Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Arpaio Continues ABUSE of POWER, this time with a Superior Court Judge!

As I previously reported, two weeks ago, one of Arpaio's deputies, Adam Stoddard, during court proceedings, took documentation from the defendent's lawyer's folder and copied it, without asking permission from the lawyer or the court. A hearing was held. The deputy admitted he took the paperwork and had it copied. This morning, Stoddard was found in contempt of court for taking documents out of defense attorney Joanne Cuccia's files as she was addressing the court at a sentencing hearing for her client, Antonio Lozano. (Actions caught on video -- check it out here. )

The officer, Adam Stoddard, defended his actions by claiming that certain words on the papers were suspicious. Sheriff Joe himself went on the defensive by attacking the defense attorney, issuing a press release linking the defense attorney Cuccia with two local attorneys (libel?), who were recently arrested on suspicion of smuggling contraband into jails. Cuccia told the judge that the sheriff's associating her with the lawyers suspected of smuggling contraband could damage her professional reputation.
In response, Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe got creative. He ordered that as punishment, Officer Adam Stoddard hold a press conference and apologize to Cuccia by November 30. If not, he is ordered to report to jail by December 1. That's when Arpaio overstepped his bounds. "My officer was doing his job, and I will not stand by and allow him to be thrown to the wolves by the courts because they feel pressure from the media on this situation," Arpaio says in a press release. "I decide who holds press conferences and when they are held regarding this Sheriff's Office." Arpaio is now refusing to respond to the media and pawned off any media inquiries on the County Attorney's Office -- it has yet to return phone calls.


PuertoVallartaGirl said...

This is so interesting. Yesterday I was reading your blog and also reading the about Arpaio and I thought... "I want to ask her to post something about Arpaio.." but I decided not to. Then you did. Thanks. Sincerly, Puerto Vallarta Girl

Dee said...

PuertoVallarta Girl,
I am glad you read my blog and visit me often. I like your blog too! You are a strong woman and have been through so much!!

Keep the Faith my friend. Hopefully with Immigration Reform, these immigration issues will be resolved.

Vicente Duque said...

Dear Dee :

This Arpaio is extremely Repugnat and Coward. I don't believe in his words or expressed motives.

I have a strong trend not to believe in the Police Reports or in these type of authorities that abuse power.

We have seen these things too often !

From early childhood I became a Skeptic, Atheist, Nonbeliever with a strong disbelief in the stories of any authorities.

I can link these Arpaio stories with this Racial Harassment and Brutality :

Heather Ellis, Black Woman 24, daughter of a Preacher and working as a teacher, she was threatened with 15 year jail for small incident at Walmart

This is Racism in Missouri - Police Officer threatening with Ku Klux Klan Cards.

I can forgive the police officer because probably he was a fool that wasn't aware of what he was doing.

But the neighbor customers at Wal Mart, the cashier's behaviour, the police behaviour, the court behaviour, it all smells with the ugly odor of Racism.

I have the story and videos here :

Vicente Duque

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