Are You "Outrage[d]" About Kids Without Parents Found in a Van by Sheriff's Deputies?

If you follow the advice of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (heh), you're supposed to be outraged right now.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies pulled over a couple vehicles full o' illegal immigrants Tuesday night and found two kiddos in there -- a brother and sister, ages 5 and 6.

The sheriff's office says the parents didn't come with the youngsters to the U.S., the kids didn't know which state they were being taken to, and they didn't know any of the 20 other people they were with.

Arpaio says there should be "public outrage" over this, and called it ironic that anyone would say he treats children poorly.

"How ironic that only last week I was publicly criticized for how I treat children who are here in this country illegally," Arpaio says. "Will there be any public outrage about how these parents treated these particular children? I doubt it."

Aside from the youngsters protesting Arpaio last week over his immigration policies, there are also the 400-plus bungled sex crimes at his office, which may have something to do with people's perception of how Arpaio treats children.

The stories of several of those children are covered in a New Times cover story on the subject.

On the other hand, deputies found two kids in a van with a bunch of strangers, and Arpaio wants you to be mad at their parents instead of him.

Are you outraged now?

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