The ink was barely dry on the U.S. Department of Justice's stinging rebuke of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's law enforcement outrages when another tragedy occurred at one of his jails. It is the type of story that keeps coming out of Phoenix with mind-numbing regularity.
Ernest “Marty” Atencio, aged 44, is lying near death at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. He is being kept alive by machines until his family completes their heart-wrenching good-byes. The family, in fact, is already speaking of their loved one in the past tense, stating that he was murdered by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.