Poll: Should a Sheriff be Above the Law?

This poster, showing Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona well illustrates the matter of what to do when law enforcement engages in civil disobedience. Should they be treated as any other citizen? Or should there be a higher standard? Image credit: Arizona New Times

By C J Oakes America’s Toughest Sheriff has been arrested. The self-styled “toughest sheriff” Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona is facing Criminal Contempt charges. The charges stem from an Act by the Arizona Legislature (SB 1070). This bill was Read More …

Poll: Should What Trump Described be a Crime?

Donald Trump with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush and actress Arianne Zucker in 2011 at the set of Days of Our Lives in Burbank, CA. This scene provides the context for comments made by Mr. Trump which are now grabbing the nation by storm. In our first poll, we want to know if the events described by Mr. Trump should be legal. They currently are not. Photo credit: The Washington Post

This is a reader poll. We would like for all readers to read the laws cited and the events described then chime in. Please attempt to keep the conversation civil and constructive (in other words, focus on the issue, not Read More …