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Arizona Republic's Lame, Naive Solution to the Joe Arpaio Problem: Defund Sweeps

Does the Arizona Republic give a flip about these victims of Arpaio and Montgomery? Their loved ones were nabbed in a work site raid, not a sweep

The gaggle of physics professors over at the Arizona Republic's editorial board have outdone themselves, this time with a solution to Sheriff Joe Arpaio's racial-profiling ways.

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Ready? Here goes: Stop funding Arpaio's controversial anti-immigration sweeps.

Great idea, dudes and dudettes, you're only about, oh, five or six years late. Also, Arpaio's last sweep took place back in October of 2011, more than a year and a half-ago.

I can't wait for the Rep's next thought-provoking essay on the Reagan administration's arms-for-hostages scandal.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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