When the president pardoned former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio during the middle of both Hurricane Harvey and a Trump media dump Friday night, many speculated that it was a bone being thrown to his base to appease it after the likely forced resignation of deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka. But was there…
Recently, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was crowned some kind of racist folk hero, keeper of the Barack Obama Birther theory and all-around example of an abusive cop. So of course, our president thought him a man deserving of a pardon.
Updated Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, 8:30 p.m. EDT: On Friday, Donald Trump gave a presidential pardon to the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., who was convicted of intentionally defying a judge’s order in an immigration case that has cost the state of Arizona millions in legal-defense bills because of the…
"America's Toughest Sheriff" is no more.
Longtime Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio was officially charged with criminal contempt of court Tuesday for ignoring a judge's order to stop profiling Latinos in his signature immigration patrols, the Associated Press reports.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has made a name for himself as a tough lawman in Phoenix, will be charged with criminal contempt of court for defying a judge’s orders to stop immigration patrols.