Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, when asked about a recent DOJ report alleging that he has essentially institutionalized mass civil rights violations, says that he is the real victim . . . and the perpetrators are protesters.
“We don’t go after anybody. Actually, they go after me. They’re demonstrating in front of my building, calling me every kind of name. If you want to talk about civil-rights violations, what about that?”
Adam Serwer suggests this bizarre understanding of the law might explain why Arpaio has been known wage criminal investigations against the people who criticize him. More likely: Arpaio is shamelessly posturing.