Donald Trump just pardoned to racist criminal Joe Arpaio:
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday granted a pardon to controversial former Arizona lawman and political ally Joe Arpaio less than a month after he was convicted of criminal contempt in a case involving racial profiling.
“Throughout his time as sheriff, Arpaio continued his life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration,” said a White House statement announcing Arpaio’s pardon, the first of Trump’s administration.
Civil rights advocates slammed Trump’s decision as an endorsement of racist and unlawful immigration policies.
Gee, you think?
Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said it was ”disheartening that he set the bar so very low for his first pardon… The ex-sheriff is a self-aggrandizing braggart who promoted racist law enforcement practices and cost taxpayers millions, and that is a reason they did not reelect him.
“After the racism and hate in Charlottesville, our country needs to come together and heal. But that healing will not come from a president who only exploits divisions and fears,” Leahy said in a statement.
The distinguished gentleman from Vermont is right, this mutual protection thing racist dirt-bags have is contemptible.