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.”

Tags: , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Mari Herreras

Today | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
Burlesque Fitness

Burlesque Fitness @ Floor Polish

Mondays, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Festival Band's New Year's Eve Dance

Join us at the Tucson University Park Hotel (formally Marriott) for our NYE Dance! We play Tejano,… More

@ Tucson University Park Hotel Dec. 1-Jan. 1 880 E. 2nd Street

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. $59 Million Can Focus the Mind, Even If You're Facebook (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Laughing Stock: The People's Pervert Does Christmas (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Lil Peep Passes Away Before Show at The Rock (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Cinema Clips: Lady Bird (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Trusting Entrepreneurs to Improve Education: A Cautionary Tale (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation