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Joe Arpaio Calls For Felony Charges Against Jeff Flake's Son

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

(Updates with quotes from Arpaio, lawyer for dog owners) By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Sept 9 (Reuters) - An Arizona sherif...

Mother Of Missing Baby Gabriel Johnson Released From Prison

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

Elizabeth Johnson, an Arizona woman convicted in the Christmastime 2009 disappearance of her son, Gabriel Johnson, has been freed from prison. John...

Why It's More Important Than Ever to Keep an Eye on Health Insurers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

After writing a couple weeks back that we need to keep an eye on profit-hungry health insurers to make sure they are not refusing to pay for medically necessary care, I got a flood of emails and tweets from people with stories to share.

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...

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...

Counties That Send The Most People To Death Row Show A Questionable Commitment To Justice

Radley Balko | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

Last week, I looked at a recent study by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) which finds that the vast majority of executions and death row in...

David Lohr

Firefighters Charge Family Nearly $20,000 After Home Burns Down | David Lohr | Posted 11.11.2013 | Weird News

An Arizona couple recently left homeless when their mobile home burned to the ground couldn't believe their eyes when they received a bill for nearly ...

Joe Arpaio To Fight Racially-Charged Ruling

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Attorneys for hard-line Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a judge's ruling ordering the appointment of a monitor to...

Buy It, and They Will Come: How Land Grows People

Anita Verma-Lallian | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Anita Verma-Lallian

I recently had the privilege of meeting Judd Herberger, a family name that is well known in all of Arizona. While I had attended performances at the H...

With Liberty and Justice for All? Not in Maricopa County

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 09.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Christina M. Martínez

Looking within my home state, I am reminded of how far we have to go to fully actualize the dream that generations of leaders like our Founding Fathers, Dr. King, and thousands of others have fought so hard to make a reality.

WATCH: Jails Go Vegetarian

Posted 09.26.2013 | Crime

A jail going vegetarian almost sounds like a progressive move -- perhaps the Meatless Mondays folks have made a strong impression? But no, Sheriff...

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. ...

Defunding 287(g) Can Not Come Soon Enough

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

A federal judge in Arizona recently held that Sheriff Arpaio and his Deputies have engaged in racial profiling against Latinos in Maricopa County. Th...

"Joe's Law" Gets the Boot: A Lawyer for the Plaintiffs Explains

Andre Segura | Posted 07.31.2013 | Latino Voices
Andre Segura

While Sheriff Arpaio declared in a pre-recorded video statement posted May 29 that he would appeal, we remain confident that the court's extensive and detailed findings of fact and law are indisputable.

Joe Arpaio Recall Bid Falls Flat

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX — A campaign to force a recall election against the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix failed on Thursday after recall organizer...

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 ...

Kids' Bath-Time Photos Cause Couple Grief With Walmart

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

An Arizona couple awaits an appeals court ruling that could end a long battle against Walmart over bath-time photographs of their daughters, ABC News ...

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...

Arpaio Supporters Assail Takedown Effort

UPI | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

Opponents of efforts to recall Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio are criticizing the role of out-of-state resources in the campaign....

The Jail With The Most Immigration Detainers Is...

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.26.2013 | Latino Voices

A Maricopa County jail holds the title for most immigration holds. ICE put more detainers on inmates over the last four years in Maricopa County...

Man Arrested For Sending Arpaio Death Threat

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio might want to watch his back -- and his Facebook feed. Ignacio Carbajal, an Arizona resident, was arrested Tues...

Controversial Arpaio Program Locked And Loaded

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX — The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix has launched a plan to have as many as 500 armed volunteers patrol areas just outside schools in ...

Arpaio Dispatches Armed Volunteer Posses To Patrol Schools

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's armed volunteer posses are set to begin patrolling areas around Phoenix, Ariz. schools on Monday, more than a wee...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias Crime Scene Photos (GRAPHIC) | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Prosecutors in the trial of Jodi Arias have entered dozens of graphic crime scene photos into evidence during her murder trial. Photos of the location...