January 7, 2012 4:24 AM

Commentary: Sheriff Joe Arpaio may have failed at fighting crime

In the end, it may be children that finally rid Arizona of the bullying tactics of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The adults there certainly haven’t been able to do it. Many regard the longtime sheriff of Maricopa County as a disgrace to the badge he wears. Others, particularly conservatives, can’t get enough of his antics. Everyone from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has sung his praises. They like his brashness. He makes inmates wear pink underwear, prisoners live in tent cities and Latinos tremble.

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