publication date: Saturday, April 25, 2009 (part of Round XXXIX)
clue: He may be associated with pink undergarments, but Amnesty International and the ACLU agree with him that he's America's toughest sheriff.
explanation: Arpaio, self-styled as "America's Toughest Sheriff," was criticized for harsh, physically cruel treatment of prisoners by several organizations. Forcing prisoners to wear pink underwear to deter theft was his most famous policy. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, Jason Lemler, and Vicki Moore