Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted on Monday of defying a court order to stop rounding up immigrants, and he may face jail time — another rebuke for a once-popular politician who was voted out of office last year. In 24 years as sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., Mr. Arpaio built a national reputation for harsh conditions in his county jail, and for his campaign against undocumented immigrants; his deputies detained people solely based on a belief that they were in the country illegally, and then turn them over to immigration authorities for deportation. In December 2011, a federal district judge hearing a racial
Comments: Mr. President, why is this brave man, who was the Sheriff before you who followed federal immigration law still being harassed by politically driven judiciary? Under the guise of dRATS faux "racial profiling," he is suffering for following his oath of office. Please have the AG or someone stop this travesty against your own executive orders. It sickens those of US who love our Country that don´t want illegal alien squatters draining our tax payer dollars and benefits due to US. This is all 0bama's EVIL doing.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio kept his community a statistically astonishing amount safer than the contiguous community although both communities serve an identical demographic. Sheriff Arpaio should get a medal, not a jail sentence.
Wow! Super Wow! Convicted of obeying the law! Obamas law that is , not Trump´s. He should win on appeall! What a mess !Arizona is worse than California. Flake & McCain as senators ...that´s about tight!
Please give Sheriff Joe a pardon, Mr. President. He did his job well and honorably. It is much harder to work hard and do your job than to look then other way while collecting a paycheck. He did no wrong. And yes! They were ILLEGALS! THEY were breaking our laws!
He was convicted of contempt of a court order to NOT enforce the law.
He doesn´t need to be pardoned, the conviction needs to be set aside and the charges dismissed with prejudice (so they can´t be refiled). The (original) judge and prosecutor need to be removed from their respective offices and disbarred.
Concerns are mounting over Russian military exercises planned for next month, which some fear could be used as cover for intervention in Belarus. The Zapad (´West´) exercise, which occurs every four years, will take place in Belarus and western Russia. Russian war games have previously preceded or provided cover for real military operations, including in Ukraine and Georgia, analysts said. While Russia has claimed around 13,000 troops will take part, the real number that will participate is believed to be much higher. (Video) Some experts have suggested all the personnel involved – military and civilian – could reach up to up 100,000,
(Video) - Washington - Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter in defense of a fellow first child, Barron Trump, after an article criticized the President´s youngest son´s casual fashion choices. "The youngest Trump doesn´t have any responsibilities as the president´s son, but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public," entertainment reporter Ford Springer wrote in the Daily Caller. The story prompted widespread rebukes from both sides of the political aisle and the media, including a sharp statement from Clinton, who knows firsthand the spotlight of a White House childhood. (Tweet) "It's high time the media
Washington - Democrats have a warning for Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon: Don’t use your position at Breitbart to share classified and sensitive information you collected while at the White House. "Steve Bannon has an ongoing obligation to safeguard our nation’s secrets, and he does not gain some kind of extra Constitutional protection just because he is now returning to a position in the media,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee. Cummings said lawmakers closely watch people in such positions after they leave high level security positions.
Berlin - German police say they have seized thousands of tablets of the party drug ecstasy in the shape of Donald Trump´s head, a haul with an estimated street value of 39,000 euros ($45,900.) Police in Osnabrueck, in northwestern Germany, say they found the drugs while checking an Austrian-registered car on the A30 highway on Saturday. They say the people in the car, a 51-year-old man and his 17-year-old son, told officers they had been in the Netherlands to buy a vehicle but hadn´t succeeded so were returning home. Officers said they found about 5,000 of the orange, Trump-shaped ecstasy tablets along with a large,
Washington — President Trump on Tuesday will meet with Border Patrol officials in Arizona before attending a campaign-style rally, as he seeks to move past one of the most difficult stretches of his controversy-roiled presidency. Mr. Trump will survey border equipment in Yuma and meet with members of the military before heading to his rally in Phoenix. He may visit the border as well, (Snip) Last month, a judge ruled that Mr. Arpaio flouted a court order telling him to back down from detaining people his office suspected of being undocumented immigrants. He was found guilty of criminal contempt of court.
United Nations - Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country´s chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations. The report by a panel of independent U.N. experts, which was submitted to the U.N. Security Council earlier this month and seen by Reuters on Monday, gave no details on when or where the interdictions occurred or what the shipments contained. "The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between
Moscow - Russia´s next ambassador to Washington will be Anatoly Antonov, a former defense official who is subject to European sanctions over his role in the conflict in Ukraine, the Kremlin announced on Monday. Antonov takes over from Sergei Kislyak, whose contacts with members of President Donald Trump´s campaign team made him a central figure in the row over Russian influence over the U.S. presidential election. The incoming ambassador, 62, is a diplomat by training and is currently a deputy foreign minister. Between 2011 and 2016, he served as deputy defense minister, a period which coincided with Moscow´s
New York - A judge in Ohio returned fire at a man who "ambushed" him outside his courthouse, officials say. The judge was wounded, and the suspect killed, in an 8am shoot out. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr was heading to work at a courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, where he had worked for 20 years, when he was attacked by a lone gunman. The 65-year-old judge was shot in the stomach and chest, and was rushed to the hospital via helicopter. Local reporters said he was taken into surgery and is in stable condition. Witnesses reported he was able to speak after being shot.
(Video) - A federal judge has ordered the Internal Revenue Service to release the names of specific employees involved in targeting Tea Party groups, after years of litigation over what conservatives have long called “chilling” behavior by one of the government’s “most feared” agencies. Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia also said the IRS must provide information about which groups were targeted and why, along with a strategy to make sure such targeting doesn´t happen again. The IRS is involved in multiple lawsuits with conservative groups related to the Tea Party targeting scandal;
Wal-Mart is stirring the pot and defending its fast-growing online grocery business in the Dallas area by partnering with Uber to make home deliveries. The test with Uber started last year in Phoenix and expanded Monday to Dallas and two Florida markets, Orlando and Tampa. Eight stores in the Dallas area will fill the orders, and Wal-Mart´s personal shoppers will pack groceries into "special cold pack bags," said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Anne Hatfield. Customers will know if the service is available in their ZIP code if they´re offered the home delivery option at checkout. The fee is a flat $9.95 and charged by Wal-Mart,
(Video) - The major tourist boulevard has been evacuated after a suspect package was found on the street. A government official confirmed an incident is ongoing after an item was found on a bus in the area. Video posted online shows tourists and residents being rushed from the area, which was cordoned off. One social media user said: "They evacuated the metro, railways and shops at Pl. Catalunya. "Suspicious package on a bus. Are evacuated for security." She later added: “The are has been re-opened. False alarm.” Officials confirmed the situation had been stood down. Local police tweeted: “The suspect object of the Pelai
(Video) - A petition to label the anti-Trump group "Antifa" a terrorist organization sped past the requirement of 100,000 signatures needed to get a response from the White House. The petition says Antifa´s "violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States" earns it the terrorist designation. "It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions," the petition reads. "Just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety."
Two members of the Kennedy family were arrested for disorderly conduct near the family’s famed compound on Cape Cod, according to police. Max Kennedy, the 52-year-old son of Robert F. Kennedy, was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and a noise violation around 1 a.m. Sunday morning after reports of loud partying, Barnstable Police told the Boston Herald. His daughter Caroline, a 22-year-old California resident, was also arrested at a home a short walk from the main Kennedy compound. (Snip) The arrests come after a brush with the law for another of RFK’s grandchildren, Conor Kennedy, who
In her most detailed public comments about what happened during the second presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said her “skin crawled” as Donald Trump loomed behind her on the stage in St. Louis in October. The comments are included in her new book, “What Happened,” which she called an attempt to “pull back the curtain” on her losing bid for the presidency. Some of the moments during the campaign, she said, “baffled” her. The book comes out Sept. 12, but audio excerpts, read by Clinton herself, were played on MSNBC on Wednesday morning. In the recording, Clinton noted that she wrote
Black Lives Matter activist Chanelle Helm released a list of “requests” to white people in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month. Helm, the so-called “cofounder and core organizer of Black Lives Matter Louisville,” explained in an article published at Leoweekly.com the things she says need to “change.” “White people, if you don’t have any descendants, will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably one that lives in generational poverty,” Helm writes in an article titled “White people, here are 10 requests from a Black Lives Matter leader.” White people are asked, “Give up the
I’ve been on the Barron Trump train from the start, but it’s about time the president’s son starts dressing the part. Barron is the youngest son of Donald Trump and the only child the president shares with Melania Trump. Time and time again Barron has proved that he’s just a normal 11-year-old kid, despite the fact that his dad is the President of the United States and he lives in the White House. One thing that isn’t normal though is the way he dresses when he joins his parents for a public appearance. Barron was returning to the White House from New
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are among a set of White House aides pushing President Trump to allow illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to stay, in an effort to get Democrats to fund the president´s border wall. McClatchy reported that the group of White House officials have suggested using so-called ´Dreamers´ as a bargaining chip, in order to check off some of the president´s campaign promises on immigration, including the wall, additional detention facilities, an E-verify system for employers and cuts to legal immigration. However, such a move would break another campaign promise, as candidate Donald Trump had pledged
Thanks to Monday´s solar eclipse, disastrous traffic jams have been taking over the country these last few days. And as folks leave the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse since 1918, the U.S. Department of Transportation estimated that nearly two-thirds of the nation´s resident live withing a day´s drive of the path of totality. And with Oregon being the first to see the eclipse, it and neighboring state Washington are experiencing the worst bouts of the traffic jams. ´This is the biggest transportation event that has ever hit Oregon,´ Dave Thompson, a spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation told AP. Oregon
If money talks, George and Amal Clooney made it shout Tuesday, by donating $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center to help fight hate groups in the wake of tragedy and violence in Charlottesville, Va. The SPLC, a leading civil-rights group that monitors hate groups and campaigns against bigotry, is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice to increase its ability to combat hate groups in the USA by highlighting the dangers of white-supremacist ideology.
As the face of CNN, Anderson Cooper makes a very good living as wealthy, privileged white man casting judgments of affiliation upon his political enemies. This includes taking a handful of idiotic white supremacists and declaring they represent millions of Republicans/conservatives, pro-America, Trump supporters, etc. And yet Mr. Cooper himself has a much closer affiliation to slavery than he likely wants his leftist viewers to know. As a descendant of the Vanderbilt family, one of the wealthiest “old money” families in American history, Cooper is a direct descendant of big time slave owners. Cooper’s great-great grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt, owned several plantations,
The relationship between President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is so fractured the pair haven’t spoken in weeks, a new report said Tuesday. And McConnell has privately said he doesn’t know if Trump can even salvage his presidency, The New York Times reported. The feud has only deepened since the Senate was unable to repeal Obamacare, and the president’s incendiary comments after the unrest in Charlottesville only made things worse, the paper reported. The rift, marked by Trump’s repeated attacks on the majority leader on Twitter and an angry phone call between the two that deteriorated into cursing, comes at
President Trump’s “America First” base was the biggest loser of Trump’s speech on Afghanistan Monday night, and many quickly expressed their disappointment at the business-as-usual address from the president who had once promised to limit American intervention abroad and focus on nation-building at home. Trump’s speech, in which he pledged to increase the number of troops in the 16-year-war, was the first since the departure of Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and confirmed the fears of many on the right that without a strong nationalist voice in the West Wing, the President would revert to the same old fare that Americans had
Students at Howard University, a top-rated historically black college in Washington D.C., took to social media to express their anger over a group of white high school girls wearing pro-Trump clothing who visited the campus on Saturday. Some tweets referring to their visit also suggested the white high school girls should be beaten up. One of the high school guests, in a social media post of her own, said they were simply visiting the school’s cafeteria to get food as part of a larger tour of the nation’s capital, and faced a barrage of insults and aggressive acts, including having
ROCKLIN, Calif. — The Rocklin Academy school board is facing tough questions from parents concerned over a controversial incident involving transgender discussions inside a kindergarten class, CBS Sacramento reports. "These parents feel betrayed by the school district that they were not notified," said Karen England with the Capitol Resource Institute. (Snip) "The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or a girl," said England. Parents say besides the books, the student at some point during class also changed clothes and was revealed as her true