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Re: Arizona immigration STRUCK DOWN
Posted by TonyG on Mon Jun 25 22:42:00 2012, in response to Re: Arizona immigration STRUCK DOWN, posted by SelkirkTMO on Mon Jun 25 22:38:44 2012.I take offense to your shithole comment.
The problem is that Arpaio is the most powerful politician in the state and nobody in any position of power stands up to him because if they try to he'll abuse his power to make their lives miserable.
The one person that tried to stand up to him, Mary Rose Wilcox, just got a $975,000 settlement from the county.
Wilcox awarded $975K in lawsuit vs Arpaio, Thomas
By The Associated Press
Published: May 14, 2012 at 7:42 am
Mary Rose Wilcox (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
A federal judge has awarded Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox $975,000 to settle her claims against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and ex-County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
The claim stems from allegations of abuse of power and prosecutions and lawsuits motivated more by politics than criminal behavior.
The Arizona Republic says Wilcox was awarded the money on Friday.
Former County Manager David Smith reached an agreement on the settlement amount last month based on legal and cost analysis by retired Judge Christopher Skelly.
Skelly acted as a mediator for the county and determined that Wilcox’s settlement would be cheaper than litigating it in court.
A 2010 resolution approved by the supervisors gave Smith authority to negotiate settlements relating to legal claims in longstanding disputes between county officials and Arpaio and Thomas.