Sheriff Joe Arpaio spoke to the PAChyderm Coalition last night about illegal immigration and the County Supervisors' power grabs. He said the Supervisors are trying to take away the County Attorney's constitutional authority, and watch out, they'll come after the Sheriff's constitutional authority next. He warned the audience to beware of politicians who try to take over other powers. He said the Supervisors didn't like him enforcing illegal immigration laws, so he went to the legislature to get the law changed, and did. After that, the Supervisors have still tried to stop him from enforcing illegal immigration by withholding money from him. Fortunately, after battling the Supervisors, he was able to keep the $1.6 million from the legislature for combating illegal immigration. They still took $11 million from him, and they took away the County Attorney's legal department.
Arpaio said that Democrat Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox was the main one opposing his funding. He compared the food at her restaurant to the food at his jails, and noted that her restaurant has received three violations, enough to put it out of business.