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Sheriff Joe’s Desert Disaster: What happens when nativists get their way…

There is a great post by David Neiwert at Firedoglake about Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who I mentioned earlier this week on Standing FIRM.

The East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Arizona, recently ran a five-part series on Crazy Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the wingnut nativist who has been doing his damnedest to round up and deport every illegal immigrant in Maricopa County.

It’s really quite damning from the outset; the initial piece makes it clear that Arpaio has transformed what was once a typical local law-enforcement agency into an immigration bureau. Even more damning is the reportage on how grossly “America’s sheriff” and his crew violate federal laws along the way:

Keep reading…

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