Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s day in an Arizona court - The Washington Post
SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO delights in the tough-guy persona he has cultivated in 20 years as the top law enforcement officer in Arizona’s sprawling Maricopa County, which includes the city of Phoenix. In fact, Mr. Arpaio is a bully whose swagger and TV talk-show bluster derive chiefly from his notoriety for harassing largely powerless Latinos — legal residents, illegal immigrants and even citizens, along with prisoners in the jails he runs. A darling of nativists and xenophobes, who have helped pump $7 million into his reelection campaign chest this year, Mr. Arpaio has never been called to account for his noxious policies or words — until now.
PhinesII: It probably is racial profiling when you pick up some one on the US side of the border that has his clothes in a plastic trash bag and water is dripping off his back and he looks to be of hispanic origin.