Today, Orly Taitz. Esq. bent Joseph Farah, Editor of Word Net Daily (WND), over her proverbial knee and gave him forty hard whacks with a hickory stick. Here is how it went down. First, Orly Taitz has been complaining because she can’t get either Sheriff Arpaio or Deputy Mike Zullo of the Cold Case Posse (CCP) to appear at any of her hearings and testify.
But as she notes, both of them seem quite able to find the time to do press conferences and promote the sale of the book co-authored by Zullo and Jerome Corsi. Here is an Internet Article I did a few days ago on this:
Well, apparently Farah got a little perturbed by this, and wrote Taitz an email asking her basically to STFU about the financial link between WND and the CCP. Here is an excerpt:
I am not sure what else Farah may have said. Taitz gave a link to the email, but it doesn’t seem to go anywhere. But Taitz gives Farah a good answer, with me separating it into more paragraphs to make it easier to read:
Here is my response: Arpaio is getting paid by the tax payers. There was no reason in the world for him to run this investigation off the books through his posse instead of doing a proper police investigation within the sheriff’s department. 250 citizens served him with a criminal complaint and a petition and provided evidence of the biggest crime ever committed against 4 million citizens of the Maricopa county, AZ. Arpaio had a duty to open a proper police investigation and file the report with the DA.
Let me remind you that in IN a sheriff did just that, when he got evidence of 4 executives of the Democratic party submitting forged nominations to the elected officials. He investigated, filed the report, DA filed a criminal complaint, parties were arraigned and a judge is presiding over the criminal trial. End of story.
That is exactly what Arpaio was supposed to do. It is illegal for a sheriff or a deputy to profiteer from the result of the police investigation they are conducting. From what I was told by sources in the department, (correct me, if I am wrong), but Arpaio deputized not only Zullo, but also Corsi. This means that they cannot profiteer from their work as sheriff’s deputies. That is why we are paying a salary to Arpaio and his staff, so that they will do the work without any personal incentives.
I have a grave concern that as long as you are donating to Arpaio through the WND and as long as you are giving money to Zullo and Corsi by buying their book, you are giving them an incentive not to file a report with the authorities. The point is that the moment the report is filed and Arpaio testifies in court and the evidence is in court records, he loses his importance, as at that time the ball will be in the court of the District Attorney and the judge to take an action.
I was asked, why are you asking for donations, how are you different from Arpaio. The answer is simple. Arpaio is paid a salary by the tax payers, a big salary, plus all the benefits and has a whole staff to do this work. I am not paid by the tax payers, so if I have to go to court in MS or IN or GA or HI, I have to pay out of my own pocket. This is the difference
First, it is interesting to see that Arpaio deputized Corsi. I have called him Special Deputy Jerry Corsi here several times and I guess I was right. Taitz also picks up on something that Farah doesn’t seem to understand:
It is illegal for a sheriff or a deputy to profiteer from the result of the police investigation they are conducting.
At the very least, that is Conduct Unbecoming An Officer (CUBO), something else that I have written about here. Taitz also picks up on the fact that WND and CCP’s financial interests and publicity interests mitigate against bringing this a speedy close:
. . . as long as you are giving money to Zullo and Corsi by buying their book, you are giving them an incentive not to file a report with the authorities.
What I wonder is why Taitz does not pick up on the fact that Corsi and the CCP’s pecuniary interest tainted the investigation from the very get go. If the CCP had not had negative findings against Obama, would the book have sold any copies at all??? Therefore, how can she or anybody else have any confidence in the findings???
The other big question I have is how does she ever put Arpaio, Zullo or any CCP member on the stand and expect them to have any credibility in court??? I also addressed this question in the above linked article, and this latest post only makes her problem more acute. In effect, she has destroyed her own witnesses’ ability to provide believable testimony.
Here is the link to the full story at her website:
The flip side of her response to Farah is Farah’s seeming cluelessness regarding the difference between law enforcement officers working for a paycheck, and working on commission. A paycheck is the same whether a suspect is arrested or not. A commission on the other hand, which is what the pecuniary interest acts like, means that the more dirt they can dish on Obama, the higher the salary. Whether the dirt is true or not. Or, as Taitz said:
That is why we are paying a salary to Arpaio and his staff, so that they will do the work without any personal incentives.
Farah again displays his ignorance when he tackles the idea of volunteer work. Farah asks:
By the way, what’s wrong with Zullo getting some remuneration for his six months of previously unpaid public service work?
Uh, Joseph, the whole point of the Cold Case Posse, and the other Posses is that they are voluntary. People do it to help, not to make extra money. If Deputy Zullo wanted to work part-time and make some extra money, perhaps he should have looked into becoming an Amway distributor, or maybe getting a part-time job down to the 7-11.
Bizarre. I would love to see Farah’s full email, if there is more. That moustache must be slowing down the blood flow to his brain.
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