Justice Dept. Plans to Sue Arizona Sheriff Arpaio

Walter Berry Associated Press via ABC News 5/10/2012

Federal authorities said Wednesday that they plan to sue Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office over allegations of civil rights violations, including the racial profiling of Latinos.

The U.S. Justice Department has been seeking an agreement requiring Arpaio’s office to train officers in how to make […]

Cop killing in Arizona connected to Fast and Furious?

Anthony Martin Conservative Examiner 1/9/2012

Yesterday morning at 4 a.m. in Maricopa County, Arizona a veteran sheriff’s deputy was shot to death with a high-powered rifle after responding to a report of a burglary at a strip mall in Anthem, near Interstate Highway 17. Deputies at the scene say that the perpetrator came out of […]

Obama’s Transparent Hypocrisy in Harassing Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio

“the likelihood that any given person of Mexican ancestry is an alien is high enough to make Mexican appearance a relevant factor, but, standing alone, it does not justify stopping all Mexican-Americans to ask if they are aliens.”

Tom Tancredo Gulag Bound 1/10/2012

As part of the Obama administration’s lawsuit against Arizona’s new […]

Arpaio resignation demanded by Latino leaders

Hayley Ringle The Arizona Republic 12/27/2011

Local Latino community leaders and activists called for the resignation of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Monday and asked that his officers change their tactics and stop what they call racial profiling.

Antonio Bustamante, a civil-rights attorney and director of Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association, said federal […]

Feds say Arpaio violated civil rights

Jacques Billeaud Associated Press via Yahoo! News 12/15/2011

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government issued a scathing report Thursday that outlines how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols based on […]