The news that President Donald Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has both Liberals and Conservatives up in arms (pro and con), as well as the socialist mainstream media, as always, attacking the president that they refuse to accept as president.
During a Sunday appearance on the Fox news network at the beginning of August President Trump said that “I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio. He has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. He’s a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him.”
Last week, President Trump finally made it a reality and pardoned the controversial sheriff that weeks earlier was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge by a Clinton appointee federal judge, putting his safety in jeopardy if he was sentenced to serve time behind bars in a federal institution that also houses immigrant detainees.
Arpaio served his country in the US Army in the early fifties and President Trump called him a hero on more than one occasion.
Arpaio styled himself as “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” Starting in 2005, he took an outspoken stance against illegal immigration. In 2010, he became a flashpoint for opposition to Arizona’s SB1070 anti-illegal immigrant law, which was largely struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Arpaio set up a “Tent City” in 1993 as an extension of the Maricopa County Jail for convicted and sentenced prisoners; Sheriff Arpaio described Tent City as a concentration camp. Tent City was located in a yard next to a more permanent structure.
On July 2, 2011, when the temperature in Phoenix hit 118º F (48º C), Arpaio measured the temperature inside Tent City tents at 145º F (63º C).
Some inmates complained that fans near their beds were not working, and that their shoes were melting from the heat. During the summer of 2003, when outside temperatures exceeded 110º F (43º C), Arpaio said to complaining inmates, “It’s 120 degrees in Iraq and the soldiers are living in tents and they didn’t commit any crimes, so shut your mouths.”
The same people (the anti-Trump Republicans) who are known for criticizing President Trump and opposing him over every proposed law or any idea that can make the country better, are the same ones that are now criticizing him for pardoning Arpaio.
Sheriff Arpaio was never known for playing politics; he was known for following all laws and enforcing them, regardless.
On December 15, 2011 the Justice Department released its finding that the Sheriff’s department repeatedly arrested Latinos illegally, abused them in the county jails and failed to investigate hundreds of sexual assaults.
The Department of Homeland Security, reacting to the Justice Department report, revoked Maricopa County jail officers’ authority to detain people on immigration charges.
The Justice Department report found that the Sheriff’s office carried out a blatant pattern of discrimination against Latinos and held a “systematic disregard” for the Constitution; however no one ever has reacted or responded to the Las Vegas Tribune allegations that reverse discrimination behavior by Mexican and Black groups do exist in Clark County; everyone turns a blind eye when the Las Vegas Tribune charges the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department with discriminating against the newspaper following instructions from former Sheriff Douglas Gillespie, who openly dislikes the newspaper for not supporting or endorsing him on his first term run for the position reserved for him by the political gurus in the area.
The newspaper has openly alerted city and county elected officials how department heads are allowing these illegal behaviors to take place unpunished in the area. The Department’s racial profiling expert found the sheriff’s office to be the most egregious case of profiling ever seen in the U.S.
All the accusations and allegations were created, fabricated by and put into practice by the former administration of Socialist President Barack Hussein Obama.