Arizona Immigrant Witch Hunter Handcuffed – New American Media

I’ll let the story speak for itself, but all law enforcement officials are first and foremost responsible for apprehending the worst criminals in our communities. Given this sheriff’s desire to arrest undocumented migrants I’d have to assume when he’s done he’ll start going after children who don’t wait for the crossing guard and soon to be fathers speeding their wives to the hospital. He seems to love going after the easiest and most harmless prey.

Arizona Immigrant Witch Hunter Handcuffed – New American Media
New America Media, News Analysis, By Henry Fernandez, Posted: May 20, 2008

Editor’s Note: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s unconstitutional Latino witch hunt will no longer be subsidized by the State of Arizona. It turns out that while Arpaio had his deputies were stopping anyone who looked like a Latino immigrant, there were 60,000 real felons running around Arizona. Henry Fernandez is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, focusing on state and municipal policy.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s unconstitutional Latino witch hunt will no longer be subsidized by the State of Arizona.

It turns out that while Arpaio had his deputies stopping anyone who looked like a Latino immigrant, there were 60,000 real felons running around Arizona. Apparently Governor Janet Napolitano has had enough. This week, she took $1.6 million from Arpaio and redirected it to a new state-run fugitive task force to get real criminals off the street. Of course, this was supposed to have been Arpaio’s job all along.

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