Thursday, April 12, 2012

America's worst DA stripped of law license.

We finally have some good news. In the past we reported on the vicious antics of Andrew Thomas, the former District Attorney of Maricopa County, AZ. Thomas was big allies with America's worst sheriff, Joe Arpaio.

We have outlined how Thomas misused his powers in various articles on this blog. After we reported on Thomas and his activities we suddenly found that someone was using government computers in Maricopa County to monitor our activities. What we didn't report was that we later learned that assistants to Thomas had traced the ownership of this blog under the pretense that this blogger was "potentially violent." All we had ever done was criticize him, never threaten him, as you can easily see by searching the blog yourself. It is precisely this sort of unethical use of his office that got Thomas into trouble.

Thomas began using his office for political gain, in cooperation with Arpaio. County officials who were critical were arrested by Arpaio and Thomas would filed charges that they were corrupt. He did this to a top county supervisor. When a court threw out the judges as baseless Thomas and Arpaio then worked together to arrest the judge and claim he was corrupt.

Thomas and two assistants were charged with various violations, and Arpaio is under federal investigation for his misuse of office.

A three-member ethics panel of the Arizona State Bar said that Thomas wrongfully filed charges against political opponents. They said they knowing brought false charges against the judge who had ruled against them. The panel also said that evidence indicates that Arpaio conspired with Thomas in bring these false charges, but since Arpaio is not an attorney, they have no authority over him.

Thomas gave a speech before Tea Party cranks where he compared himself to Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Incredible.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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