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Sherriff Joe Arpaio Honored to be called KKK

Sherriff Joe Arpaio has employed tough tactics to combat undocumented migrants in Maricopa County, Arizona. In fact, Arpaio’s tactics are seen by many as blatant racial profiling.

Last week, a class action lawsuit was filed against Arpaio and the local police department. The claims of racials profiling include the case of two American citizens, a brother and sister, who were taken from their car at gunpoint, handcuffed and verbally attacked by deputies who seemed to be basing their assault on the fact that the pair were listening to music on a Spanish-language radio station.

Arpaio, a self-proclaimed tough guy, denies any racial profiling. However, check out the video below. Its a brief clip of Arpaio’s appearance on Lou Dobbs Tonight and I think its pretty indicative of the real situation in Arizona.

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