When Donald Trump said he was "seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff [Joe] Arpaio," he wasn't lying.
As a refresher, Arpaio was recently convicted of criminal contempt for racially profiling Latinxs.
He and his department harassed Latinxs, called Latinx inmates "wetbacks" and "fucking Mexicans," and placed them outside in tents when Arizona's temperature was over 100 degrees. "I put them up next to the dump, the dog pound, the waste-disposal plant," Arpaio told The New Yorker in 2009.
During his tenure, he and his team failed to investigate over 400 rape cases. And so many people died at Maricopa County Jail that the district had to pay over "$40 million to settle wrongful injury and death lawsuits brought on behalf of Maricopa County inmates and their families," the American Civil Liberties Union reported.