Black People Politics : Donald Trump considering pardoning Joe Arpaio for his illegal reign of racist terror

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A Trump pardon of Joe Arpaio would break Justice Department guidelines


... It’s very rare for a president to pardon a misdemeanor offense. The Justice Department even has a policy against processing clemency petitions from people with misdemeanor convictions, saying it prefers to focus on felony convictions; people with felony convictions are prevented from voting in many states, while misdemeanor convictions do not trigger the same “civil disabilities,” the department says ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-pardon-joe-arpaio-break-justice-department-guidelines-195641654.html



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Yahoo NewsAugust 18, 2017


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TRUMP’S FIRST PARDON COULD IGNITE ANOTHER POLITICAL CRISIS
What happens when the president encourages law enforcement to break the law?

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TINA NGUYEN

... Not all of his advisers are so eager: according to CBS News, Trump’s legal team has suggested he wait to make a decision until Arpaio is formally sentenced, since the sentence could be lenient (Arpaio is 85 years old), or because his contempt conviction could be overturned on constitutional grounds. Either scenario would allow the president to avoid what would be a contentious, inflammatory move in the wake of Charlottesville ...

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/08/donald-trump-teases-joe-arpaio-pardon?mbid=nl_th_599f485d0ba28d197bf7688a&CNDID=49183601&spMailingID=11774989&spUserID=MTg0NzAyMTMyMTE3S0&spJobID=1222275347&spReportId=MTIyMjI3NTM0NwS2


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:new: He did it, pardon Arpaio :facepalm: If Arpaio is subpoenaed in the Russian investigation, he can't plead the fifth.

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Former Trump Ethics Director Calls Arpaio Pardon 'A Harbinger Of Worse to Come'


Doha Madani
HuffPostAugust 25, 2017

... “Vile!!” began Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, on a Twitter thread. “What POTUS says ‘exemplifies selfless public service’ is: dehumanizing inmates, racial profiling, and gleefully defying a court order” ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-trump-ethics-director-calls-021506251.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_01


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Arizona Newspaper Editorial Says Joe Arpaio Pardon Shows Institutional Racism Is Trump's Goal


Sam Levine
HuffPostAugust 26, 2017

... “By pardoning Arpaio, Trump made it clear that institutional racism is not just OK with him. It is a goal,” the board wrote, the pardon, they wrote “elevates Arpaio once again to the pantheon of those who see institutional racism as something that made America great” ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/arizona-newspaper-editorial-says-joe-150820757.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_02




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Donald Trump's pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio may not be upheld by a US court


Mythili Sampathkumar
The IndependentAugust 31, 2017

... Instead, Ms Bolton said that because a presidential pardon carries an implication of guilt she wants both Mr Arpaio's lawyers and the US Department of Justice to submit briefs on why she should or should not vacate Mr Arpaio's conviction ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-apos-pardon-sheriff-172358071.html


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Donald Trump's pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio may not be upheld by a US court


Mythili Sampathkumar
The IndependentAugust 31, 2017

... Instead, Ms Bolton said that because a presidential pardon carries an implication of guilt she wants both Mr Arpaio's lawyers and the US Department of Justice to submit briefs on why she should or should not vacate Mr Arpaio's conviction ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-apos-pardon-sheriff-172358071.html


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Great - I had not heard the decision was up for debate.

Wonderful news - thanks for sharing!

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