Protesters stand against ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Protesters stand against ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Posted: Updated:
Protestors gathered outside the Tropicana Las Vegas to voice their concerns about ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio's visit to accept an award (FOX5). Protestors gathered outside the Tropicana Las Vegas to voice their concerns about ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio's visit to accept an award (FOX5).
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Dozens of protesters held signs and chanted outside of the Tropicana Hotel-Casino Saturday. They wanted to let ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio know they don't want him in Las Vegas. He was here accepting an award for courage under fire from a conservative-libertarian group.

Protesters argued he does not deserve an award for his actions.

“He was sworn to uphold the constitution to enforce the law and he went out of his way after a judge said please stop,” one frustrated protester explained.

“The fact that he was pardoned after violating the constitution and civil rights is just beyond comprehension,” U.S. Air force Veteran and protester Mary Dungan said.

President Trump recently pardoned Arpaio after he was convicted of criminal contempt after he refused to stop participating in a program that was found to target undocumented immigrants.

The conservative conference actually moved the event because they thought protests might turn violent with it being so close to many Mexican Independence Day celebrations and the big fight featuring a prominent Mexican fighter.

Copyright 2017 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.