The Common Good

Notorious Arizona Sheriff has Federal Immigration Enforcement Role Revoked

Living in Maricopa County, Arizona, we are used to seeing our Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, in the headlines, even national ones. Staying in the public purview seems to be a large part of his perceived duties as our county's top law enforcement official. From the pink underwear for male inmates to the female chain gangs and Tent City, or the arrests of critical newspaper owners and the parading of immigrant detainees in front of media cameras, not forgetting the 'training' trips to Honduras for sheriff deputies or the all-volunteer 'posse' and the multiple investigations of civil rights abuses, racial profiling and now even money laundering

Sojourners relies on the support of readers like you to sustain our message and ministry.

Related Stories

Resources

Like what you're reading? Get Sojourners E-Mail updates!

Sojourners Comment Community Covenant

I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect for every member of the Sojourners online community, especially toward those with whom I disagree, even if I feel disrespected by them. (Romans 12:17-21)

I will express my disagreements with other community members' ideas without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally. (Matthew 5:22)

I will not exaggerate others' beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt. (Ephesians 4:29)

I will hold others accountable by clicking "report" on comments that violate these principles, based not on what ideas are expressed but on how they're expressed. (2 Thessalonians 3:13-15)

I understand that comments reported as abusive are reviewed by Sojourners staff and are subject to removal. Repeat offenders will be blocked from making further comments. (Proverbs 18:7)