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The Attention Joe Deserves

by Jacquelyn Mahendra on 12/16/2008 at 9:50pm

sheriff joeAs we’ve been saying, self-proclaimed “America’s Toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio is scheduled tolaunch a new reality television show two days after Christmas.

The FOX network is giving a giant megaphone to a public official known for his anti-immigrant antics and racial profiling. Smile! You’re Under Arrestwill celebrate the slimy depths Sheriff Joe has been willing to sink toin Maricopa County, Arizona. Well, we’ve launched a new video askingthat Joe get the attention he really deserves — an investigation by the Department of Justice.

Watch the video and raise your voice!

We’re calling for an investigation into Sheriff Joe’s appalling record. Here are some highlights:

  • 2,700 lawsuits have been filed against Arpaio

  • Joe prioritizes immigrant sweeps over prosecuting felons (there are 40,000 outstanding warrants in his county)

  • The Sheriff discriminates against Latinos, as found in an Arizona Republic study

Don’t get mad that Fox is glorifying Joe — Get even. 

Demand a long-overdue investigation into the Sheriff’s antics.

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