These Are Human Beings! A very telling picture of the current debate on immigration appeared before our local (San Diego) television cameras on Tuesday. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, of Maricopa County, Arizona, where Phoenix is located spoke to a sold out crowd at the Rancho Bernardo Country Club. Arpaio proudly calls himself the "toughest sheriff in the nation" and is famous for his tent jail in the desert where inmates are "housed" in the 135 degree desert heat. Even before SB1070 was passed, Arpaio was famous for sweeps in Hispanic neighborhoods where he would arrest people on the slightest pretext and check their immigration status. This is blatant racial profiling. Read more.