Thursday, January 14, 2010

Attorney General Holder Looks to Nail ‘America's Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio

A federal grand jury in Arizona began hearing a federal prosecutor’s allegations that the popular Maricopa County sheriff, Joe Arpaio abused his authority. Sheriff Arpaio garnered national attention with his tough immigration enforcement and, to many Americans, is known as "America's Sheriff."

The Department of Justice is investigating Sheriff Arpaio for abuse of power and his questionable conduct aimed at local officials who routinely oppose his no-nonsense brand of policing and jail managing.

Almost immediately after being installed in the White House, members of the national security team such as Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have targeted Arpaio, who is vilified by advocates of open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens.