Arpaio: From Sheriff to potential felonby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Apr. 13, 2012, under 2012 Presidential elections, Mike Stauffer for Sheriff to Replace Joe Arpaio, National tequila party movement, nativist tea party extremist republicans
More than ever, Arizona voters will need to look at their options as the Joe Arpaio debacle continues. Mike Stauffer for sheriff is a candidate who is a registered Independent. He already received a significant amount of support from Republican moderates, Independents, Libertarians and Democratic voters. He has over 25,000 petition signatures that prove same.
I see a light at the end of the tunnel for Arpaio … and it looks like it is coming from a train.
From Politicus USA:
According to the local news, there will be sanctions placed on the corporations and no employees were arrested for committing a felony. And according to Joe Arpaio on the Thom Hartmann Show, “Joe Arpaio: Yeah. Well we have too as a civil offense, a very weak law, but we keep looking at hooking them too, see if they knowingly and hire these people.” Yet after the signing of SB1070 to law, not one CEO or president has been arrested for that class three felony. And by not arresting the CEOs and presidents of the corporation, Arpaio is committing a felony:
Therefore, by violating his own laws the governor signed, he is eligible for prison, as well as his deputies. “Misprision of felony” was codified in 1909 under 18 U.S.C. § 4 :
Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This offense, however, requires active concealment of a known felony rather than merely failing to report it. Today, in order to be guilty of the federal crime of “misprision of felony,” in addition to knowing about a felony and failing to disclose information about it, one must take an affirmative step to conceal the felony. According to Richelsoph Law Office, PC: http://www.russlawaz.com/arizona-class-3-felony.htm
Sentencing Range for Non-Dangerous Class 3 Felony Offenses (Years)* Priors Probation Eligible Mitigated Minimum Presumptive Maximum Aggravated None Yes 2 2.5 3.5 7 8.75 One No 3.3 4.5 6.5 13 16.25 Two No 7.5 10 11.25 20 25
Still one wonders how many times has a corporation hired, got raided, paid a fine and hired even more undocumented workers and have not been arrested? As progressive talk show host Thom Hartmann had mentioned, when a giant like Wal-Mart gets raided and pay a multimillion dollar fine, it’s the cost of doing business and ultimately, we the people pick up the tax deduction Wal-Mart has signed off.