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Posted on 08/02/2012 10:20:12 AM PDT by Wise Hectare
...Arpaio is an unabashed carnival barker. And his antics might be amusing if he weren't also notorious for being not just the toughest but the most corrupt and abusive sheriff in America. As Arizona has become center stage for the debate over illegal immigration and the civil rights of Latinos, Arpaio has sold himself as the symbol of nativist defiance, a modern-day Bull Connor bucking the federal government over immigration policy....
...Arpaio is so obsessed with the often illusory crimes of immigrants that he ignored more than 400 cases of sexual abuse he was responsible for investigating, including assaults on children. And it surprised no one that JT Ready, the Arizona white supremacist who shot and killed his girlfriend, her family and himself last May, had attended Arpaio rallies....
Yet such derelictions of duty haven't hurt Arpaio among the audience he cares about most. Since 1992, despite widespread criticism from human rights groups and local political leaders, Arpaio has been re-elected four times in Maricopa County, the most populous area of Arizona and a bastion of retirees and conservatives for whom Arpaio is a white knight, a defender of the 1950s Shangri-La they've sought to preserve in the largely white suburbs that ring Phoenix....
When local political leaders in Phoenix have criticized Arpaio's tactics, the sheriff has simply used his power to go after the critics. In 2006, he formed an anti-corruption unit led by his chief deputy, David Hendershott, a large, intimidating man whose own co-workers used Darth Vader's theme song as a ringtone to herald his incoming calls. The unit, which worked hand-in-glove with county prosecutor Andrew Thomas, was tasked with rooting out political corruption, but quickly evolved into a de facto hit squad aimed at Arpaio's enemies...
(Excerpt) Read more at rollingstone.com ...
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-long-lawless-ride-of-sheriff-joe-arpaio-20120802#ixzz22PTpIfP9
I wouldn’t use RS for cleaning my posterior...
Admin Mod, we need a whaaaaambulance over here..
And so it begins...the communists would use alleged criminality to discredit their opponents.
Tomorrow is yesterday
I trust you’re being sarcastic.
Nobodys perfect!!!... but he does deal with undocumented INSURGENTS..
I think you’ve mistaken Joey for Juan McLaim...
Now there is the most corrupt politicians in Arizona..
No we need the Coroner for this one.
Hey Unwise Heckle, it’s good that Sheriff Arpaio is locking up the not so innocent and criminals and your corrupt leftists all over the place. loL.
You get the distinct impression the author and RS don’t like the AZ sheriff.
“I trust youre being sarcastic.”
Nope, just a glutton for getting banned.
Adios again, ya homo troll. You’re just mad because Sheriff Joe wouldn’t autograph a pair of his jail’s famous pink pajamas for you to wear at your next NAMBLA convention.
See To Put "Diversity" In Context: Reality vs. Leftist Fantasy for an American perspective on how the relevant issues have been distorted by the Leftists in Washington & the Media.
I don’t know whether he was a retread or not, but I do know that he was preaching to the wrong choir trying to run that sewage past us here.
Thanks again for the heads up.
Early-month Zot. I think this one’s too lame. What do you guys think?