Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s foes, happy he’s one step closer to facing criminal Contempt charges, march to the U.S. Attorney’s office Monday in Downtown Phoenix to demand that Federal Judge Murray Snow’s recommendation be carried out. Protesters like undocumented activist Carlos Garcia argue U.S.
Attorney John Leonardo could arrest Sheriff Arpaio today. He says he deserves to be put in handcuffs to get a taste of the way Garcia says, he’s terrorized Latinos and their communities for decades.
Snow recommended criminal contempt charges against the Sheriff after, he says, Arpaio and his top aides disobeyed an order to stop racial profiling, then in the judge’s words, “lied to my face” about it.Leonardo is expected to take a few weeks before making his decision.