Ariz. sheriff illegally discriminated against Hispanics, Justice Dept. alleges

I wonder how this is going to play out. I also wonder how many other law enforcement personnel will be implicated. This is sad on so many levels. I just hope that justice is served on all those involved.

The Justice Department on Thursday accused a controversial Arizona sheriff known for tough immigration enforcement of widespread discrimination against Hispanics, saying Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s department illegally detained Hispanic residents and denied them critical services in jail.

That report was followed hours later by a Department of Homeland Security announcement that it was terminating the sheriff’s participation in a federal-state program to enforce immigration laws.

The actions against America’s self-styled “toughest sheriff” highlighted the Obama administration’s increasingly aggressive enforcement of civil rights laws in areas ranging from police brutality to voting rights.

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