Orly Taitz has been trying to compel Sheriff Joe Arpaio to testify in her cases, previously in Georgia and more recently in Indiana in Taitz v. Elections Commission. In the prior instance, the County Attorney replied to the subpoena, saying it wasn’t valid. That was a orderly and proper official response.
However, Taitz has been trying to raise an uproar, filing suit in Arizona to compel Arpaio to testify, and she has been urging supporters to contact the Sheriff’s office demanding that he fly to Indiana. The Indiana trial is over now, but post mortem I am wondering if what Orly Taitz did was altogether safe.
There is an allegation, in the form of an affidavit before a federal appeals court, that Maricopa County employees assaulted a man named Scott Huminski as he tried to serve papers on the Sheriff, and that they threatened to kill him if he persisted with his lawsuit. I hasten to add that a document filed in a lawsuit is not evidence of anything beyond the fact that it was filed. Nevertheless, it makes chilling reading.