July 17, 2012 |
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn't laughing at George Lopez's new one-man show on HBO in which the comedian blasts the Maricopa County lawman for his position on immigration and his "birther" stance. In fact, Arpaio is daring the comedian, via the media, to stop hiding behind the mike and "meet me face to face. " The controversial sheriff said he and his wife were flipping through the channels Saturday night when they paused to linger on Lopez's show, "George: It's Not Me, It's You. " Arpaio said he was shocked at the potty-mouthed language coming from the comedian and switched to another channel without realizing the diatribe was aimed at him. An Arizona reporter helpfully filled Arpaio in on the details.
May 13, 2012
Re "Federal officials sue Arizona lawman," May 11 I can only hope that this lawsuit is the beginning of the end of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The man has no business in law enforcement. He has demonstrated time and again his bias against nonwhites. Under his questionable leadership the sheriff's department has engaged in numerous instances of racial profiling, according to theU.S. Department of Justice. He has gone on record to align himself with the "birther" movement, whose members cannot accept the fact that a black man is in the White House.
May 10, 2012 |
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Arizona department, alleging that he and his deputies engaged in racial profiling of Latinos. Arpaio, who has proclaimed himself America's toughest sheriff, has grabbed headlines for his focus on immigration enforcement. Last year, the Justice Department issued a scathing report that concluded that his deputies routinely engaged in discriminatory and unconstitutional law enforcement, conducting immigration sweeps instead of investigating crimes, including reports of sexual abuse.
May 10, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice sued Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Phoenix law enforcement department Thursday alleging a pattern of abuse and racism against Latinos, especially immigrants, and asking a federal judge to force the 20-year, often outspoken and brazen sheriff to stop racially profiling Latinos and abusing them in his jails. "The police are supposed to protect and support our community, not divide them," said...
May 10, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, asking a federal court to prevent the brazen and outspoken lawman from racially profiling Latinos, abusing them in his jails and retaliating against his critics. "The police are supposed to protect and support our community, not divide them," said Assistant Atty. Gen. Thomas E. Perez, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division. "This is an abuse of power case involving a sheriff and a sheriff's office that has ignored the Constitution.
May 10, 2012 |
At least in some parts of Arizona's Maricopa County -- especially in predominantly Latino communities -- a collective sigh of relief was let out Thursday as people learned of the Department of Justice's lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio. “People have been saying, 'Finally, justice has come,' ” Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox told the Los Angeles Times. Justice officials allege that Arpaio and his Phoenix law enforcement department exercised a pattern of abuse and racism against Latinos, especially immigrants.
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March 8, 2012 |
"America's toughest sheriff" is facing a new threat of punishment in the death of a mentally ill jail inmate forced to don pink underwear. The jail dress code imposed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., so traumatized schizophrenic detainee Eric Vogel that it may have caused his death from heart failure, two coroner's officials concluded, and their testimony should have been presented to a jury that rejected a wrongful death claim in...
March 1, 2012 |
And you thought the “birther” movement was dead. Not in Arizona, where Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio held a news conference Thursday to reveal the preliminary results of an investigation into the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate. Obama released the long-form certificate last year in an attempt to quiet critics -- including Donald Trump - who claimed he was born outside the United States and was therefore ineligible to become president. The White House considers the matter settled.
January 9, 2012
It was no surprise to learn last week that Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., will seek reelection. The 79-year-old sheriff has shrugged off lawsuits, investigations and allegations that he practices unconstitutional policing that routinely violates the rights of Latinos. Arpaio regards all of that as a political campaign led by those who seek to use him "as the whipping boy for a national and international problem. " So why not run? In one sense, Arpaio is right. Congress' failure to provide a comprehensive fix to the nation's irrational immigration system has fueled widespread frustration among Republicans and Democrats alike.
December 26, 2011
Arizona's Joe Re "Arpaio critics speak out," Dec. 23 I am angered by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the racist behavior of his deputies in Arizona. For officers to humiliate detained persons by dressing them in pink underwear and serving them discolored meat is immoral. Even worse is the deputy who allegedly ran over another man with his patrol car. This is not unlike the behavior of the men who dragged a black man to death behind their truck in Texas a few years ago. Worse is the fact that GOP presidential candidates sought Arpaio's endorsement.