>> I believe that we will win.>> I believe that we will win.>> Protesters taking to the streets in Fresno, California condemning the appearance of controversial former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio at a Republican fundraiser.>> A convicted criminal, inviting him here to honor him as some kind of example for all of us to follow.
And I think it's shameful that the Republicans have done that.>> It's a slap in the face. And then bring it on southeast side where most of our Mexicans and Latinos are at. I feel like it’s a slap in the face to the people.>> They’re disrespecting our heritage, our Mexican race.
>> You’ve gotta protect your cops.>> Inside, the polarizing former Sheriff who was pardon of his criminal contempt conviction in August by President Donald Trump, highlighted his favorite issues including the second amendment, his support for Trump, and his committment to investigating unfounded claims questioning former president Barack Obama's citizenship.
>> Nobody looked at his birth certificate except me. I'm the only law enforcement agency that looked into it.>> The self proclaimed toughest sheriff in America lost his reelection bid last year, after 24 years in office in Maricopa County.>> I'm not a racist. I was never found guilty.
>> During that time, he was also convicted of violating a 2011 injunction barring his officers from stopping and detaining Latino motorists solely on suspicion of the immigration status. Outside, there were no reports of violence or arrests. But the difference in opinions was clear.>> The President saw authority to pardon.
It's part of checks and balances between the executive, the legislative, and the judicial branches.>> Arpaio has previously said his prosecution was politically motivated.>> Lock him up. Lock him up.