Post Tagged with: "Joe Arpaio"
A judge found no legal grounds to overturn the pardon.
By pardoning racist ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, President Trump is “rewarding him for waging war on minority communities,” one group states in a court brief.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has drawn comparisons to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for what the ACLU describes as “exploiting a natural disaster.”
The president on Friday evening pardoned the anti-immigration sheriff who was found guilty of racially profiling Latinos.
President Trump is “seriously considering a pardon” for Arpaio, who last month was found guilty of violating a court order in a racial profiling case.
Arpaio, 85, faces a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a fine when he is sentenced on the misdemeanor offense on Oct. 5.
The canvas compound known as “Tent City” in southwest Phoenix, long branded inhumane by civil rights groups, is no longer needed to handle the inmate population, new Maricopa Sheriff Paul Penzone said.
Paul Penzone, the former Phoenix police officer who defeated Arpaio, promised to restore "respect, that transparency and that confidence to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office."
Joe Arpaio "denies the allegations" that he racially profiled Hispanic drivers he unfoundedly believed were undocumented immigrants.
A federal judge recommended criminal contempt charges against Joe Arpaio, an Arizona sheriff at the center of racial profiling incidents.