealth edit?

    1. (yawn) It was changed to baby 3 minutes after your first comment here.

      All the childish pissing and moaning was about whiny … not bitch
      But that leaves no :”stealth edit” to go all hysterical with.

      And bitch doesn’t work well with …. do you know Arpaio is a GUY?

      So he’s either whining or bitching (I’d use snowflake)

      1. Whatever floats your boat.

        Whiny bitch.

        1. When one exposes a whiny snowflake for fomenting Trumpian HYSTERIA … with a BLATANT LIE.

          “Whiny bitch.”

          That was ridicule, not whining.
          So is this!

          1. Hard to ridicule what you really don’t understand.

            Not that that stops you from trying.

            1. sar?don?ic
              [s?r?d?nik]
              ADJECTIVE
              grimly mocking or cynical:
              “Starkey attempted a sardonic smile”
              synonyms: mocking ? satirical ? sarcastic ? ironical ? ironic ? cynical ? scornful ? contemptuous ? derisive ? derisory ? sneering ? jeering ? scathing ? caustic

      2. Johnny boy, your Libertarian Fonzy worship is kinda boring. Sheriff Joe is old and old people bitch and moan all the time as they are old.

        Old people complaints:
        What the hell kinda music is that?
        Damn these drugs keeping me alive are too damn expensive I want them cheaper?
        This slot machine is robbing me blind!
        This viagra isn’t working!

        It will suck being their age. Granted I doubt their complaints will compare to the little snowflakes roaming around today needing safe spaces because someone was triggered when they saw a banana in a tree. Nonetheless this was a political witch hunt and the Federal Judges are out of control. They don’t care about the law and God help you if they get you in their sites with intention of putting you in jail. If old Joe was guilty of all they said he was then they would have gotten him a long time ago and not on a misdemeanor.

        1. Johnny boy, your Libertarian Fonzy worship is kinda boring.

          (SNEER)
          YOU EQUATE MELANIA’S HIGH HEELS WITH SYSTEMATIC RACIAL OPPRESSION ..in SHAMEFUL violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, Uncle Sambo
          https://reason.com/blog/2017/08…..nt_6949747

          Does this mean I am the first mixed race NAZI??

          (SMIRK)
          How many ACTUAL mixed-race openly defy the 14th Amendment?

          You tell me John, cause Libertarian Fonzy is sounding kinda childish with these kind of articles.

          But an ADULT would equate systematic racial aggression with HIGH HEELS ,… while CLAIMING to be mixed-race as he shits on the 14th Amendment. (OMG)

          I am sure you can tell me all about Jesus.

          HE WAS DARK-SKINNED, chump.

          I’m far from the only libertarian, but I am the one who just jammed individual liberty up your pathetic ass, slaver.

          THAT is who John Galt is

  29. Libertarians have some gall criticizing others for whining, which you guys never stop doing. You’ll do or say anything to squeeze your immigration fetish into the increasingly narrowing constraints of reality. The constitutionality of the “court order” that turned a an outstanding public servant into a criminal is itself dubious. Or do you believe that every utterance from a judge is sacrosanct and beyond question? How about NJ judges’ rulings on the 2nd Amendment?

    1. This is all 100% about Arpaio being an adversary i their quest for ‘open borders no matter what’.

      1. PROOF …. the last scumlord DEFENDS racial oppression by an all-powerful government

        Last of the Shitlords|8.31.17 @ 6:14PM|#
        You mean all those illegals who looked like illegals? Boo hoo.

        They looked HISPANIC, you shameless, hate-spewing bigot
        As the slimy Trumpbot squats to shit all over the Constitution

        THIS JUST IN … ANOTHER HUMILIATING DEFEAT FOR TRUMP’S FASCIST BIGOTRY,

        The administration AGREED to assist in applying for green cards … EVERYONE illegally denied entry from the seven Muslim-majority nations. To settle a lawsuit and avoid an even greater humiliation.
        Details, latest shame for Trump’s fascist bigotry

        To judge Trump, see his core base. As vomit fills your mouth
        Left-Right=Zero

  30. The lawman was found guilty of contempt of court for flouting a federal order to stop “the unconstitutional racial profiling and detainment of Latino residents.”

    Convicted of noticing the demographics of illegal immigrants in the US.

    Hate Fact!

    He was sued in 2007 for running “saturation patrols” that stopped people for immigrant-status offenses that are the exclusive province of federal authorities.

    Sued for enforcing federal law when the federal government refused to do so.

    It’s so unconstitutional to enforce the law!

    He’s Still a Whiny Baby

    SJWs Always Project

    Cry more for us, Nick.

    1. Expose Neo- Nazi Bullshit

      Convicted of noticing the demographics of illegal immigrants in the US

      FACT: NEO-NAZI fucktards are defending racial profiling — different law enforcement based SOLELY on skin color. Pulling people over, demanding proof of legal residence, ONLY if the LOOK Hispanic.

      NAZI FUCKTARDS DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO THEIR VICTIMS ARE! NOR DO THEY CARE.
      Their victims … THINK … are INNOCENT residents, harassed by the police state

      * Pulled over and required to prove legal residence. (ONLY non-whites)

      * Essentially forced to carry proof of residence (ONLY non-whites)

      But, hey, they’re not the Master Race.

      PAY ATTENTION GOOBERS
      Racial profiling violates the Due Process Clause of the 5th Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14rh.
      Sheriff Arpaio ADMITS continuing blatantly unconstitutional pullovers … for 17 months …. in defiance of a Court Order. … and says it was unintentional! … but, being a blowhard (like Trump) … he was guilty by his own words!

      He DID exercise his right to jury trial, which was rejected buy SCOTUS. Goobers say, in effect, that Constitutionality can be decided by JURORS! Since when? (lol)

      Trump’s racism just suffered a HUMILIATING defeat
      Cont’d

      1. Part 2, Neo-Nazis

        Fox News Poll: “Voter satisfaction with the direction of the nation is down by double digits, as a majority says President Donald Trump is tearing the country apart.

        Full story at Fox News

        excerpts (my emphasis)

        “In addition, a record 55 percent of voters disapprove of the job he’s doing as president, while 41 percent approve. That’s a net negative by 14 points and his worst score to-date. In April, around the 100-day mark of the administration, his ratings were at net negative three (45-48 percent).

        “Trump’s first job rating on the Fox News Poll is the only one that’s been in positive territory: 48-47 percent (February 2017). Since that time he’s lost the most ground with conservatives (down 7 points), Republican men (-9 points), and whites without a college degree (-9 points).

        “His worst marks are on race relations (33-61 percent), where disapproval outweighs approval by 28 points.”

        Likely because so many saw the videos, EXPOSING his blatant bullshit on who initiated the violence in Charlottesville, who was REALLY beating people with clubs … and that NO counter-protesters wore any damn masks.

        All BEFORE the Arpaio atrocity

  31. Loving the retro 90s CAPS Bold hysterical pants shitting rants by John Galt and Michael Hihn.

    Can anyone help them to make a flashing red background with lime green text color?

    1. Sorry, it’s not true that bullshit baffles brains. You’ll never persuade libertarians with KKK propaganda. You’re own cult has already been persuaded , now running around this site hugging each other like the alt-left snowflakes.

      FACT: NEO-NAZI fucktards are defending racial profiling — different law enforcement based SOLELY on skin color. Pulling people over, demanding proof of legal residence, ONLY if they LOOK Hispanic.

      NAZI FUCKTARDS DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO THEIR VICTIMS ARE!. NOR DO THEY CARE.
      Their victims … THINK … are INNOCENT residents, harassed by the police state

      * Pulled over and required to prove legal residence. (ONLY non-whites)

      * Essentially forced to carry proof of residence (ONLY non-whites)

      But, hey, they’re not the Master Race.

      PAY ATTENTION GOOBERS
      Racial profiling violates the Due Process Clause of the 5th Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14rh.
      Sheriff Arpaio ADMITS continuing blatantly unconstitutional pullovers … for 17 months …. in defiance of a Court Order. … and says it was unintentional! … but, being a blowhard (like Trump) … he was guilty by his own words!

      He DID exercise his right to jury trial, which was rejected buy SCOTUS. Goobers say, in effect, that Constitutionality can be decided by JURORS! Since when? (lol)

      Trump’s fascism just suffered a HUMILIATING defeat
      Cont’d

      1. Part 2, Neo-Nazis

        Fox News Poll: “Voter satisfaction with the direction of the nation is down by double digits, as a majority says President Donald Trump is tearing the country apart.

        Full story at Fox News

        excerpts (my emphasis)

        “In addition, a record 55 percent of voters disapprove of the job he’s doing as president, while 41 percent approve. That’s a net negative by 14 points and his worst score to-date. In April, around the 100-day mark of the administration, his ratings were at net negative three (45-48 percent).

        “Trump’s first job rating on the Fox News Poll is the only one that’s been in positive territory: 48-47 percent (February 2017). Since that time he’s lost the most ground with conservatives (down 7 points), Republican men (-9 points), and whites without a college degree (-9 points).

        “His worst marks are on race relations (33-61 percent), where disapproval outweighs approval by 28 points.”

        Likely because so many saw the videos, EXPOSING his blatant bullshit on who initiated the violence in Charlottesville, who was REALLY beating people with clubs … and that NO counter-protesters wore any damn masks.

        All BEFORE the Arpaio atrocity

    2. Loving the retro 90s CAPS Bold hysterical pants shitting rants by John Galt and Michael Hihn.

      As his senility progresses, Hihn will be going through HTML versions in reverse. He obviously has already forgotten HTML 5, and he seems to be quickly forgetting HTML 4. Once he regresses to pre-1993 memories, he’ll be limited to ASCII text. When he regresses to pre-1960 memories, he’s likely going to switch to teletype, which our browsers can’t decode anymore. But I expect his ramblings will be so incoherent by then that they will be indistinguishable from line noise anyway.

      1. WHITE SUPREMACIST MARK CAUGHT RED-HANDED IN A PATHETIC FUCKING LIE.

        https://reason.com/blog/2017/08…..nt_6952232

        RESPONDS BY SHOOTING THE MESSENGER …. FOR DEFENDING INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY ON A LIBERTARIAN WEBSITE
        (sneer)
        (puke)

  32. WHITE SUPREMACIST MARK CAUGHT RED-HANDED IN A PATHETIC FUCKING LIE.

    https://reason.com/blog/2017/08…..nt_6952232

    RESPONDS BY SHOOTING THE MESSENGER …. FOR DEFENDING INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY ON A LIBERTARIAN WEBSITE
    (sneer)
    (puke)

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