Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona wants to have a “man-to-man” sit down with President Obama over beers and cigars and really discuss the illegal immigration issue. The Obama administration claims Sheriff Joe is violating the “civil rights” of Hispanics, while he says he is simply enforcing the existing law. Despite a lawsuit pending against him, Sheriff Joe just won re-election at the age of 80 years old.
No stranger to controversy, Sheriff Joe has always done things his way. His tent cities and pink garments for inmates caught the public’s attention in the mid-1990s, soon after taking office in 1993. He has been accused of violating prisoner’s “rights” and treating them inhumanely. The accusations never stick, even though his critics have spent considerable courtroom time trying to do so. It seems that at every turn, Sheriff Joe is always one step ahead with the law on his side. It is almost like he knows what is lawful and what is not.
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Read more at Political Outcast. By Eric Rauch.