By Diana Carson-May– WWH– Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced his run for U.S. Senator in Arizona. This all comes on the heels of his pardon by the president in August of 2017. Trump pardoned Arpaio after he was convicted for criminal contempt.
Coincidence? I think not.
That’s all we need–another racist up in the da house!
Another racist with an ego. Arpaio stated that he thinks he could bring some new blood to Washington because he has common sense.
Arpaio was found GUILTY of criminal contempt for violating the rights of Latinos. He racially profiled them and was detaining them.
He opened an outdoor jail that was called, “Tent City” in the desert heat. He forced inmates to wear stripped jumpsuits and pink underwear. Maybe, that doesn’t sound criminal to some…even though he personally described Tent City as a concentration camp.
Arpaio scouted Hispanic neighborhoods and detained people past their court ordered dates. He fed them two meals a day, mostly from old food, re-instituted chain gangs and deliberately failed to report sex crimes.
He did not investigate rapes against children.
During a three year period more than 400 sex crimes were reported and not investigated. This included 32 children who were molested.
In much publicized case a teenage girl, who suffered from a mental disability stated the she being raped by her uncle. Thirteen year old Sabrina Morrison, reported the incident to her teacher. A rape kit was taken, yet the detective said that there was not and physical signs of rape.
Her uncle, Patrick Morrison, continued to rape her and threatened to kill her if she told anyone. She ended up pregnant and having an abortion.
Her family eventually learned that her rape kit was tested and showed semen.
It wasn’t until four years later when the sheriff’s office obtain a blood sample from the child rapist and the DNA matched the semen sample. He was finally arrested and sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Donald Trump pardoned this man. Not only did he pardon him, he called him an American Patriot.
God help us all.