Hundreds rally to back hard-line Arizona sheriff

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona...

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona speaking at the Tea Party Patriots American Policy Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If the government spent as much money going after illegals as it does suing states and law enforcement, we would not have an illegal problem. As always, Obama and his Alinsky cohorts are fighting on the wrong side of the field in order to retain power and create class and race warfare here in the U.S.

Excerpt: As many as 200 activists, some chanting “go Joe, go Joe,” rallied in Arizona on Saturday to support Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is facing a federal racial-profiling probe for his police sweeps against illegal immigrants. 

“Sheriff Joe is one of the very few guys who will enforce the immigration laws across this nation,” said Randy Hatch, who used a megaphone to rally supporters of Arpaio at a park in this northeast Phoenix valley city. “Every constitution and country that has ever existed has had to have sovereign borders,” he said to cheers from the crowd, some clutching placards reading “Sheriff Joe keeps us safe” and “illegal is illegal.” 

Arpaio has also been under fire for his treatment of prisoners in his jails. Last month, a federal appeals court noted that a requirement that inmates wear pink underwear may be unconstitutional when applied to those not convicted of a crime. 

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals took up the policy in reinstating a lawsuit against Arpaio and Maricopa County by the estate of a mentally ill man who died of heart problems in 2001, weeks after being forcibly dressed in the underwear. 

Supporters, though, said Arpaio’s tough treatment of detainees worked.

“He doesn’t want you to return so it’s not going to be a pleasant experience ” said Mark Renner, 50, who said he had served time in the Maricopa County jail system.

Read full Yahoo News article here.

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