Mon Mar 4, 2013, 04:36 PM
Newsjock (11,402 posts)
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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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 04:56 PM
marble falls (6,425 posts)
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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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:05 PM
atreides1 (11,379 posts)
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?