Racial Profiling, Ignoring Sex Crimes, and Birtherism: Arpaio’s Legacy

by E.A. Crunden – The sheriff Trump just pardoned has done severe damage to Arizona, and to the country. President Donald Trump issued a pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio late Friday night, effectively guaranteeing that the man who helped shape one of the country’s most violent anti-immigrant crackdowns will avoid doing time for racial profiling and targeting Arizona’s Latinx community in particular. In 2011, Arpaio, was ordered by a federal judge to stop detaining people on the sole basis of their immigration status. Earlier this year, he was charged with criminal contempt after years of disregarding that order. The charge is punishable with up to six months in jail; Trump has now ensured Arpaio will not serve any of that time. Arpaio—who proclaimed himself “America’s toughest sheriff”—spent 24 years as sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, which is home to the city of Phoenix. During that time he oversaw countless horrors towards the area’s residents, in addition...

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List of Sexual Predators Protected by Pope Francis Grows and Grows

by Betty Clermont – The Catholic Church has long been known for gut-wrenching sex abuse scandals. But this personal involvement by a pope is unprecedented. ____ Fr. Mauro Inzoli is now facing a second Vatican trial after new evidence emerged against him as reported on Feb. 25. The Vatican found the Italian priest guilty in 2012 of sexually abusing young boys and he was defrocked. But Inzoli is friends with Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio who “intervened on behalf of Inzoli and Pope Francis returned him to the priestly state in 2014, inviting him to ‘a life of humility and prayer.’” Inzoli was later seen at a conference on the family. In June 2016, a civil court convicted Inzoli of eight incidents of sexual violence between 2004 and 2008 against five children aged 12-16. Fifteen more crimes were barred by the statute of limitations. (Two out of three sexual assaults in the U.S. go unreported. An Australian report found a 33...

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Pittsburgh Man Apparently Pulls Down Pants of Federal Marshal, Gets Kicked in Crotch

By PBSpot Admin, Political Blind Spot – Reports say a pervert in Pittsburgh made a big mistake when he assaulted a federal marshal last week. Robert Flynn is suspected of sexually attacking women at one of the city’s favorite jogging locations. Last Tuesday, authorities say he grabbed the butt and pulled down the pants of a woman who turned out to be a United States Marshal. The marshal pulled up her pants and identified herself, yelling, “Federal marshal! Stop!” Flynn never expected to hear those words and attempted to flee the scene. The marshal told people standing nearby to call 911 and pursued Flynn. The marshal caught up with him at an apartment complex where he was cornered behind a staircase. Flynn, who is 6’ 4” and weighs 210 pounds, attempted to resist arrest. The marshall, who is 5’ 5” and weighs 150 pounds, was having none of it and...

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