Kevin R. Johnson's research on the pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio features in Latinx Talk

Kevin R. Johnson's research titled "The Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Rule of Law", features in Latinx Talk.

In August, 2017, President Trump pardoned former Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who a federal court found guilty of criminal contempt for intentionally violating numerous court orders in a civil rights lawsuit. In so doing, President Trump pardoned a flagrant and repeated violator of Latina/o civil rights and sent a deeply troubling message to the entire nation. In pardoning Arpaio, the president demonstrates that, despite his stated commitment to enforce the immigration laws at all costs, he is not equally committed to enforcement of civil rights laws.

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