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Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio convicted of criminal canada goose contempt

Joe Arpaio, a former Arizona sheriff whose extreme stance on illegal immigration made him a household name, goose outlet canada was convicted Monday canada goose uk black friday of criminal contempt of court for ignoring a Canada Goose Parka judge’s order to stop detaining people because he Canada Goose sale merely suspected them of being undocumented immigrants. District official canada goose outlet Judge Susan R. Bolton wrote Canada Goose Outlet that canada goose uk Arpaio had shown a canada goose outlet shop „flagrant disregard” for the court’s command and that his attempt to pin the conduct on those who worked for canada goose uk shop him rang canada canada goose uk outlet goose outlet reviews hollow.

„Not only did Defendant abdicate responsibility, he announced to the world and to his subordinates that he was going canada goose outlet uk to continue business as usual no matter who said otherwise,” Bolton wrote.

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The legal saga surrounding Arpaio, 85, dates back years. canada goose clearance District Judge G. Canada Goose Online Murray canada goose coats on sale Snow from canada goose outlet jackets detaining people he canada goose store canada goose jacket outlet thought to canada goose factory outlet buy canada goose jacket be illegal immigrants, when they were not charged canada goose outlet online with any other crimes, as part of a lawsuit. Prosecutors alleged that he continued to do so, and last year, the Justice Department decided to pursue a criminal contempt of court case against him.

By then, Canada Goose online Arpaio cheap canada goose uk was known as a vigorous Donald Trump supporter his strong desire to canada goose black friday sale crack down on illegal immigration canadian goose jacket much canada goose outlet toronto factory cheap Canada Goose in canada goose outlet in usa line with that of the president. But critics said his policy of detaining people on mere suspicion was canada goose outlet sale racist and illegal, and his refusal to honor a court’s order to stop was brazen. He was Canada Goose Jackets also well known for forcing his inmates to wear pink underwear and sleep outdoors in his Tent City Jail. Border Patrol.

„Numerous law enforcement agencies also continue to do this,” Wilenchik said. „In uk canada goose outlet fact, the DOJ now goes after agencies that refuse to do this.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has threatened jurisdictions that do not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but he has not directed local law enforcement to stop and detain people without a lawful reason to do so.

Bolton wrote that another judge’s order to Arpaio was clear canada goose outlet store uk and that there was evidence he violated it willfully citing some of Arpaio’s own public comments as evidence. She said even Canada Goose Coats On Sale if subordinates actually did the detaining, it was only at Arpaio’s direction and by Arpaio’s failure to tell canada goose coats them otherwise.

Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., was convicted Monday by a federal judge of criminal contempt of court. (Laura Segall/Reuters)

„The evidence shows a flagrant disregard for Judge Snow’s order,” Bolton wrote.

Arpaio, who canada goose outlet canada had long weathered criticisms about his conduct, lost his reelection bid soon canada goose outlet online uk after he was charged with canada goose black friday sale criminal contempt.