What a lovely piece of one-sided drivel. You so clearly paint the picture of the innocent victims and the brutal oppressive sheriff.
What's sad is that fools like you, who have never outgrown the adolescent need to defy authority, can't see that Arpaio is doing his job by enforcing the law. You're more interested in rhetoric than what is best for the community. Example: You categorized Arpaio as being anti-immigrant. He has done nothing to justify that statement. He enforces the immigration laws that are on the books. In that respect, he is "anti-illegal immigrant". Of course, that trivial little word is suspiciously absent in your opinion piece disguised as real news.
Let me ask you this: is it legal to drive with a license plate that is not illuminated? How did these deputies know that she was "brown" if it was dark enough to know that her license plate light was out? Why did she make a break for her door rather than approaching the deputies like anybody else would have? What was the immigration status of the people who were afraid to drive to work? On a side note, what happens if an illegal immigrant totals your car? Does he/she have insurance? Almost certainly not. Let's say you are among the millions of *legal* immigrant workers who can only afford liability insurance, and now you have no way to get to work? Now, an immigrant family, who is here legally, who went through the legal process, as did my grandfather, is impacted by an individual who is here illegally. Does that seem fair to you? Does it seem fair to any other of the millions of *legal* immigrants who waited their turn and followed the immigration process?
Is it legal to honk your horn arbitrarily? Is it legal to drive without a license? Is it legal to drive with a broken tail light? Is it legal to, rather than pulling over immediately, pull into your mother's yard? How about "failure to dim" one's high beams, is that legal?
Small towns like Guadalupe enter into contracts with counties for law enforcement services because they cannot afford to employ a police department themselves. It is not up to a mayor of a small town to tell the sheriff who patrols their streets to ignore certain laws, while enforcing others. I fully support Arpaio in calling her bluff. Her removal seems perfectly justified, not for "raising the ire" of the evil Joe Arpaio, but for showing by example, as a government official, that certain laws are OK to ignore if you disagree with them.
Your amateurish rant in the local rag, more famous for its ads for hookers than the relevance of its articles, does nothing more than expose you as a wannabe political hack.