Arizona Newspaper Tweets Blistering Response To Arpaio Pardon

Donald Trump has used his executive powers to pardon a racist criminal.

Arpaio Pardon

The Phoenix New Times, a newspaper based out of Pheonix, Arizona, released a blistering set of tweets on Friday evening in response to news that Donald Trump had granted a presidential pardon to embattled Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio was the elected Sheriff of Maricopa County from 1993 to 2016, when he lost his re-election bid in November’s election.

Arpaio gained national notoriety for being a “birther,” or one of the major voices questioning Barack Obama’s legitimacy based on his race and claiming that his birth certificate was falsified and that the President of the United States was actually Kenya-born.  He also was accused of misconduct many times over his career, and abuse of power and racial profiling. But most notably, Arpaio was found by the Department of Justice to have been behind the worst pattern of racial profiling in American history.

The Phoenix New Times, which got its start in response to the Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings, did not hold back, shooting off 22 tweets with prosecutorial zeal, saying “we’ve been covering Joe Arpaio for over 20 years. Here are a couple of things you should know about him…”

Check out the jaw-dropping list of horrendous acts here:

 

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