Friday, August 18, 2017

Tell Trump: Don't Pardon Racist Arpaio

Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio


Joe Arpaio is a criminal. A few weeks ago, he was found guilty by a federal court for repeatedly violating a court order to stop illegally detaining Latinos.
Yet President Donald Trump is “seriously considering” pardoning Joe Arpaio, saying: “He’s a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him.”
As Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, Arpaio and his deputies systematically terrorized communities of color with unlawful detentions.
Federal prosecutors secured a criminal contempt conviction against Arpaio after it was proven his office profiled and illegally detained Latinos, violating their constitutional rights.
A pardon by Trump would absolve Arpaio’s flagrant violation of federal court orders and his racism and bigotry.
Tell President Trump’s counsel Don McGahn: Do NOT pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio.


73,660 Signed75,000 Needed

To White House Counsel and Assistant to the President Don McGahn:

Don’t let the White House make an official endorsement of racism. Prove that President Trump is willing to stand up to racism and bigotry: stop him from pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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