Organizers from the Hispanic Women’s Corporation denied Arpaio’s office the opportunity to host a recruitment booth at their conference for Latina Professionals.
And he is truly surprised at the decision.
The Sheriff who says that he wants to bring more Latinos into his department has made the claim that voices of this ethnic group were “being silenced” by this action.
Arpaio accused the Hispanic organization in charge of the conference of ‘playing politics’ with his office and targeting him.
Ironically, a federal judge found the Maricopa County Sheriff guilty in May of this year of racially profiling Hispanics, a sizable demographic in Arizona and targeting them.
The self-proclaimed ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ has a history of discriminating against the Latino community, even after his office lost that authority in 2009.
And Arpaio is also a seminal birther, challenging President Obama on his citizenship status. Good thing Barack Obama wasn’t driving through Maricopa County a decade ago. Hypothetically speaking.
Watch a report by 3TV in Arizona: