You’ve probably read by now that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been pardoned by Donald Trump, thus overturning a conviction for criminal contempt. If you want to read an in-depth profile of a man who represents the worst in American cruelty and xenophobia, William Finnegan’s stunning 2009 New Yorker profile is well worth your time. But the best place to start today is on Twitter, where the Phoenix New Times, whose reporters have been arrested by Arpaio for trying to cover him, outlined the extent of this man’s monstrous sadism—and no, that’s not an exaggeration.
Please give them a follow, and read the tweets below for an education on the man Trump just pardoned.
Great pardon, right? As for Arpaio, he’s now trying to get his fans to pay off his legal fees.