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Illegal aliens held in Arizona never have a nice day Six members of the First Unitarian Society of Schenectady recently returned from Phoenix, Ariz., where we bore witness to the horrible conditions in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Tent City” detention center. Sheriff Arpaio refers to this facility as his “private concentration camp,” which is not much of an exaggeration. The day we stood in vigil outside the facility, the high temperature was 107 degrees. We had ...


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albright1
July 1, 2012
5:55 p.m.

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Lois and Don Porter,

You two are liars of the first order. Every single inhabitant of the Tent City is a convicted criminal. Try to make your point....but don't lie.

wmarincic
July 1, 2012
7:36 p.m.

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Lois and Don Porter,

Tell that to the woman that was kidnapped and raped in Saratoga or the people killed by illegals. What about the legal immigrants that wait years and learn the language before comming here? Obama is wrong and you two are wrong, period, end of story.

Will1960
July 1, 2012
9:17 p.m.

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@albright1

The Maricopa County jail system, administered by Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, holds about 9,000 inmates, 70 percent of whom are pre-trial detainees.

http://www.ipsnews.net/2009/05/migration...

Before you charge these folks as liars, it wouldn't hurt to do a little research on the claim that most of these prisoners are pre-trial defendents. So what's your proof that Don and Lois Porter are wrong with their facts? They took the time, money and effort to visit this concentration camp in person. What's the source of your claim? I knew when I read their letter to the editor that this morning they would generate a lot of hate E-mails but try to come back with a rebuttle with a little more substance than just name calling.

albright1
July 2, 2012
6:18 a.m.

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Will, If you would simply go to the Maricopa County Jail system website...http://www.mcso.org/JailInformation/TentCity.aspx... you would easily see that only sentenced inmates are housed at the facility.

Don and Lois have an agenda. That is to portray the local sheriff as a wild eyed crazy man. In order to further that goal, they needed to make up facts saying that... "The people in this detention center have not been accused or convicted of a crime."....

That my friend is a bald faced lie. Pure and simple.

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