Trump pardons Joe Arpaio, convicted thug racist ex-sheriff
Because he can, and f*** the minorities that Arpaio victimized:
President Donald Trump has pardoned controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio of his conviction for criminal contempt, the White House said Friday night.
CNN reported Wednesday that the White House had prepared the papers for Trump’s final decision.
Arpaio, who was a sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona, was found guilty of criminal contempt last month for disregarding a court order in a racial profiling case. His sentencing was scheduled for October 5.
“Not only did (Arpaio) abdicate responsibility, he announced to the world and to his subordinates that he was going to continue business as usual no matter who said otherwise,” wrote US District Judge Susan Bolton in the July 31 order.
>Trump indicated he would pardon Arpaio at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday: “I won’t do it tonight because I don’t want to cause any controversy.”
“I’ll make a prediction,” Trump said, adding, “I think he’s going to be just fine.”
NBB predicts this will not be the first corrupt government felon Trump will pardon before he is driven from office. Between trying to kick transgender patriots out of the armed services and letting a corrupt bigot go scot-free, it is clear that Trump is paying off his prejudiced, socially regressive base before he goes.