Pima College: Trump supporter threatened with arrest
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Pima, Arizona — A Pima County Sheriff’s deputy is under investigation for allegedly threatening to arrest a Trump supporter, the school’s president said Monday.
In a statement, President Jeff Sharlet said that deputies were called to the University of Pima Community College’s campus on Thursday after a Trump Trump supporter said that the candidate’s comments about immigration and the Mexican government were “racist and hurtful.”
Sharlet said the Trump supporter was told by the deputy that “he had to leave immediately,” but the deputy refused to leave.
He then allegedly threatened the student, telling him that if he did not leave immediately, he would be arrested, the president said.
“I’ve never seen a situation where an individual has been arrested for a simple statement that they disagree with a candidate,” Sharlet told reporters.
“I just don’t think it’s a fair system to have people being treated like that.”
The deputy was later arrested and charged with harassment, according to a news release from the Pima sheriff’s office.
The release did not identify the deputy or specify whether he has been charged with any crimes.
Sharlet did not specify what prompted the investigation.
Pima is about 120 miles (170 kilometers) northwest of Phoenix.
Pima, Arizona — A Pima County Sheriff’s deputy is under investigation for allegedly threatening to arrest a Trump supporter, the…
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