Trump Pardon Of Joe Arpaio Would Be A ‘Bull Horn’ Calling All Racists, Critics Say

Trump Pardon Of Joe Arpaio Would Be A ‘Bull Horn’ Calling All Racists, Critics SayWASHINGTON ― After a week of controversy over his hesitation to fully condemn racist groups, President Donald Trump is considering a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a man who gained national prominence by bragging about humiliating inmates in his jail, promoting the “birther” conspiracy theory about then-President Barack Obama and systematically discriminating against Latinos. The former Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff was found guilty in July of violating a court order to end his office’s practice of targeting Latino drivers just because they might be in the country illegally. Pardoning the self-titled “America’s toughest sheriff” would bolster widespread concern that Trump is more interested in protecting his allies than the people of color they harm, critics say.



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