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Joe Arpaio announced on Sunday, to open he will seek a seventh term as sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, promising his infamous tent city jail, bring back, and a controversial prison policy, drew the wrath of advocates of civil rights and made him a darling of the tough-on-crime conservative.
Arpaio, who calls himself “America’s toughest sheriff” during his 24-year-old lead, said he will race the challenge incumbent Paul Penzone in the 2020-sheriff’s. Penzone, a Democrat, crashes Arpaio in 2016 for the job.
“On this day, August 25, 2019, after consultation with and approval from my wife of 61 years, Ava, I decided to run to Sheriff,” Arpaio said in a press release elected. “Watch out world! We are back!”
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Arpaio has served as Maricopa County sheriff from 1993 to 2016, the development of a good reputation for providing criminal punishment to prison inmates, and down to crack on illegal immigrants.
He opened an outdoor jail known as “tent city” in the desert, where temperatures often reach three digits, and the inmates wear pink dresses and jumpsuits, earning him the national headlines.
In addition to promising, open the tent jail, he said he would “reinstitute the Posse to his former strength back and more, all to enforce Arizona laws, the drug trade, sex trafficking and other crimes in connection with the border and illegal immigration.”
“I will continue to fight to do the right thing for Arizona, and America, and will never be declared surrender,” Arpaio. “Those who do break the law with this Sheriff.”
During his prison policies were widely known, it is Arpaio was the alleged focus on illegal immigrants, who courted some of the most violent opposition.
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In 2011, the Ministry of justice, Arpaio found committed several civil rights violations against Latinos, including racial profiling, discrimination and the exercise of its patrols based on racially tinged citizen complaints.
In 2016, he lost his bid for a seventh term in office. He was found guilty of criminal contempt of next year for allegedly judge in 2011, defying, to prevent the patrols targeting immigrants.
Arpaio approved for the extension of his patrols, said, however, that one of his former lawyers to be properly explained, the court, and he was not going to break the law. President Trump pardoned him in August of 2017.
He lost a U.S. Senate money in the year 2018, when Martha McSally, a Congressman who has defeated him in the Republican primary.
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In his announcement, Arpaio Penzone framed first term as “proven to be a time of lost opportunities, the type of to continue to hard police work in this County,” while promising to “my position is to restore pride in our law
Enforcement series, only here in the fourth largest County in America, but throughout the country.”
He added that he wants to “Maricopa County Safe Again.”
Fox News’ Lee Ross contributed to this report.