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 Sheriff Joe Arpaio is the first person pardoned by President Donald

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MessageSujet: Sheriff Joe Arpaio is the first person pardoned by President Donald    Mer 6 Sep - 21:53

All Presidents have used their constitutional power to pardon those whom they think deserve it, and sometimes when they do not.
On August 25, President Donald Trump tweeted: I am pleased to inform you that I have just granted a full Pardon to 85 year old American patriot Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He kept Arizona safe!
Former sheriff Joe Arpaio tweeted in return: “Thank you for seeing my conviction for what it is: a political witch hunt by holdovers in the Obama Justice Department.”
Among the reasons for his pardon, President Trump praised his outstanding services and his age. He fought in the Korean War, and worked twenty-five years as a special agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He was stationed in Argentina, Turkey, and Mexico where he risked his life every day!
After racial profiling was denounced by the American Civil Liberties Union, the US Department of Justice alleged that the Maricopa County Sheriff’ Office (MCSO) and Sheriff Joseph Arpaio had engaged in unlawful discriminatory police against Latino prisoners with limited English language skills.
On May 13, 2016, Joe Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt after US District judge G. Murray Snow had issued an order barring him to “detain persons for further investigation without reasonable suspicion that a crime has been or is being committed.”

Joe Arpaio was elected four times sheriff of Maricopa County because he fought successfully to restrain illegal immigration. Arizona governor Doug Ducey praised his pardon because he reduced crime linked to illegal immigration. On the other hand, Senator John McCain stated that the pardon undermined Trump’s professed respect for the rule of law.
US District Murray Snow ordered the sheriff to stop detaining anyone who had not committed a state crime. What was clear to all concerned in Arizona was that the judge wanted to keep the border open for any illegal migrant.
Beyond the polemic, which has flummoxed editorial boards of national newspapers, it is vital to explain that power of pardon is an old custom inherited from the monarchy in Europe. The king used it parsimoniously as a way to correct a blatant mistake done by the justice. Alexander Hamilton defended the pardon in the Federalist Papers in 1783.
The power to pardon is one of the least limited powers granted to the President in the US Constitution
Under Article II, section 2, the President shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.
The self-pardon remains an unresolved issue
During the Watergate affair, that possibility was raised by President Nixon’s lawyers, but the Justice Department issued a memorandum opinion stating that a President could not pardon himself. However, Richard Nixon was pardoned by Vice-president Gerald Ford when he succeeded him after his resignation. Apparently, a bargain had been struck between the two men: that Ford’s pardon was granted in exchange for Nixon’s resignation. The controversial deal was the main reason why Ford lost the presidential election in 1976. History has proved that he took the right decision, which avoided a helpless constitutional crisis. He was awarded the John Kennedy Profile in Courage award in 2001.
An individual can turn down the pardon of the President
George Wilson was convicted of robbing the US Mail in Pennsylvania and sentenced to death. Thanks to his political connections, he was pardoned by President Andrew Jackson. For a reason beyond understanding, he did not accept the pardon. In Wilson versus United States in 1833, the US Supreme Court was asked to rule on his refusal. SCOTUS ruled that a pardon is a deed, to the validity of which delivery is essential, and delivery is not complete without acceptance. It may be rejected by the person to whom it is tendered; and if is rejected, the court is powerless to force it upon him. Wilson was hanged after its ruling.
Another case was examined by the US Supreme Court in Burdick versus United States in 1915. George Burdick was the editor of the New York Tribune. A grand jury was investigating whether any Treasury Department employee was leaking information to the press. Because Burdick refused to reveal the source of his information, he was fined $500 and jailed until he complied. President Woodrow Wilson rushed to pardon him, but Burdick turned down his grace because he took the Fifth Amendment, which protects individuals from being forced to incriminate themselves. The protection of sources, also referred as the confidentiality of sources, is the reporter’s privilege. SCOTUS added a condition to the pardon. A pardoned person must introduce the pardon into court proceeding, otherwise the pardon must be disregarded by the court. To do this, the pardoned person must accept the pardon.
Because Joe Arpaio has accepted the pardon of President Trump, its validity has been confirmed, and the controversy is baseless
Some law professors have expressed their outrage to no avail. Harvard professor of constitutional law Noah Feldman argues that the pardon is an “impeachable offense” under the US Constitution, and “contempt” for the judiciary. Northwestern law professor Martin Redish believes that the pardon can be challenged in court and lead to limits being imposed on the  power to pardon. Wrong! Any amendment in the US Constitution requires two-thirds majority in both houses, said Article 5.
Adam Liptak, the SCOTUS correspondent for the New York Times, is not nutty as the two others are. He questions the wisdom of the pardon but not its legitimacy. “It was the first act of outright defiance against the judiciary by a president who has not been shy about criticizing federal judges who ruled against his businesses and policies. But while the move may have been unusual, there is nothing in the text of the Constitution’s pardons clause to suggest that he exceeded his authority.” (nytimes.com)
The sky is the limit for the last two Democrat Presidents
In his last day in office on January 20, 2017, President Obama pardoned, commuted of sentence, and reprieved 1927 individuals convicted of federal crimes. Most of them had been jailed on drug charges. Drug consumers might be pardonable but not drug dealers who are responsible for the death and misery of millions of people in the country. Obama sent a wrong signal to drug cartels in South America and Central America, and he destroyed the work done by the DEA, established in 1973, to whom belonged Joe Arpaio. Obama issued more commutations of sentence than the past thirteen presidents combined, starting from Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) to George Walker Bush (2001-2009) No less!
In his last hour in office on January 20, 2001, President Bill Clinton pardoned Mark Rich, a fugitive financier whose wife had donated money to the Democratic Party and the Clinton library foundation.
Earlier in his presidency, Clinton commuted the sentences of 16 members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation of Puerto Rico. (FALN) That paramilitary organization claimed responsibility for 120 bombs across the country, which killed six people and injured dozens of others. Clinton’s decision was criticized by the FBI, the office of the US Attorney general, the Congress, and parents of the victims.
In her trial, FALN member Carmen Valentine taunted the judge: “You are lucky that we cannot take you right now.” She called the judge a terrorist, and said that her shackles kept her from killing him. Clinton had asked in return that the pardoned terrorists gave up violence. You have to laugh, else you’ll cry. dailywire.com
Trump’s pardon does not match those granted by Clinton and Obama in favor of terrorists and drug dealers. Double standard as usual for the coverage by mainstream media journalists but people do not trust them anymore as recent opinion polls show it.
© Bernard Martoia


Ahaha sacré Joe, les gauchos l’aiment pas car il faudrait qu’il aille border ses pensionnaires si on les écoutait, et un petit bisous sur le front des assassins les plus sanguinaires, bordage de lit pour les chefs de la Mexican Mafia pour qu’ils fassent de beaux rêves à Tent city
Un petit stage de de radicalisation?
lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!






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