Sorry for the lack of serious blogging, but I am not in the mood. Local 81-year-old woman accused of hoarding and eating cats by Maricopa County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Joe and this woman are perfect for each other.
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Our execrable sheriff Joe Arpaio conducted another of his famous roundups of people with brown skin. This time descending on an area landscaping company, our brave deputies zip-tied anyone who did not look Anglo-Saxon. To have their handcuffs removed, workers of Latin descent had to first provide proof that they were in the country legally. Note that there is no legal requirement that I know of that workers in this country carry proof of citizenship at all times, on the off-chance the local Gestapo will descend on them and demand to see their papers.
Deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office raided a Mesa
landscaping company early Wednesday morning, arresting nearly three
dozen people suspected of being in the country illegally.
The raid on offices of Artistic Land Management, on Main Street just
west of Dobson Road, happened about 4:30 a.m., according to one worker
who was handcuffed and detained before being released when he produced
documentation that he was in the country legally....
Juarez estimated about 35 workers were handcuffed with plastic zip-ties
while deputies checked for documents. Those who could provide proof
they were in the country legally were released, while others were put
on buses and taken away.
Frequent readers will know that I have little love for our self-aggrandizing, civil rights violating Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A recent Arizona Republic article wrote:
A veteran Republican lawmaker wants to know why a high-level chief for
the Maricopa County Sheriff has made recent trips to China.
Because China is Sheriff Joe's role model! It's telling that our sheriff sends his deputies on fact-finding missions to Latin American countries and China to learn new policing techniques. Also, the article gets into some of the increasingly weird dealings in the Sheriff Joe's infatuation with facial recognition software.