Investigating Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Friday, September 03, 2010

In a serious investigation into controversial sheriff, Joe Apraio, the U.S. justice department is trying to decide if he violated Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids discrimination related to any program that receives federal funds. If this is not resolved, federal funding to the sheriff's department in Phoenix could be pulled. Arpaio is resisting the justice department and refusing to cooperate in their investigation. Phoenix bureau chief for The New York Times, Marc Lacey reports on the showdown and public perception of the Maricopa County sheriff.

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Marc Lacey

Comments [1]

Ben Alexander from Bellvue, CO - USA

Dear Take Away,

I think your listeners would like to hear a thought provoking, entertaining song about Sheriff Joe Arpaio the next time (and I'm sure there will be a next time) you report about him on your show. It would be a good way to set the stage for any such report. If this interest you please let me know where to send a copy of the song, either as an email attachment, or I could mail you a CD. I wrote the song after spending the winter of 2007-08 in Arizona and hearing about Sheriff Joe every evening on the local news. Thanks.

Kind Regards,

Ben Alexander
Never Summer Entertainment
http://bensranchmusicblog.blogspot.com/

Sep. 08 2010 05:09 PM

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