Monday, August 26, 2019

Sheriff Joe is back

Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio announced he would seek another term as sheriff of Maricopa County, two years after President Donald Trump pardoned him. He pledges his reelection will bring back some of his most controversial policing tools, including Tent City -- the infamous outdoor jail where inmates wore pink underwear and shuffled around in chain gangs.

"After consultation and approval from my wife of 61 years, Ava, I have decided to run to be reelected Sheriff," Arpaio said in a news release Sunday. "Watch out world! We are back!"
Arpaio had been convicted on charges of criminal contempt for continuing to make immigration arrests after a court ordered him to stop. He is known for the hard-line tactics he used to crack down on undocumented immigrants. His bid for the 2018 Arizona Senate failed.

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