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-pa...-justice-department-guidelines-195641654.html

    A Trump pardon of Joe Arpaio would break Justice Department guidelines

    But the pardon, if Trump decides to issue it, would be highly unorthodox and break with the Justice Department’s guidelines for clemency, according to legal experts.
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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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    ... 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 ...

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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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    :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'

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    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” ...

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

    President Donald Trump’s former ethics chief, who resigned last month because of disagreements with the White House over ethics policies, blasted the president’s decision on Friday to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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    Arizona Newspaper Editorial Says Joe Arpaio Pardon Shows Institutional Racism Is Trump's Goal

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    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” ...

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

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    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 ...

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

    Donald Trump's controversial pardon of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio may not go through due to a US district court judge. Judge Susan Bolton of the US District Court handling Mr Arpaio's case has cancelled a sentencing hearing for the former...
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    Great - I had not heard the decision was up for debate.

    Wonderful news - thanks for sharing!

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