BREAKING: Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted (VIDEO)


On Monday, Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt, according to a report from the Associated Press:

‘BREAKING: Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona convicted of crime for refusing to stop targeting immigrants in traffic patrols.’

The former Arizona sheriff, who was ousted from his position in November, was charged with misdemeanour contempt-of-court after he chose not to follow a 2011 court order in a racial profiling case, theĀ NY Daily News explains.

He was ordered to stop traffic patrols from targeting immigrants, but allegedly continued to over the next 17 months. When asked to explain his actions, he blamed his lawyer for not properly explaining the terms.

According to Fox News, the controversial ex-sheriff is expected to be sentenced on October 5, 2017, and should expect six months in jail, if convicted.

Arpaio has been a controversial figure within American politics for the last two and a half decades. Self-proclaimed “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” he’s long come under fire for taking things too far, especially regarding his stance on illegal immigration.

According to the responses on Twitter, people think his arrest is warranted. Some of the best responses can be viewed below.

‘Lock. Him. Up.’

‘Couldn’t have happened to a nicer, more well-deserving fella.’

‘If he’s not too old to be sheriff, he’s not too old for prison.’

‘Justice has been served!’

‘He’ll be looking for a trump pardon’

‘Hope he gets the “ruff ride” when he’s stuffed and cuffed’

‘Finally! Lock his sorry ass up!’

‘Great news!’

‘Even a conservative place like Phoenix woke up and voted in someone else.’

‘He should have fun in tent city wearing pink panties while he eats moldy bologna sandwiches.. oh as he bakes in 120* heat… Good times.’

Arpaio is the ‘mastermind’ behind Arizona’s ‘Tent City’ prison in Phoenix, AZ. The outdoor tent facility was used to house inmates, sometimes in 100 degree summer heat. Arpaio started ‘Tent City’ in 1993 and often forced inmates to wear women’s underwear and to work in chain gangs, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

He’s also a firm believer in the ‘birther controversy’ that argued former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate was fake.

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