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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 04:36 PM

Arpaio loses appeal on pink-underwear case

Source: Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s appeal of a ruling that criticized a decision by his jail officers to force pink underwear onto a mentally ill inmate who erroneously believed jailers were trying to rape him.

The refusal by the court means the lawsuit by the estate of Eric Vogel appears headed to trial for a second time.

Arpaio’s office won the case at trial, but the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the verdict and called for a new trial in a ruling a year ago.

The 9th Circuit said dressing inmates in pink underwear — a hallmark of Arpaio — appeared to be punishment without legal justification and noted that it’s fair to infer that the selection of pink as the underwear color was meant to symbolize the loss of prisoners’ masculinity.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/free/20130304joe-arpaio-pink-underwear-appeal.html

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marble falls Mar 2013 #1
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Thinkingabout Mar 2013 #2
Zoeisright Mar 2013 #4
Ptah Mar 2013 #5
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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 04:56 PM

1. Arpiao is a mean spirited ass. He's cost the county more in lawsuits and settlements than he's ever

cost cut. A special place in hell for this man awaits if there is any sort of justice.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:05 PM

3. What you say is true

But it would appear that the majority of voters in Maricopa County are either very stupid or...I'll stick with very stupid!!!

They keep re-electing the man...if that's not proof of stupidity, what is?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:01 PM

2. The most terrible sheriff in the USA.

A previous report he had hurt his shoulder, probably caused from him patting himself on his back.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 06:30 PM

4. Arpaio is a fucking dick.

I mean, he really is one sick bastard. He should be institutionalized.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 09:17 PM

5. Good news!

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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 09:49 PM

6. It takes a special sort of person like Joe Zero to torment the mentally ill

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