Shut Down Arpaio's Tent City
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Sheriff Arpaio is not the 'toughest Sheriff' in America, he is the most inhumane. He refers to his outdoor prison that exposes inmates to the extreme heat and cold of desert weather as his own "concentration camp."
If you don't believe the quote above, you can watch the video caught by the makers of the new film Two Americans, here: http://bit.ly/arpaioup
The Puente Human Rights Movement and others are rallying for the tent city to be closed and for Arpaio to be brought to justice. The Sheriff has long made his name known for implementing chain gangs and seeking to humiliate inmates by having them wear pink underwear. The tent city he refers to is an outdoor prison where prisoners and those still awaiting trial are housed completely exposed to the 110+ degree summers and the freezing winters of the desert climate.
Most recently the Department of Justice concluded an investigation and sued the Sheriff for "the worst case of racial profiling" investigators had ever personally witnessed.
No one deserves the treatment inmates receive in Arpaio's prison. It's time for tent city to be shut down.
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