The left crafts news to fit sensationalized agenda
It’s no secret that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio irks the open borders liberals. But the popular official, elected to an unprecedented five four-year terms, goes about his duties of law enforcement resilient to the flak being thrown in his direction. He’s a committed career lawman, who retired after world-wide assignments with the federal DEA — culminated by heading up the agency’s Arizona office.
The daily newspaper, known to our readers as The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic), eviscerates the sheriff at every turn. But the news about him arresting a little girl is so over the top as to be laughable, if it wasn’t such a seriously flawed and intentionally mischaracterized report of the incident.
The child was not arrested. She was picked up with 15 other illegal aliens — all claiming to be Mexican nationals — using Arizona as portal to fan out across the United States. “She’s been turned over to ICE to try to determine where she’s from. She told us she’s from El Salvador,“ said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Hegstrom.
The crucial facts missing from the sensationalized report is that the little girl was apparently unaccompanied by her parents. The Sheriff’s officers took protective custody of the child and turned her over to juvenile authorities, since no one admitted knowing who or where her parents were. Further, they all claimed to know nothing about the 6-year-old. Would the liberals have preferred the abandoned child be left to fend for herself on the streets when the pack of illegals with whom she was traveling were arrested?
“Where was she going? What are they going to do with her? We’re trying to get to the bottom of this right now,” Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. We enforce the human-smuggling laws here,” he stated. “Every chance I can get to take action on my own without turning them over to ICE, I do. Especially with the new policy the president has.”
The impoverished illegals — whom we are told desperately risk their lives in the desert heat to seek American jobs — paid their co-conspirator coyotes as much as $3,500 each to be unlawfully transported into the United States. And the child’s parents? Their whereabouts and identity are anybody’s guess.
Even pro-illegal extremists would have to admit there is something very wrong with this picture. And it has nothing to do with Sheriff Joe Arpaio.