The Thin Blue Whine, Pt. II: The Crybaby Thugs of Maricopa County

Posted: December 15th, 2009 by Militant Libertarian

by William N. Grigg, Pro Libertate

StoddardUniformed thug as “political prisoner”: Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff Adam Stoddard strikes a martyr’s pose for the camera after a few days in “jail.” Stoddard was found in contempt after stealing a document from the table of a defense attorney during a court hearing.

To his comrades in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), Adam Stoddard is a martyr to principle and an innocent victim of injustice — a heroic figure unjustly consigned to prison by petty, power-hungry figures. His boss, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, went so far as to describe Stoddard as a “political prisoner” during his brief and uncommonly comfortable incarceration.

All of this, predictably enough, is nothing but several acres of stockyard carpeting.

Stoddard, a member of the MCSO’s correctional unit, was videotaped stealing a document from the desk of a defense attorney. As a result he spent several days in the custody of his co-workers after being cited for contempt of court by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe for refusing to apologize for his offense.

It’s important to recognize that Stoddard — unlike many others who have been cited for contempt — actually committed an offense against an individual’s rights.

Read the rest at this link.


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