Friday, September 3, 2010

Heck of a Job, Joe

Via Crooks and Liars, this wonderful chart of crime rates in Arizona:

If you can read this, you will see that crime rates are down everywhere in Arizona, except one place, where they have skyrocketed. That would be the county which has chosen to employ Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the right's poster boy for "tough" (i.e. sadistic) law enforcement.

It doesn't seem that surprising to me that when government officials have no respect for the law, the constitution, or even common human decency, criminals decide that it's okay to act the same way. Thanks a lot, Joe, and all of your many right wing fans, for the world that you are bringing us.

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