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Jodi Arias Can Still Face Death Penalty

AP | Posted 07.31.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge denied a motion from Jodi Arias' defense team this week to have the death penalty removed as a sentencing option for the woma...

Member Of Arias' Defense Gets Banned From Visiting Jail

Posted 03.18.2014 | Crime

An Arizona sheriff's office barred a member of Jodi Arias' defense team from visiting her in jail, because the aide allegedly tried to smuggle a drawi...

Sheriff To Be Monitored After Racial Profiling Accusation

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX — PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the appointment of an independent monitor and a community advisory board to ensu...

Arpaio Racial Profiling Ruling Delayed By Judge

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX -- A federal judge delayed a ruling in the racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office Friday as both sides remain at odds over ...

Sheriff's Employee Shot In Driveway, Wounded

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Crime

PHOENIX -- Police say a detention officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona has died after being shot in the driveway of his home. ...

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 ...

Arizona's Election Promise: Record Early Latino Vote Taking on Sheriff Arpaio Just the Beginning of Historic Shift

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Outside the Maricopa County Recorder's Office, after the Citizens for a Better Arizona turned in more than 3,000 ballots collected from area voters, Parraz hailed the record turn out and predicted, "Sheriff Arpaio is going to be in for a surprise tomorrow night."

Elise Foley

Ousting Arpaio: Arizona Democrats Blueprint 'Team Awesome' With Local Focus | Elise Foley | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX -- About a year and a half ago, a firefighter named Danny Valenzuela decided to run for Phoenix City Council. He went to Grand Canyon Universi...

Major Arpaio Failures Revealed In Sex Crime Case Review

The Arizona Republic | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

In the spring of 2007, a 17-year-old Mesa girl reported to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office that she had been repeatedly sexually abused by her fa...

Haunting Ad Goes After Joe Arpaio For Mishandling Sex Crimes

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has made a name for himself as a birther and an immigration hardliner. A new ad from his Democratic opponent, Paul ...

Joe Arpaio's Office Arrests 6-Year-Old Alleged Undocumented Immigrant

Posted 08.17.2012 | Crime

On the same day that President Obama announced a policy that will make it easier for young undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States, Mar...

Arpaio Is Not the Victim

Paul Penzone | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Paul Penzone

The self-appointed "toughest sheriff" has become too tough to stomach for more and more residents of Maricopa County, and the frantic desperation seen from Joe Arpaio recently is in response to this mounting pressure and backlash.

Steven Seagal, Sheriff Sued For 'Overkill' Arrest In Tank

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.08.2012 | Weird News

Steven Seagal is now under siege for allegedly acting above the law -- and we're not just throwing around his movie titles. The 59-year-old action ...

Joe Arpaio Needs to Go

Paul Penzone | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Penzone

First, Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 'birther' investigation was about the politics. Now, it's apparently about the money. Either way, Arpaio's latest pastime is an affront to hardworking taxpayers who simply want a sheriff who enforces the law and pursues criminals -- not abuses the office.

Birther Bribery: Is WorldNetDaily Trying to Influence Joe Arpaio?

Terry Krepel | Posted 04.29.2012 | Media
Terry Krepel

WorldNetDaily's Jerome Corsi is violating journalistic ethics by playing both sides of the fence -- writing about an investigation he not only instigated but participated in.

Cristina Costantini

Woman Shackled During Childbirth Sues Sheriff Joe Arpaio | Cristina Costantini | Posted 12.22.2011 | Latino Voices

Two years ago today Miriam Mendiola-Martinez gave birth while in police custody, after being arrested for using false documents to obtain work. She sa...

Migrants' Rights Are Human Rights! Take Local Police Out of Immigration Enforcement

Bill Quigley | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Bill Quigley

As we begin a new year, let's take a step forward toward recognizing the fundamental human rights of all people. The United States must change course.

Con Games: Sheriffs, Guns, and Whammo

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

In the Wild West -- out here in Colorado, Arizona, and other homes where the buffaloes roam -- some of the Wyatt Burps in the region are turning a tempest into a Tea Party.

Sheriff Arpaio Subject of Federal Grand Jury Inquiry

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

[Sheriff] Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas angered many in the legal community when they filed a federal RICO (racketeering) lawsuit against many of their political opponents...

AZ Sheriff Plans to Bus "Illegals" to the Border after DHS Authority Revoked

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Despite recently losing authority over agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Tuesday that he will "continue to crack down on illegal immigration" by enforcing state laws.

"Toughest Sheriff in America" Stripped of ICE Agent Status

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

The 287(g) provision has been one of the most controversial aspects of the immigration debate because of allegations that law enforcement officers use 287(g) authorization to investigate the immigration status of individuals who have not committed serious crimes.

Court Orders AZ Sheriff to Stop Forcing Prison Inmates to Pre-Pay for Abortions

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is making headlines again--this time for making inmates pre-pay for the cost of abortions, including security and transportation.

AZ Politician Arrested on 93 Felony Charges, Allegedly Used Campaign Funds as Personal Slush Fund

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

According to the official statement from MCSO, Stapley's response when picked up by officers was, "You've got to be kidding me."

Hunger for Justice in Maricopa

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Crossover Dreams

Although Julio Mora is a U.S. citizen and his dad has a green card, they were arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, on suspicion of being undocumented aliens. The case is commonplace.

"Poster Boy" Of Immigration Enforcement To Be Investigated, Says He Should Be Commended

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

PHOENIX -- The Department of Justice is investigating "America's Toughest Sheriff." Acting Assistant Attorney General Loretta King sent a letter Tuesd...