Monday, October 12, 2009

Keeping Arpaio Quiet and Benign

No one slapped his hand, not really. He has not been recalled, or asked to resign (which is a surprise), but the Obama bureaucracy has found a way to keep him contained - sort of. Changing the rules to make them more humanitarian should not be affected by Arpaio's ranting and raving. What Napolitano needs to do is take away any power he may have to conduct immigration raids... Don't let his temper tantrums guide your decisions Ms. Napolitano.
Published: October 11, 2009
New York Times Editorial

All last week the people of Phoenix witnessed public outbursts by their sheriff, Joe Arpaio, as he railed against the Department of Homeland Security for supposedly trying to limit his ability to enforce federal immigration laws. He vowed to keep scouring Maricopa County for people whose clothing, accents and behavior betrayed them as likely illegal immigrants. He said he had already nabbed more than 32,000 people that way, and announced his next immigrant sweep for Oct. to complete article

link to image - from t-shirt sold by Pheonix New Times- interesting that on the advertisement, they use people with blue eyes...

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