Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sheriff Egregious Joe

Sheriff Egregious Joe was investigated by the life long civil servants (non-partisan) at the United States Department of Justice, and their report was released today (full text, link here and here).  It is 3:45pm as I begin to compose this, and at 4:00pm on KJZZ they're going to cover a live press conference from Arpaio, where I fully expect he'll be as obstinate, egotistical, self-righteous, and "playing to the far right base" as ever.  It will be a HUGE surprise is Arpaio is in ANY WAY contrite, apologetic, or humble, especially since DHS has cut off Arpaio's access to the ICE 287(g) program and to the Secure Communities program, according to TPM

[“MCSO’s systematic disregard for basic constitutional protections has created a wall of distrust between the sheriff’s office and large segments of the community, which dramatically compromises the ability to protect and serve the people,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. “The problems are deeply rooted in MCSO’s culture, and are compounded by MCSO’s penchant for retaliation against individuals who speak out.” ]  - excerpted

Alabama, Arizona... what is it with states that start with the letter "A"?

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