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Arpaio Pardoned

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Perfection, Aug 25, 2017.

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Did Arpaio deserve a pardon?

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  2. No

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  1. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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  2. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Traitor Joe pardoned by Traitor Donny. Anything to hurt America.
     
  3. Arwon

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    Presumably that doesn't mean he's allowed back to running concentration camps, stuffing up sexual assault cases and engaging in racist policing, though? Just get to go home and rot away in retirement? Right?
     
  4. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Trump is going to give him a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Just to complete the destruction of something else good in America.
     
  5. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    yeah, he got voted out of office in 2016. He'll be like 88 or something when 2020 election rolls around
     
  6. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    I'm surprised that Trump would have anything to do with that old perv that likes to dress men in pink underwear.
     
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  7. Arwon

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    Oh right, the whole elected cops thing.

    At any rate, Trump has continued to shred any semblance of doubt as to his affiliations and sympathies. This bloke literally tortured people pre-trial who he'd imprisoned based on their racial/ethnic background.

    (from here - http://www.slate.com/articles/news_...ring_pardoning_former_sheriff_joe_arpaio.html)

    He also ignored or inadequately investigated hundreds of sexual crimes, including at least 32 reported child molestations due to ignoring crime against Latinos.

    Very much the white supremacist's fever dream.
     
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  8. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    Moderator Action: Please add more substance to your OP. Link dumping is considered spam.
     
  9. Arwon

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    Also, are my time zones right, did the coward sneak this piece of red meat to his racist base on a Friday arvo as a large hurricane hit?
     
  10. shadowplay

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    Yep. The timing is obvious.
     
  11. Arwon

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    Has anyone ever been pardoned for ignoring a court order before?
     
  12. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    I'm curious to know whether Arpaio's conviction was for some form of statutory contempt, or as a result of the inherent power of the courts. If the latter, how does the executive power extend to interfering with the conviction?
     
  13. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    It also occurred too late to make the evening news programs.
     
  14. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    How long until Trump puts Arpaio in charge of border security?
     
  15. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    A wrong act, but an ultimately meaningless one - stinks to high heaven of a distraction, meant to incense the left and please (his side of) the right and make them ignore what the other hand is doing.
     
  16. Zkribbler

    Zkribbler Deity

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    It was a federal conviction. The President has the power to pardon federal crimes.

    Anna Navarro has an interesting insight. She opines that Trump is sending a message to everyone entangled in the Russia scandal. Don't worry if you're guilty of anything. Trump can and will pardon you.
     
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  17. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Sad day with this pardon. Trump's practicing. The question for the Russian investigation is whether or not granting preemptive pardons is obstruction of justice.
     
  18. plarq

    plarq Crazy forever

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    "Can I pardon myself?"
     
  19. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    I give Trump a point for consistency.

    IIRC That was settled in 1989, concerning Secretary Weinberger, with relation to the Iran-Contra affair.

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  20. Berzerker

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    I was watching an expert on TV and she said if Trump pardons people, they're admitting guilt and while not subject to criminal prosecution, they still have to testify and remain open to perjury or contempt charges if they lie or refuse - and they cant cite their 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination cuz they've been pardoned.
     

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