Retired Police Sergeant Paul Penzone, now ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s replacement as top sheriff in Maricopa County, referred to illegal aliens as “guests” in our country, in a recent television interview.
Penzone defeated legendary Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona when ‘Sheriff Joe’ suffered an election defeat after serving the county from 1993 to 2017.
Sheriff Paul Penzone took over the office Sunday, Jan. 1st, and was officially sworn in on Wednesday.
Penzone’s attitude is in stark contrast to the that of his predecessor’s, who was nationally recognized for his tough stance on illegal immigration.
Penzone said, “It’s an organization that’s had one form of leadership for 24 years so being a new person coming into that it can be challenging or in some ways uncomfortable to getting to know each other but that hasn’t been the case.”
Penzone added, “The top priority is addressing the issue of the federal monitors and meeting those objectives and those outcomes. We have to do that we can’t move forward until we’ve gotten on the same page, so I look forward to working with the ACLU. I will forward to working with the DOJ on the monitors and getting everybody on the same page so this community can be in a better place.”
He also said Arpaio’s policy of making prisoners wear pink underwear is “nonsense”.
H/T: ABC TV 15
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