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Monday, August 17th, 2015

U.S. court throws out Arizona sheriff’s immigration policy challenge

*Arpaio says he would be hampered by Obama’s executive actions because they would produce more crime. An appeals court said, no. Arpaio says he wants a supreme Court hearing. VL By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by an Arizona sheriff who argued

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Sheriff Arpaio drops court bombshell: His office investigated judge and his wife

*If you thought things couldn’t get worse for Sheriff Joe, you didn’t know Sheriff Joe. The wife of the Judge presiding over his contempt hearing allegedly said she didn’t want to see Arpaio reelected, so he investigated...

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Arpaio contempt hearing today: Intent is key

*There’s been speculation as to whether Sheriff Arpaio could go to jail on the contempt charge. This is a civil case, and Arpaio’s lawyers are hoping for a settlement where the sSheriff would contribute $100 thousand to...

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Court largely upholds racial-profiling ruling against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

*Sheriff Joe Arpaio keeps losing appeals. He’s now been deposed in advance of a contempt hearing. VL By  Megan Cassidy, The Republic A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals largely upheld a federal judge’s...

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Could Sheriff Joe Arpaio End Up Wearing Pink Underwear In His Own Jail?

*A little “inside baseball” in the Joe Arpaio contempt story. At first Sherriff Joe refused to admitt that he and his Sheriff’s department actively engaged in profiling. Last week he changed his playbook and admitted that he...

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Arpaio’s contempt could mean payout for profiled victims

*Things clear and unclear: there is videotaped evidence, corroborated by interviews, that Arpaio’s deputies continued to profile for undocumented immigrants after a federal judge ruled that the practice must stop. What’s unclear is how many immigrants were...

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Judge blocks sheriff Joe Arpaio’s raids on undocumented workers in Arizona

*This is good, kinda. The federal ruling says Arpaio’s raids are probably unconstitutional. So a judge stopped them. We’ll see if this preeliminary injunction holds up. VL   By Rory Carroll, The Guardian A federal judge has...

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Activists criticize Ariz. Republican for Latino and Muslim jokes at roast of Joe Arpaio

By Arturo Garcia, The Raw Story An Arizona state lawmaker’s material in a roast of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio centered almost exclusively on Latinos, Muslims and Asians, according to audio published on Wednesday by the Southern Poverty...

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Latina conference to Ariz. sheriff: Stay away

By Associated Press/AZFamily PHOENIX (AP) — America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff has been told to stay away from a national Latina conference when it comes to Phoenix. Organizers with the National Hispanic Women’s Conference told Maricopa County Sheriff...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Federal Judge Imposes Monitor on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Office

By Valeria Fernandez, New America Media PHOENIX, Ariz. — Daniel Magos was relieved when a federal judge found last May that Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office engaged in racial profiling of Latinos during traffic stops and patrol operations....

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Joe Arpaio opposes federal monitor to oversee changes after profiling ruling

By Associated Press PHOENIX — Outspoken Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is opposing the appointment of an independent monitor and other moves to address a judge’s finding that his agency racially profiled Latinos, according to a court filing...

Friday, July 26th, 2013

As Feds Slow Deportations, Arpaio Continues Ariz. Raids

By Valeria Fernandez, New America Media PHOENIX – Miguel Venegas was certain he was being driven to the border for eventual deportation. But instead, federal immigration authorities let him off at a bus stop in downtown Phoenix, where...

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Recall Bid Against Arizona sheriff Faces Tough Odds

By Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press/NBCLatino PHOENIX (AP) — Volunteers set up a table outside a music festival one day last month togather signatures for a drive to oust the notoriously polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix. The venue, with its...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Mail Bomb Sent to Arizona Sheriff Arpaio

By Associated Press/Boston Globe PHOENIX — Arizona ­authorities say a package to ­Sheriff Joe Arpaio would have exploded if opened, leading to serious injuries or death. Maricopa County Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan made the comment on Friday...

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