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Published: Wednesday, May 7 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Rockyrd
Gilbert, AZ

I'm glad Arpaio finally complied with something. Unfortunately, those outside of the state of Arizona don't have a good grasp on the real Arpaio and how he has cost the tax payers of the state millions in his attempts to gain notoriety. He shut down the entire computer system of the Superior Court just because he could. He did the same thing with the community college system's computer system just before registration, again, just because he could. I think and hope the voters of Maricopa Country are finally seeing through the hype.I could go on, but do want to keep my comments civil.

Copacetic
Logan, UT

@ Rockyrd:

Given the information age we're currently living in, I'm quite certain those of us who live outside of Arizona are able to get a good grasp on Sheriff Arpaio doings. And the truth is, many of us are ardent fans of his and for the principles he has the guts to stand for. Not enough people in authority currently do. They seem to get cow-towed by societal pressures of liberal political correctness, no matter how incorrect those ideas sometimes are.

The liberal democrats in Arizona won't stop with this until they have the sheriff and his employees essentially unable to make any stops of Hispanics, no matter how justified. They apparently want preferential treatment for them.

But in truth, if a certain segment or ethnic group proves to be responsible for most of certain types of crime within a sector, then racial profiling has a useful and valid purpose in helping law enforcement. For example, knowing that Middle Easterners are currently responsible for most regional terrorism, it's only common sense to watch and check them more closely in attempting to avoid additional terrorism. As they say, if the shoe fits...

Eliyahu
Pleasant Grove, UT

This may come as a shock to "Copacetic" and others, but most people in the US do not take pride in a sheriff who openly boasts of running his jail as badly as the Constitution will permit and who treats the county where he serves as if it were his personal fiefdom. People should not have to fear the police because of the color of their skin or the accent in their voice. Similarly, it makes for poor law enforcement when officers presume that minorities are responsible for crimes when there are no indicators of who actually perpetrated it. That's just plain ol' racism rearing its ugly head again.

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