Saturday, August 26, 2017

ANS -- Who is Sheriff Arpaio?

Found this on FaceBook.  Read it if you are not sure who Sheriff Arpaio is.  And Trump pardoned him....
No link....

Joel Genung
Who was this sheriff Trump pardoned who everyone is talking about? For those who haven't been following his career, here is a summary from the Phoenix New Times (the local paper which has been covering him for years) Their Twitter feed has links to document each statement:
-He ran a jail that he described as a "concentration camp."
-Prisoners there died at an alarming rate, often without explanation.
-One of his jailers nearly broke the neck of a paraplegic guy who had the temerity to ask for a catheter.
-One time, as a publicity stunt, he marched Latino prisoners into a segregated area with electric fencing.
-He arrested New Times reporters for covering him. We won a $3.75 million settlement for that one.
-Under him, the MCSO failed to investigate hundreds of sex abuse cases, many of which involved children.
-But he somehow found time and money to send a deputy to Hawaii to look for Barack Obama's birth certificate.
-Oh, and one time he staged an assassination attempt against himself? That was weird. (And cost taxpayers $1.1 million.)
-In 2013, a federal judge confirmed what literally everyone in Phoenix knew: he'd been racially profiling Latinos.
-So naturally, he hired a PI to investigate the judge and his wife.
-He also kept on profiling people, which is why he got charged with contempt of court (and was found to be guilty AF)
-He also tried to destroy some of the hard drives containing material that was supposed to be turned over the court.
-By 2015, his fondness for racial profiling had cost the county more $44 million. On top of, you know, ruining lives.
-He also paid millions to settle lawsuits like this one, where deputies stood by as an inmate was brutally beaten.
-Because this is the Old West or something, he had a "Sheriff's Posse." One member got arrested on child porn charges.
-His office was responsible for countless fiascos like this botched SWAT raid, where deputies set a puppy on fire.
The world needs to understand that THIS is who Trump his ONE AND ONLY pardon. Please copy and post.

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