Sheriff Arpaio Gets His Own TV Show And An Online Revolt Ensues
By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has become famous for his made-for-TV antics, like forcing inmates to use pink underwear, and his immigration enforcement fervor, which has drawn heavy criticism from civil rights advocates. Now, he’s getting his own FOX reality show and pro-immigrant organizations are not happy.
In response to the FOX Reality Channel’s announced launch of Smile, You’re Under Arrest!, America’s Voice is gathering support for a petition which asks the Department of Justice to investigate Arpaio “for gross civil rights violations in the name of immigration enforcement.”
Arpaio is a controversial figure in his home of Maricopa County (which encompasses Phoenix) and way beyond.