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"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

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“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Today in Disgusting People: Just Deserts

Well, it took them long enough:

(Ross D. Franklin/AP)
Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who became the face of anti-immigrant law enforcement, was found guilty of criminal contempt Monday.

Arpaio, who was booted from office in Maricopa County in November, was convicted for disobeying a 2011 court order issued by a federal judge in a racial profiling case.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton issued the verdict after closing arguments were delivered to conclude the eight-day federal trial.

Arpaio, 85, was ordered to stop traffic patrols targeting immigrants, but he continued to enforce them months after the order was implemented. The judge ruled the patrols had targeted Latinos.

Another one bites the dust. Trump will probably give him a position in the Department of Homeland Security.

Via Joe.My.God.

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