Ex-Sheriff Joseph Michael Arpaio

His Ass Saved by Donald Trump

Arpaio was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on June 14, 1932, to Italian parents, both from Lacedonia, Italy.  Arpaio’s mother died while giving birth to him, and he was raised by his father.   Arpaio completed high school and worked in his father’s business until age 18 when he enlisted in the United States Army.  He served in the Army from 1950 to 1954 in the medical Department and was stationed in France for part of the time as a military policeman.

Following his discharge in 1954, Arpaio moved to Washington, D.C., and became a police officer, moving in 1957 to Las Vegas, Nevada. He served as a police officer in Las Vegas for six months before being appointed as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, which later became part of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  During his 25-year tenure with the DEA, he was stationed in Argentina, Turkey, and Mexico, and advanced through the ranks to the position of head of the DEA's Arizona branch.

After leaving the DEA, Arpaio became involved in a travel venture through his wife's travel agency Starworld Travel Agency, based out of Scottsdale. While there, he sold passage on the Phoenix E space rocket, which was hoped to take off from either Edwards Air Force Base or Vandenberg Air Force Base on the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the new world. 

Although he claimed in 1988 that the first 19 flights of the Phoenix E were booked, no flights were ever made.
Arpaio was first elected as sheriff in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.

He was the elected Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, from 1993 through 2016.  Arpaio styled himself as “America's Toughest Sheriff".  Starting in 2005, he took an outspoken stance against illegal immigration. 

In 2010, he became a flashpoint for opposition to Arizona's SB1070 anti-illegal immigrant law, which was largely struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Arpaio is also known for his investigation of former U.S. President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, and his continuing claim that it is forged.

This in conjunction with the present President of the United States, Donald (The Dork)Trump certifies him as a first class looser and bigot who should never have been given office even President of his Kindergarten class. A distinguished career till he met TRUMP.

Arpaio has been accused of various types of police misconduct, including but not limited to:

•   Abuse of power
•  Misuse of funds
•  Failure to investigate sex crimes
•  Improper clearance of cases
•  Unlawful enforcement of immigration laws
•  Election law violations
•  A Federal court monitor was appointed to oversee his office’s operations because of complaints of 
racial profiling.
•  The 
U.S. Department of Justice concluded that Arpaio oversaw the worst pattern of racial profiling in U.S. history, and subsequently filed suit against him for unlawful discriminatory police conduct.

In November 2016, Arpaio lost re-election to Democrat Paul Penzone, who succeeded him as sheriff on January 1, 2017, mainly due to a huge shift by the Latin community during the election.

Over the course of his career Arpaio was the subject of several federal civil rights lawsuits. In one case he was a defendant in a decade-long suit in which a federal court issued an injunction barring him from conducting further “immigration round-ups".

A federal court subsequently found that after the order was issued, Arpaio’s office continued to detain "persons for further investigation without reasonable suspicion that a crime has been or is being committed.

 In July 2017 he was convicted of misdemeanor contempt of court, a crime for which he was pardoned by President Donald Trump on August 25, 2017.

In a separate racial-profiling case which concluded in 2013, Arpaio and his subordinates were found to have unfairly targeted Hispanics in conducting traffic stops.