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You probably know Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ. If you don't, he's Jan Brewers good buddy in the ongoing battle against the Forces of Evil invading from Mexico. In fact, Sheriff Joe was in the fight long before Jan Brewer decided xenophobia was a political necessity.

Per First Read, the DoJ has sued Arpaio for not cooperating with a civil rights investigation.

But today, the Justice Department said it's been trying to get the sheriff's cooperation for more than a year without success. That makes his department "an extreme outlier," given that no other local law enforcement organization has refused to cooperate with a civil rights investigation in the last 30 years, the government says.

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Thirty years. Since Reagan was elected President, no local law enforcement agency has refused to cooperate.

This guy really thinks he is above the law. This guy really thinks he can get away with anything and everything.

This guy is going to wind up in his own jail, and the ripples may very well reach many other Arizona Republicans. Wearing the same pink outfits he favors as a means of humiliating prisoners.

Quote from the Tuscon Times:

   But Arpaio has changed course in recent weeks, implying that his office is trying to cooperate with federal civil-rights investigators.

    "Can’t they wait another week?" Arpaio asked. "Why can’t they give us a little more time."

    "I thought we were really close to getting this thing resolved.

What does a bully do when confronted by someone who can fight back?


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Originally posted to aardvark droppings on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 10:45 AM PDT.


Will Arpaio look good in a pink prison jumpsuit?

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