Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Arpaio's Fresno Visit Stirs Controversy and Rallies

Controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio stirred dissent and praise at a demonstration during his appearance at the annual dinner of the Fresno County Republican Party. Hundreds of protesters and a few dozen supporters of Arpaio gathered on opposite sides of the street with Fresno police in between keeping the peace. Arpaio was defeated after 24 years as Maricopa County Sheriff, after being convicted of criminal contempt of court. Meanwhile, at the nearby banquet hall Arpaio continued issuing provocative statements. Arpaio reportedly told the Republican audience that people with DACA status should be sent back to their country of origin, and then given a fast-track back to the U.S. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.