Blog Highlight: AZ Sheriff Exercises Fascism

Jill Garvey • Dec 25, 2008

David Neiwert at Crooks & Liars posted a video and article about the Sheriff Arpaio’s ever more oppressive activities in Maricopa County, AZ:

I’m spending my Christmas vacation in lovely Maricopa County, AZ, this week with my in-laws. And I have to tell you that, thanks to Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his gang of thugs deputies, I’ll be somewhat relieved when I leave.

After all, how would you like to live in a place where law enforcement actually arrests you for applauding briefly at a public county council meeting? Where they threaten and intimidate you just for showing up in the first place?

That’s what’s been happening here.

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