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Pardoning Joe Arpaio is a slap in the face to the people of Maricopa County, especially the Latino community and those he victimized as he systematically and illegally violated their civil rights. Sheriff Joe Arpaio targeted and terrorized Latino families because of the color of their skin. He was ordered by a federal judge to stop and he refused. He received a fair trial and a justifiable conviction, and there’s nothing the President can do to change that awful legacy and the stain he has left on our community. This is not a proud day for Phoenix, but I’m proud that our city is moving on and moving forward from the divisiveness that defined the Arpaio era. Donald Trump can ignore the rule of law, but it was our voters who removed Joe Arpaio from power. ––––– Indultando Joe Arpaio es un insulto a la gente del condado de Maricopa, especialmente a la comunidad latina y los quienes victimizó mientras violaba sistemáticamente e ilegalmente sus derechos civiles. El alguacil Joe Arpaio atacó y aterrorizó a las familias latinas por el color de su piel. Un juez federal ordenó que se detuviera y no paró. Recibió un juicio justo y una convicción justificable, y no hay nada que el Presidente pueda hacer para cambiar ese terrible legado y la mancha que ha dejado en nuestra comunidad. Este no es un día orgulloso para Phoenix, pero estoy orgulloso de que nuestra ciudad está avanzando desde la división que definió la era Arpaio. Donald Trump puede ignorar las leyes de nuestro país, pero fueron nuestros votantes quienes eliminaron a Joe Arpaio del poder.
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My statement on Trump's August 22 event at the Phoenix Convention Center: “I am disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally as our nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville. If President Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, then it will be clear that his true intent is to enflame emotions and further divide our nation. It is my hope that more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit. With regard to use of the Phoenix Convention Center for the rally: This is a public facility and open to anyone to rent – and that includes the Trump campaign. Our Constitution protects the right to free speech, even for those we disagree with or those who don’t represent the values we hold dear as a community. In preparation for this event, my focus and that of the Phoenix Police Department is on keeping everyone – those attending the rally, those expressing their First Amendment rights outside and the general public – safe.”