Violent Crime Up Under Sheriff Arpaio.

Via Elise Foley comes another myth-busting graph from the pro-immigration group America's Voice Online, which shows that crime has gone up drastically in Maricopa County while dropping in the rest of Arizona despite (because of?) the draconian anti-immigrant policies of its conservative celebrity sheriff, Joe Arpaio:

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Jack Harris, the police chief in Phoenix, where crime has gone down 14 percent since 2002, wrote a declaration supporting the Justice Department's lawsuit against Arizona over SB 1070 saying, "deterring, investigating, and solving serious and violent crimes and it would be impossible to do our job without the collaboration and support of community members, even though they may be in the country unlawfully."

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