Friday, December 30, 2011
Time for Sheriff Joe to Go?
As reported on ImmigrationProf a few weeks ago, the Department of Justice earlier this month released a report on the investigation of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office. The facts -- and rampant and flagrant -- violations of civil rights of immigrants and Latinos is nothing less than shocking. Racial profiling, police brutality, racial slurs, discriminatory detention practices, etc. are all documented in the lengthy report. It appears that "America's Toughest Sheriff" focuses on immigrants and Latinos and fails to investigate sex crimes.
For years, Sheriff Arpaio has conducted what has been characterized as a reign of terror against Latinos in Maricopa County. Isn't 2012 the right time for Sheriff Joe to step down?