Atlanta sheriff called 'hero' by some, 'racist' by others


By Andria Simmons
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — Over the past two years, Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren has been referred to as a hero, a racist and a few other things unfit to print.

That's because his department's partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, which allows deputies to detain inmates suspected of being in the country illegally, has stirred the passions of immigration reform advocates as well as citizens who want current immigration laws enforced.

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