Arpaio: tough on crime, not terribly concerned with civil rights

File this under why I’m a libertarian.

APNewsBreak: Feds say Arpaio violated civil rights

People! Having to give your McDonald’s order to someone with a limited grasp of English is annoying. Getting pulled over without probable cause and arrested without charges and forced into solitary confinement is fucking terrifying. I’m sure the person who called in the complaint about the McDonald’s workers feels like they don’t need to stand up for civil rights because they’re protected from police abuses by their race and class. But we middle-class white people are not as safe as we think we are. When you’re applauding police for being tough on crime, remember that every day more activities are included in “crime.” Are you going to applaud these measures when they’re turned on you?

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