Of course it’s sheriff Joe Arpaio and he doesn’t need a pardon because he can appeal the horribly wrong decision by a Federal Court U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton that he was in criminal contempt. He was not. Sheriff Joe tried to get his case in front of a jury as is the right of every American citizen but the judge denied his motion.
That’s a violation of the U.S. Constitution and probably a violation of the Arizona constitution too.
In addition he federal judge was obviously biased in her treatment of Sheriff Joe.
Besides all that, the ORDER which sheriff Joe was accused of violating is clearly unconstitutional. It ordered Sheriff Joe to ignore Federal Immigration law. That’s an invalid order because the judiciary cannot order the sheriff to refuse to follow the law.
Sheriff Joe has a guaranteed right to an appeal at the Federal Circuit Court. The appeal should toss the case back to the Federal District Court for a reversal of the unconstitutional ORDER that started the trial and the unconstitutional ORDER wrongly issued by Judge Bolton.
Was Jerry Lewis a gracious man?
Was he caring and compassionate towards people?
Here is his last interview at age 90. HERE.
Can’t say he’ll be missed.
THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED
Lewis made a movie that he refused to release about a Jewish man who was a clown who was forced by the NAZI’s to lead the children into the gas chamber. The exact status of the film and the status of the owner(s) is on dispute. A copy has been given to the Library of Congress with the proviso it not be shown for a number of years and the Library won’t release it until there are no questions about it’s ownership. . . . But the story itself seems to be available.
The current attacks of president Trump from Liberals, Democrats and Washington DC Republicans cause this question: Who was the first person wrongly accused and killed by the mob and why?
Was it Socrates? Samson? Jesus? Galileo? Joan of Arc? Ayn Rand, . . .No, Rand wasn’t killed. Neither was Charles Murray. . .At least not yet.
Press questions and President Trump’s Answers at the press conference Wed, 8/16/2017
1. On why he waited two days to denounce the racist groups
“I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct, not make a quick statement. The statement I made on Saturday, the first statement, was a fine statement. But you don’t make statements that direct unless you know the facts. It takes a little while to get the facts. … I want to know the facts.”
2. On whether the attack that killed Heather Heyer in Charlottesville was ‘terrorism’
“You can call it terrorism. You can call it murder. You can call it whatever you want. I would just call it as the fastest one to come up with a good verdict. That’s what I’d call it. Because there is a question. Is it murder? Is it terrorism? And then you get into legal semantics. The driver of the car is a murderer. And what he did was a horrible, horrible, inexcusable thing.”
3. On whether he has confidence in White House chief strategist Steve Bannon
“He’s a friend of mine. But Mr. Bannon came on very late, you know that. I went through 17 senators, governors, and I won all the primaries. Mr. Bannon came on very much later than that, and I like him. He’s a good man. He is not a racist, I can tell you that. He’s a good person. He actually gets a very unfair press in that regard.”
4. When asked about the ‘alt-right’s’ influence in Charlottesville
“What about the ‘alt-left’ that came charging them? Excuse me. What about the alt-left that came charging at the — as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt? … Let me ask you this. What about the fact they came charging — that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do.”
5. On how he viewed the weekend violence and who was responsible
“I watched those very closely, much more closely than you people watched it. And you have — you had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent, and nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now. You had a group — you had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit, and they were very, very violent.”
6. Defending the ‘Unite the Right’ demonstrators against accusations of racism
“Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists, by any stretch. Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue, Robert E. Lee.”
7. Echoing the right-wing argument against removing Confederate monuments
“So this week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you all — you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”
8. On whether he was comparing counter-protesters and white supremacists
“You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other, and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and it was horrible. And it was a horrible thing to watch. But there is another side. There was a group on this side, you can call them the left. You’ve just called them the left — that came violently attacking the other group. So you can say what you want, but that’s the way it is.”
9. On who was to blame for the violence
“Well, I do think there’s blame — yes, I think there’s blame on both sides. You look at — you look at both sides. I think there’s blame on both sides. And I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it either. … But you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. … You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”
10. On Thomas Jefferson
“Are we going to take down the statue (of Jefferson)? Because he was a major slave owner. Now, are we going to take down his statue? So you know what? It’s fine. You’re changing history. You’re changing culture. And you had people, and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally. But you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists.”
11. Comparing George Washington to Robert E. Lee
“George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So, will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down — excuse me — are we going to take down — are we going to take down statues to George Washington?”
12. On the media coverage of the ‘Unite the Right’ rally
“And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people, but you also had troublemakers and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats. You’ve got — you had a lot of bad — you had a lot of bad people in the other group.”
The congressman compares different things to make his point that the two fighting sides in Charlottsville are different. He fails to comprehend they are both wrong. President Trump understands the side that showed up to fight the NAZI flag flyers was a George Soros Anti-American group sent to cause trouble. The congressman is sort of stuck on the first part so he misses the moral deficiencies of the second part.
Fitzpastrick has a law degree but he should have paid more attention to philosophy and ethics.