On Friday, Puente Movement in Arizona launched “Arrest Arpaio Not the People,” a campaign which seeks to get Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrested and charged with criminal offenses for the abuse of immigrant detainees. The group protested in front of the Sheriff’s office and said today’s protest Is the first of what will become bi-monthly rallies until the Arpaio is brought to justice,
“Our children deserve to grow up without nightmares of Arpaio and his ski-masked sheriffs. Federal immigration programs in Maricopa County took Arpaio’s long track record of abuse and launched it to monstrous proportions,” explained Carlos Garcia of the Puente Movement in a prepared statement. “Sheriffs are not above the law. Arpaio needs to be brought to justice for what he’s done to our communities.
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