Friday, May 24, 2024

“America’s Toughest Sheriff” Wins Sixth Term

The same night that President Barack Obama won re-election for his second term, America’s self-proclaimed “Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio of Arizona, was reelected for his sixth term as Sheriff of Maricopa County. Arpaio defeated his Democratic challenger Paul Penzone with 53% of the votes. An unofficial tally reports that Arpaio was 11 points ahead of […]

Arpaio Kicked Out of Federal Immigration Enforcement Program

The findings by the U.S. Justice Department that Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the civil rights of Latinos in his pursuit of undocumented immigrants have led to the expulsion of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office from a federal immigration enforcement program. The program, part of the Department of Homeland Security, allows trained deputies to enforce immigration […]

Large Disparities in Noncriminal Deportations under US Program to Deport Criminal Undocumented Immigrants in Some Parts of Country

Up to a quarter of undocumented immigrants deported under Secure Communities, a federal program that is meant to identify criminals who are in the country illegally, had a clean criminal record and in some areas more than half of deportees had never been convicted of a crime, according to government statistics. In Maryland’s Prince George’s […]

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Lawsuit From Justice Department

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Thursday after his failure to cooperate with the federal government on an investigation looking into allegations that his practices discriminate against Hispanics. The Justice Department, which has been investigating Arpaio for over a year, is calling the sheriff’s refusal to hand over […]