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Shooting Aftermath: Phoenix Mayor on Arpaio and Extremism

by Jacquelyn Mahendra on 06/11/2009 at 10:22pm

After a gunman with clear ties to white nationalism opened fire yesterday at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, a new video that ties Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio to  his neo-Nazi supporters is gaining attention:

In “Phoenix Mayor Asks Sheriff To ‘Disavow’ His Extremist Ties After Holocaust Shooting,” the Wonk Room’s Andrea Nill writes: 

In a press conference in which he was supposed to talk about the Phoenix light rail, Mayor Gordon called on Arpaio to distance himself from his extremist allies:

GORDON: He has given a sense of recognition to the Nazis and neo-Nazis that he’s associated with…and so I ask the Sheriff today to publically disavow his associations with these hate mongerars and apologize so we can begin righting the ship.

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