Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Arizona County Uses Posse To Crack Down On Illegal Immigrants

Just what we needed. The flamboyant Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County (the Phoenix area), will now have his deputies start arresting illegal immigrants. More precisely, Sheriff Joe is deploying his volunteer — and fully armed — posse to do the job. The detentions will be made under a new law that the Sheriff says renders the undocumented guilty of smuggling themselves illegally into the county. Arpaio has been making headlines for the last decade: first by locking up his prisoners in a tent city; then by issuing them pink underwear, striped uniforms and green-colored bologna sandwiches.
Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio
When interviewed a few of years ago he got angry when a reporter referred to him as only the meanest Sheriff in the country. He slammed his desk saying, "I'm the damned meanest Sheriff in the world!"