Will Sheriff Joe Arpaio win the Arizona Senate race? | The Tylt

Will Sheriff Joe Arpaio win the Arizona Senate race?

Donald Trump's favorite sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for Senate in Arizona. The president pardoned Arpaio after he was convicted of criminal contempt for defying a judge’s order to stop racial profiling. The right-wing hero says he's running for one reason: "To support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump." Critics say Arpaio should have served time for his abuse of power, and argue his lawbreaking and treatment of prisoners makes him unfit for the Senate. Will Sheriff Joe win?

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Trump supporters applauded the president's pardon of Arpaio, and he will have strong backing from the "law and order" conservatives in Arizona. His hard-line immigration stance was controversial but won him huge popularity in his home state.

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Thousands of lawsuits and legal claims alleging abuse were filed against Arpaio’s department by inmates—or, in the case of their deaths in detention, by their families. Critics say this is not a man with respect for the law or human life.

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Things Sheriff Joe did:

  • Forced inmates to live in a “tent city” where temperatures reached 135 degrees
  • Bragged about spending more to feed dogs than human inmates, while making inmates watch The Food Network to exacerbate hunger pains
  • Forced nearly 700 prisoners, handcuffed together and wearing nothing but pink underwear and flip-flops, to shuffle four blocks through the Arizona heat, to a new jail

Does this sound like someone you want in America's most powerful, deliberative body?

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But Arpaio's supporters say he deserved to be pardoned and the president desperately needs allies who will help him move his agenda forward.

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Will Sheriff Joe Arpaio win the Arizona Senate race?
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A festive crown for the winner
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