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I can get along great with the Hispanics. In fact, I sure would like to meet them, even the politicians, maybe in the back room or whatever, have a couple of beers and try to explain. But they need to understand that I enforce the laws. I want to listen to them and hear their problems. I want them to tell me what their problems are. Maybe we can come up with a solution.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a recent interview with the Arizona Republic regarding his sixth term as sheriff.

Did anyone just flash back to professional blowhard Donald Trump talking about how he gets along great with “the blacks?” It’s like they employ the same subtly racist, drunken uncle to write their talking points. Or they just do it themselves.

And note Arpaio is in his SIXTH term in a county with a large Hispanic and Latino population, and he says, Boy, I’d sure like to meet some Hispanics! He’s met Hispanic people, we all know that. The only back room Arpaio prefers to meet Hispanics in is a holding cell of the Maricopa County Jail. And instead of a beer, it’s the business end of a baton and a rotten bologna sandwich. Just Google “Joe Arpaio” and “civil rights lawsuit” – it’s enough reading to keep you occupied for weeks.

I have a solution: Stop voting this old racist into office, clean house staff-wise, and I have a feeling ethnic and race relations in Maricopa County will improve.

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Joe Arpaio Arrests Six Year Old Girl

In Joe Arpaio’s Arizona, a six-year-old child falls under his jurisdiction as a criminal, instead of a minor in need of care from Child Protective Services:

Maricopa County Sheriff Office deputies arrested a 6-year-old suspected illegal immigrant Friday, the day President Barack Obama softened the country’s deportation policy toward young illegal immigrants.

The girl was with 15 other people believed to be in the country illegally who were traveling to the Midwest and northeast United States, said Chris Hegstrom, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office…

The whereabouts of the girl’s parents or other caretakers is unknown. All of the people traveling with her claimed to know nothing about the girl.

"Where was she going? What are they going to do with her? We’re trying to get to the bottom of this right now," Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.

All of the other suspected illegal immigrants, who claimed to be from Mexico, were booked into jail.

"We enforce the human-smuggling laws here," Arpaio said. "Every chance I can get to take action on my own without turning them over to ICE, I do. Especially with the new policy the president has."

I fear any action that Arpaio takes “on his own” — keep in mind, he’s the target of a Department of Justice lawsuit over abuses towards inmates and residents of Arizona, particularly those with brown skin. And it sounds like he arrested this six-year-old girl out of spite over Obama’s new policy towards young undocumented immigrants.

For Sheriff Joe:

Well, Arizona, all your crimes are now solved, thanks to Sheriff Joe.

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