President Trump Pardons Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio

On Friday Aug. 25, President Trump issued a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the ex sheriff who was found guilty of criminal contempt for failing to halt a program that allowed officers to pull over individuals who they suspected of being illegal because of their appearance.

Arpaio’s tough on crime and immigration strategy earned him the title as “toughest cop in America”. Under Arpaio, prisoners were forced to wear pink underwear and housed in tents in the desert.

The president hinted that the pardon was coming at his rally in Phoenix days before the pardon. He took to twitter to announce the pardon.

Arpaio took to twitter to thank the president in a series of tweets.

He also tweeted the link for his supporters to donate money to help with his legal fees.

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