One of the clearest examples of this has long been in Arizona, where a sheriff, in the name of stopping illegal immigration, has built a near gulag, including chain-gangs, in which anyone accused of a crime in impressed. He arrests politicians who disagree with his methods. A short rundown can be found here.
This is the man that, I expect, the Tea Party right will try to get elected Governor of AZ, yet they complain about "tyranny" in getting people health care. Mind boggling.