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Presidential Pardon of Joe Arpaio During Hurricane Harvey Widely Condemned

(COMMONDREAMS) — Rights groups, immigration activists, legal experts, politicians, and others swiftly denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to pardon the notorious former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was awaiting sentencing after being convicted of criminal contempt for violating a court order that mandated he and his deputies stop racially profiling Latinos in Maricopa County, Arizona. “Trump’s pardon of Arpaio […]