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Sheriffs Join Hate Group on Southern Border

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Lindsay Schubiner

This Friday, sheriffs from around the country will converge in McAllen, Texas, for a two-day border event led by the largest anti-immigrant hate group in the United States, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

Going Undercover in Jailhouse USA

Alexander Reynolds | Posted 07.31.2015 | Crime
Alexander Reynolds

Arrested, cuffed and booked, I was close enough to share the same breath as the lower depths of modern day America. Child molesters. Rapists. Murderers. Nazis. Gangbangers. Drug dealers. Thieves. Recidivists. Taxpayers. Voters. Citizens. People who were just like you and me.

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Admits Private Investigation Into Judge's Wife

AP | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio dropped a bombshell in court Thursday when he said his former lawyer had hired a private investigator to look into the wife...

PETA's Newest Partnership Raises Red Flags

The HuffPost Show | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.21.2015 | HPSN

PETA made headlines this week when it joined forces with former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson and controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio to push f...

Sheriff Arpaio Admits Violating Court Order In Racial Profiling Case

AP | Jacques Billeaud | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for immigration crackdowns and a defiant political style has offered to publicly apologize and fork out mone...

Arpaio To Seek Seventh Term

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

Jan 30 (Reuters) - Controversial Phoenix area sheriff Joe Arpaio told supporters Friday he would run for a seventh term at the helm of law enforceme...

Federal Judge Throws Out Sheriff Arpaio's Immigration Suit Against Obama

Reuters | Eric Walsh | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit brought against Barack Obama by an Arizona police chief who called the U...

Joe Arpaio May Face Contempt Charges

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge moved a step closer to pursuing possible contempt charges against Arizona la...

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Considering A Run For Governor Of Arizona

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Polarizing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a Republican, said Wednesday that he is considering a run for governor of Arizona. The Elect Sherif...

Sheriff Arpaio: Tancredo 'Will Make Illegal Immigration Front Page News'

Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

Though his "Viva Tancredo" slogan might have appeared to be an appeal to Latino voters, Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo risks...

Arpaio Sticks It To Inmates On Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has planned a particularly economical meal for the roughly 7,500 to 10,000 inmates in his jail system thi...

Arpaio Faces More Scrutiny Over Racial Profiling

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

(Adds comment from Arpaio and plaintiffs attorneys, details and background) By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Oct 2 (Reuters) ...

Arpaio Requiring His Deputies To Carry AR-15s At All Times, Fight Crime Even When They're Off Duty

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona announced Thursday he will start requiring his deputies to carry AR-15s at all times and expects them t...

Man With Weapons Threatens Anchors Over Arias Coverage: Cops

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 07.23.2013 | Crime

PHOENIX -- A New York man has been arrested on allegations that he made threats on Twitter against two Turner Broadcasting anchors who angered him wit...

Arpaio Suspends Controversial Crackdowns

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX -- An Arizona sheriff who led the way for local police across the country to take up immigration enforcement is reconsidering his crackdowns &...

Key Figures In Racial Profiling Case Explored

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Key figures in a lawsuit that alleges that an Arizona sheriff's office has racially profiled Latinos in its immigration patrols. A judge ru...

Joe Arpaio Violated Latinos' Rights, Judge Rules

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX, May 24 (Reuters) - Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in his crackdown on illegal immigration, a ...

Immigration Reform: Respect Arizona and Recall Sheriff Arpaio (VIDEO)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

While Senate leaders, including Arizona's John McCain and Jeff Flake, hammered out immigration reform details last month, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio reminded the nation how rogue law enforcement can still undercut legislative efforts for a pathway to citizenship.

Arpaio Admits He 'Could Lose' In Recall Challenge

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

In a fundraising email to supporters, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he "could lose" if faced with a recall election. "The fight to recall...

Group Tries To Run Arpaio Out Of Town

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

Some of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's foes are rallying together to remove him from office. A group of organizers from Respect Arizona say t...

Controversial Sheriff Makes Inmates Pay For Jail Food

Posted 03.04.2013 | Crime

There's no such thing as a free lunch and for inmates in jails around Phoenix, there won't be free breakfasts or dinner either. Sheriff Joe Arpaio...

Joe Arpaio 'Would Love' To Take Immigrant Detainees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff and outspoken immigration hawk Joe Arpaio said Immigration and Customs Enforcement is welcome to send over undocumente...

Who Will Protect the Students From the Guards?

Jason Silverstein | Posted 03.04.2013 | Education
Jason Silverstein

If we intensify the policing of schools without eliminating racial disparities in criminal justice, we will only intensify the burden some children are forced to bear in the name of saving others.

Arpaio Makes Eyebrow-Raising Proposal After Massacre

Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff has announced plans to deploy an armed volunteer posse to protect Phoenix-area students...

Arpaio Accepted Award From Confederate Heritage Group

Salon | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

While Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was denying allegations of racial profiling last year, he was accepting an award from The Sons of C...