Saturday, December 27, 2008

Goldwater Institute Criticizes "America's Toughest Sheriff"

Joe_alone NPR has a story on "America's Toughest Sheriff," Joe Arpaio, the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, the subject of a Fox reality show.  Clint Bolick (UC Davis Law alum)at The Goldwater Institute , described by NPR as a "conservative-libertarian outfit," just released a report titled: "Mission Unaccomplished: The Misplaced Priorities of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office."  Bolick's report notes the violent crime rate in Maricopa County is up, far higher than in Phoenix. The response time for 911 calls is twice that of Phoenix. The sheriff's jails recently lost accreditation for not providing adequate health care to inmates. Bolick says that the sheriff's highly publicized immigrant sweeps have not netted a single major smuggler. "If you've got limited resources, who do you go after -– the guy who is here to work, or the guy who is making millions of dollars bringing in thousands of illegal immigrants?" Bolick says. "Certainly the latter."

KJ

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Posted by: teaching jobs | Dec 29, 2008 4:32:45 AM

Say what you want about Joe Arpaio. If the economy collapses like some pundits are predicting, and if unemployment rises over 15 percent, the illegals will thank their lucky stars for law enforcement officials like Arpaio, the last line of defense against angry mobs of of American citizens. If Jose Sucuzhanay could have chosen between a baseball bat and Joe Arpaio, I am confident he would have picked Arpaio.

Posted by: Simon Levi | Dec 29, 2008 4:32:46 AM

He appears to be the only one that is enforceing the law.

They should have voted him into the Obama administration as the Director of Homeland Security.

Janet Napalitano is the last person we should put in charge of Border Security. She has proved unreliable in the past.

She is a waste of The Taxpayers money...and she wasted lots of it on this major issue already...including the cost of jobs to American workers and their families...

Posted by: Legal Immigrant | Jan 1, 2009 6:50:12 AM

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