Saturday, December 10, 2011

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio accused of failing to investigate sex assaults

The office of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being criticized for failing to investigate reports of sexual assault in Arizona municipalities that it policed in recent years, according to The New York Times. Arpaio prided himself on degrading and humiliating the prisoners held in his custody. He maneuvered to acquire the title, "America's Toughest Sheriff," and used the sobriquet to sell books and attract publicity. His mistreatment of prisoners has brought investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.

I debated him on a radio program about 20 years ago regarding his indifference to the inhumane treatment of prisoners in his custody.

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