Feds Drop Joe Arpaio Criminal Investigation

LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 19: Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is interviewed before speaking at a Tea Party Express rally at Stoney's Rockin' Country October 19, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tour, part of an initiative to get conservatives elected to the House and Senate, will move across country and conclude on November 1, 2010 in Concord, New Hampshire the day before the contentious mid-term elections. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Photo: Ethan Miller/2010 Getty Images

In a surprise move, federal authorities announced late yesterday they were cutting short a four year-long criminal investigation into every immigrant’s (both legal and non) worst nightmare: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Returning home from the Tampa Republican National Convention, “America’s Toughest Sheriff” (and major racial profiling fanbasked in his vindication: “They did their investigation, they didn’t find enough probable cause and they didn’t bring an indictment. We don’t go around framing anybody. My people are not crooks.” Mostly