Friday, January 14, 2011

'A Tale of Two Sheriffs'

Posted By on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Democracy Now's Amy Goodman in a recent column wrote about the difference between our Sheriff Dupnik and Maricopa County's Sheriff Arpaio. Takeaway:

Contrast Dupnik with the sheriff of nearby Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. He is notorious for the harsh conditions in which he jails people, using canvas tents in the searing summer heat. He has pledged to expand his tent city to accommodate the expected influx of detained immigrants. He is the subject of a U.S. Justice Department federal civil-rights lawsuit focusing on his treatment of prisoners and immigrants, and on abuse of power.

The Arizona Republic reports that Jared Loughner, charged in federal court for the murders and attacks, normally would have been remanded to the Maricopa County Jail, but “given the high profile of the case and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s penchant for publicity, they moved Loughner instead to [a] federal facility.”

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