President Trump Makes Good Again, Pardons ‘Sheriff Joe’
Late Friday, US President Donald Trump granted a full pardon to former Arizona lawman and political ally Joe Arpaio, 85 anni, the “toughest sheriff in America,” less than a month after he was convicted of criminal contempt in a case involving his department’s racial profiling policy.
President Trump had signaled this week that the 1st Presidential pardon of his administration would go to Joe Arpaio, whom he has frequently praised for his hard-line immigration stance.
“Throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio continued his life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration,” said the White House statement announcing Arpaio’s pardon.
Sheriff Arpaio, known for his crackdown on undocumented immigrants and investigating President Trump claims questioning former President Barack Hussein Obama’s citizenship.
Joe Arpaio campaigned for Donald Trump in Y 2016, and was convicted on 31 July 2017 by US District Judge Susan Bolton, who ruled he willfully violated a Y 2011 injunction barring his officers from stopping and detaining Latino motorists solely on suspicion that they were in the country illegally.
Joe Arpaio admitted to inadvertently disobeying the court order but said his behavior did not meet a criminal standard. He said the prosecution was a politically motivated attempt by The Obama Admin to undermine his re-election bid.
Sheriff Arpaio was scheduled to be sentenced on 5 October and faced a fine and maximum sentence of 6 months in jail for the misdemeanor offense
Tuesday night at the rally in Phoenix, President Trump hinted that he would pardon Sheriff Arpaio, saying, “I am just curious: Do the people in this room like Sheriff Joe?”
The question sparked loud cheers and chants of “Pardon Sheriff Joe.”
Next, expect the resignation of US District Judge Susan Bolton,
Thus, President made good again on his word.
Have a terrific weekend.
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