Joe Arpaio was recently convicted of misdemeanor criminal contempt in connection with his immigration enforcement activities while sheriff of Maricopa County. It’s clear that prosecutors opted for the misdemeanor charge so they wouldn’t have to present the case to a Maricopa jury. It was a bench trial. They railroaded him through. This is the liberal system coming down hard on those who’d try to act outside of their approved lunatic open-borders orthodoxies.
Someone just put up a WhiteHouse.gov petition, and I think the message is concise and spot-on:
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was recently convicted in Federal Court for criminal contempt of court. This charge stems from his alleged refusal to end racial profiling practices in his department as ordered by the same federal court.
This was a purely political charge and conviction by a biased judge and we call on President Trump to immediately issue a full pardon to Sheriff Arpaio.
Click on the link and sign it today.