Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sheriff Arpaio continues to pick fights

Last week, no one was willing to step forward and prosecute Supervisor Don Stapley. This week, County Attorney has finally found a team to prosecute the Sheriff's latest witch hunt. These Washington lawyers are the latest to be brought in to try to take down political enemies of Arpaio. The Tribune does a good job of detailing the Sheriff's previous zealous pursuits including his attack on the New Times and the previous attempt against Stapley.

Meanwhile, the Sheriff's behavior has also put him at risk of losing his immigration checks. The Feds are trying to take away Arpaio's ability to do supression sweeps, like the one he used to raid City Hall. Instead, they are trying to limit his immigration checks ot the jails, where they have had the greatest success. Needless to say, the Sheriff takes this as a personal affront to his ability to be "America's Toughest Sheriff."

Looks like the Federal Government will be added to his ever growing enemies list.

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